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Sweden Is Burning: Migrant Gangs Unleash Coordinated Fire-Bomb Rampage Across Multiple Cities

17 hours 22 min ago

Many Swedes were horrified in early 2017 when U.S. President Donald Trump linked immigration to rising crime in Sweden, but an increasing number now agree with him. Amid soaring crime rates, gang violence, complaints about education, and pregnant mothers even being turned away from maternity wards due to a lack of capacity, resentment in Sweden has built over the influx of more than 600,000 immigrants over the past five years.

Yemeni Children Matter

17 hours 22 min ago

We’ve been given a rare opportunity. While the United States military has slaughtered innocents by the hundreds of thousands in the Middle East over the past couple of decades, almost never have U.S. television viewers seen images of the victims, in particular images of them alive just moments before death rained down on them.

The Price of Cheap Dollar/Euro Debts: Local Currencies Come Unglued, Debt Crises Ensue

17 hours 22 min ago

On Monday, Argentina’s central bank responded to the currency chaos in Turkey and other sections of the Emerging Markets, including the ongoing collapse of the Argentine peso: It raised its policy rate by five percentagepoints to 45%. Argentina’s annual rate of inflation in June surged to nearly 30%, and indications are that this is getting worse. The central bank (the BCRA) is part of the Ministry of Finance, has no independence, and has been tasked over the decades to fund government spending. But at least the current government publishes inflation data. The prior government made inflation a secret and made independent publication of inflation data illegal.

Video of Houses of Parliament suspected terror attack released (VIDEO)

17 hours 22 min ago

A video of the moment a suspected terrorist drove his car into pedestrians outside the Houses of Parliament has been published by the BBC. A number of people were injured in the attack, none with serious injuries.

The US-Turkey Crisis: The NATO Alliance Forged In 1949 Is Today Largely Irrelevant

17 hours 22 min ago

There has been some reporting in the United States mass media about the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Ankara and what it might mean. Such a falling out between NATO members has not been seen since France left the alliance in 1966 and observers note that the hostility emanating from both sides suggests that far worse is to come as neither party appears prepared to moderate its current position while diplomatic exchanges have been half-hearted and designed to lead nowhere.

Judge Orders Release Of ‘Muslim School Shooting Training Camp’ Suspects After Charges Of Racism

17 hours 22 min ago

Judge Sarah Backus ordered the release of five suspects accused of running a “school shooting training camp” after one of their attorneys said they’re only being targeted because they’re “black and Muslim,” as opposed to “white and Christian.” “Many people here live in unconventional ways,” Judge Baukus said.

The Internet Just Crowdfunded the Release of 4,358 CIA Mind Control Documents

17 hours 22 min ago

A crowdfunding campaign has succeeded in raising the funds necessary to pay a Freedom of Information Act request fee for documents related to the CIA’s controversial MKUltra program.

Musk says he's working with Goldman Sachs, Saudis & others to take Tesla private

18 hours 28 min ago

Preview Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted news that he’s working with buyout firm Silver Lake and investment bank Goldman Sachs, among a host of other firms, in a bid to take the company private.


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Utah man flies plane into his own house after argument with wife (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

19 hours 52 min ago

Preview A Utah man flew a small aircraft into his own house, kamikaze-style, hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife during an argument, police say.

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Facebook vanishes Venezuela-based left-leaning news network again

20 hours 18 min ago

Preview Telesur English, a multi-state-funded Latin American news network, says that Facebook has removed its page for the second time this year “without any specific reason being provided.”

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NDAA sought to derail Open Skies & New START treaties with Russia

21 hours 2 min ago

Preview The 2019 military funding bill signed by President Donald Trump sought to limit US participation in Open Skies and New START treaties with Russia, but the provisions were watered down in talks between the House and the Senate.


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Abducted boy died in Islamic exorcism ceremony in New Mexico desert, prosecutor says

21 hours 14 min ago

Preview A missing three-year-old boy, whose remains were discovered buried at a compound in the New Mexico desert, had died during an Islamic ritual ceremony to cast out demonic spirits, a prosecutor told a court hearing on Monday.

