New Covid Variant: Omicron

(Featured Image provided by Thomas Faull/Alamy Live News/Alamy Live News) Just when we thought that the Alpha and Delta variants were already bad enough, a new covid variant, labeled the Omicron variant has just recently been identified in South Africa. The variant has different symptoms than normal and is rumored to be able to be spread faster, especially among younger people. Around November 18th, Dr. … Continue reading New Covid Variant: Omicron

Biden and Xi meeting concludes with no major breakthroughs

Amidst the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Beijing, on November 15th, President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping had a virtual summit to discuss critical topics. The meeting was held virtually, with Biden joining from the White House’s Roosevelt room and Xi being in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The meeting not only included the two leaders but also members of Biden’s … Continue reading Biden and Xi meeting concludes with no major breakthroughs

Ex-President Saakashvili jailed after returning to Georgia

On October 1st, 2021, the former President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, was arrested in absentia after not being in Georgia for a few years. He was transported to prison and then later to a prison hospital, but concerns over how he was treated caused protests in the streets. Mikheil Saakashvili was one of the most prominent figures in post-Soviet Georgia as he rebuilt the country … Continue reading Ex-President Saakashvili jailed after returning to Georgia

North Korea’s Food Shortage

Food shortages are nothing new in North Korea, the nation has for a long time had to deal with them, and the last few years have been no different. Moreover, with the pandemic going on, as well as international sanctions over its nuclear weapon testing, and natural disasters, the food crisis only got worse. Food prices have spiked and about 40% of North Korea’s 26 … Continue reading North Korea’s Food Shortage

Princess of Japan marries a commoner amid controversy

On Tuesday, October 21, 2021, Princess Mako of Japan finally married commoner Kei Komuro after having to long-overdue the ceremony for a few years now. The two of them were both students at the International Christian University in Tokyo, which was also where they first met in 2012. They became college sweethearts, and in 2017, they officially announced their engagement and had plans to have … Continue reading Princess of Japan marries a commoner amid controversy

Chinese murder suspect with lots of public sympathy dies after more than a week on the run

It all started on October 10th, when 55-year-old Ou Jinzhong allegedly killed two of his neighbors and wounded three others in China’s southern Fujian province. Police said that Ou killed a 78-year-old man, his daughter-in-law, and also injured the man’s wife, 34-year-old grandson, and 9-year-old great-grandson over a land dispute. He supposedly fled to the hills where hundreds of police and search crew members have … Continue reading Chinese murder suspect with lots of public sympathy dies after more than a week on the run

China goes back on coal policy despite upcoming Cop26 summit

To combat Global Warming, many countries have pledged to reach zero-net emissions by a specific date. Among these is China, which had set out plans to have its emissions peak by 2030, and be carbon neutral by 2060. However, China is now suffering through an energy crisis, with parts of the country experiencing frequent blackouts affecting homes and businesses alike. Because of this, China has … Continue reading China goes back on coal policy despite upcoming Cop26 summit

New Japanese Prime Minister: Fumio Kishida

Earlier last month, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that he will not run in his party’s leadership election, ultimately giving up his job after only serving for less than a year. The reason why he decided to step down was almost entirely because of his waning public support over the coronavirus outbreak. It all started last September when the prime minister of the time, … Continue reading New Japanese Prime Minister: Fumio Kishida

U.S and China Face off, many compare it to the Cold War

Last Friday, President Joe Biden held a meeting with the three other leaders of a group known as “The Quad.” The bunch consisted of “leading democracies in the Indo Pacific:” the US, Japan, India, and Australia.  U.S officials say that the meeting was an informal gathering, but China has condemned the Quad several times over the past months criticizing how they’re like a “Cold War-styled” … Continue reading U.S and China Face off, many compare it to the Cold War

Biden Administration announces new plan to deal with extreme heat

Probably one of the most prominent consequences of global warming is extreme heat, which affects everybody everywhere. Extreme heat warms up an environment as well as all of the organisms that live in it. If your body develops too much heat inside of it, you could experience heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat strokes, which in a worst-case scenario could kill you. Because of … Continue reading Biden Administration announces new plan to deal with extreme heat