International News

New Zealand reports 1 remaining coronavirus case

on May 29, 2020, 7:26 AM / in International News

New Zealand on Friday reached a milestone in its effort to end its coronavirus outbreak, with just one person in the nation of 5 million still known to be infected. The country has reported 22 COVID-19 deaths out of 1,504 infections. The rest have recovered. New Zealand hasn’t reported any new cases for a week; its borders remain closed. But […]

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Co-existence of coronavirus with bacterial pathogen a major cause of fatalities

Co-existence of coronavirus with bacterial pathogen a major cause of fatalities

on May 28, 2020, 7:58 AM / in International News

The two medical professionals are planning to send their ‘hypothesis’ to an American institution for further research By Yash Goyal COVID-19 is now a global pandemic.  This deadly RNA-virus is taking a toll on millions of lives across the world, since it crept into China in November-December last year, but more so when it co-exists with a bacterial pathogen ‘Chlamydia […]

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SpaceX delays first astronaut launch due to bad weather

on May 28, 2020, 7:53 AM / in International News, National News

SpaceX on Wednesday had to postpone its first launch of astronauts into orbit due to bad weather. The mission was rescheduled for Saturday, May 30. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft take off before lightning and rain forced NASA and SpaceX to […]

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Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China

on May 28, 2020, 7:46 AM / in International News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday notified Congress that the Trump administration no longer considers Hong Kong to enjoy a meaningful degree of autonomy from China. Pompeo is required under a 2019 law to certify that Hong Kong maintains a meaningful degree of freedom to justify keeping the special trading status that has helped the former British colony remain […]

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Despite Confiscation, New Zealand Sees Most Gun Crime in a Decade

Despite Confiscation, New Zealand Sees Most Gun Crime in a Decade

on May 27, 2020, 9:56 AM / in International News, Opinion

On April 5, 2019, three days after New Zealand’s Arms Amendment Act 2019 advanced from its first reading in parliament, NRA-ILA noted that: “[g]iven the abundant research on Australia’s similar gun confiscation efforts, New Zealand officials can expect that their gun control measures will do little more than trample the natural rights of gun owners​…” This week the first evidence […]

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Wuhan pastor interrogated after Zoom evangelism event: ‘I will only live for Christ’

Wuhan pastor interrogated after Zoom evangelism event: ‘I will only live for Christ’

on May 26, 2020, 7:49 AM / in International News

A local pastor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the origin of the novel coronavirus, was taken away by police for interrogation while he was leading an online meeting of Christians on evangelism and church planting, according to the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness. The Zoom meeting, “Proclaim Jesus Gospel Gathering,” was underway when the police in Hubei province’s Wuhan city […]

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China Builds Massive Spying Capacity in Africa

China Builds Massive Spying Capacity in Africa

on May 26, 2020, 7:16 AM / in International News

The Chinese government has established an unparalleled spying capacity in Africa by encouraging Chinese companies such as Huawei to construct government buildings across the continent, according to a recent report. The report, published by the conservative Heritage Foundation, found that Chinese firms—many of which are state-owned or linked to the government—have built or renovated 186 government buildings in Africa. Many were […]

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Novavax launches human testing of COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax launches human testing of COVID-19 vaccine

on May 26, 2020, 7:02 AM / in International News

U.S. biotechnology company Novavax said Monday it was starting human trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine in Australia. “Administering our vaccine in the first participants of this clinical trial is a significant achievement, bringing us one step closer toward addressing the fundamental need for a vaccine in the fight against the global COVID‑19 pandemic,” Novavax CEO Stanley Erck said. Results […]

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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine study due to risks

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine study due to risks

on May 26, 2020, 6:52 AM / in International News

The World Health Organization is temporarily halting a study on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as potential COVID-19 treatments due to safety concerns, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced Monday. The decision followed a study published in The Lancet medical journal that COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine had a higher death rate than other patients. The Data Safety Monitoring Board […]

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‘I miss my homeland’: fearful Uighurs celebrate Eid in exile in Turkey

‘I miss my homeland’: fearful Uighurs celebrate Eid in exile in Turkey

on May 26, 2020, 6:27 AM / in International News

Istanbul has become world’s largest diaspora hub for Uighurs fleeing Chinese persecution In Hayrı Gül’s house, there was a lot to do before the Eid al-Fitr, or Bayram, holiday marking the end of Ramadan began on Saturday. There were traditional sangza noodles to bake, then twist into ropes and pile into pyramids. Special occasion clothes needed to be washed and ironed. Celebrating the […]

