World

Artists: China Faked Celebrity Signatures on Anti-Hong Kong Petition

A petition circulating in Hong Kong claiming to include signatures by famous artists and celebrities supporting the Communist Party’s “national security” law expanding Beijing’s power in the city featured names of people no one ever asked to sign anything, the celebrities in question said this weekend.

Beijing, CHINA: Taiwanese actress Barbie Xu, also known as Big S in China, gets mopped by the Chinese media during a product promotion in Beijing 16 December 2006. Taiwanese actresses are gaining wide popularity in mainland China and are constantly appearing in various advertising promotions. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should …

Chinese State Media Dings Obama and Democrats for ‘Years of Negligence’ of Race

Chinese state media outlets have been bursting with criticism for President Donald Trump during the current round of riots, but the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) also tossed a few bricks at former President Barack Obama and his Democrat Party, needling them for doing little about racial issues and touting China’s efforts to care for its poor and disenfranchised as vastly superior to the Democrats’ half-hearted socialism.

Barack-Obama-cries

Mexico Surpasses 10K Coronavirus Deaths as Nation Re-Opens

As Mexico returns to normal activities, health officials revealed the country surpassed 10,100 fatalities from Coronavirus (COVID-19). The most recent figures rank Mexico seventh globally for fatalities and 14 for confirmed cases despite widespread allegations of under-counting.

coronavirus testing

Texas Making Progress Against Coronavirus, Says Governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted a message saying his state is making progress in the fight against Coronavirus while re-opening continues. He reports the lowest number of COVID-19 fatalities since the end of March; the lowest number of positive tests in six weeks; and the second-largest number of recoveries in the country.

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, a cashier and customer are separated by plexiglass at the city owned waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas, Friday, May 29, 2020. Water parks in Texas were allowed to reopen today. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Minneapolis Calms as Massive Presence Law Enforcement Regains Control

A massive presence by law enforcement and National Guard members helped restore the peace in the twin cities of  Minneapolis and Saint Paul after several days of rioting and looting. Law enforcement officials successfully implemented a curfew and arrested some protesters who violated the order — bringing a night of peace to the city.

US National Guards take up position on a street during a demonstration in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - Violent protests erupted across the United States late …

India and China Bring Heavy Equipment, Weaponry to Border Standoff

Both the Indian and Chinese militaries have sent “artillery guns and combat vehicles” to their rear bases along a disputed border area in Ladakh, India’s northernmost state, as the nearly month-long standoff between the two armies continues to escalate, Indian military sources told the Times of India on Sunday.

Indian army trucks drive along the Srinagar-Leh National Highway at Sonmarg some 89 Kms of Srinagar on May 28, 2020. (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP) (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images)