Chinese embassy in Vietnam slams Kamala Harris’ for politically disruptive comments

The Chinese Embassy in Vietnam on Thursday released a statement refuting U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris' verbal attacks on China during her visit to Vietnam. Image: Kamala Harris Harris instigated Southeast Asian countries to join the United States to raise pressure on China, making it clear that the sole purpose of her visit was to … Continue reading Chinese embassy in Vietnam slams Kamala Harris’ for politically disruptive comments

US lawyers protest UK decision on Julian Assange

Lawyers acting on behalf of the U.S. government on Wednesday challenged a British judge’s decision to block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges in the United States, arguing that assessments of Assange’s mental health should be reviewed. The British judge, Vanessa Baraitser, ruled in January that Assange was likely to … Continue reading US lawyers protest UK decision on Julian Assange

Whistleblower Protection in the UK and USA on COVID-19

1.       Introduction Whistleblowing is central to achieving good corporate governance within a political system[1]. This explains why countries need reliable mechanisms for identifying and correcting unethical and unlawful practices in organisations. But every action is open to a reaction so it is a common occurrence for organisations to retaliate against whistleblowers. Evidence-based reports from Whistleblower … Continue reading Whistleblower Protection in the UK and USA on COVID-19

What antacids do to blood sugar in diabetic people

A class of drugs widely used to treat heartburn and stomach ulcers improve blood sugar control in patients with diabetes when added to their usual treatment, a new analysis indicates. Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com But the same class of drugs -- known medically as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and including agents such as omeprazole … Continue reading What antacids do to blood sugar in diabetic people

U.S. CDC eases travel restriction to some countries

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Olympics host Japan, from its highest "Level 4" rating that had discouraged all travel to recommending travel for fully vaccinated individuals. The move has raised hopes that widespread vaccinations will bring a return to … Continue reading U.S. CDC eases travel restriction to some countries

Trump: I’m not undermining America’s democracy, I’m the one trying to save it

Rebuking the unraveling of America under President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump struck back at media suggesting he is attempting to "undermine American democracy," defiantly declaring: "I'm the one that's trying to save it." Donald Trump "They want to silence you; they want to silence your voice," Trump told the North Carolina Republican Party … Continue reading Trump: I’m not undermining America’s democracy, I’m the one trying to save it

COVID-19: US Secretary of State assures India of support

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday the United States and India are united in trying to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic together and Washington wants to make sure it takes action to help India with its current coronavirus crisis. Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who has spent the past week in the United States … Continue reading COVID-19: US Secretary of State assures India of support

Russia bemoans U.S. decision to pull out from Open Skies arms pact, says it’s ‘a political mistake’

Russia on Friday called a U.S. decision to not rejoin the Open Skies arms control pact, which allows unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, a political mistake that strikes a sour note ahead of a summit, Russian news agencies reported. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, was quoted by the … Continue reading Russia bemoans U.S. decision to pull out from Open Skies arms pact, says it’s ‘a political mistake’

2 death row inmates refuse to choose between firing squad and electric chair

Two death row inmates in South Carolina, now required by law to choose between a yet-to-be-formed firing squad and a 109-year-old electric chair, have decided to sue instead. They call the state's recently signed legislation unconstitutional because lethal injection was the main method of execution when they were sentenced. It's an argument Democratic state Rep. … Continue reading 2 death row inmates refuse to choose between firing squad and electric chair

A Comparative Analysis of Whistleblower Protection Trends in the UK and USA since COVID-19

1. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic exposed governments to waves of fraud. As the unscrupulous profiteers in Britain and America remorselessly exploit the crisis for illegal gains thereby worsening taxpayers’ woes fraud, everyone in both public and private sectors are morally obligated to blow the whistle under the False Claims Act and similar programs. This action … Continue reading A Comparative Analysis of Whistleblower Protection Trends in the UK and USA since COVID-19