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Trump says Republican convention will not be held in North Carolina

06 June, 2020 10:07 am 10:07 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the Republican National Convention set for August in North Carolina would have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the state’s governor. Trump made the announcement on Twitter hours after Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, rejected Republican demands for … Read More

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Tempers rise as US Senate awaits vote on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

03 March, 2020 9:25 am 9:25 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate hoped to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion (1.69 trillion pounds) emergency package to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but found themselves fending off critics from the right and left who threatened to hold up the bill. Top aides … Read More

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US senator moots ban on TikTok for federal workers, citing Chinese govt tie...

03 March, 2020 9:40 am 9:40 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Josh Hawley said on Wednesday he will introduce legislation banning federal employees from using social media app TikTok on their devices and accused the company of sharing data with the Chinese government. Hawley said the proposed ban would apply to government-issued devices and his comments added to growing tensions between … Read More

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The Crown peddles subversive republican message: royal historian

11 November, 2019 8:58 am 8:58 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Television series “The Crown” might have won millions of fans across the globe with its dramatisation of the life and reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth but one royal historian has accused it of peddling a subversive republican message. The third season of the hit Netflix show was released on Sunday, portraying events … Read More

Harold Brown, US defence chief who built, then strove to contain nuclear we...

01 January, 2019 8:34 am 8:34 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Harold Brown, an advocate of nuclear arms control who as President Jimmy Carter’s defence secretary tried but failed to win US Senate approval of a key treaty with the Soviet Union, has died at age 91, the think tank where he worked said. Brown, a native New Yorker, was the first scientist … Read More

Republican US senator asks FTC to examine Google ads

08 August, 2018 11:18 am 11:18 am

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission to rekindle an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google, and President Donald Trump vowed to fight what he called political censorship by social media companies. Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to FTC … Read More