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  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory on Friday asking doctors across the United States to be on the watch for monkeypox, as the World Health Organization has confirmed 80 confirmed cases across 11 countries. Monkeypox is a viral disease typically endemic to central and western […]
  • On any given Sunday in the San Francisco Bay Area, cranks and players lean back in time to enjoy 1886 vintage “base ball.” Last week, this crank (baseball fan) watched the San Jose Dukes and San Francisco Sea Lions battle it out at Raynor Park in Sunnyvale, Calif. The players […]
  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has told one of the nation’s largest homemade firearms parts retailers, JSD Supply, to stop selling its products. The move comes more than three months before President Joe Biden’s controversial “ghost gun” regulation goes into effect on Aug. 24, 2022. The […]
  • Of the only two contested district attorney races in Oregon, both incumbents won reelections against progressive challengers backed by a wealthy Portland donor. In Washington County, the second populous of Oregon, district attorney Kevin Barton defeated Brian Decker in the nonpartisan race held on May 17. Decker, a public defender, […]
  • President Joe Biden on May 20 announced John Kirby as the new National Security Council (NSC) Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the White House. After media speculation on the move, the White House confirmed Kirby will “coordinate interagency efforts to explain United States policy” and be a senior Biden administration voice […]
  • In an unexpected turn of events, a man who admitted to investigators that he killed a high school history teacher and burned her body was found not guilty of murder by a jury. On May 20, Ryan Duke shivered in tears as Judge Bill Reinhardt announced his verdict: the jury […]
  • The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 20 announced new initiatives worth $10 million to curb hates crimes and other “bias-related incidents.” This comes just days after the House passed legislation to authorize dedicated offices within U.S. federal government departments to monitor domestic terrorism and hate crimes. As part […]
  • A recent wave of government climate change lawsuits against oil and gas firms may prove deeply harmful, actually inhibiting the growth of new, greener technologies by diverting resources that would otherwise fuel innovation, according to a May 16 issue brief from the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). “There are many serious […]
  • ANAHEIM, Calif.—A multi-year FBI investigation into corruption in Anaheim has brought to light possible corruption among a network of officials and consultants and has stirred theories about who might be involved in the probe. A criminal complaint filed May 16 in federal court against former Director of the Anaheim Chamber […]
  • A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a border policy that has enabled border authorities to quickly expel illegal immigrants at the southern U.S. border back to Mexico on public health grounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a 47-page ruling on Friday, Judge Robert Summerhays […]

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World news from Epoch Times

  • Health authorities in Europe, North America, and Australia have begun to investigate an outbreak of monkeypox, raising concerns that a broader outbreak of the viral infection could be underway in the West. As of writing, monkeypox has been reported in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United […]
  • OSLO—A Syrian man stabbed and wounded his wife and another man in a small village in southeast Norway on Friday, police said, adding that the attack was a domestic dispute and there was no danger to others. The two victims and the attacker were all wounded in the attack, which […]
  • BERLIN—The European Union is looking into ways of using the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to fund the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday. The commission proposed on Wednesday a 9 billion euro loan to Ukraine to keep the country […]
  • RIO DE JANEIRO—Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk met with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday to discuss connectivity and other projects in the Amazon rainforest. The meeting, held in a luxurious resort in Sao Paulo state, was organized by Communications Minister Fábio Faria, who has said he […]
  • Famed British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, have welcomed the birth of their second daughter. The award-winning singer posted a photo of a pair of tiny socks on Instagram on Thursday and wrote: “Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. […]
  • BRUSSELS—Belgium detected its first two cases of monkeypox on Friday, authorities said. The cases were diagnosed in different cities, though Flemish broadcaster VRTNWS said both patients had attended the same party in an undisclosed location. A leading virologist said the number of cases in the country would probably rise. “I […]
  • Australian voters cast ballots on Saturday to decide the next prime minister, as well as senators and members of Parliament, after a six-week election campaign that often centred on the economy and national security. Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said Friday that 7,000 polling stations have opened as planned, despite a […]
  • Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has again sidelined polling showing he could lose his Melbourne seat, as a number of Victorian electorates come under threat from independent candidates. The senior Liberal’s seat of Kooyong is the target of well-funded independent Monique Ryan, who has campaigned on climate action, the establishment of a federal […]
  • Australian voters in parts of Queensland are battling heavy rain to attend ballot boxes in the federal election as hopeful treasurer Jim Chalmers continued campaigning in Brisbane. Chalmers, from the centre-left opposition Labor party, on Saturday trumpeted the centre-right coalition’s “waste” as one of several reasons to switch governments. “People […]
  • Parents who home educate are worried about a new law that strengthens the powers of authorities to issue fines and force children into mainstream schools if they don’t comply with the rollout of a new mandatory register. The British Government’s Schools Bill, which is currently in the House of Lords, […]

