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  • Protesters besiege Hungarian parliament, clash with police over ‘slave law’ (VIDEOS)
    A controversial labor bill dubbed the ‘slave law’ has sparked an angry public response in Hungary. Protesters have clashed with police outside the parliament as thousands staged a massive rally in Budapest. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Trump Considering Kushner for Next White House Chief of Staff – Reports
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump is considering his son-in-law Jared Kushner to serve as the next White House Chief of Staff, media reported. ... ...
  • Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman On Plane Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison
    Prabhu Ramamoorthy cried after the sentencing in Detroit on Thursday. His lawyers had called for leniency from the judge arguing, "He will suffer long after this sentence is done." (Image credit: Seth Wenig/Associated Press) ... ...
  • One at a time, please! Trump inauguration committee reportedly under criminal investigation
    President Trump may have thought, embattled as he is, at least those probes are finally winding down. But another one is now sinking its teeth into his 2016 campaign and the finances of his inaugural committee, WSJ sources say. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Russian Military Detected 16 Foreign Spy Jets Near Border Over Past Week
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian authorities have spotted 16 foreign aircraft carrying out reconnaissance activities near the Russian border in the course of the past week, a weekly infographic published by the Armed Forces' official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda showed on Friday. ... ...
  • Ukraine Court Reveals Officials Interfered in US Election by Naming Manafort
    A Ukrainian court revealed Wednesday that two Ukrainian officials had violated the law by revealing information about illegal cash payments made to Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former presidential election campaign chair. The disclosure amounted to interference in a foreign election. ... ...
  • Butina Pleads Guilty After Being ‘Sexually Assaulted’ & ‘Abused’ In DC Jail
    Russian national Maria Butina pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent at a federal court in Washington, DC, on Thursday. But she only did so after authorities “broke her,” argues human rights attorney Dan Kovalik. ... ...
  • Palangkaraya: Dreaming about the “Soviety” Capital of Indonesia and the US-Backed Killing Fields
    Believe it or not, but decades ago, Indonesia was a socialist country, the cradle of the ‘Non-Aligned Movement’, with the progressive and fiery President Soekarno leading the nation. The Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) was then the third largest Communist Party in the world, after those of China and the Soviet Union, and was it not for the US-orchestrated coup of 1965; it would easily have won elections in 1966, democratically and comfortably. President Soekarno landed All the key natural resources of Indonesia were in the hands of its people and the government; firmly and uncompromisingly. Indonesia was becoming one ... ...
  • Man Is Freed After Two Days Stuck In Empty Restaurant’s Grease Vent
    "He's a pretty slender guy and based on the viscosity of the walls" and the attempt to remove his clothes, "he probably thought he was going to slide ride down," officials said. That didn't happen.(Image credit: Alameda County Sheriff's Office ) ... ...
  • To draw a London audience, plan well ahead. Even if you’re a big cheese.
    I’ll be missing out on seeing Trade & Industry minister Rob Davies at South Africa House tomorrow. The invitation says he’ll be in London to share the country’s latest investment incentives. As one of my favourite members of the national cabinet I’d have loved to shake his hand. But no go this time. A long standing commitment takes precedence. And I’ve got a feeling I won’t be the only one disappointed. Among the many things I’ve learnt since being based in the global financial capital is that people are, well, really busy. So one needs to plan well in advance. ... ...
  • Die USA bereiten sich auf eine Konfrontation mit Russland und China vor
    Auf den ersten Blick liest es sich wie das Drehbuch zu einem Hollywood-Katastrophenfilm. Und doch ist es eines der Szenarien, die im offiziellen Bericht der Kommission aus dem Jahr 2018 erwogen werden, der vom Kongress der Vereinigten Staaten in Auftrag … The post Die USA bereiten sich auf eine Konfrontation mit Russland und China vor appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Os USA estão a preparar-se para o confronto com a Rússia e com a China
    À primeira vista, parece o roteiro de um filme catastrófico de Hollywood.  Pelo contrário, é um dos cenários apresentados no relatório oficial de2018 da Comissão encarregado pelo Congresso dos Estados Unidos de examinar a Estratégia de Defesa Nacional: “Em … The post Os USA estão a preparar-se para o confronto com a Rússia e com a China appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Reconstrução do Iraque Há Um Ano da Vitória sobre Estado Islamita, 16 Anos da Sangrenta Ocupação dos EUA
    O Iraque, que nos anos de Saddam Hussein (1979-2003) viveu grande período de prosperidade e estabilidade social, então reconhecido pela ONU como um dos países árabes que mais respeitavam a diversidade religiosa, tem sido atualmente uma das nações mais devastadas … The post Reconstrução do Iraque Há Um Ano da Vitória sobre Estado Islamita, 16 Anos da Sangrenta Ocupação dos EUA appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • A Trans Man Steps Into The Ring – And Wins
    After an injury forced Patricio Manuel to withdraw from the women's Olympic boxing trials, the fighter faced a reckoning. He decided to start living publicly as a man — and rebuild his boxing career.(Image credit: Texas Isaiah) ... ...
