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A "Doomsday" disruption to natural gas by Russia's Gazprom Nord Stream 1 pipeline is closer to happening as a key turbine is still trapped in Canada.
Russia’s Gazprom Warns July 22 European ‘Doomsday’ Is on Track
Russia’s state owned natural gas distributor Gazprom warned on July 13 that finagling by the government of Canada has made the prospect of what some analysts have called a “doomsday scenario” lying ahead for Europe...
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Lithuania Will Allow Sanctioned Russian Goods Trade to Kaliningrad
VILNIUS, July 13 (Reuters) - European Union member Lithuania will adhere to the EU executive's advice that sanctioned Russian goods can transit to the Kaliningrad exclave, its Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The European Commission...
Insulting someone on the Internet will land you in prison for a year in Japan, thanks to new central government censorship.
Online Insults Now Punishable by a Year in Jail: Japan
New revisions to Japan’s Penal Code came into effect that will see those who insult others on the Internet punished by up to a year in prison.  A July 7 article by Kyodo News on...
Wind turbines are interfering with Japan's missile defense systems.
Wind Turbines Hindering Japan’s Missile Defense Radars
Japan has to walk back on its decision to invest in wind energy after the Defense Department claimed turbine blades heavily interfere with their radar defense system. After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the government...
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Kremlin Rolls Out Fast-Track Russian Citizenship for Ukrainians as Army Makes Gains
As Russian troops capture the remaining parts of the Donbass region, President Vladimir Putin has signed an order to allow all Ukrainians an easy path to Russian citizenship — a move likely aimed at further...
Hongkongers Fear Tightening Regime Control as Officials Promote Mainland-style ‘Health Codes’
Lo Chung-mau, newly appointed health chief for incoming Hong Kong leader John Lee's government, said on July 10 that he would consider incorporating a “real-name registration system” to the Hong Kong epidemic prevention mobile app...
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Conflicting Media Reports Swirl Regarding Trudeau’s Recent Visit to the Calgary Stampede
News analysis On July 10, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to the “Greatest Show on Earth” the Calgary Stampede which is a rodeo event and midway experience that is held every year...
Japan’s Ruling Party Wins Big in Polls Following Abe’s Death
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's governing party and its coalition partner scored a major victory in a parliamentary election on July 10 imbued with new meaning after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid...
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Sri Lankan President to Resign Amidst Historic Social Unrest
According to a Sri Lankan Parliament spokesperson, on Sunday, July 10, Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he intends to resign within the next few days, as massive protests rock the capital of Colombo amidst...