China reportedly blocks access to US news sites

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CNET—The Great Firewall of China has taken down access to The Guardian, The Intercept, NBC News and HuffPost, a report says.

The world is more confident in China's leadership than the US', according to a new report. Confidence in US leadership declined significantly between 2016 and 2017, according to a new report from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). The report found people on average now have more confidence in Chinese leadership than in US leadership. Steve Killelea, the founder and executive chairman of IEP, told INSIDER that global confidence in US leadership experienced a "precipitous drop" after Trump's election. Killelea pointed to the "poor press" Trump has received internationally,...