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  • North Korea possibly hiding missile operating bases despite denuclearization pledge, think tank says

    11/12/2018 8:38:40 AM PST · by ETL · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Katherine Lam | Fox News
    North Korea is conning the United States, building up secret, smaller missile bases even after publicly touting the dismantling of its main launch site, according to a new review of satellite images by a top think tank. Citing new satellite pictures, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Beyond Parallel program identified what appears to be missile operating bases that have never been acknowledged by North Korean officials. CSIS' conclusions were not immediately independently confirmed. The report identified about 15 to 20 bases being operated by the Korean People’s Army's Strategic Force, based on information from officials in the government, defense...
  • 50 countries vow to fight cybercrime — US and Russia don’t

    11/12/2018 6:49:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018
    Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them. […] The declaration released Monday is supported by EU countries, Japan and Canada as well as tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, among others. …
  • Matric cheating scandal as Gauteng principal gives pupils exam answers

    11/11/2018 9:11:05 PM PST · by massmike · 22 replies
    mybroadband.co.za ^ | 11/12/2018 | n/a
    Mpontsheng Secondary School in Gauteng is at the centre of a matric exam cheating scandal. According to a report by the City Press, the principal of the school walked into a geography matric exam and handed out answers to paper 1 to pupils. South Africa’s matric exams have come under severe scrutiny in recent years, with allegations of cheating affecting pockets of pupils and teachers. However, cheating is not a primary concern of education experts, but rather the low quality of the exams and the readiness to push pupils through. Another grave concern is the high dropout rate of pupils...
  • The War That Made the World We Live In

    11/11/2018 4:23:06 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | Mark Steyn
    This is no ordinary Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and much of Europe, and Veterans Day in the United States. Today we mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Armistice that brought to an end the most terrible war in history. Exactly a century ago - on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - the guns fell silent on Europe's battlefields. The belligerents had agreed the terms of the peace at 5am that November morning, and the news was relayed to the commanders in the field shortly thereafter that hostilities would cease at eleven o'clock....
  • The State Department shouldn’t target Kurds to appease Turkey

    11/11/2018 6:22:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 10, 2018 12:58 PM | Michael Rubin
    On Nov. 6, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara posted a notice that “The Department [of State] has authorized rewards for information leading to the identification or location of the senior Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members: Murat Karayilan (up to USD $5 million), Cemil Bayik (up to USD $4 million), and Duran Kalkan (up to USD $3 million).” Such bounties are not uncommon when it comes to master terrorists. In years past, the U.S. government, for example, issued bounties for Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Boko Haram head Abubakar Shekau.But the three men...
  • Palestinians in Gaza attack Qatari envoy with stones after $15m. payment

    11/09/2018 12:17:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 9, 2018 | Tamar Beeri
    The paychecks of the Hamas members, which were being paid through financial aid by Qatar, were passed on in suitcases in a heavily guarded vehicle. Palestinian protesters pelted the convoy of Qatar’s ambassador to the Palestinians, Mohammed Al-Emadi, with stones Friday as he came to observe the weekly demonstrations along Gaza’s border fence with Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv. Gazan media reported that those leading the attack against Al-Emadi were from the Palestinian faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. PFLP members had earlier refused to take part in the meeting with the...
  • Report: Israel and Qatar to open Gaza sea crossing

    11/10/2018 11:08:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/18
    An Arab newspaper reported on Saturday that Israel and Qatar are hammering out a deal that would allow Hamas to operate a sea crossing between Gaza and Cyprus. According to the Lebanese Al Akhbar, the prospective seaport is part of a wider Egyptian-brokered cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. While Hamas demands that the crossing be monitored through video cameras, Israel wants both Israeli forces and international elements to monitor the seaport to prevent weapons smuggling. The report comes as a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be gaining traction. A central part of the deal has been Qatar's...
  • The mysterious on-again, off-again Trump-Putin meeting in Paris

    11/10/2018 2:50:28 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 10, 2018
    PARIS — There's a chance President Trump’s second substantive meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin may happen this weekend in Paris, when world leaders gather to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I’s end. Or it may not. For the past month, a series of on-again, off-again reports has created confusion among journalists and clashing theories among Russia experts. ... “Russians do want to meet, but Trump — the president of chaos — wants to keep things interesting, for us to keep guessing, as he always does,” said Nina Khrushcheva, a New School international affairs expert and granddaughter of...
  • Dems race to protect Mueller probe

    11/10/2018 9:31:57 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/18 | Melanie Zanona and Olivia Beavers
    House Democrats are racing to protect the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, and they’re not waiting until they assume the majority to do so. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) organized an emergency conference call on Thursday between rank-and-file Democrats and the top members on investigative committees to discuss President Trump’s decision to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and to replace him with an official who has repeatedly criticized the Mueller probe. On the call, Democrats contemplated their next steps, and Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.) warned members they are facing a “crisis moment.” After the call, Nadler, the top Democrat...
  • Russia Admits That It Can’t Retrofit Aircraft Carrier After Accident

    11/09/2018 8:44:28 AM PST · by Krosan · 46 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | November 09, 2018 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Following the sinking of one of the world’s largest dry docks on October 29 in a shipyard in the far northwest part of Russia, officials have finally admitted that they are unable to continue work on Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, for the time being. While Russia’s shipbuilding industry is reportedly looking into alternatives, no timely and viable solution to continue retrofitting work on the Russian Navy’s flagship has emerged to date. “We have alternatives actually for all the ships except for [the aircraft carrier] Admiral Kuznetsov. Our enterprises are in operation, [including] the Nerpa [Ship Repair Factory],”...
  • Acting AG Tells Dems To Shove It: No Recusal From Russia Probe

