NEWS & PITHY COMMENTS - 2018

United States

It's time for a universal basic income in America. Robotics and other high-tech will replace human workers. They require a subsistence allowance.

Trump refuses to lower flags to half-staff in honor of murdered journalists. That's because Trump supports the action of one of his supporters.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders complains about being refused service in a Virginia restaurant. 12VAC5-421-3310. Prohibiting Animals: live animals shall not be allowed on the premises of a food establishment. Includes pigs.

Trump threatens global trade war and crash of the world economy after threatening the EU and China with massive tariffs. American farmers and small industry burned by Trump's actions.

Move to create 51st state of South Georgia. Some external force is behind rash of secessonist movements in the U.S.

Dinesh D'Souza, pardoned by Trump for his past crimes, retweets posts with hashtags #BurnTheJews and #BringBackSlavery. Trump has ushered in the new Nazi era.

Rep. Maxine Waters forced to cancel two events. Death threats received after Trump's vicious tweets.

Trump plans to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO). Action would create chaos.

Canada

BC Liberal Party leader writes: Trump supporters should be "rounded up and placed in camps away from public view . . . Their kids should be taken away from them for child abuse.” Bravo Mark Elyas. We agree with you!

Heavily-armed police storm Trump International Hotel & Tower in Vancouver. Incident shocks guests and on-lookers.

Hudson's Bay drops Ivanka Trump products. Canada increases boycott on U.S. products.

US Border Patrol boarded two Canadian fishing boats in Canadian waters. Military tensions now flare between US and Canada.

Canada's retaliatory tariffs on U.S. hit Florida citrus hard. Kentucky and Wisconsin also hard hit.

NDP urged to withdrawal from Canadian-Israeli parliamentary group. NDP asked to cut ties with Knesset.

Latin America

Russia to build nuclear research center in Bolivia. To be located in El Alto.

Duque packs Cabinet with Uribe loyalists. Uribe hack in charge of Finance Ministry.

Maduro backs Correa in showdown with Ecuador's President Moreno. Ecuador-Venezuela rift widening.

Autonomous indigenous communities spread across Mexico. Go it alone popular in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Morelos, Michoacán, and Jalisco.

Trump regime change in full swing. And it uses the Soros playbook and his operations.

Venezuelan foreign minister receives backing of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Kitts and Nevis as Mike Pence tries to isolate Venezuela. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza calls Pence a "viper." Actually, vipers are nicer and better looking.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins in landslide election in Mexico. Mexico reverses Latin America's far-right tilt.

Trump applies visa bans on Nicaraguan officials. Trump's neocon regime change in full swing in Nicaragua.

Ivan Duque's campaign funded by former hitman for Pablo Escobar. Colombia is now ruled by a narco leader.

Plan Colombia Version 2.0. Ivan Duque is return to the dismal past in Colombia.

Caribbean China to supplant U.S. aluminum interests in Jamaica, Guyana, and Suriname. China filling void left by Trump tariffs.
Barbudans to take legal action to protect communal land rights. Antigua trying to abrogate the Barbuda Land Act.
Vincentian PM Ralph Gonsalves to visit Cuba. Latest in several visits to Cuba.
Fuel price increase triggers rioting in Haiti. Government may fall.
Taiwan-based telecom fraudsters arrested in Dominican Republic. In addition to Taiwanese, perpetrators include nationals from Thailand, Malaysia, and Slovenia.
St. Eustatius still under Dutch direct colonial rule. Local politcians fuming.
Europe Ingermanlanders demand recognition. Finnic people in Russia all but wiped out.
71 percent of Russians have negative view of Trump. They also have a negative view of mafia-controlled governments.
White House implies that Scotland is not part of the United Kingdom. Trump further enrages British government and Queen Elizabeth.
Irish PM tells Trump to not interfere in British or EU politics. Leo Varadkar makes comment at event in County Mayo.
Was Juncker drunk at NATO summit? Blames stumbling after drinking on nerve problem.
Macedonia invited to join NATO. Greece drops longstanding objection.
New Czech government backed by Communists. First time since 1989 that the Communists have held political influence.
Catalan president visits Scotland in show of solidarity between two aspirant nations. First Minister rolls out red carpet for Quim Torra but not Donald Trump, angering Scottish Tories.
Greece and Russia expelling each other's diplomats. Row emerges over Macedonia and its joining NATO.
Trump backs Boris Johnson in row with Theresa May. Says UK is in "turmoil."
Ireland to prohibit sale of goods from Israeli settlements. Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill results in the tired old refrain of anti-blah blah.
Israeii Black Cube caught worked on Hungarian election. Conducted smear campaign against pro-EU politicians.
P6 minus 1 meet in Vienna. Remaining Iran nuclear agreement nations stand firm against Trump.
Another "Euromaidan" uprising, this time in Moldova. And Trump's CIA is backing it.
Trump pressed Macron for France to withdraw from the EU. Dangled a bilateral trade deal in return.
US ambassador to Estonia resigns. Cites Trump as reason.
Denmark joins two non-NATO military alliances. Distrust of Trump lies at heart of decision.
Dutch parliament vetoes Albania's accession to EU. Albanian membership put off indefinitely.
VMRO-DPMNE protests Macedonia name change. Macedonian president refuses to sign name change accord.
Indian sub-continent UAE opening embassy in Maldives. UAE and Saudis have been on buying spree for islands, including Maldives.
Island councils controlled by opposition in Maldives stripped of power. Government targets councils in Male, Addu, and Fuvahmulah.
Indian politicians discovered with offshore companies. BJP and Chhattisgarh hit with scandal.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari seeks Pakistan PM post. His mother was assassinated and grandfather executed by Pakistan's military-led deep state.
Middle East Erdogan re-elected with near-dictatorial powers. Turkish democracy is all but dead.
Cyber election-meddling? It's the Israeiis, stupid!
Israel set to launch moon lander. Will it claim the moon as Biblical-given territory and start lunar Jewish settlements?
Israel may establish ties with Syria's Assad. Lieberman doesn't rule out future relations with government it tried to topple.
Netanyahu forms alliance with neo-fascist central European governments. Zionists love their anti-Semitic neo-Nazis. Perfect together, just like the Haavara Agreement days of old.
Turkey abolishes post of prime minister. All powers now vested in Erdogan, the new Ottoman emperor.
Giuliani calls fore Iran regime change at meeting of the terrorist MEK. The MEK is a cult, just like the Trump Organization.
Syria seizes US and French equipment from ISIL. Includes advanced communications gear.
US readies sanctions against India and Turkey for buying Iranian oil. Secondary sanctions by Washington will further isolate the US.
Israel ambling for a naval base in Cyprus. The "cover" is a floating dock to supply Gaza.
UAE targeting Islah party leaders in Yemen for assassination. And Erik Prince is behind the UAE.
Central Asia Kyrgyz plan to loan helicopters to Uganda nixed. Shady deal involved the UAE Free Economic Zone.
UAE Foreign Minister in Tatarstan. Meets with President Rustam Minnikhanov.
Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic latest hotspot in Azeri-Armenian confiict. Exclave joins Nagorno-Karabakh as a conflict tinderbox.
Soybean Silk Road will kill US soybean exports to China. US soy industry will be all but dead, thanks to Trump.
Azerbaijan displays Turkish cruise missile in military parade. The SOM-B1 is Turkey's first domestically-produced cruise missile.
East & Southeast Asia
Tourists caught dancing at Sabah mosque. Government to take action.
Draft Philippines Constitution would give Duterte powers of all 3 branches of government. The world is increasingly under the control of dictators.
Malaysian ex-PM Najib arrested in major corruption probe. Billions missing from state fund.
Malaysian PM Mahathir calls Trump "mercurial." Urges caution in dealing with him.
Duterte calls God "stupid." Results in fierce backlash in strongly Catholic country.
Africa Somaliland king freed from prison. Osman Aw Mahmud Burmadow attended crowning of a monarch in Puntland.
Namibia charges members of Caprivi Concerned Groupwith subversion. Caprivi Strip wants independence.
Igbos unite for Sovereign State of Biafra. Biafran flag appears again in restive southeastern Nigerian region.
Seychelles military base agreement with india for Assumption Island and Agalega Island exposed. Scramble for bases in Indian Ocean.
Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea meet in peace summit. Ethiopian PM travels to Asmara.
Has Trump unshackled the CIA? Two attempted assassinations the same day against African leaders is reminiscent of the CIA of the past.
Togo Foreign Minister Robert Dussey says he will "do everything for Israel." Offers up Togo as an Israeli base of operations in Africa.
Polar & Remote Islands

