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Kamala Harris will visit Singapore and Vietnam as the White House continues to challenge China

Vice President Kamala Harris makes her way to board a plane before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 14, 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris is poised to travel to Vietnam and Singapore next month. This trip will occur amid ongoing efforts from the Biden administration to check China's growing influence. Harris will be the first vice president in US history to visit Vietnam. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vice President...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Washington, White House, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Vietnam, Biden, Guatemala


Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Sec. Austin for masking up in the Philippines, where masks are required and COVID-19 is surging

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Saul Loeb/Pool via AP Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for wearing a mask and face shield in the Philippines. The Philippines, which is undergoing a spike in COVID-19, requires masks and face shields in public. Rubio's home state of Florida is dealing with a surge of its own, with hospitalizations on the rise. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday for w...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Defense, US, Trends, Ap, Austin, Philippines, Marco Rubio, The New York Times, Times, US Embassy, Manila


Uma Musume Kowtows to China by Removing Taiwan, Japan Flags From Horse Girl

Popular pony racing game Uma Musume has seemingly kowtowed to China and its demands for censorship as the jacket of horse girl Mayano Top Gun had its flags removed or changed, the same jacket of the Chinese version of the movie “Top Gun” having also been censored some time ago. Twitter users were fast to […]
Tags: Games, Politics, China, Censorship, Sports, Smartphones, Taiwan, Anime, Comparison, Uma Musume, Cygames, Gacha, Casuals, Uma Musume Kowtows


‘You don’t have to die’: Biden urges Americans to get vaccinated and calls for incentives – live

White House confirms vaccine mandate for federal employeesPresident urges Congress to extend eviction moratoriumStates brace for ‘avalanche’ of evictions as federal moratorium endsSenate unanimously passes $2.1bn Capitol security funding bill 10.29pm BST President Biden announced a list of mandates and incentives to get more Americans vaccinated against Covid-19 as hospitals across the country see a new surge of coronavirus cases in a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” driven by the highly conta...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, White House, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, Beijing, Democrats, US politics, Taliban, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Biden


A Chinese billionaire who dared to speak out against the government has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for 'provoking trouble'

Sun Dawu. NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images Sun Dawu has supported rights activists and embarrassed officials during a swine flu outbreak. He was sentenced to 18 years on Wednesday, with charges including "picking quarrels and provoking trouble." China's government has for years targeted dissidents in a nationwide crackdown. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sun Dawu, a Chinese billionaire pig farmer, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case described by human-ri...
Tags: Politics, China, Trends, Ap, News UK, Sun, Associated Press, Ministry of Agriculture, Thomas Colson, Xu Zhiyong, Chinese Human Rights Defenders, Sun Dawu, InsiderAsia, Sun Dawu NOEL CELIS, Getty Images Sun Dawu, Dawu Group


10 Things in Politics: Biden's EV arms race against China

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Biden's hope for the future of American cars hinges on beating China in a battery arms raceA major day for vaccine mandates in the USRepublican Sen. Tommy Tuberville failed to disclose up to $3.56 million in stock tradesWhat we're watching today: The House select committee on the Capitol riot is set to h...
Tags: Europe, Post, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Cbs News, White House, China, New York City, Global, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Tesla


FBI got inside a KKK group plotting a murder in 2015

By Jason Dearen | Associated Press PALATKA, Fla. — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted another man, who’d pulled up in a metallic blue sedan. They met behind an old fried chicken shack in rural north Florida. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said. It was shorthand for “Klansman, I greet you.” Birds...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Crime, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, California, Washington, Senate, China, Iraq, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Fbi


Hong Kong convicted a democracy protester of terrorism in its first trial under China's draconian security law

A pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong in June 2019. Anthony Kwan/Getty Images A Hong Kong protester was convicted in the first trial under China's national security law. Tong Ying-kit, accused of hitting police officers with his motorbike, could get life in prison. The law, imposed last year, increases the risks for anyone who criticizes China. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hong Kong has convicted a pro-democracy protester in its first trial under the national securit...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Politics, China, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Times, Republic of China, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Tong, Tong Ying, Sinead Baker, Anthony Kwan Getty, Speed desk


Hong Kong convicted a pro-democracy protester of terrorism in its first trial under China's tough new security law

A pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong in June 2019. Anthony Kwan/Getty Images A Hong Kong protester was convicted in the first trial under China's new security law. Tong Ying-kit could get life in prison after riding his motorcycle with a protest banner and crashing into police. The law increases the risks for anyone who criticizes the Chinese government. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hong Kong has convicted a pro-democracy protester in its first trial under the new s...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Politics, China, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Times, South China Morning Post, Tong, Tong Ying, Sinead Baker, Times China, Anthony Kwan Getty, Speed desk, China Tong Ying


Mike Pompeo says faith in God should drive GOP, nation as he returns to Southern California

