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  • Hunter Biden traveled (after co-founding Rosemont Seneca Partners) to at least 13 countries with VP dad: 'I can catch a ride with him'

    08/25/2023 1:45:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/23 | Jessica Chasmar, Cameron Cawthorne
    FIRST ON FOX: Hunter Biden traveled to at least 13 countries with his then-vice president father when he was leading his now-defunct firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, a Fox News Digital review found. Video footage, which first aired on "Jesse Watters Primetime," along with Secret Service records and messages previously reported from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, show that Hunter, who co-founded Rosemont Seneca in 2009 with Devon Archer and Christopher Heinz, accompanied then-Vice President Joe Biden during official trips to Europe, Africa, Asia and Mexico. In April 2010, Hunter proposed meeting state officials in Serbia with his business associate Mark Doyle, who...
  • Students launch 24-hour traffic blockade in Serbia’s capital ahead of weekend election protest

    12/29/2023 1:36:44 PM PST · by McGruff · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2023 | Jovana Gec
    A group of university students on Friday launched a 24-hour blockade of a main street in Serbia’s capital during New Year’s holiday rush as protests continued in the troubled Balkan country after reports of irregularities that marred a recent election. ... The rally on Saturday is expected to draw thousands of people as political tensions are running high over the Dec. 17 ballot and subsequent incidents and arrests of opposition supporters at a protest last weekend. Populist President Aleksandar Vucic has accused the opposition of inciting violence with an aim to overthrow the government under instructions from abroad, which opposition...
  • What is Captagon? ‘Poor Man’s Cocaine’ Is a Favorite of Mideast Militants

    10/25/2023 4:39:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Investigators found odd, little pills buried in the pockets of Hamas terrorists who attacked Israel on Oct. 7. They were later identified as the drug Captagon, a powerful, synthetic stimulant. Captagon gained international notoriety in 2015 when it was discovered to be used by ISIS fighters to suppress fear and fatigue prior to carrying out terrorist operations. Now, because it’s cheap, as well as easy to make and smuggle, Captagon and its counterfeits are likely to remain a favorite tool of extremist militant groups to enhance their soldiers’ violent tendencies. Some reports have even labeled Captagon as “the jihadists’ drug,”...
  • Pope Francis Hosts Bill Clinton, Foundation Head Alex Soros

    07/05/2023 6:10:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/5/23 | Kevin J. Jones
    CNA Staff, Jul 5, 2023 / 15:10 pm Pope Francis met with former U.S. President Bill Clinton in a private audience at the Casa Santa Marta papal residence on Wednesday. Clinton’s delegation included several prominent Americans, including Alex Soros of the Open Society Foundations. Clinton, who now focuses his efforts on philanthropy and public affairs, had visited Albania July 3-4 and received from the Albanian prime minister a public gratitude medal for his support of Albania and for NATO's intervention in the Kosovo War, the news site Euractiv reports. Soros, son of the billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros, accompanied...
  • BREAKING: Ric Grenell Exposing That Jack Smith used Prosecutions At The HAGUE To Blow Up Trump Negotiations Between Kosovo And Serbia

    06/19/2023 4:50:49 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 32 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter ^ | June 19, 2023 | Jack Posobiec
  • REPORT: Top German Newspaper Killed Major Corruption Story to Please Joe Biden

    05/13/2023 5:36:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/13/2023 | Bonchie
    The most circulated newspaper in Europe killed a major corruption story to please Joe Biden. A new report details how editors at Bild, the outlet in question, canned an extensive investigative piece on Albanian PM Edi Rama because he and the US president are friends and political allies.Per The Washington Examiner, Albania has become a narco-state over the last decade under Rama, and Bild was getting ready to expose him further.So, who is Rama? He’s the far-left leader of Albania’s Socialist Party. Accusations against him range from drug trafficking to money laundering, to extortion and vote buying.A few days ago,...
  • Serbian 155-mm self-propelled guns NORA B-52 sent towards the administrative border of Kosovo

    12/27/2022 3:10:37 PM PST · by House Atreides · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 27, 202 | Itapirkanmaa2
    This is just a 16 second video clip to give you an indication of how serious things may be getting between Kosovo and Serbia.
  • Kosovo Again!