Governor of Pitcairn visits island. Laura Clarke is resident in Wellington.

Christmas Island saved from phosphate miners. Nauru is an exaple of the devastatiom caused by such mining.

US warns of Chinese move on Northern Marianas. Cites Chinese-owned casino in Tinian as security threat.

Oceania Chinese influence in Vanuatu tops Vanuatu PM's talks in Canberra. Australia wants limits on Chinese activity in islands.
Nauru bars Australia's ABC from covering Pacific Islands Forum. Accuses network of "false reporting," i.e. "fake news." What else can one expect from "Birdshit Island?"
Push for Northern Territory to become an indigenous state. Possible splitting of territory between north and south possible.
Final Frontier 80 new exoplanets spotted. Some are relatively close to Earth.
Two exoplanets have Earth-like axial tilt. And that means seasons.
Igor Ashurbeyli becomes head of state of Asgardia. First "space nation" inaugurated in Vienna.

 

United States



Leith, North Dakota to dissolve rather than face Nazi takeover. Headlines right out of Germany in the 1930s.
Trump's name will be off Rhode Island 2020 ballot unless he releases his tax returns. Law would apply to every candidate.
Navajo nation marks 150th anniversary of treaty with United States. The US has done everything possible to violate the treaty.
Top Trump aide tieds to NXIVM sex slave cult. Joseph Whitehouse Hagin is probably picking out immigrant girls in DHS detention camps right now.
Trump withdraws from UN Human Rights Council. No different than Hitler withdrawing from the League of Nations.
Some Illinoisans seeking secession from Metro Chicago. Sounds like Trump goons are behind this ridiculous effort.
It's payback time. Joseph Siegelman, son of former Governor Don Siegelman -- politically prosecuted by GOP -- wins nomination for Attorney General of Alabama. So many Republican crooks, so little prison cells.
US Senator denied access to immigrant children detention center. What horrors may be taking place behind the gates and barbed wire?

Canada

Nine new parties on Ontario ballot. They include the Ontario Party and Consensus Ontario.

BC cracks down on hidden home owners. BC has attracted gray and black money.

Canada pays back Trump. Canadians boycott US products, cancel US vacations. Florida citrus hit hard by boycott and tariffs.

Canadian House of Commons unanimously backs Trudeau against Trump's threats. Canadian parties united against Trump administration threats and ad hominem attacks.

Trump promises to punish the Canadian people. Hitler spoke like that about Poland and France.

Canadians outraged at Trump's comments about Trudeau. Canadians of all parties rally behind PM.

Ford stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Trudeau in showdown with Trump. Ontario Premier has supported Trump in the past.

Doug Ford, brother of Toronto's late crackhead mayor, elected Premier of Ontario. Which means that ignorant "white trash" is not merely confined to American voter rolls.

Latin America

Taiwan president to visit Paraguay. News follows reports of Beijing's outreach to Taiwan's last diplomatic ally in South America.

Disgust across Latin America at Trump's family separations. Even far-right governments condemn Trump.

Israel helped create Latin American death squads. And that led to refugee flow to U.S. border.

Right-wing narco-supported Ivan Duque elected president of Colombia. Duque favors violating the peace agreement with FARC.

Martinelli extradited from US to Panama. Will he spill beans on Trump's money laundering in Panama during corruption trial?

Cuba condemns OAS resolution suspending Venezuela. Four nations -- Venezuela, Saint Vincent, Dominica, and Bolivia -- voted against resolution. Belize, Grenada, Haiti, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, and Uruguay among abstentions.

Argentina cancels soccer match in Jerusalem. Argentine soccer team cites Israel's brutal suppression of Palestinian rights.

Mexico imposes tariffs on U.S. pork, apples, potatoes, bourbon, and cheeses. Trump and Republicans can say goodbye to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Bolivia's Morales says U.S. uses OAS as stick against Venezuela. The OAS is a Monroe Doctrine contrivance.

