Frances Martel

Frances Martel

Articles by Frances Martel

Cuba Claims to Be Testing Two Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates

The Communist Party of Cuba announced on Tuesday that it had registered the second of two vaccine candidates against the Chinese coronavirus, which would begin its first round of trials “soon” — Havana promised results on the vaccine studies by January 2021.

KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 03: Enbal Sabag, a Nurse Practitioner, prepares a flu vaccination for a patient at the CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic on September 03, 2020 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Flu shots are available at the nearly 10,000 CVS pharmacies and approximately 100 MinuteClinic locations across the country. …

NATO Chief Crushes Potential of Alliance Joining Turkey in Armenia Conflict

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg insisted during a press conference Thursday that the military alliance is not playing and will not play a role in the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, a conflict NATO ally Turkey has reportedly flooded with imported Syrian mercenaries.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry building in Ankara, on October 05, 2020. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)

China Reviews Presidential Debate: ‘Constant Whining and Blaming’

China’s state-run Global Times dismissed Thursday’s presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump as “constant whining and blaming,” disparaging both for addressing the Chinese Communist Party as a threat and not an ally.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the November 3 election. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

Chile: Leftists Vandalize Rubble of Incinerated Church with Satanic Graffiti

After waiting several days for authorities to ensure that reentry was safe, the clergy responsible for the Church of the Ascension in Santiago, Chile, reentered the iconic Catholic building along with Chile’s Tele 13 on Wednesday to find the inside completely hollowed out and vandalized with Satanic and leftist graffiti.

The inside of the burned down Church of the Ascension in Santiago, Chile, after being burned down by leftists on October 18, 2020.

Armenia: Azerbaijan Beheaded Soldier, Posted Photo Online

The government of Armenia accused the Azeri military on Monday of beheading an Armenian soldier in Nagorno-Karabakh, taking photos with his severed head, posting them on social media, then using the dead soldier’s mobile phone to call his brother and mock him with “hate speech.”

TOPSHOT - A view shows aftermath of recent shelling during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, in the disputed region's main city of Stepanakert on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Davit Ghahramanyan / NKR Infocenter / AFP) (Photo by DAVIT GHAHRAMANYAN/NKR Infocenter/AFP via Getty …

Bolivia: Evo Morales’ Socialist Party Doesn’t Want Him Back Home Yet

Bolivia’s far-left Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party, expected to win this weekend’s presidential election when the nation’s election commission announces the official results on Tuesday, appears hesitant to embrace its former leader Evo Morales and openly warned him to stay out of the country.

Former president of Bolivia Evo Morales gestures during a press conference in Buenos Aires, on February 21, 2020. - Bolivia's supreme electoral court on Thursday disqualified exiled former president Evo Morales from running for a Senate seat in May's general election, saying he did not meet residency requirements. (Photo by …

State Media: ‘Chinese Netizens’ Call Greta Thunberg a ‘Clown’ for Hong Kong Support

China’s government media arms launched an attack on Swedish climate celebrity Greta Thunberg this week after the nation’s Foreign Ministry scolded her not to opine on Chinese issues, the Asian outlet Coconuts reported on Tuesday — Thunberg recently expressed support for 12 Hongkongers imprisoned after attempting to escape to Taiwan.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg poses for media as she arrives for a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)