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Trump administration leaving Open Skies treaty

Trump administration leaving Open Skies treaty

on May 22, 2020, 7:32 AM / in International News

The Trump administration plans to give official notice that it is leaving the Open Skies treaty, a 34-nation agreement allowing the U.S., Russia, and other nations to fly over each other’s territory, U.S. officials announced Thursday. “Russia didn’t adhere to the treaty, so until they adhere, we will pull out,” President Trump said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it […]

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Beijing moves to crack down on Hong Kong with new security law

Beijing moves to crack down on Hong Kong with new security law

on May 22, 2020, 7:30 AM / in International News

This is not going to end well…. China said Thursday it was preparing to impose a new national security law for Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests erupted last year. The move was expected to provoke an outcry in Hong Kong, a former British colony that has enjoyed greater autonomy than the rest of China. President Trump warned that the United […]

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Former Green Beret and son arrested over Ghosn escape

Former Green Beret and son arrested over Ghosn escape

on May 21, 2020, 8:29 AM / in International News

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former Green Beret and his son on suspicion that they helped former Nissan CEO and chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan to evade a Tokyo trial for alleged financial crimes. The suspects, Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, were arrested for allegedly helping Ghosn sneak out of Japan inside a musical equipment box. Ghosn […]

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Trump administration extends closure of Canada, Mexico borders

Trump administration extends closure of Canada, Mexico borders

on May 20, 2020, 9:23 AM / in International News

The Trump administration on Tuesday extended the closure of the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico land borders until June 22. “The president has made it clear that we must continue to keep legitimate, commercial trade flowing while limiting those seeking to enter our country for non-essential purposes,” Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, said in a statement announcing the decision. […]

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WHO members agree to review coronavirus response

on May 20, 2020, 8:55 AM / in International News

World Health Organization member nations on Tuesday ignored President Trump’s letter demanding “major, substantive improvements” within 30 days, but agreed to conduct an “impartial, independent” review of the WHO’s coronavirus response. Trump threatened in his Monday letter to permanently cut off U.S. funding to the organization, accusing it of failing to do enough to warn the world about the early […]

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United Nations Claims It’s Politically-Incorrect To Say “Husband” Or “Wife”

United Nations Claims It’s Politically-Incorrect To Say “Husband” Or “Wife”

on May 20, 2020, 8:53 AM / in International News

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, The United Nations has put out a tweet asserting that people shouldn’t use politically incorrect terms like “boyfriend,” “girlfriend,” “husband” and “wife” in order to “help create a more equal world.” “What you say matters. Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or […]

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Barr: FBI found ties between Pensacola shooter and Al Qaeda

on May 19, 2020, 8:25 AM / in International News, National News

The Saudi military trainee who fatally shot three U.S. sailors at a Pensacola, Florida, military base last year had “significant” ties to Al Qaeda, the Justice Department and the FBI announced Monday. Investigators discovered the connection after they got through the encryption of iPhones belonging to the trainee, Mohammed Alshamrani, who had communicated with operatives from the terror group the […]

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Canadian Snowbirds jet crashes, killing 1

on May 18, 2020, 6:57 AM / in International News

A Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday, killing one member of the acrobatic jet team and seriously injuring another. The aircraft was following another jet when it veered up, circled the runway, and went into a nosedive, slamming into the front yard of a house and bursting into flames.   A public affairs officer, Capt. Jenn […]

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China Threatens ‘Severe Consequences’ for Tom Cotton, Dan Crenshaw, Missouri AG

China Threatens ‘Severe Consequences’ for Tom Cotton, Dan Crenshaw, Missouri AG

on May 16, 2020, 6:40 AM / in International News, National News

The Chinese Communist Party has threatened that American politicians seeking to hold China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic will face “severe consequences,” including targeted economic sanctions. An article in the Communist Party’s propaganda outlet, the Global Times, names many Republicans by name, including Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), along […]

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France says ‘unacceptable’ to America first getting COVID-19 vaccine

France says ‘unacceptable’ to America first getting COVID-19 vaccine

on May 15, 2020, 7:23 AM / in International News, Opinion

By COGwriter While a French company apparently wants to provide vaccines to America first, the government of France does not agree: Coronavirus Sanofi: France resists idea of US getting vaccine first 14 May 2020 It would be “unacceptable” for French drug giant Sanofi to give priority to the US market if it develops a Covid-19 vaccine, a French minister has […]

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