Todd Crawford

Putin in Isolation; Dozens of His Inner Circle Infected With COVID-19
Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, is in isolation after dozens of his inner circle tested positive for the coronavirus. “Earlier this week, 68-year-old Putin canceled all in-person events and said he was self-isolating after announcing an...
In Unprecedented Clampdown, 7 Chinese Power Users Banned From Wikipedia as Information War Rages
Following an investigation by the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), the foundation that oversees Wikipedia has permanently banned seven mainland Chinese ‘power users’ from its websites globally and revoked administrator access and privileges for an...
In Historic First SpaceX to Launch Four Civilians Into Space
SpaceX is set to make history on Wednesday by sending the first full crew of nonprofessional astronauts into space. The mission dubbed Inspiration4 is scheduled to lift off on the night of Wednesday Sept. 15...
In Tit-for-Tat, Both North and South Korea Test-Fire Ballistic Missiles as Tensions Rise on the Peninsula
On Wednesday Sept. 15 North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the waters off its eastern coast. A few hours later, South Korea announced that it had successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile. The two...
Japan and Vietnam Sign Defense Deal to Counter Common Foe, China
At a meeting on Saturday Sept. 11 between Vietnam and Japan, Japan agreed that it will now provide defense equipment and technology to Vietnam to counter what the two nations see as a mutual aggressive...
‘Deep Aging’ Becoming an Increasingly Difficult Problem for Many Major Chinese Cities
China’s once in a decade census has revealed that 14 percent of all residents in 149 cities in China are over the age of 65 indicating a population crisis that will have deep impacts on...
COVID-19 Outbreak in Southeast China Brings Travel Restrictions Ahead of Week-Long National Holiday
China’s southeastern province of Fujian is grappling with another COVID-19 outbreak after cases more than doubled overnight prompting officials to impose numerous restrictions ahead of the week-long national holiday, authorities said Tuesday.  The National Health...
Evergrande Group Crisis Deepens; Protests Erupt Across China
Protests erupted across China over the weekend at numerous properties owned and operated by the Evergrande Group with home buyers, retail investors and even Evergrandes’ own employees speaking out against how the struggling company is...
China Opens Its First Plant That Turns Nuclear Waste Into Glass
On Saturday Sept. 11 China opened its first plant that will turn radioactive nuclear waste into nearly benign glass using a process called nuclear waste vitrification. The plant, located in Guangyuan, Sichuan province, is reported...
Taiwan Begins 5 Days Of War Games; Simulate PLA Biochemical Attack
On Monday, Sept. 13, Taiwan began a series of mock military exercises aimed to test the island nation’s defenses against a military confrontation with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Dubbed the “Han Kuang Games” the...
North Korea Carries Out Successful Test of New Long-Range Cruise Missile
North Korea has reportedly carried out successful tests of a new ‘strategic’ long-range cruise missile, with possible nuclear capabilities, that is capable of hitting targets in excess of 930 miles away, North Korean state-run media,...
Food Prices Soar In August Continuing the Trend Upwards as Drought and COVID-19 Woes Continue
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics published on Sept. 10, filling American pantries is becoming increasingly more expensive with prices soaring to record highs on many food staples including beef, pork and...