Pence: Mike Pence ordered to testify against Donald Trump in Jan 6 attack probe – Times of India

WASHINGTON: A US judge has ordered former vice president Mike Pence to testify about his conversations with Donald Trump Leading up to the 2021 assault on the Capitol, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday.Washington’s Chief Judge James Boasberg reportedly ruled that Pence should have to provide answers to a federal grand jury on any questions … Read more

‘No impunity’ for migrant detention center fire: Mexico president

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged there will be “no impunity” for those responsible for a fire at a detention center that left dozens of migrants dead, as rights groups demand answers and call for accountability for this week’s fatal blaze. “We will not hide anything and there will be no impunity,” Lopez … Read more

Nashville: WATCH: Video shows Nashville police search school, fire at shooter | World News – Times of India

NASHVILLE: Nashville Police released video on Tuesday from a body-worn camera that shows a team of officers entering and searching an elementary school, then confronting and opening fire on an assailant who had murdered three children and three adults in the latest school shooting to roil the nation.The dramatic, six-minute video supplements an earlier release, … Read more

Ireland: UK raises terror threat level in Northern Ireland ahead of Biden visit – Times of India

LONDON: The UK government raised the terrorism threat level in Northern Ireland to “severe” on Tuesday, ahead of an expected visit by US President Joe Biden to mark the 25th anniversary of a landmark peace accord.The domestic spy agency MI5 judged that the risk of an attack had gone from “substantial” to “severe”, meaning an … Read more

Biden calls for assault weapons ban after Nashville shooting | News24

US President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban after six people, including three children, were killed in a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, the White House said. “We have to do more to stop gun violence. It’s ripping our communities apart,” Biden said at the White House. “I … Read more

Biden bans US govt use of malicious commercial spyware – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden signed a ban Monday on government use of commercial spyware technology like the controversial Pegasus program, citing its use for political oppression in countries around the world.The white house said commercial spyware poses a distinct intelligence threat to the United States and has been found on the phones of 50 … Read more

Biden holds second democracy summit amid doubts over progress. News24

US President Joe Biden PHOTO: Omar Marques/Getty Images World leaders will gather virtually this week for the second US-organized Summit for Democracy. The event involves 120 countries, civil society groups and technology companies and will include strategically important nations where rights groups have expressed concerns about the state of democracy. Rights advocates have praised the … Read more

Joe Biden: China ‘hasn’t yet’ delivered arms to Russia – Times of India

OTTAWA: US President Joe Biden on Friday said he believed China has not sent arms to Russia after President Vladimir Putin’s forces invaded Ukraine.“I’ve been hearing now for the past three months (that) China is going to provide significant weapons to Russia… They haven’t yet. Doesn’t mean they won’t, but they haven’t yet,” he told … Read more

Joe Biden says no sign yet of China sending Russia weapons

Russia’s ex-president Medvedev quotes a threatening 1941 Stalin message to urge more weapons production by Russia’s arms manufacturing industry. China has not yet sent weapons to Russia to replenish stockpiles that have been exhausted due to Moscow’s war in Ukraine, United States President Joe Biden said. “I’ve been hearing now for the past three months … Read more

Biden warns Iran after tit-for-tat strikes in Syria – Times of India

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on friday warned Iran that the United States would “act forcefully” to protect Americans, after the US military carried out air strikes against Iran-backed forces in retaliation for an attack in Syria,Later, officials said that another US service member was wounded on Friday in the latest tit-for-tat strike between Iran-backed forces … Read more

US Senators ask Biden to help ICC with Putin war crimes probe

The US has not agreed to provide information to the ICC out of concern that the court could one day scrutinize US officials. A bipartisan group of United States Senators have asked President Joe Biden to share information with the International Criminal Court (ICC), as it pursues charges of war crimes against Russian President Vladimir … Read more

What the new US-Canada border deal means for asylum seekers

Montreal, Quebec Canada and the United States have announced an agreement that expands their authority to expel asylum seekers who cross the nations’ shared border at unofficial points of entry, drawing condemnation from human rights advocates. The deal, which the Canadian government said would come into effect early on Saturday, effectively extends the so-called Safe … Read more

WATCH | Not a single US lawmaker offered support for TikTok CEO’s reassurances | News24

US lawmakers on Thursday battered TikTok’s chief executive about potential Chinese influence over the platform and said its short videos were damaging children’s mental health, reflecting bipartisan concerns over the app’s power over Americans. CEO Shou Zi Chew’s testimony before Congress did little to assuage US concerns over TikTok’s China-based parent company ByteDance and added … Read more

Tiktok: TikTok CEO to face tough questions amid calls for US ban – Times of India

WASHINGTON: TikTokIts chief executive will face tough questions on Thursday from lawmakers who are convinced the Chinese-owned short video app should be barred for being a potential national security threat to the United States.CEO Shou Zi Chew’s testimony before Congress will also cap a week of actions by the Chinese company aimed at convincing Americans … Read more

Biden signs law declassifying US intel on Covid origin – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law a bill requiring the release of intelligence materials on potential links between the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan,“We need to get to the bottom of Covid-19’s origins…, including potential links to the Wuhan Institute of VirologyBiden … Read more

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