Thursday, January 02, 2020

2 January - Blogs I'm Following - 4 of 5

10:21 pm MST

Telenor's legal notice through the eyes of int'l investment law - 16 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 Telenor, the principal investor of Bangladesh's leading mobile phone operator Grameen Phone, has served a legal notice to the President of Bangladesh seeking arbitration.

Why don't we just… wake up to the threat of ISDS? - 16 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 Commercial ISDS adjudications trump democratically established laws and controls.

Ncell pays Rs 4.5 billion of its total CGT dues - 16 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 The ICSID had issued an interim order directing the government not to take any steps to enforce its decision to collect the outstanding capital gains tax.

L'Algérie perd chaque année 2 milliards de dollars à cause d'un accord avec l'UE - 16 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 Le président de l'Association nationale des exportateurs algériens a affirmé que l'Algérie perd chaque année deux milliards de dollars en termes de fiscalité.

Tonga ready to ratify PACER Plus - 16 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 Tonga's government has committed to ratifying the Pacer Plus trade deal.

Trump signera l'accord commercial partiel avec Pékin le 15 janvier - 16 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 Date? 15 janvier 2020. Lieu ? La Maison Blanche. Le président américain Donald Trump a annoncé la signature prochaine de l'accord commercial partiel conclu avec la Chine.

Trump says US and China will sign trade deal in January - 16 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 President Trump said that the ceremony would be held at the White House on January 15 and that he would go to Beijing to continue discussions about a Phase 2 deal.

US-Japan trade deal takes effect with second round in doubt - 16 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 Under the deal, Japan reduced tariffs on US agricultural products. Japan has much to fear if Trump seeks broader trade pact.

The House Passed a Modest Bill To Lower Drug Prices-- Yesterday, Thanks To Conservative Greed, Moscow Mitch And Trump, Drugs Prices Went Up Across The Board

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*What Blows Up Must Come Down by Nancy Ohanian* Keeping drug prices high has paid off well for conservatives. Both Republicans and faux-Dems-- like former House Majority Leader and anti-health care lobbyist Dick Gephardt, now a DNC Super-delegate who will help select the next Democratic nominee— have become wealthy from the PhRMA bribes. Drug manufacturers-- like Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Amgen, Abbvie, Merck, AstraZeneca, Nephron, Novartis, Sanofi, Allergan, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline and Novo Nordisk and Abbott Labs have spent millions of dollars bribing politicians and buyin... more »

NSC slashes staffing as 2020 New Year’s Resolution

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 16 hours ago
NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ staff to create efficient, tight-lipped White House operation Washington Times Bill Gertz December 31, 2019 The White House National Security Council staff is being downsized sharply in a bid to improve efficiency within the policy coordinating body by consolidating positions and cutting staff. A second, unspoken thrust of the overhaul is a hoped-for end to what many critics see as a string of politically damaging, unauthorized disclosures of sensitive information. Leaks of President Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders and other damaging d... more »

Gigglesnort! - parking edition

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
What happens when the Swiss police encounter the Dark Lord's personal vehicle? Oh, that's priceless! Full marks to the Cantonal Police of Bern in Switzerland for their Yuletide sense of humor. Peter

Trump's stupidity to blame for collapse in US power in Middle East and world, says US academic, NWO alredy eclipsed in key region

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 16 hours ago
*Iraqi militia have withdrawn from the US embassy in Baghdad but the fact they attacked at all is a sign of how much and how swiftly US power, used by the NWO as its muscle, has declined.* *The allies of the world's new superpower China, Iran and Iraq, are now in the ascendancy as a new geopolitical era dawns.* *Wendy R. Sherman, a professor and the director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, has put the blame squarely on Trump's short term thinking. In fact, his handlers are to blame since Trump is just a figure head for the private bankster cartel link... more »

Israeli and German scientists team up to find out how to deactivate human immune system using an Ebola vaccine

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 16 hours ago
* Israeli and German researchers have found a way to deactive the immune system against Ebola disease, it has emerged.* *"In the study, the WIS researchers, along with their colleagues at the University of Cologne, have decoded how this vaccine activates the immune system."* ** ** *That means, the team have also decoded how to deactive the immune system using a vaccine.* *China needs to add the Weizmann Insitute and the Israeli Insitute for Biological Resear... more »

