Friday 14 december 2018

THE SITREP

HEADLINES
NEWS
14:27
The Guardian published three accounts from Yemeni aid workers working with the Norwegian Refugee Council about their experience of the war and the humanitarian crisis. This comes from Marwan [...]
14:25
Since December 1, SouthFront has collected 1460 USD. This is 29% of the minimal monthly budget needed to keep the... The post Half Month Left To Allocate SF’s Budget Needed To Continue Work In [...]
14:24
Soon after the referendum in the summer of 2016, an elderly French woman came into my councillors’ surgery. She was distraught. She’d lived in London for nearly 50 years, worked here, paid her [...]
14:17
It is clear the US is pushing the battle line to our door … We can completely regard the US arrest of Meng Wanzhou as a declaration of war against China.” So read an editorial in the Global [...]
14:15
A woman and her dog were attacked by a bear in front of their Pennsylvania home Wednesday, according to officials. The bear grabbed the woman as soon as she walked out of her home in Muncy Creek [...]
14:09
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that an agreement between the DUP and Labour was reportedly now in place. As far as we are aware, this is not yet the case. *** The DUP have [...]
14:08
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14:07
Google CEO Sundar Pichai denied allegations that the company was engaged in political censorship Monday at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Throughout the hearing, Republicans [...]
14:06
At first glance, it reads like the script for a Hollywood catastrophe movie. And yet it’s one of the scenarios that is actually being considered in the official 2018 report by the Commission, [...]
14:01
In a scathing remembrance, the Grey Lady dismisses the celebrated author and scholar as a "U.S. policy critic cited by Bin Laden." The post The New York Times’ Shameful Obituary of Historian [...]
14:00
On December 14, a fighter of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) was killed and three other were injured... The post Syrian Army Targets Militants In North Hama With Artillery And [...]
13:49
By now, you've likely heard about the gorgeous Mandarin duck appearing almost daily in New York City's Central Park. Since its arrival in October, the web-footed wonder has become a social media [...]
13:48
The term “political revolution” is an odd one. Bernie Sanders never said that voting for him or building his campaign would overthrow capitalism (the traditional meaning of “revolution” in [...]
13:34
The 30-year-old rapist of a young girl in Belgium will not be locked up in prison, newspaper HLN reports. Instead he received a suspended sentence as he ‘has a clean record’. A couple in Leuven [...]
13:21
Egypt’s President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi recently spoke at a forum, where he in plain language told those who have moved or want to move to Europe. “If you go to another country, you must [...]
13:21
If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without... The post Syrian War Report – Dec. 14, 2018: Russian Forces Start [...]
13:15
Kevin Cooper reflects on his near-execution, the cowardice of California Democrats and his struggle to stay sane on death row. Part 1 of 2. The post Is California About to Execute an Innocent Man? [...]
13:08
British Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to secure any tangible "reassurances" from Brussels that she can take back to her Parliament, with EU leaders refusing to renegotiate the divorce [...]
13:06
This week on the New World Next Week: more robot propaganda rolls out with chicken dispensers in Japan; Brexit poses pesticide problems for the UK; and the MSM freaks out about Italy's sacking of [...]
13:06
The news agency TASS reports (source): Turkish troops will enter Syria’s Manbij if Kurdish units fail to leave the city,... The post Turkey To Enter Syria’s Manbij If Kurdish Militias Fail To [...]
12:45
Yellow Vest lead activist said Thursday that the demonstrations will go ahead for this, the fifth weekend, until all their demands are met. Priscillia Ludosky said during a press briefing in [...]
12:45
Maria Butina's only crime is that she is Russian, legal analysts told RT, attacking the US justice system for keeping her in solitary confinement until she admitted guilt to at least one of the many [...]
12:40
Disillusioned journalists, working as ‘factcheckers’ for Facebook are trying to end the media partnership, the Guardian reported on December 13th.... The post Facebook’s Media [...]
12:32
On December 11th, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed the entire budget of the “Russian Meddling” by using Google Ads was... The post $4,700 – Budget Of Alleged Russian Meddling In US [...]
12:23
The wars of words between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau may have grabbed headlines, but Canada has always remained a faithful US ally, apparently believing it's a safe bet. The strategy, however, [...]
12:10
On December 14, the Parliament of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo overwhelmingly approved a decision to turn the existing 4,000-strong... The post Self-Declared Republic Of Kosovo Moves To [...]
12:05
On Tuesday, Time magazine announced its annual Person of the Year Award, honoring what it called "Guardians...who have taken great risks in pursuit of greater truths." Time's editors ignored the most [...]
