Monthly Archives: April 2022

US Congress passes bill to help Taiwan regain WHO status

The US House of Representatives Wednesday unanimously passed legislation calling on the State Department to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization (WHO). The bill previously passed through the Senate in August 2021. It will now go to the White House where it is expected that President Joe Biden will… Read More »

UN experts blame Taliban and US sanctions for suffering of Afghanistan women

UN experts Monday blamed both the Taliban regime and the US for the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. The US sanctioned the Taliban government when it came back to power in 2021 after 20 years. In February 2022, however, President Joe Biden signed an executive order offering some help to the Afghan people, although most funds stayed in the US for the… Read More »

Russian court fines Google for promoting banned Ukrainian content

A Moscow district court Thursday ruled that Google must pay 7.2 million rubles (approximately $86,394) in fines for distributing content outlawed in Russia. The decision by Judge Timur Vakhrameev found Google guilty under Article 13.41 of Russia’s Administrative Code which penalizes the failure to delete information deemed illegal by the legislation of the Russian Federation. The content in question includes videos… Read More »