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  • Swedish parliament ousts PM Lofven in vote of no-confidence
  • Army kills, injures dozens of US-backed mercenaries in Bayda, liberates sites
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  • Swedish Prime Minister Loses Confidence Vote in Parliament
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  • Army launches attack on US-backed mercenaries ‘s sites in Jawf, kills dozens
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  • Will London, Paris and Tel-Aviv be sanctioned by Moscow and Washington?, by Thierry Meyssan
    The confrontation which recently occurred in Lattakia may result in a complete global redistribution of the cards. There are two reasons for this, the second of which is being hidden from the Western world. First of all, it cost the lives of 15 Russian soldiers; secondly, it not only implicates Israël, but also the United Kingdom and France. This is potentially the most dangerous crisis in more than 60 years. We now have to find out whether President Trump, currently in the middle of his election campaign, is capable of supporting his Russian counterpart, in order that the United States ... ...
  • 3 civilians killed, 7 injured in Saudi airstrikes on Yemeni provinces
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  • Black Humor: Norwegians Inflamed by Accidentally Aired ‘Racist’ Joke
    During a local handball match, the commentator forgot that the microphone was on and cracked an insider "Negro joke" with his dark-skinned colleague. Remarkably, it was not the coworker who protested, but fellow ethnic Norwegians. ... ...
  • Parasitic and Irrelevant: The University Vice Chancellor
    They are some of the most remunerated officials of one of Australia’s most importantly lucrative sectors, drawing huge “packages”, as they are termed, for little more than ribbon cutting, attending meetings and overseeing policies that, if implemented, will have to be reversed at some point. The modern university is neither corporation nor government agency. But it has the worst elements of both, endorsing the rapacity of the former without its benefits, and the bureaucracy of the latter without its purpose.  In it, a hybrid has developed, one that has, in turn, brought forth further creations of horror: the pro-vice chancellor ... ...
  • Army destroys 2 military vehicles of US-backed mercenaries in Jawf
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  • ‘Are We in For a Nightmare?’ – Israeli Media on S-300 Deliveries to Syria
    In light of the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane in Syria last week, the Russian Defense Ministry stated Monday that Moscow would deliver advanced S-300 air defense missile systems to the Syrian army within two weeks in order to increase the security of Russian servicemen stationed in the country. ... ...
  • UN Secretary-General Backs Seoul’s Efforts for Korean Denuclearization – Reports
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced support for South Korea's efforts toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, citing Moon's presidential office. ... ...
  • CT cops use stun grenades, water cannons to disperse anti-crime protesters
    Residents in areas including Kensington, Bonteheuwel, Bishop Lavis, Manenberg, Kraaifontein and Hanover Park have taken to the streets on Tuesday morning. ... ...
  • South Africa:Why Weeds Could Provide an Answer to Cape Town’s Water Worries
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Turin, Italy -Earlier this year Cape Town avoided a feared "Day Zero" when its taps would have run dry due to severe drought ... ...
  • Bonginkosi Madikizela refuses to hand over devices as part of DA probe into leak
    DA’s Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela says he's been asked to hand over his electronic devices as part of the probe, which he's refused to do. ... ...
  • Africa:Why Ramaphosa and the UN Will Be Making History This Week
    [Bhekisisa] Heads of state will tackle the world's leading cause of death from a single infectious agent this week -- a disease, that is, ironically, curable. ... ...
  • Africa:K-Pop Band BTS Goes Viral With UN Plea to Young People
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] United Nations -Campaigners have stressed the need for the younger generation to get involved in efforts against discrimination and poverty ... ...
  • Ethiopia:Talk of Peace Fails to Quell Ethnic Clashes
    [Deutsche Welle] Prime Minister Abiy's talk of reconciliation has not been enough to subdue ethnic tensions around the country. As the public grapples with the legacy of the former hardline government, does Abiy need to change tack? ... ...
  • SAHRC probe into Vaal River contamination to get underway
    The Emfuleni Municipality has been placed under administration, saying it doesn’t have the capacity to repair burst pipes, sewage spillages and broken station pumps. ... ...
