Belgorod: Russia’s New Submarine Has the U.S. Navy (and the World) Really Confused

One of Russia’s largest and most complex submarines, the K-329 Belgorod, has officially started its sea trials, as per expert naval analysis. The Belgorod is one of the largest submarines in terms of displacement in existence today, exceeded only by the Soviet — now Russian — Typhoon class, which is coincidentally the largest submarine ever built. The design is… Read More Belgorod: Russia’s New Submarine Has the U.S. Navy (and the World) Really Confused

Up to 30 inches of snow buries portions of Korean Peninsula, Japan

Dangerous travel conditions are unfolding across the Korean Peninsula and parts of Japan as a strengthening storm brings rain and heavy snow as it races across the region. A storm that moved through northeastern China over the weekend remained in place into early Monday, keeping areas of rain and snow Most areas received a slushy… Read More Up to 30 inches of snow buries portions of Korean Peninsula, Japan

Swedish professor quits COVID-19 research amid hostility over his findings

A Swedish professor of epidemiology has quit researching COVID-19 after facing fierce backlash over his findings that the illness poses a low threat to children — undermining the political argument that schools can’t reopen. Jonas Ludvigsson, a professor of clinical epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute, said he has lost sleep as a result of the… Read More Swedish professor quits COVID-19 research amid hostility over his findings

Hawley calls for breakup of Big Tech ‘oligarchs,’ companies that ‘sold us out to China’

Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri on Friday urged fellow Republicans to support the break-up of Big Tech “oligarchs” that censor political viewpoints as well as large companies that “sold us out to China.” Hawley called for a “new nationalism” that reclaims the trust-busting mantra of the Teddy Roosevelt-era GOP to fight large companies and Democrats,… Read More Hawley calls for breakup of Big Tech ‘oligarchs,’ companies that ‘sold us out to China’

Hundreds in Hong Kong protest arrests of pro-democracy activists

Hundreds rallied outside a Hong Kong court on Monday after 47 pro-democracy activists were charged under a national security crackdown — arrests that prompted condemnation from Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the European Union. ​ The 47 were among ​more than 50 arrested in January and are facing charges of “conspiracy to commit subversion” under a… Read More Hundreds in Hong Kong protest arrests of pro-democracy activists

Democrats Block Rep. Andy Barr’s Amendment to Prevent COVID-19 Relief Funds from Going to China

Democrats in the House Rules Committee on Friday voted against an amendment by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) that would prevent any American taxpayer-funded COVID-19 relief dollars from going to the Chinese Communist Party. His amendment would have barred any of the $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief bill funds from being made available to “any enterprise,… Read More Democrats Block Rep. Andy Barr’s Amendment to Prevent COVID-19 Relief Funds from Going to China

Amazon documents reveal company’s strategy to dodge India’s regulators

NEW DELHI – It was early 2019, and senior Amazon.com Inc executive Jay Carney was preparing for an important meeting. The former press secretary to U.S. President Barack Obama, Carney was scheduled to talk with India’s ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C. In Delhi, the Indian government had just announced foreign direct investment regulations that threatened… Read More Amazon documents reveal company’s strategy to dodge India’s regulators

Electoral Integrity Bill: Voter ID Set to Become Mandatory in UK Elections

The British government is planning on requiring voter ID for elections by the year 2023, in one of the biggest reforms to the electoral system in recent memory, a report claims. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is set to require that voters present some form of identification, such as a driving licence, passport, or even… Read More Electoral Integrity Bill: Voter ID Set to Become Mandatory in UK Elections

30 Taliban militants killed during bomb-making class in mosque when bomb accidentally explodes

Taliban militants learning how to make bombs and improvised explosive devices were killed in a massive explosion when a bomb was accidentally ignited. At least 30 militants were killed in the blast Saturday, according to Khaama Press, the Afghan news agency. The incident unfolded in the village of Qultaq in Dowlatabad district of Balkh province in the northern region… Read More 30 Taliban militants killed during bomb-making class in mosque when bomb accidentally explodes