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  • Kenya: Wife Missing Senator Malala After One Day Stay in Police Cell
    [Nairobi News] Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has been denied the right to see his family and medical attention, his lawyer has said. ... ...
  • Nigeria: Yemi Alade – the Rise of a Woman of Steel
    [Guardian] When we reached out to Yemi Alade for a cover shoot, she described her style to us: power, class and style. ... ...
  • Kenya: Chiko Lawi Primed to Replace Marawa At Supersport
    [Nairobi News] Kenyan sports journalist Chiko Lawi could be about to make a comeback at SuperSport, as a replacement for the departed Robert Marawa. ... ...
  • Kenya: How Mbogi Konnection Is Spreading Their Cultural Message to the Youth
    [Nairobi News] They say music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. ... ...
  • US Sails Another Destroyer to South China Sea as Trade War Reaches Peak
    The disputed South China Sea is just one of a number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship, which also include a raging trade war, with Washington imposing new tariffs and Beijing responding with tit-for-tat measures last week, as well as the US blacklisting Huawei tech giant. ... ...
  • Schwarzenegger Will Not Press Charges After Attack During Africa Trip
    On Saturday, actor and fmr. California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked while visiting a competition in Johannesburg. The attacker, whose name wasn't disclosed, broke through the guards surrounding the 71-year-old actor and drop-kicked him in the back with a two-foot jump while he was taking pictures with participants of the competition. ... ...
  • Pakistan’s Army to Deploy Division to Protect Economic Corridor With China
    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is set to become a crucial leg of the broader Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing's mega-project aiming to enhance "all-around connectivity through infrastructure construction". ... ...
  • Outrage as Swedish TV Channel Stops ‘Swexit’ Ad Ahead of EU Parliament Vote
    The ad features the word 'Swexit' and had been expected to reach over two and a half million viewers. The right-wing Alternative for Sweden party has called this "the most meddling so far" in the EU election. ... ...
  • Kodwa: Rape allegations have made me stronger
    The woman who accused ANC head of the president Zizi Kodwa of raping her at a private function in April last year has withdrawn her complaint against him. ... ...
  • South Africans hurt in Giza blast expected back home on Monday
    The group, along with other tourists, were travelling on a bus to the famed Giza pyramids when they came under attack on Sunday. ... ...
  • Cape Town refugee office remains closed after almost 7 years
    In 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered the Department of Home Affairs to open a new refugee facility by the end of March 2018. More than a year later, the centre has still not been opened. ... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • Arms Deal saga: Will High Court grant Jacob Zuma stay of prosecution?
    From allegations of political interference to claims of leaks in the media, and pretrial irregularities – former President Jacob Zuma has in the past provided several reasons to stave off the corruption charges against him. ... ...
  • 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. ... ...
  • India’s PM Modi secures second 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 country’s general election by a substantial margin, multiple exit polls suggest. 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 ... ...
  • 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). ... ...
  • Gun-loving Swiss agree to harsher firearms control to avoid Schengen tensions
    In a national referendum, Switzerland overwhelmingly voted to approve tighter gun control measures and bring them more in line with stricter EU rules following a number of terrorist incidents across Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • Texas Baptist Church Opens New Sanctuary After 2017 Mass Shooting
    In 2017, a gunman entered First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 and injuring 20. A new church building opened, as the small town still struggles with what happened and why. ... ...
  • Sutherland Springs Baptist Church Reopens After 2017 Mass Shooting
    In 2017, a gunman entered First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 and injuring 20. The church reopened Sunday, as the small town still struggles with what happened and why. ... ...
  • ‘We Were Speechless’: Robert F. Smith Pledges To Clear Morehouse Grads’ Student Debt
    The billionaire surprised the Morehouse College Class of 2019 at their graduation by pledging to pay off their student loans. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with recent Morehouse graduate Kamal Medlock. ... ...
  • Former Catholic Priest Calls To ‘Abolish The Priesthood’
    NPR's Michel Martin speaks with writer James Carroll, a former Catholic priest, about his piece in The Atlantic entitled "Abolish the Priesthood." ... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • The MoA Week In Review – OT 2019-28
    Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: May 13 - Syria - OPCW Engineering Assessment: The Douma 'Chemical Weapon Attack' Was Staged See also: Rob Slane at The Blogmire - The Sinking Credibility of the Organisation for the Prohibition of ... ...
  • Why The Takedown Of Christian Strache Will Strengthen The Right
    During the last days a right wing politician in Austria was taken down by using an elaborate sting. Until Friday Christian Strache was leader of the far right (but not fascist) Freedom Party of Austria (FPOe) and the Vice Chancellor ... ...
  • 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. ... ...
  • Saudi’s Jubeir Repeats Anti-Iran Allegations
    Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir repeated on Sunday accusations against Iran, saying that Riyadh “wants stability” in the region. “The kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not want a war in the region nor does it seek that,” Minister al-Jubeir told a news conference on Sunday. “It will do what it can to prevent this war and at the same time it reaffirms that in the event the other side chooses war, the kingdom will respond with all force and determination, and it will defend itself and its interests.” Al-Jubeir accused Tehran of “sponsoring terrorism and interfering ... ...
  • “We’re Sitting by Phone Waiting for Iran to Call”: US Official
    The United States is “sitting by the phone” but has heard no message yet from Iran that it is willing to accept President Donald Trump’s overtures for direct talks, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday, according to Reuters. “We think they should de-escalate and come to negotiations,” the official, who declined to be identified, told a small group of reporters Reuters reported on Saturday. Last week it was reported that after Trump publicly appealed to Iran to call him amid heightened tensions with Tehran, the White House contacted the Swiss to share the phone number. Asked if there ... ...
  • 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. ... ...
  • Anti-Trump Former CIA Chief Brennan Invited to Discuss Iran
    Former CIA director John Brennan is due to brief House Democrats on the situation in Iran next Tuesday, the Associated Press quoted unnamed sources as saying. The private caucus meeting will also be attended by Wendy Sherman, a former State Department official who was the top negotiator of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The sources said that the gathering “offers counter-programming” to the Trump administration’s closed-door Capitol Hill briefing for lawmakers, which is also slated for Tuesday. Brennan’s briefing comes amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran. The Islamic Republic earlier this month announced suspension of its participation in the ... ...
  • Sudan protesters want civilian as head of new ruling body
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  • 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. ... ...