12:01
The Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki postulates that French President Macron’s vision of a federal Europe is “removed from the desires of nations and divorced from reality”. In an interview [...]
11:52
A trove of documents on the Clinton Foundation alleging possible pay for play and tax evasion have been turned over to the FBI and IRS by several investigative whistleblowers, who will be testifying [...]
11:52
An anonymous caller who claimed bombs had been planted inside Columbine High School on Thursday morning led to an aggressive police response and a decision to place more than 20 schools in the [...]
11:51
Journalists working as factcheckers for Facebook have pushed to end a controversial media partnership with the social network, saying the company has ignored their concerns and failed to use their [...]
11:51
Four Palestinians and two Israelis were killed between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon in a series of attacks and search and arrest operations in the central occupied West Bank and East [...]
11:50
The European Union has treated Israel unfairly, Italy's far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday in Jerusalem, while also indicating that Rome would not be shifting its stance [...]
11:44
Since the beginning of this year, I have been warning that trade tariffs initiated by Donald Trump would develop into a full-blown trade war with China, and perhaps other nations, and that the timing [...]
11:42
On December 13th, China confirmed the arrest of two Canadian citizens, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said during a press... The post China Arrested Two Canadian Citizens Over National [...]
11:35
Written by Federico Pieraccini; Originally appeared on strategic-culture.org Efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation are one of the few issues on which... The post Ukraine Wants Nuclear Weapons: [...]
11:22
On December 13th, the US Senate voted to both name Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “responsible” for the murder... The post US Senate Votes To Hold MBS “Responsible” For [...]
11:12
On December 12th, Colonel Tamer Rifai, a spokesman for the Egyptian Armed Forces, presented the 30th statement regarding the progress... The post Egyptian Military Reveals Details And Numbers Of Its [...]
10:57
[CAF Note: This was such an inspiring report, that I asked permission to publish it. It just goes to show you what you can accomplish [...]
10:43
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are about to take full control of the town of Hajin in eastern Syria,... The post US-backed Forces Are In Control Of Most Of Hajin Town In Eastern Syria [...]
10:39
A UK mother was shocked when she was told her son’s measles was the worst case his doctor had ever seen Helen Spilsbury from Manchester issued a warning to parents over measles after her 8 The [...]
10:30
The BBC published an article in October titled, “How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory” in which it claims chemical weapons have been “crucial” to [...]
09:41
The gunman who killed three people and injured 12 in an attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg on the... The post ISIS Claims Responsibility For Strasbourg Attack. Gunman Is Neutralized By [...]
09:32
Submitted by Viktor Shvets of Macquarie Capital Is the coast clear? It is not safe; too many sharks out there As in ‘Jaws’, the question is whether it is safe to go back into water? A number [...]
09:31
On Thursday, the Daily Caller's Peter Hasson reported leaked emails showing Google executives scheming to isolate conservative news sites in the wake of the 2016 election. Dr. Robert Epstein, a Ph.D. [...]
09:31
On December 13, the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces (UAAF) finally reacted on a wide-spread series of photos showing President Petro... The post Ukrainian Military Claims Its Troops Use Nazi Insignas [...]
09:24
On the heels of the dramatic slowdown in Chinese output, and after slowing in September and October, US Industrial Production was expected to rebound modestly in November and it did (but don't get to [...]
09:09
Just two months ago, it appeared that (now former) Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein had cemented his legacy as one of the most effective, shrewd and savvy leaders in the investment [...]
09:08
German police are searching in the city of Nuremberg for the person or persons responsible for the stabbing of three women. Yesterday, around 7:20 pm, a 56-year-old woman was stabbed without warning [...]
08:58
New Church of England (CofE) guidance instructs parishes on how they should hold "celebratory" ceremonies to mark a person's "transition" to the opposite sex. Approved by the House of Bishops on [...]
08:50
Via Sara Carter At saracarter.com The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent ‘early in its life’ and ‘throughout it’s existence’ and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable [...]
08:41
With inflation 'disappointing', hope for the recovery was left on the shoulders of the American consumer once again and Retail Sales offered some optimism with better-than-expected (and upwardly [...]
08:28
When a blazing fireball from space exploded over Earth on July 25, scientists captured the first-ever seismic recordings of a meteor impact on ice in Greenland. At approximately 8 p.m. local time on [...]
08:24
When discussing the deteriorating plight of the leveraged loan market last night, we noted that according to Lipper, US Loan Funds just saw a fourth consecutive, and record $2.5 billion outflow in [...]
08:20
Protesters again took to the streets in Budapest to demonstrate against the “slave law” on Thursday evening. The demonstration started peacefully but police later responded to aggressive [...]
