N.Korea backs Russia’s proclaimed annexations, criticises U.S. ‘double standards’

SEOUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) – North Korea supports Russia’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, accusing the United States of applying “a double standard of gangster type” by interfering in the affairs of other countries. State media KCNA reported on a US-led UN Security Council resolution condemning the proclaimed … Read more

U.S. to curb more tech exports to keep chips from China military -sources

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce new measures this week preventing Chinese companies from accessing high-performance computing technology, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The measures would be aimed at cutting off China’s access to advanced semiconductor technology, the sources said. The New York Times was … Read more

U.S. to send mobile rocket launchers to Ukraine in $625 mln aid package -officials

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to include four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Launchers (HIMARS), munitions, mines and vehicles mine-resistant, said two sources briefed on the $625 million package. Reuters on Monday. The package, expected to be announced as soon as Tuesday, is the first … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Pennsylvania electoral map

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a Republican former congressman’s challenge to a map showing the districts of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as the state’s highest court adopted in place of that established by Republican legislators. Judges refused to hear an appeal of a ruling by Pennsylvania’s highest … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court, which expanded gun rights in a landmark ruling in June, declined on Monday to hear a challenge to a federal ban on devices called “stockpiles.” reserves” that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire. like a machine gun – a gun control measure prompted by a mass shooting … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court turns away dispute between Ukraine and Russian oil company

Oct 3 (Reuters) – Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an offer by the Ukrainian government to avoid paying a $173 million judgment dollars to Russian oil and gas company Tatneft (TATN.MM) as ordered by a Paris-based arbitration panel. Judges reject Ukraine’s appeal against a lower US … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump ally Lindell’s defamation case appeal

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Mike Lindell, a top ally of former President Donald Trump, faces a $1.3 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems Inc accusing him of defamation for pushing false allegations that his voting machines rigged the 2020 presidential election, with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejecting his appeal. Judges rejected an … Read more

Trump staffers not returning White House records, National Archives says

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s administration has not turned over all presidential records and the National Archives will consult with the Justice Department on whether to retrieve them, the agency said. in Congress. On September 13, a congressional panel called for an urgent review by the National Archives and Records Administration … Read more

U.S. and Turkish officials discuss Ukraine and NATO in unannounced meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed Finland’s “progress in joining and Sweden to NATO,” the White House said in a statement. The two men, whose meeting had not been announced to the media beforehand, … Read more

Weighty U.S. Supreme Court term dawns with environmental and race cases

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set to open a new nine-month term on Monday packed with major cases, including race-centric disputes that give members of its conservative majority new opportunities to flex their muscles, with an environmental case first. America’s highest court begins its term each … Read more