Colombia grows closer to NATO. Venezuela seen as common target.

Caribbean Islands continue to rebuild after hurricanes. BVI, Dominica, and Barbuda recovering from catastrophic devastation.
Puerto Rican independence leader asks UN for intervention. Says US trying to turn Puerto Rico into another Hawaii.
Canary Islands President visits Cuba. There are historical ties between the Canaries and Cuba.
Corporate and income taxes raised in Barbados. Airport departure tax raised.
Trinidad looks to Australia to beef up maritime security. Questions raised over contracts.
Antigua rejects FedEx suspension of service to Cuba. PM issues statement of support for Cuban ambassador.
Dominican presidential candidate vows to move embassy to Israel. Ramfis Dominguez Trujillo, a dual US-Dominican citizen, is a grandson of dictator Rafael Trujillo. Right-wing dictators and Israel are natural allies as brutes and human rights violators.
Europe Macedonians protest potential name change. Soros's man Zoran Zaev says negotiations with Greece in final stages.
Catalonian government severs tied to Spanish monarchy. The King of Spain is the highest-paid unemployed grifter in Spain.
Israel attacks Pamplona, Spain, citing the Inquisition. If it's not the Holocaust, it's always something else with the Israelis.
Czech president says Ukraine run by oligarchs. And many of them are Zionists with Nazi militias.
GCHQ and MI6 to be locked out of European police databases after Brexit. GCHQ chief warns against move.
Two pro-Quisling far-right Progress Party Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize. That's because Adolf Hitler is dead.
Georgian PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili and his Cabinet resigns. Government was in conflict with President Bidzina Ivanishvili.
Juncker to Bavarian parliament: Trump called the former Luxembourg PM a "brutal killer." Trump confused Luxembourg with North Korea.
Basques push for independence from Spain. Basques form human chain.
Greece puts 8 Turkish defectors under guard. Greece protecting exiles from Erdogan kidnappers.
Macron says phone calls with Trump are similar to sausages. Best not to know what's inside of them.
German political leaders demand Berlin expel US ambassador. Richard Grenell openly backing far-right European political parties.
Israel joins NATO exercise in Europe for first time. "Saber Strike" exercise is aimed at Russia.
Anti-immigrant SDS party wins Slovenian election. Janez Jansa slated to become prime minister.
Middle East Assad to meet Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Timing of meeting could have impact on Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.
Major Turkish AKP supporter involved in offshore company. Money laundering through secret BVI firm.
Houthis kill mercenaries on Yemeni west coast. Let's hope one of them was Erik Prince.
Russia holds official reception in Jerusalem. Another sell-out to the Palestinians.
Israel says it uncovered plot to kill Netanyahu. Too bad it didn't succeed.
Over 70 Syrian tribes declare war on U.S. Assad offers pact with Syrian Kurds.
Russia to supply Qatar with S-400 air defense system. Russia ignores Saudi threats of military retaliaton. Saudi Arabia's military force is largely composed of mercenaries.
Indian sub-continent Tribal violence in Meghalaya. Locals resent Punjabi settlers.
India slaps tariffs on US motorcycles, almonds, apples, and other products. Trump's trade war hits sub-continent.
India to buy Russian S-400 missile defense system. India faces sanctions retaliation from Trump's goon squad.
Central Asia New focus on Gilgit-Baltistan's status. Aspirant nation-state in midst of Chinese-Indian rivalry.
Foreign rabbis and Chabadniks ousted from Russia for agitating overthrow of the government. Chabad is a wing of Mossad.
UAE increasing troop level in Afghanistan. Erik Prince's Reflex Responses mercs among them?
India and Pakistan to conduct first joint military drill in SCO exercise. Peace Mission 2018 to be held in Russia's Ural mountains.
East & Southeast Asia
Mattis threatens China over South China Sea. Just another Trump administration war monger spewing oral diarrhea.
Brother of former Malaysian PM Najib owns offshore company in British Virgin Islands. Everbright Universal Holdings Ltd. owns property in the U.S.
U.S. opens "embassy" in Taiwan. China angered by violation of "one China" policy.
US claims US diplomats in China suffering from sonic attacks. This line of Trump bullshit didn't work in Cuba and won't work in China.
Africa Rwandan-Russian military relations grow closer. Rwanda may obtain Russian air defense system.
Grenade attack on Ethiopian PM. Abiy Ahmed escaped injury.
Lesotho voters want a more powerful king. See less elections.
Africa's dictators taxing Internet to stigle criticism. Digital secession under threat.
Ethiopia and Eritrea end border war. Addis recognizes Eritrean control of Badme.
Matabeleland demands secession. New country would be called the Mthwakazi Republic.
Polar & Remote Islands

Agreement between Canada, Greenland, and Denmark over Hans Island in offing. Boundary dispute at center of problem.

Faroes wants in on the Olympics. Corrupt IOC has a draconian policy of not allowing non-independent nations to join.

Faroes and Russia work on free trade agreement. Faroes cashing in on Norwegian sanctions against Russia.

Faroes wants to compete under its own flag in Olympics. Cites backing by Denmark for its cause.

Oceania Aborigines demand their flag to fly atop Sydney Harbor Bridge. Labor promises to take such action.
Drunk driver crashes into Cook Islands Parliament. Collapses wall.
Third party emerges in Cook Islands. One Cook Islands Movement adopts libertarian anti-government platform.
Kanak party wants direct negotiations with France over decolonization process. Pro-independence front fractured, likely a result of DGSE provocations.
Final Frontier A new particle that "shouldn't exist" discovered. Sterile neutrino baffles scientists.
Ceres surface has high levels of organic compounds. May indicate current or past life on dwarf planet.
Hadron collider upgrade. More dangerous tinkering with parallel universes and black holes.
Massive Martian dust storm threatens rover Opportunity. Rover placed in sleep mode.
Organic molecules found on Mars. Evidence of life.
Meteor strikes Earth with little advance warning. Object crashed in Africa.

