Arvind Datta

Chinese influencer fell 160 feet to her death while livestreaming in a crane. White and Yellow Chrysanthemums are considered symbolic of funerals in China and Chinese culture.
Chinese TikTok Star Dies Falling From Crane While Livestreaming
Xiao Qiumei, a Chinese TikTok influencer, has died after falling from a 160-foot crane. She was recording a video for followers when the incident happened on July 20. The 23-year-old was employed as a crane...
Though HMS Queen Elizabeth will traverse through South China Sea, it isn't clear whether it will pass within the 12 mile limit of Beijing's artificial islands.
Will London Stand Up to China? HMS Queen Elizabeth Heading for Beijing’s Territorial Claims in South China Sea
The UK’s biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth and Carrier Strike Group are passing through the Singapore Strait. “It comes as the vessels head into the South China Sea having completed exercises with the Indian, Malaysian...
London aims to locate two warships permanently in the Asian region.
Britain Announces Permanent Warships in Asia Ahead of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Visit to Japan, Tokyo Decouples Taiwan From China Map
On July 20, Britain declared that it would soon be deploying warships in Asian waters. The deployment would come after aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and escort ships sail to Japan in September, traversing the...
Yakutia wildfires have already burned through 1.5 million hectares of land.
Yakutia in Serbia Melts Under Wildfires, Pollution Concerns Raise Citizens’ Frustrations
“Yakutia is a home of a lot of indigenous siberian people in Russia. It's the biggest region of Russia and it's on fire. the government doesn't do anything about it. The smoke is so high...
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French Co-Owner of China’s Taishan Nuclear Plant Recommends Shutdown
Electricite de France (EDF), the French company that co-owns China’s Taishan nuclear power plant, has indicated that it would shut down the plant if it was possible. A spokesperson from the company stated that though...
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found evidence of FBI officials accepting gifts from media personnel without prior authorization.
Senior FBI Official Found Accepting Gifts From Media
An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Justice (DoJ) found that a senior FBI official maintained connections with several members of the media between January and November 2016,...
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Beijing Continues to Open Up Financial Sector, But Tightens Control Over Foreign Investment
China is committed to opening up its financial sector, according to a State Council executive meeting held on July 21. The meeting, attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, noted that opening up the country’s financial...
Russia recently tested its Zircon hypersonic missile successfully once again.
Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile
Russia has successfully tested its Zircon hypersonic cruise missile once again. The Defense Ministry revealed that the missile was fired from its Admiral Gorshkov warship. It traveled at seven times the speed of sound and...
(L-R) Professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School Jonathan Turley, Corporate Vice President of Customer Security & Trust at Microsoft Tom Burt, and Of Counsel Lynn Oberlander at Ballard Spahr LLP testify during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee at Rayburn House Office Building June 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing to examine "Secrecy Orders and Prosecuting Leaks: Potential Legislative Responses to Deter Prosecutorial Abuse of Power."
US Government Spied on Microsoft Users, Vice President Asks for Stronger Privacy Laws
On June 30th, the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, Tom Burt, testified before the House Committee on the Judiciary, revealing that the U.S. government has been spying on Microsoft users. Burt pushed for stronger privacy...
Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz has spoken about bolstering Israeli forces in light of Iran's nuclear weapon ambitions.
Israel Defense Minister Calls for Military Expansion to Counter Potential Iran Nuclear Threat
Benny Gantz, defense minister of Israel, has called for strengthening the country’s military to better compete with a nuclear weapon-equipped Iran. He asked the government to ensure security services maintain military superiority, “which ensures our...
California Governor Gavin Newsom has been criticized for how he has handled the pandemic.
California County Inflates COVID-19 Deaths By 25%
Two counties recently admitted that their COVID-19 death counts were inflated; they have updated the report with new numbers that are significantly lower. Santa Clara and Alameda, both in California, have lowered their death figures...
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has announced a review of the risks posed by climate change on the financial system
Treasury Secretary to Review Climate Change Risk to US Financial System
Janet Yellen, the U.S. Treasury Secretary, has announced that she will be leading an effort by some of the top regulators in the country to determine the potential risks posed to the financial system by...