U.S. sanctions Hong Kong, Chinese officials blamed for repression in the city

The Trump administration on Friday targeted 11 Hong Kong officials, including its chief executive, Carrie Lam, for restricting freedoms and undermining the territory’s autonomy. In a step that is certain to further increase tensions between Washington and Beijing, the Treasury…

Canada condemns U.S. tariffs, pledges to retaliate

TORONTO — Canada on Friday hit back against “unnecessary, unwarranted and entirely unacceptable” aluminum tariffs announced by President Trump, saying it will impose retaliatory levies valued at roughly $2.7 billion on a “broad and extensive” list of U.S. goods containing…

A lion or a porcupine? Insecurity drives China’s Xi to take on the world.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve, Chinese leader Xi Jinping predicted his nation could not only attain new heights of domestic prosperity in 2020 but also claim victories in diplomacy. “We have friends in every corner…

GOP women warn of eroding support among female voters amid a ‘gender chasm’

A growing number of Republican women are sounding the alarm about continuing loss of support for President Trump and the GOP among female voters ahead of the November election, warning that the party is in danger of permanently alienating women…

A new nuclear race is underway, 75 years after the U.S. dropped the bomb

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday, along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Three-quarters of a century ago, the United States unleashed…

A new nuclear race is underway, 75 years after the U.S. dropped the bomb

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A new nuclear race is underway, 75 years after the U.S. dropped the bomb

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A new nuclear race is underway, 75 years after the U.S. dropped the bomb

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A new nuclear race is underway, 75 years after the U.S. dropped the bomb

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Gretchen Whitmer met with Joe Biden to discuss vice presidential nomination

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) traveled to Delaware to meet with Joe Biden last weekend as he headed into the final stretch before deciding on a running mate. The Michigan governor has long been among those that Biden has said…