Russia Arrests Wall Street Journal Reporter for ‘Espionage’

Russia announced on Wednesday that 31-year-old American journalist Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), was arrested in Ekaterinburg and charged with espionage. The WSJ “vehemently” denied the allegations and demanded the “immediate release” of Gershkovich. Russia’s FSB security service, successor to the notorious KGB, said it obtained authorization to arrest Gershkovich […]

Brazil Inks Deal to Use Yuan, Not Dollar, in Trade with China

The governments of Brazil, now under the leadership of radical leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and communist China announced an agreement on Wednesday to no longer use the U.S. dollar to conduct trade, instead relying on the Chinese yuan and Brazilian real. China is Brazil’s largest trade partner, meaning the deal will significant decrease […]

Biden’s ‘Summit for Democracy’ Attracts Apathy from Allies, Mockery from Dictatorships

The U.S. State Department’s second Summit for Democracy, running from Tuesday to Thursday this week, was a disappointing affair — snubbed outright by Pakistan and mocked by the rising authoritarian powers of China and Russia. Pakistan pulled out of the summit at the last minute, stating it could “promote and strengthen diplomatic principles” just fine on […]