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Foreign Affairs (News/Activism)

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  • Japan, Vietnam to step up defence and economic ties amid China’s growing influence

    10/19/2020 9:04:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 10/19/2020 | Sen Nguyen
    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc have agreed to step up security and economic cooperation – with Tokyo set to export defence equipment and technology to Hanoi – amid China’s growing influence in the region. Suga, who is on his first overseas trip since becoming prime minister last month, called Vietnam a linchpin in efforts to realise a “free and open Indo-Pacific” and vowed Japan’s “continued contribution to peace and prosperity in the region”. He also criticised actions in the South China Sea that “go against the rule of law”, a veiled reference to...
  • Russian fighter jet shadows Israeli passenger plane from Greece

    10/19/2020 5:15:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    ynetnews ^ | 10/19/20 | Itay Blumenthal
    A Russian fighter jet on Sunday reportedly came dangerously close to an Israeli passenger aircraft while on route from the Greek island of Rhodes to Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport. The incident occurred when the Israir flight entered Cypriot air space. No casualties or damage were reported. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 came to within a mile from the Israir Airbus A320, a distance considered unsafe, for several minutes before air traffic controllers in Cyprus warned it away. Russia has fighter aircraft stationed in nearby Syria, where it is assisting the Assad regime in the civil war, leading to crowded skies in...
  • MIT: Twitter Ban ‘Nearly Doubled’ The Visibility Of Hunter Biden Laptop Story

    10/19/2020 5:08:27 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 66 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | October 19 2020 | Emily Zanotti
    Twitter’s crackdown on a controversial New York Post story that “purported to show new emails from Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, about his business dealings while Joe Biden was the vice president in the Obama administration,” “nearly doubled” the story’s visibility and triggered the so-called “Streisand Effect,” amplifying the Post’s claims, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a high-profile media intelligence firm. “When Twitter banned, and then unbanned, links to a questionably sourced New York Post article about Joe Biden’s son Hunter, its stated intention was to prevent people from spreading harmful false material as America heads into...
  • House Republicans urge Barr to appoint special counsel to probe alleged Biden revelations

    10/19/2020 3:20:43 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 19, 2020 | Adam Shaw
    House Republicans on Monday wrote to Attorney General William Barr, urging him to appoint a special counsel to investigate alleged revelations coming from a laptop purported to have belonged to Joe Biden’s son Hunter -- specifically the elder Biden’s alleged participation in his son’s business dealings. “These alleged revelations raise serious questions about former Vice President Joe Biden’s reported participation with his son’s business, dealings, specifically whether the former vice president (1) received foreign monies during his tenure in the Obama administration and (2) if former Vice President Biden allowed his son to peddle access to his father with foreign...

    10/19/2020 2:53:22 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 17 replies
    BitChute ^ | May 20, 2020 | Ukraine Prosecutor
    though this was uploaded to BitChute on May 20th 2020, I have never seen the entire Press Release on Ukrainian TV. I have seen the parts where Biden and the Ukrainian President Poroshenko talk on the phone, on OAN, but there is more included here than what was on OAN. Since the prosecutor is giving the press release on Ukrainian TV he is of course speaking Ukrainian, and English subtitles scroll across the screen, so be forewarned about that. The runtime is 1 hour 4 minutes and 55 seconds. Here os the blurb under the video: BIDEN-UKRAINE CORRUPTION BRIEFING WITH...
  • Iran celebrates 'momentous day' as UN arms embargo lifts.

    10/19/2020 2:42:44 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 Oct 2020 | Natasha Turak
    Iran is now free to buy a range of previously restricted weapons, its government announced Sunday, hailing a "momentous day" as a 13-year-old U.N. arms embargo on the country was lifted as part of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal — and against vociferous opposition from Washington. The government in Tehran insists that any weapons purchases would be "based on its defensive needs," as allowed under the multilateral deal, from which the Trump administration withdrew in 2018. .. That could mean selling weapons to its proxies, analysts say, including militant and political group Hezbollah, designated by the U.S. as a terrorist...
  • Trump: Sudan to compensate terror victims, be taken off state sponsors of terror list