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Taliban at its strongest since 2001 after seizing Ghazni, war on terror has failed, analyst tells RT

21 hours 30 min ago

Preview Around 100 Afghan troops were killed in fighting with Taliban for the strategic city of Ghazni. The group is now at its strongest since 2001 and the US ‘war on terror’ has failed, geopolitical analyst Ali Rizk told RT.
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Uganda police says MP's guard likely killed by stray bullet

22 hours 14 min ago

Police in Uganda have averred that a police guard of a legislator who was shot dead on Monday evening may have died as a result of a stray bullet.

As at midnight of Monday, the police had yet to issue an official statement on the incident which reportedly started after an attack on the president’s convoy in Arua.

There is a bye-election in the area making it a hotbed of political activity in the country. Yasin Kawooya, the slain police guard was detailed to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

West Nile police spokesperson, Josephine Angucia speaking to NTV via phone also confirmed that over thirty people including lawmakers had been arrested especially with relation on the attack on President Yoweri Museveni’s vehicle.

“About thirty-four people have been arrested, many of them are from outside Arua, they are MPs from Njiri, Kampala and so on. A number of people from outside, they are the ones who we actually arrested and they are the ones in that convoy which stoned the presidential lead car.

“As I speak all of them are in our custody, we don’t know if among them there are journalists. Screening will be done so as to establish the truth of the matter,” she added.

Bobi Wine, an opposition lawmaker, was reportedly supporting independent candidate Kassiano Wadri. President Museveni was also in Arua campaigning for the ruling National Resistance Movement’s Nusura Tiperu.

Photos: Mrs Buhari dedicates honorary degree to Nigerian women, children

22 hours 43 min ago

Wife of the Nigerian president, Aisha Buhari, has dedicated an honourary degree she received on Monday to women and children in Africa’s most populous nation.

A new media aide to her husband tweeted photos of Mrs Buhari receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Honoris causa.)

The honour was conferred on her by Sun Moon University in the South Korean city of Asan. The trained beautician is known to undertake social programs aimed at bettering the lot of women and children though her non-governmental organization, Future Assured.

Mrs Buhari dedicates ‘Brussels award’ to Nigerian army and elements of peace

In October 2016, she dedicated an award she received in Brussels to the Nigerian army and to people who were engaged in the war to restore peace in the country.

She delivered an opening remark under the theme, ‘Women’s Role in Global Security’ during the Women’s Froum Crans Montana event held in Brussels.

Mrs Buhari said, ‘‘I whole-heartedly dedicate this award presented to me by the Belgian deputy Prime Minister …. to the Nigerian Military men and women who have lost their lives and those at the war front battling to restore peace.’‘

Nigeria’s northeast is home to Boko Haram insurgency that continues to claim lives and result in the destruction of property. Mrs Buhari hails from Adamawa State, one of those affected by the insurgency. The other two are Borno State and Yobe State.

FIFA threatens to ban Ghana over govt meddling in football

22 hours 55 min ago

Football’s world governing body, FIFA, has warned the government of Ghana over plans to liquidate the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following a corruption scandal led by an investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

In a statement issued on August 13, 2018; and signed by FIFA General-Secretary Fatma Samoura, the body said it was particularly worried about government’s undue interference in the affairs of the GFA in clear contravention to FIFA statutes.

The statement read in part, “Under these circumstances, the Bureau based on article 16 paragraph 1 of the FIFA statutes decided on 11 August 2018 that if the petition to start the liquidation process of the GFA is not withdrawn by Monday, 27 August 2018 at 12h00 (CET), the GFA will be suspended with immediate effect.

“The suspension would be lifted only once the above-mentioned petition is withdrawn and FIFA is given written proof thereof,” the statement added.

The letter was addressed to head of a Ghana government liaison team that was tasked to hold talks with FIFA to avert a ban after government suspended local football activities.

One June 12, 2018, an Accra High Court placed an interim injunction on the activities of the GFA following an application by the Attorney General.

A month later, another High Court in Accra ordered that members, directors and officers of the GFA be restrained from exercising their powers in relation to the body’s activities. It also appointed a state body as liquidator.

All local football activities have been grounded since June this year after the investigative piece revealed corruption on the part of match officials across the football chain.

The GFA president at the time, who was on FIFA and CAF committees, Kwesi Nyantakyi, was also involved in corrupt practices as captured on tape. he has since been suspended from football activities as a probe continues into the allegations.

