Saturday, January 25, 2020

MixedTimes - Ben Kew

North Korea Bans All Foreigners in Response to Chinese Virus

North Korea Bans All Foreigners in Response to Chinese Virus

North Korea's communist regime banned all foreign visitors from entering the country on Tuesday as a precaution against the recent outbreak of the coronavirus in China, according to tourist companies who operate in the country.

Beijing Claims Chinese Want 'Military Force' Against Taiwan

Beijing Claims Chinese Want 'Military Force' Against Taiwan

China has effectively pledged military action against Taiwan should its newly re-elected PresidentTsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) push for secession, stating they will stop at nothing to stop the country seceding from the mainland altogether.

China Bans Human Rights Watch Head from Hong Kong

China Bans Human Rights Watch Head from Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Chinese-controlled authorities blocked the entry of the executive director of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, on Sunday.

Meat Loaf Unloads on 'Brainwashed' Greta Thunberg

Meat Loaf Unloads on 'Brainwashed' Greta Thunberg

Rock legend Meat Loaf expressed sympathy for teen environmental radical Greta Thunberg, arguing that she has been "brainwashed" into promoting a climate change hoax.

Venezuela Rings in New Year with Nationwide Gasoline Shortages

Venezuela Rings in New Year with Nationwide Gasoline Shortages

People in Venezuela have faced widespread gasoline shortages since Monday despite boasting some of the world's largest oil reserves because the socialist regime failed to distribute supplies to fuel stations on time.

Turkey: Erdogan Agrees to Send Troops to Libya at Tripoli's Request

Turkey: Erdogan Agrees to Send Troops to Libya at Tripoli's Request

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to send troops to Libya next month at the request of Tripoli'sGovernment of National Accord (GNA), as they continue to fend off attacks from renegade warlord General Khalifa Haftar’s opposition forces.

LGBT Kenyans Prepare 'Merry Queermas'

LGBT Kenyans Prepare 'Merry Queermas'

Members of Kenya's LGBT community organized their own event to celebrate Christmas as a means of combatting loneliness, isolation, and exclusion during the festive season, local media reported Monday.

Tim Robbins, Danny DeVito, AOC Attend Bernie Sanders Rally in Venice

Tim Robbins, Danny DeVito, AOC Attend Bernie Sanders Rally in Venice

Actors Tim Robbins and Danny DeVito were among the Hollywood stars present at Bernie Sanders's rally in Venice, California, on Saturday, with the socialist firebrand promising a "political revolution" in America should he win the White House next November.

UK Election: Every Candidate Backed by Hugh Grant Loses Seat

UK Election: Every Candidate Backed by Hugh Grant Loses Seat

Every politician backed and campaigned for by actor Hugh Grant lost their seat in Thursday's UK General Election, after theLove Actuallystar took to the streets to support candidates who shared his anti-Brexit vision.

Jimmy Kimmel Defends Greta Thunberg Against ‘Sweaty Old Man’ Trump

Jimmy Kimmel Defends Greta Thunberg Against ‘Sweaty Old Man’ Trump

Left-wing late-night host Jimmy Kimmel slammed President Donald Trump after he trolled climate activist Greta Thunberg, describing him as a "sweaty old man" who was left disappointed by his failure to wintheTIMEPerson of the Year award for the second time.

Hong Kong Official Insists BBQ Smoke More Dangerous than Tear Gas

Hong Kong Official Insists BBQ Smoke More Dangerous than Tear Gas

A senior government official in the Hong Kong's Beijing-backed government claimed on Wednesday that smoke emanating from barbeques is more toxic than tear gas used by security forces against the city's pro-democracy demonstrators.