Flashback to 2014 when the Israeli NWO Globalist government had to give 6 million in compensation to Israeli soldiers damaged in secret vaccine trials

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 17 hours ago
*From Haaretx* *Israel to Compensate Soldiers Who Took Part in Anthrax Vaccine Experiments* *Settlement between Defense Ministry and soldiers closes lawsuit, as state admits there were side effects, agrees to pay plaintiffs $6 million.* *Gili Cohen and Revital Hovel Jan 13, 2014 4:00 AM* *The government announced Sunday that it will pay tens of thousands of shekels in reparations to soldiers who participated in anthrax experiments between 1999 and 2005, following the settlement of a lawsuit filed by soldiers against the Defense Ministry.* *The settlement agreement stipulates that... more »

Another useless United Nations challenge

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 17 hours ago Very interesting piece which ends up blaming the U.S. for damage to environment during wars because the 3 writers don't know how to do research. Just search and click on the various civil wars in Africa, like Sudan. I care more about the people who are killed and maimed. I know that forests, cities and farms were destroyed in Sudan, and rivers polluted, but the 2nd civil war killed over 2 million people. And then when the Christians and Muslims separated into north and south, the Christians began another civi... more »

Prince William makes pathetic effort to deflect from his family's role in the NWO plan to wipe out billions, should focus on an out of court settlement for my case

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 17 hours ago
*Eugenicist kingpin Prince William has made a pathetic attempt to position himself as a fighter for humanity at the forefront of the battle to find solutions to the "climate crisis."* ** *Perhaps aware that the NWO plans for depopulation using Ebola and other vaccines have run into a wall, and aware, too, that China with hypersonic has decompartmentalized, Prince William has teamed up with David Attenborough to announce some new prizes for what is actually a pretty old pro... more »

Twenty Years Later – How Did Putin Do?

Geopolitics101 at Covert Geopolitics - 17 hours ago
Twenty years ago a not very well-known Vladimir Putin published an essay “Russia at the turn of the millennium”. It was printed in Nezavisimaya Gazeta and at the Russian government website. The only copy that I can find on the Net in English now is here but I will be referring to the official English … Continue reading Twenty Years Later – How Did Putin Do? →

Links 1/2/2020

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 17 hours ago

2019 one of the safest years for air travel, despite the Ethiopian Airlines crash

Just In - 17 hours ago
A Dutch aviation safety organisation says last year was the seventh-safest year on record for commercial flying, even though Boeing's 737 MAX 8 jets were grounded following a disaster that killed 157 people.

'The water kept rising': Jakarta residents inundated by flooding that killed 30

Erwin Renaldi And Erin Handley at Just In - 17 hours ago
Just after lunch on New Year's Day, Nidya Desianti received a text alert, telling her to evacuate from her Jakarta home. But it was too late to leave.

Thousands flee fire zone as south-east braces for horror weekend: As it happened

Peter Marsh, Liam Butterworth And Yasmin Jeffery at Just In - 17 hours ago
Thousands of people are on the move amid warnings Saturday will bring a repeat of the deadly New Year's Eve firestorms in East Gippsland and NSW's South Coast. A state of emergency will come into force in NSW tomorrow morning. See how the day unfolded.

Ervebo Ebola Vaccine Falls Under the Federal CounterMeasures Injury Compensation Program

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
It can’t get any worse, can it? By Wayne Rohde With the news of the approved Ebola vaccine by the FDA, many questions arise. Will it shed, is it a live virus, will we see Ebola outbreaks on our shores?... more »

China suspends plans for closer business ties with NWO controlled UK

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 17 hours ago
*China has suspended a plan for its stock exchange to cooperate more closely with London's in protest over political interference in Hong Kong.* ** *The move comes as China's economy is set to grow at a stready 6 %, on track for China's economy to become twice the size of the USA s in ten years.* *It's state central bank has injected a fresh 115 billion dollars into the economy ahead of the New Year.* *From media* *China has dealt a blow to Boris Johnson’s attempts to forge new... more »

PLOS ONE retracts a paper first flagged in 2015 — and breaks the 100 retraction barrier for 2019