  • Trade talks impossible with ‘US holding knife’ to Beijing’s neck – deputy minister
    Trade talks between China and the US are impossible with Washington “holding a knife” to Beijing’s neck, the Chinese deputy commerce minister said. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Facreton woman fears for elderly parents’ safety as gang violence escalates
    Francis Jaftha’s mother and father have sold their home in the area after 62 years. ... ...
  • Does Canada Support an Invasion of Venezuela?
    In their obsession for regime change, Ottawa is backing talk of an invasion of Venezuela. And the NDP is enabling Canada’s interventionist policy. Last week 11 of the 14 member states of the anti-Venezuelan “Lima Group” backed a statement distancing the alliance from “any type of action or declaration that implies military intervention” after Organization of American States chief Luis Almagro stated: “As for military intervention to overthrow the Nicolas Maduro regime, I think we should not rule out any option … diplomacy remains the first option but we can’t exclude any action.” Canada, Guyana and Colombia refused to criticize ... ...
  • Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus
    The US military industrial complex reigns like a ravenous ruler in search of new funding prospects. It has done well this year, with the Trump administration pushing the sale that the imperium needs more ruddy cash and indulgent expenditure to cope with all manner of evils.  Empire must be without equal. The dissenters to this program have been pitiably small, concentrated amongst such outliers as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.  Those on the GOP side of the aisle have barely squeaked but relative to the Democrats, their sounds have been spectacularly noisy.  There is, in fact, something to be said ... ...
  • UNSC condemns ‘heinous and cowardly’ terrorist attack in Ahvaz
  • ‘Cooperate actively’ with Iran in tackling terrorism, UNSC President Nikki Haley says in a statement
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  • Moscow: Israeli Fighter Jets Used Doomed Russian Plane as Cover
    The Russian defense ministry says the Israeli jet fighters are to blame for the Syrian air defense’s downing of a Russian aircraft as new data shows they had hidden themselves behind the doomed plane in order to avoid the Syrian missiles. The data has been retrieved from Russia’s S-400 air defense system deployed at the Russian Khmeimim air base in Syria’s Latakia province. According to the data, the Syrian air defense’s missile was, in fact, targeting an Israeli F-16 jet before it abruptly altered its course and eventually hit the Russian aircraft. “This, and the position of all the aircraft ... ...
  • Oil price rising fast, but Opec won’t increase production
    Oil topped $81 a barrel on Monday – its highest level in almost four years. Opec met to discuss production targets but decided not to increase output. 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; WSJ access only available to paying members)  ... ...
  • EU to Establish Payment Channels to Facilitate Trade with Iran
    Remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal have promised to establish a ‘special purpose vehicle’ to facilitate payments related to Iran’s exports as part of efforts to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action after the US’ withdrawal. European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a joint press conference on Monday night (New York local time) to elaborate on the results of a meeting between the remaining parties of JCPOA, namely France, the UK, Germany, Russia, China, and Iran. According to a joint statement issued by the participants and read out by ... ...
  • Rising waters wash away vehicles as floods continue in North of India
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  • Ted Cruz & wife harangued out of DC restaurant by anti-Kavanaugh protesters (VIDEO)
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his wife have been forced out of a restaurant in Washington, DC, after they were mobbed by a group of anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters. A video shows people chanting "We believe survivors!" Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Putting a microscope on SA’s economic travails – Charles Wait
    CAPE TOWN — If ever you wanted an economic lodestone to guide your thinking, then hang in with the read below. It’s a precise, painstakingly-built summary of what went wrong with our economy and what is desperately and speedily needed to reconstruct our fortunes and address the Gini-coefficient. Only a die-hard communist zealot bent on the suicidal Venezuelan-type model of revolutionary economic reform, will argue that capitalism is intrinsically devoid of ethics. Veteran economist, Professor Charles Wait, says it is part of the very DNA of pragmatic economics – and it takes no great study to realise that this is ... ...
