Friday, January 15, 2021

MixedTimes - Ben Kew

South Korean Coronavirus Cases Spike Following Social Distancing Measures

South Korean Coronavirus Cases Spike Following Social Distancing Measures

Cases of Chinese coronavirus in South Korea spiked to more than 1,000 per day following the government's recent decision to impose social distancing guidelines over the Christmas season,according to data from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency released Wednesday (KDCA).

Trump Awards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Legion of Merit

Trump Awards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Legion of Merit

President Donald Trump awarded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Legion of Merit this week, one of the highest U.S. military honors, in recognition of his work turning India into an emerging superpower and boosting ties between the U.S.

Foo Fighters to Headline Voter Participation Concert in Georgia Senate Races

Foo Fighters to Headline Voter Participation Concert in Georgia Senate Races

The rock band Foo Fighters, whose frontman Dave Grohl apologized to the world for President Donald Trump,announced that they will team up with other musicians for a virtual fundraising concert on Saturday in an effort to promote "voter participation" in the upcoming Georgia Senate elections.

China Sanctions U.S. Officials Who 'Performed Badly' on Hong Kong

China Sanctions U.S. Officials Who 'Performed Badly' on Hong Kong

China imposed sanctionsThursday against U.S. officials who allegedly "performed badly" over Hong Kong issues in response to the restrictions on Chinese officials over Beijing's illegal crackdown on the supposedly autonomous region.

South Korea Cancels Christmas Church Services in Seoul

South Korea Cancels Christmas Church Services in Seoul

South Korea imposed a ban on Christmas church services in Seoul as a response to a recent surge in cases of the Chinese coronavirus, sparking anger and disappointment from swathes of the country's religious community,the Korea Heraldreported Monday.

China Unfurls Communist Flag on the Moon

China Unfurls Communist Flag on the Moon

A Chinese space mission successfully unfurled the communist country's flag on the moon, the state propaganda outletGlobal TimesannouncedThursday.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Warns It Will Kill More After Farmer Massacre

Nigeria: Boko Haram Warns It Will Kill More After Farmer Massacre

The Islamic terror group Boko Haramclaimed responsibility on Wednesday for the massacre of at least 76 farmworkers in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, warning it will carry out similar atrocities if communities attempt to report the group to authorities.

Hong Kong's Joshua Wong Sentenced to over a Year in Prison

Hong Kong's Joshua Wong Sentenced to over a Year in Prison

A court sentenced Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy leader, Joshua Wong,on Tuesday to 13.5 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of organizing "unauthorized assembly" during last year's demonstrations against illegal Chinese interference in the region's affairs.

Rob Reiner: 'Survival of Our Democracy' Depends on Trump Family Being Prosecuted

Rob Reiner: 'Survival of Our Democracy' Depends on Trump Family Being Prosecuted

Far-left Hollywood director Rob Reiner is once again ignoring Joe Biden publicly saying it's “time to heal in America” and bring a divided nation together. Reinerhas warned that the very survival of American democracy depends on whether members of President Donald Trump's family and administration face criminal prosecution.

Hong Kong Claims Dissident Joshua Wong Is a Drug Mule

Hong Kong Claims Dissident Joshua Wong Is a Drug Mule

Officials in Hong Kong accused imprisoned pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on Tuesday of smuggling drugs in his stomach after finding an alleged "foreign object" through an X-ray.

Iran Debuts 'Homegrown' Rapid Coronavirus Test

Iran Debuts 'Homegrown' Rapid Coronavirus Test

Iran has debuted its own "homegrown" rapid antigen coronavirus testing kit which it claims can detect with "high accuracy" whether someone is carrying the disease in less than 20 minutes.

Martial Law Fails to Halt Armenian Riots over Nagorno-Karabakh

Martial Law Fails to Halt Armenian Riots over Nagorno-Karabakh

Thousands of Armenians havetaken to the streets of the capital Yerevan since Monday to demand the resignation ofPrime Minister Nikol Pashinian following the agreement of a peace deal withAzerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Thousands Protest Against Socialism in Argentina

Thousands Protest Against Socialism in Argentina

Anti-socialist demonstrations took place across Argentina this weekend against the administration of socialist President Alberto Fernández, whose management has led to a severe economic crisis.

Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Decent' Dialogue with Joe Biden

Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Decent' Dialogue with Joe Biden

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro is seeking a dialogue with Joe Biden following his apparent victory in last week's presidential election, expressing a desire for "decent, sincere, direct channels of dialogue" between the two countries.