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[Ticker] EU tech regulator backs Trump social media blackout

13.01.2021 1:07

EU tech regulator Margrethe Vestager has said Twitter and Facebook should have banned outgoing US president Donald Trump earlier for lies and incitement. "Why haven't you [social media firms] done more before?", she said in a Washington Post interview Tuesday. "It's just thought-provoking that you can blatantly lie about essentials in your democracy," she told the American newspaper, amid a debate, in Europe, on where free-speech rights should end online.

‘Safest place in Washington’ no more. A reporter’s disbelief

13.01.2021 0:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — I still can’t stop watching the videos. There are so many of them, each with new clues about what happened a week ago today in familiar corners of the sprawling U.S. Capitol complex. Thousands of insurrectionists outside calling for a revolution. Images of broken windows and defaced relics. My own raw footage [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Deserted, boarded up, fenced off - Washington is barely recognisable

13.01.2021 0:04

January 13, 2021 1:04 PM
The city of more than 700,000 inhabitants is subdued, one week before the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

From: www.straitstimes.com

US unveils plan to counter China's rise from India to Taiwan

12.01.2021 23:46

January 13, 2021 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The Trump administration declassified its strategy to ensure continued dominance over China, which focuses on accelerating India's rise as a counterweight to Beijing and the ability to defend Taiwan against an attack.

From: www.straitstimes.com

QAnon has US security experts worried over potential for violence

12.01.2021 21:16

January 13, 2021 10:16 AM
WASHINGTON - When Melania Trump released a rare statement on Monday (Jan 11) deploring last week's storming of the Capitol and naming those who died, she started with Ashli Babbitt, a 41-year-old woman who was shot in the chest and killed by a police officer as she tried to break open a door.

From: www.straitstimes.com

No. 3 House GOP leader backs Trump impeachment as tide grows

12.01.2021 21:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to impeaching President Donald Trump began crumbling at the party’s upper echelons on Tuesday as the No. 3 House GOP leader said she would vote to impeach Trump. “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the [...]

Pence Reached His Limit With Trump. It Wasn’t Pretty.

12.01.2021 20:55

WASHINGTON — For Vice President Mike Pence, the moment of truth had arrived. After three years and 11 months of navigating the treacherous waters of President Donald Trump’s ego, after all the tongue-biting, pride-swallowing moments where he employed strategic silence or florid flattery to stay in his boss’ good graces, there he was being cursed [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Ex-Washington National Guardsman among first indicted in attack on U.S. Capitol

12.01.2021 20:26

A federal grand jury has indicted a former member of the Washington National Guard on felony charges alleging he broke into the U.S. Capitol building with the insurrectionist mob last week and repeatedly punched a federal police officer.

From: www.seattletimes.com

‘Flag Called Freedom’ lost amid Capitol protests after cross-country drive, owner wants it back

12.01.2021 20:12

The “Flag Called Freedom,” a massive U.S. flag driven cross-country to be displayed at the pro-Trump rally last week in Washington, was swept up by the crowd and lost after Capitol Hill turned chaotic and rioters besieged Congress.

From: feeds.foxnews.com

Meet the House GOP Freshmen Emerging as Some of the Party’s Sharpest Critics

12.01.2021 20:08

WASHINGTON — Three days after Rep. Peter Meijer was sworn into office, facing down a mob of violent rioters and a constitutional test, he broke with his party’s leaders and a majority of his Republican colleagues and voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Now, less than a week later, Meijer, a freshman lawmaker from [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

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