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China’s interest in Pacific trade deal sets stage for new US showdown after Xi Jinping ups the ante | South China Morning Post

China’s interest in Pacific trade deal sets stage for new US showdown after Xi Jinping ups the ante | South China Morning Post

on November 27, 2020, 7:02 AM / in International News

Xi Jinping’s statement of intent on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has caught the eye of member states Analysts say Joe Biden’s election sparked firming up of Beijing’s interest, but uncertainty remains as to the US direction of travel under new administration On the heels of signing the world’s biggest free trade deal, President Xi Jinping’s […]

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Report: Afghanistan’s Booming Meth Industry May Rival Its Heroin Trade

Report: Afghanistan’s Booming Meth Industry May Rival Its Heroin Trade

on November 25, 2020, 7:25 AM / in International News

Afghanistan is emerging as a significant global producer of methamphetamine, according to a study published on Tuesday by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Afghan drug traffickers have in recent years discovered that the ephedra plant — commonly found growing wild in certain parts of the country — can be used to create ephedrine, the key component of the […]

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U.S newspapers got paid millions to publish Chinese propaganda

on November 24, 2020, 8:05 AM / in International News, National News

By WND News Services An English-language newspaper controlled by the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda department paid U.S. media companies nearly $2 million for printing and advertising expenses over the past six months, even amid heightened scrutiny over Beijing’s disinformation efforts in the West. China Daily paid The Wall Street Journal more than $85,000 and the Los Angeles Times $340,000 for advertising […]

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Americans Have Billions Invested in Companies With Ties to Chinese Military

Americans Have Billions Invested in Companies With Ties to Chinese Military

on November 24, 2020, 6:55 AM / in International News

News Analysis |  Epoch Times President Donald Trump’s latest executive order bars U.S. investors from holding ownership stakes in a list of 31 Chinese companies designated to have ties with various Chinese Communist Party (CCP) military apparatuses. This order, while somewhat limited in scope, ensnares several well-known Chinese companies, including non-public companies such as Huawei and publicly traded companies such as China […]

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Ethiopia gives Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender

Ethiopia gives Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender

on November 23, 2020, 6:47 AM / in International News

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday told Tigrayan regional forces to surrender within 72 hours or face a military offensive against the regional capital of Mekelle, where the rebels are based. “We urge you to surrender peacefully within 72 hours, recognizing that you are at the point of no return,” Abiy said via Twitter on Sunday night. Tigrayan forces […]

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U.S. withdraws from Open Skies treaty

U.S. withdraws from Open Skies treaty

on November 23, 2020, 6:43 AM / in International News, National News

The Trump administration on Sunday officially withdrew from the Open Skies treaty, State Department deputy spokesman Cale Brown said in a statement. The decades-old, 34-nation pact was meant to reduce the chances of an accidental war by letting the participating countries conduct reconnaissance flights over allies’ territory. President Trump started the six-month withdrawal process earlier this year when he announced […]

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New Danish Study: Face Masks Don’t Protect Against Covid

New Danish Study: Face Masks Don’t Protect Against Covid

on November 20, 2020, 8:07 AM / in International News

H/T to Lucy This Danish study proves what many medical professionals have stated all along: Face masks are useless against the spread of a virus. It’s time to pop the Technocrat coup d’etat bubble once and for all. ⁃ TN Editor Few issues are more contentious in modern American life than mandatory mask orders. And the debate is about to […]

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Senior doc says Alberta politicians “playing medicine”, media driving “hysteria”

Senior doc says Alberta politicians “playing medicine”, media driving “hysteria”

on November 20, 2020, 7:04 AM / in International News, National News

Dr. Roger Hodkinson says the virus is no worse than a “bad flu, that masks are “useless”, and that lockdowns are driving suicides. A top Edmonton doctor in virology says Albertans “are being led down the garden path” by government health officials in their efforts to stop the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Roger Hodkinson says the virus is no worse than […]

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France’s Macron issues ‘republican values’ ultimatum to Muslim leaders – BBC News

France’s Macron issues ‘republican values’ ultimatum to Muslim leaders – BBC News

on November 20, 2020, 6:58 AM / in International News

On Wednesday he gave the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) a 15-day ultimatum to accept the charter. The CFCM has agreed to create a National Council of Imams, which will reportedly issue imams with official accreditation which could be withdrawn. It follows three suspected Islamist attacks in little more than a month. The charter will state that Islam […]

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National Guard soldier killed herself after being gang-raped by colleagues: mom

National Guard soldier killed herself after being gang-raped by colleagues: mom

on November 19, 2020, 8:39 AM / in International News, National News

By Natalie O’Neill  A devoted Army National Guard soldier killed herself after she reported being sexually assaulted on the job — but the military branch did nothing to help, according to her mom. “To think that that’s what took her life — that’s what broke her,” Debbie Robinson, the mother of officer Morgan Robinson, told CBS Evening News. “They wanted her body. […]

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‘Life is so short’: French ‘daredevil Jetman’ Vincent Reffet dies in training accident

