India banned Alibaba e-commerce apps, adding 43 new Chinese apps to ban list

The apps were deemed a “security threat” by the Indian government

Chinese government arrests businessman following disputes

China threatened to arrest Americans in what has been called “hostage diplomacy”

South Korea, Hungary set to distribute ‘unproven’ Russian vaccine Sputnik V

Microsoft reports that Russia and North Korea are still attempting to steal U.S. vaccine intel

15 Hong Kong lawmakers resign in protest following new Beijing restrictions

This is part of the ongoing conflict between Beijing and pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators

Pope Francis hopes to scrub Catholic Church clean of sexual abuse

A report revealed church officials ignored decades of evidence of sexual abuse by a cardinal