Companies including Apple, Amazon, Ford and Starbucks are opposing voting curbs that a number of states are considering implementing. Republicans across the U.S. are using Trump’s false claims of voter fraud to back state-level changes they say are needed to restore election integrity.
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Asian shares defensive, dollar struggles near one-month lows
Asian shares were on the backfoot on Thursday following mixed cues from Wall Street where a sharp sell-off in the largest bitcoin exchange Coinbase hit tech shares while the dollar index struggled near one-month lows.
Taiwan tells Biden emissaries island will counter China's 'adventurous manoeuvres' with U.S
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen told emissaries visiting at U.S. President Joe Biden's request on Thursday that the island would work with the United States to deter "adventurous manoeuvres and provocations" amid threats from Chinese military activities.
U.S. Senate hate crimes bill sails past filibuster
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Hate crime legislation intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, easily overcoming the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster.
Cancelling Olympics remains an option, says Japan ruling party official
TOKYO (Reuters) -A senior Japanese ruling party official said cancelling this year's Olympic Games is an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday, less than 100 days out from the planned start of the Games.
U.S. set to slap new sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday: sources
The United States will announce sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday for alleged election interference and malicious cyber activity, targeting several individuals and entities, people familiar the matter said.
Russia, Ukraine hold military drills, NATO criticises Russian troop build-up
Russia and Ukraine held simultaneous military drills on Wednesday as NATO foreign and defence ministers began emergency discussions on a massing of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border.
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