‘Life is so short’: French ‘daredevil Jetman’ Vincent Reffet dies in training accident

on November 19, 2020, 7:00 AM / in International News, People

French skydiver Vince Reffet, who was a member of the Jetman Dubai team, famous for its mind-blowing tricks with jetpacks and carbon-fiber wings, has died in a training accident in the United Arab Emirates. Videos of the 36-year-old’s stunts often went viral. His groundbreaking feats included flights with engines strapped to his back that took him along Dubai’s waterfront and […]

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China now has the nuclear strength to hit back at a first strike, former PLA colonel says | South China Morning Post

China now has the nuclear strength to hit back at a first strike, former PLA colonel says | South China Morning Post

on November 17, 2020, 6:51 AM / in International News

The military has built an ‘underground Great Wall’ of tunnels to hide and move its arsenal of ballistic missiles, Wang Xiangsui tells Moganshan forum The defenses add up to a credible ability to mount a second strike, resulting in a deterrent effect, he says Liu Zhen in Beijing China has spent the last two decades building defences for its nuclear armoury […]

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Israeli spies allegedly killed al-Qaeda second-in-command in Iran 3 months ago… & all countries involved have kept mum until NOW?

Israeli spies allegedly killed al-Qaeda second-in-command in Iran 3 months ago… & all countries involved have kept mum until NOW?

on November 17, 2020, 6:35 AM / in International News

The second-ranking al-Qaeda terrorist was gunned down in Iran in August by Israeli operatives, ‘intelligence sources’ have told the New York Times, adding that all parties have kept the mysterious killing under wraps since then. Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command and his daughter were shot dead three months ago in the streets of Tehran by a pair of Israeli assassins acting “at the […]

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Trump plans troop cuts before Biden inauguration

on November 17, 2020, 6:28 AM / in International News

President Trump plans to make significant troop reductions in Afghanistan and smaller cuts in Iraq before he leaves office in January, The Associated Press and other news outlets reported Monday, citing U.S. officials. The order runs counter to advice from military leaders, although it falls short of Trump’s promise to end America’s long wars altogether. An announcement could come as […]

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Beijing Vows To “Strike Back” After Pompeo Says Taiwan “Not Part Of China”

Beijing Vows To “Strike Back” After Pompeo Says Taiwan “Not Part Of China”

on November 14, 2020, 6:43 AM / in International News, National News

by Tyler Durden  |  Zero Hedge Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has once again sparked outrage among Beijing leaders by expressly referring to Taiwan as “not” part of China. Pompeo said in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that Washington’s perspective remains bipartisan and unanimous in understanding that Taiwan “has not been a part of China” for decades. “That was recognized […]

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The News According to Thomas, November 11th 2020

on November 11, 2020, 8:11 AM / in International News, National News

Supreme Court likely to keep most of ObamaCare, based on justices comment on oral arguments | Just The News Ex-CIA Chief Under Obama Urges Palace Coup Against Trump So He Doesn’t “Declassify Everything” | Zero Hedge D.C. mayor attends Biden victory speech, breaking own coronavirus travel restrictions | Just The News Woman Who Voted For Trump In Texas Shocked To […]

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In the Drug War Battles, Russia says coronavirus vaccine 92 percent effective

on November 11, 2020, 7:45 AM / in International News

Russia’s sovereign wealth fund said Wednesday that interim trial results indicated that the country’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92 percent effective at protecting against COVID-19. Russia registered the vaccine candidate for public use in August, making it the first vaccine in the world to receive such approval. But the large-scale trial didn’t start until September. The initial results came days […]

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Putin fails to congratulate Biden on defeating Trump as world leaders note the historic victory | The Independent

on November 9, 2020, 7:43 AM / in International News

President-elect Joe Biden has received congratulatory messages from scores of world leaders after officially defeating President Donald Trump and winning the White House this weekend, all of them pledging to work with the new administration come January. As millions of Americans celebrated the former vice president’s historic victory on Saturday, various heads of states issued public statements complimenting Mr Biden on his accomplishment and […]

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Italy, England impose new lockdowns as pandemic surges in Europe

Italy, England impose new lockdowns as pandemic surges in Europe

on November 5, 2020, 7:55 AM / in International News

Italy joined England in imposing new lockdowns to fight new waves of coronavirus infections. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the country’s most drastic measures since a national lockdown in March. Starting Friday, the new restrictions will affect much of Italy, including northern regions that are main drivers of the country’s economy. “The situation is particularly critical,” Conte said at […]

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China halts Ant’s massive IPO

on November 4, 2020, 7:23 AM / in International News

China on Tuesday abruptly suspended financial technology powerhouse Ant Group’s initial public offering of stock, which was on track to raise at least $34.4 billion in what would be the largest IPO ever. China rebuked the company’s controlling shareholder, billionaire co-founder Jack Ma, and the Shanghai Stock Exchange postponed the IPO a day after four regulatory agencies summoned Ma and […]

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