US, NATO reject Russia’s request not to bring Ukraine into alliance

U.S. 01/08/22, 16:32

The United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Friday roundly rejected Russian demands that the alliance curb its expansion and prevent new members from joining, referring to Ukraine with which it has a tense territorial dispute.  Both Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said ...

Illegal Iranian oil sales to China soared in 2021, defying US ban

Middle East 01/08/22, 15:55

Iran's authoritarian regime continues to openly defy sanctions imposed by the U.S.–led international community by increasing oil sales to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) by 40% during 2021. According to a report by the watchdog group tracking illegal Iranian oil tankers, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), not only were the restrictions ...

President Macron’s vaccine pass gets French parliament’s approval

Europe 01/08/22, 12:40

French parliament has passed President Emmanuel Macron administration plans for a vaccine pass, backing his controversial comments on [expletive] upsetting the unvaccinated people. According to Reuters, Macron told Le Parisien newspaper this week that he wanted to squeeze those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine out of public places so that they ...

New COVID-19 strain found in France, could be more resistant to vaccines

World 01/07/22, 21:22

French scientists have detected a new mutant variant of the coronavirus, which they fear could be more resistant to COVID-19 vaccines but is not fast spreading. The new variant, dubbed "IHU" or B.1.640.2, was first reported in November by researchers at the Méditerranée Infection University Hospital Institute in Marseilles, which means it ...

China’s army builds bridge on Chinese-Indian border

China 01/06/22, 17:04

Satellite photos show that the Chinese army is building a bridge over Pangong Lake on the border with India, according to India's New Delhi Television (NDTV). The move is expected to help China quickly deploy troops and heavy weapons to the conflict-stricken area. According to "India Today," the bridge is about 18 ...