Taiwan Will Not Bow to Chinese Pressure, President Says Amid Tensions

Taiwan will not bow to pressure from China, President Tsai Ing-wen pledged in a speech on Oct. 10 to celebrate Taiwan’s National Day. “There should be absolutely no illusions that the Taiwanese people will bow to pressure,” Tsai said, vowing …

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Czech President Milos Zeman Hospitalized in Intensive Care After Parliamentary Election

Czech President Milos Zeman has been taken into intensive care at a hospital in Prague on Oct. 10 after the parliamentary elections. Zeman’s spokesperson Jiří Ovčáček said on Twitter that the president agreed to be hospitalized at the Central Military …

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Russian Government Tags Bellingcat and Other Independent News Outlet Journalists as “Foreign Agents”

The Russian Justice Ministry has added Bellingcat and nine journalists from various news outlets to its “foreign agents” list. According to the ministry, Bellingcat, as well as the independent Caucasian Knot news website and journalists including Tatyana Voltskaya, Ekaterina Klepikovskaya, …

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IMF Chief Under Probe for Data-Rigging Allegations

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva is under investigation by the Fund’s executive board for allegations of rigging the Doing Business Report in 2018 during her tenure as World Bank chief. The IMF Executive Board announced …

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Dutch Regulator Finds Apple App Store Payment System Anti-Competitive

Sources said that a Dutch regulator has ruled that the required in-app commissions from Apple’s App Store are anti-competitive. Apple has been the subject of multiple complaints over its App Store policy that charges commissions of up to 30 percent …

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Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their “courageous fight” to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia. Ressa, co-founder of the Rappler, was lauded for using …

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Poland’s Top Court Rules Supremacy of EU Law Incompatible with Its Constitution

Poland’s top court has ruled that the supremacy of European Union (EU) law was incompatible with its constitution, landing a major challenge to the EU’s legal framework. Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal said that some provisions of EU treaties and EU court …

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US Nuclear Sub Damaged in Underwater Collision in South China Sea

The US nuclear powered submarine USS Connecticut was damaged after it struck an unknown object while submerged on the afternoon of 2 Oct 2021 in the South China Sea. According to a statement from the US Navy Pacific Fleet, the …

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US Confirms Troop Deployment to Taiwan

The US has confirmed that a special operations unit and a marine contingent have been secretly deployed to Taiwan to train the country’s armed forces amid growing tensions and aggression from China. An unnamed US official said that two dozen …

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Colombia Deploys 14,000 Solders to Venezuela Border to Combat Drug Trafficking

Colombian President Ivan Duque deployed a new military unit called CENOR on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 composed of 14,000 troops in an attempt to control narcotics trafficking near and along the country’s border with Venezuelan. President Duque said that the …

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