National Security

Australia Cancels Controversial ‘Belt and Road’ Deals with China

Australia tore up a set of agreements Wednesday linked to the contentious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) deal with Beijing. The move is sure to provoke fury in China which has previously warned Australia it will become the “poor white trash of Asia” unless it stops pushing back against the ruling Communist Party.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 11: Prime Minister Scott Morrison reacts during a press conference in the Prime Ministers courtyard on December 11, 2020 in Canberra, Australia. Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland in partnership with biotech company CSL will be abandoned, after the …

Doctor Says Russia Keeping Her from Examining Political Prisoner Alexei Navalny

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s personal doctor, Anastasia Vasilyeva, on Tuesday claimed the prison did not allow her and a group of physicians to examine him amid concerns of his rapidly deteriorating health. Meanwhile, the Russian government has asserted that the European Court of Human Right’s (ECHR) ban on releasing Navalny’s personal health documents is part of a large coverup campaign orchestrated to benefit western intelligence operatives.

Alliance of Doctors union's leader Anastasia Vasilyeva stands next to the gate of the IK-3 penal colony where jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was reportedly transferred in the city of Vladimir on April 20, 2021. - Russia's penitentiary service said on April 19, 2021, it was transferring ailing Kremlin critic …