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Government Refused to Pay for Medical Care of Father With ALS, He Was Euthanized Instead

A Canadian man disabled by ALS didn’t want to die now. He wanted to be cared for at home so he could be with his son. Nope. The government’s socialized health-care system refused to pay for all the care he needed. But it sure paid to kill him by euthanasia. From the story: Relocation was not an option as that would have taken him away from his son, of whom he had partial custody. . . . “Ensuring consistent care was a constant struggle and source of stress for Sean as a patient,” read the Facebook post in his honour.…

Former 3 Star General Says Merkel Can’t Even Bring Herself to Say “German People”

Former 3 star General Joachim Wundrak says that Angela Merkel is so politically correct, she cannot even bring herself to talk about the “German people”. Wundrak announced that he’s going to run for mayor of Hanover as a member of Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. He slammed Merkel for being the front person for enacting “anti-German” pro-mass migration policies and refusing to even acknowledge the existence of German people as a group. “Merkel has sworn an oath to Germany, but she already has a problem talking about a German people. She prefers to speak of ‘population’. Many German politicians struggle…

UK Police Warn Mocking Wanted Criminal’s Hair on Facebook Could Lead to Arrest

Gwent Police in the UK warned Facebook users that mocking a criminal’s hair was “offensive” and could lead to an investigation. The farce began when Gwent Police posted an image of 21-year-old Jermaine Taylor, who was sentenced to three years in jail for dealing drugs. Taylor was released early on license but subsequently breached his licence condition and is now a wanted criminal. After Facebook respondents mocked Taylor’s distinctive balding hairstyle, Gwent Police posted a message warning them that they could be arrested. “Please remember that harassing, threatening and abusing people on social media can be against the law. Our…

Is China Hoarding Food, Gold And Other Commodities In Anticipation Of A Global Collapse?

Does China believe that we are on the verge of a major global crisis?  The communist Chinese government has always been very big into planning, and it appears that they have decided that now is the time to hoard food, gold and other commodities.  Of course in recent days the fact that China is completely cutting off U.S. agricultural imports has made headlines all over the globe, but at the same time China is dramatically increasing the amount of food that it is importing from the rest of the world.  The end result is actually a substantial surge in Chinese…

‘Be water’: Hong Kong protesters adopt Bruce Lee tactic to evade police crackdown

Clad in black T-shirts and face masks, a small group of protesters emerge from a subway station at the North Point district of Hong Kong and begin to dismantle nearby roadworks. Trailing sidewalk gates, traffic cones and signposts, they carry the items to a local police station where they begin to build a barricade. Over the course of the next 20 minutes they will block off the entire street, stopping traffic as more protesters gather, before suddenly dispersing as police sirens wail louder as they approach. “We’re going around to stop the police from catching us,” says one woman, who asked…

The Dirty Secret about Gun Control in Latin America

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos wants an America filled with gun control. During a segment of Real America with Jorge Ramos, the journalist played a number of clips featuring 2020 presidential hopeful Cory Booker’s plan to tackle America’s alleged gun violence “epidemic.” In this video, Booker proclaimed that “It is time for us as a nation not to normalize the violence and the carnage of gun violence. It is time that we come together and stand together and take the fight to the NRA and the corporate gun lobby like we have never seen before!” Ramos sees the Booker campaign as…

Pentagram wants to put missiles in Asia

Esper’s comments are likely to raise concern about an arms race and could add to an already tense relationship with China. “Yeah, I would like to,” Esper said, when asked whether he was considering placing such missiles in Asia. “I would prefer months … but these things tend to take longer than you expect,” he told reporters traveling with him to Sydney when asked about a timeline for when the missiles could be deployed. The United States formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia on Friday after determining Moscow was violating the treaty, an accusation that the…

Cuba ‘sonic attacks’ changed people’s brains, study suggests

As we’ve previously reported, the cause of the “sonic attacks” experienced by US government personnel in Havana, Cuba, starting in late 2016 remains a mystery. But a just-published study suggests the events may have changed people’s brains. In the study, a total of 40 patients – 23 men and 17 women – received MRI brain scans between August 2017 and June 1018. The scans showed fluctuations in brain structure and functional connectivity (which measures relationships among different brain regions) when compared with 48 different adults. Study author Ragini Verama, professor of radiology and neurosurgery at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School…

Will Trump Let the US Army Stand by While 100,000 Christians Are Killed?

