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Failed Russian nuclear test hints at Putin's dangerous plans to beat U.S. defenses

Failed Russian nuclear test hints at Putin's dangerous plans to beat U.S. defenses


Via: tig  •  World News  •  34 Comments  •  4 days ago

Aug. 13, 2019, 4:53 AM CDT By Alexander Smith A recent explosion during what experts say was likely a Russian nuclear-powered missile test indicates Moscow could be pursuing dangerous technology...
Iran ship sinks off Azerbaijan in Caspian Sea, crew rescued

Iran ship sinks off Azerbaijan in Caspian Sea, crew rescued


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  2 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

Iran ship sinks off Azerbaijan in Caspian Sea, crew rescued msn July 26 2019 © Provided by Press TV An Iran-flagged cargo ship is reportedly sinking off Azerbaijan in the...
Does Huawei’s 5G pose a national security threat?

Does Huawei’s 5G pose a national security threat?


Via: perrie-halpern  •  World News  •  7 Comments  •  one month ago

Christine Lagarde will have to confront Berlin if she’s to save the euro

Christine Lagarde will have to confront Berlin if she’s to save the euro


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  1 Comments  •  one month ago

Christine Lagarde was a key member of the infamous troika – Greece’s official creditors – who crushed our people’s resistance to perpetual debt bondage. ‘She even acknowledged that Greece had...
Iran Is Rushing to Build a Nuclear Weapon — and Trump Can’t Stop It

Iran Is Rushing to Build a Nuclear Weapon — and Trump Can’t Stop It


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  9 Comments  •  one month ago

President Trump says he wants to make sure Iran never acquires nuclear weapons. His policy, however, is having the opposite effect: It is giving Tehran a powerful incentive to go nuclear, while at...
 Ebola outbreak in Congo declared global health emergency

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared global health emergency


Via: perrie-halpern  •  World News  •  7 Comments  •  one month ago

By Erika Edwards The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency, citing the virus's recent spread into Goma,...
Brexit effect? Europe's populists back away from calls to leave the union

Brexit effect? Europe's populists back away from calls to leave the union


Via: perrie-halpern  •  World News  •  4 Comments  •  one month ago

By Saphora Smith LONDON — Brexit was supposed to trigger a domino effect that could spell the beginning of the end of the European Union. In the days after Britain voted to leave the 28-member...
Trump Is Losing His Trade Wars

Trump Is Losing His Trade Wars


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  5 Comments  •  one month ago

Donald Trump’s declaration that “trade wars are good, and easy to win” will surely go down in the history books as a classic utterance — but not in a good way. Instead it will go alongside Dick...
I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister

I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister


Via: john-russell  •  World News  •  10 Comments  •  2 months ago

I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister | Max Hastings Max Hastings 7-9 minutes Six years ago, the Cambridge historian Christopher Clark published a study of the...
Arab world turns its back on religion – and its ire on the US

Arab world turns its back on religion – and its ire on the US


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

The Arab world is turning its back on religion and on US relations, according to the largest public opinion survey ever carried out in the region. A survey of more than 25,000 people across 10...
US 'launched cyberattacks on Iran weapons' after drone downing

US 'launched cyberattacks on Iran weapons' after drone downing


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  9 Comments  •  2 months ago

The United States military launched cyberattacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network on Thursday after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, US officials have said....
A $7,000 SUV? What American Automakers Can Learn From This Indian-Market Renault

A $7,000 SUV? What American Automakers Can Learn From This Indian-Market Renault


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

They demand bespoke solutions that have been "frugally engineered" for them. The "frugal engineering" gospel is preached by Chennai, India-based digital-tech services provider Hinduja Tech. I...
A US war with Iran looms. Don’t for one second think that it is justified

A US war with Iran looms. Don’t for one second think that it is justified


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

We know how the story goes. The decision for war is made long in advance. That becomes the end point, and the evidence must be marshalled to achieve that goal. A long-lasting regime suddenly...
Donald Trump’s reckless Iran policy casts doubt on the US as global leader

Donald Trump’s reckless Iran policy casts doubt on the US as global leader


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  8 Comments  •  2 months ago

