Stubbornly high rents and food prices boost US inflation in August

The consumer price index increases by 0.1% in August Rents, food and health care explain the rise in the CPI Core CPI jumped 0.6%; increased 6.3% year-over-year WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – U.S. consumer prices rose unexpectedly in August and core inflation accelerated amid rising rent and health care costs, giving the Federal Reserve ammunition … Read more

Biden targets Trump’s ‘extremist’ allies as a Democratic threat in a difficult political moment

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PHILADELPHIA, Sept 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden has accused Donald Trump’s Republican allies of undermining the country’s democracy and on Thursday urged voters to reject extremism ahead of November’s midterm elections. Biden accused lawmakers and others dedicated to the Make America Great Again (MAGA) … Read more

Taiwan vows to counterattack if Chinese forces enter its territory

A Naval Force helicopter under the Eastern Theater Command of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) takes part in military drills in the waters around Taiwan at an undisclosed location on August 8, 2022 in this photo released on August 9, 2022. Eastern Theater Command/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US warships making Taiwan Strait crossing, first since Pelosi’s visit – officials

The flags of Taiwan and the United States are placed for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Two U.S. Navy warships are navigating international waters in the Taiwan Strait, three U.S. officials told Reuters, the first … Read more

Biden asks Republicans to avoid ‘MAGA’ in November, vote Democrat

ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Aug 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden had harsh words to describe Trump-allied Republicans on Thursday as he held his first political rally ahead of the November election, accusing the group of of embracing violence and hatred, and saying they slid into “semi-fascism” during a previous fundraising stop. Biden, who is embarking … Read more

US senator arrives in Taiwan, angrily challenging Beijing

TAIPEI, Aug 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. member of the Senate Commerce and Armed Services Committees arrived in Taiwan on Thursday in the third visit by a U.S. dignitary this month, defying pressure from Beijing to halt travel. Senator Marsha Blackburn arrived in Taiwan’s capital Taipei on a US military plane, live television footage from … Read more

US conducts missile test delayed by Chinese drills

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., August 2, 2017. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. military … Read more

Trump’s midterm revenge campaign targets lawmaker Liz Cheney

Aug 16 (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s campaign to oust congressional Republicans who backed his impeachment suffers its last major test of the U.S. midterm primary season on Tuesday, when Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski take on challengers backed by the ‘former president. U.S. Rep. Cheney, who played a key role in Congress’s inquiry into the … Read more

Angry China holds more drills near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

China holds drills near Taiwan as U.S. lawmakers visit China shows images of strategic Penghu islands in Taiwan President of Taiwan: Determined to Maintain Stability BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – China’s military said it carried out more drills near Taiwan on Monday as a group of U.S. lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met President … Read more

US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan as tensions with China simmer

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A delegation of U.S. lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip to meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit as he There are military tensions between the self-governing island and China. Beijing, which claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, has conducted military exercises … Read more