Adam Marcus at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
A team of researchers in Saudi Arabia, led by an ex-pat from Johns Hopkins University, has lost three papers for problems with the images in their articles. The three retractions pushed the journal — which has become a “major retraction engine” for reasons we explain here — over 100 for 2019. In December, PLOS ONE … Continue reading PLOS ONE retracts a paper first flagged in 2015 — and breaks the 100 retraction barrier for 2019

Life in 2020

LL at Virtual Mirage - 17 hours ago
*For Hardcore Fans of the Franchise* (Maxim) First there was Yoda - and then there was Baby Yoda, which is still trending. Now, if you want the force to be with you on your patio, you can buy Star Wars Tie Fighter chairs. There are also complete furniture sets to make you feel as if you're living on a movie set. I'm sure that this sort of thing will blow out the doors, and I haven't even seen the latest *Star Wars* film. I expect that we may see Baby Yoda team up with Baby Groot (from *Guardians of the Galaxy*) if it sells things that will end up as landfill. Will it be too much ... more »

Washington state removes online map of cannabis businesses in response to recent burglaries

Bart Schaneman at Marijuana Business Daily - 17 hours ago
A recent rash of break-ins at marijuana companies in Washington state has spurred regulators to remove an online map that detailed where cannabis producers and processors were located. “We had a request by some of our stakeholders feeling that having those addresses posted on the website was an easy way for them to be found […] Washington state removes online map of cannabis businesses in response to recent burglaries is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Green civil war in Germany?

David Wojick at CFACT - 17 hours ago
Greenpeace and Green Party cage match! The post Green civil war in Germany? appeared first on CFACT.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Identity Box Vexes College Applicants* As elite colleges and universities seek to be more diverse, there is one section on the Common Application that has become increasingly loaded: the boxes where prospective students are asked about their identity. Students know they face tougher-than-ever odds of admission and feel pressure to answer in a way that gives them an edge, college counselors and families say. Colleges, in turn, are frustrated because they have no way to confirm the information students give. Questions college counselors are encountering from students and their pare... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*New Year message from John Droz* Successful, happy people typically have the wise habit of periodically stepping-back to get a broader perspective as to what’s going on in their life, and society in general. Since we are now not only beginning a New Year, but also a New Decade, it seems that doing such a careful analysis is strongly advisable. You’ll have to decide about the pros and cons of your own life, but here is my perspective as to what is societally going on — what I’m calling the Big Picture. On the one hand, a competent review of the last ten years would indicate that... more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 18 hours ago
*From Zerohedge* *"Veterinary services are implementing virus eradication procedures in this situation," said government officials in Lubartowski county, a region in eastern Poland, at a Tuesday press conference outlining the virus was a subtype of H5N8 bird flu that can spread to people. * *Officials warned that if residents developed common "flu-like" symptoms: fever, chills, headache, coughing, and weakness -- seek immediate medical attention. * ** *WHO says that H5 avian (bird flu) v... more »

Maddow Meltdown: In Defense To OAN Lawsuit, Host Argues Her Words Are Not Facts

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 18 hours ago
Maddow Meltdown: In Defense To OAN Lawsuit, Host Argues Her Words Are Not Facts by Tyler Durden, Back in September, we reported that TV network OAN had filed a lawsuit against Rachel Maddow for the time the host said that OAN “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.” – Now, Maddow finds herself having to come up with …

Islamic State in Nigeria ‘Beheads Christian Hostages’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 18 hours ago
Revelation 6:9-11 New King James Version (NKJV) Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs 9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, …

‘Europe to Wield Power!’ Macron’s Terrifying Plan for EU in 2020 Revealed by Chief Adviser

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 18 hours ago
‘Europe to Wield Power!’ Macron’s Terrifying Plan for EU in 2020 Revealed by Chief Adviser by EMILY FERGUSON, FRENCH PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron plans to introduce significant changes on the EU in 2020 and the years that follow, as his chief adviser reveals he wants to steer the bloc back onto the global stage. – …

Turkey's Economy Is Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Desmond Lachman at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Desmond Lachman* *economy, * The key economic vulnerability highlighted by the IMF is the Turkish corporate sector’s excessive foreign currency indebtedness. Anyone who believes President Erdogan’s assertion that the Turkish economy is out of the woods following its 2018 exchange rate crisis has not read the IMF’s latest Turkish economic report. In that report, the IMF could not have been clearer that Turkey’s high degree of external vulnerability makes it particularly exposed to a change in market sentiment towards the emerging market economies or to adverse domestic and intern... more »