    10/19/2020 12:34:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/10/20 | Gary Willig
    US President Donald Trump announced Monday that Sudan would be removed from the US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism in exchange for paying compensation to families of American terror victims. "GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!" Trump wrote on Twitter. The Sudanese government has sought to be de-listed as a state sponsor of terror since former President...
  • The friendship between George H.W. Bush and James Baker shaped the U.S. and the world

    10/19/2020 10:49:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    dallasnews ^ | 10/18/2020 | Charles Denyer
    There have been many political power players in Washington over the years. Some are spouses, like Bill and Hillary Clinton. Others are tenacious political ideologues, like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Yet few, if any, can claim a bond like the one shared by George Herbert Walker Bush and James A. Baker, III. Bush had been in Texas just over ten years, starting in Odessa in 1948 before eventually moving to Houston in 1959, before that fateful day when he and Baker were paired to play men’s doubles at the same country club. Their families spent many weekends together, hosting...
  • UK City to Change Statues Which ‘Over-Celebrated Empire, Christianity and “Great” White Men’

    10/19/2020 10:32:21 AM PDT · by rxsid · 41 replies ^ | 10.19.2020 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    UK City to Change Statues Which ‘Over-Celebrated Empire, Christianity and “Great” White Men’An official review of statues in Leeds, England, concluded that they “over-celebrated Empire, Christianity and ‘great’ white men” and should be changed through the use of new public-facing plaques putting them a different context.Leeds was the site of one of the more dramatic statue vandalisations in Britain as BLM unrest swept the country, with an impressive monument to Queen Victoria being defaced with the BLM slogans and pejoratives including ‘racist’, ‘whore’, ‘slag’, and ‘slave owner’ — wholly inaccurately, as the British had abolished the slave trade decades prior...
  • Border Wall System Update (as of 19 Oct 2020)

    10/19/2020 10:01:26 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 19 Oct 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    371 miles completed, 210 miles under construction, 157 miles under pre-construction (738 Total).
  • Supreme Court to take up Trump border wall spending, asylum enforcement

    10/19/2020 9:44:59 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 2 replies
    NBC ^ | Oct. 19, 2020 | Pete Williams
    The Supreme Court said Monday that it will hear a challenge to the Trump administration's use of Pentagon money to build the southern border wall and also its appeal of a ruling that blocked a policy sending asylum applicants to Mexico while they wait for their appeals to be heard. A federal appeals court ruled in June that the government improperly diverted $2.5 billion of Pentagon counterdrug program money to build more than 100 miles of border wall... The Supreme Court will hear the case early next year, with a decision by the spring. But if Joe Biden wins the...
  • The Bidens and the Crooked Ukrainian Prosecutors

    10/19/2020 9:18:00 AM PDT · by AZJeep · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10/19/2020 | David Kahn
    During the time Joe Biden was US point man on Ukraine, there were three Ukrainian Prosecutors General. The first, Vitaly Yerema and the third, Yuriy Lutsenko, actively helped Burisma, but the only one Victor Shokin was trying to prosecute Burisma. Guess who was fired? Biden himself has publicly stated that he demanded Shokin’s firing. Ukraine’s President Poroshenko resisted saying Shokin had done nothing wrong. According to Biden, he told Poreshenko that Ukraine would not get promised US aid if he did not fire Shokin. Burisma was saved thanks to VP Biden efforts!
  • 24 hours after a Muslim migrant beheaded a teacher (France)

    10/19/2020 9:17:43 AM PDT · by rxsid · 21 replies
    24 hours after a Muslim migrant beheaded a teacherProtesters on the march towards the Elysee in Paris to demand the regularization of undocumented migrants, the closure of detention centers, and free housing for all. BREAKING - France: Protesters on the march towards the Elysee in Paris to demand the regularization of undocumented migrants, the closure of detention centers, and housing for— 🚨 (@disclosetv) October 17, 2020   Allegedly, the guy who was beheaded is in the middle of this pic:
  • At Front Lines of a Brutal War: Death and Despair in Nagorno-Karabakh