United States

Essential Consultants is a Trump-Cohen extortion, bribery, and hush money slush fund. It's that simple.
GOP candidate for North Dakota Secretary of State withhdraws after arrest record for being a "Peeping Tom" is revealed. GOP = Gross Old Perverts.
Media coverage of a royal wedding: "reporting" as inane and useless as ever. Note to media owners: a few Americans still recall that the United States was born out of a revolution against an ancestor of the pampered and overly-manicured British royal family.
Trump the Schlump: Trashed Iran nuclear deal while clutching for a doubtful deal with North Korea. With Iran and NK, Israel is running the show in Washington.
Tribal rights under siege by Trump. Trump has shown himself to be a total racist when it comes to Native Americans.
Drilling threatens ancient roads of New Mexico. Another infringement of tribal sovereign rights.
Bolton threatens Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un. North Korea says it finds Bolton "repugnant." We agree with Pyongyang.
Former NSC staffer Ezra Cohen-Watnick wanted to spy on colleagues to determine leakers. Cohen-Watnick, a Mossad mole if there ever was one, now spies on Justice Department.

Canada

Harper and Baird join in supporting US abrogation of JCPOA. Mossad has all the gay photos of both needed for blackmail.

Canadian doctor shot by Israeli sniper while giving medical aid to Gazans. Dr. Tarek Loubani won't hear anything from Trudeau or Freeland because they are in power, courtesy of Canada's influential Jewish lobby.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister violates First Nations treaty rights by banning night time hunting. These treaty violations are all the vogue among right-wing leaders in Canada and U.S.

Latin America

Morales warns of plan for US to invade Venezuela. Cites US military presence in Colombian department of Tumaco.

Canada downgrades relations with Venezuela. Cuts off military contacts.

Maduro victor in Venezuelan presidential election. Re-election comes amid unrelentless propaganda and destabilization campaign by CIA.

Right-wing Brazilian foreign minister outraged at European support for Lula. Former French President Hollande and former Spanish PM Zapotero urge Brazil to free Lula to allow him to run for president.

Pro-Palestinian protests across Latin America. Largest held at Israei embassy in Buenos Aires.

Bolivian envoy reads out names of Palestinians killed by Israelis at UN Security Council. Nikki Haley boycotted moment of silence held for victims.

Assange hacked into Ecuadorian embassy communications system. Ecuador's Operations GUEST and HOTEL spied on Assange's visitors and foes.
ELN declares cease fire during Colombian elections. ELN-Bogota negotiations continue in Cuba.
Caribbean Barbuda rooting out Antiguan plants. Barbuda Council employees who refuse to return to island will lose their jobs.
Right-wing Cuban terrorist Luis Posada Carriles dead. May he rot in gusano hell.
Mia Mottley becomes Barbados's first woman PM. Opposition parties shut out in parliament.
Montserrat PM Donaldson Romeo wants island re-added to UN list of territories to be de-colonized. Reverses position of his predecessor, R. T. Meade.
Europe Bolton threatens European companies with sanctions over Iran. European companies should release videos of Bolton in sex orgies at Plato's Retreat in Manhattan in the 70s and 80s.
Ukraine withdraws from CIS. Follows Georgia.
Russian-Jewish oligarch gets Israeli citizenship. Roman Abramovich is part of pro-Trump syndicate.
Old Belarusian flag re-appears on streets of Minsk. Distancing from Moscow taking place.
Rajoy boycotts Western Balkans summit. Kosovo's presence results in snub from Madrid.
Palestine recalls envoys to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria for attending US embassy ceremony in Jerusalem. All four countries have large neo-Nazi movements -- the Nazis and Zionists have, once again, discovered their common roots.
Scottish parliament refuses to back EU Brexit bill. Sees London making a power play for Scottish affairs.
Catalan separatist Quim Torra to become new Catalan president. Torra is close ally of exiled Carles Puigdemont.
Middle East Rise of the Mahra Sultanate on SocotraSheikh Abdullah bin Issa al Aafrar readies himself for restoral to power.
Swiss foreign minister questions UNWRA. Ignacio Cassis adopts Zionist line and destroys Swiss neutrality.
Israel ignores Paraguay as a past haven for Nazi war criminals. Birds of a feather flock together.
Saudi troops land on Socotra. Saudi-UAE clash for control of island.
Jerusalem has a big party, while Israeli troops massacre Gaza residents by the scores. Israeli thinking: one holocaust deserves another.
Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania block EU condemnation of US embassy move to Jerusalem. Czechs and Romanians are planning their own embassy moves.
These "Dirty 32" are attending the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem: Albania, Angola, Austria, Cameroon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Kenya, Macedonia, Burma, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, South Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam, Paraguay, Tanzania and Zambia. All should be boycotted by decent people.
Ras al Khaimah discovery of oil and gas reserves attracts international interest. RAK Petroleum Authority established.
Turkey orders Israeli ambassador out. Ankara tells Eitan Naeh to stay in Israeli for a while.
Moqtada al Sadr, Iraqi Shi'a nationalist, takes lead in Iraqi election. Anti-American cleric will determine next government.
Jared and Ivanka receive blessing in Jerusalem from Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who once compared black people to monkeys. Well, Mr. Yosef, you DO know why the "Jewfish" has that name? Because of its big mouth.
Indian sub-continent Pakistan blocks US defense attache Col. Joseph Hall from leaving country after fatal crash. Hall. reportedly drunk, ran red light, killing Pakistani man. Hall permitted to leave Pakistan.
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) rebels massacre Hindus in Rakhine state, Myanmar. Rohingyas are being radicalized by a usual suspect - Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan debates merging Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. UN seen behind move.
Central Asia Kazakh tycoon detained in Moscow on fraud chargesZhomart Ertaev suspected of embezzlement of bank funds.
Mongolia-Taiwan business meeting held. Taiwan seeking out new partners as its diplomatic isolation grows.
Saudis assume majority ownership of Tajikistan bank. Saudis seek to erase Iranian influence in Tajikistan.
East & Southeast Asia
Anwar Ibrahim released from prison in Malaysia. Expected to become prime minister, succeeding Mahathir Mohamed.
Malaysia to enlarge Middle Rocks near Singapore's Pedra Branca. Island nases all the rage in SE Asia.
Haitian president in Taiwan. Taiwan seeks to maintain its diplomatic allies as China grabs up a few.
Head of Syrian Orthodox Church visits Kerala. Meets with chief minister.
Saudis ensure tight Sharia control on non-Islamic religions in Brunei. Chinese investments also pouring in to country.
Malaysian government studies devolving powers to Sarawak. Sarawak chief minister is a stumbling block.
Police seize 72 bags of cash, jewels from raid on Najib's properties. Former Malaysian PM is destined for prison.
Trump orders Commerce Dept. to help Chinese firm ZTE avoid US trade sanctions. How much money did ZTE wire into Essential Consultants Trump slush fund account? MCGA: Make China Great Again!
Africa Barotseland activists freed after international outcry. Barotseland Royal Establishment seeks freedom from Zambian rule.
Burkina Faso ditches Taiwan for China. Second major diplomatic loss for Taiwan in recent weeks.
Ethiopia denies supprting Eritrean rebel movements. Ethiopia accused of working with Sudan to topple Eritrean government.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza extends his term. Follows presidents of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in extending term limits.
Polar & Remote Islands