These 5 Navies Are Uncontested On The High Seas

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, World* The world's top fleets. *Key point: *The role of navies worldwide has expanded in the past several decades to include new missions and challenges. It’s a universal truth handed down since antiquity: a country with a coastline has a navy. Big or small, navies worldwide have the same basic mission—to project military might into neighboring waters and beyond. The peacetime role of navies has been more or less the same for thousands of years. Navies protect the homeland, keep shipping routes and lines of communication open, show the flag and deter a... more »

The Army Didn't Waste Its Time on the Beretta M9A3 Gun

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * [image:] Was that the right decision? *Key Point:* It might be an Army reject, but the M9A3 is still available on the civilian market. In 1985, the U.S. Army made an abrupt shift, aging fleet of World War II-era handguns for a foreign model. The Italian-made Beretta M92 was classified the M9 handgun and served with the U.S. Armed Forces for more than thirty years. The U.S. Army recently chose a new handgun, the M17 Modular Handgun System, and excluded a new, updated M9A3 from the ... more »

Pope slaps woman, pyschopathic reaction better than the average Catholic priest

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 18 hours ago
*Boys raped by priests at Satanic parties, cover ups, violence...the ranks of the Catholic clergy are pretty corrupt in 2019 with some honourable exceptions like the Bishops of Kenya, who acted to stop Kenyans taking WHO vaccines laced with sterilisation drugs, a basic duty of any Christian.* more »


Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 18 hours ago
*GREEK FOREIGN MINISTER AND ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IMPLICATED IN COVER UP OF CYPRUS RAPE CASE* *SAME PEOPLE, SAME PATTERN AS IN MY CASE DELTA 15 218 IN GREECE* *FOCUS TURNS TO ROLE OF ISRAEL AND MOSSAD IN MY CASE* *EUGENICIST JEFFREY EPSTEIN REPORTED TO BE MOSSAD OFFICIAL* T*he Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias may have used his influence to pressure the Cyprus police to force the British victim of a gang rape to retract her accusations against Israeli youths, it has emerged.* *The Daily Mail reports that the Greek Foreign Minister was visiting Israel at the time and appe... more »

A Theory or Two of These Grim Times

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 19 hours ago
A theory about why things are a mess.

The Great Russian Election Hacking Myth

TheDarkMan at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The claim that Russia somehow interfered with the 2016 American Presidential election (and was thereby responsible for the ascent of Donald Trump) has been parroted incessantly by both the mainstream media and leading Democrats, including of course Hillary Clinton. While many people believe this claim, Mrs Clinton doesn’t simply blame Russia for her election loss […] More The post The Great Russian Election Hacking Myth appeared first on The Duran .

Make Orwell Fiction Again

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 19 hours ago
Most literate humans in the Western World are familiar with the story of the dystopian world of Winston Smith. The book is designed to make 'The Party' and its machinery of oppression look entirely infallible. A state like his could only exist with loud, constant, and obvious lies, much like the progressive left and their witting enablers in the media push on America today. Orwell knew from his contemporary totalitarians, you had to seize control of truth itself. You had to redefine truth as "whatever we say it is." You had to falsify memories and photos and rewrite histories.... more »

Cyprus rape victim's family should charge Mayor of Jerusalem, police, judge and attorney general for perversion of justice to cover up a crime and set a victim up for a harsh penalty

Jane Burgermeister at BIRDFLU666 WORDPRESS BLOG CONTINUES HERE - 19 hours ago
*In spite of the obvious miscarriage of justice in th Cyprus rape case, the corrupt justice officials are doubling down and the best way to deal with this is to charge them for their crimes officially as my own case Delta 15 218 shows.* *Link to the charges I wrote myself after my lawyer was bribed against corrupt police and prosecutors, charges which were sent by Larisa court to the Supreme Court in Athens.* *The Greek charges.* ** *The original English version I wrote is here.* *https://stpaisiosproj... more »

Rio Police Identify Integralist as Perpetrator of ‘Porta dos Fundos’ Raid

Lachlan Williams at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Civil Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro identified a suspect in the Molotov cocktail raid on the production company Portas dos Fundos' headquarters on December 24th. Eduardo Fauzi Richard Cerquise is president of Rio de Janeiro's FIB (Brazilian Integralist Front) and also a . . . To […] The post Rio Police Identify Integralist as Perpetrator of ‘Porta dos Fundos’ Raid appeared first on The Rio Times.

