Canberra Alone Must Control Our China Ties

By Peter Jennings Three big recent developments threaten the federal government’s control over its most difficult strategic policy challenge: the direction of Australia’s China policy. While Canberra worries about how its statements play in Beijing, the states and territories, bus­inesses and universities are ­quickly driving their own engagement with China. Unless our federal government better …

Geyser Near San Andreas Fault Moves 60 Feet in a Day: Report

Officials in Imperial County, California, say a bubbling mud geyser is moving and is now dangerously close to railroad tracks, Highway 111, and optic cables. The county declared an emergency over the geyser, KYMA-TV reported in October, adding that officials are trying to prevent the geyser from reaching the Union Pacific tracks and the highway. …

Edmund Zagorski's Execution to Go Ahead After Court Denies His Legal Challenge

A court has rejected the latest legal challenge by death row inmate Edmund Zagorski to his scheduled Nov. 1 execution, finding “this late-hour appeal to be meritless.” Zagorski’s execution by electrocution is set to proceed following the decision taken by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals late Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Tennessean reported. The 63-year-old …

Death Toll Rises to 11 as Storms Hammer Italy and Snow Blankets France

ROME—Violent storms battered Italy for a third consecutive day on Oct. 30, killing at least 11 people, and flooding much of Venice. The lagoon city’s St. Mark’s Square remained under water for a second day while the adjacent St. Mark’s Basilica was also inundated, with its baptistery totally flooded and its historic, mosaic floors covered …

Disturbing Video Shows Man Telling 9/11 Widow: 'Your Husband Should Rot in the

Disturbing new video footage shows a man verbally abusing a woman in Portland before telling her that her husband, who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, “should rot in the grave.” The video clip shows a man who is allegedly a member of the far-left extremist group, Antifa, yelling at a woman who was part …

Hungary Enacts Plans to Ban Gender Studies Courses, Tangles with Soros

The Hungarian government has carried out its plans to ban gender studies courses at universities, according to local reports. Only two universities currently teach gender studies in Hungary, one of which was founded by George Soros—a billionaire financier of leftist causes and the arch-foe of Prime Minister Victor Orban’s highly conservative nationalist administration. Orban’s government …