Archive for the ‘International’ Category

China’s regime gains more control of critical infrastructure in Latin America

China is seeking to conquer America’s backyard. Source

China doesn’t need to invade to achieve Taiwanese unification

China is more likely to pursue a “short of war coercion campaign,” as we call it, centered on political and economic warfare accompanied by limited kinetic action than an invasion of Taiwan for three main reasons: Source

Why Biden is holding back heavy bombs from Israel

The heavy bombs that President Biden has held back from sending to Israel have been a major point of controversy in the Gaza war, as a key tool for Israel’s decimation of the territory. Biden has paused a shipment of some 3,500 bombs, which includes heavy 2,000-pound versions along with the lighter 500-pound munitions. Both… […]

Sanders says Biden’s warning to Netanyahu is ‘a good step forward’ but calls for ‘even more’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said President Biden’s warning to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a “good step forward” in a Wednesday interview, but he hopes to see “even more” from the president going forward. “Well, I think it’s a good step forward. I think we’ve got to do even more,” Sanders told CNN’s Kaitlan… […]

Biden faces key test over Israel’s military actions in Gaza

President Biden is facing a key test this week in delivering a report to Congress on Israel’s conduct in Gaza, which has the potential to cut off U.S. assistance to Israel. The report is mandated by National Security Memorandum 20 (NSM 20), which Biden issued in February, and is due by May 8. It requires… […]

Fox anchor pushes back on Mace’s claim of George Soros funding student protests 

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto pushed back on a claim by Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) that progressive billionaire George Soros has funded groups involved in pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses. “There’s a push right now on the part of some of these institutions to negotiate with the protesters, and to go ahead and put up… […]

University of Vermont cancels UN ambassador’s address amid Gaza protests 

The University of Vermont (UVM) has canceled United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s commencement speech amid pro-Palestinian protests on campus as protests sweep colleges across the nation. “We are looking forward to the upcoming Commencement ceremonies and the opportunity to celebrate our 2024 UVM graduates,” Suresh Garimella, the university’s president, said in a message to the… […]

Stormy seas pause construction of Gaza pier, Pentagon says

The U.S. military had to pause its project of building a pier off the coast of Gaza to deliver humanitarian due to bad weather, the Pentagon said Friday. U.S. Central Command officials “temporarily paused offshore assembly of the floating pier” off the coast of Gaza after high winds and sea swells caused unsafe conditions for… […]

International court pushes back on ‘threats’ as it weighs Israel-Hamas arrests

The International Criminal Court (ICC) pushed back against “threats” Friday as it faces intense pressure following reports of possible arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas officials over their conduct in the Oct. 7 attack and war in Gaza that has followed. A number of pro-Israel U.S. lawmakers and the Biden administration have urged the ICC… […]

GOP senator calls for deporting certain foreign student protesters

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) called for the U.S. government to revoke the visas given to international students who are Hamas sympathizers and deport them as college protests continue nationwide. “You cannot go around yelling ‘I am Hamas’ or ‘We are Hamas’ or ‘River to the sea’ and pushing out Jewish students and have the University not… […]

Zelensky stresses need for weapons system to win war in Ukraine

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized Sunday that his country needs a “crucial” weapons system to help win its war against Russia. NBC host Kristen Welker asked Zelensky if Ukraine could win the war now that the House approved additional aid for the country on Saturday, including $61 billion for his country. He said his country… […]

Zelensky says the US is ‘not funding’ war in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated Sunday that the United States is “not funding” war in his country, emphasizing that the U.S. is helping protect democracy throughout the region. NBC host Kristen Welker asked Zelensky on “Meet the Press” how long Americans can expect to fund the war in Ukraine,” noting that there has been some… […]

Change the approach from just helping Ukraine fight to letting them win the war

Everything that Putin’s regime has already done and will continue to do is a result of the weak response of the free world. Source

Russia extends journalist Evan Gershkovich’s detention after nearly a year

A Moscow court on Tuesday extended the pretrial detention for The Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich until the end of June. After hearing from prosecutors, Gershkovich’s detention was extended until June 30, according to state-run news outlet TASS. Gershkovich has already been detained for almost a year following his March 29, 2023, arrest in… […]

Speaker Johnson, GOP face crunch time on Ukraine

The House returns to Washington on Tuesday facing heightened urgency to move more military help for Ukraine but with no formal deadline — and no clear strategy — for getting it passed.  The lower chamber is scheduled to be in session for only four days before a two-week holiday recess, and Kyiv’s supporters, including top Democrats… […]

Paris 2024 Olympics lifting intimacy ban for athletes, stocking up with 300,000 condoms

