Frances Martel

Frances Martel

Fact Check: Tulsi Gabbard Denies Being an ‘Assad Apologist’

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has been under fire for years for her crusading against American involvement against Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war, ongoing since 2011, and has faced particular criticism for her 2017 visit to Damascus where she met Assad personally.

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, left, and businessman Tom Steyer participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Hong Kong Freedom Activists to LeBron: ‘Who Are You Trying to Protect?’

NBA player LeBron James’ condemnation of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey on Monday for supporting human rights in China has triggered a widespread backlash in Hong Kong, whose pro-freedom movement Morey endorsed. James complained that Morey “wasn’t educated” when

NBA star LeBron James poses with his fans during a promotional event at a shopping district in Hong Kong as part of his China tour Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Earlier this month, James left the Miami Heat after four seasons and four trips to the NBA Finals and re-signed with …

ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of ‘China’ in NBA Report

The Disney-owned sports network ESPN aired the Communist Party’s preferred map of China during a broadcast Wednesday morning – a map an international legal tribunal ruled illegal in 2016 that violates the sovereignty of five different countries.

ESPN uses China's illegal "nine-dash line" in South China Sea on Sportscenter October 9, 2019

Russia Expresses Interest in Nuclear Energy Projects in Cuba

A senior Russian official suggested that Moscow could be a top partner to Cuba should it ever decide to build a nuclear power plant, the island independent outlet Cubanet reported Monday – the latest ploy to expand Rosatom’s reach into underdeveloped allied nations.

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Ukraine Launches Probe on Abduction, Deportation of Anti-Corruption Governor

The administration of President Volodymyr Zelensky will open an investigation into Ukraine stripping former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, rendering him a stateless person, and deporting him to Poland last year, authorities announced on Monday.

Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili (C) is greeted by his supporters after his arriving in Kiev's Boryspil airport on May 29, 2019. - Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on May 28, 2019 restored the Ukrainian citizenship of Saakashvili, less than two years after he was stripped of it and expelled. …

China Warns Brands to Accept Communism, Freedom of Speech ‘Ridiculous’

The Chinese government newspaper Global Times warned “global brands” to “make their members speak cautiously” on Chinese political issues Monday in response to an ongoing controversy following an NBA executive lending support to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

A Chinese paramilitary soldier stands guards in front of a new giant portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong on display at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, 13 May 2007. Police 12 May detained an unemployed man who tried to set fire to the famed giant portrait of Chinese revolutionary leader …