Watch live: Police officers testify in Jan. 6 select committee’s first hearing on Capitol insurrection

[The stream is slated to start at 9:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The House select committee investigating the deadly pro-Trump invasion of the U.S. Capitol will kick off its first hearing Tuesday with testimony from four law enforcement officers who responded to … Read more

Theory of Disaster | Book Review – Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe by Niall Ferguson

An air strike in Gaza during this year’s flare-up of Israel-Palestinian violence (Photo: Reuters) There are two ways to answer a question of history. Why did a particular war take place? One way of answering the question is maybe because one party wanted something and the other party did not want to give it. The … Read more

How safe is the United States president’s ‘nuclear football’? Pentagon watchdog to find out

The Pentagon‘s watchdog said on Tuesday it would evaluate the safety protocols surrounding the president’s “nuclear football” – containing codes needed for a strike – after one such briefcase nearly came within range of rioters storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. In a brief notice, the Inspector General’s office said it would evaluate the extent … Read more

United States military conducts drone strike against al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

The United States conducted a drone strike against al-Shabab militants in Somalia on Tuesday, the first such military action against the al-Qaida affiliate in East Africa since the Biden administration took office in January. The strike was carried out by military aircraft against al-Shabab fighters who were attacking members of the Danab, an elite American-trained … Read more

Tom Barrack charged with illegally lobbying then-President Trump on behalf of UAE

Thomas Barrack, chairman and chief executive officer of Colony Capital Inc., gestures while speaking during the closing reception at the Milken Institute Japan Symposium in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, March 25, 2019. The conference brings together business leaders and government officials to discuss geopolitical, economic and social issues facing Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty … Read more

Treasury Secretary Yellen says the Federal Reserve has done a ‘good job’ under Powell

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (L) congratulates Fed Governor Jerome Powell at his swearing-in ceremony for a new term on the Fed’s board, in Washington in this handout photo taken and released June 16, 2014. US Federal Reserve | Reuters Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday offered high marks for the Federal Reserve and how … Read more

Southeast Asia seeks greater tech cooperation as U.S.-China rivalry grows

People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 in Singapore. Maverick Asio | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images SINGAPORE — As the ongoing rivalry between the United States and China threatens to split the global technology sector, Southeast Asian countries are championing for digital integration. Southeast Asia is … Read more

Trump to say he is suing Twitter, Facebook, Google and CEOs Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Pichai

Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday is set to announce a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their respective CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai. Trump, who has a history of threatening legal action but not always following through, is scheduled to make an … Read more

Pentagon Hits Reset on Donald Trump’s $10-Billion JEDI Cloud Deal

The US Department of Defense cancelled its $10-billion (roughly Rs. 75 crores) JEDI cloud-computing project, reversing the Trump-era award to Microsoft Corp and announcing a new contract expected to include its rival Amazon and possibly other cloud players. The contract was coveted not for its dollar value as much as its prestige: Both companies for … Read more

View: This 4th of July, Dolan-Bhai is busy hatching a plot for a comeback

No one knows this. Absolutely no one. Dolan Trump could still win the 2020 election. As they say in America, ‘It ain’t over till it’s over’. Dolan-bhai is engaged in inciting a million mutinies downstream in little counties from Arizona to Pennsylvania to Georgia. Remember them? They were battleground states. Dolan wants reviews, audits and … Read more