Latest Articles: International News
Dragon-elephant showdown not inevitable
Post Date: 2017-07-23 23:23:53 by Anthem
Behind the ongoing border standoff caused by Indian troops' trespass into Chinese territory, is an ill-conceived notion of dragon-elephant rivalry that has grown into a major global topic. Where does the confrontational idea come from? The China-India comparison emerged as early as in the 2000s, and was elaborated by scholars and media from the United States and Britain. The book "The Dragon and the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order", written by Sunday Times journalist David Smith, formally presented the idea to the world. The Financial Times even has a special page for "dragon-elephant rivalry." It is fair to say that the concept of China and India ...
Top 10 Chinese tech and engineering marvels
Post Date: 2017-07-23 21:35:56 by Anthem
1. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge The assembly of the first curved section of the underwater tunnel for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge was successfully completed on Oct. 8, 2016. Hailed by The Guardian as "one of the seven modern wonders in the world," it is the world's longest bridge currently under construction. Starting from Lantau Island in Hong Kong, the Y-shaped bridge will boast a total length of about 55 kilometers, including a 6.7-kilometer underwater tunnel and a 23-kilometer bridge over the sea. Artificial islands will be built at both ends of the tunnel to allow for the passage of large ships. The bridge will serve as an important channel linking Hong Kong, ...
During Abbas's visit, China proposes peace through development in Middle East
Post Date: 2017-07-23 16:23:45 by Anthem
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has concluded his state visit to China, during which Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward a new four-point proposal on the Palestine issue. Analysts said that Abbas paid his visit to China, from July 17-20, at a time when the Palestine-Israel peace talks remain stalled, U.S. President Donald Trump's policies towards Palestine and Israel remain elusive, and China is pushing the Belt and Road Initiative in the Middle East. Currently, the Palestine issue seems to have been marginalized as frequent conflicts have been popping up in the Middle East in recent years after the last round of peace talks between Israel and Palestine stalled in 2014. ...
Hungary's leader: EU and Soros seek to "Muslimize" Europe
Post Date: 2017-07-23 09:15:14 by Tooconservative
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros are seeking a "new, mixed, Muslimized Europe," Hungary's anti-migration prime minister said Saturday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said during a visit to Romania that Hungary's border fences, supported by other Central European countries, will block the EU-Soros effort to increase Muslim migration into Europe. While Hungary opposed taking in migrants "who could change the country's cultural identity," Orban said under his leadership, Hungary would remain a place where "Western European Christians will always be able to find security." Orban, who will ...
“I’ve Done A Bad Thing” 5-year-old Girl Bursts into Tears As Cops Fine Her for Lemonade Stand
Post Date: 2017-07-21 20:23:20 by Deckard
Common sense, among those who work inside the state, is a rare commodity. Agents of the state, like those who work in law enforcement, often become so blinded to reality by just doing my job they throw logic and reason to the wayside, choosing authority and force instead. Nothing highlights this blind order following quite like police tormenting a five-year-old girl and issuing her a citation for the crime of selling lemonade without a permit. She just wanted to put a smile on peoples faces. She was really proud of herself, Andre Spicer, the father of the five-year-old girl who all of the sudden found herself on the receiving end of the police state over ...
Bad Leadership 101: Toronto Man Builds Stairway for $550 Instead of $65,000 -- and the City Blocks It
Post Date: 2017-07-20 14:30:01 by Deckard
Adi Astl's stairs made things much safer. That wasn't good enough for city government. As a leader, what should you do when someone thinks outside the box, ignores the rules, and solves a pressing problem for $64,450 less than expected? However you respond, don't do what the City of Toronto just did. Tom Riley Park is frequented daily by mothers with baby strollers, people practicing yoga, bike riders, dog walkers, and members of a community garden. Although the park has an official entrance, many people take the most direct path into the park from its parking lot, which means walking down a steep slope. Until recently, that path had only a yellow rope to hang onto to keep ...
Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead
Post Date: 2017-07-19 09:30:58 by Deckard
The mainstream medias silence over Klaus Eberweins death is deafening. Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week. He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50. The circumstances surrounding Eberweins death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dades medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is gunshot to the head. Eberweins death has been registered as suicide by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was ...
International Election Digest
Post Date: 2017-07-16 22:30:33 by Anthem
Leading Off ● Francelegislature (June 11 & 18) La République en Marche! ("The Republic Onwards!," or REM), the new centrist political party created by recently elected French President Emmanuel Macron, secured a solid majority in France's powerful lower house of parliament in last month's runoffs. That follows REM's dominant first-round result, which we previously covered in detail. Although many polls predicted a more lopsided result, REM fell somewhat short of expectations, winning 53 percent of all seats in the National Assembly. However, another centrist party called MoDem won seven percent, giving the two allies a combined ...
