Chinese police were out in force in Beijing and Shanghai on Tuesday to prevent more protests against COVID curbs which have disrupted the lives of millions, damaged the economy and briefly sparked rare calls for President Xi Jinping to step down.
Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said on Monday, the latest crypto casualty after the firm was hurt by exposure to the spectacular collapse of the FTX exchange earlier this month.
Senator Risa Hontiveros said the victims were forced to work and dupe people in cryptocurrency investment scams in Myanmar.
Rapid advancements in China's military capabilities pose increasing risks to American supremacy in outer space, the head of the United States military's space wing said on Monday.
Sen. Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa is drawing criticism on social media for his proposed bill to decriminalize illegal drug use.
The incident can further strain the ties between the two nations.
International disarmament bodies like the Nobel Peace Prize-winning OPCW "now have become places for confrontation and disagreement", Arias lamented.
Russia's financial shift eastwards could boost cross-border commerce, present a growing economic counterweight to the dollar and limit Western efforts to pressure Moscow by economic means.