Russian state sources and officials have confirmed closer cooperation between Beijing and the Crimean peninsula on major Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, citing Chinese diplomats, which represents a continued significant shift in Moscow's priorities which have historically pit Russia in economic competition with China. Any future BRI projects involving Crimea would further solidify and fully integrate the peninsula into Russia's hold after its annexation from Ukraine following the 2014...
Authored by Uzay Bulut via The Gatestone Institute,
Hollywood supports 2.6 million jobs, dishes out $177 billion in wages and directly employs more people across the country than the commodities and energy industries, said the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in a report published Monday.
Authored by William Astore via TomDispatch.com,
A Detroit man has been sentenced to six months in prison (plus three years on probation) for cashing 37 years' worth of his dead mother's social security checks - accruing more than $280,000 in benefits to which he wasn't entitled.
Following reports that a flood of New Zealand gun owners have been voluntarily surrending their firearms in the wake of last Friday's Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead, the numbers are in on how many Kiwis actually handed over their weapons.
Young people in their 20s are starting their careers with a negative net worth as a direct result of student loans. With student loan debt burdening a growing number of Americans, a new profile in the Seattle Times recently highlighted one couple's struggle with having a negative net worth to start their careers, despite both having degrees from prestigious universities and reliable work.
Authored by Jordan Satchell via ConservativeReview.com,
The president of the Chicago police union has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx interfered in the police investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett after Michelle Obama's former Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, called in a favor, according to WLS-TV.
Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,
While Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has resiliently stood his ground amid Washington's surprisingly transparent coup attempt, today has been a tough one for the embattled leader of the socialist utopia.