• Elections 2020 Mar 20

    Bloomberg Spent Nearly $1 Billion on Failed Presidential Run, FEC Filing Shows

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent more than $875 million on his failed presidential run, Federal Election Commission filings show. According to a filing posted on Friday, Bloomberg spent a total of $875,361,580.88 on his campaign through Feb. 29. The filing showed he transferred more than $936 million of his $61 billion fortune to the campaign through that…

  • Democratic Party Mar 5

    Michael Bloomberg Drops Out of Presidential Race, Endorses Joe Biden

    Despite vowing to stick around until the Democratic Convention over the summer, the former NYC mayor dropped out following a disappointing Super Teusday and threw his support behind Joe Biden. NBC New York’s Melissa Russo reports.

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    China to Suspend US Navy Visits to Hong Kong Over New Law

    China said Monday it will suspend U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy organizations in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting human rights in the semi-autonomous territory. While the nature of the sanctions remained unclear, the move appeared to back up Chinese threats that the U.S. would bear the costs of the decision....

  • China Nov 26, 2019

    Hong Kong Leader Refuses to Give Ground Despite Poll Setback

    Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters despite a local election trouncing, saying Tuesday that she will instead accelerate dialogue and identify ways to address societal grievances. Lam said the central government in Beijing didn’t blame her for the election outcome that gave the pro-democracy bloc a landslide victory with 90 percent of...

  • China Nov 20, 2019

    Last Campus Protesters Hold out as Hong Kong Schools Reopen

    Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and secondary classes resumed. Workers began cleaning up debris blocking a major road tunnel, but it was unclear...

  • European Union Oct 25, 2019

    Morales Declares Victory in Bolivia Without Final Vote Count

    President Evo Morales on Thursday declared himself victor of the weekend election without a final vote tally, stirring more anger among foes who have protested for days claiming fraud in the vote count, while the U.S., Brazil, Argentina and Colombia joined in calling for Bolivia to hold a runoff between the incumbent and his top challenger. Electoral authorities, meanwhile, announced...

  • transportation Sep 22, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Trample Chinese Flag, Set Street Fires

    Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized two subway stations and set at least two street fires on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. The day’s action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new twist, folded paper “origami” cranes that they tied onto a large rigging they assembled in...

  • Democratic Party Aug 31, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Storm Subway With Batons as Protests Rage

    Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs at government headquarters and set fires in the streets on Saturday, while police stormed a subway car and hit passengers with batons and pepper spray in scenes that seem certain to inflame tensions further in a city riven by nearly three months of pro-democracy demonstrations. Police had denied permission for a march to...

  • Associated Press Aug 11, 2019

    Tear Gas Fired in Hong Kong With No End in Sight to Protests

    Police fired tear gas Sunday inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrations. Protesters hurled bricks at officers and ignored warnings to leave before tear gas was deployed in the Sham Shui Po area, police said, calling a march there an “unauthorized assembly.” Nearby, protesters wearing gas...

  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2018

    South Africa Blasts Trump Over Racially Divisive Tweet

    South Africa’s government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into alleged seizures of white-owned farms and the “large scale killing of farmers” in the country, an assertion it said was false and “only seeks to divide our nation and remind us of our colonial past.” South Africa is in...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    'Divided States of America': Anti-Trump Protests Continue in US Cities

    Anti-Trump demonstrators took to the streets in several cities across the country for a second day of protests against the president-elect, who returned to Twitter Thursday evening to accuse them of being “incited by the media.” “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very Unfair!” Donald Trump tweeted Thursday...

  • Chief Apr 22, 2018

    Islamic State Suicide Bomber Kills 57 in Afghan Capital

    An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials from the Afghan interior and public health ministries. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said that among 57 who were killed in the attack, 22 were women and eight...

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