U.S. troops and approximately 100,000 Christians are endangered by a pending Turkish attack on northeastern Syria. The situation has prompted a Christian self-defense force to beg the American army for protection. A partner of the Christian force, the Syriac Military Council, sent a message to Clarion Project asking for help. The SMC’s public statement says: “We urge the Christians in the U.S. to ask that the U.S. Army that is present in North-East Syria will not allow the Turkish army and jihadists to invade North-East Syria. Will the U.S. Army stand by idly while we are killed?” Aram Hanna, the…

Deal of Death: U.S. willing to offer Maduro guarantees he’ll be left alone if he leaves Venezuela

With no resolution in sight for Venezuela’s leadership six months after the leader of the national assembly declared himself president, the Trump administration appears willing to offer guarantees to Nicolas Maduro that the U.S. will leave him alone if he leaves Venezuela. A senior Trump administration official suggested that the U.S. would consider not indicting Maduro if he leaves power. “I think Maduro perhaps is looking for an exit, but he doesn’t know what it looks like, he does not know if there are guarantees to that. I believe he still thinks that if he goes to, let’s say, the…

Venezuela blames ‘electromagnetic attack’ for blackout…

Venezuela’s opposition on Tuesday sought to harness anger over a massive blackout that deepened hardship nationwide, but turnout at a Caracas demonstration was relatively modest as many Venezuelans despair of an imminent solution to their plight. Lights came back on in parts of the capital and other areas of Venezuela overnight following a nearly nine-hour outage that the government blamed on an “electromagnetic attack” against the power grid, without providing any evidence. Government opponents say years of mismanagement and corruption were to blame. Electricity supply remained unstable in many regions. The blackout knocked out communications and the Caracas metro on…

Maduro Describes New Power Outage in Venezuela as Criminal Attack

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro described the new power outage in the country as a criminal attack. “Amid the new criminal attack against stability and peace of our homeland, the government and the Armed Forces are in possession of our citizens. We will once again show our enduring will,” Maduro wrote on his Twitter page. On Monday, a source in the Venezuelan government said that the blackout hit all parts of the country. The information was later confirmed by Venezuelan Minister of Popular Power for Communication and Information Jorge Rodriguez, who said that the power outage could be caused by an…

Boris Johnson chosen as next British prime minister

In a long-anticipated move, Boris Johnson has been selected as the new leader of the British Conservative Party and thus, the new prime minister of the UK. He will officially succeed outgoing PM Theresa May on Wednesday. Johnson won with 66.4 percent of the vote (92,153) to Hunt’s 33.6 percent (46,656). 139,318 votes were cast by Tory members with a turnout of 87.4 percent.  Conservative grassroots members had been voting by post for the past two and a half weeks. Johnson saw off his challenger Jeremy Hunt and was revealed as the new PM at midday local time in London. …

Venezuela Sells $40 million in Gold Reserves Despite US Efforts to Prevent It

Washington has imposed hefty sanctions on the Venezuelan economy, thereby further exacerbating the ongoing economic crisis in the country in a bid to force democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro to resign. Venezuela managed to sell around $40 million worth of gold on 12 July, Bloomberg reported, despite US efforts to stop the sale of the precious metal by Nicolas Maduro’s government; the metal has served as a financial lifeline for the beleaguered nation, which is under intensive pressure from sanctions imposed by Washington. According to the media outlet, the Venezuelan Central Bank still has $8.1 billion in gold reserves, approaching…

Epstein scandal explodes in Israel as ties to former prime minister under scrutiny

Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest is reverberating in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party are calling for a criminal probe into former prime minister Ehud Barak’s personal and business ties with the accused sex trafficker, Israeli media is reporting. Barak, 77, served as prime minister from 1999 to 2001. This month he formed a new party to run for prime minister against Netanyahu, who called for new elections in September. Once political allies, Barak and Netanyahu have CONTINUE @ WHORE MEDIA

Pentagram Races to Track U.S. Rare Earths Output Amid China Trade Dispute

The Pentagon is rapidly assessing the United States’ rare earths capability in a race to secure stable supply of the specialized material amid the country’s trade conflict with China, which controls the rare earths industry, according to a government document seen by Reuters. The push comes weeks after China threatened to curb exports to the United States of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used to build fighter jets, tanks and a range of consumer electronics. The Pentagon wants miners to describe plans to develop U.S. rare earths mines and processing facilities, and asked manufacturers to detail their needs…

Ukraine to Chemically Castrate Pedophiles

The republic of Ukraine, which borders Poland, Romania, and Russia, has passed a law that will allow for the chemical castration of pedophiles, according to the Daily Mail. The law will apply to men “between 18 and 65 who are found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors, and could affect thousands of people a year,” said the news outlet.  In a recent case, 11-year-old Daria Lukyanenko was killed after she fought back against her alleged attacker, Nikolay Tarasov, who was 22. Her body was found in a village cesspool in the Odessa region.  Police chief Vyacheslav Abroskin, according to…

