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- Jack Davis

A new warning is being issued about China’s attempts to grab Americans’ genetic data. “The powerful technologies harnessed by the bioeconomy also can lead to national security and economic vulnerabilities.… Read More>>

- The Associated Press

Vice President Kamala Harris will head to Paris next month for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, according to the White House. The White House announced Harris’ visit to France… Read More>>

- Sebastian Hughes

China said there was “no room” for compromise when it comes to Taiwan on Friday after President Joe Biden made it clear the U.S. would defend the island if it… Read More>>

- Christine Favocci

What’s more grating than getting Rickrolled? Getting Rickrolled at an event put on in support of policies that cut hard against impoverished people around the world. The 18-year-old climate crusader… Read More>>

- Jack Davis

The leader of the Haitian gang that has kidnapped 17 missionaries issued a dire ultimatum on Thursday. Unless the $1 million a head ransom the gang is demanding is paid,… Read More>>

- Jack Davis

New concerns are being raised about side effects from the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus. Swedish health officials have now decided that a moratorium on giving the Moderna vaccine to… Read More>>

- Michael Austin

Queen Elizabeth II spent Wednesday night in the hospital, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday. The 95-year-old British monarch was released on Thursday afternoon. “Following medical advice to rest for a… Read More>>

- Kaylee Greenlee

Thousands of Afghan refugees who were temporarily housed at U.S. military bases are resettling in communities around the country every week, CBS News reported on Thursday. Around 6,000 Afghan refugees… Read More>>

Asia Region

Tourism-dependent economies are taking a cautious approach to reopening [...]

A new law designed to prevent outside meddling could muzzle civil society [...]

The new Afghan regime promised peace. It has not delivered [...]

Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s reforms are at risk of losing momentum [...]

China

In this special episode, we sat down with Rick Fisher, senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center. He touches on the recent media reports of China reportedly testing a… [...]

Beijing is levying a long-resisted property tax in some Chinese regions to guide house-buying as the regime seeks to tame a growing housing bubble. The Standing Committee of China’s rubber-stamp… [...]

This week, NTD is at the New Orleans Investment Conference, billed as the longest-running investment conference in the United States. It features thought leaders like former Congressman Ron Paul and… [...]

The Chinese Communist Party has become an expert in profiting off its human rights abuses, according to a former State Department official, who pointed to the regime commercializing slave labor—and… [...]

Middle East Region

A museum from the shah’s era reopens [...]

Most politicians do not want the probe of Beirut’s port explosion to find answers [...]

But plans for international financial centres worry tax campaigners [...]

Israel

Israel's coalition passes Ra'am's controversial electric bill

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation rejected a bill on Sunday that would have established a national day of mourning to commemorate the victims of the 1956 Kfar Kassem massacre. [...]

Israel's Supreme Court: Interviews to start for four open slots

The 24 candidates are supposed to be narrowed down to six or seven candidates in the near future with the committee expected to make final decisions around November 23. [...]

How PM Bennett spent Shabbat in Sochi

PM Naftali Bennett's meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin went on for five hours, and it was clear the Orthodox prime minister would not make it home to his family… [...]

Edelstein mocks Netanyahu for saying current gov't may last until 2025

Speaking at a conference of local authorities, Netanyahu said: 'We will return quickly and fix things. [Our return] could take two weeks or three and a half years.' [...]

Iran

NY Times says Islamic Republic told truth about Fakhrizadeh assassination

October 08, 2021 The New York Times reports that most of what Iran eventually said about the assassination last year of Iran’s chief nuclear scientist was correct. In a lengthy… [...]

Six states decry US harassment

October 08, 2021 Iran and five other countries have sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres complaining that the United States is harassing their diplomats with excessive demands… [...]

Military bombing, shelling Kurd rebels

October 08, 2021 The Iranian military has been bombing and shelling Iraqi Kurdistan since September 9 in an effort to suppress Kurdish rebels from Iran who have operated for decades… [...]

Shift to imported vaccines to fight Covid

October 08, 2021 by Warren L. Nelson With massive imports of foreign-made vaccines, the Raisi Administration has launched a stunning vaccination campaign that has now reached beyond half of the… [...]

Europe Region

The broad outline has been agreed; details still to come [...]

The European Council hands leaders too much power [...]

A patchwork of conflicting laws leaves Jews, Muslims and vegans confused [...]

Where will Madrid’s leader go next? [...]

South America Region

Ill health is widespread; care homes are rare [...]

It will harm the reputation of the beleaguered president further [...]

It would help if governments overcame their protectionist instincts [...]