Après 18 mois de prison aux Etats-Unis, la Russe Maria Boutina sera expulsée vers la Russie

Accusée d’être une agente russe chargée d’infiltrer la frange conservatrice de l’appareil politique américain, à travers ses liens avec le lobby pro-armes, la National Rifle Association (NRA), la citoyenne russe Maria Boutina devrait être libérée avant la date annoncée, a déclaré son père à RT. Le 26 avril 2019, la Russe âgée de 30 ans, était condamnée … Continue reading “Après 18 mois de prison aux Etats-Unis, la Russe Maria Boutina sera expulsée vers la Russie”

Record Numbers for Tank Storage Asia 2019

Oct 09, 2019 Picture:  Tank Storage Asia 2019 boasted record visitor numbers this September, as terminals, traders, petrochemical producers and equipment suppliers gathered in Singapore. The event saw a 35% increase in visitors this year, attracted by a strong conference line-up, new one-to-one networking opportunities and a whole host of ground-breaking technologies on the show … Continue reading “Record Numbers for Tank Storage Asia 2019”

Trump contre Biden : impeachment bidon et combat de chiens au cœur de l’Empire

Le 24 septembre, la présidente démocrate de la Chambre des représentants des USA a intenté une action en destitution (impeachment) contre Donald Trump. Malgré la gravité proposée des faits dénoncés, il s’agit d’une initiative bidon, qui n’arrivera jamais à bon port. La Constitution yankee exige que la Chambre des représentants ouvre le processus d’accusation constitutionnelle … Continue reading “Trump contre Biden : impeachment bidon et combat de chiens au cœur de l’Empire”

Des chutes de neige plus précoces que d’habitude frappent la Finlande

L’hiver est arrivé dans l’est de la Finlande vendredi matin, avec 4 à 5 cm de neige qui sont tombés le matin et davantage est prévu. “L’extrême est de la Finlande pourrai atteindre 10 cm vendredi “, explique Matti Huutonen, météorologue de Yle. La première neige a été enregistrée le matin dans les villes de … Continue reading “Des chutes de neige plus précoces que d’habitude frappent la Finlande”

Germany donates additional 4m euros to Ebola fight

London, Oct. 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Germany on Friday committed additional money to the World Health Organization (WHO) and African Union (AU) as part of efforts at fighting Ebola outbreak in Congo, Health Minister, Jens Spahn says. Spahn said at a meeting with WHO representatives in the eastern Congolese city of Goma that Germany was giving a … Continue reading “Germany donates additional 4m euros to Ebola fight”

Fighting Calls for Impeachment, Trump Intensifies Anti-Semitic Rhetoric. We Cannot Ignore It.

President Donald Trump leaves after a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 2, 2019. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images “Prime Directive: Always Blame the Jews for Everything.” That was one of the especially disturbing headlines in a 17-page “style guide” written by … Continue reading “Fighting Calls for Impeachment, Trump Intensifies Anti-Semitic Rhetoric. We Cannot Ignore It.”

Capitalism’s Triumph: Labor Rights Violated in Every Country on Earth

Ralph Chaplin – Industrial Workers of the World journal “Solidarity” (June 30, 1917 issue) In what country are labor rights fully respected? The sad answer is: none. Labor rights are routinely violated around the world, and the trend is only getting worse. The International Trade Union Confederation has again issued its annual Global Rights Index and the result … Continue reading “Capitalism’s Triumph: Labor Rights Violated in Every Country on Earth”

Trump-Ubu président-roi

La nuit passée, Donald Trump, aux côtés de son homologue finlandais, Sauli Niinistö, qui n’en pouvait mais, s’est livré à une conférence de presse maboulissime à la Maison-Blanche. Mediapart offre en partage un tel spectacle… ubuesque. Le Guardian de Londres n’en est pas revenu : « C’était sombre et alarmant si l’on guette les signes … Continue reading “Trump-Ubu président-roi”

Sous nos yeux, la haute trahison du Parti ‘démocrate’ et de la presse

Si vous êtes écervelé, très bête, singulièrement sot, vous ne pouvez pas voir ce qui se trame sous vos yeux, au cas où vous auriez les yeux ouverts. Nous avons là une tentative de destruction de la stabilité du processus politique des États-Unis, qui repose entièrement sur le ressassage constant des racontars de la pressetituée. … Continue reading “Sous nos yeux, la haute trahison du Parti ‘démocrate’ et de la presse”

