Graham on Harris: ‘No Issue’ as to Whether She’s a US Citizen

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said there is no debate about whether Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is an American citizen after there were claims online that she might not be able to serve as Joe Biden’s vice president. “There are plenty of issues to find disagreement with @KamalaHarris regarding her record as Senator or as a […]

Poland Offers New Support for Belarus Civil Society, Media

WARSAW—Poland will seek to further support its neighbor Belarus by opening its borders and labor market while providing financial support to civil society, Poland’s Prime Minister said on Friday, after a violent crackdown on post-election protests. The protests in Belarus pose the biggest challenge yet to strongman President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year rule. The protesters accuse […]

Sichuan’s Poorest City Loses Swaths of Farmland and Billions of Dollars in Abandoned Projects 

A real estate business report published by Chinese social media platform Weibo on Aug. 9 revealed that the poorest city in Sichuan Province is struggling with completing many unfinished projects, leading to the waste of thousands of acres of fertile farmland and loss of billions of funds. Bazhong in Sichuan is considered a fourth-tier city. […]

Sen. Tester Presses USPS Following Reports of Removed Mailboxes

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) this week wrote to the head of the U.S. Postal Service, demanding answers on reports of removed mailboxes. “I write today regarding reports of United States Postal Service (USPS) collection boxes being removed from numerous communities in Montana,” Tester wrote in a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “If true, this […]

Uyghur Group Urges IOC to Move 2022 Winter Games From Beijing

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the largest overseas Uyghur organization, has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reconsider its decision to hold the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing in light of the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang region. In a formal complaint to the IOC’s Ethics Commission, the WUC said the IOC had […]

Postal Workers’ Union Endorses Joe Biden for President

One of the largest U.S. Postal Service (USPS) workers’ unions announced it would endorse presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for vice president. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) said in a statement Friday that “on behalf of nearly 300,000 active and retired letter carriers, we are proud to […]

US Extends Travel Restrictions at Northern, Southern Borders

The United States on Friday said it reached agreements with Mexico and Canada to extend travel restrictions at shared borders. The restrictions will last well into September, acting U.S. Homeland Security Department Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement on Twitter. “We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow the spread […]

Trump Arrives at NYC Hospital to Visit Ailing Brother

President Donald Trump arrived at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City on Friday afternoon after his brother, Robert Trump, was hospitalized. The White House confirmed Robert Trump’s hospitalization, while the president confirmed it in a news conference earlier in the day. “I have a wonderful brother, we’ve had a great relationship […]

Canada Should Join Allies to Coordinate a Global Response to Hong Kong Crisis, Says British Rights Advocate

Canada should work with other like-minded countries to coordinate a global response to the situation in Hong Kong, says Benedict Rogers, a British human rights advocate and chair of Hong Kong Watch. “This is an idea put forward by seven former British foreign secretaries,” Rogers said during a Special Committee on Canada-China Relations teleconference on […]

Trump Pitches Capital Tax Cut to 15 Percent, Biden’s Rate Is More Than Double

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would like to see the capital gains tax slashed to 15 percent, while his rival in the race for the White House, presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden, has called for it to be lifted to a number that would be nearly triple Trump’s proposed tax rate. Trump told […]