    10/19/2020 9:09:30 AM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 18 October 2020 | Anton Troianovski
    STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh — On the front line, the stench is overwhelming. The remains of fighters have been lying there for weeks. In the trenches, there is fear. The Armenians are defenseless against the Azerbaijani drones that hover overhead and kill at will. At the military graveyard, bulldozers have scraped away a hillside. It is already lined with two rows of new graves, along with soon-to-be-filled, freshly dug, rectangular holes. The three-week-old conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a disputed territory in the Caucasus Mountains, where Europe meets Asia, has settled into a brutal war of attrition, soldiers and civilians said...
  • A new blow to Iran's forgotten Jews

    10/19/2020 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/20 | Dr. Refael Medoff
    Isn’t there something incongruous about a human rights organization providing a platform to a journalist who has whitewashed human rights abuses? Next week, an online event organized by the human rights group “3 Generations” will feature New York Times op-ed columnist Roger Cohen, who sparked an international furor in 2009 when he visited Iran and announced that the oppressed Jews there were not really so oppressed, after all. Cohen’s assertion that Iranian Jews were “living, working and worshiping in relative tranquility” was met with scorn across the political spectrum. Jeffrey Goldberg, in The Atlantic, called him “credulous.” The Anti-Defamation League...
  • Churches burned and looted after a march in Chile this # 18 Oct generated outrage in networks: "The left will not rest"

    10/19/2020 7:18:06 AM PDT · by xomething · 13 replies
    maduradas ^ | 10/19/2020 | Redacción Maduradas con información de DW
    This Sunday, October 18, there were several “peaceful” protests and mobilizations in Santiago de Chile as a result of the commemoration of the first anniversary of the beginning of the social unrest in Chile. A group of hooded men violently attacked two churches in the vicinity of Plaza Italia: one of them was San Francisco de Borja, where police officers celebrate their institutional ceremonies, and the other was the church of La Asunción. one of the oldest in Santiago. The first of the sanctuaries, in addition to being attacked, was looted and some of the religious images were burned in...
  • DNI John Ratcliffe: ‘Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign’

    10/19/2020 7:17:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | October 19, 2020 | by JD Rucker
    The Director of National Intelligence basically called Congressman Adam Schiff a liar. Which he is. A narrative has been formed by Democrats, particularly Adam Schiff, that the bombshell Hunter Biden emails reported on by the NY Post and others last week are part of some Russian election interference ploy. Most in mainstream media have echoed this sentiment as propaganda to try to discredit the multitude of reports coming out about this. They’ve even gone so far as to quote anonymous sources within the intelligence community as believing this to be the case. But the one man in America who would...
  • Steve Bannon issues warning to Biden — ‘We know you’re watching Joe, and there’s a lot more to come’…

    10/19/2020 7:03:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on October 19, 2020 4:50 am
    WATCH ALL 3 CLIPS — PUBLISHED IN LAST 3 HOURS ‘My training under Andrew Breitbart’
  • How Long Has The U.S. Intelligence Apparatus Been Selecting Presidential Candidates?…

    10/19/2020 6:40:41 AM PDT · by Bratch · 39 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | October 18, 2020 | sundance
    How Long Has The U.S. Intelligence Apparatus Been Selecting Presidential Candidates?… Posted on October 18, 2020 by sundance One would have to be intellectually obtuse to think former President Barack Obama was unaware his Vice-President, Joe Biden, was raking in tens-of-millions from his use of Hunter Biden as family bagman while lobbying foreign governments. With that in mind; and considering all of the downstream consequences from the original selection of Joe Biden as the VP candidate; and considering how those in power now have the tool of the NSA database to control political offices; how long has the intelligence apparatus been involved in selecting the...
  • 14-Year-Old Girl and Her Unborn Baby Die After Botched Legal Abortion (Pakistan)

    10/19/2020 6:35:24 AM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    lifenews ^ | 10/16/2020 | micaiah bilger
    Two innocent lives were destroyed recently when a 14-year-old rape victim in Pakistan died with her unborn baby after she was forced into a late-term abortion.Euro Weekly News reports the girl, identified only as Uzma, was six months pregnant with her unborn child.According to the report, Uzma was living with her uncle and aunt, Ghulam Anwar and Sajida Bibi, of Okara, Punjab, after her parents separated. While living there, her uncle allegedly raped her repeatedly. When her uncle and aunt discovered she was pregnant, they allegedly forced her to abort her unborn baby, the report continues.The Daily Mail reports the girl recently...