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  • US 'deeply concerned' about allegations raised by Canadian PM Trudeau against India: Blinken

    09/23/2023 6:41:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 23, 2023 | Press Trust of India
    New York -- The US is “deeply concerned” about the allegations raised by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against India on the killing of a Khalistani separatist in Canada, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said and Washington was "closely coordinating" with Ottawa on the issue and wants to see "accountability" in the case. Speaking at a press conference here on Friday, Blinken said the US has engaged directly with the Indian government on the issue and the most productive thing would be the completion of this investigation. “Let me say a few things about this. First, we are deeply...
  • South Africa: Using Only Pistols, Local Militia Stops 15 Armed Robbers with AK-47s Who Blew Up Armored Truck

    09/23/2023 2:02:32 PM PDT · by CFW · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/23/23 | Richard Abelson
    On Thursday, 9/21, local farmer militiamen in South Africa stopped a gang of 15 armed robbers armed with AK-47s who had just robbed an armored car, killing the driver. The local volunteers apprehended the fugitives after a high-speed chase, including a dangerous Mozambican criminal wanted for murder of a police officer. The robbery took place in Hoedspruit (Hat Springs) outside Polokwane in Limpopo Province, which were named Pietersburg and North Transvaal by the original settlers before the campaign to ethnically cleanse the Afrikaner language and culture from South Africa. Heavily armed attacks on armored cars are so common in South...
  • Disney Fired Beijing Staff Just Before GOP China Hawk Questioned CEO: Report

    09/23/2023 11:49:37 AM PDT · by CFW · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/22/23 | Ben Wilson
    Disney fired hundreds of employees in China earlier this year, days before CEO Bob Iger was scheduled to meet with Rep. Mike Gallagher (R., Wis.), chairman of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party. The company laid off more than 300 employees in Beijing in March, one week ahead of the meeting, the Wall Street Journal reported. Heads of Disney anticipated questions on data security given the company's use of Chinese staffers who had access to some U.S. consumer data, according to the Journal. [snip] The report comes the same week Gallagher warned that spy operations by the Chinese...
  • Trudeau and Zelensky public "reception" in Toronto

    09/23/2023 11:43:05 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 16 replies
    X-Twitter ^ | 9k/22/2023 | Dacey Media
    See video at Trudeau and Zelensky receive a "warm welcome" in TorontoGreat comments including this post on a recent poll Trudea is the LPC - liberal party of Canada.
  • Never ‘insult Poles again,’ Poland’s prime minister tells Ukraine’s Zelensky

    09/23/2023 7:52:16 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 72 replies
    cnn ^ | 9-23-23 | Maija Ehlinger and Mariya Knight
    Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has told Volodymyr Zelensky never to “insult Poles again” after the Ukrainian president suggested his neighbor was putting on a show over their disputes on grain exports. The Polish leader fired back at Zelensky after the Ukrainian leader offered a veiled criticism of Poland at the United Nations’ general assembly this week, saying the dispute was “political theater” and that “some of our friends in Europe” have “made a thriller from the grain.” On Friday, at a rally in Swidnik, Poland, Morawiecki hit back. “I want to tell President Zelensky never to insult Poles again,...
  • Scaramucci blasts Hochul for ‘totally hypocritical’ comments on migrant crisis

    09/23/2023 7:30:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/2023 | Nick Robertson
    Anthony Scaramucci, who had a short stint as White House press secretary in the Trump administration, went after New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on Friday after her “hypocritical” comments asking migrants not to come to New York. Hochul, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the Biden administration have feuded over the influx of migrants to New York City in recent months. Hochul went back on previous statements this week, telling migrants to “go somewhere else.”
  • Cardinal Dolan on Biden’s NYC migrant response: ‘He doesn’t take my calls’

    09/23/2023 7:22:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Nypost ^ | 09/23 | Angela Barbuti
    When it comes to the migrant crisis, President Biden has committed a cardinal sin. The Archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, told The Post he has reached out to POTUS about the “tragic, broken” migrant system — to no avail. “He doesn’t take my calls or answer my letters,” he said. “New York just can’t handle them all, we know that,” the cardinal added. “It’s very unfair. This is a New York problem, but it’s not just a New York problem. It is an American problem.”
  • Trudeau Pledges $650 Million More in Military Aid to Ukraine

    09/23/2023 7:02:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced several support measures for Ukraine, including military, economic and humanitarian assistance, while also pledging an additional show of diplomatic backing through steps intended to punish Russia over the war. “We’re continuing to impose costs on Russia and ensuring that those responsible for this illegal, unjustifiable invasion do not benefit from it,” Trudeau said Friday during a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Ottawa, the Canadian capital.
  • SKY NEWSUK held 'secret talks' with Russia amid conflict -