  • Barrick/Randgold deal creates gold giant – The Wall Street Journal
    The $6 billion, all-share merger between Barrick Gold and Randgold Resources will create a global gold giant that will dominate the African gold industry. 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; WSJ access only available to paying members)  ... ...
  • All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?
    Every war being fought today is illegal. Every action taken to carry out these wars is a war crime. In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact or Pact of Paris was signed and ratified by the United States and other major nations that renounced war as a way to resolve conflicts, calling instead for peaceful ways of … Continue reading "All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?" The post All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It? appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Danish Troops Accused of Firing on Shi’ite Militia; 19 Killed in Iraq
    Coalition forces deny targeting militias. The post Danish Troops Accused of Firing on Shi’ite Militia; 19 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Offshore investing – weighing up feeder funds versus direct investment offshore
    *This content is sponsored by Investec Asset Management  By Paul Hutchinson*  Given the compelling reasons for investing offshore, a key question is how best to do so? To date, many investors have favoured rand-denominated feeder funds because of the perceived complexity of applying for tax and Reserve Bank clearance to invest offshore directly. However, for discretionary investors (as opposed to investing via a retirement fund or living annuity product wrapper) the tax consequences favour investing directly offshore, not via a rand-denominated feeder fund, with the obvious exception of tax-free savings accounts. This is because, when you disinvest from an offshore fund, ... ...
  • Judge Restores Grizzly Bears’ Protections As Endangered Species
    The ruling blocks planned hunting of grizzlies. Judge Dana Christensen said the federal government didn't use the best available science when it took them off the threatened-species list last year.(Image credit: Jim Urquhart/AP) ... ...
  • Putin-Nazi Paranoia
    They’re out there. Trump-loving, Assad-apologist, Putin-Nazi sleeper agents, posing as regular normal Americans. They could be anyone. They could be your neighbors, the guys in the copy room, your Uber drivers, even some of your Twitter followers. They’re sitting there, right now, glued to their televisions, waiting for Jewish Nazi law clerks to perform a series of secret hand signs, blinks, hiccups, sneezes, coughs, and almost undetectable, low-frequency flatulence that will signal the launch of the “Attack on America.” It could come at any moment now. Zina Bash is definitely one of them. Don’t let her Mexican-Jewish ancestry, or the ... ...
  • New Scrabble Dictionary For A New Generation
    Hasbro and Merriam-Webster have freshened the 70-year-old reference book by adding 300 new words to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. (Image credit: Stew Milne/AP) ... ...
  • 3D Gun Designer, Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of A Minor, Freed On Bail
    Cody Wilson was arrested in a hotel in Taiwan on Friday and flown to Texas. He posted bail of $150,000. (Image credit: Eric Gay/AP) ... ...
  • What Happens When A Rape Is Reported, But No One Is Prosecuted
    On Aug. 11, 2006, 16-year-old Amber Wyatt was raped. She reported it, but there was no prosecution. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Wyatt and Washington Post reporter Elizabeth Bruenig about Amber's story. ... ...
  • Israel’s new Jewish Nation State law is a reaction to Palestinian demands for equality — Ben White
    Ben White is an outstanding journalist with a new book out. He gave a speech last week in Geneva at a UN Human Rights Council side-event on Israel’s new Nation State of the Jewish People law. He has put up a transcript of the speech on his Facebook page, and it strikes me as one of the most concise, lucid and insightful appraisals of the history, the meaning and the portent of this new law, which is central in its quasi-constitutional status as a ‘basic law’. Ben White: Israel presents itself to the world as a model liberal democracy, but ... ...
  • Turning Molehills into Mountains
    John Cheney-Lippold, told his student that he wouldn’t write a letter of recommendation for her to study in Israel. By Eve MykytynShareEarlier this month, University of Michigan professor John Cheney-Lippold, told his student, Abigail Ingber, that he would not write a letter of recommendation for her to study in Israel.  In declining to write the recommendation, he wrote in part, “As you may know, many university departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinians living in Palestine.This boycott includes writing letters of recommendation for students planning to study there.”This incident has, predictably, led to wild accusations of anti Semitism. First, it is worth noting that it is unlikely that ... ...