Last Decade: Bitcoin Was Best Investment; Brazilian Central Bank the Most Active

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the ups and downs in recent years, the Bitcoin (BTC) will close this decade as the best investment possible, according to a report released by Bank of America Securities (BofA). Those who invested US$1 in the world's largest cryptocurrency in 2010 (bitcoin was officially launched in January 2009) today […] The post Last Decade: Bitcoin Was Best Investment; Brazilian Central Bank the Most Active appeared first on The Rio Times.

Prepare Your Umbrella for Rainy, Mild January and February in Brazil’s Northeast

Dorah Feliciano at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This summer, the South Atlantic water temperature condition will lead the cold fronts to move more slowly along the southern and southeastern coasts, helping to increase the potential for rainfall over the continent. Many areas of instability form over the region in January and February, and it often rains constantly. […] The post Prepare Your Umbrella for Rainy, Mild January and February in Brazil’s Northeast appeared first on The Rio Times.

Brazilians Bought More in 2019, Trend Expected to Continue in 2020

Richard Mann at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the expected growth in year-end sales, retail in Brazil is experiencing its best moment since the recession and enters 2020 with the right foot. The good performance achieved in 2019, particularly in the second half of the year, boosted the sector, which invoiced 18.1 percent more on Black Friday […] The post Brazilians Bought More in 2019, Trend Expected to Continue in 2020 appeared first on The Rio Times.

State Police Officer Shot Dead While Trying to Prevent Burglary in São Paulo

Lachlan Williams at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - State Police (PM) officer Rodrigo Rosman Carvalho died after being shot at Forte do Leme Avenue, in São Mateus, on the east side of the capital, around 1:17 PM on Tuesday, December 31st. According to the State Police, two men tried to rob a pedestrian in the region. The state police […] The post State Police Officer Shot Dead While Trying to Prevent Burglary in São Paulo appeared first on The Rio Times.

Q&A Why So Many Climate Skeptics

Hifast at Climate Collections - 19 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: An extensive and documented reply is given at Quora from John Walker, former Laboratory Medical Director/Pathologist (1984-2011). Excerpts in italics with my bolds.(red text is link) Perhaps you really mean “Why are there so many catastrophic anthropogenic CO2 global warming (CAGW) skeptics?” There are very few individuals who are skeptical…

BBC Climate Bias? Tell Me Something New!

Hifast at Climate Collections - 19 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? Talking of BBC climate bias, what turned out to be Christopher Booker’s last climate column just under a year ago summed up perfectly everything that is wrong with the BBC: ? ? How ironic it was last week to hear the…

No, Greenland Is Not Approaching A Melting ‘Tipping Point’

Hifast at Climate Collections - 19 hours ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: By James Taylor ~ An article on the climate activist website Inside Climate News ( claims Greenland is perilously close to a tipping point that will destabilize the Greenland ice sheet and result in substantial ice melt and sea level rise. The ice sheet’s stability through much warmer…

Can't Get Enough Of Pistol Caliber Rifles? These Five Will Impress You

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * The best of the best. *Key point: *Pistol caliber carbines are not new. One of the more unorthodox-looking weapons on the market is the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 carbine. Like the Cx4, the Sub-2000 looks like a pistol with an elongated barrel and shoulder stock, with a magazine well in the grip. It also features Picatinny accessory rails above and below the barrel. The explosion of interest in the modern sporting rifle, as well as the natural pace of industry innovation, has driven the firearms industry to field semi-automatic rifles in an increasingly broad ... more »

We Broke Down the Last Decade of Climate Change in 7 Charts

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 20 hours ago
Some key climate change factoids.

New Zealand-Singapore upgraded economic agreement ratified - 20 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 The upgraded Agreement between New Zealand and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership (ANZSCEP) has been ratified by the two nations and will enter into force on Jan 1, 2020.

Second phase of China, Pakistan FTA effective from today - 20 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 The second phase of China Pakistan Free trade Agreement (CPFTA-II) has initiated from today January 1, 2020.