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with attendees after his speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Monday, July 26, 2021. This was part of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s speaker series “A Time for Choosing.” (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Monday, July 26, 2021. This was part of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Inst...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Congress, China, Israel, Alabama, America, Reagan, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan


Top Stories this PM: Why Biden won't fight Fox News; triathlon gold medalist vomits, leaves event in wheelchair

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:It's a matter of safety. About 115,000 of the US Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. It's the first federal agency to require COVID-19 vaccinations. "I am doing this because it's the best way to keep our veterans safe, full stop," Denis McDonough, the secretary of veteran...
Tags: Japan, Usa, News, White House, China, Newsletter, Trends, Tokyo, Fox News, Norway, The New York Times, Biden, Trump, Denis McDonough, US east coast, US Department of Veterans Affairs


Chris Christie suggested that Trump conduct a 'thank you' tour of hospitals and small businesses to pick up in the polls and counter Biden during 2020 race: book

President Donald Trump shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during an opioid and drug abuse listening session at the White House on July 17, 2017. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Christie advised Trump to adjust his 2020 campaign message and focus on the future, per a new book. The former New Jersey governor encouraged Trump to conduct a 'thank you' tour of small businesses. Trump did not heed Christie's advice and was unable to shift the narrative regarding his managemen...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Washington Post, White House, China, US, Trends, Small Businesses, Joe Biden, Hospitals, New Jersey, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Christie, Donald J Trump


Biden set to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia: report

Caroline Kennedy. Marc Andrew Deley/Getty President Biden is set to nominate Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Australia, per a CNN report. Kennedy served as US ambassador to Japan under then-President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017. She is a longtime friend of Biden, who served in the Senate with her uncle, the late Ted Kennedy. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. President Joe Biden is set to nominate Caroline Kennedy to become the next ambassador to Australia, accord...
Tags: Japan, Politics, Obama, Australia, Montana, Senate, White House, China, Massachusetts, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Austria, United States


10 Things in Politics: Trump election probe is in trouble

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trouble is brewing for a Georgia county's investigation into TrumpDemocrats are outraged over new details about FBI's investigation into Brett KavanaughThe US Olympic fencing team is in an uproar over the handling of sexual-assault claimsWhat we're watching today: The Olympics officially kick off wit...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, China, Virginia, Disney, Nbc News, US, NFL, Trends, Atlanta


Rep. Madison Cawthorn baselessly accuses Fauci of 'operating as a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party' and promises to 'prosecute this guy' if GOP wins in 2022

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Madison Cawthorn promised to "prosecute" the US's leading infectious disease expert. In a Wednesday podcast interview, Cawthorn called Dr. Anthony Fauci "a pawn" for China. "Dr. Fauci knows that he's been operating as a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina went on a podcast Wednesday to accus...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, China, US, Trends, Gop, House, Rand Paul, National Institutes of Health, Chinese communist party, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Biden, North Carolina


Kodak deletes Instagram post by photographer who called out Chinese oppression of Uyghurs

The Kodak headquarters in Rochester, New York. James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images Kodak deleted an Instagram post featuring the work of a photographer who criticized Uyghur suppression. Patrick Wack's images of Xinjiang, China, were deleted after blowback from Beijing supporters. Kodak apologized on WeChat, saying: "We will continue to respect the Chinese government." See more stories on Insider's business page. Kodak deleted an Instagram post featuring photos from the Xinjiang...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, China, Kodak, Trends, Beijing, News UK, The Times, The New York Times, Xinjiang, Times, Wack, Hong Kong Free Press, Xinjiang China, Muslim Uyghur, Uyghurs


Olympics: Japan, Australia softball gets under way

By Paresh Dave | Reuters FUKUSHIMA, Japan – Japanese pitcher Yukiko Ueno began the pandemic-postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday by firing a fastball off the plate to start a softball game against Australia amid a sea of empty blue and orange seats ringing the field. Olympics and Japanese officials have forged on with the sports spectacle despite opposition in the country to hosting more than 11,000 athletes and the staff and media that come with them amid rising COVID-19 infections. Two m...
Tags: Japan, Politics, News, Australia, China, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Tokyo, Fukushima, Japan Australia, National News, Reuters Fukushima, Paresh Dave


Fauci to Sen. Rand Paul: 'You do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially'

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on July 20. Stefani Reynolds/Associated Press Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul once again butted heads on Tuesday. During a hearing on COVID, Fauci told Paul that the senator didn't know what he was talking about. "If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you," Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday got into ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci, PAUL, McConnell, Fauci


Fauci rips into Sen. Rand Paul: 'You do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially'

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Associated Press Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul once again butted heads on Tuesday. Fauci told Paul he didn't know what he was talking about during a hearing on COVID-19. "If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you," Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday got ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci, PAUL, McConnell, Fauci


Biden admin debating whether and how to sanction China for ransomware attacks

The Biden administration has been debating internally whether and how to impose sanctions on China for its malfeasance in cyberspace, according to people familiar with the matter, as experts question why the White House has not gone further in penalizing China for its alleged hack of Microsoft's email system in the spring.
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Biden administration debating whether and how to sanction China for ransomware attacks

