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Russian Security Council: But We’re Getting Hacked, Too

Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev says Russia has seen a marked increase in attempted foreign cyberattacks. He was responding to accusations that Russia has targeted networks in the United States and Europe. Russia has become a target of foreign cyberattacks, a senior official told news agencies on Sunday. Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev made the […]

Editorial- The Soft Coup Collapses – CIA Bluffing, Russia Did Not Hack, Blackmail Revealed – What Next?

CIA was bluffing, produced no evidence – Russians did not “hack” the election. Is this the beginning of the end of the Deep State in the USA? Can Trump clean house & wage peace? Aided by enormous restraint on the part of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, the soft coup in the USA has collapsed. […]

‘Specific’ Terror Evidence Not Necessary For RAF Drone Strikes

“Specific” advance evidence of a terror plot threatening UK interests is not legally necessary before launching pre-emptive drone strikes against suspects overseas, according to the the attorney general. In a speech to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Jeremy Wright QC denied that the threshold for self-defence was being “watered down” but said not knowing […]

Kandahar Bombing: Pakistani Messaging To UAE? – Analysis

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is mourning five of its diplomats killed in a bombing in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province on 10 January. The bomb killed at least 11 people and wounded 17, including Juma al-Kaabi, the UAE ambassador to Afghanistan. On the Afghan side, authorities said the dead included two politicians, a deputy governor from […]

U.S. Government Officially Calls For Research Into Geoengineering The Earth

A federal agency has officially recommended further studies into two areas of geoengineering weather modification techniques. Earlier this month the U.S. Global Change Research Program quietly recommended new studies looking into two specific areas of research involving the controversial technology known as geoengineering. The GCRP involves thirteen different federal departments and agencies. The program was created by a […]

Editorial- The Peace Prize Winner Who Waged War

When he was first elected president, many observers, up to and including the Norwegian Nobel Committee, believed Barack Obama would represent a substantive departure from the foreign policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush. On the campaign trail, the then–senator from Illinois promised to bring the Iraq War to an end within 16 months. In […]

Two Chinese Ships Arrive For Gwadar Port Security

GWADAR: China handed over two ships to the Pakistan Navy here on Saturday for joint security along the sea route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Recently built in China and equipped with state-of-the-art guns, the ships will be part of the navy. Chinese officials, who reached Gwadar aboard the ships, handed them over to […]

The Clinton Foundation Is Shutting Down The Clinton Global Initiative

In a “mass layoff” event reported late last week by the Department of Labor, the Clinton Foundation announced it would lay off some 22 employees at the Clinton Global Initiative, which attained notoriety during the John Podesta leaks, when the various details of the fallout between between CGI head Doug Band and Chelsea Clinton were revealed; it also […]

Russia Retains A Bullish Outlook On Brent

Russia’s Mineral Resources Minister, Sergei Donskoi, has demonstrated strong optimism about the direction oil prices are going this year and next. He believes that Brent crude could reach US$65 a barrel by the end of next year thanks to the OPEC-non-OPEC production cut agreement that, according to Donskoi, will remove excessive supply from the market, helped by […]

‘German Politicians Are US Puppets’

“Now the Americans are even considering blowing up a nuclear power plant in Ukraine and then insisting that the culprits were either separatists or Russians,” claims the German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, former correspondent from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest German newspapers. He has published a book, Gekaufte Journalisten (“Purchased Journalists”), in which he describes how American and German politicians […]

Dangerous Terrorist From Group With ISIS Links Detained In Chechnya – Kadyrov

An extremely dangerous terrorist from a group linked to Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has been arrested in Chechnya, the head of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has posted on Instagram, adding that more than 50 members of the group have been detained so far. “On Saturday, Imran Datsayev, a highly dangerous terrorist, was detained. He had managed […]

How 3D Printing Could Disrupt Asia’s Manufacturing Economies

From retail goods to medical implants and even food, 3D printing technology promises to change the way we think about everyday things. It’s difficult to predict what impact it will have on manufacturing but, whatever the precise effects, they are likely to be deep and permanent. Also known as “additive manufacturing,” 3D printing refers to processes where an object is […]

Venezuela Holds “Anti-Imperialist” Defense Drill

Military members participate in the Zamora 200 Anti-Imperialist Integral Action Exercise, in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, on Jan. 14, 2017. Venezuela on Friday started the two-day civil-military drill to strengthen its defenses against potential foreign threats.(Xinhua/Gregorio Teran/AVN)

Editorial- Is ‘Grand Political Bargain’ In Store For Libya?

In Libya’s ever-shifting sands, where conspiracy and disinformation overlay a reality shaped by fluid political alliances, erratic military maneuvers and a crumbling economy, it can be challenging to paint an accurate and reliable picture of what is happening on the ground, let alone to predict how current events might shape the country’s future. Despite this uncertainty, […]

Bypassing Obama, Moscow invites Trump team to Syria peace talks

Russia has invited Donald Trump’s incoming administration to attend upcoming Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan, The Washington Post reported Friday, bypassing the Obama administration which has been notably absent from the process. Turkey, which is co-hosting the talks with Russia, has said Washington would be asked to join the talks being held in the Kazakh […]