U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle enters a House of Representatives Oversight Committee hearing on the security lapses that allowed an attempted assassination of Republican presidential nominee and former U.S. President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 24, 2024
Secret Service director resigns following Trump shooting
Kimberly Cheatle is stepping down after taking responsibility for security failures at a campaign rally where the former president was shot.
Mahmoud al-Aloul (left), vice chairman of the Central Committee of Palestinian organization and political party Fatah; China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center); and Mussa Abu Marzuk, senior member of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, attend an event in Beijing on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 24, 2024
China brokers Palestinian unity deal, but doubts persist
Analysts say the agreement to form a government in Gaza that Beijing negotiated would prove hard to implement.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 23, 2024
Taking on Trump, Kamala Harris vows to draw on prosecutorial experience
The U.S. vice president has also promised to drive forward laws to protect abortion rights and ban assault rifles, and focus on rebuilding the middle class.
A lone tree stands near a water trough on the outskirts of Walgett, in New South Wales, Australia, in 2018. Energy analysts said high construction costs, plus Australia's lack of nuclear expertise and abundant land and sunshine, make nuclear a less logical choice in the country.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 23, 2024
Nuclear wildcard reignites Australia's climate wars
Ahead of expected polls, the country's federal opposition has unveiled plans to slow the roll-out of renewable energy and build a network for nuclear reactors.
U.S. President Joe Biden will get the first test of how much sway he still retains when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington for a previously planned visit this week.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 23, 2024
Biden looks to project strength abroad despite lame-duck status
Having no electoral pressure may give U.S. President Joe Biden the ability to act more boldly in foreign affairs.
U.S. Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks at her campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 23, 2024
Kamala Harris moves quickly, rallying enough delegates to clinch nomination
The U.S. vice president is set to hold her first campaign rally as a 2024 presidential candidate on Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Scientists drive their snowmobiles cross the arctic during dawn near Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway, on April 10, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 23, 2024
Pentagon to bolster response to China and Russia in Arctic
Measures are needed "to ensure the Arctic does not become a strategic blind spot,” the Defense Department said in its 2024 Arctic Strategy released Monday.

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