Greenland and Faroes inching toward independence from Denmark. Greenland looking at 2021 independence date.

Chinese invests in Greenland to help wean it from Denmark. Danish government seeks to keep Greenland under its colonial yoke.

Oceania Timor-Leste opposition wins electionXanana Gusmao expected to serve in new government.
Floating islands planned for French Polynesia. Will have their own governments and crypto-currencies.
Japan holds summit in Iwaki with leaders of Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. China and North Korea on agenda.
Taiwan flags painted by children erased by Australian authorities on orders of Chinese diplomat. Australia: truly, a nation of sheep.
Final Frontier Asteroid 2010 WC9 to pass between Earth and moon. It is the size of the Statue of Liberty.
Second interstellar asteroid enters solar system. 2015 BZ509 follows by a year the entry and departure of Oumuamua.
Octopi may be aliens. Creatures may have arrived on meteors. Bet the store that cicadas, with their unearthly life cycles, arrived the same way.

United States

Memphis politician threatens secession from Tennessee. Neo-confederates in Nashville punish Memphos for removing Confederate statues.
Trump tells cheering crowd in Indiana that he might want to be president-for-life. Another "president-for-life," Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, "removed" by the CIA:
Scott Pruitt dined in Rome with Cardinal accused of child sexual abuse. Pruitt is a Southern Baptist, so he obviously met with George Pell to give him the support of Trump's pedophile network.
Trump threatens to remove press credentials from hostile news organizations. Springtime for Hitler and America.
Three billionaire and very disloyal American Jews behind Trump pulling out of JCPOA. The terrible trio are Sheldon Adelson, Bernard Marcus, and Paul Singer.
Trump threatens to seal the borders if he doesn't get his wall. We do need a wall but not for the borders. You figure out what it should be used for.
U.S. re-establishes US Navy Seconf Fleet. Area of responsibility includes East Coast and North Atlantic.
Signatures being collected for California Self-Determination Referendum Act. Enough signatures will place Calexit question on 2021 ballot.
Raid of Dr. Bornstein's office by Trump thugs violated federal HIPPA and New York State laws. Trump has no regard for the law nor the Constitution.

Venice threatens secession from Los Angeles. "Vexit" part of a definite trend.

Canada

Jewish lobby wants charity tax status revoked for pro-Palestinian organization. Necef Sabeel Canada is accused of publishing an "anti-Semitic" book. Same old whine in the same old bottle.

Canadian Sikh government minister ordered by TSA to remove turban at Detroit airport. U.S. forced to apologize to Canadian government but screener is not fired.

