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A Rightward Shift in Israel Would Reflect What’s Always Been True

A Rightward Shift in Israel Would Reflect What’s Always Been True

If a shift is underway in Israeli politics, it is primarily tonal. Israel’s rightwings intend to carry on the Zionist project as originally conceived, but without the pretense…

Punishment, not apology after CIA torture report

Punishment, not apology after CIA torture report

After the shock of the CIA torture report, those responsible for the programme must be held accountable and punished. The author warns that there will be concerted efforts…

There Are No Centrists in Israel

There Are No Centrists in Israel

Israeli politicians who are called moderate would be considered right-wing extremists in other countries.…

Palestinian National Security

Palestinian National Security

It is sometimes difficult the fathom the reasons for the extent of Israel’s influence over much of the world according to the writer. …

Reckless U.S. Congress Declares War on Russia

Reckless U.S. Congress Declares War on Russia

U.S. Congress passed a new bill which strongly condemns Russia's 'aggression' towards its neighbors which a former Congressman thinks as one of the worst pieces of legislation ever…

Palestine, Israel and Peace Agreements

Palestine, Israel and Peace Agreements

After fifty days of carpet-bombing the Gaza Strip, an agreement was negotiated that ostensibly ended, for the time being, Israel’s genocide of the Palestinians. However, like all agreements…

Xi’s Rapid Rise in China Presents Challenges to the U.S.

Xi’s Rapid Rise in China Presents Challenges to the U.S.

President Barack Obama faces the kind of Chinese leader no American president has ever encountered in President Xi Jinping: a strongman with bold ambitions at home and abroad…

Never too Late to Repeat Bush’s Old Iraq Lies

Never too Late to Repeat Bush’s Old Iraq Lies

In March 2003, a watch dog predicted that the Iraq War would start a big lie. On November 9, 2014, eleven years later, American mainstream media CBS News…

The Ukraine, As We Know It, Is Gone Forever

The Ukraine, As We Know It, Is Gone Forever

The Saker is an ex-military analyst who was born in Europe to a family of Russian refugees. This is an interview on his views about Ukraine.…

Trade & Economy

The 5 Economic Challenges of an Independent Scotland

The 5 Economic Challenges of an Independent Scotland

Completely integrated after 307 years of union with United Kingdom, an independent Scotland’s economic prospects…

UK to issue China’s RMB as bond to finance govt’s foreign currency reserve

UK to issue China’s RMB as bond to finance govt’s foreign currency reserve

UK government plans to issue the "world's first" Renminbi (RMB) denominated sovereign bond outside China…

Russia, Vietnam Take Steps Toward Free Trade Zone and Currency Settlements

Russia, Vietnam Take Steps Toward Free Trade Zone and Currency Settlements

The creation of a free trade zone between the states of the Eurasian Customs Union…

China, Switzerland sign $24bn currency swap, dumps dollar

China, Switzerland sign $24bn currency swap, dumps dollar

China and Switzerland have signed a direct currency swap agreement worth 150 billion yuan, or…

TTIP SeeSaw: Swiss faces tough US-EU trade deal decisions

TTIP SeeSaw: Swiss faces tough US-EU trade deal decisions

If the negotiations between the United States and the European Union are successful, one of…

Switzerland to be China’s renminbi hub, bypass dollar

Switzerland to be China’s renminbi hub, bypass dollar

Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and China’s central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, discussed Swiss plans in…

Russia gets ready to Crash Dollar System To Halt US Aggression Worldwide

Russia gets ready to Crash Dollar System To Halt US Aggression Worldwide

When President Barack Obama and U.S. politicians arrogantly slapped economic sanctions on Russia, they have…

Cuba’s New foreign investment law to support development

Cuba’s New foreign investment law to support development

Cuba's new Foreign Investment Law will go into effect this coming June, along with its…

China to launch 5 private banks

China to launch 5 private banks

In a pilot program to test the country’s preparedness for private capital in its banking…

US to China: “Happy New Year.” China to US: “Give us our $1.3Tn money back.”

US to China: “Happy New Year.” China to US: “Give us our $1.3Tn money back.”

