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  • Goal-den offer: Nigeria governor offers footballers $25K every time they score vs South Africa
    A Nigerian governor has offered the nation’s footballers a $25,000 bonus for each goal the team scores against South Africa when the teams meet in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Natural gas skyrockets as China pledges huge supply boost
    With an eye on last winter’s natural gas supply debacle, Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC has pledged a 20 percent rise in gas supply, the company said on Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Russian President calls upon European states to support political solution to crisis in Syria
    Russian President Vladimir Putin called upon the European states to support the political solution to the crisis in Syria and to encourage the return of the displaced Syrians to their homeland. ... ...
  • Madagascar: Madagascar Presidential Poll – Rajoelina, Ravalomanana Leading
    [Cameroon Tribune] With 63 per cent of votes counted, the two expresidents respectively have 39 per cent and 37 per cent. ... ...
  • Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani:‎ Some people in name of religion want to ruin people’s beliefs
    The revered source of emulation said that some use religion for their sales talk and ‎noted, “Some people, in the name of religion, want to ruin the beliefs of the people.‎”‎ ‎ ... ...
  • Taliban kill 30 policemen in Afghanistan’s western Farah province – officials
  • Brexit Fiasco: Five UK Politicians Who Could Benefit From Theresa May’s Downfall
    With Prime Minister Theresa May looking increasingly out of her depth and facing the prospect of a rebellion, opportunist politicians in the Tory Party and beyond will be watching closely to spot an opening. ... ...
  • US Accelerates Global De-Dollarisation by Cutting Iran From SWIFT – Economist
    The suspension of cooperation between SWIFT and Iran's Central Bank due to the US pressure may consequently deal a dramatic blow to the US dollar's dominance in international payments, Kevin Dowd, British professor of finance and economics, has told Sputnik. ... ...
  • Dinner With ‘Deplorable’ Tommy Robinson While on Tour to Cost Aussies A$995
    British right-wing activist is preparing for a December speaking tour in the Down Under, which would see him visit several venues across the country. ... ...
  • Brexit draft agreement: Kicking Northern Ireland border issue down the road & other key points
    The draft Brexit agreement has prompted several resignations in Theresa May's government and many negative assessments across the UK. European Union officials, however, seem content with it. Here are the key points of the deal. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • ICAN Urges EU to Take Charge of Bloc Security Not Relying on US-Russia Treaties
    EU countries should take control of their own security interests without relying on bilateral Russia-US arms control treaties and demand that international agreements such as the Iran nuclear deal be respected, Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, the EU liaison at the Nobel Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), said. ... ...
  • Five Iranian border guards freed: IRGC commander
    Five Iranian border guards who had been captured by terrorists are freed and efforts are underway for release of the remaining Iranians, said IRGC commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari. ... ...
  • Rohingya in Bangladesh will not be forced back to Myanmar
    Hundreds of thousands of Muslim-majority Rohingya who fled Myanmar, citing rape, murder and arson, will not be forcibly repatriated, Bangladesh's Rohingya Relief and Repatriation Commissioner has said. ... ...
  • US Resumes Strikes East of Euphrates, Including Use of Phosphorus Bombs: Moscow
    The US-led Coalition has resumed airstrikes east of the Euphrates River in Syria, and are using white phosphorous munitions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. “The Americans have resumed intensive airstrikes against terrorist-controlled settlements along the eastern bank of Euphrates, including, according to local residents, the use of white phosphorus munitions,” Zakharova said, speaking at a press briefing in Moscow on Thursday. Earlier, a Coalition officials told Sputnik that repeated Syrian media reports on the use of cluster munitions in eastern Syria were “false,” and that the coalition’s operations “conform to the Laws of Armed Conflict.” On Wednesday, ... ...
  • Ghana: Finance Minister Presents 2019 Budget Today
    [Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta will today present to Parliament the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of government for the 2019 fiscal year. ... ...
  • Amos Lee Wraps Himself Around Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ With Pensive Beauty
    The Philadelphia singer-songwriter's cover of the 1971 classic is featured on his latest album, My New Moon Deluxe Edition.(Image credit: Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist) ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Invite Mnangagwa First, Chamisa Tells Commission Of Inquiry
    [263Chat] Opposition MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa has vowed to snub an invitation to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into the 1 August violence unless President Emmerson Mnangagwa is also asked to make his submissions. ... ...
  • [WATCH] Fans flock to meet the Mzansi Super League captains
    Captains and players from all six franchises were at the V&A Waterfront for the official launch of the Mzansi Super League which begins on Friday at Newlands. ... ...
  • Banks have up to ‘40% less due-diligence’ for the wealthy
    JOHANNESBURG — If you’ve ever wondered how dodgy individuals, like the Guptas, seem to get away with so much in our world, it may be worth taking a look at the latest report on banking from an organisation called Open Secrets. In a quite astounding revelation, a journalist who is quoted in the report from Open Secrets has said that her “investigations have revealed due diligence performed by banks was reduced by 40% for high nett worth individuals or companies.” That’s quite the eye-popping number – clearly, with wealth, comes great power (and possibly invisibility). This below article first appeared ... ...
  • Removing Billboard “Honoring the First Responders of Gaza” is Attack on Free Speech
    Nearly 3 weeks into its planned 4-week run, an electronic billboard honoring first responders in the Gaza Strip was pulled November 13th because the billboard company received phone calls and email complaints calling their staff terrorists and anti-Semites, and threatening a boycott. The Palestine Advocacy Project sponsored the billboard on Interstate 93 near Boston to highlight the desperate situation in the Gaza strip, and to emphasize the humanity and agency of the people of Gaza, who are often portrayed as terrorists or victims. The billboard included a photo of deceased Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar and text reading: “Honoring the First ... ...
  • Brexit Resignations Threaten British Prime Minister’s Job
    Hours after Theresa May announced a tentative deal charting the U.K.'s exit from the EU and assuring the public that her Cabinet supported it, two key officials quit her government in protest. ... ...
  • AA forecasts drop in December fuel prices
    The association predicts a decrease of R1.54 cents a litre for petrol and a 92 cents drop for diesel. ... ...
  • Officials In California Tally Losses, Release Missing Persons List
    At least 56 people have died in the Camp Fire, which has destroyed entire neighborhoods and continues to burn. Meanwhile, Butte County says about 300 people are missing.(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP) ... ...
  • Merkel greets Brexit draft, warns of ‘worst case’ no-deal divorce
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  • Turkey Says Saudi Explanation of Khashoggi Murder ‘Insufficient’
    Turkey on Thursday said the Saudi statement over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “insufficient” and insisted that the killing was “premeditated.” “We find all those steps positive but insufficient,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a televised speech. His comments came shortly after Saudi Arabia admitted that 59-year-old Khashoggi was drugged and dismembered inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate last month. Riyadh’s public prosecutor said the journalist’s body parts were then handed over to an agent outside the consulate grounds and that five Saudi officials were facing the death penalty over the murder. “I want to say personally that ... ...
  • Andrea Johnson promises major shake-up if elected as NDPP
    State prosecutor Andrea Johnson has concluded her interview at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. ... ...
  • Saudi Prosecutor Says 5 Suspects Should Be Executed In Khashoggi Case
    Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post contributor was last seen walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. ... ...
  • ANC loads and cocks the EWC vote-catching gun
    CAPE TOWN — The race to change the Constitution to enable land expropriation without compensation (EWC), before the May national elections is on. The EFF and the ANC have now secured a crucial parliamentary constitutional review committee majority vote of 12 to 4 and will push for all they’re worth to ensure this huge vote-catching net is set by parliament before then. Doing their best to cut holes in the net and render it useless are the Institute for Race Relations and AgriSA who (possibly among others) want a court ruling on the parliamentary committee allegedly ignoring some 400,000 written ... ...
  • Police deployed to Saldanha Bay following protests
    Several buildings, including the Diazville Community Hall, its office and a private residence, were torched during violent demonstrations on Thursday morning. ... ...
