POLITICS

China Imposes Travel Restrictions in Xi’an, Ordering Migrant Workers to Stay in City During New Year Break
After a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in China’s northwestern city of Xi’an, the Chinese government announced on Dec. 26 that rural migrant workers across the surrounding Shaanxi Province would not be allowed to...
McDonalds has put restrictions on the sale of french fries in Japan due to potato shortage.
Potato Shortages: McDonald’s Limits Sale of French Fries in Japan
Fast-food chain McDonald’s will now begin rationing French fries at all outlets in Japan due to a shortage of potato imports. It will affect 2900 stores in Japan and will be in effect between Dec....
TikTok homemade bomb trend damages the eyesight of a Swedish youth
TikTok Challenge: Homemade Bomb Trend Leads to Swedish Youth Damaging Eyes
A dangerous trend has emerged on TikTok that involves mixing chemicals to create homemade bombs. Recently, a Swedish youth who participated in this trend ended up damaging his eyesight. The youth was a student of...
Women shop for bread at a market in Ankara on December 20, 2021 as Turkey's troubled lira took a nosedive after Turkish President cited Muslim teachings to justify not raising interest rates to stabilise the currency.
Food and Rent Unaffordable as 20 Percent Inflation Hits Turkey
Turkish citizens are reeling under the pressure of inflation and what many believe is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s incompetent way of dealing with the dilemma. Just a year ago, many citizens were living a life...
A view of the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology on July 08, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
First Amendment, Freedom of Expression Under Threat at MIT
Community members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have formed a Free Speech Alliance to counter the rising liberal intolerance at the institution. The group is advocating to strengthen protections for academic freedom. MIT...
3 Key Factors Behind the Solomon Islands Anti-China Riots
The Solomon Islands, a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean home to roughly 680,000 people, has faced civil unrest in recent months. Violent protests broke out in late November after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was...
China Mass Testing
China Fights New COVID-19 Waves in Zhejiang and Xi’an, Quarantining Thousands
Recently, the epidemic situation in the cities of Ningbo, Shaoxing and Hangzhou in southeastern China’s Zhejiang Province has intensified with the area’s first major COVID-19 cluster this year.  As of mid-December, hundreds of thousands of...
The majority of Americans think Facebook is bad for society.
7 in 10 Americans Don’t Trust Facebook With Their Private Data: Poll
Facebook, now known as Meta, has gone through several scandals in recent years that involve censoring conservatives and the inability to block misinformation, for example. These scandals seem to have soured people’s impression of the...
Erdogan’s policies have crashed the value of the lira.
Turkish President Defends Low Interest Rates, Asks People to Save in Lira
With inflation soaring and the value of the lira plummeting, many experts believe that Turkey could be headed towards a full-scale financial crisis. Having lost more than 40 percent of its value against the U.S....