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North Carolina Governor Sued Over Pandemic-Related Bar Closures

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is being sued by the owner of a popular Greenville bar over emergency shutdown orders purportedly aimed at stemming the spread of the CCP virus, als……

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US Layoffs Remain Elevated as 803,000 Seek Jobless Aid

WASHINGTON—The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 89,000 last week to a still-elevated 803,000, evidence that the job market remains under stress nine month……

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Feds’ Clean Fuel Standard Drives Concerns Over Design, Cost, Implementation

News AnalysisThe feds’ latest weapon in their war against carbon emissions is the clean fuel standard (CFS). However, considerable concern is being raised about its implementatio……

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Mass Power Outages Reported in Major Cities of Southern China

Major cities in China’s southern Guangdong Province experienced sudden widespread blackouts on Dec. 21. The power outages lasted for more than an hour, causing panic among residen……

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CFL Faces Major Challenges in Efforts to Stage Comeback

The pandemic sidelined Canadian Football League players in 2020, but analysts say the league must find a way to play in 2021.The 2020 season, scheduled to kick off on June 11, wa……

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Canada’s Pandemic Response Deeply Flawed, Says Former Provincial Emergency Agency Chief

The premise and focus of Canada’s pandemic response has been misguided—but it’s not too late to change course, says a former emergency management expert and retired Canadian army ……

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IBM, 3M, PepsiCo Among Leading US Firms That House Chinese Communist Party Units: Leaked Database

Hundreds of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members are embedded within the Chinese divisions of major U.S. corporations, from IBM to PepsiCo to 3M, a leaked CCP-member database rev……

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Manchester Asks Visitors From Tier Four and Wales to Self-Isolate for 10 Days

Anyone travelling from tier four areas in England and from Wales to Greater Manchester and the West Midlands is being asked to self-isolate for at least 10 days—with no visitors a……

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Canada and United Kingdom Make Stopgap Deal to Avert Tariffs After Brexit

OTTAWA鈥擟anada and the United Kingdom have inked a temporary agreement that will head off an automatic increase in tariffs that was set to kick in when Britain leaves the European ……

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Pelosi and Schumer Agree to Trump’s Demand for $2,000 Stimulus Checks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) signaled that they are open to increasing the amount for the stimulus checks after Presiden……

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Ottawa Mayor: Simply No Facts to Support 28-day Lockdown

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said “there are simply no facts to support a lockdown in the city of Ottawa” for 28 days, a decision announced by Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Monday.In a……

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Ingratitude Is Tearing at Canada

 CommentaryIn the early years of the winding and pebbled road of my working life, a sign was hung in the staff room by one of my bosses, a grocer named “Friendly Fred.” I’ve neve……

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UK to Face Fresh Food Shortage From Dec. 27 If France Border Remains Shut, MPs Told

The UK will start having problems with supplies of fresh vegetables and fruits from Dec. 27 if the UK-France border is not unblocked within the next 24 hours, a parliamentary comm……

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Trump Threatens to Veto Stimulus Deal, Calls for $2,000 Direct Payments to Americans

President Donald Trump said that Congress needs to pass a pandemic stimulus bill that includes $2,000 direct payments to Americans—not the $600 ones—or else he will veto it.“Cong……

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US Third-Quarter GDP Growth Revised Slightly Higher; Momentum Waning

WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy grew at a record pace in the third quarter, fueled by more than $3 trillion in pandemic relief, the government confirmed on Dec. 22, but appears to hav……

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US Lenders Score Small Business Relief, Accounting Help in Pandemic Package

WASHINGTON—The long-awaited nearly $900 billion U.S. pandemic aid package will help banks by boosting borrowers’ finances, easing a key small-business lending program’s rules and ……

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Zoom Shared US User Data With Beijing to Ensure Chinese Market Access, Court Documents Show

A Zoom executive worked with Chinese authorities to provide data on users located outside of China and ensure the U.S. video-call giant retained market access in the country, acco……

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US Slaps New Visa Restrictions on CCP Officials Who Engage in Human Rights Abuses

The United States on Monday issued additional visa restrictions on Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials believed to have engaged in human rights abuses, including cracking down……

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Australia Launches Campaign to Stop Breaches in Foreign Real Estate Investment

In a move to enhance regulation of foreign investment, the federal government has launched a new campaign urging Australians to dob in foreign residential property purchasers via ……

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Members of Congress Explain Why They Voted Against COVID-19 Relief Package

While Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package on Monday, dozens of legislators voted against it.In the House of Representatives, 53 members voted no, including 50 ……

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Cancel Bookings Fast, Queensland Tells Sydney

The Queensland government is urging Sydneysiders to cancel their holiday bookings as soon as possible ahead of an expected rush of travellers from other states.Sydneysiders whose……

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Newsom Sued By LA Restaurant Owner Over Outdoor Dining Ban

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials are being sued by a Los Angeles restaurant owner after she shared a now-viral video of television production tents and table……

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Congress Passes $900 Billion COVID-19 Relief Bill, Sends to Trump

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Monday passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill following months of negotiations.Congress also passed a $1.4 trillion annual fede……

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Newsom Says SoCal Stay-at-Home Order Expected to Be Extended

LOS ANGELES (CNS)鈥擶ith regional intensive care unit (ICU) capacity still officially considered to be zero, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Dec. 21 the regional stay-at-home order imposed b……

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UK Retailers Urge Government to Ensure Food Supplies as French Border Shut

British retailers have urged the government to make an urgent effort to prevent prolonged suspension of cross-Channel transport, which they say would disrupt supplies of fresh pro……

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China Faces Power Shortages Amid Bans on Australian Coal

The Chinese Communist Party’s ban on Australian coal may be backfiring after reports from China indicate power shortages are plaguing the Asian nation as it heads into the winter ……

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China Faces Power Shortages Amid Bans on Australian Coal

The Chinese Communist Party’s ban on Australian coal may be backfiring after reports from China indicate power shortages are plaguing the Asian nation as it heads into the winter ……

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Australian States On Watch for School Banking Programs Following ASIC’s Review

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has said there is no solid evidence showing that school banking programs have helped children develop long-term saving h……

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House, Senate Slated to Vote Monday on $900 Billion Stimulus Package

Congress is expected to vote on Monday on a newly agreed upon stimulus package, after months of negotiations.The House of Representatives is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m., with the……

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Brexit Trade Talks at ‘Crucial Moment,’ EU Negotiator Says

British and EU officials are still working hard at this “crucial moment” in Brexit trade talks, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Dec. 20, with only days left before the ……

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