Study: Most extreme drought in 1,200 years hits Southwest

California 03/02/22, 04:18

America's West Coast recorded the severest dry spell in more than a millennium, a new study found. The 21st Century has brought California's worst drought in 1,200 years so far. This is the shocking conclusion researchers reached after comparing soil moisture and water reservoir levels from the past 21 years to ...

Biden condemns Russia’s backers in Ukraine

Economy 03/01/22, 21:28

According to Reuters, after China refused to term Moscow's move an invasion and instead urged all sides to exercise patience, President Joe Biden said on Feb. 25 that any country that backed Russia's offensive in Ukraine would be "stained by association." On Thursday, the Ukrainian military fought Russian invaders on three ...

Countries take turns sanctioning Russia but forgot one thing

Economy 03/01/22, 20:25

After Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, countries such as Europe and the U.S. continued to impose sanctions against Moscow. However, those sanctions tend to ignore essential energy products such as oil and wheat, which heavily affect the world economy and daily lives. China stood by the ...

Biden pushes mineral supply chain actions to help end reliance on China

Economy 03/01/22, 15:52

On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden announced new investments in domestic production of minerals and materials critical to the development of technological devices, including computers, smartphones, batteries, household appliances, and vehicles. His administration's actions will strengthen the mineral supply chain and help end the reliance on such materials from China. Biden ...

White House drops mask mandate before Biden’s State of the Union address

News 03/01/22, 03:30

Joe Biden's administration stopped requiring fully vaccinated Americans to cover their nose and mouth inside the U.S. Capitol Complex. A mask mandate ended in time for the president's annual message to Congress. The White House confirmed masks would no longer be required just hours before the 2022 State of the Union address ...

Putin could order nuclear attack says former presidential adviser Fiona Hill

Opinion 03/01/22, 03:21

A previous U.S. presidential adviser warned the world's largest country might use weapons of mass destruction in the Eastern European conflict. Fiona Hill predicts Russian President Vladimir Putin could resort to nuclear warfare in his proposed invasion of Ukraine. "If anybody thinks that Putin would not use something that he has got ...

Biden cuts off US transactions with Russian central bank

U.S. 03/01/22, 03:05

President Biden's administration will further isolate the world's largest country due to conflict in Eastern Europe. U.S. residents are banned from transacting with Russia's Central Bank, National Wealth Fund, and Ministry of Finance. Russian assets currently in America will also be frozen. The White House hopes these sanctions will financially handicap Russian ...

Mike Pompeo: China is ‘greatest threat’

China 02/28/22, 02:12

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech on Friday, Feb. 25, in Florida, where he called Russian President Vladimir Putin a dictator over his decision to invade Ukraine. However, he continues to consider China a greater threat to the U.S. Pompeo said, "I could see that the greatest ...

China refuses to condemn Russia over military actions towards Ukraine

Insights 02/28/22, 01:56

Russia sent troops into Ukraine, a sovereign country, triggering a slew of sanctions from numerous countries against Moscow. However, China refused to condemn Russia. In a regular press conference in Beijing on Feb. 24, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying gave speeches around the Russia-Ukraine issue. When AFP reporters asked whether China ...

Either stand with ‘peaceful truckers’ or ‘left-wing fascists’ says Trump

Opinion 02/28/22, 00:28

Former President Trump warned authorities to choose carefully between an activist movement or extreme tyranny. Donald Trump expressed solidarity with the Freedom Convoy trucker movement at the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference. He also urged political leaders to be on the right side of history. "A line has been crossed: you are ...

Biden heads home to Delaware despite Russian nuclear order

D.C. 02/28/22, 00:13

Joe Biden took a break from Russia-Ukraine tensions at the weekend. The president and first lady left the White House for their home state of Delaware on Feb. 25. The couple was photographed departing from Washington on the Marine One helicopter despite Russian nuclear forces raising their alert status for a "special ...