After US President-elect Donald Trump defied recent geopolitical norm by speaking with the president of Taiwan, the Chinese military tested ten DF-21 missiles in November as part of a show of force, ostensibly intended for Trump, per the Washington Free Beacon.
The cause of several suicides among US airmen stationed in Japan is under investigation, Stars and Stripes reports. A preliminary investigation suggests that an underlying trigger for these suicides is overwork and stress, brought on by budget cuts.
US State Department has denied being involved with supplying Russian hospital coordinates to Syrian opposition, according to a spokesman.
A Canadian military veteran has been arrested by Kurdish forces in Erbil, Northern Iraq, under mysterious circumstances. Michael Kennedy has been fighting Daesh forces in Iraq as a volunteer since June, and was attempting to return to his native Newfoundland for Christmas.
Interest in #CalExit, a push for California to secede from the nation, has grown following the election of Donald Trump.
In Louisiana, the American Atheists (AA) organization is encouraging highway drivers to skip going to church this holiday season with a billboard riding on the coattails of President-elect Donald Trump’s signature campaign slogan: "Make Christmas Great Again…Skip Church."
After threatening would-be drunk drivers with playing Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail, the Kensington Police in Canada has since redacted its threat to punish drunk drivers with the band’s music.
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