When outgoing American ambassador to China Gary Locke wished 700,000 followers on Sina Weibo a…

Diplomatic Briefing

Israel “reprimands” Sweden on Palestine state recognition

Israel “reprimands” Sweden on Palestine state recognition

Israel's Foreign ministry summons Swedish ambassador for talks, after new prime minister promises to recognize Palestine as a state in inauguration speech.…

Israel rejects New Zealand Ambassador, refuses to share with Palestine

Israel rejects New Zealand Ambassador, refuses to share with Palestine

Offending New Zealand government once again, Israel refuses to accept the designated ambassador because he is also the ambassador to Palestine. Historically, whoever the New Zealand government accredits…

Bahrain expels top US diplomat for inteferrence

Bahrain expels top US diplomat for inteferrence

The Kingdom of Bahrain has ordered the expulsion of Tom Malinowski, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour who was confirmed by U.S.…

Sweden says Israeli Embassy negligence costed barring Peres airspace entry

Sweden says Israeli Embassy negligence costed barring Peres airspace entry

Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said Israeli embassy negligence costed the barring President Shimon Peres’s airplane to pass through their airspace.…

Philippines grants visa-free to 7 more countries (Full List)

Philippines grants visa-free to 7 more countries (Full List)

The Philippines announced they would grant visa-free entry to 7 more countries, totaling 157 as of this year.…

Obama signs into law barring U.S. visa of certain UN diplomats

Obama signs into law barring U.S. visa of certain UN diplomats

President Barack Obama signed into law an act that bars entry of certain representatives to the United Nations, violating the Geneva Convention and international law which U.S.A. agreed…

Defense & Military

How US pinpoints targets in air war

How US pinpoints targets in air war

Before coalition aircraft bomb ISIS in Syria and Iraq, an array of US surveillance planes, satellites and spies on the ground…

Russia Plans to Supply India with A-50 Aircraft

Russia Plans to Supply India with A-50 Aircraft

Russia and India plan on signing a contract to supply India with A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft.…

Saudi Prince Bandar, the godfather of Takfirism is back

Saudi Prince Bandar, the godfather of Takfirism is back

It was premature to write off Prince Bandar bin Sultan when he was relieved of his duties as the Saudi spy…

Norway on high alert after ‘credible’ ‘imminent’ terror attack warning

Norway on high alert after ‘credible’ ‘imminent’ terror attack warning

Norway is on high alert after receiving a "concrete threat" from jihadists who participated with US-backed Syria terrorists intention to carry…

9/11 Exposed: Ex-CIA Pilot Testifies That No Planes Hit WTC Twin Towers

9/11 Exposed: Ex-CIA Pilot Testifies That No Planes Hit WTC Twin Towers

A retired airline captain, former CIA pilot and son of Learjet inventor, Bill Lear, declares that no Boeing 767 airliners hit…

Earth & Environment

Earth’s ocean abyss has not warmed, NASA study finds

Earth’s ocean abyss has not warmed, NASA study finds

The cold waters of Earth's deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming…

Science & Technology

‘Beam me up, Scotty!': Quantum system successfully teleports an atom

‘Beam me up, Scotty!': Quantum system successfully teleports an atom

For the first time, physicists have transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip.…

Internet & Telecom

Future of Facebook-WhatsApp marriage lies in hands of young & restless in India

Future of Facebook-WhatsApp marriage lies in hands of young & restless in India

The future of the $19 billion buyout deal of WhatsApp by Facebook in many ways lies in the hands of the young and restless in India among…

Oil & Energy

World oil, gas reserves continue to rise

World oil, gas reserves continue to rise

Italy’s Eni SPA's data show that world’s oil and gas consumption increased 1.4% and 1%, respectively, in 2013, with US’s demand prominent. …

Disaster Management

Japan gov’t calls on citizens to stockpile toilet paper

Japan gov’t calls on citizens to stockpile toilet paper

The Japanese government is calling on its citizens to prepare for the worst-case scenario, should a major disaster hit the quake-prone archipelago: Stockpile toilet paper.…

Cosmology & Space

New subatomic particle sheds light on fundamental force of nature

New subatomic particle sheds light on fundamental force of nature

The discovery of a new particle will "transform our understanding" of the fundamental force of nature that binds the nuclei of atoms, researchers argue. …

Health & Medicine

Living near major roadways increases hypertension risk

Living near major roadways increases hypertension risk

A new study reports a significant association between living near a major roadway and the risk of high blood pressure.…

Society & Culture

The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage

The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage

For generations, couples have always blamed marital communication as the leading cause for split ups. But it is not. Lack of communication is just a reaction to…