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Chinese grad students may be next hit by US-China tensions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:16pm

The Trump administration may soon expel thousands of Chinese graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities and impose other sanctions against Chinese officials in the latest signs of tensions between Washington and Beijing that are raging over trade, the coronavirus pandemic, human rights and the status of Hong Kong.

Trump calls Minneapolis protesters 'thugs,' vows action

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:09pm

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to take action to bring the city of Minneapolis “under control,” calling violent protesters outraged by the death of a black man in police custody “thugs” and saying that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

Utah Rep. John Curtis proposing to give Hong Kong residents priority refugee status as China asserts control

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 9:55pm

Utah Rep. John Curtis and Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher plan to introduce legislation giving priority status to people in Hong Kong as China approved a plan to assert more control over the semiautonomous territory.

Trump tries a new response after George Floyd's death

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 4:29pm

It was the kind of personal statement expected from a president in response to the disturbing video of a black man gasping for help as a white policeman pinned him to the street by the neck. But it was a very different tone for President Donald Trump, who has often been silent in the face of white-on-black violence and has a long history of defending police.

Utah governor says ‘no deal’ made with gubernatorial candidate Wright

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 4:07pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday “there’s no deal been made” with gubernatorial candidate Thomas Wright, but he acknowledged that he asked Wright to drop out of the race and support his chosen successor, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox.

Sen. Cortez Masto withdraws name from Biden VP consideration

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 4:00pm

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 3:25pm

Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is publicly urging federal judges in their mid-60s or older to step aside so President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans can fill the vacancies with conservative jurists.

VA says it'll stop almost all use of unproven drug on vets

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 1:10pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Thursday that his department has all but stopped use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19.

Mitch McConnell stresses need to wear face masks in public

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:23pm

“There should be no stigma attached to wearing a mask," McConnell said. ... “So I think what we all need to do is say, ‘OK, I’m going to take responsibility not only for myself but for others.’”

Mitt Romney says ‘shock and outrage’ of George Floyd death must lead to end of ‘racist abuse’

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 12:18pm

As violent protests erupted in Minnesota over the police killing of George Floyd, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney joined the chorus of those condemning racist brutality.

Democratic lawmakers seek records on Russian ventilators

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 11:24am

House Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to provide records related to the purchase of ventilators from Russia, asserting that the machines were not only unsafe for use but also were made by a subsidiary of a Russian company under U.S. sanctions.

UK will extend HK visa rights if China pursues security law

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:16am

The British government said Thursday that it will grant hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents greater visa rights if China doesn’t scrap a planned new security law for the semi-autonomous territory.

Moscow updates coronavirus statistics to show more deaths

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 9:29am

Health officials in Moscow updated their figures on coronavirus deaths Thursday, seeking to dispel doubts about Russia's comparatively low COVID-19 death toll.

In lockdown easing, UK's Johnson says groups of 6 can meet

Pan Pylas and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 6:39am

Up to six people from different households will be allowed to meet outdoors next week as part of another modest easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday.

Germany confronts Russian ambassador over cyberattack

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 6:17am

Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence.

Alleging bias, Trump signs order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, says 'we’re fed up with it'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 2:15pm

Alleging bias, Trump signs order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, says 'we’re fed up with it.'

EU renews Syria sanctions with conflict in its 10th year

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:39pm

The European Union is prolonging for another year its sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad and other top political officials, military officers and business people over the regime's continued crackdown on civilians in the conflict-torn country.

Algeria recalls envoy to France over public TV documentaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 7:23am

Algeria has recalled its ambassador to France for consultations after French public television aired documentaries on the North African country’s anti-government protest movement, one of which contained shots of young people kissing and drinking alcohol.

Germany calls in Russian ambassador over allegations involving a 2015 cyberattack on the federal parliament in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 6:10am

Germany calls in Russian ambassador over allegations involving a 2015 cyberattack on the federal parliament in Berlin.