  • Hamas Arrests in Gaza Shin Bet Cell: Helped Zionist Infiltration Force in Eastern Khan Younis
    The intelligence forces of Hamas resistance movement in Gaza managed to arrest a number of traitors who helped the Zionist military unit to infiltrate eastern Khan Younis last Sunday night. Hamas sources told Al-Akhbar Lebanese daily that the resistance group’s intelligence units, in cooperation with the local government’s security forces launched an intensive campaign to uncover the traitors who assisted the Zionist infiltration force in eastern Khan Younis, adding that several of the betrayers were arrested and confessed they had been working for the Israeli security agency- Shin Bet. The sources added that the arrested traitors confessed their involvement in ... ...
  • Nigeria: Governors Give Conditions to Accept U.S.$83 Minimum Wage
    [Premium Times] The Nigerian Governors' Forum says it will re-strategise and dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari on the issues associated with the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage. ... ...
  • Rewarding behaviour: Discovery adopts Vitality model for banking
    JOHANNESBURG — With three new entrants in the South African banking sector, consumers are about to get a lot more choices (and, hopefully, lower fees). Discovery CEO, Adrian Gore, has this week revealed more plans about what his bank will offer and it’s clear that it plans to adopt the rewarding model of Vitality. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and it will differentiate Discovery in the market. Meanwhile, some great technological offerings will also be on the cards from Patrice Motsepe’s Tyme Bank as well as the Michael Jordaan-backed Bank Zero. – Gareth van Zyl By ... ...
  • Army attacks Saudi military sites in Asir, kills dozens
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  • Ukania: the Land Where the Queen’s Son Has His Shoelaces Ironed by His Valet
    Photo Source ale | CC BY 2.0 I’ve just left Ukania, where I attended the Historical Materialism conference in London. After some much needed psychological decompression, I’m now back in the Land of Caged Toddlers. In the UK at the same time was the UN Special Rapporteur on poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, travelling to some of the UK’s poorest areas to investigate the impact Tory austerity has had on the UK’s indigents. Ukania has been misruled for decades, indeed for centuries (if the truth be told). The sole possible exception to this was the immediate postwar Labour government, ... ...
  • Spraying Poisons, Chasing Ghosts
    Photo Source jetsandzeppelins | CC BY 2.0 Agribusiness power The twentieth first century continues the toxic business as usual of the twentieth century. Agribusiness, part of the military-industrial-complex, is king. The new weapon is spraying the world with mostly badly tested chemical poisons. And the strategy is the control of the natural world and societies. Few people know exactly what these chemical poisons do. Occasionally, they do kill insects and weeds. But they do much more, mostly harm. Scientists have revealed certain facts about those invisible effects. But agribusiness nullifies the significance of that knowledge. It does that by buying ... ...
  • In the Wake of the Blue Wave: the Midterms, Recounts, and the Future of Progressive Politics
    Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair In the wake of the 2018 midterms, President Trump and his foot soldiers on the right have continued to repeat paranoid and fact-free claims about “electoral fraud” via the recounts in Florida and Arizona. Trump is seeking to save face by weighing in on the Florida gubernatorial race (Nelson v. Scott) and the Florida (Gillum v. DeSantis) and Arizona (Sinema v. McSally) Senate races. These are political battles, plain and simple, and Trump is trying to preserve as many Senate seats as possible for Republicans moving toward 2020. For progressively-minded Americans, the discussion now should ... ...
  • Build in a Fire Plain, Get What You Deserve
    Photo Source Robert Couse-Baker | CC BY 2.0 My girlfriend and I are trying to figure out a place to live, build a cabin. Somewhere in our native country probably, in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the land we know best, beloved to us. We live in one of the fastest-depopulating counties in New York State, and thank god for that. First step in cabin-building: understand the land, know its history, and try to predict where it’s headed in the age of climate change. Don’t build in a deluge-prone valley. Many naifs before us have done so, not expecting ... ...
  • Some Gauteng residents better off, attitudes improving – large survey
    CAPE TOWN — On balance, the results of this vital piece of urban social research shows that there’s plenty of reason for hope among Gauteng residents, yet the inevitable Catch 22 is that this hope is mainly confined to an improved quality of life among those in the upper income brackets. In spite of this, some real positives emerge from this comprehensive, multi-facetted piece of research which is compared to a similar survey done two years ago. Those who believe violence towards gays and lesbians is acceptable dropped from 15% in 2015/6 to 8% in 2017/18 while those who believe ... ...