India-Mauritius FTA nears finalisation - 20 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 The proposed free trade agreement between India and Mauritius is nearing finalisation as both the sides have concluded the negotiations for the pact.

Negotiations on FTA between Pakistan, Thailand in final stage: Kamboh - 20 hours ago
02-Jan-2020 Negotiations on FTA between Pakistan and Thailand are in final stage, however, Pakistani exports must prepare themselves right now to penetrate deep into the South East Asian markets through Thailand with full preparedness.

This Was How A Soviet Helicopter Was Stolen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*FoxTrotAlpha: **How To Steal A Soviet Helicopter* Deep in the Sahel, as Muammar Qaddafi’s Libya exploited instability in Chad to expand its territory, a daring operation took place to obtain one of the Soviet Union’s most advanced attack helicopters. It was a complex plan involving Chadian rebel groups as well as French and American soldiers and spies, but it worked. A Libyan Mi-24 Hind had been abandoned in a forward base not far from the frontier between Libya and Chad that had now been secured by Western-backed Chadian rebels. Though the helicopter was now in friendly hands, i... more »

Fires could break containment lines in SA as temperatures soar, CFS warns

Just In - 20 hours ago
The Country Fire Service says fires which break out in extreme heat and gusty conditions across South Australia tomorrow could spread rapidly, and is urging residents to prepare for more danger.

South Coast fire victims exploited by 'despicable' scammers

Michael Black at Just In - 20 hours ago
Less than a day after father and son Robert and Patrick Salway died at Cobargo on the NSW South Coast, scammers set up an online fundraising campaign to solicit donations from members of the public.

Need inspiration for your 2020 fitness goals? Meet the woman who ran across Australia

Emily Olson at Just In - 20 hours ago
Running through the desert was "mentally maddening" but, for the 33-year-old American, the harder part was doing something first and foremost for herself.

WA bushfire alert downgraded, but vital east-west national highway remains closed

Just In - 20 hours ago
The alert level for a bushfire which flared near the Balladonia Roadhouse in Western Australia's south-east has been downgraded, but an important link road between Perth and Adelaide remains closed and is not expected to re-open for at least five days.

'When it gets smoky, we're coming off': Tim Paine says officials watching air quality for Sydney Test

Just In - 20 hours ago
The Australian skipper backs officials to make the right call, but admits that if air quality deteriorates, it could result in a loss of play at the third Test against New Zealand, starting at the SCG tomorrow.

Adelaide nightclub slammed over response to sexual harassment allegations

Just In - 20 hours ago
An Adelaide nightclub is under fire on social media over its response to allegations a woman was ejected from the venue after she was sexually harassed by a male patron.

SMS alerts urge north-east Victoria residents to evacuate

Just In - 20 hours ago
Residents and tourists in parts of north-east Victoria are sent SMS alerts urging them to evacuate as soon as possible, amid fears major bushfires in the area could merge with those across the NSW border to form one giant blaze.

Towns told 'we need to evacuate' before fire risk intensifies in Gippsland

Just In - 20 hours ago
Victorian authorities ramp up efforts to reach and evacuate cut-off communities in East Gippsland, where 17 people remain missing after destructive bushfires tore through the region.

Palestinians Decry ICC Prosecutor’s Delay of Israeli War Crimes Investigation

Marjorie Cohn at Marjorie Cohn - 20 hours ago
In a significant development for Israeli accountability, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeks to launch an investigation into war crimes committed in Palestine. But she has established an unnecessary and politically suspect condition to slow down the process. Following a five-year preliminary examination, Bensouda found a reasonable basis to mount... Read more »

Sweden Dodged A Bullet By Not Building This Nuclear Submarine

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, Europe* It wasn't safe. *Key point:* The reactor had an insufficient amount of nuclear shielding. In terms of modern diesel-electric submarines, it’s hard to beat Sweden. In 2005, one of them — the 200-foot-long HMS Gotland — sneaked up and virtually destroyed the American Nimitz-class carrier USS Ronald Reagan in a simulated war game. That was due in part to the ultra-quiet Stirling engines that power the Gotland. The Swedish navy, while small, has long reserved funds for submarines given its location and the likely direction of conflict. There ar... more »

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