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Trump’s latest explanation for the Huawei ban is unacceptably bad

Trump’s latest explanation for the Huawei ban is unacceptably bad


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  0 Comments  •  3 minutes ago

The official explanation, according to the initial executive order, is that Huawei hardware puts the US at risk for espionage. As the order puts it, “foreign adversaries are increasingly creating...
Intel, Qualcomm, and other chipmakers reportedly join Google in Huawei ban

Intel, Qualcomm, and other chipmakers reportedly join Google in Huawei ban


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  27 Comments  •  16 hours ago

Huawei’s bad weekend is turning worse as the company’s American suppliers are all falling in line with a US government edict banning them from doing business with the company. Bloomberg now...
 Voting has begun in the most divisive E.U. Parliament election in a generation

Voting has begun in the most divisive E.U. Parliament election in a generation


Via: perrie-halpern  •  World News  •  1 Comments  •  yesterday

By Patrick Smith Voting began Thursday in what could be the most important European Parliament elections in a generation. All 28 European Union nations are choosing who should sit in the 751...
Hundreds of migrants occupy France's Charles de Gaulle airport, demand to meet the Prime Minister and call for an end to deportations

Hundreds of migrants occupy France's Charles de Gaulle airport, demand to meet the Prime Minister and call for an end to deportations


Via: jasper2529  •  World News  •  18 Comments  •  2 days ago

PUBLISHED: 11:05 EDT, 20 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:58 EDT, 20 May 2019 Some 500 undocumented immigrants occupied Charles de Gaulle's Terminal 2 They called on Air France to stop playing any part in...
DJI Drones Could Be the Latest Target of Trump Administration's Offense Against China

DJI Drones Could Be the Latest Target of Trump Administration's Offense Against China


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  8 Comments  •  3 days ago

The DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned U.S. companies to “be cautious” of Chinese-built drones “as they may contain components that can compromise your data and...
John Bolton: the man driving the US towards war … any war

John Bolton: the man driving the US towards war … any war


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  6 Comments  •  5 days ago

The US is now engaged in three major confrontations around the world that have the potential to degrade into war. And in the driving seat on all three fronts is John Bolton, one of the most...
With both Iran and China, Trump skates to the edge of going too far

With both Iran and China, Trump skates to the edge of going too far


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  9 Comments  •  6 days ago

President Trump revels in risk. As a businessman, he made deals that put his fortune in peril, most notably in overpaying for Atlantic City casinos that brought him to bankruptcy. As president,...
Why Palestinians Oppose Economic Prosperity

Why Palestinians Oppose Economic Prosperity


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  17 Comments  •  6 days ago

Why Palestinians Oppose Economic Prosperity by Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute, May 17, 2019 Ashraf Jabari, a 45-year-old Palestinian businessman from the West Bank city of Hebron, recently...
Huawei hits back over Trump's national emergency on telecoms 'threat'

Huawei hits back over Trump's national emergency on telecoms 'threat'


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  15 Comments  •  one week ago

Huawei has hit back at Donald Trump’s administration after it declared a national emergency to ban technology from “foreign adversaries” and subjected the Chinese telecommunications company to...
Is John Bolton the most dangerous man in the world?

Is John Bolton the most dangerous man in the world?


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  6 Comments  •  one week ago

Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton wants the United States to go to war with Iran. We know this because he has been saying it for nearly two decades. And everything that the...
‘Unhinged, insensitive and lying’: Trump uses bogus bar graph to spread falsehood about Puerto Rico hurricane aid

‘Unhinged, insensitive and lying’: Trump uses bogus bar graph to spread falsehood about Puerto Rico hurricane aid


Via: don-overton  •  World News  •  21 Comments  •  one week ago

President Donald Trump spent the opening minutes of a campaign rally in Panama City Beach, Florida on Wednesday attacking hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico for not sufficiently appreciating his...
IRANIAN PLOT ON U.S. POSSIBLY THWARTED DUE TO ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE - REPORT

IRANIAN PLOT ON U.S. POSSIBLY THWARTED DUE TO ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE - REPORT


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  50 Comments  •  one week ago

IRANIAN PLOT ON U.S. POSSIBLY THWARTED DUE TO ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE - REPORT The information was handed to the US before National Security advisor John Bolton publicly said Iran will face...
On Muslim Brotherhood, Trump Weighs Siding With Autocrats and Roiling Middle East

