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China Indefinitely Blocks Australian Coal Exports

China has formally blocked exports of Australian coal, the latest trade dispute between the two countries in months.China has formally blocked exports of Australian...

NSA General Counsel Michael Ellis Placed on Administrative Leave

National Security Agency (NSA) General Counsel Michael Ellis reportedly was placed on administrative leave due to his recent appointment being under investigation by the...

Antifa Rioters Vandalize DNC Offices in Portland and Seattle.

Antifa rioters have attacked Portland's Democratic Party of Oregon building and clashed with police while another group damaged several buildings in Seattle. Antifa rioters...

Phone Lines to Russian Consulate in New York Cut

The Russian Consulate in New York reported that their phone lines have been cut.The Russian Consulate in New York reported that their phone lines...

Biden Asks US Surgeon General Jerome Adams to Resign

President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly asked US Surgeon General Jerome Adams to resign after he is sworn-in on Wednesday, and select an acting replacement.President-elect...

Biden Directs Department of Education to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments

United States President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Education to extend the pause on federal student loan payments and collections and to...

WHO Warns of ‘Catastrophic Moral Failure’ Over COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines between wealthy countries and poor countries places the...

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North Korea’s Acting Envoy to Kuwait Defects to South Korea

North Korean acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea in 2019, says fellow defector-turned-South Korean legislator. Ryu Hyun Woo who heads the North Korean embassy in Kuwait, has defected to South Korea in September 2019 says Tae Yong Ho, former diplomat at North Korea.This, after former acting...

Dominion Voting Systems Files $1.3 Billion Lawsuit Against Rudy Giuliani

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump’s lawyer for allegedly making defamatory statements about the company. Dominion has accused Giuliani, of making "false and defamatory" statements regarding the 2020 election in his media appearances, on his Twitter account, and on...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidacy

Former White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that she is running for governor of Arkansas in the 2022 election. Sanders served as deputy White House press secretary before taking over as press secretary after Sean Spicer resigned. Sanders featured her career highlights while in the White House and called for...

Foley-Backed SPAC Agrees to Acquire Blackstone’s Alight for $7.3 Billion

Blank-check special acquisition firm Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp has successfully entered into a definitive business combination deal to take Blackstone Group Inc.’s Alight Solutions, the two companies announced on Monday. In a statement, the black-check firm valued Alight – a benefits administrator business – at approximately $7.3 billion including the...

Major E-Trading Platforms go Offline Simultaneously

Major trading platforms and other websites have suddenly gone offline due to unknown causes.  According to DownDetector.com, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, E-Trade, Robinhood, Vanguard, Ameritrade, and E-Trade have started going down at around 9 AM EST.  Most users have complained that they are unable to log in to most platforms...

B&G Foods Recalls Wheat Crackers due to Undeclared Ingredient

B&G Foods recalled its 6 oz. Back to Nature Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers due to undeclared allergens. The mislabeled product contains peanuts, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.  According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a person experiencing a peanut allergic...

Indonesia Seizes Iranian and Panamanian Ships

Indonesia has seized Iranian and Panamanian ships allegedly transferring oil illegally on the nation’s waters, on Sunday.Authorities said Iranian-flagged MT Horse was caught transferring oil to Panamanian-flagged MT Freya.The Indonesian Coast Guard wrote on Twitter, “Initial allegations were that the two tankers violated the right of transit passage on...

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Recalls Pet Food Products due to Potential Health RIsk

Sunshine Mills, Inc. recalled pet food products due to elevated levels of Aflatoxin that are above the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus. This can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities. The recall was initiated after they...

Sauer Brands, Inc. Recalls The Spice Hunter Products due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Sauer Brands, Inc. recalled The Spice Hunter Products due to potential contamination of Salmonella, a bacterial disease that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in people with weakened immune systems.  According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), common signs and symptoms of a person infected with Salmonella often...

Turkish Ship Hijacked by Pirates off West Africa, 1 Dead, 15 Kidnapped

Pirates have attacked a Turkish cargo ship, killed one sailor, and taken 15 hostages while it was sailing from Lagos to Cape Town.Pirates have attacked the Liberian-flagged M/V Mozart, a Turkish cargo ship, killed one sailor and taken 15 hostages while it was sailing from Lagos to Cape Town. Turkey's...