08:14
By Howard Kurtz | 13 December 2018 FOX NEWS — President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly [...]
08:11
In politics, "when it gets serious, you have to lie." In the increasingly intermingled worlds of geopolitics and financials markets, when it get serious, you have to rescue your nation's [...]
08:08
A British man who organised a rally against Muslim rape gangs in Sunderland is facing seven years in jail. William ‘Billy’ Charlton, 53, was accused of ‘stirring up racial hatred’ by Police. [...]
07:49
This headline seems suitable for "The Onion", Boeing to Open Its First 737 Plant in China Under Shadow of a Trade War. The Chicago-based planemaker will inaugurate its completion and delivery [...]
07:30
Setting up shares of the battered gizmo giant for a post-open ramp on a day when the broader market is still reeling from a batch of disappointing Chinese and European economic data, Apple said it's [...]
07:20
By Tyler Durden | 13 December 2018 ZERO HEDGE — To think it was less than three months ago that we wrote that “leveraged loan demand is off the charts as dangers mount.” Since [...]
07:17
It's a sea of red to end the week as world stocks and US futures tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China to Europe raised global recession fears and left investors nervous over the [...]
06:44
A manhunt in France ends after the terrorism suspect fired on approaching police, authorities say. He was sought in three deaths. The post Strasbourg Market Attack Suspect Killed in Police Shootout [...]
06:35
On December 12, the media wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released an interview with an ISIS member,... The post Interview With Captured ISIS Member About Situation In [...]
06:31
Both cable and the FTSE slumped on Friday after Prime Minister Theresa May returned from Brussels emptyhanded following a tour of European capitals where she pleaded for "assurances" that the bloc [...]
06:13
Ole Dammegard is an intrepid researcher of staged Gladio II deceptions. He is subject to site attacks and censorship and is another individual who needs our support. His member-area research can be [...]
06:12
The Wall Street Journal reports on the Trump administration’s plans for U.S. policy in [...]
06:12
The hubris and arrogance of Washington have been at work since the Clinton regime to destroy the power and relevance of the United States. This website has an international audience. The most asked [...]
06:10
Maria Butina used her NRA contacts in seeking to connect with U.S. conservatives during the 2016 election, prosecutors say. The post In Plea Deal, Russian Admits Being a Secret Agent appeared first [...]
05:59
Once European authorities turned their back on pursuing any sort of integration with Turkey, Ankara has noticeably stepped up its foreign policy efforts in the eastern direction, that has long been [...]
05:19
After China dashed hopes that a raft of macroeconomic data released last night would help reassert stability in markets, the Communist Party has, at the very least, finally confirmed post-G-20-summit [...]
05:12
gettyimages-1027172108-jon-kyl-1544229548-e1544229643985.jpg Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz [...]
05:00
Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, Markets this week celebrated more bad news out of Germany. Misunderstanding especially in stocks is par for the course, not that it’s [...]
04:15
Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk never seemed bothered by the fact that big-name competition from brands like BMW and Porsche is starting to go mainstream. And while Tesla has been hiding behind its [...]
04:12
The entire anti-Russia brouhaha has reminded me of what Mohammad Ali stated after receiving notice from his local draft board that he was being forced to serve in the U.S. military during the Vietnam [...]
04:12
In recent days, in connection with the frank violation by Poroshenko’s regime of all international norms, and also of the articles of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine regulating relations [...]
04:10
The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent 'early in its life' and 'throughout it's existence' and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable foundation as required by its and is not entitled to [...]
03:43
A group of top French military generals have accused Emmanuel Macron of committing “treason” by signing the UN migration pact.  The pact, which was signed by 164 nations on Monday, [...]
03:39
Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu boasted on Wednesday that he “would LOVE to be able to regulate the content of speech,” during an appearance on CNN. “I would love to be able to regulate the [...]
03:39
US Plans to 'Counter' Russia and China in Africa | Bolton says US focus is on trade in Africa The post US Plans to ‘Counter’ Russia and China in Africa appeared first on News From [...]
03:36
The leader of a South African political party has called for the mass killing of white women and children living in South Africa. Andile Mngxitama, president of Black First Land First (BLF), was [...]
03:31
Robert Mueller authorized the scrubbing of vital evidence from disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok’s iPhone, a new inspector general’s report reveals.  After Mueller’s special [...]
03:30
Authored by Denis MacEoin via The Gatestone Institute, The European Court of Human Rights ruled that criticism of Muhammad constitutes incitement to hatred -- meaning that in Europe, criticizing [...]
03:28
New York’s incoming attorney general has promised to imprison every single member of the Trump family by hook or by crook. In an interview with NBC News on Tuesday, Letitia James boasted that [...]
