POLITICS

An Indian mobile user browses through the Chinese owned video-sharing TikTok app on a smartphone in Amritsar on June 30, 2020.
Investigation Reveals TikTok Promoted Videos of Sex and Drugs to Minors
With over 60 million users in the United States, TikTok has become exceedingly popular among youngsters, with an assortment of short videos spanning topics such as dance, comedy, sports, and education. However, a recent investigation...
The UK is planning to raise the National Insurance tax to meet the demands of social care.
For Sustaining Social Security, UK Plans to Raise Taxes, Low Income Groups Most Affected
The British government is planning to raise individual taxes to fund the National Health Service (NHS) and social care reforms. If the plans materialize, the Tory Party’s 2019 election manifesto promising not to raise taxes...
An illustration picture shows a smartphone screen displaying a COVID-19 vaccine record on the National Health Service (NHS) app in London on May 18, 2021.
10 Downing Street Party Asked for Vaccine Passports, Tory MPs Displeased
Boris Johnson reportedly asked Tory Members of Parliament (MPs) to bring their Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) passports or provide a recent negative test result to attend a party at his residence on 10 Downing Street....
Taliban Fateh fighters, a "special forces" unit, stand guard on a street in Kabul on August 29, 2021, as suicide bomb threats hung over the final phase of the US military's airlift operation from Kabul, with President Joe Biden warning another attack was highly likely before the evacuations end.
Afghan Refugee Travelling to U.S. With Explosive Materials Stopped by German Officials
An Afghan refugee who was flying to the U.S. from the Ramstein Air Base in Germany was detained by airport authorities after explosive materials were discovered in his luggage. Screeners at the airport found an...
This photo taken on April 9, 2021 shows social media influencer and granny Ruan Yaqing (R) with assistant Xie Xincun (L) as they check a short video for her channel on video-sharing apps Kuaishou and Douyin - China's version of TikTok - in Beijing.
China’s TikTok Overtakes YouTube in US Average Watch Time
TikTok, China’s viral app known for its short clips and videos, has overthrown rival platform YouTube in average watch time per user in the U.S. and UK. App monitoring firm App Annie reports that TikTok...
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is resigning.
Japanese Prime Minister Announces Surprise Resignation Ahead of General Elections
On Sept. 3, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga unexpectedly announced his resignation from office. During his one-year tenure, Suga has been blamed for inadequate response strategies to the COVID-19 pandemic. His departure comes amidst rapidly...
Many rights of Afghan women are being significantly curtailed by the Taliban.
The Taliban Kills Pregnant Police Officer, Afghan Women’s Rights in Tatters
Taliban militants have reportedly killed a female policewoman in the capital city of Afghanistan’s Ghor province. The woman, Banu Negar, was shot dead in front of her relatives at her family’s home.  Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah...
Major hedge funds are selling off positions in American firms that depend on communist China for a significant portion of their revenues.
American Hedge Funds Reduce Exposure to Companies Depending on Revenues From Communist China
Hedge funds are slashing their exposure to U.S. companies that depend on communist China for their business. This includes companies like General Motors Co. and Las Vegas Sands Corp., according to Goldman Sachs’s prime brokerage...
US President Joe Biden Calls Xi Jingping Amidst Heightening Tensions Between the US and China
U.S. president, Joe Biden, spoke with China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday, Sept. 9 amidst growing tensions between the two superpowers. The call, initiated by the Biden administration, was only the second time since Biden was...