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After Germans laughed at Trump’s warning, nation’s inflation rate nears 70-year high
Aug. 22 headline in Business Insider: “Inflation in Germany could hit a 70-year high of 10% amid Russia's natural-gas squeeze, German central bank chief says”. Former President Donald Trump: "I told you so!" Read More.
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Summer in France: Idyllic, but a chilling Euro winter looms
It’s been a strange and uncertain summer, bookmarked by high temperatures, torrid inflation, and a very hot war on Europe’s eastern doorstep. Read More.
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Putin's progress: Women who have 10 or more children will get $16,645
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has revived a Soviet-era program which rewards women who have 10 or more children. Read More.
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U.S. Indo-Pacific commander: ‘Every day we try to prevent war’
In the aftermath of a weak Biden administration response to China’s aggressive blockade exercises against Taiwan following the visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the pressure to maintain deterrence in the region has fallen squarely on one man, U.S. Indo-Pacific commander Adm. John Aquilino. Read More.
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Scotland cut down 14 million trees to clear way for wind turbines
As reported in the Scottish publication The Herald, authorities in Scotland approved the removal of 14 million trees to clear forest land for 21 wind turbines. Read More.
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Why Japan, but not South Korea, will help U.S. stop China's takeover of Taiwan
The visit to Asia by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi exposed one reality that many people did not realize: The United States cannot count on its ally, the Republic of Korea, for support if war breaks out in the Taiwan Straits. Read More.
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Team Biden fails to demonstrate resolve in response to PLA moves against Taiwan
The Biden Administration’s weak response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desire to visit Taiwan has been compounded by its weak response to China’s ongoing threatening exercises against Taiwan. Read More.
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The Beijing dragon blinks, but this is not over yet
Despite their huffing, puffing, and threatening, regarding the short but symbolic visit of U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to what China deems a “renegade province,” Taiwan, the Beijing Dragon blinked. Read More.
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Xi Jinping battles for credibility ahead of 20th Communist Party congress
Communist Party of China (CPC) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s internal civil war against his party rivals in the build-up to the XXth CPC National Congress — now likely to occur in November 2022 — took on new dimensions with the visit to Taipei on Aug. 2-3, 2022, of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read More.
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Traitor spies? Seoul intel chief indicted for covering up official’s death near N. Korea
Two former directors of South Korea's National Intelligence Service (INS) during the administration of leftist President Moon Jae-In have been indicted for allegedly covering up the death in North Korea of a Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries official. Read More.
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Siege of Ukraine supply of food to the world is broken; We hope
In what he optimistically called a “beacon of hope” in a world that desperately needs it, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres helped broker a complicated diplomatic deal between warring parties Russia and Ukraine. Read More.
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Risk analysis: Biden bows to China on House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan
On July 21, caving to Chinese threats, pressure and concerns from the Pentagon, President Joe Biden publicly discouraged the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, from visiting Taiwan. Read More.
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Poll: 60 percent say CCP should be held accountable for Covid attack on America
A new poll found that 60 percent of Americans believe China intentionally unleashed the Covid virus and that the communist nation should be held accountable for the subsequent deaths and suffering of millions of Americans. Read More.
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Biden frowns on Taiwan trip by Pelosi; China threatens ‘military’ response
Joe Biden said unspecified U.S. military brass are advising against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan in a significant show of weakness by a U.S. leader to communist China which is now widely regarded as the top threat to U.S. national security. Read More.
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Watchdog: Team Biden still sending billions to Afghanistan
A government watchdog group said the Biden administration continues to send billions in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Afghanistan and is also preventing an audit of their actions. Read More.

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