  • Are the New Congressional Progressives Real?
    In November, about 25 progressive Democrats were newly elected to the House of Representatives. How do the citizen groups know whether they are for real or for rhetoric? I suggest this civic yard stick to measure the determination and effectiveness of these members of the House both inside the sprawling, secretive, repressive Congress and back home in their Districts. True progressives must: Vigorously confront all the devious ways that Congressional bosses have developed to obstruct the orderly, open, accessible avenues for duly elected progressive candidates to be heard and to participate in Congressional deliberations from the subcommittees to the committees to the floor of ... ...
  • ‘Not open for renegotiation’: EU stands by Brexit deal, offers few extra reassurances to May
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to secure any tangible “reassurances” from Brussels that she can take back to her Parliament, with EU leaders refusing to renegotiate the divorce agreement with the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Drone shatters passenger jet’s nosecone & radar during landing (PHOTOS)
    A drone has collided with a passenger airplane in Mexico, mauling its nosecone and radome as the jet was attempting to land in Tijuana, Mexico. The crew had to request assistance to land the crippled aircraft. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Gimme Shelter: As Long Beach Luxury Development Booms, The Poor Get Left Behind
  • Five Eyes Against Huawei
    Washington has asked Ottawa to arrest Meng Wanzhou and to extradite her. This young woman is the financial director and daughter of the founder of Huawei, the Chinese Telecom Giant. She was arrested on 6 December in Canada. The motive for the war undertaken by Washington against Huawei is deep-rooted and spurious are the justifications. The heart of the problem is that the Chinese firm uses a system of encryption that prevents the NSA from intercepting its communications. A number of (...) ... ...
  • As his former lawyer goes to jail, Trump denies wrongdoing – The Wall Street Journal
    President Trump said he never directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to violate the law, a day after Mr. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison. 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). ... ...
  • May seeks assurances from the EU to save Brexit deal
    SANAA, Dec. 13 (Saba) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking assurances from EU leaders at their usual summit at the end of the year after she postponed a crucial vote on the exit deal to avoid her defeat and a vote of no confidence in conservati ... ...
  • French authorities call on “yellow jackets” not to organize protests on Saturday
    SANAA, Dec. 31 (Saba)- The official spokesman of the French government, Benjamin Grevo, called on members of the "Yellow Jackets" movement to be rational and not to organize demonstrations on Saturday because of the exhaustion of the security forces and t ... ...
  • Settlers attack Palestinian vehicles east of Qalqilya and Asira al-Qibliya village south of Nablus
    QALQILIYA, Dec. 13 (Saba) - Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles in front of the town of Kafr Lakhef east of Qalqiliya on Thursday, while others attacked the village of Asira al-Qibliya, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank. ... ...
  • 9 people killed in train accident in Turkey
    SANAA, Dec. 13 (Saba) - At least nine people were killed Thursday and about 47 others were injured in a high-speed rail derailment in the Turkish capital of Ankara. ... ...
  • Who does Emmanuel Macron owe?, by Thierry Meyssan
    President Macron is often presented as a Rothschild Boy. This is true, but secondary. Thierry Meyssan demonstrates that he owes his electoral campaign mostly to Henry Kravis, the boss of one of the world's largest financial companies, and to NATO – a considerable debt which weighs heavily today on the solution to the Yellow Vests crisis. ... ...
  • British Spies Infiltrated Bernie Sanders’ Campaign?
