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Shanghai Lockdown Forced Boy to Live Alone in Apartment for 66 Days

A 13-year-old boy was recently forced to live alone at his family’s apartment home in China’s Kunshan city for 66 consecutive days after his parents visited neighboring Shanghai for medical treatment in late February and became trapped in the city when it was locked down to contain its latest epidemic of the Chinese coronavirus, the…

Colombia’s Presidential Election Places Nation on Brink of Embracing Socialism

CARACAS, Venezuela — Colombian citizens will head to the polls on Sunday, May 29, to choose who will be their nation’s president for the next four years. Eight candidates will face off in this upcoming election, with polls currently favoring socialist and former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro. Out of all candidates and participating political parties,…

Shanghai’s Month-Plus Lockdown Expands to Suburbs

The month-plus Chinese coronavirus lockdown of Shanghai expanded to include nearby suburban communities on Monday, the state-run Global Times reported, revealing Chinese health officials “sealed off” residential compounds in the county of Tonglu and the city of Jiangyin after detecting fresh outbreaks of the disease in local populations. Eastern China’s Tonglu county ordered all 450,000…

Afghan Women Protest Taliban Burqa Edict

A group of women identifying themselves as members of an anti-jihadist collective known as the “Justice and Freedom Movement” organized a protest on Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan, against a Taliban decree passed over the weekend mandating women cover their faces in public. The Sunni terrorist group’s edict mandated the use of a hijab, an Arabic term…

India Boasts World’s Fastest-Growing Economy for Second Straight Year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting 8.2 percent growth for India in the current fiscal year, a substantial upward revision from earlier estimates and well ahead of the 3.6 percent global growth rate. If the projection holds up, India will have the fastest-growing economy in the world for the second straight year. The IMF…

CBP Seizes $10 Million In Fake Rolexes From Hong Kong

U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Indianapolis, Indiana, announced Monday that it seized two shipments containing 460 fake Rolex watches sent from Hong Kong.CBP officers in Indianapolis, Indiana confiscated the cargo on April 28, where they found 300 counterfeit watches in the first shipment and 160 in the second, according to a CBP media release.…

Turkey’s Erdogan Meets Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Eve of Eid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday to meet Saudi leaders for bilateral talks, marking his first visit with the Kingdom’s rulers since 2017, the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz received…

Russia and China Want to Go to the Moon Together

Dmitry Rogozin, director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said on Friday that he will pitch a joint project for a moon landing to his counterparts in China next month. “Before the end of May, I plan to hold detailed dialogue with our Chinese colleagues on our cooperation in this direction,” Rogozin told Russia’s state-run…

Bankers Reportedly Seek to Flee Shanghai amid Lockdown

The city of Shanghai is in danger of losing its status as a financial hub, as international bankers and traders consider fleeing the city to escape its brutal coronavirus lockdown — and the perpetual threat of further lockdowns imposed without notice under China’s “dynamic zero-Covid” policies. Reuters on Tuesday reported Shanghai’s four-week lockdown “has started…

Immigration Dominates Courts with Title 42 and ‘Remain in Mexico,’ Showcasing Trump’s Impact

WASHINTON, DC – Immigration took center stage in the nation’s courts this week with former President Donald Trump’s impact on full display, between a Trump-appointed judge announcing he would block President Joe Biden’s decision to end Trump’s Title 42 border protections and Trump appointees on the Supreme Court suggesting they might vote to force Biden…
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