Deadly stampede in Italy: Panicked crowd causes parapet to collapse outside packed nightclub (VIDEO)

The footage filmed outside the packed Lanterna Azzurra club in Corinaldo, Italy, captures the chaotic atmosphere as a massive crowd tries to escape the building. People are seen elbowing each other while trying to move as fast as they can, with distressed shouting heard in the background. The emergency exit proves to be too narrow […]

US Has Little to Offer Southeast Asia

Any productive relationship between two nations must include mutual benefits for both. A proposed alliance that includes no incentive for a partner nation cannot otherwise move forward save for threats and coercion. The United States and its “pivot toward Asia” is an ongoing demonstration of this simple reality. The US seeks primacy over Asia-Pacific (now […]

Israeli Scammers Swindle 3000 French of $20 Million, Many Other Countries

French and Israeli media report that a group largely made up of Israelis scammed 3,000 French citizens out of approximately $20 million.  Most of the stolen money is in Israel, but Israeli authorities are reportedly failing to cooperate with France in prosecuting the scammers and retrieving the money. This is the latest of numerous examples of Israeli […]

Trump’s attempt to revive asylum ban struck down in appeals court

Despite strong division on the question, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made a 2-1 decision to shut down the president’s delay efforts on Friday. The delay was the administration’s latest effort to uphold a controversial ban on asylum requests for migrants who enter the US illegally. “We agree with the district court that the […]

South Africa economic growth exceeds forecasts

Actual quarterly growth rate was 2.2% versus consensus forecast of 1.6 per cent, while annual growth was 1.1% versus consensus forecast of 0.5 per cent The National Treasury building in Pretoria [PREUSS] The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) exceeded the Reuters consensus forecast of a 1.6 per cent […]

Canada Takes A Hostage: Free Meng Wanzhou

It is clear the US is pushing the battle line to our door … We can completely regard the US arrest of Meng Wanzhou as a declaration of war against China.” So read an editorial in the Global Times of China on December 6, the day after Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the Chinese […]

Trump Foreign Policy: Doing the Same Thing and Expecting a Different Result

After a week of insisting that a meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina was going to happen, President Trump at the last minute sent out a Tweet explaining that due to a Russia/Ukraine dispute in the Sea of Azov he would no longer be willing to meet his Russian […]

Saudi Arabia doesn’t need US permission to cut oil output – energy minister

“I don’t need approval from any foreign state when it comes to the issue of energy production,” the top official said as quoted by RIA Novosti. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), as well as the cartel’s allies, are meeting at OPEC’s headquarters in Vienna on Thursday. The 15-member organization and […]

What Foreign Threats? the Biggest Threats to America Come From Its ‘Friends’

One of the local Washington television stations was doing a typical early morning honoring our soldiers schtick just before Thanksgiving. In it soldiers stationed far from home were treated to videolinks so they could talk to their families and everyone could nod happily and wish themselves a wonderful holiday. Not really listening, I became interested […]

Russia’s Su-57 may get ‘Kinzhal-like’ hypersonic missile for internal bay – report

Kinzhal is Russia’s freshly-introduced air-launched ballistic missile which can fly at Mach-10 speed and has a reported range of 2,000km (1243 miles). The weapon needs to be fired from an already fast-moving platform, like the Mig-31K interceptor or a Tu-22M3 bomber. There has been some speculation that the Su-57, Russia’s first fifth-generation fighter jet, will […]

US Navy Sails up Right to Russia’s Main Pacific Fleet Base in ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Provocation

An American destroyer sailed off the Russian coast, near the Pacific Fleet base in Vladivostok, in a first such stunt since the Cold War. Another US ship is expected in the Black Sea soon, amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The USS MCCampbell (DDG-85) went into the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay to “challenge […]

‘Women should be fighters at home’ – Khabib risks sexism backlash over comments (VIDEO)

Appearing at an event for the MISK foundation during a recent visit to Saudi Arabia, the UFC lightweight champion was questioned by a female member of the audience on his tips for potential MMA fighters, especially women. “For females, I have very good advice, be fighters at home,” answered Nurmagomedov. “And one more advice, all the […]

Russia to Send Moldovan Guest Workers Home to Vote for Pro-Russian Socialists

Russia has promised to lift all the sanctions against Moldovans who illegally entered the country, provided they leave Russia before the end of the year and return no sooner than February 24, reported, quoting a decision by the Russian interior ministry. The sanctions already issued against illegal Moldovan residents will be cancelled. Moldova will hold parliamentary […]

Massive solar flare to bring chaos, inflict $2 trillion in damage – bank’s ‘outrageous’ prediction

According to the Copenhagen-based financial institution, the upcoming year is set to be marked with X-Class solar flare that will evoke absolute chaos across the globe. “In 2019, as Solar Cycle 25 kicks into gear, the earth isn’t so lucky and a solar storm strikes the Western hemisphere, taking down most satellites on the wrong […]

Resurgence of Russia Relations Has Forced Turkey to Dial Down Support for Ukraine

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to convince Russia and Ukraine to resolve their differences diplomatically — following their recent naval skirmish in the Kerch Strait — has given pro-government circles in Turkey the impression that Ankara is poised to play a mediation role in this crisis. Erdogan also encouraged this impression prior to departing for […]

‘See ya later, race traitor’: Neo-Nazis aimed threats at Prince Harry after Meghan wedding – report

The Sonnenkrieg Division, which translates to ‘sun war’ in English, is an offshoot of the US-based Atomwaffen Division, who have been linked to five murders. There is evidence to suggest that the group’s leader is student Andrew Dymock, 21, according to the BBC. Dymok, whose father is a university professor from Bath, has denied any […]

Hand Gestures or Human Lives? Russia, Saudi Arabia & The United States

The contrived outrage regarding Putin’s high five with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman obscures the fact that Russia-Saudi and the Saudi-US relations are completely different. The US relationship with Saudi Arabia, a longstanding outrage among those who take US foreign policy rhetoric about “human rights” seriously, is widely in question. The slaughter of Jamal […]

South Stream Pipeline Is Coming Back From the Dead

Amid an inimical international situation, an economy that was bound to recover, but does so rather unconvincingly and a tense domestic atmosphere, Russia continues the construction of new gas pipelines that would boost its export conduit flexibility and largely eliminate the Ukrainian transit issue. Already 200 km of Nord Stream 2 pipes were laid within […]

‘Demonstrating valor from 400km away’: Moscow rebuffs Pentagon’s naval bravado in Sea of Japan

The US Pacific Fleet destroyer, ‘USS McCampbell’, entered the Sea of Japan on Wednesday. In a typical rah-rah fashion, the fleet’s spokesperson, Lieutenant Rachel McMarr, claimed that the ship sailed there to “challenge Russia’s excessive maritime claims.” US Navy sends ship to Russia’s Far East, reportedly prepares to enter Black Sea She explained that such […]

Yet Another America’s Runaway Bacteria is getting Rampant in Europe

In my previous articles I’ve touched upon the deadly weapons of tomorrow, those that reek of death and destruction for the mankind, developed in top-secret US laboratories. Previously, I’ve examined the mutated bacteria codenamed Cynthia, that was originally designed to consume hydrocarbon wastes but instead it started to consume human flesh. Even though there’s been a number of lethal […]