Trump estime que le terme «fake news» n’est pas assez fort, il parle de «corrupt news»

Donald Trump a ciblé les médias en soulignant qu’il n’utilisait plus «fake news» mais «corrupt news», car d’après lui «fake n’est pas assez fort». Cette réaction a été engendrée par le New York Times qui a écrit que le Président aurait proposé de fortifier le mur contre les migrants à la frontière mexicaine. Lors de … Continue reading “Trump estime que le terme «fake news» n’est pas assez fort, il parle de «corrupt news»”

Poutine dit ne pas redouter la publication de ses conversations téléphoniques

Vladimir Poutine a déclaré qu’il ne redoutait aucunement que ses conversations téléphoniques soient divulguées au public, commentant la publication récente par la Maison Blanche de la transcription d’un appel entre Donald Trump et Volodymyr Zelensky. Cette déclaration a été faite par le président russe lors du Forum international Semaine russe de l’énergie, le 2 octobre, à Moscou. «Je n’ai pas … Continue reading “Poutine dit ne pas redouter la publication de ses conversations téléphoniques”

“Pssst… Don’t Tell Anyone, but We Surely Will”: Putin Has Fun With Question If Moscow Plans to Meddle in 2020 US Election

It seems Vladimir Putin has become so tired of Russian meddling claims that he ‘secretly’ told an NBC journalist that Moscow will surely influence the 2020 US vote. The confession was made in front of a laughing audience however. Autumn of 2020 – the time when the US will choose their president – is nearing … Continue reading ““Pssst… Don’t Tell Anyone, but We Surely Will”: Putin Has Fun With Question If Moscow Plans to Meddle in 2020 US Election”

Meet the Afghan Refugee Women Running One of Delhi’s Most Popular Catering Companies!

“Ilham is the medicine to my wound. I am blessed and happy to be a part of it,” says Farida (name changed) a refugee from Afghanistan who sought asylum in India after losing her husband to the militant outfit-Taliban, a couple of years ago. She presently works with Ilham, a catering startup in Delhi. Just … Continue reading “Meet the Afghan Refugee Women Running One of Delhi’s Most Popular Catering Companies!”

Emplois présumés fictifs : Sylvie Goulard se justifie, les eurodéputés pas convaincus

«I’m clean» («Je suis propre»), a lancé en anglais Sylvie Goulard, interrogée au Parlement européen le 2 octobre. La candidate française à la Commission européenne a ainsi demandé le «respect de la présomption d’innocence» aux eurodéputés qui l’auditionnent à Bruxelles afin de valider ou non sa nomination, après son implication dans une affaire d’emplois fictifs. … Continue reading “Emplois présumés fictifs : Sylvie Goulard se justifie, les eurodéputés pas convaincus”

Avec ou sans report, le déploiement du libra est un chemin semé d’embûches

De nombreuses questions entourent le libra, le projet de cryptomonnaie de Facebook. Ascannio / ShutterstockL’éventualité d’un report semble de plus en plus plausible. Néanmoins, avec ou sans ce report, si Facebook et ses partenaires veulent déployer en 2020 leur monnaie virtuelle, le libra, alors plusieurs obstacles majeurs restent encore à surmonter. Cet instrument de transaction, pour … Continue reading “Avec ou sans report, le déploiement du libra est un chemin semé d’embûches”

Le « populisme » peut-il être un concept scientifique ?

_Il quarto stato_, huile sur toile de 293 × 545 cm. L’œuvre est centrée sur les luttes sociales dans le monde du travail, mouvements parfois perçus comme « populistes ». Giuseppe Pellizza/Wikimedia, CC BY-SALe populisme a beau être régulièrement présent dans l’actualité, sa définition reste floue. Que recouvre-t-il exactement ? A-t-il un réel contenu ou n’est-il qu’une coquille … Continue reading “Le « populisme » peut-il être un concept scientifique ?”

