A pro-China supporter holds a Chinese national flags outside High Court in Hong Kong Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai is back in court for another attempt to apply for bail before his trial in April, on the charge of "collusion with foreign forces," a new crime in Hong Kong invented by the National Security Law that Beijing imposed last year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Chinese warships spotted near Japanese islands

Japan is sounding the alarm on Chinese military activities near its disputed territory. On Monday, Japan’s Defense Ministry reported seeing Chinese and Russian warships near the Senkaku Islands, which Beijing lays territorial claim to.

Rep. Ronny Jackson in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rep. Jackson: Biden energy policies making America weaker

Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (R) urged President Joe Biden to take immediate action to solve the inflation crisis. During an interview on Monday, the former physician to the last three presidents called on Biden to “stop playing the blame game when it comes to his economic mistakes.”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at the end of a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain on Thursday, June 30, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state met for the final day of a NATO summit in Madrid on Thursday. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

NATO: China’s military build-up poses serious concern

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sounded the alarm regarding China’s military build-up and its growing relationship with Russia. At the NATO summit in Madrid, the Bloc’s leaders labeled Moscow as top concern for the alliance and they also criticized Beijing’s increasing assertiveness on the world stage.

World Bank President David Malpass walks during the official welcome ceremony of G7 leaders and Outreach guests at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Group of Seven leading economic powers are meeting in Germany for their annual gathering Sunday through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

World Bank Chief: We’re at a crisis, countries fall in one by one

World Bank President David Malpass said the global economy will significantly slow down due to high inflation, which will cause political problems in a number of countries. In an interview Sunday, Malpass said the US and it’s allies need to increase production of goods and services, while keeping their economies open and not restrict international trade.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via teleconference call in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin: New reserve currency proposed within BRICS

Russia’s Vladimir Putin unveiled a new scheme of international settlements, moving further away from the US financial system. In an address to the BRICS Business Forum Wednesday, he proposed a new reserve currency that will be used for payments in international trade.

President Joe Biden signs the Ocean Shipping Reform Act in the State Dining Room of the White House, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden signs ocean shipping bill in bid

President Joe Biden signed legislation to improve the oversight of ocean shipping. The “Ocean Shipping Reform Act” was signed Thursday. It is designed to help curb inflation, ease shipping back-logs and lower costs for American families. The bill prohibits ocean carriers from refusing to carry US exports.