China thinks it can win a nuclear war with the United States

A Chinese newspaper is criticizing the recent successful intercept of a mock nuclear missile, in this case, a simulated ICBM, by a U.S. Navy destroyer using an SM-3 IIA missile. The Beijing-backed paper alleged that the ship-launched missile defense capability would not prove effective in a “real-war” scenario or have any chance of stopping a maneuvering hypersonic missile.  The claim in the paper, which … Continue reading China thinks it can win a nuclear war with the United States

PSG president talks about signing Messi

Neymar's comments announcing his intention to play with Lionel Messi again next season have been taken very seriously in Paris.  Reuniting Neymar and Messi in the same team is an option that Paris Saint-Germain are considering. Knowing that Messi is free to talk to other teams in January, now is the time to make contact.  … Continue reading PSG president talks about signing Messi

Which jerseys are setting records at sports auction?

Historic jerseys from the careers of Michael Jordan, Colin Kaepernick and former U.S. President Barack Obama set sales records at an auction of sports memorabilia this week, Julien’s Auctions said on Friday. The official National Basketball Association jersey given to Jordan on the day he signed with the Chicago Bulls in 1984 sold for $320,000, … Continue reading Which jerseys are setting records at sports auction?

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US Anti-Doping Agency outlines punishment for athletes

U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday a bill that lets U.S. justice officials pursue criminal penalties against those involved in doping conspiracies at international events involving American athletes, sponsors or broadcasters. he Rodchenkov Act, named after the whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov who helped expose Russia’s state-sponsored doping, empowers prosecutors to seek fines of … Continue reading US Anti-Doping Agency outlines punishment for athletes

Trump Campaign suffers more devastating legal defeats

Donald Trump’s campaign said it filed a lawsuit in Georgia state court on Friday seeking to invalidate the presidential election results there, the latest in a series of legal challenges aimed at reversing his loss that have so far gone nowhere. The Trump campaign said in a statement its new lawsuit would include sworn statements … Continue reading Trump Campaign suffers more devastating legal defeats

Why the US suspended exchange program with China

The U.S. State Department said late on Friday it has terminated five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them “soft power propaganda tools.” “While other programs funded under the auspices of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act are mutually beneficial, the five programs in question are fully funded and operated by the (Chinese) government … Continue reading Why the US suspended exchange program with China

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Why Erdogan wants France to impeach Macron

Turkey’s president has renewed his vitriolic attacks on French President Emmanuel Macron, saying he hopes France will get rid of him soon. Speaking after Friday prayers in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Macron “trouble” for France, which he said was experiencing a dangerous time under his leadership. “My wish is for France to get rid … Continue reading Why Erdogan wants France to impeach Macron

Macron bemoans racial profiling and police brutality in France

France plans to launch a government-monitored online tool in January that is designed to identify and root out discrimination by police, President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. Macron called it “unbearable” that people of color are more likely to be stopped by law enforcement officers than white people. “We are going to set up a large … Continue reading Macron bemoans racial profiling and police brutality in France

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People with HIV have the right to live

We’re in the middle of #AIDSAwarenessWeek, and while we’ve come a long way in how we talk about and treat HIV & AIDS, it’s easy to forget that the law hasn’t quite caught up. For example, did you know that: In 10 U.S. states, people living with HIV are criminalized for acts that carry low or … Continue reading People with HIV have the right to live

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Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas

Boris Johnson's plan to relax the UK coronavirus lockdown over the Christmas period is like "throwing fuel over the COVID fire" and will lead to a third wave of coronavirus deaths, according to a scientist advising the prime minister. The UK government on Tuesday announced that it had agreed with the devolved administrations to let … Continue reading Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas