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German Soldier Posing As A Syrian Refugee Arrested For Planning ‘False Flag’ Terror Attack

A German soldier found posing as a Syrian refugee has been arrested for allegedly planning a “false flag” shooting attack that would be blamed on asylum seekers. The unidentified soldier was detained when he went to retrieve a loaded pistol he had hidden in a bathroom at Vienna International Airport. The public prosecutor’s office in […]

China To Go On With Drills, Weapons Tests In Response To THAAD Deployment – Defense Ministry

China will continue to stage live fire drills and test new weapons to protect its national security, the Defense Ministry says. It comes after the deployment of the US THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea, to which Beijing is “resolutely opposed.” “The deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea damages the regional strategic […]

Macedonia: ‘Martial Law’ Rumor Fuels Unease

The new manager of an old Yugoslav military complex denied allegations that the authorities are preparing a bunker to serve as command post for declaring martial law in the country. Oliver Andonov, the new manager of the remote Jasen military complex, a site which includes a derelict former Yugoslav army bunker, denied media allegations that […]

Search Warrant Gag Order Successfully Challenged in Court

Update: Adobe has clarified that this was not a National Security Letter (NSL), but rather a search warrant along with a “Delayed Notice Order” (DNO) that had no expiration. The principles are the same, but the vehicle was different. We have updated the article below and apologize for the error. Another government request for info […]

Israel Strikes Iran-Backed Base in Syria

Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional sources said, targeting weapons regularly sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes. Video carried on Lebanese TV and shared on social media sites showed the pre-dawn airstrikes caused a fire around the […]

Space Mining: The Final Frontier for Oil Countries

The centuries-long human fascination with space may go beyond making sci-fi movies and into a brave new world of asteroid mining within just a couple of decades. While scientists and engineers have been studying the costs and technology necessary to launch space mining probes and missions, an analyst reckons that private companies could begin launching […]

World Press Freedom Index 2017 Finds Democracies Are Clamping Down

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has warned that press freedom is under attack. In its latest World Press Freedom Index, the annual report criticizes Germany for laws on data retention and against whistleblowers. Press freedom deteriorated in two thirds of the world’s countries, according to the Press Freedom Report published on Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders […]

What Exactly Did the French Vote for? The European Union against the French Nation – Editorial

Macron won 23.75% of the votes, while his opponent Le Pen won 21.53%, according to official results. Republican Francois Fillon and independent left-candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon won 19.91% and 19.64% respectively. While the former Socialist party candidate, Benouit Hamon has accrued just 6.35% of the vote. The remaining 8.82% of the votes were shared by the […]

US Trade Deficit Widens By 1.4 Percent To $64.8B In March

The trade deficit of the U.S showed a 1.4 percent increase in March, according to the monthly advanced data released by the Department of Commerce on Thursday. The international trade deficit figure excluding services rose to $64.8 billion in March from $63.9 billion in February. Exports of goods for March were $125.5 billion, $2.2 billion […]

Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Seven ‘Militants’ In North Waziristan

A suspected US drone strike killed several Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border, one militant commander and intelligence sources said on Thursday, in a rare strike on Pakistani soil. If confirmed, the air strike, which happened on Wednesday, would only be the second drone attack inside the nation since US President […]

The Latest: Explosion & Fire Reported Near Damascus Airport

Syrian opposition activists and a monitor say a large explosion has rocked the Syrian capital, followed by a fire near Damascus airport. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman says the explosion early Thursday has been heard across the capital, jolting residents awake. He says the explosion is reported to have […]

Russia Thwarts ISIS Attack in Far East Oil Hub

Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, said on Wednesday that it had foiled an attempt by alleged Islamic State supporters to carry out a terror attack in a crowded place on the Far East Russian island of Sakhalin, which is an oil and gas hub. Sakhalin is the site of many oil and gas operations […]

German Media Hails Anti-Government Protests in South-East Europe As ‘EU Success’

The EU has caused citizens of south-east Europe to rebel against their governments, which should be viewed as a success, according to the German newspaper Die Zeit. Recent protests against governments in several south-east European countries should be viewed in a positive light because they demonstrate the EU’s “soft power” and a popular desire to […]

Moscow Security Conference Highlights Rift Between Russia & NATO

Russia concentrated its fire on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and blasted the military bloc for being a trouble maker during the Sixth Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) that ended Thursday. At the two-day event, Russia’s top military officials said NATO’s military expansion in Europe and interference in Middle Eastern affairs will only […]

Iraq Seizes ‘World’s Largest’ Ransom on Route To Royal Kidnappers

Officials at Baghdad International Airport became suspicious earlier this month when their X-ray machines could not see into 23 large bags unloaded from a Qatari plane, producing only a black image because the contents were wrapped in a special material impenetrable to detecting devices. They were further amazed when they opened the bags to discover […]