Aug 17, 2017

Chinese propaganda video prompts Indian complaint of racism

China's main state news agency, Xinhua, has released a video online criticizing India in a border dispute that prompted an Indian newspaper to complain of "racist overtones." The English-language video, titled "7 Sins of India," accuses the New Delhi government of illegally entering Chinese territory. ...

Oops? Trump retweets critic saying 'he's a fascist'

/ Aug 15, 2017

Oops? Trump retweets critic saying 'he's a fascist'

U.S. President Donald Trump appears to have mistakenly retweeted a message from one of his critics saying "he's a fascist." Trump deleted his retweet Tuesday after about five minutes, but not before the message sent to his 35 million followers racked up a big response. Trump ...

Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information

/ Aug 5, 2017

Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information

Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump. The nation's top law enforcement official cited no current investigations in ...

Sessions, job security in hand, to vow a new crackdown on leaks

/ Aug 4, 2017

Sessions, job security in hand, to vow a new crackdown on leaks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will detail the Justice Department's efforts to investigate and prosecute intelligence leaks Friday, echoing one of Donald Trump's chief concerns days after getting assurances that the president doesn't plan to fire him. Joined by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Sessions ...

Europe battles Google News over taxing snippets of articles

/ Jul 30, 2017

Europe battles Google News over taxing snippets of articles

A major battle is brewing in Brussels over an EU reform plan that would force internet aggregators such as Google News to pay newspapers for displaying snippets of their articles online. Google is furious at the reform idea, but powerful publishers, including Axel Springer in ...

Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

/ Jul 23, 2017

Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn't be a distraction. Trump announced Friday that he'd ...

Putin tries to woo Russian teens with live TV show

/ Jul 22, 2017

Putin tries to woo Russian teens with live TV show

President Vladimir Putin on Friday took part in a live television show, fielding questions from Russian youngsters in an apparent bid to connect with teenagers who have been flocking to opposition rallies. Putin, his shirt collar unbuttoned, faced his young audience at an educational centre ...