Biden admin approves potential multibillion-dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

Biden admin approves potential multibillion-dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

CNN — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved and notified Congress of possible multibillion-dollar weapons sales to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The notice of the approval comes just weeks after President Joe Biden met with the leaders of each nation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as he sought to improve relations between … Read more

Alex Jones’ company files for bankruptcy amid Texas trial to award damages to Sandy Hook families

Alex Jones’ company files for bankruptcy amid Texas trial to award damages to Sandy Hook families

New York CNN Business — Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ primary company filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, an unexpected move that comes as a trial is underway in Texas to determine how much in damages he will have to pay the families of two Sandy Hook victims who sued and won a default judgment … Read more

Pence to offer roadmap for conservatives in DC speech Monday, a day ahead of Trump’s return to the nation’s capital

Pence to offer roadmap for conservatives in DC speech Monday, a day ahead of Trump’s return to the nation’s capital

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence will sound very much like a White House hopeful looking to lead his party beyond former President Donald Trump when he touts his “freedom agenda” for the Republican Party in a speech in Washington on Monday evening. Pence will deliver remarks about a proposed conservative agenda at the … Read more

Mike Pence endorses Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona governor’s race

Mike Pence endorses Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona governor’s race

CNN — Mike Pence seems to have decided that the only way past Donald Trump is through Donald Trump. Unlike many of Trump’s would-be 2024 challengers, his former vice president is issuing a direct challenge by endorsing against him in critical races in states that were hotly contested in 2020. Pence’s latest move is an … Read more

Joe Biden defends decision to visit Saudi Arabia: “it is my job to keep our country strong and secure”

Joe Biden defends decision to visit Saudi Arabia: “it is my job to keep our country strong and secure”

Washington, D.C. CNN — President Joe Biden has defended his controversial visit to Saudi Arabia next week, saying the trip is critical to the security of the United States. “As president, it is my job to keep our country strong and secure. We have to counter Russia’s aggression, put ourselves in the best possible position … Read more

China throws media shield around Xi Jinping’s Hong Kong visit

China throws media shield around Xi Jinping’s Hong Kong visit

hong kong CNN Business — Journalists from leading international media organizations, including Reuters and CNN, have been barred from covering official ceremonies during Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong later this week. Xi will be in Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China, and it … Read more

US strikes al Qaeda-affiliated leader in Syria

US strikes al Qaeda-affiliated leader in Syria

CNN — The US carried out a strike in Syria on Monday targeting a senior leader of Hurras al-Din, an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization, according to a statement from US Central Command. The US is “highly confident” that the strike, carried out from a drone, killed Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a US official with knowledge … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell: Prosecutors recommend Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend be sentenced to 30 to 55 years in prison

Ghislaine Maxwell: Prosecutors recommend Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend be sentenced to 30 to 55 years in prison

CNN — Federal prosecutors asked a judge in a court filing Wednesday to sentence Ghislaine Maxwell to 30 to 55 years in prison for sex trafficking a minor and other charges related to a sprawling conspiracy to abuse young girls with the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. “Maxwell was an adult who made his own choices. … Read more

Microsoft says Russia has stepped up cyber espionage against the US and Ukraine allies

Microsoft says Russia has stepped up cyber espionage against the US and Ukraine allies

Washington CNN — Russian intelligence agencies have increased their efforts to hack US and allied government computer networks to gather intelligence since the war in Ukraine began, Microsoft said in new findings published Wednesday. American organizations were the top target of the Russian hacking attempts outside of Ukraine, according to Microsoft, but the alleged Russian … Read more

Prince Charles Rwanda: Clarence House refuses to comment on report that Prince of Wales finds UK’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda ‘appalling’

Prince Charles Rwanda: Clarence House refuses to comment on report that Prince of Wales finds UK’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda ‘appalling’

CNN — Clarence House said it would not comment on what it calls “supposed anonymous private conversations with The Prince of Wales” after British newspaper The Times reported that Prince Charles privately described the UK government’s controversial plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda “appalling.” “He said he was more than disappointed at the policy,” The … Read more