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Iran Claims ‘Only’ 300 Protesters Killed During Two Months Of Protests

By Peter Lawrence, The Chicago Times November 28, 2022 TEHRAN –  Iranian officials claim that 300 people have been killed in the protests spreading across Iran over the last two months. An Iranian general claimed that 300 hundred people have been killed during the past two months of protesting, whichContinue reading “Iran Claims ‘Only’ 300 Protesters Killed During Two Months Of Protests”

Communist China: Angry Protests Erupt In Xinjiang After Deadly Fire

By Douglas F. Roberts, The Chicago Times November 26, 2022 URUMQI – Angry protests over Communist China’s widening COVID-19 lockdowns have erupted across China’s far western Xinjiang region. Angry crowds took to the streets on Friday night in Xinjiang’s capital of Urumqi shouting “End the lockdown!” while pumping their fistsContinue reading “Communist China: Angry Protests Erupt In Xinjiang After Deadly Fire”

Putin Appoints General Sergei “The Ruthless” Surovikin To Command Ukraine War

By S. Kinskey, The Chicago Times October 10, 2022 MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday announced the appointment of General Sergei Surovikin as the top commander of Russia’s Army Group South, which operates in Ukraine. Putin’s appointment of Surovikin comes on the heels of recent humiliating Russian defeatsContinue reading “Putin Appoints General Sergei “The Ruthless” Surovikin To Command Ukraine War”

Russian Government Announces Conscription Exemptions

By S. Kinskey, The Chicago Times September 24, 2022 MOSCOW – The Russian government has announced certain exemptions to the recent mobilization of its reserve forces. Russia’s defense ministry announced that bankers, IT workers, journalists and other employees in critical industries would be exempt from conscription.  This is in responseContinue reading “Russian Government Announces Conscription Exemptions”

Tripoli: At Least 32 Killed During Political Clash

By: W. Spencer, The Chicago Times August 28, 2022 TRIPOLI – Violence erupted in the streets of Libya’s capital Saturday killing 32 people as two rival militias fight for political control. Saturday’s bloodshed started as militias loyal to the Tripoli based government fought against militants supporting a rival government seekingContinue reading “Tripoli: At Least 32 Killed During Political Clash”

Finland: Three Journalists On Trial For Publishing State Secrets

By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times August 26, 2022 HELSINKI — Three journalists from Finland’s largest newspaper went on trial on Thursday after being charged with publishing classified intelligence. According to prosecutors, two Helsingin Sanomat journalists and their editor disclosed state intelligence secrets in a report entitled “Finland’s Most SecretContinue reading “Finland: Three Journalists On Trial For Publishing State Secrets”

Japan: Chinese Missiles Fired Into Japanese Territory

By Douglas F. Roberts, The Chicago Times August 5, 2022 TOKYO – Japanese officials protested the incursion of five ballistic missiles, launched by China, that landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone on Thursday. Japanese defense minister Nobuo Kishi said that China launched a large-scale military exercise on Thursday that includedContinue reading “Japan: Chinese Missiles Fired Into Japanese Territory”

Russia Strikes Port Of Odessa Port One Day After Ukraine Grain Deal

By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times July 23, 2022 ODESSA — Russian missiles strike Ukraine’s port of Odessa just one day after Russia and Ukraine signed a deal to reopen Black Sea ports. According to Ukraine military officials, Russia attacked the Odessa sea trade port with Kalibr cruise missiles.  TwoContinue reading “Russia Strikes Port Of Odessa Port One Day After Ukraine Grain Deal”

Russia Fires Zircon “Plasma Stealth” Hypersonic Cruise Missile In Test-Launch

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times May 28, 2022 OSLO – Russia test-fired a hypersonic Zircon nuclear capable cruise missile that traveled over 625 miles. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the missile was launched from the Barents Sea and hit a target in the White Sea. Video of theContinue reading “Russia Fires Zircon “Plasma Stealth” Hypersonic Cruise Missile In Test-Launch”

Kim Jong Un Pledges Build Up Of Armed Forces While Population Starves

By Douglas F. Roberts, The Chicago Times March 27, 2022 PYONGYANG – Communist North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un announced his intention to develop his offensive military capabilities even if it meant prolonging the starvation of the North Korean population outside of Pyongyang.  The announcement came days after the DPRKContinue reading “Kim Jong Un Pledges Build Up Of Armed Forces While Population Starves”

Biden Rejects Poland’s MiG-29 Fighter Jet Transfer To Ukraine Air Force

By Harold W. Reid, The Chicago Times March 8, 2022 WASHINGTON – The Biden administration rejected a Polish offer to transfer MiG-29 fighter jets to the depleted Ukrainian air force. According to the Pentagon, the Polish offer involved the transfer of Russian made MiG-29 aircraft to Ramstein Air Base inContinue reading “Biden Rejects Poland’s MiG-29 Fighter Jet Transfer To Ukraine Air Force”