Shift to organic agriculture vital for sustainable food systems, finds study

Sep 28, 2019 Picture:  Independent research finds move to organic agriculture would go long way to meeting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals WADDINXVEEN, Netherlands, 25 September 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– If we are to maintain sustainable food systems for future generations and tackle the many challenges facing our planet, including the climate crisis, governments … Continue reading “Shift to organic agriculture vital for sustainable food systems, finds study”

By Year End the US Will Have 10,000 5G Base Stations. China Will Have 150,000

On Feb 21, President Donald Trump unleashed a tweet – “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should … Continue reading “By Year End the US Will Have 10,000 5G Base Stations. China Will Have 150,000”

10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined

Photograph Source: Danny Myers, U.S. Air Force photo – Public Domain The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are … Continue reading “10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined”

When Indifference Fuels and Perpetuates Genocide

In August 1914, the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary in a war against the Allied Powers of Great Britain, France and Russia. Nine months later, its pasha leaders, Enver, Talaat and Djemal, fearing the revolt of Armenians under their jurisdiction, branded them as traitors and declared open season on murder. … Continue reading “When Indifference Fuels and Perpetuates Genocide”

How Trump Pushed Ukraine’s President to Probe Conspiracy Theories About Democrats

Donald Trump pressed Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to help legitimize conspiracy theories about his Democratic rivals during a private telephone conversation in July, and again at a public meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday. White House notes on the July call, released before the two presidents met in New York, showed that Trump … Continue reading “How Trump Pushed Ukraine’s President to Probe Conspiracy Theories About Democrats”

Londres rejette le délai fixé par l’Union européenne pour trouver un accord sur le Brexit

La présidence finlandaise de l’UE a exigé ce 19 septembre du Royaume-Uni une proposition d’accord écrite sur le Brexit d’ici fin septembre afin d’éviter un «no deal», un ultimatum aussitôt rejeté par Londres. «Nous présenterons des solutions écrites formelles quand nous serons prêts, et non en fonction d’une échéance artificielle», a réagi un porte-parole du … Continue reading “Londres rejette le délai fixé par l’Union européenne pour trouver un accord sur le Brexit”

International Puppet Theater Festival of the Barents Region Starts in Murmansk

“Fifteen theatres were involved in the festival. Russia was represented by Arkhangelsk, Kotlas, Tambov, Voronezh, Mytishchi, Petrozavodsk and Vologda. Groups from Norway, Sweden and Finland were also present. Theatre critics and professionals held workshops and meet-the-artist events”, Director of the Murmansk Puppet Theater Yevgeny Sukhanov told journalists. Theatre managers hope that the forum which previously … Continue reading “International Puppet Theater Festival of the Barents Region Starts in Murmansk”

Warren’s Ethnic Issue Should Not Go Away

I am an academic. I’ve taught at Tufts for over thirty years and always had a Harvard institutional affiliation. I understand academic culture and the centrality of affirmative action in administrative consciousness since the 1970s. In heading up numerous search committees for historians at Tufts, I’ve had to fill out forms at the invitation stage, … Continue reading “Warren’s Ethnic Issue Should Not Go Away”

West’s Newfound Desire for a Partial Russia Thaw Is Real. It’s Also Driven Solely by a Fear of a Sino-Russian Bloc

Starting in July and running to the present day, there have been repeated calls from mainstream media, from leading statesmen and from diplomats, in the United States and in Europe, for some kind of rapprochement with Russia to be put in place. This is remarkable given the continually escalating informational, economic, military confrontation between Russia … Continue reading “West’s Newfound Desire for a Partial Russia Thaw Is Real. It’s Also Driven Solely by a Fear of a Sino-Russian Bloc”

Pour un système éducatif de valeurs et tourné vers la modernité

« Et sur les indications du diable, on créa l’école. L’enfant aime la nature : on le parqua dans des salles closes. L’enfant aime voir son activité servir à quelque chose, on fit en sorte qu’elle n’eût aucun but. Il aime bouger : on l’obligea à se tenir immobile. Il aime manier les objets : … Continue reading “Pour un système éducatif de valeurs et tourné vers la modernité”

MARINE INTERIORS: Trade Fair Debut Whets Appetite For More

Sep 13, 2019 Picture:  Innovative design trends and top-flight expert panels: MARINE INTERIORS sets new standards for ship interior design. Today is the final day of the inaugural trade fair dedicated to this topic – marked by excellent exhibitor and visitor attendance Hamburg, 13 September 20192019 –( ASIA TODAY )– From furnishings to lighting systems, … Continue reading “MARINE INTERIORS: Trade Fair Debut Whets Appetite For More”

The Pompeo Doctrine: How to Seize the Arctic’s Resources, Now Accessible Due to Climate Change (Just Don’t Mention Those Words!)

Donald Trump got the headlines as usual — but don’t be fooled. It wasn’t Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I’m referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than … Continue reading “The Pompeo Doctrine: How to Seize the Arctic’s Resources, Now Accessible Due to Climate Change (Just Don’t Mention Those Words!)”

