Daily Archives: December 2, 2017

US deployment of drones in Niger is a ‘big problem for Africa’

The Niger government’s recent decision to allow American drones over its territory will accomplish little in the fight against terrorism, Africa analyst Lawrence K Freeman told RT, because it lacks a strategy that deals with the issues in the region. On Thursday, Niger officials announced they would allow the Pentagon to operate armed drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), out ...

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20,000 join Tel Aviv ‘March of Shame’ to protest bill aimed at protecting Netanyahu (VIDEO)

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:14 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:33 Thousands of people, outraged at a new bill that would spare the Israeli PM from public outcry linked to two corruption probes, swarmed into downtown Tel Aviv on Saturday in a protest that became the largest since the launch of the investigation. A large crowd descended on central ...

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Tokyo and Seoul will fall first if there is war on Korean Peninsula – Lavrov

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:50 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:50 Japan and South Korea, whom the US is trying to involve in provocations against North Korea, will become the first victims if conflict breaks out in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned. “While condemning Pyongyang’s nuclear missile adventurism, we cannot but condemn the provocative behavior ...

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Russia & China could set international gold price based on physical gold trading

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 01:45 Since Russia, China, India, Brazil & South Africa are all either large producers or consumers of gold, or both, it is highly likely that the BRICS bloc they constitute could focus its cross-border gold trading network on trading physical gold. Gold pricing benchmarks from such a system would be based on physical gold transactions, ...

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US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital will destroy peace process – Palestine & Arab League

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 01:17 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 01:17 The Palestinian Authority and the Arab League have warned the US against recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital, saying it would increase instability and put an end to the peace process. Armed group Hamas threatened more violence in the city. “The world will pay the price” for any change ...

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US to stop arming Syrian Kurds in fight against ISIS – Pentagon

Washington will stop providing weapons to the Syrian Kurdish militias, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said. This follows a vow US President Donald Trump made to his Turkish counterpart to scale down support to the groups Ankara sees as terrorists. “The YPG is armed and as the coalition stops operations then obviously you don’t need that, you need security, ...

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‘House of Cards’ fans attack Anthony Rapp for ruining show with Spacey sex assault claims

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 00:25 Anthony Rapp, who stars in “Star Trek: Discovery” and was the first to come forward and accuse actor Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment, has been subjected to abuse online following the suspension of Netflix hit series “House of Cards.” Rapp told Buzzfeed on October 30 that Spacey made sexual advances toward him in 1986 ...

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Google is working on a fix for a bug that’s causing Home Minis to crash at high volume

It’s been a bugged-filled couple of months for Google’s hardware team. The list of issues hitting devices announced at the company’s Pixel 2 event in October just grew by another, as users have begun reporting Home Mini crashes when the smart speaker is played at maximum volume. Slashgear spotted a growing chorus of complaints on Google’s message board this week, ...

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Honduras sends in troops to quell violent protests over disputed election (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Honduras has handed emergency powers to its army and police to quell the unrest and protests that have been wracking the country this week as votes are counted in a highly disputed and scrutinized election. As of 11pm Friday, the government had suspended constitutional guarantees and imposed a curfew for the next 10 days, aimed at stemming the protests which ...

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Stranger things in the Republican tax bill

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in the Senate in the early hours of Saturday now has to be combined with the House version passed in November to make a final law. The Senate bill grants tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, with the middle class set to get some reward, too, albeit smaller and more time-limited. But ...

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