Biden Praised Kissinger in Life, Offers Measured Reaction on His Death

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As Senate Foreign Relations Chair, Joe Biden offered effusive praise of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger when the veteran diplomat spoke to Congress in 2007. Kissinger’s name is “synonymous with effective diplomacy, effective American diplomacy, and, I think few would argue with the fact, one of the best strategic minds … Read more

US Judge Blocks Montana From Banning TikTok Use in State

[ad_1] (Reuters) – A U.S. judge late on Thursday blocked Montana’s first-of-its kind state ban on the use of short-video sharing app TikTok from taking effect on Jan. 1. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy issued a preliminary injunction to block the ban on the Chinese-owned app, saying the state ban “oversteps state power and infringes … Read more

Russian National Pleads Guilty to US Cybercrime Charges

[ad_1] (Reuters) – A Russian national who was extradited to the United States from South Korea earlier this year pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges stemming from his role in a cybercriminal organization, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Prosecutors say Vladimir Dunaev, 40, was a member of a cybercriminal organization that deployed a … Read more

Biden Backers Rev up Write-In Campaign in New Hampshire to Avoid Loss

[ad_1] (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s name will not be on New Hampshire’s primary ballot, but top Democrats are organizing a shoe-string, write-in campaign aimed at preventing an embarrassing loss for the president that might fuel concerns about his 2024 election prospects. Thousands of voters have already committed to the effort along with county and … Read more

Canada Reaches Deal to Buy Boeing Surveillance Aircraft for $5.9 Billion

[ad_1] OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada and the United States have finalized a deal to buy up to 16 Boeing Poseidon aircraft as part of a C$10.4 billion ($7.7 billion) project to replace the country’s aging fleet of Aurora military surveillance planes, the Canadian Defence Ministry said on Thursday. The investment includes up to $5.9 billion … Read more

US Senators to Be Briefed on Ukraine, Israel Aid on Tuesday -Senate Aide

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A classified briefing for all U.S. senators on Ukraine, Israel and elements of the national security supplemental funding package requested by President Joe Biden will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 5, Senate aides said on Thursday. The briefers will include Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, … Read more

Trump’s Gag Order Reinstated by Court in NY Civil Fraud Case

[ad_1] NEW YORK (Reuters) -A New York appellate court on Thursday reinstated a gag order that barred former U.S. President Donald Trump and his lawyers from making public statements about court staff in an ongoing civil fraud trial case, court records showed. Justice Arthur Engoron imposed the gag order on Oct. 3 after Trump accused … Read more

Yellen Tours North Carolina Lithium Plant to Bolster Biden’s Case on US Economy

[ad_1] By David Lawder and Howard Schneider (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen travels to North Carolina on Thursday to tout hundreds of billions of dollars worth of new clean energy investments enabled by U.S. tax incentives as President Joe Biden struggles to win voter credit for their benefits. Yellen will tour a Livent … Read more

Republican DeSantis Faces Risks in Debate Against Democrat Newsom Amid Struggling US Presidential Bid

[ad_1] By Tim Reid and Alexandra Ulmer (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Ron DeSantis will use a televised debate against California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday night to try to prove he’s the best Republican to take on President Joe Biden in next year’s election. The square-off with Newsom, a prominent Biden ally who … Read more

US Senate Democrats Expected to Vote on Supreme Court Ethics Subpoenas

[ad_1] By John Kruzel and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Democrats are expected on Thursday to vote on authorizing subpoenas to a pair of influential conservatives with ties to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of an ethics inquiry spurred by reports of undisclosed largesse directed to some conservative justices. The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary … Read more