Weeks after declaring an oligarch’s yacht was seized in Fiji, the US still doesn’t have it

Two days after the Department of Justice announced it assisted Fijian police in seizing a $300 million yacht allegedly owned by a sanctioned Russian oligarch, those same police ordered American authorities to leave the ship, according to court documents. US efforts to seize and sell the 348-foot Amadea, a helipad-topped vessel purportedly owned by gold … Read more

China Panics over Tanking Economy

China’s state run Global Times on Thursday strove to portray an “unprecedented national video teleconference on stabilizing the economy” with over 100,000 participants held by the State Council as the Communist government putting a firm hand on the economic tiller, but it looked more like a sign of growing panic in the regime. the Global … Read more

Why the Once-Hawkish Heritage Foundation Opposed Aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Hours before the House voted this month to approve $40 billion in military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine, lobbyists affiliated with the Heritage Foundation, the prominent conservative think tank, were privately pressing Republicans to oppose the measure. In a move that seized the attention of conservatives across Washington, Jessica Anderson, the executive director … Read more

‘Anti-China’: The Quad launches maritime surveillance plan | News

Pledging to provide “tangible benefits” for nations in the Indo-Pacific region, the leaders of the Quad have launched a maritime surveillance plan that analysts say is its most significant move so far to counter China. The Quad – an informal alliance made up of Japan, the United States, India and Australia – says the Indo-Pacific … Read more

Hong Kong’s new leader heads to Beijing for official approval | PoliticsNews

Former security chief John Lee is due to take office on July 1, the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule. Hong Kong’s next leader John Lee is visiting Beijing, where he is expected to get the central government’s official nod before he officially takes office in a month. Lee, 64, a former … Read more

Harry and Meghan tell Queen they’ll keep low profile during Jubilee to only do official engagements

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have told the Queen that they will keep a low profile during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations next weekend and will only take part in official engagements after the Monarch ‘ordered the family to come together’ with ‘no dramas’ to overshadow the events. Harry and Meghan will reportedly take part in the … Read more

Biden’s Treasury Department renews Chevron’s oil license to operate in Venezuela

Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. The US Treasury Department renewed a license Friday for Chevron to operate its oil production in Venezuela, a country sanctioned by the US, potentially setting up a broader license agreement later in the year. The US has previously served as Venezuela’s largest oil market but oil activity between the … Read more

Inside Queen Elizabeth’s Plan to Save Her Own Platinum Jubilee

Royalist is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday. Not long ago, the Platinum Jubilee was in grave danger of turning into the dampest of squibs. Queen Elizabeth, who has always joked she needed to be seen to be believed, had … Read more

Iran seizes two Greek tankers amid row over US oil grab

DUBAI/ATHENS, May 27 (Reuters) – Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf on Friday, shortly after Tehran warned it would take “punitive action” against Athens over the confiscation of Iranian oil by the United States from a tanker held off the Greek coast. “The Revolutionary Guards Navy today seized two Greek tankers for … Read more

JPMorgan Employees Describe Fear Over Mass Workplace Surveillance

JPMorgan has developed a powerful data-collection tool to monitor its employees’ activities. Employees at America’s largest bank fear what the data collection could mean for their jobs. One staffer described a workplace where terms like “Big Brother” and “1984” have become commonplace. loading Something is loading. At JPMorgan Chase, employees say watchful eyes are everywhere. … Read more