US Officials Pushing for Sanctions on China Over Iranian Oil Imports, Trade Talks Be Damned

Senior administration officials now agree that China defied U.S. sanctions when it imported more than a million barrels of crude oil from Iran last month. But they are grappling with whether — and how — to hit back, according to three U.S. officials. The State Department had considered issuing a waiver allowing Chinese companies to … Continue reading “US Officials Pushing for Sanctions on China Over Iranian Oil Imports, Trade Talks Be Damned”

US Army Seeks to Increase Lethalness With Experimental RCV Testings

The US Army’s efforts to lower the number of boots on the ground will reach a new level in March 2020 as the service branch begins its three-phase testing program in Fort Carson, Colorado. The first phase, according to the Army’s July 11 release, will be the first time US soldiers have operated the modified … Continue reading “US Army Seeks to Increase Lethalness With Experimental RCV Testings”

Russia to modernize Doomsday aircraft Ilyushin Il-80 and Il-82

Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry reported about  the imminent modernization of aerial command posts  known as “Doomsday aircraft.” According to Deputy Defense Minister of Russia, Alexei Krivoruchko, the development work on the modernization of the aircraft that carry air command posts on board – the Ilyushin IL-80 and IL-82 – had been completed. Today, … Continue reading “Russia to modernize Doomsday aircraft Ilyushin Il-80 and Il-82”

900,000 households, 4.5m people in Africa to access clean energy through AFDB new financing programme

London, July 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Clean energy-About 900,000 households projected to house close to 4.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa people will directly gain access to solar power by 2025 courtesy of a new multinational financing program for Distributed Energy Service Companies (DESCOs) by the African Development Bank, AFDB In a statement, AfDB said the DESCOs’ … Continue reading “900,000 households, 4.5m people in Africa to access clean energy through AFDB new financing programme”

Three herdsmen arrested for allegedly killing farmer in Ogun

London, July 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Three herdsmen suspected to be the killers of a 40-year-old farmer, Rafiu Sowemimo in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State have been arrested by police. The suspects allegedly stabbed the farmer to death on Sunday at Adao Village in Alabata in the LG. PUNCH Metro had reported the killing of the … Continue reading “Three herdsmen arrested for allegedly killing farmer in Ogun”

Meet British black actress, Lashana Lynch who makes history as first black woman to play ‘007’

London, July 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Lashana Lynch is the trending biggest story in show business. The controversy over who becomes next James Bond is over. 007 is reportedly going to be played by a British black woman, Lashana Lynch. Lashana Lynch, from Hammersmith in London, is set to take on the iconic role according to reports and, if true, would … Continue reading “Meet British black actress, Lashana Lynch who makes history as first black woman to play ‘007’”

Shangri-La Launches Global #MyShangriLa Photography Contest

Jul 15, 2019 Picture:  Invites Guests and Travellers to Share Moments of Joy with Hashtag #MyShangriLa Irresistible Prizes & All-Inclusive Getaway Await the Most Inspiring Shangri-La Moments 15 July 2019, Hong Kong –( ASIA TODAY )– Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the global launch of #MyShangriLa Photography Contest today. The 6-month contest aims to give … Continue reading “Shangri-La Launches Global #MyShangriLa Photography Contest”

Teaching Holocaust, by Philip Giraldi

A friend of mine recently commented that if the current trend to reduce the study of history in schools to easily digestible politically correct soundbites that are being successfully pushed by social justice warriors continues, we will soon be limited to discussing how horrible slavery was, the Stonewall Inn riots and the so-called holocaust. Indeed,…

Reformist District Attorney Larry Krasner Argues Pennsylvania Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who campaigned in 2017 as an unequivocal opponent of the death penalty, asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a legal filing Monday night to declare the state’s death penalty system unconstitutional. The death penalty as it stands “cannot survive the state Constitution’s ban on cruel punishments,” Krasner wrote in a … Continue reading “Reformist District Attorney Larry Krasner Argues Pennsylvania Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional”