Russia’s Huge Gold Stash Is Now Worth More Than $100 Billion

The country quadrupled gold reserves in the past decade as it diversified away from U.S. assets, a move that has paid off recently as haven demand sent prices to a six-year high. In the past year, the value of the nation’s gold jumped 42% to $109.5 billion and the metal now makes up the biggest share of … Continue reading “Russia’s Huge Gold Stash Is Now Worth More Than $100 Billion”

Climate Chaos Descends on Europe

Photograph Source: Joe deSousa – The Musée d’Orsay at sunset – CC BY 2.0 It’s been a rough summer in Europe. On August 18, several dozen people gathered around a patch of snow in Iceland to commemorate the demise of the Okjokull glacier, a victim of climate change. Further to the west, Greenland shed 217 … Continue reading “Climate Chaos Descends on Europe”

Over 400 lifestyle product exhibitors ready to exhibit at Interior Lifestyle China 2019

Sep 08, 2019 Interior Lifestyle China 2019 will open from 11 – 13 September at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, for retailers, designers and home design experts. The fair will explore and display products that serve individual lifestyles, with 419 home and lifestyle suppliers from 27 countries & regions, including leading Chinese and international design brands … Continue reading “Over 400 lifestyle product exhibitors ready to exhibit at Interior Lifestyle China 2019”

Couple Builds Eco-Friendly Home in Telangana, Creates 15-Acre Food Forest!

For Pradeep Mocherla and his wife Raita, what began as a friendship in the virtual world turned into a partnership for life. The man from India and the woman from Finland met in a Yahoo Chatroom in 1997, and have not parted since. What’s more, the couple shifted base to India from the UK to … Continue reading “Couple Builds Eco-Friendly Home in Telangana, Creates 15-Acre Food Forest!”

Gábor Demszky, iconic anti-Communist leader of the democratic opposition receives award

A couple of days ago 67-year-old Gábor Demszky received the prestigious award of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, Poland. Ms. Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, Mayor of Gdańsk and Mr. Basil Kerski, director of the European Solidarity Centre introduced and honored three prominent European thinkers and politicians in a televised ceremony. The honorees were: · Mr. Myroslav … Continue reading “Gábor Demszky, iconic anti-Communist leader of the democratic opposition receives award”

Roaming Charges: Blood in the Eye of the Storm

Inside the eye of Dorian. Photo: NOAA. + Joe Biden, who is now claiming he opposed the Iraq War from Day One, (after speaking on the senate floor in favor of it and then voting for it) on September 9, 2003, 6 months after the first bombs fell on Baghdad. Fareed Zakaria: “You supported the war. … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Blood in the Eye of the Storm”

Fixation on A2/AD Totally Misunderstands Russian Military Strategy for Conflict With NATO

“The Russian intent is not to attain tactical advantage with advanced capabilities, but instead to overcome tactical shortcomings through superior operational design and strategic thinking” Editor’s summary: China enjoys the advantage of the US only being able to reach it by sea, but Russia with NATO already parked on its land border neither imagines it can … Continue reading “Fixation on A2/AD Totally Misunderstands Russian Military Strategy for Conflict With NATO”

MARINE INTERIORS: The Art of Design

Sep 04, 2019 Next week Hamburg will witness the launch of MARINE INTERIORS. Visitors should look forward to meeting up with leading exhibitors and attending a top-ranking conference programme with inspiring discussions Hamburg, 4 September 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– Culinary specialities, exciting shows and soothing wellness oases: To give their passengers be perfect holiday … Continue reading “MARINE INTERIORS: The Art of Design”

Pioneering Innovation in Bulk Liquid Storage to be Showcased at Tank Storage Asia 2019

Sep 04, 2019 Picture:  Tank Storage Asia, one of the most important hubs for the Asian bulk liquid storage industry, will host over 60 of the sector’s most cutting-edge businesses when it returns to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre on the 25th and 26th September. PT. Dover Chemical, Emerson and Matrix Applied … Continue reading “Pioneering Innovation in Bulk Liquid Storage to be Showcased at Tank Storage Asia 2019”

Programme nucléaire iranien : L’Europe mise sur un dialogue entre Washington et Téhéran

Les pays de l’Union européenne (UE) misent sur la volonté de dialogue entre Washington et Téhéran et veulent éviter toute initiative qui pourrait y porter atteinte. C’est ce qu’a déclaré hier le ministre des Affaires étrangères allemand, Heiko Maas, après des entretiens avec ses homologues français et britannique à Helsinki, rapporte l’AFP. Les trois pays … Continue reading “Programme nucléaire iranien : L’Europe mise sur un dialogue entre Washington et Téhéran”