RUSSIA BRINGS WAR TO EUROPE AS INVASION OF UKRAINE UNFOLDS

By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times February 24, 2022 KIEV – Russian military forces brutally invaded Ukraine on Thursday, starting with a volley of deadly airstrikes on military bases and cities.  Russia has strategically invaded on three fronts hoping to swallow Ukraine whole or force a surrender. Russian President VladimirContinue reading “RUSSIA BRINGS WAR TO EUROPE AS INVASION OF UKRAINE UNFOLDS”

NATO: RUSSIA PLANNING FULL SCALE ATTACK ON UKRAINE

By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times February 22, 2022 BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg believes there is strong evidence that Russian forces are planning a full-scale attack on Ukraine. Stoltenberg said in a statement “Every indication is that Russia is still planning a full-scale attack on Ukraine.” Stoltenberg’s remarksContinue reading “NATO: RUSSIA PLANNING FULL SCALE ATTACK ON UKRAINE”

European Union Responds To Red China Over Lithuanian Dispute

By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times January 27, 2022 BRUSSELS – On Thursday, the European Union, took further action in its dispute with communist China’s economic bullying of member state Lithuania to the World Trade Organization.  The EU accuses Beijing of undermining the 27-nation bloc’s single market. Valdis Dombrovskis, EUContinue reading “European Union Responds To Red China Over Lithuanian Dispute”

Hong Kong: Government Orders 2,000 Animals Slaughtered After Hamster Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Douglas F. Roberts, The Chicago Times January 18, 2022 HONG KONG – Authorities in Hong Kong announced Tuesday that 2,000 small animals will be slaughtered after several tested positive for the COVID-19 at a pet store. Authorities also banned the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals. Continue reading “Hong Kong: Government Orders 2,000 Animals Slaughtered After Hamster Tests Positive For COVID-19”

Ceasefire Agreement Reached In Eastern Ukraine

By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times December 23, 2021 Kiev — Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reached an agreement on Wednesday to restore a full ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. “I was delighted that participants expressedContinue reading “Ceasefire Agreement Reached In Eastern Ukraine”

Ethiopia: Tigray Forces Withdraw From Northern Regions

By W. Spencer, The Chicago Times December 21, 2021 Addis Ababa – There were reports on Monday that Tigrayan forces battling the federal Ethiopian government have withdrawn from regions in Ethiopia’s north after territorial gains by the Ethiopian military. According to Getachew Reda, a spokesman for the Tigray People’s LiberationContinue reading “Ethiopia: Tigray Forces Withdraw From Northern Regions”

Communist China Pressures Germany’s Continental To Boycott Lithuania

by H. Haverstock and Douglas F. Roberts December 17, 2021 BERLIN – According to unnamed Continental executives, communist China is urging German automaker Continental to cease using components manufactured in Lithuania over a diplomatic spat concerning Taiwan. Communist China considers self-ruled democratic Taiwan to be its territory and severed diplomaticContinue reading “Communist China Pressures Germany’s Continental To Boycott Lithuania”

Ethiopia: Tigrayan Forces Reportedly Take Back UN Heritage Site Lalibela

by W. Spencer, The Chicago Times December 13, 2021 ADDIS ABABA – According to battlefield reports, Tigrayan troops have recovered the Ethiopian town of Lalibela on Sunday. Lalibela is a town in the Amhara region of Ethiopia, bordering the northern district of Tigray, known for its single-stone churches that haveContinue reading “Ethiopia: Tigrayan Forces Reportedly Take Back UN Heritage Site Lalibela”

Scholz Takes Over From Merkel As Chancellor Of Germany

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times December 8, 2021 BERLIN — Following Angela Merkel’s 16-year reign as chancellor, Olaf Scholz was elected as Germany’s new chancellor on Wednesday, ushering in a new era for the European Union’s most populous country and greatest economy. Scholz’s government starts office with the goalContinue reading “Scholz Takes Over From Merkel As Chancellor Of Germany”

Ukraine Plans Border Barrier Against Russia & Belarus

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times November 19, 2021 KIEV — Ukraine plans to invest millions of dollars to fortify its eastern borders in order to prevent potential unlawful crossings and safeguard the country from alleged Russian aggression, according to Denys Monastirsky, Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs. Monastirsky, speaking toContinue reading “Ukraine Plans Border Barrier Against Russia & Belarus”

Stunning Silence From Chinese Officials On Tennis Star’s Disappearance

by G. G. Reynolds, The Chicago Times November 19, 2021 BEIJING — After uploading an email she reportedly sent to the Women’s Tennis Association, Chinese officials have remained silent regarding missing tennis player Peng Shuai. Tennis players around the world have demanded an investigation into the allegations made by Peng,Continue reading “Stunning Silence From Chinese Officials On Tennis Star’s Disappearance”

Non-Partisan CBO Estimates Social Spending Bill To Add $367 Billion To Budget Deficit

by Bernard P. Lawson, The Chicago Times November 19, 2921 WASHINGTON — According to a nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimate, President Joe Biden’s massive infrastructure and climate spending package would add $367 billion to the country’s budget deficit. The CBO, which is in charge of estimating the cost of pendingContinue reading “Non-Partisan CBO Estimates Social Spending Bill To Add $367 Billion To Budget Deficit”

