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China and India Agree to De-escalation Measures

On Friday, China and India reported that they had agreed to de-escalate renewed hostilities on their mutual Himalayan border. They also said that they had ‘taken steps to restore peace and tranquility’ following a high-level diplomatic meeting in Moscow. The Moscow meeting involved Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar and Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. Both […]

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Tokyo 2020 Will Go On ‘at Any Cost’: Japan Olympic Minister

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will proceed, according to the Japanese Olympics minister. Speaking to the press, Seiko Hashimoto said that the games would proceed next year ‘at any cost given athletes’ efforts to be ready.’   This statement comes a day after the International Olympics Committee’s John Coates said that the event would be held in […]

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US Claims China Is Targeting Kenya for a Military Base

The US suspects that China could soon have a military camp in Kenya. According to a report by Pentagon Tuesday, China is eyeing not only Kenya but also neighboring countries like Tanzania. If this is anything to go by, it means China is keen on building a strong military power globally. China has already considered many countries, including Thailand, […]

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Court Rules Mass Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden Illegal

Seven years ago, Edward Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security Agency (NSA), blew the whistle on mass surveillance programs on US citizen’s phone records. Now, on Wednesday, an appeals court ruled that the program was illegal.  From the ruling, the court believed that the US intelligence officials who defended the program in public […]

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Black Franchisees Hit McDonald’s with Racial Discrimination Suit

McDonald’s is facing a lawsuit from over 50 black-owned franchisees in the US who claim they went out of business after being forced by the fast-food giant to establish their shops in crime-ridden locations. The franchisees also say that their businesses were denied financial assistance given to white-owned franchisees. According to a copy of one […]