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  • Situation Outside Ecuador’s Embassy as Police Seize Assange’s Property (VIDEO)
    Police are getting ready to seize the belongings of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and search for documents and possessions he left behind when he was arrested by police after Ecuador had revoked his asylum status on 11 April. ... ...
  • Swedish prosecutors file request for Assange’s detention over rape inquiry
    Prosecutors in Sweden have asked the courts to detain Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in his absence as part of an ongoing investigation into sexual assault allegations. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Swedish Prosecutors File Request for Assange’s Detention Over Rape Inquiry
    Earlier, Swedish Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson said that prosecutors would reopen a preliminary investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is currently being detained in the United Kingdom. ... ...
  • US Tech Giants Join Google in Cutting Off Ties With Huawei − Reports
    The United States has accused Huawei of spying on behalf of the Chinese government and seeks to deny it access to government contracts and 5G networks throughout the world. Huawei, the world's largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, maintains that it is independent from China's authorities and has done nothing wrong. ... ...
  • Danish Politician Sentenced for Throwing Orgies in ‘Gangbang Scandal’
    Per Zeidler organised at least 73 orgies between 2016 and 2017, which earned the Social Liberal party leader close to $50,000. ... ...
  • At least 4 Yemenis martyred as Saudi-led warplanes target their car in Hajjah’s Mastaba: Al-Massirah
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  • Katyusha Rocket Crashes into Baghdad Green Zone near US Embassy
    A Katyusha rocket crashed Sunday into Baghdad’s Green Zone which houses government offices and embassies including the US mission, Iraqi security services said in a statement. The rocket caused no casualties, it said. “A Katyusha rocket crashed into the Green Zone without causing casualties,” it said in a brief statement without giving further details. A police source told AFP that “initial reports indicate that the rocket was fired from an open field” in southern Baghdad. The Green Zone is one of the world’s most high-security institutional quarters. Located in the centre of the Iraqi capital, it houses parliament, the prime ... ...
  • Eleven killed in shooting in bar in Brazil
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  • Sanaa Airport Closure Led to Death of More than 30,000 Yemenis: Health Ministry
    Yemeni health ministry announced on Sunday that 30,000 Yemenis have been killed due to Sanaa airport closure. In an interview with Yemen’s Al-Massirah TV channel, Youssef al-Haderi, the ministry spokesman, slammed the United Nations for not offering the needed urgent medical aids. He also criticized the international body for abandoning its role in mediation in a bid to secure the evacuation of Yemeni injured and sick people. “What will happen if the UN cooperated in order to evacuate the injured and sick people from Yemen to other countries which have already offered help in this regard?” al-Haderi said, noting that ... ...
  • Ensemble Signal Plays Jonny Greenwood: Tiny Desk Concert
    Watch members of the New York-based group give the world premiere video performances of two recent pieces by Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR) ... ...
  • A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise
    Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks about his classical music featured on NPR Music's Tiny Desk, his love for the recorder and his composer heroes such as Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki.(Image credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) ... ...
  • Intel, Qualcomm halt chip supplies to Huawei – reports
    Several major US corporations, such as Qualcomm and Intel have reportedly joined Google in implementing President Donald Trump’s executive order that declared Chinese tech giant Huawei a national security risk. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Iraq All Over Again? And Where Is Katharine Gun?
    Some called her a traitor; others insisted she was a hero. Whatever, she blew the whistle ultimately revealing the truth behind the build-up to the Iraq War-regime change, disguised as terrifying threats of weapons of mass destruction. Exaggerating threats to provoke a war? Sound familiar? Never mind that invading another country for the purpose of … Continue reading "Iraq All Over Again? And Where Is Katharine Gun?" The post Iraq All Over Again? And Where Is Katharine Gun? appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Lesson From FBI’s ‘Niger Uranium Forgeries’ File
    An analysis of 640 pages of FBI investigatory records obtained by IRmep under the Freedom of Information Act reveals how the FBI Director limited Senator John D. Rockefeller’s urgent 2003 written demand for accountability over faulty Iraq war intelligence into a narrow overseas investigation. The released files, originally scheduled for declassification on December 31, 2028 … Continue reading "Lesson From FBI’s ‘Niger Uranium Forgeries’ File" The post Lesson From FBI’s ‘Niger Uranium Forgeries’ File appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • China Victory Assured With Any US/Iran Conflict
    The outcome of a U.S. war with Iran is as predictable as the outcome of the 1997 blockbuster Titanic. The great ship of state ends up at the bottom of the ocean – everything else is just small drama. The above is not a desperate cry for caution or pragmatism. It is based on the … Continue reading "China Victory Assured With Any US/Iran Conflict" The post China Victory Assured With Any US/Iran Conflict appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Bombs Target Security Personnel; Seven Killed in Iraq
    Two separate bombs targeted security personnel. The post Bombs Target Security Personnel; Seven Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Indian PM Modi secures 2nd term & stronger majority, exit polls show
    India’s ruling National Democratic Alliance headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is on course to win the general election by a substantial margin, multiple exit polls indicate. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Nissan Micra: breaking the mould
    By Nick Hodgson There are some vehicles that have a stigma attached to them. The Nissan Micra is one such vehicle. It’s not been a looker for a long time now and at best it could appeal to the cute city car market. That’s the problem really, it’s difficult to come off as quirky and cool. Much easier to slip into weird and whacky. So you’ll forgive me for having slight trepidations upon receiving the call to take delivery of the new Micra. I didn’t know what to expect. Having not planned ... ...