Failed Female Suicide Bomber: “I don’t want a fun life on Earth, I only want to satisfy Allah”

A Palestinian woman who decided to become a suicide bomber for Hamas explains that she did so because she had no interest in living life on Earth and only wanted to “satisfy Allah”. In the clip, a young woman called Saura says that she chose to become a “martyr….because I prefer the afterlife, near Allah”. “I don’t like life on Earth, my only reward is Allah, because I know I’ll go to paradise,” she added. She goes on to say that she is not interested in a “fun life on earth” and “only wants to satisfy Allah”. “If I give…

London proudly hosts press freedom forum, defends right to spy on journos in Strasbourg the same day

On Wednesday an international conference on press freedom was launched in London. Ironically on the same day Her Majesty’s government was defending its mass surveillance on communications, including those of journalists. The Global Conference for Media Freedom, co-organized by the governments of the UK and Canada, was launched with much fanfare in the British capital, with some 1,000 representatives from around the world present. Some media professionals were barred from the grand event (namely this channel, RT and another Russian outlet Sputnik to be precise), but of course it didn’t stop hosts from declaring appreciation of the role that a…

Doomed: Chernobyl to become ‘official tourist attraction’…

The area surrounding Chernobyl – the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident – is to be turned into a tourist site, Ukraine’s president says. President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on Wednesday that set out plans for new walking trails and enhanced mobile phone reception. “Chernobyl has been a negative part of Ukraine’s brand,” Mr Zelensky said. “The time has come to change this.” A reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power station exploded in April 1986. It sent a radioactive plume across Europe and, according to the UN, nearly 50,000 square kilometres of land were contaminated. At least 31…

Iranian Metal band sentenced to 14 years in prison and 74 lashes for being a metal band in Iran…

Iranian metal guerrillas Confess have been sentenced to 14 1/2 years in prison by the Revolutionary Tribunal of Tehran. For the crime of playing metal, frontman Nikan Khosravi has also been sentenced to 74 lashes. In 2015, Confess made headlines worldwide after being arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Musicians Nikan Khosravi and Arash Ilkhani were thrown into solitary confinement and initially faced the death penalty for blasphemy and advertising against the system. According to Khosravi, Confess dodged execution due to a loophole in Iran’s practice of Sharia Law. “If you insult the Prophet you will get executed, because he’s dead…

Tommy Robinson Seeks Emergency Political Asylum in the United States

Controversial British citizen-journalist Tommy Robinson is asking President Trump to give him emergency political asylum in the United States as a judge in the U.K. decides on his sentence. Last week, Robinson was found guilty of contempt of court in connection with a Facebook Live broadcast of defendants involved in a sexual grooming case in Leeds in 2018. In May of 2018, Robinson was arrested, tried, and imprisoned — all within 24 hours — for the crime of livestreaming outside a Leeds courthouse while a secretive trial of Muslim men suspected of sexually abusing hundreds of native British girls was…

228 Migrants in a Pepsi Truck…

Two human smugglers were arrested and 228 Central American migrants were apprehended after a tractor-trailer traveling in the Southern Mexican state of Chiapas was stopped by federal and state police. Federal and state police from the Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección (SSPC) halted a tractor-trailer with Pepsi logos traveling at kilometer 071 in Cintalapa early Monday morning. While conducting an inspection of the Kenworth trailer registered in Veracruz, 228 Central American migrants were discovered packed in the cargo area along with a load of soft drink products, according to local media reports. While police were talking to the driver identified…

Deutsche Bank bosses fitted for £1,200 suits as thousands lose their jobs

On the day Deutsche Bank began making thousands of employees redundant, some managing directors at the company’s office in the City of London were being fitted for suits that cost at least £1,200, it has emerged. Tailors from Fielding & Nicholson, an upmarket tailor, were pictured walking out of the bank’s office with suit bags on Monday. Ian Fielding-Calcutt, the tailor’s founder, and Alex Riley were there to fit suits for senior managers in spite of plans to cut 18,000 jobs worldwide. Germany’s biggest bank has started the first wave of cuts that some recruiters have predicted could lead to…

Poland to eliminate income tax for all workers under 26

Polish lawmakers have approved a measure that would exonerate most workers under the age of 26 from income taxes as the country seeks to stem the flow of its young people to other EU nations in search of better paying jobs. The lower house of parliament approved the measure introduced by the ruling conservatives in a vote late Thursday by an overwhelming majority. The bill would exonerate workers under the age of 26 from Poland’s 18 percent personal income tax for those whose gross earnings don’t surpass 85,500 zlotys (20,000 euros, $22,500) per year. That level is higher than Poland’s…

Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport Comes Under Drone Attack -Reports

Yemeni news outlet Al-Masirah TV reported Monday that the country’s Houthis have initiated a drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport. The outlet has also indicated that strikes have been carried out on the Tihama power station. Inbound traffic to the airport is presently being placed on hold. Citing al-Masirah TV, Reuters reported that a Houthi spokesperson has indicated that the drone strike targeted Saudi military hangars. However, no immediate confirmation of the incident has been made by Saudi officials. ​This latest attack carried out by Houthi officials comes just two days after al-Masirah reported on a strike that…

HPV Vaccine Mandated for All 10-Year-Old Girls in Costa Rica

In October 2017, the government of Costa Rica added the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to the country’s national vaccination program. The decision to do so was based on the recommendation of the Costa Rican Ministry of Health’s National Commission on Vaccination and Epidemiology (CNVE), which is the Costa Rican government’s equivalent of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CNVE is responsible for “establishing and periodically updating” the national vaccination schedule. In early June 2019, the Ministry of Health, through the Costa Rican Social Security Bureau (CCSS), began a nationwide campaign to administer the HPV vaccine to…

UAE Businessmen Plans to Tow Antarctic Iceberg Into the Persian Gulf – Report

Despite the significant estimated cost of towing an iceberg all the way from Antarctica to the Emirati coast, the managing director of the company in charge of the project believes that it will be well worth the effort. The National Advisor Bureau Limited, a company based in the United Arab Emirates, now moves to conduct the first test run of its ambitious plan to tow icebergs from Antarctica to the Persian Gulf in order to be used as a source of fresh water. As the company’s managing director Abdulla Alshehi explained during an interview on Euronews’ Inspire Middle East show,…

Turkey: $72 Million worth of nuclear weapon material found in traffic stop

Turkish police have taken five people in custody over the smuggling of a highly-radioactive substance used to build nuclear weapons and power nuclear reactors. The 18.1 gram haul was found in a car. Police discovered a vial of the valuable material after they pulled over a car in the northwestern Bolu province. The substance, believed to be californium, was found stashed under the gear shifter wrapped in a bag. Officers had to cut the upholstery to get to the parcel, which is estimated to be worth $72 million. Five suspects were detained in the raid, and the mixture was taken…

Netanyahu: Israel Preparing for Large-Scale Operation in Gaza

Israel is readying itself for a large-scale military operation inside the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, but added that at the same time the country hoped to restore calm to residents in the south. “Our policy is clear: we want to restore the calm, but at the same time we are preparing for a large-scale military operation, if such an action is required,” Netanyahu said after a security cabinet meeting at the IDF Gaza Division headquarters. “Those are my instructions to the army.” Netanyahu, who was joined by other top political and defense officials, also invited local…

Details Emerge In Death Of “Meth-Fueled Orgy Partying” Arab Prince In London

The 39-year old son of the ruler of Sharjah — part of the United Arab Emirates — was found dead in London this week following what multiple reports described as a “drug-fueled orgy” in an £8-million Knightsbridge penthouse. Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, ‘crown prince’ of the UAE’s Sharjah emirate, was laid to rest at a funeral service Wednesday attended by UAE dignitaries and his father, Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, but soon after staff at the London-based fashion house that Khalid founded began revealing more details of the prince’s extreme playboy lifestyle which reportedly led to his tragic death.  The Sun was the first to report earlier this…

Police break up huge ‘modern day slavery’ ring in UK

Details about what prosecutors have called one of Britain’s largest-ever modern day slavery rings have emerged with the conviction of eight people originally from Poland. Prosecutors say more than 400 victims were forced to work for minuscule wages while their masters earned some 2 million pounds ($2.5 million) and lived a luxurious lifestyle. Reporting restrictions were lifted Friday, allowing details to be published. The group preyed on the homeless, former convicts and alcoholics in Poland and lured them to Britain with false promises of well-paid work. Some ended up being paid less than $1 for a day’s work and were…

Putin Confirms Deadly Fire Was Aboard “Secretive” Nuclear-Powered Submarine

When the story first broke yesterday that fourteen seaman aboard a Russian submarine died when a fire broke out while in Russian territorial waters in the Arctic region, there were conflicting accounts over the nature of the underwater vessel, specifically, whether it was a deep-sea research submersible or whether it was a nuclear powered submarine. Speculation was fueled further when the fact that many among the deceased were high ranking naval officers was revealed— unusual for a mere underwater “research” vessel.  Russian President Putin has now confirmed it was indeed a nuclear-powered submarine after officials declined to reveal even the most basic details,…