    The Integrity Initiative, a British pseudo-NGO tasked with running anti-Russian propaganda operation, was recently exposed. Further digging into it revealed a much wider operation. It seems to involve a mole British spies inserted into the Bernie Sanders campaign. Three weeks ... ...
  • 5 notable quotes from Ramaphosa’s wide-range interview
    EWN has put together notable quotes President Cyril Ramaphosa made about Minister Bathabile Dlamini, Eskom, Bosasa and unity within the ANC. ... ...
  • ‘If there was corruption on Bosasa, I will own up’ – Ramaphosa
    The president faced a backlash from opposition parties after making contradictory statements about payments made by Bosasa to his son and his ANC Presidency campaign. ... ...
  • Afghan forces eliminating Taliban field commanders seen obstacle to peace
    Afghan forces, backed by US aerial raids, are targeting Taliban field commanders whom they see as a major obstacle to possible peace talks with Kabul and Washington, officials and security sources say. ... ...
  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in alleged car-ramming attack in West Bank
    Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian man in the central part of the occupied West Bank, alleging that he attempted to ram his car into the regime’s forces. ... ...
  • Israel won’t succeed if it launches another war on Lebanon, says Hariri
    Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri says the Tel Aviv regime would not succeed in case it opts to launch a new military aggression against his country. ... ...
  • Cultural Protection and Development in Xinjiang
    Preamble China is a unified multi-ethnic country. In the course of a civilization that dates back more than 5,000 years, the various ethnic groups of China have created a long history and a splendid culture. Since ancient times many ethnic groups have made their way to Xinjiang, and it has become their home and a place for cultural integration. Various ethnic cultures of Xinjiang have their roots in the fertile soil of Chinese civilization, advancing their own cultural development while (...) ... ...
  • Yemen Warring Parties Agree to Reopen Sana’a Airport
    Yemen’s warring parties agreed to reopen Sana’a airport in the capital, which is under the control of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, and resume oil and gas exports, sources said. ... ...
  • [LISTEN] Ramaphosa reflects on his Presidency, horrified by corruption in SOEs
    Cyril Ramaphosa was live on Radio 702 and CapeTalk on Thursday evening while discussing a wide range of issues with Xolani Gwala after 10 months in office. ... ...
  • SLR Diary: Leadership death spirals and Westminster’s Nkandla moment
    JOHANNESBURG — This week Simon Lincoln Reader breathes new life into Johann Rupert’s PowerFM appearance, questioning why he was there in the first place. He also draws comparisons between Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla apology and the Brexit ‘No Confidence’ vote. Both seemingly non-events. Another great read. – Stuart Lowman By Simon Lincoln Reader* Monday Simon Lincoln Reader is based in LondonWhen I was 16, I spent three days working at the Cape Times as a runner. I went to court to watch the trial of the Heidelberg Tavern bombers, met the Mayor and almost accompanied Willem Steenkamp, son of the soldier ... ...
  • Netanyahu Commenting on Palestinian Resistance Operations: They Cannot Uproot Us from ‘Our’ Land!
    The Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the Palestinian resistance’s operations against the Israeli enemy in the occupied Al-Quds and Ramallah, considering that the Palestinians cannot uproot the Israelis from ‘their’ land. The illegitimate usurping entity of ‘Israel’ was established in 1948 of the Palestinian territories, expelling the native residents from their homeland. ‘Israel’ then expanded its occupation in 1967, holding West Bank as well as a number of Arab areas. The Palestinian resistance is a legitimate act aimed at liberating the land and sanctities from the Zionist occupation. Acknowledging that the Palestinian resistance dealt a major blow to ... ...
  • Duo arrested for soliciting R3,500 bribe to write off resident’s debt
    The two suspects are believed to be working for an independent contractor that provides disconnection services for City Power. ... ...
  • Iraq, The Rebuilding of a Nation In the Wake of Sixteen Years of US Sponsored Terrorism and Destruction
    Iraq, which in the years of Saddam Hussein (1979-2003) lived a long period of prosperity and social stability, then recognized by the UN as one of the Arab countries that most respected religious diversity, has now become one of the … The post Iraq, The Rebuilding of a Nation In the Wake of Sixteen Years of US Sponsored Terrorism and Destruction appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • The USA is preparing for a confrontation with Russia and China, by Manlio Dinucci
    The US Commission on the National Defense Strategy was created in 2017 in order to provide Congress with some expertise on the subject. However, its principal source of information is the US Institute of Peace, the equivalent of the NED for the Secretary of Defense. As a result, its bipartisan attitude is in reality the point of view that the Pentagon wants to defend via the Democrat and Republican Parties. ... ...
