Steve Wynn Sued by Justice Department

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department sued casino mogul Steve Wynn Tuesday to force him to register as a lobbyist in connection with his 2017 efforts to obtain a diplomatic favor long sought by Chinese authorities. The lawsuit comes almost a year after the department told Mr. Wynn to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act and signaled … Read more

Stalled Iran nuclear talks have been ‘reopened’: EU

Stalled negotiations over Iran‘s nuclear programme have been unblocked after fresh talks in Tehran, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Friday, adding that he believed a final deal was within reach. Borrell said a mission by EU envoy Enrique Mora this week to help revive the 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and world powers … Read more

Donald Trump must pay $110K, meet conditions to end contempt: Judge

A New York judge has stopped the clock on Donald Trump‘s $10,000-a-day fine for failing to turn over documents in a state civil investigation and said Wednesday he’ll lift the former president’s contempt finding altogether if he meets certain conditions, including paying $110,000 in fines he’s racked up so far. Judge Arthur Engoron said he … Read more

Elon Musk Says He Would Reverse Donald Trump’s Twitter Ban

“I do think that it was not correct to ban Donald Trump. I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country, and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice,” said Mr. Musk, who was speaking virtually at the Financial Times Future of the Car summit. … Read more

Judge Dismisses Trump Suit Against Twitter Over Censorship Claims

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed last year by former President Donald Trump against Twitter and its then-chief executive Jack Dorsey over alleged censorship, an issue that the company’s potential new owner, Elon Musk, has said he would clamp down on. U.S. District Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California on … Read more

Piers Morgan Set for On-Air Revival With Trump Interview

LONDON—News personality Piers Morgan is set to return to television screens Monday with a new show whose debut episode features an interview with former President Donald Trump. The British journalist and broadcaster’s program, “Piers Morgan: Uncensored,” is set to air on Fox Corp.’s Fox Nation streaming services and News Corp’s NWS -2.76% new U.K. TV … Read more

Biden Administration Restores Stricter Environmental Reviews

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration is restoring stricter environmental standards for approving new pipelines, highways, power plants and other construction projects, including requiring consideration of how such projects might affect climate change. The changes announced Tuesday reinstate National Environmental Policy Act measures that had been removed by former President Donald Trump, who said that federal regulations were … Read more

Elon Musk to Join Twitter’s Board of Directors After Becoming Largest Shareholder

Twitter Inc. said it would appoint Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk to its board, bringing the billionaire social-media agitator inside the fold. The announcement Tuesday came after a flurry of calls in recent weeks between Mr. Musk, Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, and independent board Chairman Bret Taylor, as company officials learned that Mr. … Read more

US Senate passes stopgap measure to avert government shutdown – live

3.40pm GMT 15:40 In a fascinating new interview, Politico’s Ryan Lizza sits down with J Michael Luttig, a former appeals court judge and conservative legal thinker who played a central role in the behind-the-scenes wrangling between Trump and then vice president Mike Pence over whether a vice president could overturn the results of the election. … Read more

Donald Trump’s bid to dodge New York subpoena goes before judge – live

James is seeking to enforce subpoenas her office issued in December to Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. James, a Democrat, said her civil investigation has uncovered evidence Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” valuations of assets like golf clubs and skyscrapers to get loans and tax benefits. Trump’s lawyers … Read more