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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.…

Just ideas – or disaster – will triumph

Just ideas – or disaster – will triumph

If today it is possible to prolong life, health and the productive time of persons, if it is perfectly possible to plan the development of the population in…

Analysis of the reasons for the crash of flight MH17

Analysis of the reasons for the crash of flight MH17

The following is an analysis of the reasons for the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 - a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur…

Behind the anti-terror ISIS alibi, the gas war in the Levant

Behind the anti-terror ISIS alibi, the gas war in the Levant

Though everyone adheres to Washington and its Gulf allies’ anti-terrorist discourse, everyone understands that it is only a rhetorical justification for a war that has other purposes. The…

China is Hong Kong’s future – not its enemy

China is Hong Kong’s future – not its enemy

Protesters cry democracy but most are driven by dislocation and resentment at mainlanders’ success.…

Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” is US-backed Sedition against China

Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” is US-backed Sedition against China

The goal of the US in Hong Kong is clear - to turn the island into an epicenter of foreign-funded subversion with which to infect China's mainland more…

Washington’s “Unilateral Use of Force” Anywhere in the World

Washington’s “Unilateral Use of Force” Anywhere in the World

The lessons of terrible wars and the course of events in today’s world demand that we join our efforts and forget about unilateral interests. The United States' policy…

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…

UK and US fine Lloyds group £218m for manipulating the Libor rate

UK and US fine Lloyds group £218m for manipulating the Libor rate

Lloyds Banking Group has been fined £218m for “serious misconduct” over some key interest rates…

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…

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

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…