Concerned that China’s expanding presence in America’s agricultural industry poses a national security risk, a committee of congressional lawmakers from both parties have adopted an amendment to the Agriculture-FDA spending bill (H.R. 4356 (117)) that would block new US agricultural purchases by companies that are wholly or partly controlled by Beijing, and prohibit Chinese-owned farms from accessing federal funds, Politico reports.
More than 300 lawmakers in 35 states have signed an amicus brief for submission to the US Supreme Court, arguing that the 1973 Roe v Wade case which legalized abortion before viability is unconstitutional, Just the News reports. Prepared by University of Michigan Law school graduate Jacob Weaver, the brief further argues that abortion laws are a matter for individual states to decide.
A UK Parliamentary group reported last week that government officials in North Korea have been murdering Christians and other people groups at a rate that may amount to genocide, the Washington Examiner reports. The UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea (APPG) said its report is based on evidence of atrocities committed by North Korean officials against various people groups, including Christians, from 2014 to 2021.
As China’s Communist Party (CCP) regime continues its policy of “Sinicizing” the church, on July 11 government security officials raided a Guangdong province church as its leaders preached an online service through Zoom, International Christian Concern reports. China ranks 17 on the US Open Doors Watch List of top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.
Hungarians demonstrated Monday against the reported spying by the government of hundreds of Hungarians, including critical journalists, activists, and other public figures.
Thousands of homes in Northern California are under threat from two wildfires that recently merged, as dozens of other fires continue to burn across the western United States.
Dozens of Iranians marched down a major street in Tehran on Monday, online videos show, amid ongoing protests over water shortages in southwestern Iran.
Pro-democracy protesters rallied at the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. Monday to demand an end to the dictatorship that has ruled the island nation for the past 62 years. Some protesters accused President Joe Biden and his administration of supporting communism.
The U.S. federal government should have stopped funding research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2015 when China reduced its cooperation with the French in building and operating the lab, according to the leader of an investigation into COVID-19’s origins by the State Department under the Trump administration.
Because of a rise in COVID infections, apparently caused by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, the Israeli government announced that it is reimposing restrictions on its citizens, including wearing masks indoors and prohibiting the unvaccinated from entering some public places, such as restaurants, gyms, and synagogues, reported Reuters.