Biden signs bill to boost U.S. chips, compete with China

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a landmark bill to provide $52.7 billion in subsidies for U.S. semiconductor production and research and strengthen efforts to make the United States more competitive with China’s science and technology efforts. “The future is going to be made in America,” Biden said, calling the … Read more

Trump solicits donations after FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday tried to turn news that the FBI had raided his Florida estate to his advantage, citing the investigation in text messages and emails seeking political donations from his supporters. The unprecedented search marked a significant escalation in the federal investigation into whether Trump … Read more

Russia accuses U.S. of ‘provocative’ weapons inspection move

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov attends a meeting of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Moscow, Russia March 15, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, … Read more

U.S. accuses Chinese company of helping ZTE hide business with Iran

A sign of ZTE is seen at the 2020 China International Trade in Services Fair (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday accused Far East Cable, China’s largest wire and cable maker, of … Read more

No change in U.S. assessment on China timeline for Taiwan, official says

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Washington has not changed its assessment of China’s timetable for a possible military takeover of Taiwan, a senior Pentagon official said on Monday, sticking to previous statements that Beijing has not wouldn’t try to take it in the next two years. China announced new military drills around Taiwan on Monday, … Read more

Taiwanese foreign minister says China drills part of a game-plan for invasion

TAIPEI, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday China was using military drills it launched to protest U.S. President Nancy Pelosi’s visit as a game plan to prepare for an invasion of the autonomous island. Joseph Wu, speaking at a press conference in Taipei, offered no timetable for a possible invasion of … Read more

Group of 23 states tells U.S. court CDC lacks authority to set transit mask rules

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A Florida-led group of 23 state attorneys general told federal court on Monday that the U.S. Centers for Disease … Read more

U.S. airline rules need ‘refresh,’ says transport chief Buttigieg

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg testifies before a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on President Biden’s proposed budget request for the Department of Transportation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, May 3, 2022. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The … Read more

Pakistani militant with $3 million US bounty killed in Afghanistan – sources

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A high-ranking Pakistani militant with a $3 million bounty on his head was killed along with three aides in neighboring Afghanistan, three militant commanders and a senior military official said on Monday. information. Pakistani officials have said the death of Abdul Wali, also known as Omar Khalid Khurasani, could … Read more

U.S. to send Ukraine $5.5 billion in new fiscal, military aid

The national flags of Ukraine and the United States fly in the grounds of a police training base outside kyiv, Ukraine May 6, 2016. Picture taken May 6, 2016. REUTERS/ Valentin Ogirenko Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 8 (Reuters) – The United States will send an additional $5.5 billion in … Read more