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China news from Epoch Times

  • SHANGHAI—After teaching for three years at an international school in Shanghai, Michael is preparing to break his contract and leave, worn down by stringent measures against the coronavirus. Following two years of nearly-shut borders, onerous health checks, and quarantine norms, a decision at the beginning of April to lock down […]
  • The Hong Kong dollar continues to weaken as the United States starts its interest rate hike cycle. To maintain Hong Kong’s linked exchange rate system, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) made five purchases of HK$17.586 billion ($2.24 billion) in five days. Market participants expect that Hong Kong may have […]
  • President Joe Biden touched down in South Korea Friday, marking his first trip to Asia as president. On his to-do list is strengthening alliances and countering China. Canada bans gear from Huawei and ZTE. Officials say the two Chinese telecom giants pose a threat to Canada’s national security. At the […]
  • The Biden administration needs to be “much more outspoken, much more active” in opposing the “barbaric” forced organ harvesting that the Chinese regime has industrialized to kill and profit off innocents, according to Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio). “This is probably one of the most heinous barbaric practices that’s occurring on […]
  • China launched military drills in the contested South China Sea as U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea to meet with President Yoon Suk-yeol and promote his forthcoming economic plan for the region. Biden is currently touring East Asia to develop better relations with the nation’s partners in the […]
  • The U.S. State Department says it welcomes Canada’s move in banning China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE from its 5G wireless infrastructure. “We welcome Canada’s decision,” the State Department said in writing Friday in response to a query from The Canadian Press. “The United States supports efforts to ensure countries, companies, […]
  • SHANGHAI—China cut its benchmark reference rate for mortgages by an unexpectedly wide margin on Friday, its second reduction this year. The country’s economy took a hit after the Chinese regime imposed extreme COVID-19 restrictions, causing huge disruptions to activity. China, in a monthly fixing, lowered the five-year loan prime rate […]
  • A day after the federal Liberals banned Chinese firms Huawei Technologies and ZTE from helping build Canada’s 5G networks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says more must be done to secure critical systems against threats. Trudeau says the government is working closely with big financial institutions as well as other companies […]
  • Chinese regime leader Xi Jinping mysteriously vanished from the front pages of China’s official media on May 17 and 18, while Prime Minister Li Keqiang appeared in the official headlines on May 17. It is noteworthy that three days earlier, on May 14, two CCP major mouthpieces published the full […]
  • Japan will join the Indo–Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) proposed by President Joe Biden’s administration to push back against China’s growing economic influence in the region, a government official said May 18. “We welcome the IPEF as an embodiment of active commitment by the United States to the Indo–Pacific region and […]

