Frances Martel

Frances Martel

Articles by Frances Martel

Novak Djokovic Outlasts Biden’s Unvaccinated Ban, Returns to U.S. with ‘Zero Regrets’

Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic returned to the United States this week for the first time since leftist President Joe Biden overturned a ban on foreigners who have not ingested Wuhan coronavirus vaccine products from entering the country, telling journalists he has “zero regrets” about missing some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments over the policy.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after beating Italy's Jannik Sinner to win their men's singles semifinal match on day twelve of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Taliban Meets China’s Huawei to Install ‘Advanced Camera System’ in Afghanistan

The Taliban “Ministry of the Interior” announced on Monday that it had held meetings with senior executives from the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei to discuss the potential of installing a high-end surveillance system in every province of Afghanistan – potentially granting the jihadist terror outfit unprecedented repressive capabilities.

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 03: People arrive to attend the Huawei keynote address at the IFA 2020 Special Edition consumer electronics and appliances trade fair on the fair's opening day on September 03, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. The fair is taking place despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, albeit in a …

China Fumes over ‘Despicable’ Taiwan Vice President’s Warm Welcome in NYC

Taiwanese Vice President William Lai received a warm welcome in New York this weekend on a stopover to Paraguay, prompting an irate Chinese Communist Party to threaten the White House with “resolute and strong measures” in response to giving Lai, a “troublemaker” and “betrayer,” entry to the country.

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwan's Vice President William Lai, second right, shakes hands with his supporters upon arrival in New York on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023. Lai left Taiwan Saturday on a trip to Paraguay to reinforce relations with his government's last diplomatic partner in …

West African Countries Activate Militaries for Niger Invasion

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a coalition led by Nigeria, agreed during an emergency meeting on Thursday to order its military leaders to “activate” its armed forces “immediately” to prepare for an invasion of Niger.

Members of the Armed Forces of Senegal discuss on the sidelines of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Head of States and Government extraordinary session in Abuja, on August 10, 2023. West African leaders came together Thursday for an emergency summit on the coup in Niger, whose new …

Anti-China Presidential Candidate Shot Dead in Ecuador

Unknown gunmen killed presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio – running on a strong-on-crime, anti-corruption, anti-China platform – on Wednesday night before a massive crowd outside of a campaign event in Quito, Ecuador.

People take cover after shots were fired at the end of a rally of Ecuadorian presidential cadidate Fernando Villavicencio in Quito, on August 9, 2023. Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was shot dead after holding a rally in Quito on Wednesday evening, local media reported, citing Interior Minister Juan Zapata. …

Watchdog: Biden Admin Top Source of Aid in Afghanistan — But Taliban Take Credit

The office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a federal watchdog agency, revealed in a report published Tuesday that America “remains the largest donor” to Afghanistan nearly two years after the Taliban’s conquest of the country – and the Taliban is taking credit for much of that aid.

TOPSHOT - Taliban fighters stand guard at an entrance gate outside the Interior Ministry in Kabul on August 17, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer / AFP) (Photo by JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 12: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks during an East Room event at …

Japan Denies Washington Post Claim Chinese Hackers Infiltrated Its Defense Ministry

The government of Japan claimed it could not confirm any instance of cyberattacks compromising sensitive intelligence in the hands of the Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, a response to a Washington Post article the day before citing anonymous sources who claimed Japan’s cybersecurity was “shockingly bad.”

Fumio Kishida, Japan's prime minister, speaks during the National Defense Academy's graduation ceremony in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday, March 26, 2023. Japan is hiking its defense spending by more than a quarter in 2023 to ¥6.82 trillion ($51.4 billion) as it begins a five-year program to toughen its …

West Africa Regroups After Backing Down on Niger Invasion Threat

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) called an emergency meeting for Thursday this week after the passage of an ultimatum it issued to coup organizers in Niger to restore the democratically elected government or face a potential military invasion.

Supporters of Niger's ruling junta gather at the start of a protest called to fight for the country's freedom and push back against foreign interference in Niamey, Niger, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. The march falls on the West African nation's independence day from its former colonial ruler, France, and as …

Saudi Arabia Hosts Ukraine ‘Peace’ Talks Without Inviting Russia

Saudi Arabia hosted representatives of over 40 countries – including Argentina, Egypt, and South Korea – this weekend for talks meant to find an end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Notably absent from the guest list was the invading country, Russia.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L), pictured June 2018, hosted US President Donald Trump's special envoy Jason Greenblatt and adviser Jared Kushner to discuss humanitarian relief options following explosions in the Gaza Strip

Niger Closes Airspace as Deadline for Neighbors’ Invasion Comes and Goes

The military junta in control of Niger since July 26 announced on Sunday that, in response to a threat of invasion by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), it would shut down the country’s airspace and issue an “energetic and instant response” to any unauthorized flights over its territory.

Mohamed Toumba, one of the soldiers who ousted Nigerian President Mohamed Bazoum, addresses supporters of Niger's ruling junta in Niamey, Niger, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023. Nigeriens are bracing for a possible military intervention as time's run out for its new junta leaders to reinstate the country's ousted president. (AP Photo/Sam …

Exclusive — NJ Fishing Pros Warn Offshore Wind Killing Ocean Life: ‘Never Seen Anything Remotely Like This’ in Half a Century

New Jersey’s veteran fishing community fears surveying to install offshore wind turbines near the state’s shore is already causing tremendous environmental damage, one local boat captain told Breitbart News, asserting that, in his experience, “dead whales on our beach absolutely and logically have everything to do with the oceanic geo-surveys.”

NEW YORK, US - FEBRUARY 17: A dead whale is found on Rockaway Beach in the Queens Borough in New York City, United States on February 17, 2023. The tenth one to wash ashore in the New York-New Jersey area since early December in what activists are calling an alarming …

Report: Socialist Lula Does Nothing as Illegal Chinese Fishing Boats Swarm Brazil

Illegal Chinese fishing boats are plundering some of the Brazilian Amazon’s most fertile fishing grounds, sweeping up a wide variety of species including endangered fish, and significantly harming the national fishing trade, a local mayor told the Argentine news outlet Infobae in a report published Tuesday.

Fishermen hang brand new five-star red flags on their fishing boats in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China, Sept 26, 2022. (Photo credit should read CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Biden Keeps Troops in Niger as Coup Threatens to Spark Regional War

The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Tuesday that American troops remain in Niger and have no imminent plan to leave, though they remain in “clearly a not-normal situation” following the head of the presidential guard staging an attempted coup d’etat against President Mohamed Bazoum.

A US army instructor walks next to Malian soldiers on April 12, 2018 during an anti-terrorism exercise at the Kamboinse - General Bila Zagre military camp near Ouagadougo in Burkina Faso. Some 1,500 African, American and European troops began maneuvers in Burkina Faso, western and northern Niger on April 12 …