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Le Pen: ‘I’ll Put An End To Brussels Superpower’

Should Marine Le Pen win a chance to enter the Elysée Palace, her first official trip would be not to Washington, but to the EU headquarters, to signal that Brussels’ superpower has finally come to an end, France’s far-right presidential candidate said. “My first trip will be to Brussels to explain to them that I […]

US To Introduce Hong Kong Human Rights Act

In response to the disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers in 2015, the United States Congress will soon introduce a human rights act on Hong Kong, reported the South China Morning Post. Republican Senator Marco Rubio — a co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China — confirmed news of the impending act. “I look […]

US Helping India Track Chinese Submarines

NEW DELHI: India and the United States are working together to track Chinese submarines in the Arabian Sea zone, India’s Business Standard newspaper said on Thursday. India does not approve of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that will service the Gwadar port, which sits strategically between the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf. The […]

U.S. President-Elect Trump “Going To Fail”: Soros

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Billionaire investor George Soros said Thursday the U.S. President-elect is “going to fail”. During a speech in Davos, the venue for the World Economic Forum, Soros called Trump a “would-be-dictator”, saying he was “gearing up for a trade war”. A trade war […]

Tanzania Takes Over FETÖ-Run Schools In The Country

Tanzanian authorities have dealt with the issue of taking over Gülenist Terror Group-linked (FETÖ) schools in the country, a Turkish diplomat has said. “We have been informed that control of most of the FETÖ schools has been transferred to Tanzanian nationals,” Yasemin Eralp, Turkish ambassador to Tanzania told Anadolu Agency, adding that FETÖ had 11 […]

9 Incredible Things We Learnt From The CIA’s Declassified Documents – Aliens, Psychic Powers And Invisible Ink Recipes

he CIA has just released around 13 million pages of declassified documents online spanning from the 1940s to the 1990s – so what have we learnt? Discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, information on Nazi war criminals and Cold War surveillance are among the trove of documents released under the Freedom of Information Act after pressure from […]

Here’s How Google Tracks You (And What You Can Do About It)

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? It’s because you are – and, as Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins details, for a rough proxy of this, use the browser extension Ghostery to see how many tracking scripts are watching you on a typical media site. (It doesn’t work for everything, but a large media site like has 50+ trackers, with 40 of […]

South Ossetia Keeps Its Military, For Now

South Ossetia’s armed forces will become part of the Russian armed forces but will retain separate units, the self-declared republic’s authorities have announced. The plan appears to be a compromise worked out between the de facto leadership in Tskhinvali and their patrons in Moscow. The fate of South Ossetia’s modest military (numbering about 800 troops) […]

Editorial- Terrorism: How the Israeli State Was Won

Good evening, thank you so much for taking time out of what I know are your busy schedules to be here now. My thanks to Jenny Tonge for making this meeting possible; and I would like to thank three people without whom the book would not exist: Karl Sabbagh, my publisher; Ghada Karmi, who inspired […]

Editorial- What game is Russia playing in Libya?

The Russian military hosted Khalifa Hifter, the general loyal to the eastern Libyan government, onboard the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov on Jan. 11. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Hifter was given a tour of the aircraft carrier before holding a videoconference with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to discuss ways in which Russia can help with counterterrorism. Later, Hifter reportedly signed a memorandum […]

What’s Really Behind US Claims of “Russian Hacking?”

January 19, 2016 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – Despite great effort recently put into bolstering the credibility of the “American intelligence community” in the wake of their assessment regarding alleged “Russian hacking,” it should be remembered that this same “community” intentionally and maliciously fabricated a myriad of lies surrounding so-called weapons of mass destruction in Iraq […]

2030 Agenda: Your Data Is ‘Critical’ To Implementation

The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum is set to kick off in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 January 2017, with the aim of increasing political and resource support for statistical capacity building worldwide. “Talking about data, statistics – these are very important subjects for the Member States, right from the beginning – day […]

It’s About To Get Even Easier to Hide on the Dark Web

SITES ON THE so-called dark web, or darknet, typically operate under what seems like a privacy paradox: While anyone who knows a dark web site’s address can visit it, no one can figure out who hosts that site, or where. It hides in plain sight. But changes coming to the anonymity tools underlying the darknet promise […]

OSCE Reports Fresh Upsurge In Violence In E. Ukraine

KIEV, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — Violence has resumed in eastern Ukraine after a period of relative calm that was established during the winter holidays,the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday. Recently, the OSCE special monitoring mission to Ukraine has recorded a notable increase in the use of weapons, which are […]

Editorial- Obama’s Unnecessary Wars and ‘Humanitarian’ Interventionism

Earlier this week, I said that Obama’s legacy was war without end. I said that because I think that will be his most enduring foreign policy legacy, and because it is the part of his record that receives relatively little attention. What I didn’t mention in the previous post was that every war that the U.S. started […]