Putin signs law suspending INF treaty with US

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law suspending the Cold War-era INF Treaty. Putin announced in February that he would halt participation in the treaty after Washington’s abrupt decision to pull out of the agreement. The Trump administration announced last October that the US would pull out of the treaty which has been a cornerstone of European security since its signing in 1987. Moscow later promised a “mirror response” to the decision and said it would suspend its own participation. The treaty eliminated nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. Both…

RED ALERT Vladimir Putin calls urgent meeting with defence chiefs after 14 Russian sailors die in submarine fire

VLADIMIR Putin today called an urgent meeting with defence chiefs hours after 14 sailors died in a mystery submarine blast. The Russian leader cancelled his schedule for a meeting with his defence minister Sergei Shoigu. It came as US Vice President Mike Pence was called back to Washington for an “undisclosed emergency”. The announcements came at exactly the same time but it is not clear if the two are linked. The White House and the Kremlin would not say the reason for the change of plans. The news comes hours after the fire on board a Russian submarine left 14…

Cuba is home to 2,000 people who have lived for over a century, a trend that is puzzling experts

Looking into a mirror, Delia Barrios applies blush and lipstick – she wants to look her best for her 102nd birthday celebration, where she will be surrounded by loved ones.Barrios is one of some 2,000 people in impoverished Cuba who are 100 years old or older – a reality that has piqued the interest of experts. “I don’t feel like I’m this old. I have a family … that loves me a lot. That helps me to feel good,” said Barrios, who had been diagnosed with colon cancer when she was in her 60s. She defied the odds and then…

Paris bans nearly 3 million vehicles during weekdays in effort to crack down on pollution

Paris is instituting a policy that will prevent nearly 3 million cars from being driven in France’s capital during weekdays. The move comes as part of a greater effort to crack down on pollution in light of a report that showed Paris has the worst particulate pollution of any European Union capital, The Times of London reported.  Anne Hidalgo, Paris’s Socialist mayor, introduced the policy, which is set to ban diesel cars and vans made before Jan. 1, 2006, from the capital between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays. Motorbikes and three-wheeled vehicles produced before June 30, 2004 will also…

“5G Ready”? UK Government’s “5G Rural First”: “Dangerously High” Levels of Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) in Southern England.

This weekend, a group of us drove around the site of Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset UK). We had an electromagnetic field radiation detector that was continually bleeping alarmingly and flashing red, indicating that the EMFs it was detecting were way above World Health Organisation recommended safety levels. They were penetrating on to the main road which runs past the site, and there were several hotspots in the quaint little village of Pilton itself, including the village hall and the Working Men’s Club. A couple of weeks before, I had attended a meeting of Pilton’s parish council. It was standing…

Iran is not Iraq: American warmongers must be stopped

Along with American and British journalists and doctors, I visited Iraq a few years before its invasion and occupation by the United States and its ‘coalition of the willing.’ A decade-long siege before the war had left the country in ruin. It was as if not a single car in the whole of Baghdad did not have some damage because of the rampant poverty and the absence of spare parts. Iraq’s hospitals, schools, streets, in fact, the whole infrastructure, was falling apart. The US sanctions on Iraq have turned a once prosperous nation with a thriving economy into a country…

Israel calls for ‘automatic’ sanctions on Iran…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Europe on Monday to impose “automatic sanctions” on Iran for accumulating more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. “I say again that Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said, according to a statement from his office. “On this day I also call on all European countries to stand behind their commitments. You committed to acting the moment Iran violates the nuclear agreement, you committed to activating the mechanism for automatic sanctions that was set in the (UN) Security Council,” he said. A European diplomat…

New Zealand Gun Control Falters…

The Washington Post reported Monday—in a story picked up by the San Jose Mercury News—that the hype of restrictive gun control that made New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a U.S. media darling three months ago has lost momentum as that nation’s gun owners are fighting back. According to the story, “Growing opposition from New Zealand’s pro-gun groups has complicated efforts to round up the now-banned firearms under a buyback program. Lawsuits are threatened. “Gun-control advocates argue that compensation rates may not be fair and warn of a possible spike in black-market sales,” the story noted. “The government, meanwhile, is…

American Missiles Found in Libyan Rebel Compound

Libyan government fighters discovered a cache of powerful American missiles, usually sold only to close American allies, at a captured rebel base in the mountains south of Tripoli this week. The four Javelin anti-tank missiles, which cost more than $170,000 each, had ended up bolstering the arsenal of Gen. Khalifa Hifter, whose forces are waging a military campaign to take over Libya and overthrow a government the United States supports. Markings on the missiles’ shipping containers indicate that they were originally sold to the United Arab Emirates, an important American partner, in 2008. If the Emirates transferred the weapons to…

