Texas — 86 People Die While Electricity Policy Gouges Residents During Horrific Snowstorm

Griddy, a Texas electricity supplier has blamed the Public Utility Commission (PUC) for raising the maximum capped rate for electricity, a decision that led to skyrocketing electricity bills for its customers since January. According to the company statement, the previous tariff was capped at $1,200 per megawatt-hour but was, later on, hiked to $9,000 per megawatt hour.

Israel Diplomacy – Election polls

Israel a small nation of no more than 10 million people in a world of much larger nations considers diplomacy of utmost importance to its existence. It is faced with a crisis concerning relations with its neighboring states Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria about the future of a Palestinian state.  It has also danger from Iran who is interested in being the major power in the Middle East when it will complete its project to make nuclear weapons. The world is seeking a peaceful solution to the Middle East crisis, stabilization of the region. America has interest in maintaining peaceful relations with Israel and in stabilization of the region.

Russia — Putin Focuses A Full Day of Negotiation with Lukashenko

The president of Russia Vladimir Putin and the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will hold the talks in Sochi this week. The talks are on the eve of the  February 23rd, which traditionally is the holiday that honors men in Russia.  Lukashenko arrived in Sochi well an advance and this is the first time, Lukashenko left Belarus after the beginning of the protests.

Boeing — “Suspend Flights and All 777-Type Aircraft”

The Boeing Company of the United States said that it is recommended that airlines suspend flights and all 777-type aircraft that use the same engine as the United Airlines aircraft that occurred recently. Previously, the Japanese aviation regulatory agency had requested domestic airlines to suspend the service of aircraft of the same model with the same engine.

Chinese Internet Troll Arrested for Defaming National Heroes

Since the imprisonment of the provocative Spanish rapper Pablo Hasél on February 16, violent street protests have been going on every night across Spain despite the Covid-19 nightly curfew imposed by the Spanish government. For his “lyrics and tweets that compared Spanish judges to Nazis and called former King Juan Carlos a mafia boss,” among other accusations, Pablo was given a nine-month prison sentence.