U.S. appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to revive student debt plan

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday declined to put on hold a Texas judge’s ruling that said President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was unlawful. The New Orleans-based 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Biden administration’s request to pause a … Read more

Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in U.S. Capitol attack plot

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, and another leader of the right-wing group, were found guilty on Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for the attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, an important win for Justice Department. The verdicts against Rhodes and four co-defendants, after three days of deliberations by … Read more

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former US President, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Slightly over 15 million … Read more

Elon Musk starts Twitter poll on whether to bring back Trump

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk started a Twitter poll late on Friday asking followers to vote on whether to reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s account on the platform, with early results showing roughly 60% voting yes. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, a Latin phrase that roughly means meaning “the voice of the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE How FTX bought its way to become the ‘most regulated’ crypto exchange

FTX bought a 10% stake in IEX with an option to acquire 100% FTX spent $2 billion on ‘acquisitions for regulatory purposes’ Documents show FTX saw its regulatory status as a way of luring new capital from major investors Nov 18 (Reuters) – Before it collapsed this month, FTX stood apart from many rivals in … Read more

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration ruled on Thursday that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity from a lawsuit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, drawing immediate condemnation from the slain journalist’s former fiancee. Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in October 2018 by Saudi agents in the Saudi consulate in … Read more

Republicans win U.S. House majority, setting stage for divided government

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Republicans were projected to win a majority in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting the stage for two years of divided government as President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party held control of the Senate. The victory gives Republicans the power to reign in Biden’s agenda, as well as to … Read more

North Korea fires missile, vows ‘fiercer’ responses to U.S., allies

SEOUL, Nov 17 (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Thursday as it warned of “fiercer military responses” to US efforts to boost its security presence in the region with its allies, saying Washington is taking a “gamble it will regret “. South Korea’s military said the ballistic missile was launched from the … Read more

Trump launches 2024 U.S. presidential run, getting jump on rivals

PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov 15 (Reuters) – Donald Trump, who has mounted relentless attacks on the integrity of US voting since his 2020 election defeat, on Tuesday launched a bid to regain the presidency in 2024, aiming to pre-empt potential Rival Republicans. Seeking a potential rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden, Trump made his announcement … Read more

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Zelenskiy urges world leaders to push for peace now Ukraine PM says Russia’s Kherson defeat time to end war Zelenskiy welcomes US-China no nuclear threat comment Kherson residents recount abuse by Russian forces KHERSON, Ukraine, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday urged world leaders to back a plan to end the … Read more