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As COVID-19 and Washington put pressure on China’s semiconductor supply chain, Beijing’s semiconductor firms are determined to continue operating.
China Faces Potential Disruptions to Semiconductor Industry, Ignores Biden Administration Warnings
Since late March, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has faced potential risks to its semiconductor industry as COVID-19 and political tensions with the West threaten its capabilities.  Despite the lockdowns and political repercussions, China’s top...
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, unreliable media reports make it unclear how many civilians are caught in the crossfire.
Unreliable Media Coverage Clouds Impact On Civilians in Russo-Ukrainian War
Russia’s military operations in Ukraine have persisted for a month and accounts of civilian casualties and struggles have naturally emerged. However, between inaccurate media coverage and the unreliability of the Internet, there is no clear...
A physical exit point and compressor gas station of the Yamal–Europe gas pipeline in Poland. The 4,107-kilometer Yamal–Europe pipeline provides 40% of the natural gas to Europe, connecting Russia's Yamal Peninsula natural gas fields with Poland and Germany through Belarus.
Sanctions Hurt Europe and Make Russia Rich as Gas Prices Soar
On Thursday, March 3, gas was halted in the Yamal-Europe pipeline stretching from Russia to Germany amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A day later, the pipeline resumed operations.  The stop highlighted problems that arise...
SWIFT removes Russia from its service.
SWIFT Drops Russia But Sanctions May ‘Backfire’
As Russia’s war with Ukraine wages on, many parts of the world have launched financial sanctions against Moscow. SWIFT, the financial messaging system, has banned Russia from making business transactions. However, critics say the financial...
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Trudeau’s Ban on Russian Oil Imports Will Have Little Effect
On Feb. 28, the Trudeau government announced a ban on Russian oil imports into Canada following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Canadian Prime Minister said that oil revenues have helped Russian President Vladimir Putin wage...
Amid Communist Pressure, EU Postpones Trade Plan With Taiwan
The European Union has decided to shelve a confidential trade plan that aims to increase trade relations with Taiwan. The postponement came at the last minute after Brussels was scheduled to announce the plan’s format...
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French President Macron Threatens Trade War With the UK Over Fishing Dispute
On Nov. 1, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a warning to the United Kingdom, declaring that France would make “trade war-style” threats to Britain if the latter does not give in to the French’s demands...
Vlaams Belang's Annick Ponthier pictured during a plenary session of the Chamber at the Federal Parliament in Brussels, Thursday 07 October 2021.
European Parliament Members Convene to Discuss CCP’s Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Prisoners
Human-rights affiliated site minghui.org, which covers stories related to both the beauty of and persecution of Falun Dafa, reported that on Oct. 27, the online forum titled “China – Forced Organ Harvesting and the Chinese...
A man is restrained by police as demonstrators take part in a protest on September 10, 2021 in Vilnius, Lithuania against their government's Covid-19 policies, which include an attempt to introduce a mandatory health pass for access to cafes, shops, public transportation vehicles and other venues.
When the Government Turns Hostile: Life for the Unvaccinated Made Virtually Impossible in Lithuania
In a desperate outcry for help, a Lithuanian man shared his insights on social life in his homeland—or lack thereof for the unvaccinated and those without a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine passport. Known as...
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EU Committee Plans to Visit Taiwan as Beijing Warns Against Deepening Ties
A delegation from the European Union (EU) is reportedly planning a visit to Taiwan in November. The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the EU (INGE) will visit Taiwan...
Sweden has banned Israeli travelers due to the country's high rate of COVID-19 infections.
After Portugal, Israeli Travelers Now Banned in Sweden Despite High Vaccination Rate
Sweden has announced a ban on travelers from Israel, despite the fact that the Middle East nation is one of the world’s most vaccinated countries. As of Sep. 5, 68.44 percent of Israel’s population has...
The European Union has recommended the imposition of a travel restriction on Americans.
European Union Recommends Banning American Travelers
The European Union (EU) has recommended its member states institute travel bans on visitors from the United States due to its high number of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. In addition to America, five more...