National Newswatch

Pence calls on Trump to apologize for dinner with antisemite

Nov 28 2022 — — Former Vice President Mike Pence on Monday said Donald Trump “demonstrated profoundly poor judgment” and called on him to apologize after the former president had dinner last week with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West days after launching his third campaign for the White House. “President Trump was wrong […]

Protests over China’s COVID controls spread across country

Nov 27 2022 — — Protests against China’s pervasive anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes spread to Shanghai and other cities after complaints they might have worsened the death toll in an apartment fire in the northwest. Shanghai police used pepper spray against about 300 protesters, according to a witness. They gathered Saturday night to […]

Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapper Ye

Nov 27 2022 — — Former President Donald Trump is renewing attention to his long history of turning a blind eye to bigotry after dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West just days into his third campaign for the White House. Trump had dinner Tuesday at his Mar-a-Lago club with West, who is […]

US FCC bans sales, import of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE

Nov 25 2022 — — The U.S. is banning the sale of communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and restricting the use of some China-made video surveillance systems, citing an “unacceptable risk” to national security. The five-member Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has voted unanimously to adopt new rules that will block the importation or sale […]

Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service, again

Nov 25 2022 — — Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired. It’s the latest change to the social media platform that the billionaire Tesla CEO bought last month for $44 […]

6 people gunned down by shooter at Virginia Walmart, police say

Nov 23 2022 — — A shooter opened fire in a Walmart in Virginia late Tuesday, leaving six people dead, police said, in the second high-profile mass killing in the U.S. in a handful of days. The assailant is also dead. The store in Chesapeake is now safe, Officer Leo Kosinski said in the early hours of Wednesday. The shooting […]

Trump loses U.S. Supreme Court challenge to keep tax returns from Congress

Nov 22 2022 — — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former president Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight. The court, without comment, rejected Trump’s plea for an order that would have prevented the U.S. Treasury Department from giving six years of tax returns for […]

Saudis jubilant after World Cup win over Argentina

Nov 22 2022 — — Saudi Arabia fans at the World Cup were in disbelief after their team shocked Argentina on Tuesday, setting off jubilant scenes in Qatar and the Saudi capital. After one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history, fans flooded the streets outside Lusail Stadium waving green and white Saudi flags. Then they entered a nearby […]

Day 3 at World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia stuns Argentina

Nov 22 2022 — — Day Three at the World Cup is off to a rollicking start as Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the biggest shocks in tournament history by defeating Argentina 2-1. In Monday’s action, England hammered Iran 6-2, Netherlands edged Senegal late 2-0, while Wales and the U.S. played out a 1-1 draw. Here is everything you […]

Veteran shares story of disarming gunman at Colorado LGBTQ2S+ nightclub

Nov 22 2022 — — When U.S. army veteran Rich Fierro realized a gunman was spraying bullets inside the club where he had gathered with friends and family, instincts from his military training immediately kicked in. First he dove to duck any potential incoming fire, and then he moved to try to disarm the shooter. “It’s the reflex. Go! Go […]

Elon Musk’s Twitter reinstates Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Nov 21 2022 — — Elon Musk’s Twitter has reinstated the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, which was banned in January for violating the platform’s COVID misinformation policies at the time. Greene’s reinstatement comes after Musk over the weekend reinstated the account of former President Donald Trump, who was banned in the aftermath of the deadly Jan. […]

All of Russia’s neighbours are in danger, Latvian military chief says

Nov 20 2022 — — All countries neighbouring Russia are currently in danger, according to the assessment of a senior officer from a country currently receiving military support from Canada. After a missile strike killed two people in Poland last week, a consequence of the war raging in Ukraine, Latvia is reminding the world that it, too, is exposed to […]

Musk restores Trump’s Twitter account after online poll

Nov 19 2022 — — Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s account on Twitter on Saturday, reversing a ban that has kept the former president off the social media site since a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress was poised to certify Joe Biden’s election victory. Musk made the announcement in the evening after holding […]

In Pelosi, women admire a leader with calm, cool confidence

Nov 19 2022 — — As they watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi step forward to wrangle an unruly Congress over the years or stare down a bombastic president, many women across the country saw a version of the calm, confident leader they hoped to be themselves. Pelosi, in rooms full of powerful men, was tenacious, tactical, tough. All while being […]