UK Gov’t Urged to Use Gaddafi’s Frozen Millions to Compensate Victims of IRA Attacks

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has revealed that the government took £17 million in taxes over the past three years from the £12 billion in Libyan assets linked to the country’s late leader, Muammar Gaddafi. The UK’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) demands that the British government hand over the millions earned from Muammar Gaddafi‘s frozen UK assets to the victims of Irish Republican Army (IRA) attacks. Nigel Dodds, the DUP deputy leader, wrote in The Sunday Telegraph about a parliamentary report that disclosed that the UK Treasury had taken £17 million in taxes in the past three years from the…

Italian police arrest 18 for allegedly brainwashing and selling children…Children were made to believe they had been sexually abused and were sold to foster parents

Italian police have arrested 18 people, including a mayor, doctors and social workers, for allegedly brainwashing vulnerable children into thinking their parents had abused them so they could then be sold to foster parents. Police in the northern city of Reggio Emilia made the arrests after an investigation, started in 2018, revealed an alleged network of carers who used methods including electroshock to make the children believe they had been sexually abused. The network then allegedly gave the children to foster families in exchange for cash, while keeping gifts and letters sent to the children by their real parents hidden…

Iraq’s drought unveils 3,400-year-old palace of mysterious empire

A team of German and Kurdish archaeologists have discovered a 3,400-year-old palace that belonged to the mysterious Mittani Empire, the University of Tübingen announced on Thursday. The discovery was only made possible by a drought that significantly reduced water levels in the Mosul Dam reservoir. “The find is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the region in recent decades and illustrates the success of the Kurdish-German cooperation,” said Hasan Ahmed Qasim, a Kurdish archaeologist of the Duhok Directorate of Antiquites who worked on the site. Shrouded in mystery Last year, the team of archaeologists launched an emergency rescue evacuation…

Trump To Unleash Hell On Europe: EU Announces Channel To Circumvent SWIFT And Iran Sanctions Is Now Operational

With the world waiting for the first headlines from the Trump-Xi meeting, the most important and unexpected news of the day hit moments ago, when Europe announced that the special trade channel, Instex, that will allow European firms to avoid SWIFT and bypass American sanctions on Iran, is now operational. Following a meeting between the countries who singed the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was ditched by US, French, British and German officials said the trade mechanism which was proposed last summer and called Instex, is now operational. As a reminder,…

Kazakhstan ends bank bailouts, writes off people’s debts instead

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said he’ll write off bad loans held by a sixth of the central Asian country’s population, while signaling a sharp change in policy to end costly state bailouts of private banks. The loan-forgiveness program is Tokayev’s first major policy announcement since he was elected president on June 9 in a choreographed transfer of power that began when longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev stepped down as head of state in March. His victory was met with rare and widespread protests. Bank bailouts are also a sensitive issue in Kazakhstan, which has been mired in a decade-long crisis in which…

US ‘Peace to Prosperity’ conference actually offers Palestine little hope

The Trump administration’s vision for a futuristic-looking Gaza Strip is like something dreamed up by a Hollywood theme park, with pristine beaches reaching out into the calm, blue waters of the Mediterranean. It ignores the fact that these are the same beaches where children playing football in the sand and Palestinian families enjoying a picnic have been killed by Israeli bombs. America’s vision for a high-rise Metropolis conveniently overlooks the Palestinian civilians killed and injured in their tens of thousands during three major Israeli military offensives against the enclave. So-called Operation Protective Edge, launched on 8 July 2014, for example,…

Macron Accused of ‘Destroying European Democracy’ Over Veto on Next EU Chief Candidate

The EU remains deadlocked over who should become the next president of the European Commission after French President Emmanuel Macron campaigned against the candidacy of Manfred Weber, a deputy head of Germany’s CSU, last week, insisting that he had insufficient experience for the post. The EU’s centre-right alliance is determined to challenge French President Emmanuel Macron in the race to nominate the next president of the European Commission, Bloomberg reported, citing senior party officials. European conservatives were infuriated after Macron refused to approve German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s candidate, Manfred Weber, a deputy head of her center-right sister party, Christian Social…

US Marine Corps Expeditionary Force Arrives Off Iran’s Coast

The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer has arrived in the US Fifth Fleet’s area of operations, the US Navy announced Monday. The ship and its battle group carry thousands of US Marines as well as strike aircraft and helicopters. The Boxer leads the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which also includes the amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry, US Central Command noted in a Monday statement. The ships are replacing like vessels led by the USS Kearsarge, which had been in the theater since April but has now rotated out. The…

