Category: World News

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Authored by James George Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation,In the period preceding the World War I how many Europeans suspected that their lives would soon be forever changed – and, for millions of them, ended? Who in the years, say, 1910 to 1913, could have imagined that the decades of peace, progress, and civilization in which they had grown up, and which seemingly would continue indefinitely, instead would soon descend into a horror of industrial-scale slaughter, revolution, an ...
Authored by Xander Snyder via MauldinEconomics.com,Last week, the prime ministers of Hungary and Bulgaria criticized EU policy toward Russia for being too harsh. The European Union imposed sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine, but Hungary and Bulgaria are concerned that the EU’s continued anti-Russia stance could pose a security threat and does not benefit either country.This difference of opinion on Russia is just a symptom of a broader reality: Europe itself ...
As reproted earlier, while the Trump administration refused to impose new sanctions on Russia - a move which we expect will be widely criticized today - the Treasury on Monday published a list of 210 names viewed as close to Putin’s government. It included the names of 96 "oligarchs" and 104 top government officials, as well as CEOs of state companies.However, the list does not mean that the individuals will face sanctions or impose any restrictions on dealing with them – so no new sanctions wer ...
President Trump’s decision to ring the New Year by simultaneously demonizing Pakistan on Twitter has mostly backfired.In an interview with the Financial Times, Pakistan’s defense minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said Pakistan is expanding its relationships with Russia and China, as relations with Washington deteriorate following the suspension over $2 billion in military aid to Islamabad. Khan said is his government is undergoing a “regional recalibration of ...
The ring of fire is on alert after Japan was rocked by an earthquake. The 5.1 magnitude quake is just one more in the past week that’s made the area increasingly geologically unstable. The Japan earthquake struck 46 miles from the town of Miyako, which is home to more than 50,000 people.  Morioka-shi, home to nearly 300,000 people, is 73 miles from the epicenter. It comes after a week of chaos in the region, with a volcanic eruption sparking a fatal avalanche in Japan earlier t ...
Cape Town's main water supply was from the Theewaterskloof dam outside Grabouw...But amid its worst drought in more than 100 years...Cape Town's date with destiny as the world's first major city to run dry, looms.With the so-called "Day Zero" less than 3 months away, security forces have been drafted to guard water-collection points and Capetonians have turned to prayer sessions for hope.Just two weeks ago, Cape Town’s mayor Patricia de Lille? tweeted: “I cannot stress it enough: all reside ...
Authored by Eric Margolis via The Strategic Culture Foundation,While we agonize over such life and death questions as clumsy men groping women and the crucial need for gender and racial ‘inclusion,’ let me spare a few seconds thought to something really important and scary:  Russia’s doomsday nuclear torpedo. Code-named by NATO ‘Kanyon,’  it’s reportedly something new and terrifying, a ‘third strike’ weapon designed to obliterate the US east and west coasts in a nuclear war.& ...
Authored by Cat Ellis via The Organic Prepper blog,We all know that this year’s flu season is bad.I have been pouring over numbers and reports over the past few days, and it’s actually even worse than we’re hearing about. Tens of thousands of Americans are dying. It’s now worse than the 2009 swine flu outbreak and is on track with the 2014-15 strain. And it’s not showing any signs of slowing down.Despite this, the media is downplaying the severity of the flu and the ...
Don't Panic. It's only the end of the world...On Thursday, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists raised the likelihood of an apocalyptic nuclear catastrophe to its highest level in the clock's 70+-year history, the Washington Post reported.The clock was moved from two-and-a-half minutes to midnight to two minutes to midnight - like the classic Iron Maiden song...During a press conference announcing the escalation, the group of scientists comprising the Bulletin offered a&nbs ...
North Korean officials are ransacking homes and raiding farms in order to feed their starving army.  Not only has the drought taken its toll on the nation, but this newest harsh seizure of food is causing internal clashes between the civilians and the army.Soldiers for the communist regime had already been given long periods of leave in order to try to find food and make money to purchase food. However, it hasn’t been enough. Collective farms are suffering due to droug ...
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