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EcoHealth Alliance Alleged ‘CIA Front Organization’ Tied to Wuhan Lab Leak

(John Ransom, Headline USA) As more myths about the coronavirus pandemic begin to unravel, EcoHealth Alliance---the group of federally funded researchers who were collaborating with scientists studying the virus at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, have come under sharp scrutiny. Questions already have arisin in Congressional inquiries as to whether...

Russia Announces Sweeping Naval Drills Amid Ukraine Tensions

(Headline USA) Fresh off a rambling press conference where President Joe Biden seemed to give approval for Russia to invade Ukraine, Moscow on Thursday announced sweeping naval drills in several parts of the world this month, and claimed the West is plotting “provocations” in neighboring Ukraine where the Kremlin has...

US Drops Case Against MIT Professor Accused of Ties to China

(Headline USA) The Justice Department dropped its case Thursday against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor accused of concealing ties to the Chinese government, a further setback to a federal initiative aimed at preventing Beijing from profiting off academic research at U.S. colleges and universities. The department revealed its decision...

Judges Didn’t Consider ‘Wisdom’ of Deporting Novak Djokovic

(Headline USA) Three Australian Federal Court judges on Thursday revealed their reasons for backing a government order to deport tennis star Novak Djokovic, explaining they did not consider the “merits or wisdom of the decision.” The judges on Sunday unanimously endorsed Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to deport the 34-year-old...

N. Korea May Resume Nuclear, ICBM Tests Suspended During Trump Détente

(Headline USA) Accusing the United States of hostility and threats, North Korea on Thursday said it will consider restarting “all temporally-suspended activities” it had paused during its diplomacy with the Trump administration, in an apparent threat to resume testing of nuclear explosives and long-range missiles. North Korea’s official Korean Central...

Pentagon Releases First Video of Kabul Drone Massacre That Killed 10 Civilians

(Headline USA) The Pentagon has declassified and publicly released video footage of a U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 civilians in the final hours of a chaotic American withdrawal that ended a 20-year war in Afghanistan. The man targeted in the attack was Zemari Ahmadi, who worked for...

Kamala Still Digging in Northern Triangle for ‘Root Causes’ of Border Crisis

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) As she plans what her boosters in the media hope will prove a stunning and brave expedition, historically despised Vice President Kamala Harris will soon continue her search for the causes of immigration, the New York Post reported. The VP has decided to pack up and head to...

Airlines Worldwide Rush to Change Flights over America’s 5G Problem

(Headline USA) Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports. The issue appeared to particularly impact the Boeing 777, a long-range, wide-body aircraft...

Hong Kong to Kill 2,000 Animals After Hamsters Get COVID-19

(Headline USA) Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals, according...

Taiwan Pays $900,000 for Ally Guatemala to Lobby Washington

(Headline USA) Guatemala has hired for $900,000 a major supporter of former President Donald Trump to seek influence with U.S. officials in an unusual lobbying contract paid for by its ally Taiwan, foreign lobby records show. Ballard Partners registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Justice Department on...

China Puts 20M Under House Arrest to Avoid Olympics COVID Spread

(Headline USA) China further tightened its anti-pandemic measures in Beijing and across the country on Friday as scattered outbreaks continued ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in a little over two weeks. More than 20 million people are under lockdown, many restricted to their homes amid concerns over...

Russia Denies Looking for Pretext to Invade Ukraine

(Headline USA) Russia's top diplomat on Monday angrily rejected the U.S. allegations that it was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine as Russian troops have remained concentrated near the border. The White House said Friday that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that Russia had already deployed operatives to rebel-controlled eastern...

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