Republic Of China’s Military To Boost Reserve Training To Deter Aggressive Communist China

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times November 2, 2021 TAIPEI, Republic of China – As communist held China increases military threats and actions against the Republic of China (Taiwan), including airspace incursions and live fire military drills, the ROC defense ministry issued a statement Tuesday that it will intensify reserveContinue reading “Republic Of China’s Military To Boost Reserve Training To Deter Aggressive Communist China”

CONGO MILITARY ACCUSED OF TORTURING HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER TO DEATH

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times November 1, 2021 LÉOPOLDVILLE, CONGO — The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s military has been accused by the United Nation of brutally murdering a human rights activist who was protesting illegal taxes in the country’s war-torn east. Cabral Yombo, the leader of a civilContinue reading “CONGO MILITARY ACCUSED OF TORTURING HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER TO DEATH”

China Strengthens Land Border Security Against Illegal Migration

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times October 24, 2021 PEKING — On Saturday, China passed legislation to strengthen border security in the midst of a protracted standoff with India, concerns about spillover effects from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, illegal migration, and the spread of COVID-19 from Southeast Asia. The Land Borders Law,Continue reading “China Strengthens Land Border Security Against Illegal Migration”

Poland Defends Border From Illegal Migrants Overwhelming The Nation

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times October 14, 2021 WARSAW — On Thursday, Poland’s parliament enacted legislation that human rights experts believe attempts to legalize pushbacks of migrants across its borders, in violation of the country’s international legal obligations. Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia have reported significant surges in migrants fromContinue reading “Poland Defends Border From Illegal Migrants Overwhelming The Nation”

ISIS RE-EMERGES UNDER BIDEN, THREATENS EVACUATION PLANS IN AFGHANISTAN

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times August 21, 2021 KABUL – Islamic State re-emerges and threatens US efforts to evacuate American citizens and our Afghans allies.  The US Embassy has now issued a travel warning Saturday, advising Americans not to travel to the Kabul Airport unless advised by an officialContinue reading “ISIS RE-EMERGES UNDER BIDEN, THREATENS EVACUATION PLANS IN AFGHANISTAN”

BRITISH SPECIAL FORCES EMBARRASS U.S. GENERAL BY RESCUING BRITISH CITIZENS

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times August 20, 2021 KABUL — According to a US colonel in the 82nd Airborne Division, Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue told his British Army counterpart, a high-ranking field-grade officer with the British army’s 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, that British operations were embarrassing the USContinue reading “BRITISH SPECIAL FORCES EMBARRASS U.S. GENERAL BY RESCUING BRITISH CITIZENS”

HAITI UPDATE: EARTHQUAKE FATALITY MORE THAN 700; 2,800 INJURED

by The Chicago Times Staff August 15, 2021 PORT-AU-PRINCE — The death toll from Haiti’s magnitude 7.2 earthquake rose on Sunday as rescuers raced to find survivors amid the rubble ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching tropical storm. The Caribbean island nation’s earthquake on Saturday killed at leastContinue reading “HAITI UPDATE: EARTHQUAKE FATALITY MORE THAN 700; 2,800 INJURED”

BAGRAM FALLS: BIDEN OFFERS “SHELTER IN PLACE” SOLUTION TO US CIVILIANS STUCK IN COLLAPSING AFGHANISTAN

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times August 15, 2021 KABUL – Afghan government surrenders Bagram airbase to Taliban.  As the Taliban seize control of the government, the US embassy has issued new advice to American citizens attempting to flee the country. Previously, nationals were directed to the Kabul airport, butContinue reading “BAGRAM FALLS: BIDEN OFFERS “SHELTER IN PLACE” SOLUTION TO US CIVILIANS STUCK IN COLLAPSING AFGHANISTAN”

BIDEN VACATIONS: TALIBAN TAKE OVER BEGINS WITH BEHEADINGS AND FORCED MARRIAGES

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times August 15, 2021 KABUL — According to US officials and UN sources, Afghan citizens face beheadings, forced “marriages”, and other possible war crimes as the Taliban sweeps across the Afghanistan, wresting control from ineffective government forces as the Biden’s withdrawal policies are implemented. TheContinue reading “BIDEN VACATIONS: TALIBAN TAKE OVER BEGINS WITH BEHEADINGS AND FORCED MARRIAGES”

SPAIN DEPORTS MINOR MOROCCAN MIGRANTS AFTER CEUTA MIGRATION CRISIS

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times August 14, 2021 MADRID — After reaching an agreement with Rabat, Spain began sending hundreds of Moroccan youths who crossed into its North African enclave of Ceuta in May back to Morocco on Friday, according to Spanish media, signaling an improvement in relations afterContinue reading “SPAIN DEPORTS MINOR MOROCCAN MIGRANTS AFTER CEUTA MIGRATION CRISIS”