Category: Global

Provocations in the Gulf of Oman: Will John Bolton Get His War on Iran?

“America’s declared policy should be ending Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution before its 40th anniversary…Recognizing a new Iranian regime in 2019 would reverse the shame of once seeing our diplomats held hostage for 444 days.” – John Bolton (January 15, 2018)...

/ June 16, 2019

Italy allows 10 migrants to leave German Sea-Watch boat

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini Italy on Saturday gave permission for 10 migrants to leave the German Sea-Watch 3 rescue boat, following Among the 10 were two pregnant women, three minors and two sick men. The group was allowed to disembark...

/ June 16, 2019

Judge Dismisses Forcible Kissing Lawsuit From a Former Trump Campaign Staffer

A federal judge has formally dismissed a lawsuit from a former Donald Trump campaign staffer claiming the then-candidate kissed her against her wishes and alleging that the campaign had a habit of pay discrimination against women and African-American employees. Trump...

/ June 15, 2019

Putin at SCO Summit: Pakistan Is Integral to the Eurasian Future

The Eurasian future that President Putin articulated during his keynote speech at the SCO is made possible by Pakistan’s leading role in this vision. President Putin’s keynote speech at the SCO was brief but concise, laying out Russia’s envisioned future...

/ June 15, 2019

NATO Warfare in Syria: Creating and Exploiting Desperation

NATO terrorists murdered the Grand Mufti’s son.  They murdered the Minister of Reconciliation’s[1] son, all with a view to corrupting the Syrian government and to bending its will.  It didn’t work. NATO terrorists murdered about 25,000 innocent people in Aleppo and...

/ June 15, 2019

Video: Mysterious Attacks on Oil Tankers Around Persian Gulf

The tensions continued to grow around the Persian Gulf following a cruise missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport carried out by the Houthis on June 12. On June 13, Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and Panama-flagged Kokuka Courageous oil...

/ June 15, 2019

The Gulf of Credibility. False Flag, Ludicrous Allegation. Iran Rescued the Crew of the Japanese Tanker

I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly, US-disapproved talks in...

/ June 15, 2019

Trump Regime Lurching Toward Possible War on Iran?

The US is an aggressor state, its rage to control other nations, their resources and populations the greatest threat to world peace and stability. Waging war requires selling it to manufacture public consent or at least prevent strong opposition. Over...

/ June 15, 2019

Brewing Conflict: Protests in Hong Kong Unlikely to Yield Results

June 15, 2019  01:36 PM Avery Ng is running late on this Wednesday morning -- sweating profusely, breathing heavily and his voice is hoarse by the time he reaches the city center. His journey through Hong Kong today has been...

/ June 15, 2019

Moldovan oligarch’s party makes way for pro-Europe, pro-Russia coalition

Moldova's Democratic Party, led by powerful oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, announced its resignation on Friday, ceding power to a new coalition. However, the Democrats consider the new Moldovan government to be illegal and that a snap election should be held to...

/ June 15, 2019

The Voice of Beijing: China’s Expanding Media Dominance in Africa

June 14, 2019  03:26 PM An interview? Or perhaps just a discussion on background? "We have no interest in speaking with you," Liao Liang writes in an email. And, thank you for understanding, but a visit to his television broadcaster...

/ June 14, 2019

Tolerance in Thailand: Confronting Reality in a Transgender Paradise

June 14, 2019  12:21 PM Global Societies All Articles It is a hot, sunny midday in May and Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, 45, is standing on an overgrown lot in her hometown of Nakhon Ratchasima. The house where she grew up once...

/ June 14, 2019

Father who threw his one-year-old baby from a roof walks free from court after he avoids jail 

A South African man who was pictured throwing his baby off a roof during a protest has walked free from court.The 38-year-old man, whose name has not been revealed to protect the identity of the child, was charged with attempted...

/ June 14, 2019

US Security Officials Furious After Trump Invites Foreign Powers to Disrupt 2020 Election

By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images.President Donald Trump's interview announcing his openness to foreign election assistance has not gone over well. Democrats have blasted the comments as expected, while Republicans, desperate not to publicly criticize the president, have attempted to...

/ June 14, 2019

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after closing offshore waters

Israeli warplanes struck a target in the east Gaza Strip early on Friday in response to a rocket strike on a building in southern Israel in the most serious cross-border incidents in a month. An Israeli army spokesman said Israeli...

/ June 14, 2019

British climber dies after falling 60ft onto rocks in Majorcan mountain range

A British rock climber has died in an accident in Majorca.The man, believed to be in his 20s, was killed after reportedly falling around 60 feet onto rocks at Sa Foradada in the Tramuntana mountain range.He is understood to have...

/ June 13, 2019

Pope Francis bans ambassadors from blogging or criticizing his policies

Pope Francis ordered his ambassadors to toe the line on Thursday by telling them not to blog about him or openly criticize his policies. In a document handed to more than 100 ambassadors in Rome for meetings with top Vatican officials,...

/ June 13, 2019

Amanda Knox arrives in Italy for the first time since acquittal for murder of Meredith Kercher

Amanda Knox was pictured enjoying herself at a cocktail party after she arrived in Italy for the first time since she was released from prison in the country in 2011.Knox, 31, will speak at a conference for wrongly-convicted crime suspects this...

/ June 13, 2019

The Downfall of Andrea Nahles: A Year with the Doomed SPD Chairwoman

June 13, 2019  03:46 PM It's July 2018 and Andrea Nahles is on a summer trip to Hesse, accompanied by a dozen journalists from Berlin. All of them are sitting in the back of the bus, as is Nahles. She...

/ June 13, 2019

5G auction in Germany raises €6.5 billion from four telcoms

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) announced the results on Wednesday after a record 497 rounds of bidding for the 41 blocks of spectrum on offer in the 2 GHz and 3.6 GHz bands that will allow faster data transfers. 5G...

/ June 13, 2019

Brazilian model who accused Neymar of rape says the police have been ‘bought’

The woman accusing Neymar of raping her has turned her anger onto police saying they have been 'bought'.Brazilian model Najila Trindade, 26, levied the corruption charge as officers probing the liaison between her and the superstar footballer began interviewing her...

/ June 12, 2019