UK Hasidic school faced with closure for not teaching LGBT
Post Date: 2017-07-16 17:48:10 by IbJensen
b>Girls elementary school fails three inspections despite being praised for inspiring pupils with enthusiasm An ultra-Orthodox girls elementary school in London may be forced to close after failing to meet government standards because it does not teach about homosexuality and transgender issues. The Vishnitz Girls School, a private elementary school in the London suburb of Stamford Hill, failed three consecutive inspections from UKs Office for Standards in Education, Childrens Services and Skills (Ofsted) according to a report released last month. Although the school received a positive review in almost every area, it failed the inspection because ...
'Mountain of God' Volcano Preparing to Erupt
Post Date: 2017-07-15 18:23:14 by cranky
The East African peak looms over a modern city as well as three major sites featuring signs of early humans. An aerial view shows erosion on Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania. An active volcano in northeastern Tanzania known to the Maasai as the Mountain of God has been quietly rumblingand it is showing signs that an eruption is imminent. Known as Ol Doinyo Lengai, the 7,650-foot-tall peak is the only known active volcano that belches out lava rich with a type of rock called carbonatite. This thin, silvery lava can flow faster than a person can run. (Read more about the volcano from our January 2003 issue.) The volcano is some 70 miles from the city of Arusha and is ...
Jet engine blast kills woman on Caribbean beach
Post Date: 2017-07-14 11:14:59 by Deckard
A 57-year-old New Zealand woman died Wednesday after being knocked over by the blast of air released from a jet engine at a beach in St. Maarten, a Caribbean island known for its main airport's extremely close proximity to the beach.ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Police said in a statement that Emergency Central Dispatch in St. Maarten, a Dutch constituent country, received the first of several phone calls reporting the incident at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and that the victim died shortly after arriving at a hospital. YouTube videos of tourists at the beach, clinging to a fence that runs along the intersection of an area between the shore and a runway at Princess Juliana ...
French Archbishop on ‘the Great Replacement’: ‘Muslims Calmly Tell You France Will Be Theirs One Day’
Post Date: 2017-07-11 18:24:29 by cranky
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Miguel Cabrera speaks out on death threats, bribes paid to protect his mom from kidnapping
Post Date: 2017-07-11 10:39:14 by Deckard
Miguel Cabrera spoke out on the crisis in Venezuela and threats to his family in a series of videos posted on Monday (photo by Mike Mulholland, MLive). DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is speaking out more forcefully than ever before about the ongoing crisis in his native Venezuela, breaking what he said was his long-standing rule against meddling in politics. In a series of free-wheeling videos posted on Monday to the "stories" section of his Instagram account, Cabrera blasted the corruption of Venezuela's government, voiced his support for protesters and spoke of threats against his family that required him to pay vacunas, or protection money. The passionate ...
Trump Is Dragging Down America
Post Date: 2017-07-10 13:20:59 by Willie Green
Just when you think youve seen it all, out comes another Donald Trump tweet, or tweetstorm, to prove you wrong. On Sunday morning, Americas forty-fifth President, having just returned to Washington from the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, pronounced his trip a great success for the United States.It says something about Trumps grip on reality that he could reach such a conclusion after a summit in which he and the rest of the U.S. delegation were utterly isolated on major issues such as climate change and international trade. In fact, the only way that German Chancellor Angela Merkels diplomatic sherpas were able to cobble together a communiqué ...
After Trump Bows to Saudis, Decision to Release Evidence of Saudis Funding 9/11 Gets Reversed
Post Date: 2017-07-09 17:15:31 by Deckard
By Rachel Blevins President Trumps change in attitude towards Saudi Arabia has apparently had a trickle-down effect, as a federal judge in Miami has reversed her decision to push for the release of crucial documents revealing information on the funding of the 9/11 attacks. Judge Cecilia Altonaga is now ruling in favor of the FBI, granting the agencys request to keep large portions of a slide show titled Overview of the 9/11 Investigation secret from the public. The presentation Altonaga is now helping to keep private, includes sections on Funding of the 9/11 Attacks, Early to Mid-2001 Additional Funding, Early to Mid-2000: ...
Dinner diplomacy: Melania Trump sits beside Putin at G20 banquet after her husband confronted him on hacking the election - which Russian leader flatly denied
Post Date: 2017-07-08 07:14:28 by IbJensen
At a Friday night dinner at the G20, first lady Melania Trump was seated next to Russian President Vladimir Putin Earlier Friday, Putin met with Melania's husband, President Donald Trump, for the first time - at a meeting that lasted two and a half hours President Trump brought up Russia's role in hacking the 2016 presidential election, which Putin quickly denied After spending two and a half hours speaking to President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin had dinner seated beside the American leader's wife, Melania. The Trumps both met Putin for the first time on Friday, as the world's top leaders gathered in Hamburg, Germany at the G20. President ...
