LAS VEGAS - Amid the growing debate over whether electronic voting machines (EVMs) are hackable or not, elections officials in the US are worried over the increasing "information warfare" as mid-term polls loom. According to a CNN report, at the annual "Def Con hacker convention" here over the weekend, state and local election officials who attended the conference saw what hackers can do to voting machines.
WASHINGTON - A US federal judge has upheld his order that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme which protects young illegal immigrants, should be fully restored, setting a 20-day deadline for President Donald Trump's administration to do so. District Judge John Bates on Friday said the Trump administration still has failed to justify its proposal to end DACA, the Obama-era programme that has protected nearly...
WASHINGTON - Ivanka Trump, the daughter of and close adviser to President Donald Trump, on Thursday disagreed with some of the most controversial decisions of her father, including family separation for illegal migrants and his regular attacks on the media, which he calls the "enemy of the people". "I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children," Ivanka said in an interview with C-SPAN...
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation immediately, escalating his attacks on the inquiry. "This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further," Trump tweeted. "Bob Mueller is totally conflicted and his 17 Angry Democrats...
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the government if the Democratic Party does not cooperate on border security issues. "I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch and Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!"
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump declared on Saturday a state of emergency in California and ordered the federal government to provide additional assistance due to the wildfires that since July 23 have devastated the region and forced authorities to evacuate close to 38,000 people. By means of this order, Trump authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that he had invited his US counterpart Donald Trump to visit Moscow, and was ready himself to go to Washington for a new round of talks, the media reported. "I fully understand that President Trump has a desire to hold further meetings. And I am ready for this. But necessary conditions for work should be created... We are ready to invite him to Moscow...
WASHINGTON - The White House has said National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet his Russian counterpart in August to follow up the earlier meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a press briefing on Monday, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said that "Bolton plans to have a meeting -- a follow-up with his counterpart from Russia next month,
BEIJING - China on Monday rebuffed renewed threats on trade from Washington, after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose further tariffs on all imported Chinese goods. Trump said last week that he was ready to slap additional tariffs on goods imported from China amounting to $500 billion. "The US is invoking this trade war", Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.
WASHINGTON- US President Donald Trump, a day after trying to do damage control, offered a fresh defence on Wednesday of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, by saying that his widely panned news conference was appreciated by "many people at the higher ends of intelligence". In morning tweets, Trump condemned "haters" who did not want him getting along with Putin, saying they suffered from "Trump Derangement Syndrome".