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Senator tells MPs Huawei puts US troops at risk

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:26

Senator tells MPs Huawei puts US troops at riskSenator Tom Cotton also claimed that the US, UK and their allies could make superior 5G tech.


'My face exploded': Police firing rubber bullets have wounded and permanently disabled protesters and journalists

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:11

 Police firing rubber bullets have wounded and permanently disabled protesters and journalistsExperts tell Insider that rubber bullets are considered "less lethal" weapons — a "legitimate tool" employed by policemen for decades.


Viral Photo of White House ‘Going Dark’ That Was Shared by Dems Is from Before Trump Presidency

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:10

Viral Photo of White House ‘Going Dark’ That Was Shared by Dems Is from Before Trump PresidencyA viral photo showing the White House with its lights off, shared by numerous Democrats during demonstrations in Washington, D.C., is at least five years old and was edited to make it seem darker, the Associated Press reported on Monday.The image can be found in Getty Image's stock photo collection. The original photo shows the lantern on the White House portico and several lights around the fountain in the lawn as lit, while in the doctored image these lights are blacked out.Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was among those who shared the image, along with Representative Bill Pascrelli (D., N.J.) and former Obama strategist David Axelrod.> Elections matter. https://t.co/77jquAhp1x pic.twitter.com/AM5Z42pzyk> > -- Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2020The New York Times reported that the White House shut its external lights off during demonstrations early Monday morning, while Daily Beast editor Molly Jung-Fast also wrote that the lights were down. In fact, the lights at the White House are turned off at 11 p.m. every night.> As someone who has done many late night live shots, the lights at the White House go off every night around 11 p.m.> > -- Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 1, 2020The AP noted that other Twitter users claimed that the president had been moved to a bunker on Sunday night, and that the lights going off had signaled the move. This was not the case, although Trump was reportedly moved to the bunker on Friday night.Protesters and Rioters gathered outside the White House throughout the weekend, leading Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday to declare a two-day curfew beginning at 7 p.m. The president addressed the nation on Monday night with police dispersing demonstrators just outside the White House fence."“I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson, and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights," Trump said in his address. "These are not acts of peaceful protest. These are acts of domestic terror."


Why South Korea Is Breaking The Bank To Build Its KF-X Stealth Fighter

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:00

Why South Korea Is Breaking The Bank To Build Its KF-X Stealth FighterIt's an expensive aircraft.


New Russian policy allows use of atomic weapons against non-nuclear strike

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:53

New Russian policy allows use of atomic weapons against non-nuclear strikePresident Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy, which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation’s critical government and military infrastructure.


Iranian 'spy' scientist flies home after release from US prison, raising hopes of prisoner swap

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:47

Iranian 'spy' scientist flies home after release from US prison, raising hopes of prisoner swapThe families of British dual nationals imprisoned by Iran today criticised the Foreign Office for “complete inaction” in trying to secure their release, as an Iranian scientist previously jailed by the US was allowed to fly home. A plane carrying Sirous Asgari took off early this morning and was on its way back to Tehran to bring him home, Iran’s foreign minister announced, raising hopes of a potential prisoner swap for Western dual nationals in Iran. Mr Asgari was accused by a US court in 2016 of stealing trade secrets while on an academic visit to Ohio, where he visited a university working on projects for the US Navy. However, the 59-year-old scientist from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, was acquitted in November when an American judge dismissed the case against him. Several British, US and other dual nationals remain imprisoned or on temporary release in Iran, typically on controversial charges of espionage. They include British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, jailed in 2016, and retired engineer Anoosheh Ashoori, 66, who has been held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison since August 2017. Both the US Department of Homeland Security and the Iranian Foreign Ministry today denied reports that Mr Asgari’s release was part of a prisoner swap, but such arrangements have been made in the past, despite the breakdown in diplomatic relations between Washington and Tehran.


For most churchgoers, controversy between religious freedom and public health is not real

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:38

For most churchgoers, controversy between religious freedom and public health is not realAmid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, partisans and our political process may be turning the freedom of religion into a threat to public health.


Exclusive: Trump Administration Denied Iran Coronavirus Prisoner Swap

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:22

 Trump Administration Denied Iran Coronavirus Prisoner Swap“The United States has tried to deport Sirous Asgari since December 2019, but the Iranian government repeatedly has held up the process,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told the National Interest. “As the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today, Mr. Asgari is not and has never been a participant in any prisoner swap with Iran."


Biden blasts removal of protesters so Trump could be photographed in front of a church

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:16

Biden blasts removal of protesters so Trump could be photographed in front of a churchOn Tuesday, Joe Biden, former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, criticized President Trump for the clearing-out of protesters with tear gas near the White House on Monday evening so the president could be photographed in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church.