Nigeria: Police arrest suspected killers of pa Fasoranti’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin

London, July 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian police have arrested some suspects allegedly involved in the killing Friday of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. Channels TV attributed the breakthrough to police spokesman in Ondo State Mr Femi Joseph. According to the report, the suspects were arrested when a team of … Continue reading “Nigeria: Police arrest suspected killers of pa Fasoranti’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin”

Nigerian Uni, completes own power project, to assist neighbouring communities

London, July 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-One of Nigeria’s leading universities, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced that it would be self sufficient in power generation when the institution completes its power generating plant Vice Chancellor of the institution, in South West Nigeria, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede who made the announcement on Monday at the biennial … Continue reading “Nigerian Uni, completes own power project, to assist neighbouring communities”

Mozambique approves law to combat child marriage

London, July 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique on Monday, approved a law to prevent early marriage by girls Edson Macuacua, Head of the Commission of Human Rights, Constitutional Affairs and Legality, who lauded the parliament for the legislation, told the parliamentarians that with the law, there would be a reduction in … Continue reading “Mozambique approves law to combat child marriage”

Trump Fuels a Tribal War in Nancy’s House, by Pat Buchanan

President Donald Trump’s playground taunt Sunday that “the Squad” of four new radical liberal House Democrats, all women of color, should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came,” dominated Monday morning’s headlines. Yet those headlines smothered the deeper story. The Democrats are today using language to describe…

Trump’s Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election

Professors Gerald Horne and Kimberly Moffit examine how Trump’s targeted tweet storm against progressive women of color who serve in Congress works to further divide the Democratic party, while dredging up America’s racist settler-colonial past The post Trump’s Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election appeared first on The Real News Network.

Watch Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib Answer Donald Trump’s Racist Lies

Four Democratic Congresswomen the president of the United States has been telling racist lies about responded on Monday with a passionate defense of the nation’s highest ideals, voiced with the conviction and controlled fury their party’s leaders have been unable to summon in the face of Donald Trump’s white supremacist trolling. For 21 remarkable minutes … Continue reading “Watch Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib Answer Donald Trump’s Racist Lies”

Russia’s trust in Putin collapses, but the Kremlin is unshakable

Russia’s trust in President Vladimir Putin has declined again. Russia’s Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) said that Putin’s ratings have fallen to an all-time low. At the same time, however, sociologists speak about a strange paradox at this point. In the week from May 20 to May 26, Vladimir Putin’s rating made up 30.5 percent. … Continue reading “Russia’s trust in Putin collapses, but the Kremlin is unshakable”

Trump Claims He Tried To Warn Public About Epstein By Praising Him As A Terrific Guy

WASHINGTON—Noting multiple occasions when he had applauded the disgraced hedge fund manager’s affable personality, President Donald Trump claimed Monday that he tried to warn the public about Jeffrey Epstein’s behavior by praising him as a terrific guy. “From day one, I was clearly trying to send a message to you…Read more…

Podcast: WIll Trump Sanction Turkey?

I start FPF #375 with a huge announcement. Then, I discuss Turkey starting to receive the S-400 air defense system from Russia. Turkey is deploying the system near the Mediterranean Sea. The US has threatened to sanction Turkey for buying the S-400. We are now waiting to see if Trump will follow through on the threat.  … Continue reading “Podcast: WIll Trump Sanction Turkey?”

