Current Affairs

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Swedish Journalist Shot in No-Go Zone

With frequent grenade attacks and fatal shootings, refugees have brought many of the problems they were trying to flee with them to Sweden

Merkel Wins Fourth Term but with Substantially Reduced Majority

Merkel secures a 4th term but observers are calling the poll a “disaster” for her, as the AfD makes sweeping gains

Donald Trump STOPPED massive Saudi attack on Qatar

Donald Trump STOPPED massive Saudi attack on Qatar

Trump personally called the leaders of the nations involved after Pentagon analysts warned that the Saudis were preparing for an all-out strike on Qatar

Trump Speech A Goldmine Of Hypocrisy, Propaganda And Outrageous Lies

Trump Speech A Goldmine Of Hypocrisy, Propaganda And Outrageous Lies

With a few clicks of the computer mouse, just about everything Trump said in his speech is quickly exposed as hollow propaganda. Patrick J. McShay explains

10 Countries Most Afflicted By Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is far more widespread than most people probably realise

Austria Refuses To Take More Migrants Under EU Redistribution Scheme

Austria Refuses To Take More Migrants Under EU Redistribution Scheme

Further divisions within the European Union loom as Austria refuses to take in anymore migrants

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel

With Iran moving closer to Israel’s borders, via Hezbollah and its participation in the Syrian conflict, Israel is making sure its allies are on hand

Qatar agrees to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain

The deal comes after Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Emirates and Egypt cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing “extremism” after it drew closer to their arch-rival Iran

Massive Russian military exercise heightens fear of troop build-up on western border

Massive Russian military exercise heightens fear of troop build-up on western border

Russia’s latest war games involve 12,700 troops, Moscow claims. However, some observers believe many more are involved. Includes video

Iran claims to have ‘father of all bombs,’ overshadowing American ‘mother’

New Iranian bomb might trigger a paternity dispute, as Russia already possesses a non-nuclear ordnance known as the “daddy.”

TV screen at a Seoul railway station shows footage of North Korea's latest launch. Click to enlarge

US warns of military option if North Korea nuclear and missile tests continue

A “final option” looms into view

North Korea fires another missile over Japan, deepening regional tensions

North Korea fires another missile over Japan, deepening regional tensions

The second such launch in less than a month as South Korean President Moon Jae-in says dialogue with the North is impossible at this point

Implanted Microchip to Replace Credit Cards, Car Keys

Implanted Microchip to Replace Credit Cards, Car Keys

In Sweden, several thousand have already been implanted. Includes video

While we watched the fake American civil war

While we watched the fake American civil war

As the world was distracted, major events have been unfolding elsewhere. For example, 4 NATO battle-groups on Russia’s border are now on full combat-alert

Merkel Slams Hungary’s Migrant Stance as ‘Unacceptable’

Hungary remains defiant over EU policy as Merkel raises the prospect of admitting another 390,000 migrants in 2018 as part of family reunification program

Behold a Pale Horse, and Its Rider Is Death

It is becoming biblical, writes Paul Craig Roberts. Washington the anti-Christ is subverting all good on earth.

'The superstate speech' What we learnt about EU's future from Juncker's State of the Union

‘The superstate speech’ What we learnt about EU’s future from Juncker’s State of the Union

The EU edges closer to a superstate with Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual State of the Union address

More than 80 experts urge Trump not to abandon Iran nuclear deal

Signatories to the statement urging Trump not to abandon the nuclear deal include academics and former State Department officials

epa03277228 Australian broadcaster and journalist John Pilger arrives at the Ecuador embassy where Wikileaks founder has sought political asylum, in London, Britain, 22 June 2012. Julian Assange remains inside the Ecuadorean embassy after three nights. Assange, 40, faces extradition to Sweden on allegations of sexual assault, after Britain's Supreme Court rejected his final appeal last week. A 10-day period of extradition begins on June 28. His arrival at the embassy was confirmed 19 June by Ricardo Patino, Ecuador's Foreign Minister, in Quito. He said Assange, an Australian citizen, had requested political asylum.  EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA  EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

North Korea solution depends on ‘containment of the US’ – John Pilger

America is the problem, says John Pilger, as “there’s absolutely no doubt that if North Korea hadn’t developed nuclear weapons, it would’ve been attacked”

Weapons of Mass Migration

Human rights organisations infiltrated by Western intelligence agents play a key role in creating the public consensus for US, NATO or UN military interventions