  • This doesn’t end well
    There are zero prospects of finding a way out of this situation. Nobody is coming to end the occupation, and there will be no end to the violence until the violence of the occupation ends. Israeli security forces at the scene of a shooting attack at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Givat Asaf, in the West Bank, on December 13, 2018. Two soldiers were killed and several others wounded. Photo by (Hadas Parush/Flash90) One of the most depressing things about Israel-Palestine is just how predictable and cyclical the violence can be. The almost-war in Gaza, the new wave of shooting, ... ...
  • A Palestinian driver tried to run over a group of Zionist settlers near the settlement of Ma’ale Halfona: Al-Manar TV
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  • Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh: West Bank has turned the page; resistance will challenge the Zionist occupation
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  • Hezbollah Praises Heroic Operations of Palestinian Resistance in Al-Quds & Ramallah
    Hezbollah hailed the “heroic” operations carried out by the Palestinian resistance in the occupied Jerusalem (Al-Quds) and Ramallah on Thursday, penetrating all the Zionist measures and fortifications, adding that this highlights the strength and upper hand of the resistance. In a statement, Hezbollah also praised the special performance of the Palestinian mujahidin (fighters) and their skillfulness at dealing several blows to the enemy in several positions and at the same time, which also reveals the resistance’s continuous readiness to face the Zionist aggression. “Today’s operations honestly reflect the Palestinians’ choice of adopting resistance as the only path to liberate the ... ...
  • Four Palestinians, two Israeli soldiers killed in a day of violence in the West Bank
    Four Palestinians and two Israelis were killed between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon in a series of attacks and search and arrest operations in the central occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. In the late hours of Wednesday night, Israeli special forces raided the Ramallah-area town of Surda to detain 29-year-old Saleh Omar Barghouthi, who the Israelis claim was responsible for a shooting attack on Sunday near the Ofra settlement that left seven Israelis injured. Barghouthi was reportedly injured while attempting to flee, and later succumbed to his wounds. His body has yet to be returned to his family. Israeli ... ...
  • Africa: U.S. Takes Aim at China With New Africa Strategy
    [VOA] The Trump administration has unveiled a new strategy toward Africa, saying that U.S. interests and priorities must come first in all dealings with the continent. ... ...
  • Africa: Here’s What Africans Searched For On Google In 2018
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -It's been a long 12 months, and before we kick 2018 to the curb, we're looking back at all the trends and topics that you, dear Africans, have been searching for. ... ...
  • Africa: Trump’s Emphatic New Africa Strategy
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Ambassador John Bolton is revealing US President Donald Trump's new Africa strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. ... ...
  • Kenya: Safaricom Lost U.S.$195,000 fo Fraudsters This Year
    [Nairobi News] Safaricom has said it lost Sh 20 million to cyber criminals this year. ... ...
  • The left-right debate in Israel is over the speed of colonization, not how to end it
    “Bibi, it’s time to divorce the Palestinians”, says a banner by the liberal-Zionist organization Commanders for Israel’s Security, which is now up on their main website page, having gone up on billboards across Israel. This organization, endorsed by former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, has been out with a similar campaign last year, with billboards in Arabic featuring Palestinians and Palestinian colors, saying “we are soon the majority”. They thus show a particular taste, or rather lack of it, for gimmicks which are supposed to catch the Israeli nationalist mind – and it is very important to emphasize that this is ... ...
  • Eskom said to mull asset sales as billionaire Motsepe circles
    By Loni Prinsloo (Bloomberg) – Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is considering the sale of smaller assets as the South African state-owned power utility weighs solutions to a liquidity crisis that contributed to a wave of rolling blackouts, according to people familiar with the matter. The supplier of almost all South Africa’s power is in advanced talks to sell its home-loans business, with local billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital Investments Ltd. in line to take some or all of the operation, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the plans are still private. The division, called ... ...