Bolton Is In Israel Conferring With Netanyahu How To Provoke US Attack On Iran

As I posted on June 22 ( https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/06/22/as-we-face-armageddon-the-western-world-is-leaderless/ ), the world still faces the danger of an attack on Iran by Washington acting as an agent of Netanyahu.  Israeli agent John Bolton is already in Israel conferring with Netanyahu.  It is a safe bet that a more serious false flag attack is being planned that will force Trump to save face by attacking Iran. https://www.rt.com/news/462505-bolton-army-ready-action/  If Israel and its neoconservative American agents succeed in setting the Middle East on fire, it will also be the fault of the Russian and Chinese leadership.  The Russians and Chinese could stabilize the situation…

Trump Has a $259 Million Reason to Bomb Iran

On Thursday, the United States came perilously close to a military confrontation with Iran after it downed a U.S. drone that may or may not have entered the country’s air space. President Donald Trump reportedly ordered a retaliatory military strike on Iran but called it off, according to Trump’s own tweets on Friday morning, because a general told him that “150 people” might die in the strike. Much analysis of Trump’s slide toward war with Iran has focused on his hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton, who, reportedly requested options from the Pentagon to deploy as many as 120,000 troops…

Trump is losing interest in Venezuela because it is no longer an ‘easy win’, sources say

Donald Trump is losing interest in Venezuela after a bid to remove president Nicolás Maduro failed and military officials reneged on promises to switch sides.  Mr Trump had viewed the prospect of a US-backed toppling of Mr Maduro as an “easy win” at a time when other foreign-policy initiatives had stalled, according to White House sources.  A former administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Washington Post that Mr Trump had always thought of Venezuela as “low-hanging fruit” on which he “could get a win and tout it as a major foreign policy victory”. “Five or six…

Japanese sign up for DNA matchmaking as country faces demographic crisis

The scene resembles a typical blind speed-dating event: 13 women and 13 men, seated on either side of a bamboo screen in an upmarket Tokyo restaurant, are chatting in pairs on a strictly timed three-minute rotation. But the doctor hovering on the fringes and the scientific documents held in the participant’s hands, however, offer a hint that this is no ordinary dating event: for everyone attending has undergone a DNA test in a bid to find their best romantic match. Welcome to the world of DNA matchmaking. Forget hobbies, professions, ages or nose sizes: one critical new criteria for finding…

Iran executes CIA spy…

IRAN has executed a former Ministry of Defence employee after intelligence officials reportedly caught him spying for the CIA. Aerospace contractor Jalal Hajizavar was killed at the infamous Rajai Shahr prison after officials found documents and spying equipment at his home. It comes just days after the Islamic Republic shot down an American spy drone. A missile-launching battleship has been put on 72-hour standby to attack Iran, while Donald Trump called off an air strike last night. American military assets in the region, including the missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, have been put on alert after the Islamic Republic shot…

A massive power outage like Argentina’s could happen in the US

Argentina and Uruguay are recovering from nationwide power blackouts that cut electricity to tens of millions of people, including some in Paraguay, Chile and Brazil. The blackout’s cause is under investigation, but something similar could happen in the U.S. – and has. On Aug. 14, 2003, a software bug contributed to a blackout that left 50 million people across nine U.S. northeastern states and a Canadian province without power. The outage lasted for as long as four days, with rolling blackouts in some areas for days after that. That event wasn’t caused by an attacker, but many of the recommendations…

Israel could strike first as tensions with Iran flare

Iran shot down a U.S. drone on June 19, further escalating tensions between Iran and its adversaries. Relations with Iran have been worsening for months. In early May, one year after the United States withdrew from the nuclear deal negotiated in 2015 between Iran, the U.S., the European Union and five other countries, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country may also withdraw from the agreement, which limits its ability to develop nuclear weapons in exchange for lifting sanctions. In June, Rouhani announced that Iran will restart uranium enrichment, which could put the country on track to develop a…

Japan to provide 1.3 million vaccines to kids in developing countries as part of U.N. SDG targets

The government said Friday it will provide vaccines to around 1.3 million children in developing countries in line with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, which address such issues as poverty, inequality, climate and peace. The update to Tokyo’s action plan for achieving the U.N. goals by 2030 comes as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to highlight the country’s contributions at next week’s Group of 20 summit in Osaka, which he will chair. “Japan can contribute to making a society where no one is left behind,” he said at a meeting on the U.N. goals at his office. Health is one of…

