Christmas banned for not being ‘inclusive enough’

United Kingdom 11/29/21, 17:16

Taxpayer-funded advertisements will be banned from using the word, Christmas. The UK government has blocked naming celebrations of Christ's birth in its latest Chinese Communist Party virus vaccine (COVID-19) ad campaign. The original slogan "Do not take COVID home for Christmas" will be replaced with "Do not take COVID home for ...

TRAPPIST-1 solar system: Home to potentially habitable safe planets

Europe 11/29/21, 16:11

The TRAPPIST-1 solar system has seven Earth-size planets, at least three of which might be potentially habitable. However, astronomers found that the system was not bombarded by rocks like early Earth. According to Live Science, TRAPPIST-1 was located some 40 light-years away from the sun in the constellation Aquarius. It is ...

Chinese regime targeting foreign journalists and students who are ‘suspicious persons’

Tech 11/29/21, 15:46

The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) marked hostility toward foreign journalists now includes students and is further accentuated in Henan province, where officials acquired a surveillance system that tracks them as "suspicious persons." The system features at least 3,000 facial recognition cameras integrated with various national and regional databases, according to Reuters ...

Socialist coalition proposes forming United States of Europe

Europe 11/29/21, 15:41

Left-leaning politicians want to create a new superstate called the United States of Europe. Three German political parties formed a coalition at the request of incoming Social Democratic Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Scholz, who replaces predecessor Angela Merkel, is already trying to rewrite European Union treaties to turn the bloc into a federal ...

7.5 earthquake strikes Peru: Rocks centuries-old church tower

South America 11/29/21, 02:17

According to Peru's civil defense police commander, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru on Sunday, Nov. 28, at least four people were injured and 220 houses were damaged. The earthquake also destroyed a 16th-century Catholic church tower. "We have four injuries that are very minor, but they are being treated in ...

Omicron variant spreads to UK, Germany and Italy

United Kingdom 11/28/21, 16:35

A new coronavirus strain reached British, German, and Italian shores on Nov. 27. Authorities in all three countries have discovered their first Omicron variant cases. British health minister Sajid Javid confirmed two Britons tested positive after being exposed to infected passengers who traveled to southern Africa. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris ...

Amateur archaeologist finds 2,000 year-old Roman dagger

Europe 11/28/21, 15:51

An archeology enthusiast found a 2,000-year-old dagger that eventually uncovered an entire Roman battlefield. A metal detector located the ancient weapon in Switzerland's remote southeast Graubünden canton region. The site was previously thought to be void of ancient remains. However, dental student Lucas Schmid proved this theory wrong. "I suspected that the entire ...

World’s oldest jewelry made from shell beads unearthed in Morocco

Africa 11/28/21, 15:24

Some of the world's oldest personal ornaments have been discovered in North Africa. Archaeologists have unearthed 33 shell seeds dating between 142,000 and 150,000 years old in southeastern Morocco's Bizmoune cave. Each bead measures about half-an-inch long and was crafted from sea snail shells. Each sphere has drilled holes in the center, ...

Chinese smartphone giant plans to produce 300,000 electric vehicles annually

U.S. 11/28/21, 02:28

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp will construct a plant in Beijing which can produce 300,000 vehicles per year for its electric vehicle unit, authorities in the capital said on Saturday. On its official WeChat account, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) backed economic development agency Beijing E-Town disclosed that the plant will ...

Founder Hui Ka Yan sells 1.2 billion Evergrande shares amid debt woes

World 11/27/21, 16:32

China Evergrande Group chairman Hui Ka Yan sold 9% of shares worth several hundreds of million dollars in the company, which is dealing with a cash crunch. Hui, also the founder of Evergrande, sold 1.2 billion shares at an average price of HK$2.23 each on Thursday, Nov.  25, raking in HK$2.68 ...