A proposal in the GOP-led Legislature in Texas calls for the state to ignore federal law and court rulings and forgo enforcing national regulations.

State Rep. Cecil Bell’s Texas Sovereignty Act allows for overriding federal laws through the same process as passing a bill. First a legislative committee, then the whole Legislature, would vote for nullification, and then the governor would sign his approval. Read more

British Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has accused Russia of “weaponising” fake news to undermine Western democracies.

Speaking at St Andrews University, one of the main centres for Russian studies in the UK, Fallon said Nato must better compete with Russia’s cyber activities to prevent their success. He made the comments on Thursday (2 February) after accusing Read more