More Than Cricket: 7 Unsung Sport Heroes of India Who Deserve Their Due

From Dhyan Chand and Kapil Dev to Prakash Padukone, India’s long and distinguished history in sports has seen many legendary figures, who have made the nation proud on the international stage. However, some of these athletes of yore, who overcame remarkable odds in life, remain largely forgotten. Here are seven forgotten sports heroes of yore … Continue reading “More Than Cricket: 7 Unsung Sport Heroes of India Who Deserve Their Due”

Mary Kom to PV Sindhu: Celebrating the 10 Greatest Sporting Moments in Indian History

On August 29, India celebrates its National Sports Day, which is also the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand Singh, probably the greatest hockey player the country has ever produced. As a tribute to him, the Government of India has decided to mark August 29 as National Sports Day. When you are a diabetic or have … Continue reading “Mary Kom to PV Sindhu: Celebrating the 10 Greatest Sporting Moments in Indian History”

Tilburg’s LocHal named one of the best libraries in the world

The LocHal library in Tilburg is among the top four best libraries in the world. The IFLA Best Public Library of the World Award went to the Oodi library in Helsinki on Tuesday. The other two libraries in the top four are the Green Square Library and Plaza in Australia and the Turanga Christchurch Central … Continue reading “Tilburg’s LocHal named one of the best libraries in the world”

Production up, profits down: getting to the bottom of the coffee conundrum

PxhereCoffee is one of the world’s favourite beverages, a cherished source of caffeine, and many people can’t imagine starting the day without a cup or three. Times should be good for the coffee industry, with nearly 160 million bags produced in 2018 – up more than 50% compared to 2003. However, the wholesale price per … Continue reading “Production up, profits down: getting to the bottom of the coffee conundrum”

Hong Kong: Their Head-Bashers … and “Ours”

Photograph Source: Hf9631 – CC BY-SA 4.0 I don’t claim to know enough about the situation Hong Kong to render a definite opinion about the true sources of the citizen uprising there. My sense, however, is that while the roots of protest movement are probably largely indigenous, the US has opportunistically latched itself on to … Continue reading “Hong Kong: Their Head-Bashers … and “Ours””

The Hitler-Stalin Pact of August 23, 1939: Myth and Reality

In a remarkable book, 1939 : The Alliance That Never Was and the Coming of World War II, the Canadian historian Michael Jabara Carley describes how, at the end of the 1930s, the Soviet Union repeatedly tried, but finally failed, to conclude a pact of mutual security, in other words a defensive alliance, with Britain and … Continue reading “The Hitler-Stalin Pact of August 23, 1939: Myth and Reality”

Trump and the Climate Crisis–a Crime Against Humanity

The President of the United States is a criminal.  I’m not referring to the twenty-odd investigations of him currently underway for violations of the Constitution, obstruction of justice, and collaboration with the Russian election attack, among other misdeeds.  No, I’m referring to his and his administration’s intentional and reckless pursuit of national policies that condemn … Continue reading “Trump and the Climate Crisis–a Crime Against Humanity”

Vladimir Poutine en Finlande : le dialogue entre la Russie et l’UE au cœur des discussions

Vladimir Poutine est attendu ce 21 août à Helsinki pour y rencontrer son homologue finlandais Sauli Niinistö. Au cœur des discussions entre les deux hommes figurera en bonne place la relance du dialogue entre la Russie et l’Union européenne (UE), dont la présidence est actuellement assurée par la Finlande.  Si les dirigeants des 28 se sont mis … Continue reading “Vladimir Poutine en Finlande : le dialogue entre la Russie et l’UE au cœur des discussions”

Alors que le navire iranien a quitté Gibraltar : Téhéran dit avoir mis en garde Washington contre une saisie de son pétrolier

L’Iran a affirmé, hier, avoir mis en garde Washington contre une saisie de son pétrolier, rapporte l’AFP citant la diplomatie iranienne. Il a quitté la veille les eaux du territoire britannique de Gibraltar, où il était retenu depuis le 4 juillet. «L’Iran a envoyé les avertissements nécessaires aux responsables américains par les canaux officiels (…) … Continue reading “Alors que le navire iranien a quitté Gibraltar : Téhéran dit avoir mis en garde Washington contre une saisie de son pétrolier”