Latin America

Cuba denounces attempt to destabilize Nicaragua. Washington up to its old tricks.
Guatemala expels Swedish and Venezuelan ambassadors. President Jimmy Morales is as mentally unbalanced as Trump and the Philippines' Duterte.
Chile stockpiles Iranian crude oil. US to re-impose sweeping sanctions on November 4.
Morales condemns Free Trade Area of the Americas and similar constructs. Calls them imperialist projects. Which they are.
Guatemala raises flag over new Jerusalem embassy. Paraguay and Honduras following.
China and Dominican Republic establish ties. Dominican relations with Taiwan severed.
Caribbean Barbudans petition Commonwealth to preserve their communal land ownership rights. Antigua wants to sell island to highest bidders,
South Korea moving toward diplomatic ties with Cuba. Seoul bucking U.S. sanctions on Cuba.
NATO promotes colonialism in the 21st century. NATO's colonial five hang on to their colonies.
Haiti reaffirms ties with Taiwan. Minister says government will not follow lead of Dominicans and recognize Beijing.
Antigua PM rejects consultation with Barbudan people as he plans to sell off their island to the highest bidder. Barbudan MP and Opposition Leader cry foul.
Caribbean premiers Alden McLaughlin, Orlando Smith, and David Burt challenge London on financial oversight. Independence talk is in the air in Caymans, BVI, and Bermuda.
Cayman Islands and Bermuda accuse London of colonial overreach. Say British snooping on corporate records is colonial despotism.
Europe Amber Rudd, Theresa May's protege, resigns as Home Secretary. Rudd played a "Trump card" in harassment and deportation of longtime Caribbean residents of Britain.
Montenegro investigative reporter looking into mafia activities shot and injured. Montenegro is ruled by a mafia government protected by NATO and the Rothschilds.
Madrid ruling clique blocks Puigdemont from forming Catalan government. Puigdemont remains in Germany.
Former London mayor says Hitler cooperated with the Zionists. It's true, but Labor is paying a heavy price for telling the truth.
Lesbos protests Greek PM's visit. Islanders object to migrant invasion of their island.
Armenia experiencing a full-blown color revolution. The neocons are back in control in Washington and it shows.
Czech Communist Party offered ministry posts in government. 45 percent of Czechs approve Communists in government.
Fake Art! Etienne Terrus Museum in France discovers over half of its paintings are fake. The culprits can be found to the east. The Middle East.
Middle East Israel to create Jewish-only communities. A little bit of apartheid mixed with a dash of Nazism.
Ayatollah Khamenei reads "Fire and Fury." That's how world leaders have to ascertain what's going on in the "White Nut House."
New "Axis of Evil" forms against Iran. UAE expands its territory.
Netanyahu chef serves Japanese PM and wife dishes in a shoe, considered unclean in Japanese culture. Diplomatic slap came one week after Japan refused to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Ill-mannered Jews: is there a story in that?
Jerusalem names traffic circle after Trump. Good, when Israel ceases to exist and Palestine, once again, rules over its rightful lands, this circle can be named after Yasir Arafat or Muammar Qaddafi.
Israel presented US intelligence fake Iranian nuclear documents said to have been stolen by Mossad from an Iranian warehouse. More Zionist  claptrap, just like the fake Niger yellowcake uranium documents.
UAE invades and occupies Socotra. UAE forces seize airport and seaport, expel Yemeni government officials.
American serving as major general in UAE army. Stephen Toumajan is a former US Army Lt. Colonel.
Israeii Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz threatens Assad with assassination. Israel: state sponsor of terrorism.
UAE and Indian special forces kidnapped daughter of emir of Dubai off the coast of Goa. Sheikha Latifa being held in UAE against her will.
Muharrem Ince is opposition candidate against Erdogan. CHP uniting with right-wing parties to defeat Turkish president.
US Special Operations forces active in all parts of Yemen. Sana'a, Hodeidah, and Aden within "Yemen Joint Special Operations Area."
Iraqi show thrower running for parliament. Muntader al Zaidi demands apology and compensation from US for invasion and occupation.
Netanyahu now has authority to declare war. Stage is set for war with Iran.
Indian sub-continent India and Pakistan to join counter-terror exercise. Part of SCO's operation Peace Mission.
Pakistan Interior Minister Ashan Iqbal shot in assassination attempt. Assailant part of Tehreek-e-Labaik.
China and India hold border meeting in Ladakh. Military commanders meet in Chusul.
Central Asia Kazakhstan abandoning Cyrillic alphabet for Latin style. Country now known as Qazaqstan Respýblıkasy.
Eurasian Economic Union summit planned for Sochi. Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan are members.
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Uzbekistan and Turkey cement ties. Establish High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council.
East & Southeast Asia Mahathir-led opposition defeats ruling party in Malaysia is surprise upset. Incumbent PM Najib Razak tried to prevent Mahathir's accession.
Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) wants Kuching to seek more rights for Sarawak from new Malaysian federal government. Sarawak and Sabah want autonomy rights restored.
Hung state assemblies in Sabah, Kedah, and Perak. Defeat of ruling Malaysian party opens door for kingmakers.
Anti-Chinese sentiment in Pahang ahead of elections. Chinese investments stir ire of locals.
Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad claims his plane was sabotaged. Police charge him with spreading "fake news."
Africa Opposition demands Madagascar president and prime minister resign. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina is changing election laws.
Ethiopia backing port development in Berbera. Somaliland on the cusp of international recognition as a result of closer relations with Ethiopia and the UAE.
Zanzibar and Oman sign archival accord. Both were once united under same sultanate.
Africa continues to correct colonial geographical names. Swaziland joins the Slave Coast and the Gold Coast.
Zim opposition leader Nelson Chamisa says his party would expel Chinese investors. Anti-Chinese ferver in Africa being stoked externally.
Polar & Remote Islands

Greenland and Faroes inching toward independence from Denmark. Greenland looking at 2021 independence date.

Monster wave near Campbell Island sets world record. Measured at 78 feet high.

South Georgia now free of rats. Now, get to work on the White House and all the two-legged rats infesting the place.

Faroes delays constitution referendum. Parties announce six-month postponement.

Oceania South Australia Premier Steven Marshall may scrap treaties with aboriginals. The "Trump effect" is a global cancer.
Palau ratifies anti-nuke treaty. Nuclear weapons, including US weapons, banned from island nation.
5 Australian MPs resign over their dual citizenship. Too bad the US does not have that rule in order to dump scads of US-Israeli dual citizens from Congress.
Lockheed Martin initiating U.S. Air Force Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll. Most Marshall Islanders are opposed to U.S. military presence on islands.
Canberra sends a new colonial administrator to Norfolk Island. Eric Hutchinson contnues to dismantle all vestiges of self-government.
Former NZ defense attache in Washington hid camera in unisex toilet in DC embassy. Ex-Commodore Alfred Keating fces maximum 18 months in prison.
Macron in New Caledonia ahead of independence referendum. Colonialists reject notion of Kanak identity.
NZ PM's partner subjected to online smear campaign. Appears to be a well-orchestrated right-wing operation.
Final Frontier Ancient Egyptians on Mars? Weird rock formation discovered.
First cloudless exoplanet discovered. It is called WASP-96b and is a great place to get a tan..


United States

Citizenship data doesn't belong in a census for a democratic nation. And it violates the intent of the framers of the Constitution.

Trump's war cabinet against Iran almost complete. Pompeo and Bolton advocate war with Iran.

Rahm Emanuel cautions Democrats against supporting impeachment. That's because Rahm's tribe is getting exactly all they want, and more, from Trump.

Trump wants to be added to Mount Rushmore. He should be added to a pile of garbage on Staten Island.

FBI broke into Russian consulate in Seattle. Russia protests action.

Assassin of federal judge Robert Vance and civil rights attorney Robert E. Robinson executed in Alabama. Moody was 83, the oldest inmate executed in modern times.

Missouri GOP Governor Greitens hit with second criminal indictment. In addition to sexual assault, he now faces charges of charity fraud. A real Trumper.

Father of former National Security Adviser Gen. H. R. McMaster died from suspicious blunt force trauma to the head at Philadelphia nursing home. Nursing home records falsified in suspicious death.

Thieves stealing checks, bank documents, and birthday cards containing cash out of mail boxes in towns in Bergen, Essex and Passaic counties, New Jersey. Looks like the Kushners are in a new line of business.

GOP donors threaten cut-off of funds to Republican legislators who refuse to back pervert Republican Governor Eric Greitens. GOP: "Gross Old Perverts."

Bolton nothing more than a terrorist. He enjoys killing Arabs and Muslims.

Canada

Trudeau and British Columbia government in battle over pipeline. BC refuses to budge in its opposition to pipeline across province.

Newfoundland Municipal Affairs Minister removed from Cabinet over bullying allegations. Eddie Joyce reported to have harassed opposition MPs.

