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New York Governor Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Second Woman

A second ex-employee of powerful New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment, charges the governor denied on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Biden's $1.9tn Covid relief bill passes House vote

President Joe Biden's $1.9tn (£1.4tn) relief plan to help Americans during the Covid pandemic has been approved in the House of Representatives.

Home Office calls out Nigel Farage for 'incorrect' Covid migrant claims

Nigel Farage has been left red-faced after the Home Office called him out over a tweet claiming 12 migrants tested positive for coronavirus when they arrived at Dover.

US activists condemn Boris Johnson’s voter ID plan, accuse him of copying Trump

As Boris Johnson prepares to introduce voter ID laws in the UK, US activist groups such as the ACLU have spoken out against the proposal, comparing its proponents to Donald Trump and warning it would “suppress the vote.”

ByteDance reaches $92 million settlement with U.S. TikTok users over data privacy concerns

Under the proposed terms of the agreement, TikTok will no longer collect or store a user's biometric information, including facial characteristics, or track users' GPS data. The company will also be prohibited from storing U.S. user data in databases outside of the country.

A new UN report urges a radical shift in the way we think about nature

The United Nations released a report Thursday on the health of the planet that proposes a radical shift in the way mankind thinks about it.

Justin Trudeau looks forward to working with President Biden: 'It's great to see America re-engage'

"That need to work closely as neighbors continues," Trudeau said. "But now it continues with an administration with whom we have a little more in common."

US Imposes Sanctions, Visa Bans On Saudis For Khashoggi's Killing

Joe Biden's actions in the first weeks of his administration appear aimed at fulfilling campaign promises to realign Saudi ties after critics accused Donald Trump of giving the Arab ally and major oil producer a pass on gross human rights violations.

Ban All Big Mergers. Period.

A simple law would stop the U.S. government from rubber-stamping corporate consolidation.

Huawei’s Meng takes HSBC to court in Hong Kong to seek bank’s papers

The documents lie at the heart of Meng’s defence that she did not mislead HSBC about Huawei’s business dealings with Iran, and that the fraud allegations that form the basis of the US extradition request should be thrown out.

Huawei 2020 revenue ticks up despite US sanctions, chairman says

Huawei has repeatedly denied it poses a security risk.

Huawei unveils folding smartphone with an 8-inch-wide screen

Phone offers crisper visuals, better sound for movies, games

Biden shares report saying Saudi prince backed by Trump ok'd journalist's murder

Joe Biden has shared a report blocked by Donald Trump claiming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the execution of a critical journalist.

Former US Diplomat Urges ‘Serious Repairs’ at Home Before Biden Tries to ‘Trip Up China’

A retired diplomat and academic has urged that the US cannot outcompete China militarily, it can only spark an arms race that will give Beijing a powerful military-industrial complex that will ultimately make both nations poorer in the end.

Rights Groups Blast Biden’s ‘Smart’ Border Wall Idea as ‘Trump’s Wall by Another Name’

The Biden administration speedily rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump’s brick-and-mortar border wall but has proposed its own border barrier based on surveillance technologies, DNA samples, and drones.

Biden's CIA Nominee William Burns Says, China Would Be Biggest Focus If Confirmed

Veteran US diplomat William Burns said China was the main challenge the country faces, echoing views stated by Joe Biden and other top officials of his administration.

Joe Biden Revokes Trump Ban On Many Green Card Applicants

Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year, saying it was needed to protect U.S. workers amid high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.

US Report Likely To Blame Saudi Crown Prince For Khashoggi Killing: Report

The officials said the report, for which the CIA was the main contributor, assessed that the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Khashoggi, whose Washington Post column had criticized the crown prince's policies.

Biden CIA nominee Burns to focus on 'authoritarian adversary' China

President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the CIA, William Burns, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he saw competition with China - and countering its “adversarial, predatory” leadership - as the key to U.S. national security.

U.S. report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince

A declassified version of a U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday finds that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.

The rise and fall of Andrew Cuomo, America's wannabe Covid hero

Democrats need to reckon with the record of politicians on both sides of the aisle who have used Trump, the pandemic, or both to elevate their profile.

"US Will Seek Election To UN Human Rights Council For 2022-24 Term"

"I'm pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the council.

How a wealthy businesswoman moved to a depressed, rural corner of Georgia, won over its voters, and got them to send her to Congress

Majorie Taylor Greene's success is a story of how the wealthy and radical prevail in one of the nation's most conservative districts.

‘Speak for yourself’: Boris Johnson skewered after telling school kids journalists find themselves ‘abusing people’

Boris Johnson is facing swift backlash after he claimed – to a group of school children – that journalists always find themselves “abusing people” and the job made him feel so guilty he left for a more honest career in politics.

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