China, US Diplomats Discuss Taiwan During ‘In-Depth’ Talks

The meeting in Bali between President Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden, which took place on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit, led to a resumption of cooperation on issues including climate change and food security, putting a floor under worsening ties after tensions spiked due to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to … Read more

Putin Says Russia May Add Nuclear First Strike To Strategy

“We’re thinking about this,” the Russian president told reporters after a summit in Kyrgyzstan. “If we are talking about a disarming strike, perhaps we should think about using the approaches of our American partners,” he said, citing what he called US strategies to use high-accuracy missiles for a preventive strike.

What Trump Lost and Won in His Court Battle Over Mar-a-Lago Records

(Bloomberg) — Four months after FBI agents seized government records from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, his bitterly fought litigation with the Justice Department appears over. He lost in court. And unlike the last time that happened, he opted not to push for another long-shot US Supreme Court showdown. 

Ten Things Elon Musk’s Texts Reveal About the Twitter Deal

10. In March, Sam Bankman-Fried, the crypto billionaire, tried to get in touch with Musk through an associate to discuss joining in a deal for Twitter. Musk appeared uninterested — and unaware of Bankman-Fried’s wealth, asking, “Does he have huge amounts of money?” 

US Redoubles Efforts to End Dependence on Russian Nuclear Fuel

“We are going to get Congressional support in a bipartisan way for us to make our own fuel cycle supply chain independent, certainly of Russia,” Granholm, 63, said in an interview at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. “We’ve got to make this happen for our own independence and national security.”

Hurricane Ian’s Damages Are Forecast to Be Worse Than 1992’s Andrew

Damages from Ian are expected to range from $60 billion to $70 billion given the latest forecasts, according to Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler with Enki Research. That would make Ian the sixth-costliest US hurricane, below Ida’s $78.7 billion in 2021, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.