May 16, 2022

Convenient Timing: EU Fraud Agency Investigates Le Pen Ahead of French Election

PARIS (AP) – Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the European Union’s fraud agency accusing French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and other members of her nationalist party of misusing public funds while serving in the European Parliament. The report was disclosed by French investigative news site Mediapart days before Le Pen faces…

NATO Moves Ahead With Military Drills in Europe, Deploys 30,000 Troops

NATO started scheduled military drills this week in Norway, involving 30,000 troops, 220 aircraft, and 50 warships, according to a statement from the military alliance on Tuesday. While no mention of the Russia–Ukraine conflict was made, the drills involve “tens of thousands of troops from across Europe and North America [who] are training together in…

PM warns of ‘grim days ahead for Ukraine’

Ukraine Crisis: Russia will face ‘protracted crisis’ if invasion goes ahead

Democrats Go On Attack Against Larry Hogan Ahead Of 2022 Senate Race

Allies of Senate Democrats are preemptively going on the attack against Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.Hogan, who will be term-limited out of the governor’s mansion after the 2022 election cycle, has been pushed to run for Senate this year by some Republicans, who believe he presents a real chance to win a seat in a…

Prime Minister lays low at Chequers ahead of Sue Gray report

The Great Reconciliation of Asset Prices in 2022

Commentary The coming new year will be fraught with risk due to the removal of central bank and government supports. This could very likely lead to a collapse of the most overvalued stock market in history. According to the Conference Board, U.S. economic growth is set to slow from 5.5 percent annual growth for all…

244 LA City Employees on Unpaid Leave Following Vaccine Mandate Deadline

City workers and first responders of Los Angeles gather in front of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of the city’s required vaccine mandates on Nov. 8, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times) LOS ANGELES—At least 244 full-time city employees are on unpaid leave Dec. 20 after Los Angeles’ mandate that municipal workers get vaccinated against…

Supply Chain Chaos Plagues Australian Businesses

Australia’s economic recovery has been stunted by an international supply chain crisis, with businesses struggling to secure critical supplies—a problem many expect will persist into 2022. The pandemic wrought by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus has made timely sea freight a rare commodity, with the intermittent closure of ports cascading into the clogging of…

Guided by Trump Hatred, Opposition Must Now Answer for Its Improprieties

Commentary The year ends in Washington amidst immense contumely. The Democrats continue monotonously on the one theme they have had these five years—Trump-hate, and they are now serving up that tired dish from a pre-confected misstatement of the former president’s views of the trespass and vandalism at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. It is…

Ahead Of Holiday, Senate Confirms Dozens Of Biden Nominees

The Senate confirmed 81 individuals nominated by President Joe Biden to positions in the judiciary, executive branch, and foreign service during its last three days of business, helping to clear a logjam that has alarmed members of both parties.Senators confirmed 48 ambassadors, eleven judges, and 22 other executive appointees on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before…

NFL Power Rankings 2021: Top 10 teams ahead of Week 14

The New England Patriots are once again at the top of the AFC. In their 14-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, quarterback Mac Jones completed two of three passes for only 19 yards. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Due to 40 mph winds in Orchard Park, New York, […]

Powerful Storm Drenches Southern California With Heavy Rain

LOS ANGELES—A powerful storm charged south through California on Tuesday, drenching the drought-stricken state with desperately needed rain but also triggering rescue efforts on a swollen river and mandatory evacuations due to the threat of mudslides in some areas scarred by wildfires. The National Weather Service reported remarkable rainfall in several parts of the state.…

House Votes to Hold Mark Meadows in Contempt in Jan. 6 Probe

The House of Representatives late Tuesday voted to hold former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress after he ceased to cooperate with a congressional subpoena linked to the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol building. It marks the first time the chamber has voted to hold a former member in contempt since…

Qantas to Launch Nation-First Perth to Rome Direct Flights in 2022

Qantas has announced it will launch the only direct flight from Australia to Europe from the middle of 2022 to meet demand over the peak European holiday season. From June 22 next year, Qantas will operate a Sydney to Rome via Perth return flight three times a week, cutting three hours off the current fastest…

Children’s Books: Christmas Stories to Read Together

What’s your favorite book to read with your children during the holidays? Here are some true-and-tested picks. ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ by Laurel Long (Dial Books) The classic English Christmas carol that counts the gifts “my true love gave to me” over the course of 12 special days comes to life through the stunning…

Biden Warns Republicans Are ‘In For A Problem’ Ahead Of 2022 Midterms

President Joe Biden said Republicans are “in for a problem” come the 2022 midterm elections while speaking Tuesday at the Democratic National Committee holiday party.“I hope you remember what got us to the White House in the first place,” Biden said. “In 2020, we won as a unified Democratic party — more unified than ever.…