Irrespective of whether Iran is responsible for the recent attacks on Gulf shipping, the crisis now unfolding is fundamentally one manufactured out of thin air by the Trump administration. The...
Paris Air Show: Plane safety, new fighter jets and 'flying taxis'

Paris Air Show: Plane safety, new fighter jets and 'flying taxis'


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  1 Comments  •  2 months ago

The 53rd International Paris Air Show, the aerospace industry's marquee event, is a chance to take the pulse of the $150bn-a-year commercial aircraft industry, which many analysts believe is...
Spain joins France and Germany in race to build Europe's next combat jet

Spain joins France and Germany in race to build Europe's next combat jet


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

Dassault Aviation and Airbus will build the warplane which is expected to be operational from 2040, with a view to replacing Dassault’s Rafale and Germany’s Eurofighter over time. The European...
Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan in tweets over London deaths

Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan in tweets over London deaths


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  8 Comments  •  2 months ago

The row between Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan has escalated again after the US president called the London mayor “a disaster” in response to violence in the capital, where three men have been killed...
The Mullahs Promise "Demise of Israel" and American Civilization

The Mullahs Promise "Demise of Israel" and American Civilization


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  22 Comments  •  2 months ago

The Mullahs Promise "Demise of Israel" and American Civilization by Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute, June 15, 2019 The Iranian government continues to defy international standards, as it...
EX-TOP IAEA OFFICIAL WARNS OF CLANDESTINE IRANIAN NUKE SITES

EX-TOP IAEA OFFICIAL WARNS OF CLANDESTINE IRANIAN NUKE SITES


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  12 Comments  •  2 months ago

EX-TOP IAEA OFFICIAL WARNS OF CLANDESTINE IRANIAN NUKE SITES Last week, Heinonen made waves when he warned KAN radio that Iran could make enough material for a nuclear weapon in six to eight...
BBC BACKLASH: ANGER AS BEEB TO BAN WORD ‘TERROR’ – LONDON BRIDGE KILLINGS NOW ‘VAN ATTACK’

BBC BACKLASH: ANGER AS BEEB TO BAN WORD ‘TERROR’ – LONDON BRIDGE KILLINGS NOW ‘VAN ATTACK’


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  1 Comments  •  2 months ago

BBC BACKLASH: ANGER AS BEEB TO BAN WORD ‘TERROR’ – LONDON BRIDGE KILLINGS NOW ‘VAN ATTACK’ BBC has been accused of ‘sanitising’ terrorism after banning its journalists from using the word...
Boris Johnson promises tax cut for 3m higher earners

Boris Johnson promises tax cut for 3m higher earners


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  2 Comments  •  2 months ago

The Tory leadership hopeful used the Telegraph to make the case for the cut, saying, “We should be raising thresholds of income tax – so that we help the huge numbers that have been captured in...
Boris Johnson: I won't pay £39bn unless EU gives Britain better exit terms

Boris Johnson: I won't pay £39bn unless EU gives Britain better exit terms


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

Boris Johnson has claimed only he can see off both Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn as he urged Tory MPs and party members to make him their next leader and prime minister. The leadership...
Three Tories living in the real world

Three Tories living in the real world


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

It’s all about the Tory leadership, and (surprise, surprise) only three of the candidates to have declared are living in the real world. Matt Hancock, Rory Stewart and Sam Gyimah are saying the...
Brexit: UK car production plunges amid 'untold damage' of EU leave date chaos

Brexit: UK car production plunges amid 'untold damage' of EU leave date chaos


Via: bob-nelson  •  World News  •  1 Comments  •  3 months ago

Car production plunged by nearly half in April as factories shut down to prepare for a Brexit date that never came, prompting renewed anguish from the UK motor industry at the “untold damage”...
GERMAN INTEL: IRAN WANTS TO EXPAND TO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

GERMAN INTEL: IRAN WANTS TO EXPAND TO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  World News  •  7 Comments  •  3 months ago

GERMAN INTEL: IRAN WANTS TO EXPAND TO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION Iran was termed a "risk country" in the 335-page document outlining serious threats to the security and democracy of the state of...
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