    12/13/2022 9:44:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Geopolitical Futures ^ | 12/13/2022 | George Friedman
    There have been skirmishes between armed ethnic Serb protesters and Kosovo police. The reason is that a while ago, Kosovo ordered that drivers surrender Serbian-issued license plates and replace them with Kosovo plates. On Dec. 10, Serbs living in northern Kosovo started erecting barricades. Kosovo residents confronted them, and Kosovo police blocked the border checkpoints. A traffic jam ensued, and so did a small shootout, including the use of a stun grenade. The shooting has died down but the threats have mounted. A shootout over license plates may seem excessive, but this is the Balkans. It is a relatively small...
  • Kosovo "On The Brink Of Armed Conflicts", Serbian PM Says

    12/21/2022 1:23:24 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies ^ | December 21, 2022 | By AFP - Agence France Presse
    The situation in Kosovo is "on the brink of armed conflicts", Serbian prime minister Ana Brnabic said Wednesday, amid mounting tensions in former Belgrade province's volatile north. "We have to give our best, all of us together, to try to keep the peace. We are really on the brink of armed conflicts, thanks to unilateral moves from Pristina," Brnabic said during a meeting with Serbian NGOs. Ethnic Albanian-majority Kosovo declared independence in 2008, but Belgrade still does not recognise it and encourages the territory's Serbs to defy Pristina's authority. Hundreds of ethnic Serbs, outraged over the arrest of an ex-police...
  • Former FBI Investigator Under Scrutiny for Ties to Russian Oligarch

    09/15/2022 7:59:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 32 replies
    The Crime Report ^ | September 15, 2022 | TCR Staff
    Charles McGonigal, the former head of counterintelligence at the FBI field office in New York City who was involved in the investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia during the 2016 election, has fallen under the scrutiny of a grand jury convened by U.S. attorneys late last year for his own ties with Russia and other foreign governments, reports Insider. The grand jury is reportedly investigating McGonigal’s business dealings with a top aide to Oleg Deripaska, the billionaire Russian oligarch who was at the center of allegations that Russia colluded with the Trump campaign, according to a recently obtained...
  • U.S. Frustrated By Elusive Justice Served to USS Cole Plotters

    05/04/2008 4:20:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 30 replies · 185+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 04, 2008
    U.S. Frustrated By Elusive Justice Served to USS Cole Plotters May 04, 2008 It's been called "the forgotten attack" but it's one of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history. Eight years after the USS Cole was attacked by a motorboat packed with explosives, all of the six men convicted of the strike have escaped from prison, or been freed by Yemeni officials. Seventeen sailors were killed and 40 more wounded in the strike, blamed on Usama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. Jamal al-Badawi, who helped organize the Cole plot, has reportedly escaped from Yemeni prisons twice. He is supposedly...
  • China makes semi-secret delivery of missiles to Serbia

    04/10/2022 7:14:21 AM PDT · by Not_Who_U_Think · 11 replies
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russian ally Serbia took the delivery of a sophisticated Chinese anti-aircraft system in a veiled operation this weekend, amid Western concerns that an arms buildup in the Balkans at the time of the war in Ukraine could threaten the fragile peace in the region. Media and military experts said Sunday that six Chinese Air Force Y-20 transport planes landed at Belgrade’s civilian airport early Saturday, reportedly carrying HQ-22 surface-to-air missile systems for the Serbian military. The Chinese cargo planes with military markings were pictured at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport. Serbia’s defense ministry did not immediately respond...
  • Blind psychic Baba Vanga - who is known as the 'Nostradamus of the Balkans' and correctly predicted 9/11 - claims Russian president Vladimir Putin will become 'Lord of the World'

    03/28/2022 3:50:28 PM PDT · by jimwatx · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 March 2022 | LIZZIE MAY
    A blind psychic who correctly predicted the Russian invasion of Ukraine as well as the 9/11 attacks once claimed that president Vladimir Putin is to become 'Lord of the World'. Known as the Nostradamus of the Balkans, Baba Vanga, who died 25 years ago in 1996 aged 84, predicted in a 1979 interview that Russia was to dominate the world. She also made a frightening prediction about World War Three and the potential use of nuclear weapons. During the interview with writer Valentin Sidorov, she said Putin's 'glory' will remain 'untouched'. Known as the Nostradamus of the Balkans, Baba Vanga,...
  • U.S.: What Is Strategy For Bases In Former Soviet Bloc?