Vegas officer on life support after attack during protests

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:15

Vegas officer on life support after attack during protestsA police officer was on life support Tuesday after being shot during a protest on the Las Vegas Strip, the latest in a handful of attacks on police amid demonstrations across the country over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The 29-year-old officer in Las Vegas was shot as police tried to disperse a large crowd of protesters in front of a casino shuttered because of the coronavirus. At about the same time and less than three miles (4.8 kilometers) away, police outside a federal courthouse shot a protester who was wearing a black tactical vest and armed with two handguns and a rifle.


Philippine exit from key US military pact 'suspended'

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:10

Philippine exit from key US military pact 'suspended'The Philippines has told the United States it is suspending its bid to break off a key military pact, the two allies said Tuesday in a sharp turnaround of President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign policy. Duterte in February gave notice to Washington he was axing the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) after accusing the US of interference in his internationally condemned narcotics crackdown. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said Tuesday the plan has been put on hold for at least six months.


Cuomo lashes out at New York mayor and police after night of violence sees Macy's looted

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:09

Cuomo lashes out at New York mayor and police after night of violence sees Macy's lootedManhattan’s flagship Macy’s store was among dozens of businesses hit by looters on Monday evening, as a nighttime curfew in New York failed to prevent widespread looting in the city.While peaceful protests and marches over the police killing of George Floyd were taking place across the city, roving groups caused chaos in Midtown, smashing their way into shops and stealing merchandise.


Putin signs Russia's nuclear deterrent policy

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:01

Putin signs Russia's nuclear deterrent policyPresident Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia's nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation's critical government and military infrastructure. In line with Russian military doctrine, the new document reaffirms that the country could use nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear attack or an aggression involving conventional weapons that “threatens the very existence of the state.”


UK warns China: do not destroy the jewel of Hong Kong

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:34

 do not destroy the jewel of Hong Kong

China’s parliament last week approved a decision to create laws for Hong Kong to curb sedition, secession, terrorism and foreign interference. Mainland security and intelligence agents may be stationed in the city for the first time.

“There is time for China to reconsider, there is a moment for China to step back from the brink and respect Hong Kong’s autonomy and respect China’s own international obligations,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament.

Hong Kong fell to sixth place from third in the latest ranking of global financial centres, according to the Z/Yen global financial centres index, behind New York, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore. It was Asia’s top hub in 2019.

Raab said the security law was in breach of the “one country, two systems” principle enshrined in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, and also conflicted with Article 23 of China’s own basic law.

If it goes ahead, Raab said the United Kingdom will form an alliance of countries to resist China, whose $14 trillion economy dwarfs every Western economy apart from the United States, which has a $21.4 trillion economy.


Mumbai bracing for the 'first cyclone in years'

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:27

Mumbai bracing for the 'first cyclone in years'India's financial capital, which has been missed by many major storms, braces for Cyclone Nisarga.


An 'ANTIFA' Twitter account that called for looting 'white hoods' was actually run by white nationalist group Identity Evropa

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:18

An 'ANTIFA' Twitter account that called for looting 'white hoods' was actually run by white nationalist group Identity EvropaTwitter said this isn't the first time that users linked to Identity Evropa have created fake accounts to spread "hateful content."


China's Navy Is Testing Out Its its First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:37

China's Navy Is Testing Out Its its First Indigenous Aircraft CarrierIt's all a part of the PLAN.


D.C. police officer to protesters: 'If I didn't think change was possible, I would just give up'

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:35

 'If I didn't think change was possible, I would just give up'Hours into the mandatory curfew in Washington, D.C., several police officers were recorded engaging in peaceful dialogue with protesters. While remaining in opposition to the extended protests over George Floyd's death, one officer appeared to commiserate with protesters' desire to seek change.


New York protests: Video shows NYPD officer being attacked in the Bronx

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:35

 Video shows NYPD officer being attacked in the BronxA video has emerged online appearing to show a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer being attacked by several people in the Bronx, New York, on Monday amidst the George Floyd protests.The footage, which was tweeted by the city’s Sergeant’s Benevolent Association appears to show an NYPD officer struggling on the ground with someone.


George Floyd protests: NYC mayor Bill de Blasio ‘proud’ of daughter after she is arrested

Yahoo News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:29

 NYC mayor Bill de Blasio ‘proud’ of daughter after she is arrestedNew York City mayor Bill de Blasio has told reporters that he is proud of his daughter, Chiara de Blasio, for getting arrested at a George Floyd protest over the weekend.Ms de Blasio was arrested on Saturday, at a protest at East 12th Street in Manhattan, for “unlawful assembly,” according to NBC News.


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