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Explosions Impact Lebanese Capital Beirut

BEIRUT—The capital of Lebanon was impacted by explosions on Tuesday, August 4. Two explosions occurred at the city's waterfront around 11:30 a.m. The second explosion, which was larger than the first, overturned cars, shattered window glass, and collapsed an entire building. According to the Lebanese Minister of Health, Hamas Hassan, more than 73 people are confirmed dead and 2,750 are...

Berlin Protest Against Virus Restrictions

BERLIN, GERMANY—On Saturday, August 1, around 20,000 people protested at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate against COVID-19 restrictions. Organizers named the event the "Day of Freedom" and "The End of the Pandemic." The protest attracted some anti-vaccine, conspiracy theorist, far-right, and neo-Nazi groups. On videos capturing the protest, participants have said "we are being forced to wear a muzzle. We are...

China Passes New National Security Law Affecting Hong Kong

CHINA—A new security law has been passed in China as of Tuesday, June 30, which is meant to make certain actions crimes, such as protesting and freedom of speech. This new security law is meant to punish secession, subversion, and collusion with foreign forces, and will also aim to minimize protests and freedom of speech, specifically with Hong Kong...

Microsoft To Permanently Close All Physical Stores

UNITED STATES—The Microsoft company announced the permanent closure of all of its Microsoft stores on June 26, citing increased online sales and a largely digital product portfolio. Microsoft Corporate Vice President David Porter said in a statement: “Our sales have grown online as our product portfolio has evolved to largely digital offerings, and our talented team has proven success serving customers...

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Released From Jail

UNITED STATES—Former Minneapolis Police Department Officer, Thomas Lane, 37, was dismissed from the Hennepin County Jail at 4:08 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, according to the jail's roster. Lane was placed in custody on Wednesday, June 3. He was dismissed on a $750,000 bail with conditions including supervision, no firearms, and no law enforcement work. Lane’s bail was set...

BART Receives 10,000 Masks From China’s Shanghai Metro

SAN FRANCISCO—Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) received 10,000 disposable face masks from Shanghai Metro on Tuesday, June 9. On Wednesday, June 10, BART indicated that those masks will be used for their workers and customers via Twitter. Shanghai Metro is a rapid transit system in Shanghai, China, which opened in May 1993. It is the second biggest metro system by...

3.6-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Beijing

BEIJING, CHINA—On Tuesday, May 26, at 12:54 a.m. (China Standard Time), a 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck in Mentougou District area of Beijing. The depth of focus is 18-kelometer. Mentougou District is in western Beijing with 306,000 population (Census 2014). The epicenter is 17-kilometer away from the Government Hall of Mentougou District. “I didn’t feel anything," said a Beijing resident/ “I got...

Newsom Secures $1 Billion In Masks From China

UNITED STATES−Governor Gavin Newsom announced on April 7, on the Rachel Maddow Show a  $1 billion deal to purchase 200 million masks on a monthly basis. He stated that the masks “will be made overseas,” but sourced through California indicating that the masks were, “made in Asia.” https://www.facebook.com/therachelmaddowshow/videos/1578583312309075/   “As a nation-state with the capacity to write a check for, hundreds of millions,...

Missouri Sues Chinese Government Over COVID-19 Response

UNITED STATES—The state of Missouri became the first state in North America to sue the Chinese government claiming they mishandled their response regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, which went on to impact the entire world. Missouri filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government on Tuesday, April 21, indicated that the virus, which originated in the city of Wuhan, brought devastating...

NY Governor Bans Possible COVID-19 Drug

UNITED STATES−New York Governor Andrew Cuomo banned the Food and Drug Administration approved drug, hydroxychloroquine, as a potential cure for COVID-19. According to News Day, Cuomo placed bans on the state of New York restricting doctors from prescribing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19. The drug may only be used for patients in state-approved clinical trials and FDA-approved uses...
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