  • The case for a unified Palestinian protest movement
    The Arab Higher Monitoring Committee is calling for a general strike against recent Israel-U.S. attempts to further repress Palestinians. This is an opportunity to involve a younger generation of activists, and coordinate a joint struggle. By Rabee’ Eid Activists demonstrate against the Prawer Plan at Herod’s Gate in East Jerusalem, November 30, 2013. The Prawer Plan, if implemented, will displace tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens of Israel. (Photo: Activestills.org) Palestinians across Israel, the West Bank and Gaza are banding together in a general strike on October 1, in protest of Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law and President Donald Trump’s “deal of the ... ...
  • I’d much prefer an honest Zionist to a ‘liberal’ one
    Yesterday the British Labour party tweeted a little animated message in which they argue that there are 80,000 homeless families in the UK and at the same time there are 174,000 ‘holiday’ homes sitting empty for most of the year. They propose that if a second home owner paid a small tax every year, it would generate £560 million per year that can get homeless families into permanent accommodation. The video concludes with the statement, “The homeless crisis shames us all. Together we can solve it.” Alongside many supportive comments (including my own) there were comments such as, “Further taxes ... ...
  • Palestinians were right to reject partition
    The Trump presidency has been very good for Israel. Settlement construction is booming, the annexation of occupied East Jerusalem has been legitimized, and even attempting to discuss Israel’s obligations under international law is met with extreme hostility. Although previous US administrations always provided cover for Israel, they still sometimes managed to slip in an ode to human rights and feigned ‘concern’ regarding Israel’s constant violation of international law. Naturally, this never really changed Israeli policy in any meaningful way. Even the Obama administration, which many absurdly labeled ‘antiIsrael,’ still managed to approve a whopping 38 billion dollar military aid package ... ...
  • Five Christian peace volunteers denied entry into Israel
    Within the span of 10 days in July 2018, three full-time Christian Peacemakers Team (CPT) workers were denied entry into Palestine by Israeli immigration officials. Carter, 24, from United States, asked the Israeli soldier who was questioning him at the border if he was a threat, as a CPTer who holds the Israeli military to account under international law and its own national laws. The Israeli sergeant stated that “CPT is a leech.” The soldier threatened that no CPTers will ever pass through Israeli immigration again and that CPT will die as an organization. After six hours at the Israeli ... ...
  • Ayatollah noori Hamedani: Ahvaz attack, terrorists’ declaration of weakness
    Ayatollah Hussein Noori Hamedani, Iranian prominent Shia jurisprudent, has issued a message on Sunday to denounce the recent terrorist attack on military parade in the southern Province of Khouzestan calling that a proof for deficiency of terrorists and their masterminds, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA). ... ...
  • Takfiri terrorism jeopardizes whole region: Iran’s Shamkhani
    The Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said that Takfiri terrorism has threatened the whole region significantly. ... ...
  • Rocinha Favela and the Future of Urbanism
    During a recent tour in Brazil, I visited the Rocinha Favela in Rio de Janeiro. Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil and runs up a very steep hill near the centre of Rio. It is believed at least 70,000 people live in Rocinha (some estimates suggest more than double that number), living in houses made from concrete and brick. It is officially described as a neighbourhood and has very basic sanitation, plumbing and electricity. Rocinha also has shops, hairdressers, banks, art galleries and many other businesses. The word favela itself is derived from a skin-irritating plant of the spurge ... ...
  • Imam Khamenei: Perpetrators of Ahvaz terrorist attack funded by UAE, Saudi regimes
    A group of medal winners of the Islamic Republic of Iran's sports teams who participated in Asian Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia, met with Ayatollah Khamenei-- the Leader of the Islamic Revolution-- after performing the afternoon prayers, on Monday, September 24, 2018. ... ...
  • Assad, Putin discuss latest developments in Syria in phone call
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday discussed with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call the latest developments in Syria and Idleb Agreement and means of implementing it. ... ...