AUKUS fiasco: France accuses Australia, US of ‘lying’ in escalating crisis

France on Saturday accused Australia and the United States of lying over a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, saying a grave crisis was under way between the allies. French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday recalled the ambassadors to Canberra and Washington in an unprecedented move to signal his fury over Australia’s decision to … Read more

Small crowd gathers near the Capitol to protest arrests of Jan. 6 rioters

A demonstrator carrying a U.S flag passes by police officers standing in formation during a rally in support of defendants being prosecuted in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 18, 2021. Leah Millis | Reuters A sparse crowd of demonstrators gathered in Washington to rally for those criminally … Read more

France, still mad about that submarine deal, just recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a press conference with Latvia’s Prime Minister (unseen) after their meeting on September 30, 2020 in Riga, Latvia, during Macron’s official visit to Latvia and the Baltic region. GINTS IVUSKANS | AFP via Getty Images WASHINGTON — France, still mad about the submarine deal Australia struck with the United States … Read more

After years of being ‘squeaky clean,’ the Federal Reserve is surrounded by controversy

The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Federal Reserve has a big meeting on tap next week, one that will be held under the cloud of an ethical dilemma and will be run by a policymaking committee that finds … Read more

Milley defends calls to Chinese general reported in Woodward book – live

Gen Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has defended phone calls in which, according to a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of the Washington Post, he reassured his Chinese counterpart that the US would make it through the transition from Donald Trump to Joe Biden without launching an … Read more

California counties with high Covid vaccination rates helped Newsom cruise to victory in the recall election

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the media after meeting students at Melrose Leadership Academy during a school visit in Oakland, California on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Stephen Lam | San Francisco Chronicle | Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom has called his decisive victory in this week’s recall election … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow futures drop as history signals a rough rest of September The Wall St. sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, May 4, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters U.S. stock … Read more

Antony Blinken chuckles as Republican senator makes Joe Biden mute button claims – video

The Republican senator Jim Risch pressed the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, over rumours someone in the White House has the ability to cut off the president’s microphone when he speaks. While Blinken chuckled throughout the questioning, Risch continued to press his claims after an earlier video from the White House featuring Biden cut off … Read more

‘This is the worst kind of politics’: Biden criticizes Republicans resisting vaccine mandates – live

Another indictment against Chauvin alleges he carried out a similar act [to the one that killed Floyd] against a then-14-year-old boy in 2017. This indictment alleges Chauvin deprived the teenager, who is Black, of his right to be free of unreasonable force when he held the teen by the throat, hit him in the head … Read more

His economic agenda on the line, Biden prepares to fight for tax increases on the wealthy

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Library in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Oliver Contreras | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON – After a rough summer, President Joe Biden is getting ready to spend the autumn fighting for tax increases on the wealthy and … Read more