Prosecutors charge police, push reforms amid Floyd protests

FILE- In this June 12, 2020 file photo from a screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department Rayshard Brooks speaks with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant, in Atlanta. Rolfe has been fired following the fatal shooting of Brooks and a second officer has been placed on administrative duty. The Fulton County District Attorney will announce charging decisions in the fatal shooting of Brooks during a news conference, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Atlanta. (Atlanta Police Department via AP, File)

Prosecutors across the country are defying traditionally cozy relationships with police departments, swiftly charging officers with murder, assault and other crimes following protests over the death of George Floyd and dropping charges against demonstrators. Even just a few years ago, when protests erupted over the killings of other black men by police, officers were rarely … Read more

Top U.S, China diplomats meet in Hawaii amid frayed ties

Top U.S, China diplomats hold 'constructive' meeting amid strains

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday amid a deep deterioration of ties between the strategic rivals, their first face-to-face meeting since last year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as Chinese Communist Party Office of Foreign Affairs Director … Read more

Top U.S, China diplomats hold ‘constructive’ meeting amid strains

Top U.S, China diplomats hold 'constructive' meeting amid strains

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday in what Beijing described as a “constructive dialogue,” amid a deep deterioration of ties between strategic rivals that are the world’s two top economies. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as Chinese … Read more

India cautions China against untenable sovereignty claims

India cautions China against untenable sovereignty claims

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday cautioned China against making “exaggerated and untenable claims” on the sovereignty of the Galvan Valley area even as both nations tried to end a standoff in the high Himalayan region where their armies engaged in a deadly clash. Twenty Indian troops were killed in the clash Monday night … Read more

South Korea’s nuclear envoy visits U.S. as tensions flare with North Korea

South Korea's nuclear envoy visits U.S. amid flaring tension with North

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator will hold talks with officials in Washington on Thursday amid flaring tensions with North Korea after Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison office and threatened military action. FILE PHOTO – U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon … Read more