Trump tells U.S. depts to pare procurement from China

Bid to thwart attempts to infiltrate U.S. IT networks. In another action against China days before he leaves office, U.S. President Donald Trump directed government departments to look at ways to minimise procurement of Chinese goods and services to reduce the risks from espionage, his national security adviser said. In a statement on Friday, Robert […]


U.S. voids restrictions on diplomatic contacts with Taiwan

The Trump administration has sought to strengthen bilateral relations with Taiwan. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Saturday that the State Department is voiding longstanding restrictions on how U.S. diplomats and others have contact with their counterparts in Taiwan, another move that is expected to upset China as the Trump administration winds to […]


No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

Officer Rusten Sheskey’s shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23, captured on bystander video, turned the nation’s spotlight on Wisconsin A Wisconsin prosecutor announced on Tuesday that he will not file criminal charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha last summer, leaving him paralyzed and setting […]


The Hindu Explains | All Eyes on Georgia

The Georgia elections are especially significant this year as the outcome determines which party will control the U.S. Congress for the next two years. Why is Georgia holding elections? The state of Georgia is holding run-off (re-race) elections on January 5 for its two seats in the U.S. Senate, a day after the 117th Congress […]


Philippines to prohibit entry of US travellers from Sunday

The Philippines will prohibit the entry of foreign travellers from the United States from Sunday after the more infectious new variant of the coronavirus was detected in Florida. The travel ban, lasting until January 15, covers those who have been to the United States within 14 days preceding arrival in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte’s […]


Killing of unarmed Black man sparks fresh outrage in U.S.

Officer’s violation cost an innocent man his life: police chief The fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man by police in Columbus, Ohio — the U.S. city’s second such killing this month — sparked a fresh wave of protests on Thursday against racial injustice and police brutality in the country. Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was […]