Charles Barkley wishes Bo Nix wouldn’t have ‘poked the bear’ ahead of Iron Bowl

“I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.” That’s a phrase no man wants to hear, whether from your wife, your dad, or your wife’s dad. But that’s essentially what Charles Barkley’s saying to injured Auburn quarterback Bo Nix. Earlier this week, the junior signal-caller gave a less than glowing review about game officials, leaving Barkley disappointed […]

Report: Enes Kanter Legally Changes Last Name to ‘Freedom’ Ahead of US Citizenship

Outspoken human rights advocate and China slave labor critic Enes Kanter will legally change his last name to “Freedom” after becoming a U.S. citizen on Monday. The report comes from the Athletic’s Shams Charania, who says that Kanter, who was born in Switzerland but raised in Turkey and has Turkish citizenship, will choose “Freedom” for…

Republicans Praise GOP Leader McCarthy for Filibuster-Length Speech Ahead of BBB Vote

Republicans rallied around House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Thursday night as he spoke on the House floor for nearly three hours before a full vote on the Build Back Better bill. McCarthy’s lengthy speech is unusual because House leaders are only supposed to speak for one minute during these debates. However, the House grants…

F1: Hamilton Takes Pole for Turkish GP Ahead of Bottas

ISTANBUL—Formula One defending champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas with title rival Max Verstappen in third. But Hamilton has a 10-place grid penalty for going over his allocation of three combustion engines for the season and will start 11th on Sunday…

Air Force Boots 40 Unvaccinated Recruits, Trainees, Ahead of Deadline: Report

Some 40 Air Force recruits and trainees have been kicked out of the service for refusing to comply with the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a spokeswoman confirmed on Monday. Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Stars and Stripes that the individuals had been handed entry-level discharges…

New Jersey Governor’s Race Remains Too Close To Call As Murphy Inches Ahead

The governor’s race in New Jersey remains too close to call Wednesday between incumbent Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and his Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli.Murphy and Ciattarelli have repeatedly taken the lead only to fall back into second, with the Republican currently leading by about 15,700 votes out of nearly 2.4 million cast with nearly 90%…

Virginia Sees Record Early Voting Numbers Ahead of Gubernatorial Election

Early voting numbers in Virginia’s governor’s election closed with record highs in the contested race between former Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin. In the 2017 gubernatorial election, 189,891 voters cast early ballots. However, this year’s race saw nearly six times that number being turned in early, with 1,137,656 voters submitting early…

EXCLUSIVE: Republican National Committee Reaches Out To 12 Million Voters Ahead Of Midterms

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has contacted over 12 million voters ahead of midterms, including five million in Virginia ahead of the state’s hotly contested governor’s race, the RNC told the Daily Caller in a statement.RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told the Daily Caller that the GOP’s infrastructure is “unmatched.” “The Republican National Committee boasts an…

DeSantis Speaks Publicly For First Time About Wife’s Breast Cancer Battle Ahead

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–A week after releasing a short, prepared statement about his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) spoke publicly about the matter for the first time Tuesday. “I have faith,” DeSantis said told reporters during a news conference in St. Pete Beach. “I got faith in the big guy upstairs…

Bitcoin on Cusp of All-Time High Ahead of Futures ETF Listing

LONDON—Bitcoin hit a six-month high and was within striking distance of its all-time peak on Tuesday as traders bet an anticipated listing of a futures-based U.S. exchange-traded fund could herald investment flows into cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, rose as much as 1.5 percent during the Asia session to $62,991…

Report: Athletes Told to ‘Be Quiet’ About Trans Weightlifter Ahead of Olympic Qualification

A former Olympic weightlifter claims that female athletes are being told to “be quiet” about transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard ahead of his Olympic debut. Hubbard is a 43-year-old biological male competing as a woman. Should Hubbard pass the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) fitness and performance standards, he would become the first trans athlete to compete…

Washington Highly Militarized Ahead of Biden’s Inauguration

National Guard soldiers maintain a watch over the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 14, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) 2020 Election Fences with coiled barbed wire, security checkpoints, barricades, and heavily armed guards are what you would expect in a military encampment for a warzone, not in downtown Washington. But these are only some of the […]

Gallup: 55 Percent of U.S. Adults Say Country’s Best Days Are Ahead.

A Gallup poll conducted in June reveals 55 percent of American adults believe the best days for the country are “ahead of us.” Those who said the best days are “behind us” came in at 41 percent. The last time Gallup asked this question — December 2012, when President Barack Obama was president — only […]

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