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Hong Kong’s leader says city is nearing a ‘dangerous situation’

Hong Kong’s leader says city is nearing a ‘dangerous situation’

on August 5, 2019, 7:32 AM / in International News

Protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong Monday, joined by civil servants, teachers, pilots, construction workers, and others participating in a general strike across seven districts. Demonstrators blocked roads and trains, and at least 200 flights in and out of Hong Kong had to be canceled. The protests were first sparked nine weeks ago by a proposed bill that would […]

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U.S. Pulls Out Of INF Treaty With Russia

on August 2, 2019, 9:11 AM / in International News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently confirmed the United States has formally pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia. He made the announcement in a Twitter post early Friday, where he explained that the White House gave the Kremlin six months to fall back into compliance with the treaty. On Feb 2nd, 2019 the U.S. gave […]

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U.S. agrees to reduce Afghanistan troops in deal with Taliban

on August 2, 2019, 8:52 AM / in International News

The Trump administration has agreed to withdraw up to 6,000 of its remaining 14,000 troops from Afghanistan in a deal with the Taliban, in exchange for a cease-fire and renunciation of al Qaeda. The terms, if approved, would amount to an initial accord on ending the 18-year war in the country. “I would say that they are 80 or 90 […]

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Trump Reignites the Trade War

Trump Reignites the Trade War

on August 2, 2019, 8:50 AM / in International News, National News

By Greg Guenthner Stocks marched higher yesterday as Wall Street dissected the details of the first rate cut in more than a decade. But Trump couldn’t stay off Twitter. The Trade Warrior himself grabbed his phone and unleashed a barrage of tweets early Thursday afternoon, slamming China for failing to agree to a deal while simultaneously announcing an additional 10% […]

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Southeast Asia Is Furious With Millennial “Begpackers”

Southeast Asia Is Furious With Millennial “Begpackers”

on August 2, 2019, 8:12 AM / in International News

Millennials who have delayed marriage, children, and homeownership, have been spending their money not just on servicing their student loans but also on fun adventures throughout Southeast Asia. Some of these youngsters have been backpacking in countries like Hong Kong and Thailand without money, forced onto the streets to beg for money to fund the remainder of their trip, reported The […]

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U.S. has intel that Osama bin Laden’s son and heir Hamza is dead, officials say

on August 1, 2019, 6:42 AM / in International News, National News

The U.S. has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead, according to three U.S. officials. The officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died, or if the U.S. played a role in his death. In February, the State Department offered $1 million […]

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2 U.S. Service Members Killed In Afghan Soldier Attack

on July 31, 2019, 7:57 AM / in International News

The Kandahar province’s police chief told multiple outlets that the two American soldiers were killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them. The U.S. military did not provide any more details, pending the notification of next of kin. Their deaths bring the total number of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan this year to at least 14. News of […]

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NASA Satellite Finds 3 ‘Missing Link’ Exoplanets

NASA Satellite Finds 3 ‘Missing Link’ Exoplanets

on July 31, 2019, 7:56 AM / in International News

It’s been a year since NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite began searching our southern skies for distant exoplanets, and it’s made quite a few interesting finds. NASA announced Monday that the satellite, which launched in April 2018, has found three worlds that warrant further study. Two of the planets are types not found in our solar system. The three are missing […]

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‘SHAME ON YOU’ Gordon Ramsay sparks outrage by shooting a goat on his new Uncharted TV show as viewers brand him ‘the worst’

‘SHAME ON YOU’ Gordon Ramsay sparks outrage by shooting a goat on his new Uncharted TV show as viewers brand him ‘the worst’

on July 31, 2019, 6:29 AM / in International News

Looks like the good Chef has stepped into some trouble from the left for doing the nature thing. Glad they didn’t see the Chinese raising and killing dogs for food.  SWEARY Chef Gordon Ramsay has outraged animal lovers by shooting a goat on his new Uncharted TV show. Upset viewers slammed him for being “thoughtless and cruel, and profiting from […]

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Britain Tells Iran: Release Ship To ‘Come Out Of The Dark’

Britain Tells Iran: Release Ship To ‘Come Out Of The Dark’

on July 29, 2019, 8:41 AM / in International News

By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) – Britain told Iran on Monday that if it wants to “come out of the dark” it must follow international rules and release a British-flagged oil tanker seized by its forces in the Gulf. Iranian commandos seized the Stena Impero near the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important waterway for oil shipments, on July […]

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Two American teens have accused each other of murdering an Italian officer in Rome, officials say

