Mayor Bill de Blasio’s defense of the NYPD’s handling of protests revives old tensions

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s defense of the NYPD’s handling of protests revives old tensions

A video of a van from a New York police station driving into a group of protesters has raised questions about the NYPD’s response to the demonstrations and whether the city government – notably Mayor Bill de Blasio – has the ability and will to…

China set to double size of nuclear arsenal as tensions over Taiwan increase

China set to double size of nuclear arsenal as tensions over Taiwan increase

A new Pentagon report warns the Chinese military is ramping up production of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles and working on a system to launch them from the air. Since the collapse of the USSR, America has been the world’s unchallenged superpower. It has a military capacity…

China issues fierce warning it 'doesn't fear the US' as tensions escalate

China issues fierce warning it 'doesn't fear the US' as tensions escalate

China has issued a stark warning it “does not fear America” as tensions continue to escalate between the two military powers. The comments come a day after Beijing fired two missiles in an apparent warning to the US in the South China Sea. At a…

Bubble Dribble: Win helps the Lakers smooth built-in simmering tensions

Bubble Dribble: Win helps the Lakers smooth built-in simmering tensions

Editor’s note: This is the Friday August 21 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. LAKE BUENA…

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