• The Misinformation About Misinformation

    The misinformation about the 2016 and 2020 elections and the misinformation about COVID’s origins and treatments are responsible for our disarray. That, at least, is what many of us believe, even though what is “disarrayed” differs quite a bit between MSNBC and Fox. Is misinformation so powerful that it overcomes the truth? Or is there something about human behavior that makes misinformation seem more powerful than truth? A new study suggests the fault lies more within us than “in our stars.”

  • ‘Anti-women’ laws review pushed

    SEN. Pia Cayetano is pressing for a review of outdated laws that tend to discriminate women. In enlisting the majority support of fellow lawmakers, Cayetano is banking on mustering enough votes for the passage of the long needed remedial legislation. Cayetano has been sewing support of her colleagues to pursue

  • 'One China': Beijing's diplomatic push to isolate Taiwan

    Honduras has decided to switch diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China, describing it as an economic necessity.- Despite switching diplomatic recognition to Beijing in 1979, Washington remains Taiwan's main ally.

  • Bipartisan Senators Push To Ban China From Buying US Farmland

    Bipartisan Senators Push To Ban China From Buying US Farmland Authored by Terri Wu via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A group of bipartisan U.S. senators introduced a bill on Wednesday to ban the purchase of U.S. farmland by Chinese persons and entities. Sprinklers watering a lettuce field in Holtville, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2023. (Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images) In a press release, Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), John Tester (D-Mont.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Tommy Tuberville...

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    Japan, China push opposing visions in top-level visits

    BANGKOK (AP) — Asia’s stake in Europe’s war was made crystal clear Tuesday when the leaders of the region's two richest countries sat in the capitals of Russia and Ukraine in strong shows of support

  • Kia unveils EV5 concept in China in renewed sales push

    Hyundai Motor Group’s Kia on Monday unveiled the concept of its full-electric midsized sport utility vehicle EV5 in China, renewing its sales push in the all-important market where it has struggled to elevate its shrunken market share. The carmaker held the Kia EV Day event, its first media event this year, in Shanghai. Earlier, Kia said it would produce the EV5 in China for both domestic and global sales. The car is the smallest of its EV lineup. Since the 2021 debut of the EV6, its fir

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    Examining the organizations pushing for anti-trans bills in state legislatures

    Madison Pauly, a reporter at Mother Jones, obtained emails between several conservative organizations and state lawmakers. She found a coordinated effort at the state level that’s resulted in a recent wave of bills restricting gender-affirmative care for transgender youth. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

  • Sandstorm from China forecast to push up fine dust levels in S. Korea

    A sandstorm that swept across Beijing and China's northern provinces is forecast to partially affect South Korea on Thursday, sending fine dust levels to "very bad" in parts of the country, a research institute said. The severe yellow dust that blanketed China over the past two days is expected to pass north of South Korea, but part of it is expected to move southeast into the country Thursday afternoon, the National Institute of Environmental Research said. The country's wes

  • Bipartisan group of senators pushes to ban China from buying US farmland

    A group of senators led by Sen. Mike Braun introduced legislation to prevent people associated with America's foreign adversaries from buying agricultural land in the U.S.

  • MPEDA pushes India as re-processing hub amid China challenges

    The chairman of the Indian export body has encouraged seafood companies in Europe and the US to process fish in India as it eyes taking business from China

  • Cross-party anti-poverty push targets ‘inadequate’ jobseeker payments

    Liberal and Labor MPs Bridget Archer and Alicia Payne unite in call for welfare boostFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastTwo major-party MPs have launched a cross-party push to put the focus on unacceptable levels of poverty in Australia as they call for an increase to the “inadequate” jobseeker payment.The parliamentary friends of ending poverty group, chaired by the Labor backbencher Alicia Payne and...

  • Reuters: Frustrated Khamenei pushed for Saudi-Iran deal clinched in China

    article author: ReutersSun, 2023-03-19 08:37 DUBAI: Eager to end its political and economic isolation, Iran had been trying for two years to restore ties with its long-time rival Saudi Arabia, an Arab heavyweight and oil powerhouse. Last September, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lost patience with the slow pace of bilateral talks and summoned his team to discuss ways to accelerate the process, which led to China's involvement, two Iranian officials told Reuters.Main...