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Trump says he is signing executive order for payroll tax holiday

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is signing an executive order providing a payroll tax holiday for Americans earning less than $100,000 a year. Speaking to reporters in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said the tax holiday would be effective as of Aug. 1, “most likely.” Source: Read Full Article

Tory MPs warn about golden visas for wealthy Russians accused of financial crimes

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The latest concerns come amid revelations that Georgy Bedzhamov, who has been previously dubbed “Putin’s banker” and has UK high court orders against him over an alleged £1.34 billion fraud, has still […]

U.S. counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran are trying to meddle in 2020 election

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The top U.S. counterintelligence official on Friday warned that Russia, China and Iran will all try to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, with Russia already trying to undercut presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden. In an unusual public statement, William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said […]

Meddling Macron accused of ‘political overstretch’ after demand for Lebanon reforms

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The French President urged the Lebanese government to make “profound change” amid accusations that corruption, neglect and mismanagement led to the deadly blast. As the first world leader to arrive in the […]

Explainer: Trump wants to bypass U.S. coronavirus aid talks with executive order. Can he?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With congressional Democrats and White House negotiators so far unable to agree on a deal to salve the heavy economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has threatened to bypass Congress with an executive order. Some of his proposals exceed his legal authority and would face immediate legal challenges, though […]

Boris Johnson sends SNP into panic as he mobilises Rishi Sunak to save the Union

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Chancellor Rishi Sunak will this morning meet new Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross today where they will discuss strategies on how the two parties will work together going forward. The Chancellor will also […]

Congressional Democrats, White House see little progress in coronavirus relief talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress and top aides to President Donald Trump failed to make substantial progress on Thursday on a new coronavirus aid bill during a contentious meeting that broke up with no clear path to a deal. Both sides expressed a willingness to continue negotiations, even as Trump stood […]

Trump loses bid to add fourth debate with Biden in early September

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Thursday lost its bid to add a fourth debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden in early September. In rejecting the request, the Commission on Presidential Debates said it remains committed to the current schedule of three 90-minute debates beginning in late September. It would only […]