POLITICS

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,...
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China Shows Signs of Fiscal and Food Shortages Amid Slowing Economic Growth
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrated its centennial in July with a parade in Tiananmen Square and paeans to the Party’s prowess. The celebratory mood, however, did not quite cover the glint of trouble that...
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) attends a meeting with China's Vice President Xi Jinping (R) prior to a meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit at the Great Hall of the People on June 6, 2012 in Beijing, China.
Russia Insists Ties With China ‘The Best Ever,’ But Tensions Loom
On July 15, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, with both agreeing that bilateral relations between the two nations were “the best ever.” They were attending an international conference...
The US and Taiwan recently held trade talks, in which both parties agreed to combat forced labor in supply chains.
US Restarts Trade Talks With Taiwan Despite Beijing’s Opposition, Raises Pork and Beef Issue
On June 29th, representatives from the United States and Taiwan held trade talks for the first time in five years. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) disapproved, believing that the island nation is a Chinese province...
Chinese National Handed 3.5 Years in Prison for Attempt to Obtain Maritime Raiding Craft for Reverse Engineering
A Chinese national has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges arising after his company lied to manufacturers during an attempted purchase of military-grade combat-use seacraft with multi-fuel engines for...
Poland is buying 250 M1 Abrams tanks from the United States to counter Russian aggression.
Poland Confirms Purchase of M1 Abrams Tanks, Modernizing Military to Counter Russia
Polish defense minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on July 15 that his country would be purchasing 250 M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 battle tanks from the United States. The deal, worth $6 billion, will also include logistical and...
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...
Mayorkas stated that the Coast Guard is watching out for illegal immigration via sea as Cubans protest their communist regime.
‘Don’t Come To America’: Biden Official Warns Cubans Fleeing Regime
Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, warned in a July 13 press conference that people from Cuba and Haiti should not attempt to sail to the United States as they flee their countries. Both...