Despite portrayals of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being a rival to China's proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP), the TPP is meant as a step toward the FTAAP.
More of the Obama administration’s supposed “moderate” jihadist rebels this month defected to al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch known as Jabhat al-Nusra, which was also reportedly working with the self-styled “Islamic State.” Obama’s “moderate” rebels, armed and trained by U.S. taxpayers under the guise of fighting less moderate ISIS jihadists (whom Vice President Joe Biden admitted were actually armed and funded by Obama’s “anti-ISIS” coalition), reportedly took their heavy American weapons with them. Eventually, those U.S.-supplied weapons are likely to be used against Western interests and citizens, analysts said.
Amid a national crackdown on Christians and other religious believers, Beijing tells Party members religion is not for them.
Contrary to public perception, Israel has some of the most restrictive gun laws on the planet. That isn't likely to change, even after the synagogue attack on Saturday.
As of November 12th, the United States will start granting visas to Chinese visitors that are valid for up to 10 years instead of just one.