    11/08/2018 8:34:03 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 08, 2018
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday said that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. "Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general," Schumer said in a statement on Wednesday. […] Well, despite recusal calls, Whitaker is pretty much telling the Democrats to shove it, with his associates telling The Washington Post that he has no plans to do so: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/9/2018

    11/09/2018 5:17:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/9/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's been a Friday afternoon stabbing attack in the city center of Melbourne, Australia with one dead and two injured. Police are now saying the attacker was known to police and Australia's intelligence service..... The man who killed 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California late Wednesday night has been identified as Ian David Long. Long, 28, served in the US Marine Corps and was in Afghanistan..... There's been a new rule announced giving President Trump authority to declare migrants entering the US illegally not eligible for asylum...... Election 2018 will continue with the recounts of the US...
  • Girls' selfie "fail" destroys Dali artwork in Russian museum

    11/08/2018 7:27:11 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    wthr.com ^ | Staff
    YEKATERINBURG, Russia (WTHR) - A major selfie fail damaged valuable artwork in a Russian gallery. Russian authorities called out the group of girls who were taking the picture for "not behaving appropriately" when they knocked over a wall displaying paintings by Salvador Dali and Francisco Goya. The girls are seen on CCTV near the temporary wall at the museum in Yekaterinburg last month. As one of the girls stands in front of the wall to take a picture of it, the wall comes down. Then, as the wall hits the floor, a second girl can be seen behind it. Authorities...
  • UCT vice-chancellor praises student for work signed off with ‘one settler‚ one bullet’

    11/08/2018 5:14:33 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    timeslive.co.za ^ | 11/08/2018 | Nico Gous
    University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has congratulated a student on his honours project in which he ended his acknowledgements with the phrase‚ “ONE SETTLER‚ ONE BULLET!!” Phakeng tweeted on Tuesday evening: “Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime‚ let me be kliye [sic]: I am proud of you! Way more than you can imagine! Welldone! [sic]” Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime, let me be kliye: i am proud of you! Way...
  • China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station as ISS days numbered

    11/08/2018 11:20:46 PM PST · by blueplum · 26 replies
    AFP via msn ^ | 06 Nov 2018 | WANG ZHAO
    China unveiled on Tuesday a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international community's orbiting laboratory and symbolises the country's major ambitions beyond Earth. The 17-metre (55-foot) core module was a star attraction at the biennial Airshow China in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, the country's main aerospace industry exhibition. .... ....The International Space Station -- a collaboration between the United States, Russia, Canada, Europe and Japan -- has been in operation since 1998 but is due to be retired in 2024. China will then have the only space station in orbit, though it...
  • Egypt considers banning the burqa in crackdown against Islamic extremists

    11/08/2018 6:26:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Tim Stickings
    Egypt is considering a law which would ban the burqa in public places in a crackdown on Islamic extremism. The Muslim-majority nation has faced a series of extremist attacks including the shooting of six Coptic Christians by ISIS last week. A draft law to be considered by the Egyptian parliament calls for a burqa ban in public spaces including hospitals, health clinics, schools, cinemas, theatres and museums. Women who wore the full face veil would be punished with a fine of 1,000 Egyptian pounds, equivalent to $56 or £42, the Jerusalem Post reported.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 11/8/2018

    11/08/2018 3:58:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning, its Thursday November 8th, 2018 The President says some foreigners are needed in the USA during his long news confernce..... President Donald Trump moved quickly after the election results came in to move forward and change the subject Wednesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions..... Controversial CNN reporter Jim Acosta had his press credentials taken away..... New during the confrontation at the news conference President Trump said this regarding foreigners entering the United States..... President Trump will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin..... The US representative for Syria, James Jeffrey, says he hopes Russia will again allow Israel to launch air...
  • The US Shot Down a Fake Nuclear Missile in Space with Another Missile

    11/05/2018 12:17:49 PM PST · by ETL · 61 replies
    Space.com ^ | Nov 2, 2018 | Rafi Letzter, Live Science Staff Writer
    A U.S.-Japanese interceptor successfully shot down a test ballistic missile over Hawaii. It was the second-ever success for the joint missile defense program, and a stunning technological accomplishment. Also, the whole thing was captured on video. The interceptor, called the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA, destroys targets with sheer force, rather than an explosive warhead, and according to its manufacturer Raytheon, the interceptor's "kill vehicle" (a projectile) rams into a ballistic missile with the force of a 10-ton truck traveling 600 mph (965 km/h). But does any of this make the U.S. (or Japan) any safer? Are American cities less likely...
  • Trump “Seriously” Considering Declassifying Key Russia Investigation Documents

    11/07/2018 10:42:58 PM PST · by bitt · 36 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 11/7/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Congressional members say the declassification would expose extensive evidence of abuse by the FBI and FISC. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is “seriously” considering declassifying a slew of documents requested by former Republican House leaders investigating the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe. Trump was pummeled with questions during a rancorous White House press briefing where he congratulated Republicans for winning Senate races and said he hoped to work with the new Democratic House leadership. The president addressed questions regarding whether or not he would end Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, stating, “I could, I could fire everybody...
  • Jimmy Dore: Politico Is Warning Dems To "Prepare For Disappointment" As Mueller Probe Winds Down

    11/07/2018 6:39:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 26, 2018 | Tim Hains
    'The Jimmy Dore Show' talks about the likely possibility that the final report from the Mueller investigation will never be made public, in light of a "public service announcement" from Politico. "Mueller report PSA: Prepare for disappointment," warns Politico's Darren Samuelson. "And be forewarned that the special counsel’s findings may never be made public." "President Donald Trump's critics have spent the past 17 months anticipating what some expect will be among the most thrilling events of their lives: special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian 2016 election interference. They may be in for a disappointment," Samuelson warned.