The Summer Olympics will no longer ban its athletes from private intimacy, eschewing 2020 rules brought on by the COVID pandemic. Olympics Village Director Laurent Michaud told Sky News on Tuesday that its Paris athlete accommodations will be stocked with as many as 300,000 condoms in preparation. “It is very important that the conviviality here… […]

In Oscars speech, ’20 Days in Mariupol’ director says he wishes he ‘never’ had to make film

The director behind “20 Days in Mariupol” is marking the documentary’s Oscar win with a solemn speech, saying he wishes he “never” had to make the film about Russia’s war against Ukraine. “This is the first Oscar in the Ukrainian history,” Mstyslav Chernov, the film’s director and a war correspondent, said as he accepted the… […]

Biden marks start of Ramadan by recognizing ‘moment of immense pain’ for Muslims

President Biden marked the start of Ramadan on Sunday with a statement recognizing the “moment of immense pain” for many Muslim Americans and pledging to lead international efforts to deliver humanitarian aid into Gaza. “Tonight—as the new crescent moon marks the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan—Jill and I extend our best wishes… […]

News agencies retract photo of Princess Kate over concerns it was manipulated

The Associated Press and other news agencies issued mandatory kill notices on the first photo released in months of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, citing concerns that the photo was manipulated. The photo, released by Kensington Palace on Sunday, featured the princess surrounded by her three children, while Kate sat in a chair. The… […]

US military ship heads to Gaza to build temporary port for humanitarian aid

A U.S. military ship is heading to Gaza to build a temporary seaport that will provide humanitarian assistance to the war-ravaged territory. U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement that a U.S. Army vessel is “en route to the Eastern Mediterranean less than 36 hours after President Biden announced the U.S. would provide humanitarian… […]

Navalny widow: Putin ‘must answer for what he has done’

Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said Russian President Vladimir Putin “must answer” for what he has done with Russia, and for her husband’s death, in an emotional speech Wednesday. “Putin must answer for what he has done with my country. Putin must answer for what he has done… […]

Skepticism over Ukraine aid pervasive at CPAC

National Harbor, Md. — This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) underscored the clear divide among Republicans on aid to Ukraine, with speakers and attendees largely expressing their opposition to giving the nation more assistance. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dragged on for two years, but Democrats and some Republicans have been supportive of offering further… […]

Clyburn gives GOP a new nickname: ‘Groupies of Putin’

House Minority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) went after Republicans Saturday, branding the GOP with a new nickname: “Groupies of Putin.” Clyburn, who announced he would step down from leadership in 2024, argued Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and his other GOP colleagues have only been doing the business of Russian President Vladimir Putin “at the behest… […]

Zelensky on Tucker Carlson interview with Putin: ‘two hours of bulls—’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky blasted former Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s recent interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a recent interview with one of the network’s current hosts. “I don’t have time to hear more than two hours of bull—- about us, about the world, about the United States, about our relations and this… […]

Sherman: Biden calling Putin a ‘crazy SOB’ okay for campaign trail, not diplomatic discussion

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) criticized comments by President Biden on Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview Thursday. “Perhaps appropriate for the campaign trail, not appropriate for diplomatic discussion,” Sherman, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said about Biden’s comments during an interview with anchor Blake Burman on “The Hill on NewsNation.” The… […]

Biden calls Putin a ‘crazy SOB’

President Biden on Wednesday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy SOB” and bashed former President Trump for his reaction to the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Biden was talking about climate change at a fundraiser in San Francisco, Calif., when he referred to Putin as an acronym for “son of a bitch.” “This… […]

Widow of assassinated Haitian president indicted over his killing

The widow of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was among the 51 people indicted in connection to the 2021 killing on Monday, a major step forward for the case nearly three years after the fact. Martine Moïse, ex-prime minister Claude Joseph and the former chief of Haiti’s National Police Léon Charles were the most notable… […]

Blinken: Reported Navalny death underscores ‘weakness and rot’ at heart of Putin system

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that Alexei Navalny’s reported death underscores the “weakness and rot” at the heart of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s system, holding the Kremlin responsible for the death of their top opposition leader.   Blinken blasted Putin’s regime and the chokehold he has over the country’s affairs in remarks at the… […]

Navalny’s wife delivers surprise speech at global security conference

Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, delivered a surprise speech at the Munich Security Conference on Friday, hours after shocking reports from Russian authorities that her husband died in prison. “If it’s true, I want [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, his entourage, Putin’s friends and his government to know they will pay… […]

Pence says no room in GOP for Putin ‘apologists’ after reported Navalny death

Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday is no room in the Republican party for “apologists” for President Vladimir Putin after Russian authorities reported the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Pence issued a strong rebuke of the Russian leader in a series of posts on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Putin is a… […]

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