Current Affairs

News without the ‘spin’

Beijing threatens air defence zone over South China Sea

In a move that could sharply escalate tensions, Beijing says it could declare an Air Defence Identification Zone over the South China Sea

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon ignored in Europe

This has received little publicty but Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was roundly snubbed when she approached other EU leaders with proposals for Scotland to remain in the EU following Brexit

A protester throws rocks next to burning tyres during a demonstration on July 6 2016, in Bulawayo Zimbabwe. Residents clashed with police after the arrest of two political activists staging a protest in the City centre. Zimbabwe police fired warning shots and teargas as a protest strike against President Robert Mugabe's economic policies gripped the country Wednesday, closing businesses and crippling public transport. The strike follows days of unrest over the government's failure to pay civil servants' salaries, a currency shortage, import restrictions and multiple police road blocks reportedly extorting cash from motorists.

The end is coming for Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe could be on the brink of revolution

A military coup looks increasingly likely. Although whether that will improve life for ordinary Zimbabweans is another question

Nigel Farage reveals he feared being ASSASSINATED so stood down as UKIP leader

Those fears were justified after knives were found smuggled into a campaign rally: evidence that Farage was NOT controlled opposition

Micah Johnson. Click to enlarge

U.S. Army reservist named as lone gunman in Dallas police ambush

Another “lone gunman” — now dead so he can’t contradict the official version of events — seems at odds with early reports that spoke of “at least two snipers”

Britain lifts ban on front line close combat roles for female soldiers

Like so many fine sounding ideals I suspect that the change in legislation shrouds a much darker objective

Dallas police stop driver after snipers shoot 4 officers and wound another 7. Click to enlarge

Five police officers killed in Dallas ambush during street protests

Snipers kills five, wound seven officers at rally protesting police shootings

A member of the Syrian government forces stands infront of a bulldozer, north of the southern Syrian city of Deraa. Click to enlarge

Welcome to Dera’a, Syria’s ‘Graveyard of terrorists’

Robert Fisk reports from the frontline in Syria. Where ‘rebels’ are using grenade launchers supplied by either Israel or Jordanian-based coordinators

Senior Labour Party insider reveals plan to oust Corbyn was in play 10 months ago

A covert campaign to oust Jeremy Corbyn was underway almost as soon as he won his landslide victory in September 2015

Suicide attack carried out near U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia

No doubt timed to coincide with America’s Independence Day

Devastation wrought by the latest bombings in Baghdad. Click to enlarge

IS-claimed Baghdad blast kills at least 119

Bombing follows the recent recapture of Fallujah from the militants

Mammonism, Brexit and The Rest of Us

Mammonism, Brexit and The Rest of Us

Gilad Atzmon talks to Alimuddin Usmani about the rise of Mammonism. Includes video

Austria court overturns presidential elections, calls rerun

This has implications beyond Austria. Following Britain’s vote to leave the EU a win by the Freedom Party could encourage other euroskeptic parties across Europe

French say Britain COULD have trade deal and control its borders

Major boost for hopes of a smooth UK exit from the European Union

Turkish rescue services help a wounded person outside Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing several people and wounding others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday. A Turkish official says two attackers have blown themselves up at the airport after police fired at them. The official said the attackers detonated the explosives at the entrance of the international terminal before entering the x-ray security check. Click to enlarge

Suicide blasts kill dozens at Istanbul airport

Is Islamic State really behind the bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that killed at least 36, as Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim claims? Includes video

Repost: Someone tried to kill Nigel Farage by loosening wheels of his car

We repost this in light of recent speculation that Nigel Farage may be ‘false opposition’

Russia, United States blame each other for maritime incident

Russia, United States blame each other for maritime incident

Dangerously close run-ins between U.S. and Russian warplanes and ships could easily turn deadly and spark a wider war. Trouble is they are happening increasingly often

The truth behind the Labour coup, when it really began and who manufactured it

15 of the shadow secretary of states and nine of the shadow ministers who resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet were affiliated to the Fabian Society

Oliver Letwin. Click to enlarge

Who Is Britain’s EU Policy Chief Oliver Letwin?

NEWSWEEK omits to mention one crucial fact about the man appointed to oversee Britain’s exit from the European Union. We fill in the missing details

EU must stop others following Britain out of the door, Merkel warns

Mounting fears that the bloc is ‘no longer governable’ after Brexit