Milk, bread, democracy: New Zealanders vote in supermarkets

As well as picking up a carton of milk and a loaf of bread at the supermarket, voters in New Zealand will also be able to pick their new prime minister at the next election, after a shake-up of voting laws allowed for ballot boxes to be placed in busy shops and malls. The new regulations announced this week will also allow same-day registration and voting. One in five eligible people did not vote in the 2017 election which saw Labour’s Jacinda Ardern elected. Under New Zealand’s MMP voting system, Ardern formed a coalition government with New Zealand First and…

Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions. As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations. Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries. The operation was underway in its…

US war on Iran could cause ‘disaster’ in Middle East – Moscow

It’s hard to calculate Iran’s response to a potential US invasion, Vladimir Putin has said, adding that assaulting the Gulf state could bring “disaster” to the entire Middle East region. There are voices in the US calling for a military action against Iran, but hopefully, such a scenario will never come true, Putin admitted on Thursday. An all-out invasion of Iran could trigger “a disaster in the region” due to the spike in violence and, possibly, waves of refugees fleeing for safety. That aside, “anyone attempting to do this” would also pay a price, he cautioned. It is hard to…

Second Projectile in 24 Hours Targets Iraq’s Oil Rich Basra Region – Reports

A second rocket in a day has landed in the Iraqi province of Basra where foreign and Iraqi oil companies and fields are located, Iraqi security services said, adding that there is no information on damage or casualties. “Following the news of the rocket [attack] in Basrah province […] Which caused three injuries, another rocket fell near Zubayr city [in Basrah province], there is no information about the losses”, the statement from the Iraqi security forces said on Facebook. Earlier in the day, the Iraqi military said that a rocket had struck near Basra, where infrastructure belonging to US oil…

Pentagram: New US Troop Deployment to Middle East to Include Patriot Missiles, Drones

The Pentagon revealed Wednesday that the US’ latest troop deployment to the Middle East will also include a Patriot Missile battalion, drones and manned surveillance aircraft. Additionally, the Pentagon has indicated that it doesn’t want war with Iran, but that it is “postured and ready to defend US forces and interests in the region,” Reuters reported. The latest development comes days after then acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday that the US would be sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East to counter alleged Iranian aggression. In a statement released at the time, Shanahan stated that…

Erdogan: Former Egyptian President Morsi Was ‘Killed’, ‘Authorities Did Not Intervene to Save Him’

The Egyptian state broadcaster previously reported, citing its medical sources that the ex-President Mohamed Morsi died of a heart attack during a trial session in an espionage case in Cairo on Monday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday stated that former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was ‘killed.’ The Turkish leader also slammed Egyptian officials for not taking any measures to save the ex-president. “Morsi was struggling on the floor in the courtroom for 20 minutes. Authorities unfortunately did not intervene to save him,” Erdogan said. “Morsi was killed, he did not die of natural causes.” Morsi, who was removed…

Israeli channel airs call to expel all Palestinians

The Israeli international TV channel i24 News last week aired a call for the total ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. “There will never, ever be a two-state solution,” British far-right demagogue Katie Hopkins stated. “Israel will become the super force here. You will have to have a one-state solution.” But she wasn’t talking about a single state with equal rights for all. “There will not be peace in Israel until you remove the people who don’t belong there,” Hopkins asserted. Another guest, former Israeli diplomat Daniel Shek, objected that they – the Palestinians – “are indigenous people, not migrants.”…

‘Joints Will Be Separated’: Revealing Gruesome New Details of Khashoggi Murder, UN Report Says ‘Inconceivable’ Crown Prince Not Involved

In a thorough and damning report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi released Wednesday, United Nations special rapporteur Agnes Callamard found that Khashoggi was “the victim of a brutal and premeditated killing” that was likely orchestrated by top officials in the Saudi government, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “Evidence points to the 15-person mission to execute Mr. Khashoggi requiring significant government coordination, resources, and finances,” Callamard wrote. “Every expert consulted finds it inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the crown prince being aware, at a minimum, that some sort of mission of a…

Jerusalem Post: U.S. Bombing Of Iran “Will Be Massive But Will Be Limited To A Specific Target”

I write this article with a heavy heart.  In recent weeks I had come to the conclusion that there probably would not be a war with Iran in 2019, but now I have to admit that I was wrong.  U.S. officials were very quick to blame Iran for the attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and President Trump’s advisers have reportedly been pushing him very hard to strike Iran.  President Trump had been hesitant to engage Iran militarily, but now it appears that he is going to give the war hawks in his administration exactly what they…