China refuses Security Council meeting on Hong Kong

posted in: Far East, News

The Chinese flag flutters at the office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing on May 25, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Washington on Wednesday (May 27) requested an emergency UN meeting over a controversial … Read More

How Israel and the Arab World Are Making Peace Without a Peace Deal

posted in: Israel, News

It turns out that solving the Palestinian question isn’t essential after all. And the Trump administration, Israel and a few of the Gulf Arabs seem fine with that. Without much fanfare or notice, the first known commercial aircraft from the … Read More

Defense Ministry wants China excluded from Israeli 5G – report

posted in: Israel, News

A bar on Chinese firms participating in telecommunications infrastructure has implications for Hutchison’s stake in Partner. The Ministry of Defense recommends against allowing Chinese firms to participate in the construction of 5G mobile telecommunications infrastructure in Israel, Channel 12 News correspondent … Read More

The Constitution Isn’t Suspended Because of Coronavirus

posted in: News, United States

(Pixabay) The city of Newark is cracking down on “coronavirus disinformation,” warning that any “false reporting” — which includes misleading “allegations” on social media — will lead to criminal prosecution. What exactly makes Newark think it has the authority to threaten speech? … Read More

California reopens churches 3 days after Trump threatened to ‘override’ states

posted in: Breaking News, News

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom gave California churches the green light Monday to reopen, three days after President Donald Trump threatened to “override” states that continued to block in-person religious services due to the pandemic. Newsom also was facing pressure from more … Read More

Minister Quits as Britain Boils Over With Rage Against Boris Johnson and His Lockdown-Breaking Aide

There has been an outpouring of public anger after Johnson’s top aide admitted to traveling across the country while he thought he had the virus. REUTERS / Hannah McKay The most serious political crisis that Boris Johnson has faced as British prime minister is … Read More

Venezuela celebrates arrival of Iranian petrol tanker

posted in: News, World News

The first of five Iranian tankers has docked in the South American country. A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA waves an Iranian flag as the Iranian-flagged oil tanker Fortune docks at the El Palito refinery in Puerto … Read More

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