Two American teens have accused each other of murdering an Italian officer in Rome, officials say

on July 29, 2019, 7:34 AM / in International News

Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 18, and Finnegan Lee Elder, 19, from Mill Valley, California, were detained by police in Rome on Friday for alleged homicide and attempted extortion. Italian police say a paramilitary officer was murdered when he tried to question the pair over a theft. The encounter quickly turned deadly and the policeman was stabbed to death, officials said. Italian […]

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South Korean military: North Korea fired 2 missiles into sea

South Korean military: North Korea fired 2 missiles into sea

on July 25, 2019, 7:44 AM / in International News

North Korea fired two short-range missiles from the coastal town of Wonsan on Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. They flew at least 270 miles, landing in the sea. In June, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to restart nuclear negotiations, following their failed February summit in Vietnam. Last week, North Korea said it […]

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Study finds Poles come top when it comes to honesty

Study finds Poles come top when it comes to honesty

on July 23, 2019, 7:27 AM / in International News

By NICK WESTERBY  |  THEfirstNEWS Poles are amongst the most honest people in the world, according to new scientific research on the subject of honesty. The study, carried out by an international team of scientists, put Poland in the top 10 of the countries studied when it came to reporting lost wallets. Alain Cohn from the School of Information, University […]

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Boris Johnson to become new UK prime minister

Boris Johnson to become new UK prime minister

on July 23, 2019, 6:35 AM / in International News

The Hill Boris Johnson, the U.K.’s former foreign secretary and a fierce backer of Brexit, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the Conservative Party’s leadership contest on Tuesday. Johnson, who has been one of the most vocal proponents of the Brexit movement, received 92,153 party votes to defeat Jeremy Hunt, who received 42,656. “I give notice that Boris Johnson is elected as […]

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PENTAGON SENDING 500 MORE TROOPS TO SAUDI ARABIA:

on July 19, 2019, 6:58 AM / in International News

The Pentagon is preparing to deploy 500 troops to Saudi Arabia as it beefs up its military presence in the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran. CNN reported, citing two U.S. defense officials, that the troops are expected to go to the Prince Sultan Air Base located near the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The New York Times later confirmed the report. Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich, […]

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US shoots down Iranian drone

on July 19, 2019, 6:49 AM / in International News

President Trump on Thursday said a U.S. Navy vessel shot down an Iranian drone in a “defensive action” in the Strait of Hormuz. Trump said the USS Boxer shot down the drone after it got within 1,000 yards, “ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew.” “The drone was immediately destroyed,” Trump […]

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US State Department issues heavy-handed warning to Iran after tanker seized

on July 19, 2019, 6:47 AM / in International News

Freedom Outpost Iran’s recent provocations agains the Middle Eastern oil industry have taken a step for the worse this week, after the Persian nation seized control of a large tanker ship in the Strait of Hormuz. Weeks ago, Iran was implicated in several plots to disrupt the flow of oil from the Middle East.  Magnetic mines, underwater drones, and unmanned […]

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Bank Run: Deutsche Bank Clients Are Pulling $1 Billion A Day

Bank Run: Deutsche Bank Clients Are Pulling $1 Billion A Day

on July 19, 2019, 6:03 AM / in International News

Two related articles on the Deutsche Bank topic (both from Steve).  The first one is  dated 7/16/19 and the second is from April 2019. by Tyler Durden https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-16/bank-run-deutsche-bank-clients-are-pulling-1-billion-day There is a reason James Simons’ RenTec is the world’s best performing hedge fund – it spots trends (even if they are glaringly obvious) well ahead of almost everyone else, and certainly long […]

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Iran seized foreign tanker and crew for smuggling oil in Gulf, state TV says

Iran seized foreign tanker and crew for smuggling oil in Gulf, state TV says

on July 18, 2019, 7:18 AM / in International News

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has seized a foreign oil tanker and accused its 12 crew members of smuggling oil, state TV reported Thursday. The ship was seized in the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway off Iran’s coast which separates the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, according to IRIB. The report added that the vessel was towed on Sunday […]

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Tech will move into the body…

Tech will move into the body…

on July 18, 2019, 6:27 AM / in International News, Opinion, Religion

Well, I know you didn’t need anything else to be concerned about, BUT………….. unfortunately, at this point, it feels like one tsunami wave after another. This is not a ‘new’ issue, per se, but it is once again gaining attention. In fact, in 2010, we introduced a bill to PROHIBIT the requirement for RFID chips as a condition of employment […]

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