  • How Woodrow Wilson Ruined Everything
    As we noted in the previous article, without America’s 11th hour mobilization, the Great War would have ended in a stalemate of exhausted, bankrupted, demoralized European combatants in 1917. There would have been no abomination known as the Versailles peace treaty because it was a toxic peace of victors. But without America’s tens of billions … Continue reading "How Woodrow Wilson Ruined Everything" The post How Woodrow Wilson Ruined Everything appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Bolton’s Met His Match – Melania!
    We don’t really hear all that much about Melania Trump in the media except occasional digs at her immigration status and a few daring photos. That’s because the FLOTUS is one of the few unreservedly good things about this administration, and of course the media doesn’t want to go there. Her grace, her reserve, her … Continue reading "Bolton’s Met His Match – Melania!" The post Bolton’s Met His Match – Melania! appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Clapper’s Credibility Collapses
    Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper’s key role in helping the Cheney/Bush administration “justify” war on Iraq with fraudulent intelligence was exposed on Tuesday at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington by his own words quoted back to him from his memoir “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence.” Hard truths, indeed. Clapper … Continue reading "Clapper’s Credibility Collapses" The post Clapper’s Credibility Collapses appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Fresh Operations near Mosul; 22 Killed in Iraq
    Security forces launched fresh operations near Mosul. The post Fresh Operations near Mosul; 22 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Another biased pro-Israel ‘NY Times’ report about the latest violence in Gaza
    Once again, the New York Times puts a pro-Israel slant on the latest violence in the beleaguered open air prison of Gaza. The paper’s correspondents, who are veterans at distortion, deployed some of the usual time-honored techniques in an article that appeared today: Dwell on victims in Israel, but brush past dead or injured Palestinians. One person died in Israel, but he got 10 full paragraphs of coverage. We learned about his personal history, his family, and what his apartment in Ashkelon looked like after the Palestinian missile hit it. (The dead man, Mahmoud Abu Asaba, turned out to be ... ...
  • The Filter Bubble: Owen Jones And Con Coughlin
    There is something dreamlike about the system of mass communication sometimes described as ‘mainstream media’. The self-described ‘rogue journalist’ and ‘guerrilla poet’ Caitlin Johnstone tweeted it well: The Iraq invasion feels kind of like if your dad had stood up at the dinner table, cut off your sister’s head in front of everyone, gone right back to eating and never suffered any consequences, and everyone just kind of forgot about it and carried on life like it never happened. In a dream, the common sense rules and rationality of everyday life are, of course, suspended – we float to the ... ...
  • Netanyahoo’s Likely Fall Destroys Trump’s Middle East Strategy
    The political upheaval in Israel is a problem for the White House and its Middle East plans. Today Israel's defense minister Avigor Lieberman resigned and called for new elections. He disagreed with prime minister Netanyahoo over the renewed ceasefire in ... ...
  • Palestinian activist sent to prison for ‎riding a bike in his village
    An Israeli military court sentenced Abdullah Abu Rahma, a recognized human rights defender, to 110 days in prison for riding a bicycle during a protest against the occupation two years ago. Abdullah Abu Rahma being arrested by Border Police in Bil’in, May 13, 2016 An Israeli military court sentenced renowned Palestinian activist Abdullah Abu Rahma to four months in prison on Wednesday, for two charges stemming from a bicycle race to mark Nakba Day in 2016. [tmwinpost] Abu Rahma, one of the most well-known leaders of the popular struggle against the separation wall, was convicted several weeks ago of violating a closed military zone order and ... ...
  • Billboard celebrating Gaza’s heroic first responders outside Boston is taken down under pressure
    This morning the billboard outside Boston celebrating Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar was taken down, Richard Colbath-Hass reports. “We just found out today the billboard was taken down under pressure. The Palestine Advocacy Project is working on a response.” What follows is the group’s article about the billboard –Editor.  What possible aims can be achieved through presenting montages of people participating in a movement thousands of miles away from the United States? Why is it important that we acknowledge the crisis unfolding in the Gaza Strip? These are questions that the Palestinian Advocacy Project seeks to answer through its ongoing billboard ... ...