Todd Crawford

China Is Building More Than 100 New Silos for Nuclear Missiles: Experts
China has begun to construct what independent experts believe are more than 100 new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles in the desert outside the northwestern city of Yumen, according to researchers.  Satellite images obtained by...
New York City Mayoral Race in Chaos, Tens of Thousands of ‘Dummy Ballots’ Counted in Error
The New York mayoral race spiraled into chaos on Tuesday, June 29, when 135,000 test-run ballots were inadvertently included in the preliminary total, creating confusion and undermining confidence in the city’s election process.  The New...
Facebook-logo-on-screen-on-phone-screen
Court Rules Against Facebook, Sex Trafficking Lawsuits Can Move Forward
Decision opens path to holding social media giant accountable On Friday, June 25, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Facebook is not a “lawless no-man’s-land” and can be held liable for sex traffickers who utilize...
North Korea Faces Crisis After Chinese Food Imports Drop by 90 Percent
North Korea is experiencing a food crisis after imports from China dropped by approximately 90 percent between April and May this year, a situation that North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, described as “getting tense,” according...
Chinese-policeman-north-korea-embassy-beijing-RSDL
Sobering Report Exposes China’s ‘RSDL’ Prisons, Human Rights Abuses
A report by human rights NGO Safeguard Defenders, was published on June 22 exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s “residential surveillance at a designated location” (RSDL) prisons and the conditions and treatment captives must endure while...
India’s Second Epidemic ‘Black Fungus’ Is Surging on the Heels of Their Latest COVID-19 Wave
A rare and deadly fungal infection, known as ‘Black Fungus’ that can destroy eyes and spread to the brain is sweeping through many Indian communities right on the heels of India’s latest COVID-19 wave adding...
droughts persist in the western US
No End in Sight as Massive Drought Persists in Much of the Western US
An early-season heat wave has sent temperatures soaring into the triple digits in many parts of the western United States, worsening drought conditions that are threatening to supercharge this year's wildfire season while compromising the...
Cryptocurrency Markets Buckle After China Cracks Down Further on Bitcoin Mining, Crypto Trading
China’s central bank urged banks and payment firms on Monday to crack down further on cryptocurrency trading and mining in China, sending the cryptocurrency market into a tailspin and resulting in the loss of billions...
Two Executives of Apple Daily Charged; Hongkongers Come Out in Droves to Snatch Up Copies of the Paper
Two executives of the embattled Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily were charged on Friday, June 18, after hundreds of police officers raided their headquarters and apprehended them in what has been largely panned as a...
Prominent Chinese Nuclear Scientist Found Dead After Fall From Building, Authorities Rule Out Homicide
On Thursday, June 17, prominent Chinese nuclear scientist and vice-president of Harbin Engineering University, Zhang Zhijian, was found dead after what appears to be a fall from a building at the universities’ campus. The university,...
Apple Daily Raided by Hong Kong Police; Several Arrested Under ‘National Security Law’
An estimated 400 police officers raided the Hong Kong offices of independent news outlet Apple Daily on Thursday, June 17, arresting several executives including its editor-in-chief in what is being described as a “blatant attack”...
Taishan nuclear power plant
‘Imminent Radiological Threat’ Reported at Taishan Nuclear Reactor, but Risk Minimal
What was reported as an “imminent radiological threat” by Framatome, the company that designed and helps operate China’s Taishan nuclear power plant, was deemed no cause for alarm by the National Nuclear Safety Administrator responsible...