  • Assassin’s Creed fan? Man armed with 2 concealed retractable blades arrested in Paris (PHOTOS)
    French police have arrested a 27yo ‘assassin’ armed with two hidden blades, a sapper shovel and a pair of pruning shears, who said he was just a cosplay fan taking a stroll during the Yellow Vests protest in Paris. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Meet the people paid $50,000 an hour to play video games – The Wall Street Journal
    The world’s biggest videogame publishers are paying popular gamers tens of thousands of dollars to play their latest videogame releases live online. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required). ... ...
  • One of world’s best money managers just loves Naspers’ Tencent
    Some good news for South African investors from Sweden and, in particular, that country’s top money manager, 41 year old Lisa Synning. Bloomberg published a piece on the outperforming Ms Synning over the weekend, highlighting how her portfolio last year “trounced” 99% of the world’s other emerging market funds, and beats 95% of them over the last five years. Her secret? Betting heavily on Hong Kong-based Tencent Holdings and its domestic competitor Alibaba. South Africa’s Naspers, with 31%, is the biggest shareholder in Tencent. And the Chinese company matters to most SA investors as its fortunes determine the direction of ... ...
  • Selected Articles: US War Agenda: Venezuela before Iran?
    Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which … The post Selected Articles: US War Agenda: Venezuela before Iran? appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Worst 20 crimes in Yemen by US-Saudi-led aggression at the beginning of war in 2015: Reports
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  • Flash Briefing: Richemont jumps on results; Aussies move Right; Personal Finance hits the Ivy League
    By Alec Hogg Here’s your Biznews Flash Briefing: After being behind in the polls for two years, Australia’s conservative government won a surprise victory in Saturday’s elections, taking over the line voters in resource-rich districts. They turned against centre-left opponents who had put climate change at the heart of their campaign. With most of the votes counted, last night political experts predicted the government would win a couple more than the 73 seats they held going into the election. That’s not quite enough for a majority, but sufficient to continue ruling with the support of smaller right-wing parties. Prime ... ...
  • Eurovision 2019’s Israel Location Draws Controversy
    Eurovision came to a close Saturday night in Tel Aviv, amid controversy over the song contest's location in Israel. A Dutch singer won, meaning next year's event will take place in the Netherlands. ... ...
  • In ‘Ladysitting,’ Lorene Cary Chronicles The End Of Her Grandmother’s Life
    Lorene Cary's new memoir explores the ups and downs of caretaking for an elderly family member. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Cary about Ladysitting: My Year With Nana at the End of Her Century. ... ...
  • Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Grief, Acceptance: The Five Stages of Ecocide
    “There is hope, an infinite amount of hope, but not for us.” – Franz Kafka If artists are the antennae of the race, and writers and thinkers are also artists, then a vibration some are receiving and beginning to transmit to the culture more broadly now is new in the history of our species: the world is dying. The world, not defined as “human civilization,” or a nation, empire, or culture, but the entire living world, which undergirds all those. Not in one region, but everywhere, all at once, and with escalating speed. The custom at this point in the ... ...
  • Mizrahi rebel: Bidding farewell to an Israeli Black Panther
    Kochavi Shemesh, one of the legendary leaders of the Israeli Black Panthers, believed that the liberation of Mizrahim was bound up with the freedom of Palestinians, black South Africans, and other oppressed people. He passed away last week at the age of 75. By Asaf Shalev An Israeli Black Panthers protest at Tel Aviv University. Shemesh is fourth from right, January 1972. (Yigal Bin-Nun/CC BY-SA 4.0) Kochavi Shemesh, who was born in Iraq during World War II and grew up in the dilapidated and war-ravished slums of Jewish Jerusalem in the 1950s, never received formal schooling. He didn’t even finish first grade. [tmwinpost] The ... ...
