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Trump spins cover-up for Saudi killing, signaling no ‘turning-point’ in US relations

Senior congressional lawmakers are calling for a radical overhaul in US relations with Saudi Arabia. But Trump’s indulgence to let Saudi rulers off the hook shows the strategic alliance is too important for US’ power interests.

Forensics expert ‘cut to pieces’ Saudi journalist’s body as colleagues listened to music – sources

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body was cut into pieces after his death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, a Turkish source has told CNN and Al Jazeera. The source told Al Jazeera that the murder took about seven minutes and said that Saudi forensics expert Saleh al-Tubaiqi dismembered Khashoggi’s body and asked his […]

US won’t impose economic sanctions against Saudis to protect its arms sales to kingdom – analysts

The US sanctions threat against Saudi Arabia will likely remain only a threat, analysts have told RT. The kingdom is a major buyer of American arms and is also a huge holder of US Treasury bonds which makes sanctions improbable.

US sanctions policy against Russia undermines dollar’s reserve currency position – Goldman Sachs

Washington’s aggressive policy against Moscow could be a sufficient reason behind the recent fall of the dollar’s share of global central-bank reserves, according to economist at US multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs.  Russia’s Central Bank has sold some $85 billion of its $150 billion holding of the US assets from April through June after the […]

China Turns Its Back On US Oil

Although the Chinese government has not yet gone so far in the ever-escalating trade war as to sanction United States oil, imports are drying up anyway as Chinese buyers shy away from US crude. According to US Census Bureau data released last week, for the first time since 2016, China has halted purchases of US crude, importing […]

Ecuador restores Assange’s communications after 7-month blackout – WikiLeaks

The Ecuadorian government has lifted restrictions on WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange’s communications with the outside world, allowing visitors to his embassy hideout and restoring internet access it cut off in March.

Capitalism will eat democracy — unless we speak up | Yanis Varoufakis

Have you wondered why politicians aren’t what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems? Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says that it’s because you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the […]

‘Kiss of Death’: Hillary Clinton Avoiding Political Limelight – Dem Strategist

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is a curse for Democrats, who are now going out of their way to distance themselves from the former lawmaker, according to political operatives. Clinton, who just two years ago enjoyed the almost unanimous support of the Democratic Party, is now a perceived as a ‘kiss of death’ whose […]

US needs a space force because Russia is ahead on it, Trump says

Keen as ever on his idea of creating an American fighting force in space, US President Donald Trump has said it’s a necessity for Washington, because its perceived top adversaries – Russia and China – are beating it to the punch.

MARKET FRAGILITY INDEX: The New Indicator That Screams BUBBLE – Mike Maloney

A funny thing happened in the middle of one of Mike Maloney’s deep-research sessions recently. As you know, he just released a brand new presentation, but while analyzing the stock market he wasn’t satisfied with the way most valuation measures were calculated. With all due respect to Warren Buffet, even his indicator fell short in […]

France to Erect Fence on Belgium Border to Keep Out Plague from Africa – Reports

Construction is due to start on October 13 and will reportedly cover a number of French departments along the border. French authorities will set up a fence on the country’s border with Belgium to keep out the swine pest, which is spreading from the African continent, the French media outlet Republicain Lorrain reported, citing the prefect of the department Meurthe-et-Moselle.

About 29Mln Facebook Users’ Data Hacked – Social Media Giant

Facebook has reported about a hack into the data of at least 30 million users of the social network, exploiting a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that existed between July 2017 and September 2018. “We now know that fewer people were impacted than we originally thought. Of the 50 million people whose access tokens we believed were […]

‘This Will Change Almost Everything’: China Developing New Sub-Killing Satellite

As China develops cutting-edge deep-sea surveillance, the nation’s navy is concurrently designing a satellite-mounted laser to locate and destroy enemy submarines. The satellite, which will be able to spot targets 500 meters below the surface, would also be used to gather data on the world’s oceans, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Monday.

Syrian Army Digs Up US-Made Guns in Terrorist Arms Cache Near Damascus (PHOTOS)

During operations to clear terrorist-controlled areas across the country in recent months, Syrian forces discovered countless caches of Western and Israeli-made weapons, munitions and supplies. Authorities in the town of Yalda, about 10 kilometers south of the Syrian capital, have discovered a large stock of weapons and ammunition carefully hidden inside a plastic water tank at a local farm abandoned by militants, the […]

‘Nonsense’: German Politician Lambasts Critics of Nord Stream 2

The minister-president of the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in northern Germany has lambasted critics of the gas pipeline project, who didn’t play with “open cards,” and rejected claims that the venture would make her country fully dependent of Russia as “nonsense.”



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