Chinese state media have celebrated the launch of a new nuclear-capable missile. The missile can travel at 21000 mph in a low earth orbit, and be launched from space, it would be able to strike any location on earth in minutes.
The Financial Times said the test showed that China has made “astounding” progress in the development of hypersonic weapons.
Polish-Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski has been arrested and sentenced to 18 months probation for failing to comply with covid regulations in his state. Alberta has an ongoing legal battle with Pawlowski, after he continued to hold church services, despite churches being ordered to close.
Part of Pawlowski’s probation order states that he is to parrot the medical experts advice for his state in his church. This includes guidelines for social distancing, maske wearing, and vaccines.
Pawlowski has refused to comply with the order.
“This is totally and wholly new as far as sentencing goes, as far as I can see or as far as I am familiar with,” Sarah Miller, lawyer to Pawlowski, told Fox News. “I’ve never heard of any kind of probationary period which includes conditions that compelled certain speech. It seems highly unusual and rare.”
President Biden has boosted of his close relationship with Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, than any other world leader.
“Not a joke … I’ve had hours and hours and hours of meetings and personal conversations with Xi Jinping,” Biden said during a speech at a daycare center in Connecticut. “I’ve spent more time with him, I believe, than any other world leader has.”
Their close relationship was nurtured when Biden was Vice-president.
Bill De Blasio’s New York has fined over a dozen businesses over covid vaccine passport violations. The City’s vaccine passport regulations require certain businesses, like gyms, and indoor restaurants, to require vaccine passports to be shown for entry into their premises.
Biden’s special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, has warned that the world must “prepare” for an unconstrained nuclear Iran. The warning comes as nuclear talks with the Islamic Republic continue to stall.
Only two states are committed to the Transportation and Climate Initiative. The Carbon-Tax, aimed at seeing a reduction of Carbon Dioxide emissions, would require jurisdictions to buy energy allowances for CO2 emissions. The volume of allowances would decrease each year, hence suppliers will pay more annually for emissions.
Proponents hope the scheme will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26%, whilst generating $3 billion in revenue.
President Biden’s mandate that larger businesses, those with over 100 employees, will have to require vaccines or weekly testing, took a step closer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) submitted the text of the mandate to the Office of Management and Budget for review.
“The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been working expeditiously to develop an emergency temporary standard that covers employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing to protect employees from the spread of coronavirus in the workplace,” a Department of Labor spokesperson said in a statement. “On Tuesday, October 12, as part of the regulatory review process, the agency submitted the initial text of the emergency temporary standard to the Office of Management and Budget.”