(BEIJING) -- Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies dipped in value on Friday after China declared all transactions involving these digital currencies "illegal." China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, issued a statement on Friday saying that use of these virtual currencies is disrupting economic... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — In his first steps toward his own Cuba policy, President Joe Biden is sanctioning the Cuban defense minister and its special forces for the aggressive crackdowns on protests across the island nation earlier this month, the White House announced Thursday. Those protests were... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Misinformation – false information spread regardless of intent – is rampant across popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Most speech, whether true or false, is protected under the U.S. legal system. But questions about inaccurate information, spread maliciously or not, and... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR and CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The United States has ordered some American diplomats and their loved ones to evacuate Myanmar amid escalating violence two months after the military junta seized power.The U.S. Department of... Read More.
By Will Steakin and Josh Margolin, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Violent anti-government extremists are developing communication strategies to circumvent recent clampdowns by the government and the tech industry in order to continue recruiting new members and promote their views online, according... Read More.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A court in Belarus has sentenced two journalists to two years in prison for live-streaming one of the pro-democracy protests that rocked the country last year as authorities continue a crackdown aimed at smashing the... Read More.
By BRITT CLENNETT and KARSON YIU, ABC News (HONG KONG) -- Dozens of Hong Kong opposition figures, including an American lawyer, were detained on subversion charges Wednesday in what activists see as a brazen attempt to clamp down on any remaining dissent in... Read More.
By Devin Dwyer, Jason Kuang ,Sarah Herndon, and Jacqueline Yoo, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- This story is part of "America in Transition," a weekly series of in-depth reports on key parts of Donald Trump's legacy, Joe Biden's plans for change and... Read More.
By CATHERINE SANZ and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A Manhattan café that was raided by police and found to be violating social distancing laws earlier this month is suing the State Liquor Authority for suspending its license.
BY: CONOR FINNEGAN(WASHINGTON) -- As the Belarusian government continues its violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, the U.S. has remained relatively muted in its response -- weighing whether the carrot or stick will work best in this historic moment for the... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN and KARSON YIU, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has sanctioned Hong Kong's chief executive, its police commissioner, mainland China's top official for the territory and other senior leaders for "undermining Hong Kong's autonomy and restricting the freedom... Read More.
By CATHERINE SANZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Authorities in New York City are ramping up efforts to crack down on massive parties and other large gatherings as more videos pop up on social media showing mask-less revelers flouting the rules.