United States

Trump eyes executive order to punish arms trade with Iran: Report

The order comes in advance of next month's expiry of a United Nations arms embargo on Iran.

Trump eyes executive order to punish arms trade with Iran: Report

AJ Impact

China's ByteDance proposes TikTok IPO in bid to woo White House

TikTok IPO on would be one of technology sector's biggest-ever share sales and would dilute Chinese owner's stake.

China's ByteDance proposes TikTok IPO in bid to woo White House

Donald Trump

FBI chief warns of Russian meddling in US elections

FBI director Christopher Wray says Moscow is interfering in US elections with 'a steady drumbeat of misinformation'.

FBI chief warns of Russian meddling in US elections

Donald Trump

US judge blocks changes to postal service that slowed mail

Judge Stanley Bastian says Postal Service changes were 'a politically motivated attack' before the US elections.

US judge blocks changes to postal service that slowed mail

AJ Impact

US stocks close down as jobless claims show recovery cooling

Widespread layoffs add to growing concerns that the economic rebound is plateauing.

US stocks close down as jobless claims show recovery cooling

Qatar

US hopes to name Qatar as major non-NATO ally: Official

Talk of the designation comes as other Gulf states normalise relations with Israel, a move Qatar has rejected.

US hopes to name Qatar as major non-NATO ally: Official

AJ Impact

Airline chiefs urge White House to help avert looming US job cuts

Coronavirus-decimated airline industry braces for thousands of job cuts in two weeks when the $25bn federal aid expires.

Airline chiefs urge White House to help avert looming US job cuts

US & Canada

Barack Obama's post-presidency memoir due in November

Almost four years after he left office, the first volume of Obama's memoir is set for release after Election Day.

Barack Obama's post-presidency memoir due in November

Donald Trump

Austrian minister to Trump: 'No, we do not live in forests'

Trump cited Austria as a model of good forest management that US states like California should learn from.

Austrian minister to Trump: 'No, we do not live in forests'

AJ Impact

Trump plans to denounce focus on slavery, racism in schools

Trump is expected to explicitly criticise the New York Times 1619 Project.

Trump plans to denounce focus on slavery, racism in schools

United States

Barr presses for federal arrests of some George Floyd protesters

The Trump administration has already arrested more than 300 protesters since the death of George Floyd.

Barr presses for federal arrests of some George Floyd protesters

AJ Impact

Oracle, ByteDance agree to new US Treasury terms on TikTok

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin sent ByteDance a revised terms sheet and the firm and Oracle accepted it, sources said.

Oracle, ByteDance agree to new US Treasury terms on TikTok

United States

US military officials considered using 'heat ray' at DC protest

The system emits a directed beam of energy that causes a burning heat sensation, used for crowd control.

US military officials considered using 'heat ray' at DC protest

US & Canada

In Pictures: Hurricane Sally leaves thousands without power

The slow-moving storm flooded communities leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power.

In Pictures: Hurricane Sally leaves thousands without power

AJ Impact

US sanctions Lebanon-based firms, person for links to Hezbollah

US has blacklisted a Hezbollah official and two Lebanese companies it says are linked to the Iran-backed group.

US sanctions Lebanon-based firms, person for links to Hezbollah