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Chinese construction giant turns to belt and road to counter uncertainty
Two weeks ago, the US Department of Commerce placed five subsidiaries of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) on its Entity List.
China working with Azerbaijan on belt and road transport route even as Baku restricts investment
China has used Azerbaijan’s ongoing bilateral negotiations on its World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership to open up access for belt and road projects.
These are the top 10 countries to retire in, according to US expats who made the move well before the coronavirus pandemic
International Living's Retirement Index, an annual comprehensive guide to global retirement destinations curated by US expats, was released. The ranking takes several factors into consideration, including the cost of healthcare, the cost...
Mass protest eclipses Belarus leader's rally
Tens of thousands of opponents of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko have gathered in Minsk to protest against disputed elections.
Chuck Norris appears in bizarre YouTube VIDEO threatening to make Belarusian President Lukashenko ‘cry’
Hollywood star Chuck Norris has filmed himself making a thinly veiled threat against Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko, who is facing intense protests following accusations of election fraud.
Thousands of workers join the protests in Minsk, Belarus, after going on strike
Thousands of workers from the Minsk Tractor Factory, one of Belarus' largest companies, went on strike and marched today through the center of the Belarusian capital demanding the resignation of the president, Alexandr Lukashenko.
‘We don’t need war’ says Belarus parliament speaker, as police minister apologizes to people ‘accidentally’ caught up in crackdown
After police in Belarus violently dispersed protests against election results, arresting thousands, the country’s police minister apologized to ‘random’ people caught up in the violence, but not those he called rioters.
Why Kamala Harris is a historic VP pick for Joe Biden
Presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. Ms Harris also ran for the Democratic nomination for the top job. If Joe Biden is elected in November, Ms Harris will be the first femal...
The Robot Revolution Is Happening-Like It or Not
Nearly every company across every industry is looking for new ways to minimize human contact, cut costs and address the labor crunch in repetitive and dangerous jobs.
THIS Is Why Trump HATES Kamala Harris
Pres. Trump just called Sen. Kamala Harris "extraordinarily nasty" for her grilling of Brett Kavanaugh -- when she pressed Kavanaugh on whether he had ever discussed the Mueller investigation with Trump's lawyer.
Full text: Cui Tiankai's interview at the 2020 Aspen Security Forum
On August 4, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai was invited to attend the 2020 Aspen Security Forum and had an online interview with Mr. Nicholas Burns, executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group, and Andrea Mitchell...
American democracy seeks to reinvent itself
If something is common and normal in the politics of the United States, it is that there is nothing common and normal in the politics of that country. On Tuesday, August 11, another glass ceiling was smashed, and a new milestone was reac...
Google's new system will turn phones into earthquake detectors
Google announced this Tuesday the launch of an earthquake alert system, which will allow Android phones to act as seismographs.
Google Maps returns to Apple Watch and gets important CarPlay feature
Google has announced its latest update for Google Maps on iOS, bringing two important features: support for CarPlay’s latest and greatest feature, as well as the return of an Apple Watch app for the navigation platform.
Rowan Atkinson invokes wrath of cancel culture for raising concerns about controversial ‘hate crime’ bill
Comedian Rowan Atkinson has incurred the wrath of woke warriors on social media after voicing his opposition to a controversial hate crimes law which he believes will stifle free speech and rational debate.
Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as US vice-president pick, first Black woman
US has never had a woman vice-president; Biden’s move comes four years after first female presidential nominee from major party lost her White House bid. Trump’s campaign immediately criticised Harris, mocking her as the 77-year-old Bide...
“God Forbid You Ever Have To Face The Choice That I Faced." Belarus's Opposition Candidate Has Fled The Country As The Government Cracks Down.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the former English teacher who presented the biggest challenge to Alexander Lukashenko in 26 years, disappeared overnight as violent protests gripped Minsk.
How Smartphone Cameras Told the Story of Police Brutality
In the last decade, the smartphone has become a tool for witnessing police violence toward African Americans. From the 2009 killing of Oscar Grant to the 2020 killing of George Floyd, we reviewed the footage and talked to the people who ...
Russia reportedly completes world's first COVID-19 vaccine human trials
Has Russia become the first country to develop a COVID-19 vaccine? Moscow says it has successfully completed trials on humans,... yet no further details on when the vaccine will be released were disclosed.
WHO urges governments to act to eliminate the coronavirus
The director of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked governments and citizens on Monday to do everything possible to eliminate the transmission of the coronavirus that has caused almost 750,000 deaths.
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