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75 years after Hiroshima, the clock is ticking

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To this day, we are under the threat of nuclear war.

How Trump managed to lead the world with the worst response to COVID-19 pandemic

The United States leads the world in terms of absolute numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 as well as deaths. Vijay Prashad looks into how the US continues to fail to contain the spread of coronavirus

Protests against reopening schools -US US teachers protest against reopening of schools, demand safe working conditions

Trade unions representing teachers and support staff from 35 school districts undertook the protest against the push to reopen in-person classes. Unions have argued that in-person classes could pose a risk to public health

‘Titans of tech’ face grilling in US Congress

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the deposition of the heads of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook before the US House of Representatives Committee that deals with anti-trust issues.

The US tech war on China and the 5G battlefield

It is certainly not game over for Huawei, as many tech analysts are concluding. They have already pronounced the game over twice, once over Google’s Android system denial, later on ARM processor ban

Trump threatens to deploy troops to Portland, as federal forces withdraw

The threat to Portland and Oregon authorities is the second one this month, as the United States is witnessing an intensified wave of protests

US withdraws troops from Germany US announces withdrawal of around 12,000 troops from Germany

US president Donald Trump has said that Germany needs to pay for its own defense and stop taking advantage of the US. Germany called the move senseless and harmful for NATO  

US protesters rally in solidarity with Portland’s defiance of Trump

As the Trump administration is increasing its repression of anti-racism mobilizations, the protests are only intensifying.

As anti-racism protests intensify across the US, violence on protesters grows

At least two incidents of people driving their car into the protesters were reported, with at least one death, while police repression continues

Who benefits from the US escalation against Huawei?

The UK ban on Huawei is a direct result of US pressure on its allies to not allow the Chinese company into their markets.

Outrage against Trump administration for violent crackdown on Portland protesters

The violent dispersal of anti-racist protesters on Saturday and the dozens of alleged “unlawful detentions” have motivated widespread outrage

The ‘strongmen’ have failed

Three countries, the US, Brazil and India, lead the global COVID-19 case count. What connects them are their leaders -Trump, Bolsonaro and Modi – whose policies and polarizing ways have hindered efforts to combat the disease.

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