China shifts automotive strategy and embraces hybrids

Jul 15, 2019 Picture:  Jul 15, 2019 (China Knowledge) – China is set to shift its automotive strategy to rely more on hybrid vehicles instead of depending solely on electric vehicles. The policy suggests that the China will use hybrids as a useful tool to tackle its air pollution problem. The shift is likely to … Continue reading “China shifts automotive strategy and embraces hybrids”

Vietnam Aims To Become ASEAN’s Leading Digital Economy

Jul 15, 2019 Picture:  Vietnam aims to become the leading digital economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by 2030 as a result of the national digital transformation strategy by Vietnam’s Authority of Information Technology Application (AITA) under the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications. The ministry has assigned AITA to develop the … Continue reading “Vietnam Aims To Become ASEAN’s Leading Digital Economy”

Court Hearing on Vyshinsky Case Postponed to 19 July

“Due to the fact that the panel of judges is in the deliberations room, the case consideration is postponed until July 19 at 15:00,” a court spokeswoman said. Vyshinsky’s lawyer Andrey Domansky said Russian ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova was in the court. Moskalkova said she would ask the court to consider the request to release Vyshinsky … Continue reading “Court Hearing on Vyshinsky Case Postponed to 19 July”

Amazon Workers Attempting Walkout Enter 7th Hour Wandering In Ever-Expanding, Labyrinthian Warehouse

SHAKOPEE, MN—Bursting through a set of doors only to discover yet another windowless stockroom stretching out ahead of them, Amazon workers attempting a walkout Monday entered the seventh hour of wandering an ever-expanding, labyrinthian warehouse. “The strike was supposed to start at 9 a.m., but when we attempted to…Read more…

Remorseful Beto O’Rourke Admits His Family Responsible For My Lai Massacre, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

EL PASO, TX—Following on the heels of an announcement that he and his wife were the descendants of slave-owners, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke went further Monday by admitting that members of his family were responsible for the My Lai Massacre as well as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. “The…Read more…

Exhausted Amazon Customer Forced To Piss In Bottle While Browsing Prime Day Deals

NEW YORK—Frantically searching through the latest lightning deals and price slashes while sitting in his darkened room, Amazon customer Franklin Harris was reportedly forced to piss in a bottle Monday in order to keep up with Prime Day deals. “Christ, I’ve been busting my ass scrolling through deals for 12 hours…Read more…

Tension in the Gulf: Not Just Maritime Powder Kegs

by James M. Dorsey A recent interview in which Baloch National Movement chairman Khalil Baloch legitimized recent militant attacks on Iranian, Chinese and Pakistani targets is remarkable less for what he said and more for the fact that his remarks were published by a Saudi newspaper. Speaking to Riyadh Daily, the English language sister of … Continue reading “Tension in the Gulf: Not Just Maritime Powder Kegs”

John Kerry accepted results of Crimea referendum, but wanted another one to be held for order

John Kerry, who served as US Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017, had proposed another referendum on Crimea’s reunification with Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with RBC. “I am not going to reveal a big secret here, but former US Secretary of State John Kerry told me about that … Continue reading “John Kerry accepted results of Crimea referendum, but wanted another one to be held for order”

Safe Orthopaedics: First Surgeries with SteriSpine™ PS Completed in Japan

Jul 15, 2019 ERAGNY-SUR-OISE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: SAFE ORTHOPAEDICS (Paris:SAFOR) (FR0012452746 – SAFOR), a company specialized in designing and marketing single-use implants and instruments, developing minimally invasive treatment for spinal fracture conditions, is pleased to announce that, in the first 4 weeks after the first surgery , 23 surgeries have been completed using SteriSpine™ PS … Continue reading “Safe Orthopaedics: First Surgeries with SteriSpine™ PS Completed in Japan”

Silicon Mitus Launches SM58IP04, a Single-Chip Buck-Boost USB Type-C Charger for Computing and Power Bank Applications

Jul 15, 2019 Picture:  SM58IP04 brings power efficiency and saves PCB space for 2S/3S and 4S battery system designs SEOUL-PANGYO, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silicon Mitus, Inc. (Silicon Mitus), an advanced specialist in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and Audio Semiconductor Solution, announced the launch of SM58IP04, a single-chip buck-boost USB Type-C Narrow VDC (NVDC) charger targeting … Continue reading “Silicon Mitus Launches SM58IP04, a Single-Chip Buck-Boost USB Type-C Charger for Computing and Power Bank Applications”