POLITICS

US Government will spend $3 billion on underserved communities to create jobs and drive development.
Washington Announces $3 Billion Plan to Help Distressed Communities
On July 22, the Biden administration announced a $3 billion economic development plan focused on supporting jobs and economic recovery among underserved and distressed communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, ‘Investing in America’s...
Washington has imposed sanctions on Cuba, which many are calling ineffective.
Biden Sanctions Cuban Regime, Communists Promoting Violence Against Protestors
On July 22, the Biden administration announced sanctions against Cuban Security Forces amidst Havana’s violent crackdown on people protesting against the six-decade-old communist government. The protests, which began on July 11, were triggered by shortages...
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman meets Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Tianjin, China in this handout picture released July 26, 2021. U.S. Department of State
China Hits US Officials With Counter-Sanctions, State Department Arranges Meeting to Smoothen Relations
On July 23, Beijing announced counter-sanctions on six American individuals and one entity in response to Washington’s sanctions on Chinese officials involved in suppressing human rights in Hong Kong. The sanctions are the first such...
Demonstrators, with a poster on the right reading "internet is our only chance," attend the Free Internet rally in response to a bill making its way through parliament calling for all internet traffic to be routed through servers in Russia— making VPNs (virtual private networks) ineffective, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 10, 2019.
A New Internet for Russia, or Communist State Controls?
Russia recently tested disconnecting from the World Wide Web as part of an exercise to bolster its cybersecurity. The tests were conducted as part of the “sovereign internet” law the country had passed two years...
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...
Hong-Kong_Security-officials
Hong Kong’s National Security Council Caught Up in Luxurious Dinner Party Scandal
On July 13, various media reported that three senior Hong Kong security officials and members of Hong Kong's National Security Council had attended a luxurious dinner party held by the mainland real estate company Evergrande...
BLM blames the U.S. government for Cuban crisis while extending support to the communist regime.
Black Lives Matter Sides With Cuban Government on Protests, Blames US for Unrest
Black Lives Matter has attracted a new round of scrutiny following a recent statement in support of the Cuban regime even when the communist government is dealing with large-scale citizen protests. In the statement, posted...
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,...