China slams top US military personnel for ‘irresponsible’ remarks

China strongly opposes "irresponsible" remarks recently made by U.S. military personnel, a military spokesperson said on Friday.  Tan Kefei, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, stressed that the U.S. should do more that is conducive to the development of relations between the two countries and militaries, in response to a speech by the commander … Continue reading China slams top US military personnel for ‘irresponsible’ remarks

2020 Tokyo Olympics: A show of political rivalry between China and the US

After 17 days of competition, China and the US were locked in a dead heat for gold medal supremacy. Their competition at the games also represents their increasing great power rivalry. As the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo ended, the US barely edged China out on top of the gold medals tables on the last day. … Continue reading 2020 Tokyo Olympics: A show of political rivalry between China and the US

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

Iran has the necessary tools to confront U.S. pressures – Ali Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of negotiations with the United States over the existing mutual thorny issues. "We will not negotiate with the United States as it will be fruitless and a loss," Khamenei was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency. The Iranian leader said that … Continue reading Iran has the necessary tools to confront U.S. pressures – Ali Khamenei

Senator warns the US Government against sidestepping on Iran

Sen. Angus King said Thursday he wants to know who is provoking whom as tensions heighten between the United States and Iran, as both sides are taking actions against each other. "I can't reveal what I have seen in a classified setting," the Maine Independent senator told CNN's "New Day," after revealing he's reviewed some of the … Continue reading Senator warns the US Government against sidestepping on Iran

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing extradition to the US

Seven years after he first entered Ecuador's embassy in London seeking asylum, WikiLeaks founder  Julian Assange has been arrested by British police and faces extradition to the United States. A bedraggled and sickly looking Assange on Thursday was dragged out of the building in the UK capital by officers and bundled into a police van after the South American country abruptly revoked … Continue reading WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing extradition to the US

Worst US states for youngsters 2019

Some states are better than others for millennials. Specifically, Massachusetts is way better than West Virginia, according to WalletHub. Those two states came in first and last, respectively, in the website's ranking of millennial life. A whole slew of factors went into the rankings, including millennial employment figures, earnings, housing costs, the number of younger people … Continue reading Worst US states for youngsters 2019

Xi and Trump rubbing palms amid trade war

President Trump on Tuesday thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his “kind words” about lowering auto import tariffs, amid heightened economic tensions between the two countries. Image: Xi Jinping and Donald Trump “Very thankful for President Xi of China’s kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers...also, his enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers. We will make great … Continue reading Xi and Trump rubbing palms amid trade war

Russian mom whose son was killed by US strike in Syria says Moscow shouldn’t be there

For Russian mother Farkhanur Gavrilova, the blow came a week ago when an acquaintance called her to say that her son was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria that pitted Russian and U.S. combatants against each other for the first time in the Syrian war. Gavrilova's son, 37-year-old Ruslan Gavrilov, was one of seven … Continue reading Russian mom whose son was killed by US strike in Syria says Moscow shouldn’t be there

Britain readies for War with North Korea

It's no longer a war of rhetoric for the United States of America and North Korea; Britain has drawn up a battle plan and is ready for war against Kim Jong Un. In the face of recurring provocations with DPRK's nuclear missile tests and verbal threats of attacks against Guam, Japan, South Korea and the … Continue reading Britain readies for War with North Korea