Sanctions the US can launch against Russia

The United States could cut off foreign currency, prevent Russia from accessing financial institutions and impose sanctions on Putin if Moscow moves to war with Ukraine. US President Joe Biden said on January 25 that he was considering imposing direct sanctions on his counterpart Vladimir Putin if Russia attacked Ukraine. Trump added that he once … Read more

Two more countries withdraw embassy staff in Ukraine

Ukrainian officials said Germany and Australia had informed them of their plans to withdraw some staff and dependents due to concerns about Russia’s move. Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry on January 24 called the move of Germany and Australia “too early”. With this decision, a total of 4 countries have announced the withdrawal of staff from their … Read more

Stormy week with Trump

In just a week, Trump was rejected by the Supreme Court on the Capitol Hill riot record and got into a series of troubles, leading to a major legal challenge. The US Supreme Court on January 19 rejected former President Donald Trump’s petition to block the release of White House records on the Capitol Hill … Read more

Omicron over 5 charts

The graphs show that Omicron is more contagious than previous strains, the incubation period is shorter, but seems to be less severe. In less than two months, Omicron has spread globally, causing a spike in the number of new nCoV infections. In the United States, one of the hardest-hit countries, the Centers for Disease Control … Read more

Chinese officials threaten to arrest people who return home to celebrate Tet

A local official in central China was condemned after threatening to detain people from high- or medium-risk epidemic areas to return to their hometown for the New Year. “Anyone who returns home from a medium or high-risk area will be isolated and then detained,” Dong Hong, chairman of Dancheng district, Henan province, China, said in … Read more

Ukraine decided to eliminate pro-Russian groups

Ukrainian officials vowed to continue fighting “pro-Russian individuals and entities” that destabilize the country. “Ukrainian authorities will continue with the policy of dissolving any structure or oligarchs that may destabilize the country or support the occupiers,” said Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky. January 23. Ukraine uses the term “occupier” to refer to … Read more

Former MP says Ukraine needs new leadership

Former MP Murayev, who is accused of collaborating with Russia, said Ukraine needed new leadership and called on the outside to stop dividing the country’s authorities. “Ukrainian people need to respect the law, peace, reasonable and realistic socio-economic policies and new political leaders,” former lawmaker Yevgen Murayev posted on Facebook on January 23. “The days … Read more

China arrests officials for hiding flood casualties

China has arrested a series of officials for hiding the death toll in the “once in a thousand years” flood disaster last July in central China. Heavy rains and floods made landfall in Henan province, central China from July 17 to 23, 2021, overflowing reservoirs, causing river water to overflow, submerging public transport systems and … Read more

German commander resigns after speaking in defense of Putin

German naval commander Kay-Achim Schoenbach resigned on January 22 after commenting that Russian President Putin should be respected and that Ukraine would not be able to retake Crimea. “I have asked Defense Secretary Christine Lambrecht to dismiss me immediately,” Vice Admiral Schoenbach said in a statement. “The minister has accepted my request.” While discussing with … Read more

Biden devoted himself to defending the achievement of a one-year term

President Biden’s diplomatic team is ramping up efforts to highlight his outstanding achievements over the past challenging year. The basic message from President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield in a series of public events is that the new administration has struggled with what its … Read more