Latin America

Far-right Brazilian presidential candidate charged with inciting hatred. Jair Bolsonaro, the "Brazilian Trump," could get three years in prison.
Lenin Moreno invites the U.S. military back into Ecuador. Rafael Correra expelled the US from the Manta airbase.
Paraguay moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Follows Guatemala and U.S.
Nicaragua hit by a Trump administration-directed color revolution. Trump has gone full neocon.
Fraud claimed in Paraguayan vote. Winning right wing candidates = massive fraud.
Independent Mexican presidential candidate Jaime Rodriguez, "El Bronco," says cut off the hands of thieves. He is called the "Mexican Donald Trump."
Six pro-U.S. regimes suspend membership in UNASUR. The "dirty half dozen" are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay, all fascist backwaters.
Back to the fascist future in Paraguay. Mario Abdo Benítez, the son of fascist dictator Alfredo Stroessner’s private secretary, wins presidency.
Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez replaces Raul Castro as Cuban president. Mixed socialist-private enterprise system will continue.
Witness in case against Uribe is assassinated. Uribe, a narco-terrorist former president, is trying for a political comeback.
Bolivia's Morales and Cuba's Parilla hit back at Pence at Lima summit. Pence, like a big baby, gets up and walks out.
Caribbean Passport fraud rocks Antigua and St. Vincent. Doctored passports under investigation.
Independence passions stir in Guadeloupe. Colony remembers Sarkozy's repressive tactics.
Europe Spain's fascist regime now pushing "terrorism" meme against Basques. Rajoy is itching for a civil war between his Francoists and the Catalans and Basques.
Romanian president wants Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă out because of her secret trip to Israel. Israel, like Trump, turns into to crap everything it touches.
Former French prime minister Manuel Valls crosses border to campaign against Catalonian sovereignty. Valls is a textbook quisling.
Trump's first "themed revolution" taking place in Armenia. As neocons take over Trump administration, color revolutions, like those taking place in Nicaragua and Venezuela, will increase in intensity and number.
Romanian president says Social Democratic Party leader lacks authority to move Romanian embassy in Tel Avv to Jerusalem. PSD leader Liviu Dragnea is not only corrupt, but a puppet of the Israelis.
Milo Djukanovic re-elected president of Montenegro. He will ensure the country remains a colony of the Rothschild family.
Middle East British propaganda: an imperial and colonial tradition. And American media consumes as much of it as possible.
Ex-president Gul won't challenge Erdogan in election. He obviously wants to stay out of prison.
Saudis arrest 994,000 people in 4 days. 58 percent are Yemenis.
German ZDF senior correspondent reports Syrian chemical attack was faked. And Trump launched a cruise missile attack based on a lie.
Syrian air defense intercepts possible Israeli missiles fired on eastern Homs. 9 of 12 intercepted.
Indian sub-continent Bhutan caught between two nuclear superpowers. Some Bhutanese want country to become more independent from India.
Former soccer player Bhaichung Bhutia launches new Sikkim political party. Hamro Sikkim to speak for Sikkim issues.
Central Asia Ulan Bator proposed as site for Kim-Trump summit. North Korea favors Mongolian capital because it can be reached by train from Pyongyang.
Russia unhappy with Kazakhstan abstention in UN vote. Fraying relations between Moscow and Astana.
East & Southeast Asia Scandal-ridden politicians attract one another. Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, mired in scandal and expected to resign, meets with scandal-plagued Trump.
Malaysia releases sketches of assassins of Palestinian scientist. Israel applauds assasination.
Mossad suspected of assassination of Hamas figure in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian government investigating "foreign agents."
Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. This was done to burnish Pompeo's record for his upcoming Senate confirmation vote to be Secretary of State.
Africa UAE and Somali army sever ties. UAE's close links with Somaililand cited as reason.
Comoros president suspends Constitutional Court. President Azali Assoumani calls court "dysfunctoinal."
Niger Air Base 201, outside of Agadez, is second-largest US military base in Africa, after Djibouti. It's there to target Tuareg seccessionists in Niger and Mali.
Swaziland's King changes name of country to eSwatini. Sounds like a pasta dish on an Italian menu.
Protesters in North West Province, South Africa demand Premier Supra Mahumapelo resign. Premier is seen as too close to the Gupta family.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visits Swaziland. One of the few African countries that maintains relations with Taiwan.
Polar & Remote Islands

BP readies drilling off Sable Island. Area is a major fishing zone. Nova Scotia Liberal government says BP is the "best in the world" on safety. Nova Scotia must not remember Deepwater Horizon. Nova Scotia Liberals sound like they'd make great Trump voters.

Pro-mining business-oriented party doubles vote in Greenland. Coalition talks in progress.

Oceania Ukrainian national detained in Solomon Islands. Man illegally entered Fauro Islands in the Shortland Islands from PNG. There's a strong odor of gefilte fish with this story.
ANZUS squawks, "the Chinese are coming! Same old trick from the 1970s and 80s regarding the Soviets, Libyans, and Cubans.
Final Frontier 51 Pegasi b -- the first discovered exoplanet. It began a parade of planets.
Uranus smells like farts. No, really.
Polygon figures on Mars formed by mud. Remnants of lakes.

United States

Ex-House Speaker Boehner joins marijuana firm's advisory board. How's that weed go with the merlot, Mr. Speaker?

Summing up John Kelly's neighborhood of Oak Square, Boston. Traditional racism and utter hypocrisy.

Census citizenship question presents opportunity for abuse. Just as Arab-Americans and Japanese-Americans.

Trump called only victim of Trump Tower fire a "crazy Jew." Perhaps, instead of Robert Mueller interviewing Trump, he should be paid a visit by NYPD homicide detectives and NYFD arson investigators.

DHS compiling database of journalists and bloggers. Hello Big Brother! Good-bye First Amendment.

Canada

Toronto police announces Project Mercury, an international anti-pedophile investigation. Operation also involves, Homeland Security Investigations in Ottawa, the U.K.’s National Crime Agency, the Ottawa Police Service, and the RCMP’s Saskatchewan I.C.E. Unit.

Trudeau nixes Canadian air strikes against Syria. Cites Canadian military commitments in Latvia and Mali.