On Muslim Brotherhood, Trump Weighs Siding With Autocrats and Roiling Middle East


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  18 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Mr. Trump’s hard-line national security adviser at the time, Michael T. Flynn, started a review of whether the United States should impose sweeping sanctions on millions of people across the...
China’s secret internment camps

China’s secret internment camps


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  3 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

New large-scale construction has been popping up in the deserts of western China. From the sky, these buildings look much like factories or schools. But closer inspection reveals watchtowers...
Trump’s foolish Iran policy only makes war more likely

Trump’s foolish Iran policy only makes war more likely


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  5 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

It is unclear what, if anything, Iran can do to induce the United States and its regional allies to halt their escalating war of attrition before it provokes all-out conflict. When Donald Trump...
Scheer says he will move Canadian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv

Scheer says he will move Canadian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  10 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Scheer says he will move Canadian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press, Reported by the Toronto Star, May 7, 2019 Conservative Leader Andrew...
ISLAMIC JIHAD ADMITS BABY, PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED BY THEIR OWN ROCKETS

ISLAMIC JIHAD ADMITS BABY, PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED BY THEIR OWN ROCKETS


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  7 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

ISLAMIC JIHAD ADMITS BABY, PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED BY THEIR OWN ROCKETS The report was published in a Telegram account related to Hamas. BY ROSSELLA TERCATIN, Jerusalem Post, MAY 7, 2019...
US deploys aircraft carrier and bombers after 'troubling indications' from Iran

US deploys aircraft carrier and bombers after 'troubling indications' from Iran


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  13 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

The United States is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber taskforce to the Middle East to send a clear message to Iran that any attack on US interests or its allies will be met with...
The Real Trump Foreign Policy: Stoking the G.O.P. Base

The Real Trump Foreign Policy: Stoking the G.O.P. Base


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  6 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Doug Chayka Americans can be forgiven if they struggle to find any coherence in the Trump administration’s foreign policy. It zigs and zags, with senior administration officials saying one thing...
Sigal Samuel answers 8 key questions about the Chinese crackdown on Uighur Muslims

Sigal Samuel answers 8 key questions about the Chinese crackdown on Uighur Muslims


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  23 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Over the past year, Vox Future Perfect reporter Sigal Samuel has been investigating China’s campaign of repression against Uighur Muslims, 1 million of whom are being held in internment camps in...
Don't tell us to halt the violence, tell the Americans, Afghan Taliban say

Don't tell us to halt the violence, tell the Americans, Afghan Taliban say


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  3 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born U.S. diplomat, entered a sixth round of talks with the hardline Islamist group in Qatar this week in a bid to end America’s longest war. “In our opening session,...
U.S. military stops tracking key metric on Afghan war as situation deteriorates

U.S. military stops tracking key metric on Afghan war as situation deteriorates


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  13 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

The move comes as U.S. and Taliban officials have held several rounds of talks aimed at ensuring a safe exit for U.S. forces in return for a Taliban guarantee that Afghanistan will not be used by...
Uncovering Iran's sanctions-busting sale of fuel oil on the high seas

Uncovering Iran's sanctions-busting sale of fuel oil on the high seas


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  20 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

The sources said it appeared that the supertanker was selling Iranian oil in violation of U.S. sanctions. If confirmed, the sale would shine a rare light on how traders and shippers were evading...
MAN STORMS GERMAN CHURCH YELLING 'ALLAHU AKBAR,' INJURES 9 PEOPLE

MAN STORMS GERMAN CHURCH YELLING 'ALLAHU AKBAR,' INJURES 9 PEOPLE


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  3 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

MAN STORMS GERMAN CHURCH YELLING 'ALLAHU AKBAR,' INJURES 9 PEOPLE The attacker has been identified as a 36-year-old Somali man. BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAl, jerusalem post, APRIL 24, 2019 The town hall...
Trump Mistakes Which Sri Lankan Official He Talked To And When

Trump Mistakes Which Sri Lankan Official He Talked To And When


Via: tessylo  •  World News  •  11 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

World Trump Mistakes Which Sri Lankan Official He Talked To And When  Amy Russo,HuffPost 14 hours ago  The now-deleted Monday tweet ― archived by FactbaIn yet another social media...
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