Eritrea delegation in Somalia to deepen bilateral relations

23 hours 5 min ago

An Eritrean government delegation arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday to hold high-level meetings.

The delegation headed by Foreign Affairs minister Osman Saleh and presidential advisor Yemane Gebreab met with Prime Minister Hassan Khayre who received them on arrival in Mogadishu.

Later in the afternoon, the team met with President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed who according to reports briefed them on progress of Somalia’s domestic and external challenges.

President Mohamed further reaffirmed Somalia’s commitment to the Joint Declaration signed by both countries and outlined priorities for its implementation. The said declaration was signed during a historic official visit to Asmara in July 2018.

Eritrea’s delegation delivered a message from President Isaias Afwerki to his Somali counterpart. The Somali PM participated in the meeting.

Eritrean FM Osman Saleh and Presidential adviser, Yemane Gebreab arrive in Mogadishu for high level talks, following President Farmajo’s recent visit to Asmara. Regional cooperation for stability and economic progress is crucial for common prosperity of the Horn. #nabadiyonolol pic.twitter.com/1rlMsK98Fj— SomaliPM (@SomaliPM) August 13, 2018

The Somalia – Eritrea thaw in relations comes after that of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which event saw about two decades of hostilities normalized.

Diplomatic and security watchers say a remaining diplomatic tension in the region is between Djibouti and Eritrea. The two nations have a border disagreement with Djibouti insisting that Eritrea still holds some Djiboutian soldiers.

Ethiopian activists condemn mob action, violence during rally in Oromia

23 hours 6 min ago

Known and famed Ethiopian activists took to social media in condemnation of mob violence over the weekend in the Oromia region’s town of Shashememe.

Reports by local portals indicate that four people were killed during a public gathering organized to welcome a top pro-democracy activist, Jawar Mohammed.

Three people died as a result of a stampede at the entrance of Shashemene stadium – venue of the rally, while another died after having been mob-lynched by a group who authorities say were acting based on fake news that the car he was driving was carrying a bomb.

Jawar, who is also Executive Director of the privately-owned Oromia Media Network recently returned to the country to engage in peaceful political process following ongoing government reforms.

The Addis Standard news portal said a vehicle the victim of the mob-lynching was driving was also set on fire.

They quoted top Oromia officials as confirming that the car belonged to the Shashemene city administration and security department which was on patrol duty and that it did not carry any explosives.

A government that have lost the monopoly of violence, incapable of guaranteeing security, and allows crowd justice cannot hope to bring democracy. There can be no democracy under conditions of anarchy. Get a grip. #Shashamanne #Ethiopia— Awol Allo (@awolallo) August 12, 2018

But selective outrage on social media and thinly veiled Oromophobia surely can’t take us very far. Barbaric acts of few deranged individuals doesn’t represent the entire Qeerroo or Oromo. We should be able to condemn this despicable act without blaming an entire group.— Mohammed Ademo (@OPride) August 13, 2018

Uncontrolled #Qeerroo authority in #Oromia should be tapped. The ‘monopoly of force’ should be in the hands of a responsible government what so ever. What happened in Shashemene today is barbaric and unacceptable. This is not good for president Lemma and PM Abiy either.— BefeQadu Z. Hailu (@befeqe) August 12, 2018

So now we lost 3 people for a peaceful gathering. Does this make sense for you guys ?? #Ethiopia #Shashemene ?— Soli ? (@Soli_GM) August 12, 2018

What happened in shashamanne is despicable, inhumane, is an affront to everything we are as a community, our sacrifices as a society, & our aspirations as a country. We all should condemn it wherever we are.

Shame!— Fatuma Bedaso (@FBedaso) August 12, 2018

Guests with 'misogynistic, homophobic, racist' views cost Canadian mosque its charitable status

23 hours 19 min ago

Preview A Canadian mosque has been stripped of its charitable status after a revenue audit found a litany of issues, including inviting speakers who previously spoke out against LGBT and female equality, as well as advocating martyrdom.
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Teenage ‘devil worshipper’ suspected of burning down unique wooden church in Russia

13 August, 2018 - 23:31

Preview A historic 18th century church has burned to the ground in Russia’s Republic of Karelia, after being deliberately set on fire. A teenager, referred to by some locals as a devil worshipper, is suspected of the arson.
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