Amsterdam tells sex & drugs tourists ‘stay away’

In the latest initiative of an ongoing bid to boost Amsterdam’s image, reduce rowdy behavior from visitors and improve livability and safety for residents, city officials recently announced policy proposals “to limit tourism growth and nuisance” and combat overcrowding. This latest round of proposed measures includes initiatives targeting troublesome tourist behavior, such as limiting the […]


Putin warns “one missile will trigger ‘hundreds’ of nuke warheads”

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday once again drew international attention when he warned that if even one missile enters Russian territory, “hundreds” of warheads will respond. “I assure you, after the early warning system receives a signal of a missile attack, hundreds of our missiles are in the air,” Putin said from a summit […]

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Brittney Griner Freed in swap for ‘Merchant of Death’

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from the Russian prison system in exchange for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer known as the “Merchant of Death,”. Reports earlier this year suggested that Bout, whose weapons sales fueled deadly conflicts around the world, could be exchanged for Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan. But […]


Chinese protesters-‘Xi Jinping, step down’

Protests in China against government’s strict Covid measures have intensified, with some people publicly venting their anger at the Communist Party leaders. Thousands of protesters have turned out in Shanghai, where people bundled into police cars have been seen. Students have also demonstrated at universities in Beijing and Nanjing. The latest unrest follows a protest […]

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China’s Xi confronts Trudeau over media leak

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday criticised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in person over alleged leaks of their closed-door meeting at the G20 summit, a rare public display of annoyance by the Chinese leader. In video footage published by Canadian broadcasters, Xi and Trudeau can be seen standing close to each other and conversing […]