  • Israeli courts are now complicit in 2015 arson-murder, Dawabshe family says
    Court actions / Prisoners Palestinian family slams Israeli plea deal in 2015 arson attack Al Jazeera 14 May — A Palestinian family has denounced a plea deal to clear an Israeli settler from murder charges in a 2015 arson attack in which a Palestinian baby and his parents were burned alive in the occupied West Bank. Saad Dawabshe, 31, his wife, Reham, 27, and their 18-month-old son Ali were killed in the attack when settlers set on fire their home in the village of Duma in Nablus in July 2015. Their firstborn son, then four-year-old Ahmad, was the sole survivor ... ...
  • A Novel We Can All Relate To: “The Other Americans”
    America is still discovering itself. The rise of Donald Trump alerted those citizens who held that they alone defined our culture and values to the existence of a significant population holding very different views– and the will to back a … The post A Novel We Can All Relate To: “The Other Americans” appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Who Am I?
    If I am to be defined by what I do, then define me as a supporter of civilization, a supporter of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, a supporter of the right to choose, a supporter of secular government and democracy. Define … The post Who Am I? appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Syria: The White Helmets Are Terrorist Auxiliaries
    First published on October 30, 2019 Canada’s decision to welcome White Helmets terrorists evacuated from Syria is consistent with Canada’s overall strategy throughout the course of this criminal “Regime Change” war against Syria, a founding member of the United Nations, … The post Syria: The White Helmets Are Terrorist Auxiliaries appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Adel al-Jubeir repeats baseless accusations against Iran
    Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir made baseless accusations against Tehran at a Sunday press conference. ... ...
  • Photos: Iftar banquet beside destroyed houses in Gaza
    AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iftar banquet beside destroyed houses in Gaza. ... ...
  • Iraqi commander: US anti-Iran pressure sign of idiocy
    An Iraqi commander says the United States’ increased pressure and threats aimed at Iran indicate Washington’s “new idiocy” and confusion. ... ...
  • Over 1000 mosques destroyed in Saudi-led war on Yemen
    During the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen over the past few years, as many as 1,024 mosques have been fully or partly destroyed in the Arabian Peninsula country, a Houthi Ansarullah movement official said. ... ...
  • Episode 356 – Top 5 “Conspiracy Theories” That Turned Out To Be True
    [audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode356-lq.mp3"][/audio]We all know the old trope of the tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist who believes crazy things like "the government is spying on us" and "the military is spraying things in the sky" and "the CIA ships in the drugs." Except those things aren't so crazy after all. Here are five examples of things that were once derided as zany conspiracy paranoia and are now accepted as mundane historical fact. ... ...
  • The US locomotive of world military spending, by Manlio Dinucci
    Every month of last year, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the federal government of the United States spent $250 per citizen. ... ...
  • Michael R. Pompeo And Sergey Lavrov At a Joint Press Availability, by Sergey Lavrov, Mike Pompeo
    SECRETARY POMPEO: Sergey, thank you. Good afternoon. I want to first of all say that I appreciate President Putin and Prime* Minister Lavrov for hosting me today. Thank you, sir. We had a frank discussion about many issues, including many places where we disagree. The United States stands ready to find common ground with Russia, as long as the two of us can engage seriously on those issues. We discussed, as Foreign Minister Lavrov said, many important topics. We talked about (...) ... ...
  • Syrian society and secularism, by Thierry Meyssan
    Before the war, Syrian society was organised in a secular manner, in order to allow cohabitation between the many religious groups which compose it. All Syrians have suffered from the atrocities committed by the jihadists (for which the Europeans today blame the Syrian Arab Republic). Many of the victims turned to God. Religious practice has risen from approximately 20 % to 80 %. The Christian community faithful to Rome has mostly emigrated, while the Orthodox Christians have stayed. Sunni Muslims are now even more strongly in the majority. Paradoxically, some of their Imams, forgetting the rhetoric of Daesh and ignoring ... ...
  • The Hidden Stakes of the Restoration of Notre-Dame, by Thierry Meyssan
    L'Élysée has used the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris to carry out a project that was in limbo. It has set new rules, outside respect for heritage and normal tendering procedures, not to restore the cathedral, but to transform the Ile de la Cité into Europe's leading tourist destination on the eve of the 2024 Olympic Games. To avoid judicial constraints, the hypothesis of a construction site accident was arbitrarily imposed. ... ...
