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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21, 2021 Addis Ababa – There were reports on Monday that Tigrayan forces battling the federal Ethiopian government have withdrawn from regions in Ethiopia’s north after territorial gains by the Ethiopian military.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”

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”

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”