German Industry Urges EU to Toughen Response to Unfair Chinese Trade Practices

BERLIN-The European Union should take a tougher approach to protecting companies from unfair Chinese trade practices as Beijing is not keeping its promise to further open up its economy, Germany’s BDI industry association said on Thursday. China has become Germany’s most important trading partner and exports of “Made in Germany” goods to the country have… Continue reading German Industry Urges EU to Toughen Response to Unfair Chinese Trade Practices

UK Minister Defends Strategy to Increase Stockpile of Nuclear Warheads

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace on Sunday rejected the Russian ambassador’s accusation that the UK is breaking the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and said the UK needs to increase its nuclear deterrence to protect itself and its NATO allies. The UK government on March 16 said in a policy review that… Continue reading UK Minister Defends Strategy to Increase Stockpile of Nuclear Warheads

Romania Sets Record for Virus Patients in ICUs

Romania on Sunday recorded its highest number of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus patients in intensive care units since the pandemic began. The increasing pressure on ICU wards—where 1,334 people are currently receiving care—comes amid a surge of virus cases in the country. Over the past week, Romania has been recording its highest number of… Continue reading Romania Sets Record for Virus Patients in ICUs

West Must Stop Ceding Strategic Initiative to China, Russia: UK Commander

The UK and the West in general may be forced to capitulate “without a shot being fired” if they continue “ceding the strategic initiative” to rivals such as China and Russia, a senior British military commander has said. “While we drained our strength in interventions like Iraq, others used the time and space to further… Continue reading West Must Stop Ceding Strategic Initiative to China, Russia: UK Commander

UK-EU Trade Slumps in First Month of New Brexit Rules

LONDON—Trade between the United Kingdom and the European Union was hammered in the first month of their new post-Brexit relationship, with record falls in British exports and imports of goods as COVID-19 restrictions continued on both sides. Containers are stacked at the Port of Felixstowe, Britain, on Jan. 28, 2021. (Peter Cziborra/Reuters) British goods exports… Continue reading UK-EU Trade Slumps in First Month of New Brexit Rules

London Police Officer in Court as Sarah Everard’s Alleged Murder Sparks Protests

LONDON—A London police officer appeared in court on Saturday after being charged with the kidnap and murder of a 33-year-old woman in a case that has caused widespread outrage in Britain about women’s safety. The disappearance of Sarah Everard as she walked home on the evening of March 3 triggered a wave of accounts from… Continue reading London Police Officer in Court as Sarah Everard’s Alleged Murder Sparks Protests

UK Police Confirm Body Is Sarah Everard Who Vanished on Her Way Home

LONDON—British police said on Friday that a body found in a woodland outside London was that of Sarah Everard, whose disappearance last week has sparked anger and fears among women about their safety. Everard, 33, disappeared while walking home from a friend’s house in south London on March 3  and police have arrested a serving… Continue reading UK Police Confirm Body Is Sarah Everard Who Vanished on Her Way Home

UK-Iranian Aid Worker Appears in Iran Court on Propaganda Charge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe appeared in an Iranian court on March 14 to face a charge of making “propaganda against the system,” one week after she completed a five-year jail sentence, her lawyer said. Gabriella Ratcliffe, daughter of British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, protests outside the Iranian Embassy in London on… Continue reading UK-Iranian Aid Worker Appears in Iran Court on Propaganda Charge

‘Lockdown Fatigue’ Blamed for Fueling Mass Protests

ATHENS, Greece—Faced with a surge in coronavirus infections and a wave of violent anti-government demonstrations, Greece’s center-right prime minister accused political opponents on March 12 of exploiting lockdown fatigue. Protesters take part in a rally in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on March 11, 2021. (Giannis Papanikos/AP Photo) Dozens of demonstrations have taken place… Continue reading ‘Lockdown Fatigue’ Blamed for Fueling Mass Protests

Scuffles and Arrests as Anti-Lockdown Protesters March Through London

LONDON—Scuffles broke out as anti-lockdown protesters marched through central London on Saturday, defying police warnings for them to stay away due to coronavirus restrictions. Police said they made 13 arrests for COVID regulation breaches after up to 10,000 people gathered holding banners with slogans such as “Stop Destroying Our Kids’ Lives” and “Fake Pandemic”. Crowded… Continue reading Scuffles and Arrests as Anti-Lockdown Protesters March Through London