Trump, in talks with South Korea’s Moon, says sanctions on North Korea to stay in place

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that Washington would leave sanctions in … Continue reading Trump, in talks with South Korea’s Moon, says sanctions on North Korea to stay in place

U.S. Senator Warner eyes social media bills for hate speech, data portability

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Mark Warner, who co-sponsored legislation this week to ban deceptive practices by social media companies, said on Thursday he was eyeing additional bills aimed at limiting hate speech and allowing users to move their data … Continue reading U.S. Senator Warner eyes social media bills for hate speech, data portability

On Pompeo’s Latin America visit, Venezuela crisis and China trade loom large

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday began a three-day visit to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, a clutch of fast-growing countries in a region where China’s growing presence is a concern for Washington and Venezuela’s crisis … Continue reading On Pompeo’s Latin America visit, Venezuela crisis and China trade loom large

U.S. EPA chief defends big energy projects, says climate not top priority

(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a proposal to speed state-level permitting decisions for energy infrastructure projects soon, the agency’s chief told Reuters on Thursday, blasting states that have blocked coal terminals and gas pipelines on environmental … Continue reading U.S. EPA chief defends big energy projects, says climate not top priority

Facebook, Google accused of anti-conservative bias at U.S. Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican senators on Wednesday said Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc discriminate against conservative viewpoints and suppress free speech, suggesting anti-trust action could be a solution. Carlos Monje, Jr., Twitter director of Public Policy and … Continue reading Facebook, Google accused of anti-conservative bias at U.S. Senate hearing