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US sanctions Russian government institution tied to malware

US sanctions Russian government institution tied to malware

The US Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions on a Russian government research institution linked to a malware system “designed specifically to target and manipulate industrial safety systems.” Friday’s sanctions are not related to election interference and the designation was made under a section of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). According to…MORE

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce ‘right’ to abortion

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce ‘right’ to abortion

The US has joined a group of largely repressive governments in co-sponsoring an international declaration that challenges the right to an abortion. The Geneva Consensus Declaration, sponsored by Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda and signed by more than 30 countries during a virtual international ceremonial on Thursday, aims, among other goals, to affirm the…MORE

Joe Biden maintains big cash advantage in campaign’s waning days

Joe Biden maintains big cash advantage in campaign’s waning days

Former Vice President Joe Biden and aligned Democratic committees maintained a substantial cash advantage of more than $107 million over President Donald Trump and his political operation in the final weeks of the campaign, according to a new round of filings that capture last-minute fundraising and spending. And the reports show Biden outspending the President…MORE

Trump announces that Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations

Trump announces that Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations

President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize relations — a foreign policy achievement for the incumbent president less than two weeks before the US presidential election. “President @realDonaldTrump has announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalization of relations— another major step toward building peace in the…MORE

Fact check: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking

Fact check: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that he “never said I oppose fracking” when pressed by President Donald Trump on the issue during Thursday night’s presidential debate. “You said it on tape,” Trump replied. Facts First: It’s false that Biden never said he opposed fracking. In two Democratic primary debates, Biden made confusing remarks over…MORE

Stimulus negotiations latest: Hopes for a deal seem dim

Stimulus negotiations latest: Hopes for a deal seem dim

The week started with a self-imposed deadline, and it appears it will end without a stimulus deal. After fits and starts, the negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the White House’s chief negotiator, have hit another roadblock with aides behind the scenes telling CNN that while the prospects for a…MORE

US embassy in Turkey warns of potential terror attack threat in Istanbul

US embassy in Turkey warns of potential terror attack threat in Istanbul

The US Mission in Turkey issued a warning to American citizens Friday of a potential terror attack threat in Istanbul and elsewhere in the country. The US Mission “has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against US citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, including against the US Consulate General, as well as…MORE

CNN Poll: Biden wins final presidential debate

CNN Poll: Biden wins final presidential debate

Joe Biden did a better job in the final debate on Thursday according to a CNN Instant Poll of debate watchers. Overall, 53% of voters who watched the debate said that Biden won the matchup, while 39% said that President Donald Trump did. Viewers once again said that Biden’s criticisms of Trump were largely fair…MORE

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