    12/08/2005 1:27:46 AM PST · by twinself · 15 replies · 578+ views
    Radio Liberty ^ | 07 December 2005 | Andrew TULLY
    Romania and the United States have signed an agreement that would establish the first U.S. military bases in an Eastern European country from the former Soviet bloc. The United States already has the rights to a base in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, and is in the process of vacating one in neighboring Uzbekistan. With the United States already possessing a military presence in much of the world, what does it want with even more foreign bases? Washington, 7 December 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Romanian President Traian Basescu seemed as pleased to be hosting the bases as the Americans are...
  • Albania, Bosnia and Kosovo deny Russian accusation of sending mercenaries to Ukraine

    02/22/2022 11:24:21 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies ^ | February 21, 2022 | bne IntelliNews
    Officials from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo have refuted claims by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that mercenaries are being sent from the three countries to Ukraine, amid speculation about an imminent Russian invasion. Lavrov said in an interview with RT television, which was published on the ministry’s website on February 18, that Moscow is double checking reports that mercenaries are being sent from the three Western Balkan countries to Donbas. “There’s information that mercenaries are being recruited in Kosovo, Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina to knock Russia out of balance and send them to places including Donbas,” he...
  • Croatia's truffle hunters seek habitat protection amid climate change

    11/24/2021 3:51:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | November 24, 2021
    Motovun (Croatia) (AFP) – The sound of paws scurrying along the forest floor echoes through Croatia's northwestern woods, where the hunt for truffles is being threatened by climate change and deforestation -- stirring fears that the country's gastronomic goldmine may be at risk. The delicate microclimate in the picturesque Istria peninsula's forests has long been famed for producing some of the finest white truffles, which this year fetched up to 2,500 euros ($2,860) per kilo. But the increase in temperatures and lower precipitation levels linked to climate change along with a shrinking water table and habitat loss could throw off...
  • West prepares sanctions on Bosnian Serbs to avert new Balkans conflict

    11/12/2021 1:19:35 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 13 replies ^ | November 12 2021, | Bruno Waterfield, Brussels
    Western powers are preparing sanctions against separatist Bosnian Serbs in a confrontation that could tear Bosnia apart and trigger a new Balkans conflict. According to diplomatic sources, the US and UK are drawing up new measures to punish the nationalist Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, and Germany is leading a push for the European Union to follow suit. Bosnia is run as an international protectorate under the terms of the US-brokered Dayton Accords after the savage inter-ethnic wars triggered by the break-up of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. The US and European governments fear that Bosnia’s break-up will deal...
  • One Year Later, Biden Squanders Trump’s Historic Kosovo-Serbia Negotiations

    09/07/2021 2:03:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 7, 2021 | Richard Grenell
    A year ago, Serbia and Kosovo signed a normalization agreement in the Oval Office. Now, those terms are expiring and Biden could care less.One year ago on September 4, the world celebrated the signing of the Kosovo-Serbia Economic Normalization Agreement in the White House Oval Office. President Trump had brought President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and then-Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo together to take an enormous step towards resolving their historic conflict. It was Donald Trump’s vision for Kosovo and Serbia to normalize their economic relations and help usher-in a complete Balkan-wide revitalization. President Trump believed that the perceived...
  • Jacob/Esau and the controversy of Zion...

    Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.When Rebecca had a troubled pregnancy, she sought the LORD for answers and He told her, that “Two Nations are in thy Womb…”. She could have no idea how that would all play out in subsequent history. The One child, Esau would become...
  • N. Korean leader's grandson to study in Bosnia: Reports

    09/29/2011 3:36:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Asia One ^ | 09/29/11
    N. Korean leader's grandson to study in Bosnia: Reports The Korea Herald/Asia News Network Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 A grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has enrolled in an international college in Bosnia, local papers reported on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Kim Han-sol, son of the North Korean leader's oldest son Kim Jong-nam (right), is on a list of 72 sixth-year students of the United World Colleges' (UWC)'s local branch located in the southern town of Mostar, according to the Vecernji List. The UWC is a network of colleges throughout the world promoting international and intercultural understanding. It is attended...