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U.S. officials around the globe have reported experiencing a mysterious affliction called Havana Syndrome since 2016.
Havana Syndrome Hits U.S. Intelligence Officer During India Trip
An intelligence officer traveling with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief William Burns suffered from the infamous “Havana Syndrome” while on a trip to India. The mysterious affliction has affected several other American spies, diplomats, and...
The four Quad leaders have committed to ensuring stability in the Indo-Pacific.
US, Australia, India, and Japan Leaders Commit to Securing Indo-Pacific at White House Meeting
On Sept. 24, leaders from the four-nation Quad group met at the White House to discuss efforts to maintain rule of law in the Indo-Pacific region, which is experiencing increasing Chinese aggressiveness. In a joint...
A review by external advisors found several incidents of corruption involving the World Bank’s Doing Business report.
Review Uncovers Corruption in World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ Reports
On Sept. 15, a report published by law firm WilmerHale for the World Bank’s ethics committee showed that World Bank leaders had manipulated China’s rankings in the “Doing Business 2018” report. It has now come...
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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Leaves Canada For China, Agreement Made With US Authorities
After striking a deal with U.S. prosecutors, Huawei’s chief financial officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou left Canada for China on Sep. 24. Shortly after her release, the two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor who were...
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Newly Elected Head of Taiwan’s KMT Pledges to Mend Ties With Mainland China, Re-establish Presence in US
Winning 45 percent of the Kuomintang vote, Eric Chu defeated dark horse contender Chang Ya-chung, an open proponent of unifying Taiwan with the Chinese mainland Eric Chu Li-luan, the newly elected chairman of Taiwan’s largest...
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British Defence Contractors Stand to Benefit From AUKUS Pact
The AUKUS announcement on 15 September preceded the news that BAE Systems PLc, the UK’s largest defence contractor and third biggest globally, along with Rolls Royce Holdings PLc, had been awarded a Ministry of Defence...
In a Major Blow to Hong Kong’s Pro-democracy Movement, ‘The Alliance’ Votes to Disband
The group responsible for the annual Tiananmen Square Massacre vigil has voted to disband at a special meeting on Saturday Sept. 25 after 32 years in operation, following months of sustained pressure by Chinese authorities...
China Releases Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig
Canadians are breathing a sigh of relief after two Canadian nationals, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — who have spent close to 3-years in the Chinese prison system — touched down on Canadian soil after...
Nicki Minaj is facing extensive online criticism after questioning the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Nicki Minaj Questions COVID-19 Vaccines, Faces Immediate Backlash
Singer Nicki Minaj is facing backlash after raising questions about the safety and efficacy of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. In a tweet on Sept. 14, she shared that her cousin in Trinidad refused to...