China Asks Australia to Join Regional Trade Pact despite Recent Economic Conflict

The Chinese government wrote to Australia asking for its support to join the Trans-Pacific trade pact despite the two countries’ recent economic tensions. “China’s accession to the CPTPP would yield large economic benefits,” Beijing’s embassy wrote in its lobby to …

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National Unity Government Rejects Myanmar Junta’s Participation in ASEAN Summit

Myanmar’s parallel National Unity Government (NUG) has rejected the participation of Myanmar military’s chief Min Aung Hlaing in the upcoming special ASEAN Summit to be held in Indonesia on Saturday. In a statement on Friday, NUG’s Minister of International Cooperation …

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Pennsylvania State Trooper Accused of Running Organized Prostitution and Gambling Ring

State Trooper, Robert E. Covington Jr., is said to have co-owned the Sinners Swing Gentlemen’s Club where the alleged prostitution and gambling ring were operated from. Covington and 3 others have been charged. An Investigation into the alleged activities began …

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Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors Hard Hit by COVID says UN FAO

Global fisheries and aquaculture operations struggle as further lockdowns threaten supply and demand according to a report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Fish supply, consumption and trade revenue for 2020 is expected to decline, with global aquaculture …

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