The legislation imposes sanctions on Chinese officials engaged in a crackdown on Hong Kong. It also penalises banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement Beijing's new national security law on the semi-autonomous city.
The City Council voted in favour of a proposal to amend the city charter to replace the current department with a "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention" that would prioritise a "holistic" and "public-health oriented" approach.
The move will affect 525,000 jobs in the US, which is currently reeling from a high unemployment rate caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Videos posted on social media showed that the protesters had climbed on the statue and tied ropes around it, then tried to pull it off its pedestal.
US President Trump says his former national security advisor John Bolton would pay a "big price" for what he described as an illegal tell-all memoir.
The book has drawn attention for its withering portrayal of Trump, including alleged improprieties far more extensive than the accusations underlying the president's impeachment trial, where he was acquitted in February.
Former US national security adviser John Bolton in his book has accused President Trump of seeking help from China for a win in 2020 presidential elections. The White House asked a federal court for a restraining order against its release.
Following weeks of national protests since the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on policing that he said would encourage better police practices.
Georgia prosecutors said they were weighing bringing charges against the police officer who shot dead 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot in Atlanta on Friday night.
Under pressure after weeks of protests, Democrat lawmakers hope to remove protections for police officers accused of misconduct and make it harder to justify the use of force.
Iran's use of the George Floyd protests to hit back at American exceptionalism could reap dividends.
The former US vice president has effectively been his party's leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April.
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