The Biden administration has been debating internally whether and how to impose sanctions on China for its malfeasance in cyberspace, according to people familiar with the matter, as experts question why the White House has not gone further in penalizing China for its alleged hack of Microsoft's email system in the spring.
Tags: Microsoft, White House, China, Cnn, Biden


34 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider To me, there's no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Kitchen, Cooking, Gift Guide, London, Instagram, France, White House, China, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Trends, Turkey


US and allies blame China for Microsoft Exchange cyberattacks

The US and several allies have publicly blamed China for an array of “malicious cyber activities,” including the massive attack on Microsoft Exchange email servers earlier this year. The Microsoft Exchange hack, which was identified in January, affected over a quarter of a million servers worldwide. The Biden administration said it had a “high degree of confidence” that the attack was carried out by “malicious cyber actors” affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS). Beijing ha...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, White House, China, US, Tech, Beijing, Biden, Insider, MSS, Microsoft Exchange, Chinese Ministry of State Security MSS


White House Formally Blames China's Ministry of State Security for Microsoft Exchange Hack

The U.S. and a coalition of allies on Monday formally attributed the sweeping campaign against Microsoft Exchange email servers to hackers affiliated with China's Ministry of State Security. From a report: The group assessed with "high confidence" that Beijing-linked digital operators carried out the attack that ensnared hundreds of thousands of systems worldwide, a senior Biden administration official told reporters on Sunday. In addition, the partners alleged the ministry -- which oversees the...
Tags: Japan, Microsoft, White House, China, Russia, Tech, European Union, Beijing, Nato, Biden, Ministry of State Security, MSS, Microsoft Exchange, Ministry of State


UK and allies accuse Chinese state-backed group of Microsoft hack

British foreign secretary says Beijing will be held to account if it does not stop ‘systematic cyber sabotage’Britain and its allies have formally accused Chinese state-based hacking groups of being behind the exploitation of an estimated 250,000 Microsoft Exchange servers worldwide earlier this year.The UK foreign secretary said the cyber-attack amounted to “a reckless but familiar pattern of behaviour”, in an announcement released on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, Microsoft, Internet, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Hacking, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Computing, Espionage, Foreign, Cyberwar


U.S. and Allies Blame China for Wave of Recent Cyber Attacks in Coordinated Statements

Hackers associated with China are allegedly responsible for a massive wave of recent cyber attacks targeting thousands of businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations in the western world, according to countries that make up the Five Eyes spying alliance of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Microsoft, China, Articles, Ransomware, Advanced Persistent Threat, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Hacking, New Zealand, Espionage, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security


Donald Trump said he probably could beat George Washington in an election, even with Abraham Lincoln as his running mate

Former president Donald Trump in front of Mount Rushmore. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Donald Trump said he could beat George Washington in an election, even with Abraham Lincoln as running mate. He made the comments to Washington Post journalists in an interview for their new book, "I Alone Can Fix It." Washington and Lincoln are often ranked as the two greatest presidents in American history. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump told journalists that he believed he co...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, China, US, Trends, The Guardian, Lincoln, Donald Trump, Trump, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Hugh Hewitt, Philip Rucker, Rucker, Leonnig


Reps. Gaetz, Greene stage brief ‘free speech’ rally in Riverside

After three Southern California venues canceled their planned America First rally amid growing protests, Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene held a “Free Speech Peaceful Protest” of their own Saturday evening, July 17, at Riverside City Hall. They spoke before a cheering crowd — estimated at more than 300 — waving Greene and Gaetz signs. Greene took the microphone first, saying “the America First message is for everyone.” She said the news media smeared Donald Trump in hopes of making ci...
Tags: Florida, Politics, John Lewis, News, Congress, California, China, America, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Benjamin Franklin, Biden, Disneyland


The revelation of Canada's cultural genocide against native people should shake the world into a historical reckoning that extends beyond empty apologies

A memorial for one of the 215 children found in a mass grave in Canada. Getty 751 unmarked graves of indigenous Canadians were uncovered weeks after another mass grave was found. The shocking news should jolt not just Canada, but the entire global community into reckoning with their own histories of cultural genocide. From Australia to China and a number of nations in between, policy and not apologies are what marginalized communities need to heal. Parisa Hashempour is a freelance journali...
Tags: Sweden, Australia, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bbc, Canada, United States, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Xinjiang, British Columbia


Judge slams a pair of pro-Trump lawyers for 'just repeating stuff' the former president 'is lying about' after dismissing election fraud case

President Donald Trump greets the crowd at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images A Colorado judge ticked off two pro-Trump lawyers for a failed case alleging election fraud. The case was dismissed earlier, but the judge called its lawyers to a hearing over frivolous suits. He asked them if it ever occurred to them that they may just be a "propaganda tool" for Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Colorado judge g...
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