Latin America

Uruguayan Communist Party condemns Brazil's move the jail ex-President Lula. El Popular writes it is a "coup within the coup."
Bolivia's Evo Morales condemns tripartite miltary attack on Syria. Says, "yesterday, they claimed the presence of fake weapons of mass destruction for invading Iraq and today they are firing their missiles under the same pretext."
Kushner and Ivanka, along with VP Pence, representing Trump at Summit of the Americas in Peru. Kushner should join the Israeli observer delegation. WMR's mascot is also "Lula" --->

Over 60 opposition party members in Brazilian Congress adopt Lula's name in support of imprisoned ex-president and current presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Sessions up to his usual no good in indicting FARC senator in Colombia. Jesus Santrich, a former FARC peace negotiator, faces extradition to Trump America on drug charges. Right-wingers won't rest until the entire FARC leadership is sitting in U.S. prisons.
Panamanian President won't help Trump recover Ocean Club tower in Panama City. Trump has likely ordered John Bolton to draw up war plans on Panama.
Colombia applies for OECD membership. Hopes to join the developed nations club.
Barbados Consul General dies in Miami. Colin Mayers was a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach.
Caribbean Sánchez Ramírez province in DR demands Barrick royalty payment from central government. Barrick's Pueblo Viejo gold mining complex is located in province.
Three arrested in assassination plot against Guyanese President David Granger. Trio made threatening calls by phone.
Puerto Rico closing a third of its schools. More post-hurricane disruption caused by depopulation.
Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration in Barbados calls for Lula's release from Brazilian prison. Lula imprisoned in Curitiba.
Europe Massive opposition in Britain to bombing Syria. Opposition demands Commons vote on such action.
Cyprus government not aware of British plans to use island to bomb Syria. Says it hopes further military operation won't take place.
Spanish fascist regime targeting Catalonian grass roots committees. Madrid junta likens Catalan activists to "terrorists." An old fascist game.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich says international relations should not depend on the mood of one person when he wakes up in the morning. Yes, the future of the world "depends" on how much crap is in Trump's adult undergarment when he stirs in the morning.
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox offices in London raided by EU investigators. Between Michael Cohen and Rupert Murdoch, law enforcement's experiencing its golden years.

Rajoy junta arrests Catalan activist and charges her with terrorism. Rajoy, the useless King, and their fellow fascistas have crossed a red line.
United Nations Human Rights Committee warns Spain on Jordi Sanchez's right to be Catalan president.
Orban wins sweeping vistory in Hungary. Soros's operations are in sights.
Middle East Israelis shoot Palestinian journalist wearing vest emblazoned with PRESS. Netanyahu is giving Trump ideas.
Three Muslim Crown Princes stake their claims. Crown Princes of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Johor flexing political muscle.
Israel hoping for breakup of Jordan into Palestinian and Bedouin states. Then, the Zionists can forcibly move West Bank Palestinians across the Jordan River into the new Palestinian Jordan state. It's called "lebensraum," which is as much as Yiddish word, as it is German.
Turkey holding two Greek soldiers hostage. Ankara wants to exchange them for 8 Turkish soldiers who sought asylum in Greece.
Saudis threaten to build canal along border with Qatar. Move would turn Qatar into an island.
Houthis claim drone strike on Saudi Aramco facility in Jizan. Also claim hit on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia's Asir province.
Indian sub-continent India boycotting SARCC summit in Pakistan. No word on other no-shows.
China "opposed to the use of force" in Syria. Says US-UK-French attack violation of international law.
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) forms pro-sharia coalition in Pakistan. Group to run in upcoming elections.
Canadian running Himalayan Community Foundation in Kathmandu arrested for pedophilia. The foundation is linked to Soros's operations in Nepal.
Central Asia Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov fires security chief. Abdil Segizbayev formerly worked for George Soros's foundation.
Ilham Aliyev receives 86 percent of the vote in sham Azerbaijan election. 74.5 percent turnout claimed.
Kyrgyz protesters burn Makmal G.L Developing gold processing plant. Gold miners are notorious polluters.
North Korean delegation visits Tajikistan. Trade on agenda.
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to have its hooks into new Astana stock exchange. Israeli intelligence ikes to use "cyber-security" as a pretext for getting its nose under the tent.
Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim slams opposition; tells voters to trust in the royal family. Crown princes of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Johor making a lot of noise all of a sudden.
East & Southeast Asia Thaw in relations between Beijing and Pyongyang is clear message to Washington. Trump's war talk behind rapprochement.
Sweden charges Tibetan agent for China with espionage. Dorjee Gyantsan arrested for spying on Sweden's small Tibetan community.
Formosa Alliance pushes for Taiwan's independence. Groups wants the Republic of Taiwan in the UN.
Africa New Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed visits Somali Regional State. Region home to numerous refugees.
Ghana MP refused entry to Israel. Israeli ambassador to Ghana Ami Mehel claims on Ghana radio that there is no Palestine and that visa refusal for MP Ras Mubarak is "bullshit." In truth, it is the concept of a state founded on some ancient fairy tales that is bullshit. The racist Jewish state has been banning a number of African officials, as of late.
Somalia seizes UAE jet with US$9.6 million in cash on board. 47 UAE troops were on board, some held at gunpoint.
Mauritania offline for 48 hours after African Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable severed. Cable likely snagged by a fishing trawler.
Three Gulen educators arrested in Gabon and turned over to Erdogan's regime. Erdogan has adopted the Bush-Cheney rendition operation.
Djibouti a base for many military powers. U.S. and Chinese bases are almost neighbors.
Polar & Remote Islands

Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad implies Falklands are British. Comments spark protests in Argentina.

St. Helena to exchange information with UK police. With new airport, St. Helena wants to check on criminal backgrounds.

Oceania NZ PM Ardern visits Niue, where her father serves as High Commissioner. Visit reminds Niueans and Kiwis of 1953 murder of NZ Commissioner.
Vanuatu opposition leader warning about Chinese influence. Ishmael Kalsakau is acting as Australia's colonial surrogate.
Australian media ratcheting up Cold War fever over China in Vanuatu. This is a classic propaganda campaign about Chinese economic might arriving in Australia's "backyard."
Australian PM warns China and Vanuatu against Chinese military base in island nation. Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu rejects report about planned base.
Final Frontier First hotel planned for space orbit. Aurora Station now taking reservations.
NASA's TESS will look for exoplanets. Discovery will not solely rely on mathematical analysis.
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