British Virgin Islands Premier arrested in Miami on drug trafficking charges

U.S. 04/29/22, 16:48

According to the Miami Herald, the Premier of the British Virgin Islands and the port director were arrested in Miami on drug trafficking and money laundering charges on April 28. According to a DEA affidavit filed by U.S. Attorney Frederic Shadley, Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and Port Director Oleanvine Pickering Maynard ...

U.S. will ensure Taiwan has all necessary means to defend itself, Blinken

China 04/29/22, 03:00

At the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, U.S. lawmakers asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken about President Joe Biden’s stance on the Taiwan issue. According to the South China Morning Post, Blinken replied that the administration is “determined to make sure that [Taiwan] has all necessary means to defend itself ...

Elon Musk gets tempting offer from rancher to bring Twitter to Texas

Texas 04/29/22, 01:12

According to The Hill, an Austin-area man is offering Tesla CEO Elon Musk 100 acres (approximately 40 hectares) of free land. A Central Texas rancher, Jim Schwertner, is president and CEO of Schwertner Farms Inc, said in a tweet Tuesday, April 26:  "Elon Musk, Move Twitter to Schwertner, TX. 38 Miles North of Austin ...

China’s espionage danger is unprecedented in history: FBI Director

China 04/27/22, 22:28

FBI Director Christopher Wray expressed in a “60 Minutes” interview that China's espionage and cybersecurity threats are on a scale that's never occurred in history. He noted that the Chinese regime targets innovation, trade secrets, and intellectual property. Christopher Wray said that China’s targets span most of the economic sector. America's ...

Elon Musk tweets: Truth Social app beats Twitter and TikTok in Apple Store

U.S. 04/27/22, 18:33

Truth Social, the social network owned by former President Donald Trump, surpassed Twitter in ranking as the best free app in Apple's app store. SpaceX CEO and new Twitter owner Elon Musk tweeted, "Truth Social is currently outperforming Twitter and TikTok in Apple Store," Musk tweeted, quickly receiving "likes" from more ...

California students hit hard by housing crisis

California 04/27/22, 18:07

California is not exempt from the plight of college students across the United States suffering housing shortages and high rent costs, AP reported. California students have to pay high prices for dilapidated housing and have to spend a lot of time commuting to universities and, in many cases, having to sleep ...

New York is considering licensing restaurants to sell food containing marijuana

New York 04/27/22, 17:46

The state of New York is considering passing a bill that would allow restaurants to sell marijuana-infused food and weed-infused edibles. Following the decriminalization of recreational marijuana in New York in 2021, discussions are underway to grant the first licenses to sell marijuana-infused food. Aaron Ghitelman, a spokesman for the state's ...

Washington legislature removed the word marijuana from state laws, citing racism

News 04/27/22, 02:21

After decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level on April 1, the Washington legislature on April 25 removed the word marijuana from state law and replaced it with Cannabis. Rep. Melanie Morgan (Parkland), who introduced the bill, said, "The term 'marijuana' itself is pejorative and racist,'" according to Fox News. Washington lawmakers recently ...

Trump confirmed that he will not return to Twitter by Musk’s hand

U.S. 04/26/22, 17:23

This Monday, former President Donald Trump said he would not return to Twitter despite the social networking platform's announcement that it accepted Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition proposal, according to Fox News.  Trump told the news network that he will stay on his social network TRUTH and expects Musk to buy ...

Russia sanctions 29 more Americans for the ‘Russophobic agenda’

U.S. 04/26/22, 01:06

Russia issued a statement, on April 21, with a list of sanctioned Americans who will not be allowed to enter the Eastern European country. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, they are held responsible for the "Russophobic agenda" of disinformation. The ban extends to 29, including the CEO of arms ...

U.S., EU condemn China’s disinformation over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

China 04/25/22, 01:06

The United States and the European Union have criticized China for promoting false information relating to Russia's attack on Ukraine. According to South China Morning Post, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said, “[Chinese] state media has parroted the Kremlin’s lies, and conspiracy theories, including absurd claims that Ukraine and Nato ...

US reaffirms support for Lithuania against China’s economic coercion

China 04/25/22, 00:51

The United States said that it is standing with Lithuania as the EU nation faces economic coercion from China. In a readout released on April 22, the U.S. Treasury Department said its Deputy Secretary of Treasury, Wally Adeyemo met with Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste this week to confirm its support. According ...

U.S.-Europe opposes China’s pressure on cross-Taiwan Strait

China 04/24/22, 01:57

In a joint statement on April 22, the U.S. and E.U. opposed China's over-economic coercion act, the cross-Taiwan Strait, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The statement was made public following meetings in Brussels between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State - Wendy Sherman and European External Action Service Secretary-General Stefano Sannino. The E.U. ...