Simon Kent

Simon Kent

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Readying Run for Governor of Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor of Arkansas in the 2022 election. A series of news outlets confirmed the announcement Monday outlining the former White House press secretary’s political future, as did the candidate herself through a video message.

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Update: Twitter Suspends Fake Ayatollah Khamenei Account for Threatening Donald Trump

Twitter stands accused of double standards after the social media network belatedly suspended Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s account after he posted an image of a drone targeting a Trump-lookalike but rushing to permanently ban former U.S. President Donald Trump over the violence in Washington, DC, on January 6.

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday tweeted an image of a golfer resembling Donald Trump with text swearing "revenge" superimposed on the former president.

Joe Biden Plans Day of Executive Action: Trump Policies to be Axed as Obama Programs Restored

The oldest president to take the oath, Joe Biden plans a frantic first day in power once his ceremonial swearing in is completed Wednesday. Some 17 executive actions and orders are ready for his initial hours in the Oval Office, designed to tackle everything from climate change to global poverty, all while he cancels the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

US President-elect Joe Biden speaks at the Queen Theater on January 6, 2021, in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey Confident Biden Will Comply and Back Russian Weapons Buy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he is looking to a compliant U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to right a “serious wrong” and allow Ankara to purchase F-35 fighter jets to work alongside its new Russian air defense systems despite Washington’s previous repeated objections.

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) gestures next to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a meeting at Yildiz Mabeyn Palace on January 23, 2016 in Istanbul. / AFP / POOL / SEDAT SUNA (Photo credit should read SEDAT SUNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Melania Trump Rejects ‘Personal Attacks’ on Her, Calls for ‘Healing’

First Lady Melania Trump is “disappointed” and “disheartened” by the violent events surrounding last week’s attack on the Capitol, using a personal statement released Monday to call for national “healing” while at the same time rejecting “personal attacks” on her.

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UK, Australia, U.S., Canada Condemn Mass Hong Kong Arrests

The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada on Sunday jointly expressed “serious concern” about last week’s arrest of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong law professor and pro-democracy activist Benny Tai gestures outside Ma On Shan Police station following his release on bail in Hong Kong on January 7, 2021, after his arrest along with dozens of other activists early on January 6 under the city's National Security Law. - More than …

W.H.O. Coronavirus Investigation Team Denied Entry to China

A “top level” mission to China to determine the exact origins of the coronavirus pandemic has ended before it began, with the head of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) complaining Beijing is refusing entry to investigators.

A paramilitary police officer wearing a protective facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan, stand on guard in front of the portrait of late communist leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on January 28, 2020. - …