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Police officers speak to a group of lorry drivers as the Port of Dover remains closed on December 22, 2020 in Dover, United Kingdom. Over 1500 lorries remained stacked up around Kent as drivers waited for a resumption of travel from the port of Dover to France. On Sunday, France abruptly halted freight and passenger travel from the UK over concerns about the UK's surging covid-19 cases and a new virus mutation.
Facing New CCP Virus Mutation, UK Announces Stricter Christmas Lockdowns
A recent surge in the number of coronavirus infections in the southern UK is thought to be related to a new Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus mutation that may make it significantly more transmittable.  In...
Iran expects Biden administration to soften sanctions
Iran Expects Biden Administration to ‘Bow’ to the Regime
Recent statements by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei display Iran’s optimism to break and nullify U.S. sanctions under a soft Biden administration.   According to Lifezette, Rouhani boasted in statements about...
EU Planning Major Data Overhaul of U.S. Big Tech
EU Data Overhaul: A Mixed Bag of Concerns for US Tech Giants
The European Union's plan to regulate data management is the latest blow for U.S. tech giants. The data localization initiative means that companies collecting critical data must store and process them within the borders of...
Germany Extend COVID Protocouls During Festive Season
Germany Extends COVID Protocols Into the Christmas Season
In a further attempt to contain the rising COVID-19 cases, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has extended the social contact protocols to December 20 this year. So far, the only general method deployed to control the...
U.S. Forces in Somalia - Department of Defense Joint Combat Camera Center
Trump Administration Orders Withdrawal of US Troops in Somalia
On Dec. 4, President Donald Trump ordered a January withdrawal of nearly all U.S. troops in Somalia. The move corresponds to a larger initiative to reduce forces from Iraq and Afghanistan. Just under 700 troops...
Canadian soldiers, joined by personnel from British, US, and Afghan forces, attend a Remembrance Day ceremony at Forward Operating Base Masum Gar in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province, 11 November 2006. (Image: JOHN D MCHUGH/AFP via Getty Images)
Canadian Government Internal Communications Suggest Troubling Allegiances to Beijing
Canadian independent outlet Rebel News recently obtained a 34-page document from the Trudeau government under an Access to Information Act (AIA) request in a completely unredacted format. It purports to reveal conciliatory Canadian government diplomatic and...
Switzerland Allowed Chinese Security Agents to ‘Roam Freely, Unsupervised’
Swiss authorities are in damage control after it became public knowledge they had a secret 5-year deal that allowed Chinese security agents to “roam freely, unsupervised” in Switzerland. Human rights NGO Safeguard Defenders have investigated...
China signed RCEP agreement on Nov. 15 to join the largest trading bloc in the world
China Joins RCEP, But Will Beijing Honor Commitments?
China signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) on Nov. 15, joining 14 other countries in a free trade zone that will cut tariff and non-tariff barriers. Member countries signed the agreement via video...
Dozens in Central Chinese City Hospitalized for SARS-like Pneumonia
Twenty-seven cases of a “lung inflammation caused by a virus of unknown origin” have been registered in the city of Wuhan, central China, according to local authorities. Online media outlets and comments were quick to...