Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

Pence says Trump was 'wrong' for dinner with Holocaust denier

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that Donald Trump was “wrong” to recently have dinner with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Florida resort and that the former president should apologize for it. “President Trump was wrong to give a White nationalist, an anti-Semite and … Read more

Rail shutdown: Congress prepares to act after Biden calls on Capitol Hill to ‘immediately’ pass legislation to avert strike

Rail shutdown: Congress prepares to act after Biden calls on Capitol Hill to 'immediately' pass legislation to avert strike

CNN — Democratic leaders say they could act as soon as this week after President Joe Biden on Monday called on Congress to pass legislation “immediately” to warn a rail shutdown by officially adopting a September tentative agreement approved by labor and management leaders. “I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt … Read more

Elon Musk claims Apple has ‘threatened to withhold’ Twitter from its app store

Elon Musk claims Apple has 'threatened to withhold' Twitter from its app store

New York CNN Business — Elon Musk on Monday claimed that Apple has “threatened” to pull Twitter from its iOS app store, a move that could be devastating to the company Musk just acquired for $44 billion. “Apple (AAPL) has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why,” Musk … Read more

Kellyanne Conway meets with January 6 committee

Kellyanne Conway meets with January 6 committee

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection asked Kellyanne Conway, who served in the White House as a senior adviser to then-President Donald Trump, about her conversations with Trump after his election loss in an interview that lasted roughly five hours on Monday, two sources familiar with the committee’s work … Read more

Russia postpones nuclear arms control talks with US, State Department says

Russia postpones nuclear arms control talks with US, State Department says

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is blaming Russia for postponing meetings to discuss a key nuclear arms control agreement between the two countries that were scheduled to begin in Egypt on Tuesday, with a State Department spokesperson saying the decision was made “unilaterally” by Russia. The meetings on the New START Treaty – the … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Arkansas GOP governor says Trump’s meeting with Holocaust denier is ‘very troubling’ and ’empowering’ for extremism

Arkansas GOP governor says Trump's meeting with Holocaust denier is 'very troubling' and 'empowering' for extremism

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s meeting last week with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes was “very troubling” and “empowering” for extremism, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday. “No, I don’t think it’s a good idea for a leader that’s setting an example for the country or the party to meet with (an) … Read more

China’s Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

China's Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

CNN — Chinese authorities said Saturday they would ease a months-long Covid lockdown in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang “in stages”, following protests over a deadly fire at an apartment building in the regional capital of Urumqi. At least 10 people were killed and nine injured when the fire broke out on Thursday, … Read more

Elon Musk says he will broadly restore Twitter accounts which were previously banned

Elon Musk says he will broadly restore Twitter accounts which were previously banned

CNN Business — Elon Musk Thursday said that he will begin restoring most previously banned accounts on Twitter starting next week, in his most wide-reaching move yet to undo the social media platform’s policy of permanently suspending users who repeatedly violated its rules. “The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Amnesty begins next week. … Read more

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

hong kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by … Read more