  • How Russiagate replaced Analysis of the 2016 Election
    An honest and accurate analysis of the 2016 election is not just an academic exercise. It is very relevant to the current election campaign. Yet over the past two years, Russiagate has dominated media and political debate and largely replaced a serious analysis of the factors leading to Trump’s victory. The public has been flooded with the various elements of the story that Russia intervened and Trump colluded with them. The latter accusation was negated by the Mueller Report but elements of the Democratic Party and media refuse to move on. Now it’s the lofty but vague accusations of “obstruction ... ...
  • Maitreya: “Share and Save the World”
    Amidst deepening global divisions and intolerance ‘Project Maitreya’ plan to build 1,000 statues of Maitreya Buddha around the world, with the aim, they say, of inculcating an atmosphere of ‘loving kindness’; a positive gesture in a cynical world, supported by the Dalai Lama. The coming of Maitreya Buddha was foretold by Gautama Buddha 2,600 years ago. At this time, He said, will come another great teacher, a Buddha by name Maitreya who will inspire humanity to create a brilliant golden civilization based on righteousness and truth. Both of which are widely lacking. Who is Maitreya According to the esoteric literature, ... ...
  • The Treasury Department and Moves Towards War on Iran
    As Patrick Cockburn has observed in a recent Counterpunch column, “At the end of the day, the US Treasury is a more powerful instrument of foreign policy than the Pentagon for all its aircraft carriers and drones.” He refers, of course, to the success of U.S. sanctions on Iran and secondary sanctions on any corporations conducting trade with Iran. These have cut Iranian oil exports in half. They are, in fact, a form of undeclared warfare designed to inflict pain on the Iranian people, such that they rise up against the mullahs and topple the regime. Cockburn notes that the ... ...
  • The Truth Behind The “Pro-Life” “Christian” Fraudulent Hypocrisy
    Alabama’s horrific top-in-the-nation child poverty rate and newest legislative attempt to overturn Roe v Wade, PROVES beyond a shadow of a doubt that so-called “pro-lifers” are really just anti-woman. They hate the fact that women can do the one thing men cannot and have a sick need to CONTROL her body and procreation in any way they can. The fact that it takes a man (or at least his body fluid) to procreate is not enough for these misogynists. It PROVES beyond a shadow of doubt that they do not give a rat’s ass about children or the quality of ... ...
  • Reminder: Neocons ADMIT They Will Lie Us Into War
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  • Coalition continues to violate cease fire agreement in Hodiedah, to attack provinces: Report
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  • Health Ministry: 92 to 95% of medical devices are out of service in hospitals
    SANAA, May 19 (Saba) - The Ministry of Public Health and Population Saturday confirmed that 92% to 95% of the devices in hospitals and health centers stopped or became out the period to use, according to the survey conducted by the ministry for hospitals ... ...
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  • Tweet now to counter Israel’s apartheid Eurovision final
    Tweet now to counter Israel’s apartheid Eurovision final Action Alert Eurovision is being broadcast from apartheid Tel Aviv right now- join us to counter it May 18, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) ... ...

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  • Rwanda: Mwanaheli, Mutimucyeye Dominate Arboretum Duathlon
    [New Times] Samuel Mwanaheli and Saidati Mutimucyeye put up strong performances to at the inaugural Arboretum Cross Duathlon, in Huye District, over the weekend. ... ...
  • East Africa: EA Govts Using Punitive Laws to Rein in Civil Society, Gravely Hurting Democracy
    [East African] Nearly all governments in East Africa have enacted punitive laws targeting the civic space over the past decade, a squeezing people's freedoms and curtailing human-rights in the region, a newly published report says. ... ...
  • Rwanda: Rwanda Turns to DRC As Trade With Uganda Dips
    [East African] As relations between Rwanda and Uganda remain frosty, Rwanda is looking west for trade, towards the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... ...
  • East Africa: Adoption of Single EAC Currency to Take Longer
    [East African] Midway through the 10-year period during which partner states of the East African Community are expected to have in place the required institutions and benchmarks leading to the creation of a single currency, the regional bloc concedes that progress has been slower than anticipated. ... ...
  • South Africans caught in Giza blast safely back home
    Three other South Africans injured in the blast remain in hospital in Egypt. ... ...
  • Zuma supporters vow to stand behind him every step of the way
    Supporters have already started trickling into the Pietermaritzburg High Court precinct where former President Jacob Zuma is expected to appear on Monday. ... ...
  • ‘Be strong my leader, this too shall pass’: JZ backs eThekwini mayor
    In a tweet posted on Sunday night, Jacob Zuma said he hoped the corruption charges eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede were not politically motivated like his. ... ...
  • Court doubts minister will meet update deadline in District 6 restitution case
    Land Reform Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was in the Western Cape High Court on Friday to explain why she hasn’t been able to draw up an adequate restitution plan. ... ...