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Opinion

  • Commentary While domestic violence against women is constantly mentioned by Australian politicians and duly highlighted by the national media, violence against men in this country is rarely reported and largely ignored by everyone. There is a constant pressure to phrase this issue only as a “male problem,” thus placing all […]
  • Commentary The most powerful political force in the state is not the governor’s office, the legislature, or the state Supreme Court, but the California Coastal Commission. It wields dictatorial power over almost all environmental and land decisions along the coast. Its influence ripples inland, as its restrictions on land use […]
  • Commentary Last weekend, an 18-year-old kid slogged a powerful weapon into a Buffalo, New York, grocery store and started shooting people based on race. Thirteen people were slaughtered. His goal was to start a race war, along the lines of the fiction books that inspired his online gurus. He live-streamed […]
  • Commentary Ordinarily, Beijing would eagerly rescue its property developers and enact aggressive policy easing to prop up a sagging real estate market. But these are not ordinary times. Despite facing terrible economic conditions and outlook, China’s financial policymakers have only responded with relatively modest easing measures. The reason is twofold. […]
  • Originally published by Gatestone Institute Commentary The U.S. Department of Commerce seldom grabs headlines or congressional scrutiny. It does not become “weaponized” against political opponents of the incumbent party. After the 2016 election, an article on Vox about incoming power-players of the Trump administration dismissed the department as a “hodgepodge of […]
  • Commentary Republicans certainly have much to be excited about with the voting turnout in this Spring’s primaries. According to JMC Analytics, which is examining the results of the primaries so far, says the following: “And what started with the Texas primary (a 60% Republican electorate in 2018 increasing to 65% […]
  • Commentary In his 1838 Lyceum Address in Springfield, Illinois, a 28-year-old Abraham Lincoln spoke on “the perpetuation of our political institutions.” The speech was eerily prescient, coming 23 years as it did before then-President Lincoln presided over a nation tragically brought into a grisly Civil War—the ultimate test of that […]
  • Commentary On May 13, President Joe Biden signed a bill to direct the secretary of state to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization (WHO). Why is this significant? A definition of diplomatic warfare is the use of diplomacy to influence international bodies […]
  • Commentary If an administration deliberately wished to cause havoc on the border, to ensure fuel was nearly unaffordable, to create a crime wave, to spark 1970s hyperinflation, and to rekindle racial tensions, what would it have done differently than what President Joe Biden has done? So is Biden malicious, incompetent, […]
  • Commentary The overt racism and anti-Semitism written in the Buffalo shooter’s 180-page “manifesto” has been rightly denounced by civilized people. The usual questions are being asked. These include how did he get the gun after he was admitted to a hospital last year for symptoms of mental illness? Another question: […]

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Business & Economy

  • LONDON—British advertising group M&C Saatchi has agreed a takeover by consultancy Next Fifteen Communications, which it said on Friday represented a better offer than one made by its biggest shareholder. M&C, founded in 1995 by brothers Maurice and Charles Saatchi, has been recovering from a 2019 accounting scandal but last […]
  • BERLIN—The European Union is looking into ways of using the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to fund the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday. The commission proposed on Wednesday a 9 billion euro loan to Ukraine to keep the country […]
  • RIO DE JANEIRO—Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk met with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday to discuss connectivity and other projects in the Amazon rainforest. The meeting, held in a luxurious resort in Sao Paulo state, was organized by Communications Minister Fábio Faria, who has said he […]
  • U.S. gas prices have been climbing for the past 11 consecutive days in a row, amid the worse energy supply crisis in decades, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The drivers association said that the current stretch of record high prices is unprecedented. The national average for a gallon of gas […]
  • A recent wave of government climate change lawsuits against oil and gas firms may prove deeply harmful, actually inhibiting the growth of new, greener technologies by diverting resources that would otherwise fuel innovation, according to a May 16 issue brief from the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). “There are many serious […]
  • A federal judge in California dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against Tesla Inc., the company’s CEO Elon Musk, and a Musk supporter on May 19. Judge James Donato threw out the lawsuit by the investor, Aaron Greenspan, a legal document website owner, after noting […]
  • For the first time since 2020, the S&P 500 Index has fallen into a bear market as investors’ recession fears continue to mount. The S&P 500, which market analysts consider the best measurement of the overall U.S. stock market, tumbled more than 2 percent on Friday, falling briefly into bear […]
  • SHANGHAI—China cut its benchmark reference rate for mortgages by an unexpectedly wide margin on Friday, its second reduction this year. The country’s economy took a hit after the Chinese regime imposed extreme COVID-19 restrictions, causing huge disruptions to activity. China, in a monthly fixing, lowered the five-year loan prime rate […]
  • Apple Inc. was trading slightly higher in the premarket on Friday in tandem with the S&P 500 E mini-futures, which were rising up over 1 percent. The tech giant has been trading in a heavy and consistent downtrend since March 30, plunging about 23 percent to reach a low of […]
  • Shares of Netflix fell more than 7 percent on May 18 after new data showed the streaming giant is losing long-term subscribers. The streaming giant, based in Los Gatos, California, said in April 2022 that it had lost 200,000 subscribers globally in the first three months of the year and warned investors that […]

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