03:24
Bolton: Trump Won't Meet Putin While Russia Holds Ukrainian Ships | Russia impounded boats after late November incident The post Bolton: Trump Won’t Meet Putin While Russia Holds Ukrainian [...]
03:23
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she is prepared to keep the “government closed forever” instead of funding Trump’s border wall.  Asked by a reporter if having a government [...]
03:12
A woman whose child was stillborn has slammed the targeted advertising of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after she returned home from the hospital and kept getting baby-related sales pitches. [...]
03:12
The US is now a country which tortures people into false confessions -- if they are Russian [...]
02:45
The Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group, has released its annual census showing the number of journalists imprisoned across the world. As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, more than [...]
02:38
Turkey Builds Up Military at Syria Border for Planned Offensive | Kurds vow to resist any Turkish invasion The post Turkey Builds Up Military at Syria Border for Planned Offensive appeared first [...]
02:12
Policymakers in Washington are making a case for low-yield nuclear weapons. But these weapons aim to solve a problem based on major and unsubstantiated assumptions about Russian doctrine. Such [...]
02:12
Unlike the 2014 Ukraine uprising, which witnessed invasive meddling on the part of US politicians and diplomats, Western support for the French Yellow Vest protests has been conspicuously missing in [...]
02:00
Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation are one of the few issues on which the great powers agree, intending to continue to [...]
01:49
Israel to Approve Thousands of Unauthorized West Bank Settler Homes | Netanyahu also vows to try to advance new constructions The post Israel to Approve Thousands of Unauthorized West Bank [...]
01:48
In early November, Egypt hosted the largest international war games that the region has seen to date, codenamed Arab Shield 1. This military exercise brought together military personnel and observers [...]
01:06
Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people's homes to catch thieves, reports the Associated Press. Using GPS trackers and doorbells cameras provided by Amazon, police [...]
01:00
The daily torment of an 11-year-old boy at Delaware's Talley Middle School has gotten so bad the child's parents changed his last name to thwart his bullies. "He said he hates himself, and he hates [...]
01:00
The 10th Mountain Division (light infantry) based at Fort Drum, New York, is a mountain warfare unit testing a new a robotic pack-mule that can haul more than 1,000 pounds of equipment, weapons, [...]
00:59
Comment: The New York Times just can't bear to pay their respects to William Blum, which is no surprise considering they have no journalistic integrity and he did. He called out the machinations of [...]
00:53
By Aaron Kesel Three creepy Facebook patent applications describe using your historical location data — and others’ — to determine where users will go [...]
00:43
The New York attorney general-elect has unveiled plans to launch a large-scale investigation into President Donald Trump. Letitia James, who will replace Barbara Underwood on January 1, 2019, vowed [...]
00:38
At the late hours of December 13, heavy clashes broke out between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the US-backed... The post Syrian Army Clashes With US-Backed Forces Around Al-Tanaf Base appeared [...]
00:33
French police have killed the main suspect in the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting, Cherif Chekat, following a dramatic, helicopter-assisted police raid in a city-center district, the country's [...]
00:13
The university is buying up vineyards and their valuable water rights. The post  Is Harvard Profiting From California’s Drought? appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, [...]
00:02
Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has called Israel's nation state law "racist" in an interview with London-based newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi. "The Nation-State law is racist," the Israeli-American [...]
13 dec 23:59
Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, Since the beginning of this year, I have been warning that trade tariffs initiated by Donald Trump would develop into a full-blown trade war with China, [...]
13 dec 23:54
On December 13, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces [an ally of the Houthis], told... The post Houthis Spokesman: Saudi-led Coalition Stepped Up Its Attack In Last 24 Hours [...]
13 dec 23:43
Auf den ersten Blick liest es sich wie das Drehbuch zu einem Hollywood-Katastrophenfilm. Und doch ist es eines der Szenarien, die im offiziellen Bericht der Kommission aus dem Jahr 2018 erwogen [...]
13 dec 23:40
In what can only be described as a likely preview of the next round of the Fed's quantitative easing, an armored truck reportedly spilled cash onto Route 3 West in East Rutherford, New Jersey on [...]
13 dec 23:39
À primeira vista, parece o roteiro de um filme catastrófico de Hollywood.  Pelo contrário, é um dos cenários apresentados no relatório oficial de2018 da Comissão encarregado pelo Congresso [...]
13 dec 23:33
O Iraque, que nos anos de Saddam Hussein (1979-2003) viveu grande período de prosperidade e estabilidade social, então reconhecido pela ONU como um dos países árabes que mais respeitavam a [...]