END OF WORLD WARNING: Watch biggest explosion EVER on Moon as NASA warns we could be next
Post Date: 2017-07-07 14:52:25 by cranky
A METEOR with the explosive power of TEN cruise missiles has struck the Moon sparking a massive explosion visible with the naked eye. And terrifyingly the 56,000 mph collision captured by NASA scientists highlighting the catastrophic danger planet earth faces from similar meteors was caused by a space rock weighing no more than 88 lbs (40 kilos). Despite the meteors tiny proportions about the size of a small boulder and the weight of an average 10-year-old boy the impact damage was colossal and the explosion shone with the brightness of a magnitude 4 star. The moon was struck by a meteor creating the an explosion visible with the naked eye A ...
EXCLUSIVE: Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate Data
Post Date: 2017-07-06 17:17:30 by cranky
Planet Earth in flames, Global warming concept. Elements of this image furnished by NASAA new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever despite current claims of record setting warming, according to a study published June 27 by two scientists and a veteran statistician. The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UKs Met Office, all ...
Poland Buying American Patriot Missile System, Trump Set to Announce
Post Date: 2017-07-06 13:16:14 by Tooconservative
How many Polacks does it take to shoot down a Russky ballistic missile? The Trump administration will announce Thursday an agreement with the government of Poland to sell the Eastern European ally American-manufactured surface-to-air missile systems. The agreement comes seven years after the Obama administration removed a group of missile launchers from near the Russian border with Poland after Moscow objected to their placement. According to Trump administration officials, the president and his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, will announce the countries have signed a memorandum of understanding that will move forward with Polands acquisition of an unknown number of Patriot ...
Vatican police 'break up gay orgy' at home of one of Pope Francis' advisors
Post Date: 2017-07-06 06:53:46 by IbJensen
The flat belonged to the Holy Office - which is in charge of tackling sexual abuse amongst the clergy Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Franciss key advisers, it has been claimed. The flat belonged to the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, or Holy Office, which is in charge of tackling sexual abuse amongst the clergy. Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio - a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope. Coccopalmerio heads the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts and was said to have once recommended his secretary for a promotion to bishop. ...
Kaepernick, Born in Wisconsin, REJECTS the USA, Claims Ghana is His Â“HomeÂ”
Post Date: 2017-07-05 07:03:09 by Gatlin
Good grief. If Colin Kaepernick was down to a 1% change of getting signed by a NFL football team, he might now be down to 0%. To get this story straight, spoiled brat Kaepernick is born in Wisconsin, raised by two incredibly nice white parents and allowed to become a millionaire in the U.S. capitalist system by playing footaball. However, as he has made it abundantly clear, he hates the United States and now has gone even FURTHER, by calling Ghana his true home. From TheScore While the NFL world continues to debate whether Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent because of his national anthem protests, the quarterback is focused on learning more about his heritage. ...
North Korea Launches Its First Ever ICBM, "Can Reach Alaska"
Post Date: 2017-07-04 18:18:28 by hondo68
There was something different - and symbolic - about last night's North Korean ballistic missile launch which not coincidentally took place on US Independence Day, because shortly after the event, North Korea announced it would have an important announcement to make. This time it did not disappoint, when the country declared that it had successfully tested its first intermediate-range intercontinental ballistic missile which flew for a record time/altitude for the rogue state, and is seen as a "watershed moment" in its push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the mainland United States. North Korea, it said, was now "a full-fledged nuclear power that has been ...
Doctors boycott British Medical Association over abortion vote
Post Date: 2017-07-04 17:24:12 by Anthem
Some doctors are quitting the union, saying it has been 'hijacked' by people pushing an 'extreme' agenda Doctors are boycotting the British Medical Association after it backed a campaign for abortion up to birth.A number of doctors have contacted the press to express their shock at a new policy in favour of stripping criminal sanctions from British abortion law.Motion 50 was adopted at a meeting in Bournemouth last week by a two-thirds majority in spite of more than 1,500 doctors writing to the BMA to warn executives that it would damage the reputation of their union.They told their trade union that if these measures were to be implemented, it ...
Austria to control Italy border, send armoured vehicles to block migrants: ministry
Post Date: 2017-07-04 16:39:33 by Justified
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Austria has moved four armoured vehicles close to its border with Italy to guard against migrants and will likely set up controls on a key trade crossing "very soon", defence ministry officials said on Tuesday. The planned controls will include the busy Alpine Brenner pass, a defence ministry spokesman said - a move that Italy warned last year would break EU rules on free movement. "I expect border controls will be introduced very soon," Defence Minister Peter Doskozil told daily newspaper Kronenzeitung in an interview published on Tuesday. Both Italy and Austria are members of the European Union's Schengen open-border zone, but free movement ...
Controversial General Patton was murdered to cover up secret deal between U.S. and U.S.S.R., new book claims (LF POLL: Do you believe t?)
Post Date: 2017-07-04 14:17:52 by Liberator
(*NOTE -- This story (another version o it) ran on July 3, 2017. The headline and story keep on changing. I have been thrown offline 6 times before posting it.) George S. Patton, America's greatest combat general of the Second World War, was assassinated after the conflict with the connivance of US leaders, according to a new book. The newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, reveal that American spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to expose allied collusion with the Russians that cost American lives. The death of General Patton in December 1945, is one of the enduring ...
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