    09/23/2023 6:44:36 AM PDT · by hcmama · 5 replies
    SKY NEWS ^ | September 23, 2023 | SKY
    British officials have engaged in diplomatic discussions with key Kremlin representatives concerning global security amid the ongoing Ukraine conflict, the i newspaper reports.The discreet meetings have transpired over the last 18 months, occurring in various locales such as Vienna and New York, as part of behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts. The discussions have primarily revolved around security concerns impacting both the UK and the international community, encompassing topics such as grain shortages and nuclear safety. But the UK has not actively pursued peace negotiations aimed at a diplomatic resolution to the conflict, as confirmed by a senior British diplomat who participated in...
  • Migration could be ‘dissolving force for EU’, says bloc’s top diplomat

    09/23/2023 5:58:47 AM PDT · by Salman · 19 replies
    The Gruniad (UK) ^ | Fri 22 Sep 2023 | Patrick Wintour
    Migration could be “a dissolving force for the European Union” due to deep cultural differences between European countries and their long-term inability to reach a common policy, the EU’s most senior diplomat has said. Although Russia will try to fan the flames on migration inside Europe, Josep Borrell denied that the conflict in Ukraine was contributing to the crisis, which he described as a decades-old problem fuelled by wars and poverty in departure countries. The EU’s external affairs commissioner said the bloc had performed miracles in the war, and that it was one of the key forces forging a new...
  • How Israel-Bahrain ties have flourished 3 years post-Abraham Accords

    09/23/2023 5:38:12 AM PDT · by bert · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/23/2023 | Seth J Frantzman
    This interview has been edited for length and clarity. As we look back at the Abraham Accords after three years, can you provide an update about recent events in Bahrain, such as the visit by Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen? We had an excellent visit by the foreign minister, who met with the crown prince, finance minister, foreign minister, and deputy minister, as well as the trade and commerce minister. He saw the energy minister and the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Youth and Sport. There are quite a few people-to-people relations projects that were discussed, as we see...
  • Ukrainian heavy artillery inflicts 'hell' on Russian lines near Bakhmut

    09/23/2023 5:07:47 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23, 2023 | Anna Voitenko
    The use of heavy weapons supplied by the West in the fierce battle raging on the outskirts of Bakhmut, which was captured by Russia in May, is inflicting a significant toll on enemy lines, Ukrainian commanders have told Reuters. Buoyed after the capture last week of the key village of Klishchiivka, Ukrainian troops have lauded the 155 millimetre howitzers as key equipment being provided by the United States and its NATO allies. Unit commander Oleksandr said Ukraine's armed forces "very much rely" on heavy artillery, including the Polish-made Krab gun and the U.S.-made M109 self-propelled howitzer. "Even one gun can...
  • Ukrainian forces have broken through in Verbove, top general says

    09/23/2023 5:03:21 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies ^ | September 23, 2023 | Vasco Cotovio, Frederik Pleitgen, Daniel Hodge, Konstyantyn Gak and Yulia Kesaieva
    The general leading Ukraine’s counteroffensive along the southern front line says his forces have broken through in Verbove – and predicts an even bigger breakthrough to come. “On the left flank [near Verbove] we have a breakthrough and we continue to advance further,” Oleksandr Tarnavsky told CNN Senior International Correspondent Frederik Pleitgen during an interview on Friday, though he conceded his troops were moving slower than anticipated. “Not as fast as it was expected, not like in the movies about the Second World War,” he said. “The main thing is not to lose this initiative (that we have). And, well,...
  • Russia Overcomes Sanctions to Expand Missile Production, Officials Say

    09/22/2023 8:30:19 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept 13, 2023 | Julian Barnes, Eric Schmidt
    Russia has managed to overcome sanctions and export controls imposed by the West to expand its missile production beyond prewar levels, according to U.S., European and Ukrainian officials, leaving Ukraine especially vulnerable to intensified attacks in the coming months... Overall, Kusti Salm, a senior Estonian defense ministry official, estimated that Russia’s current ammunition production is seven times greater than that of the West. Russia’s production costs are also far lower than the West’s, in part because Moscow is sacrificing safety and quality in its effort to build weapons more cheaply, Mr. Salm said. For instance, it costs a Western country...
  • Biden tells Zelenskyy that U.S. will send Ukraine ATACMS long-range missiles

    09/22/2023 4:25:30 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | September 22, 2023 | Courtney Kube, Julie Tsirkin, Monica Alba and Gabe Gutierrez
    President Joe Biden has told his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, that the United States will provide a small number of long-range missiles to aid the war with Russia, three U.S. officials and a congressional official familiar with the discussions told NBC News on Friday. The officials, who were not authorized to speak publicly, did not say when the missiles would be delivered or when a public announcement would be made. For months, Ukraine has asked for the Army Tactical Missile System, known as ATACMS, which would give Kyiv the ability to strike targets from as far away as about 180...
  • Defence minister declines to immediately deny India might have sabotaged Canada's plane

    09/22/2023 4:02:53 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 14 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Sept. 22, 2023 | Tristin Hopper
    When Defence Minister Bill Blair was later asked by reporters if the breakdown was a result of “sabotage,” he gave a non-committal answer. “I’m not going to comment on that,” said Blair. “There are, there are obviously ongoing concerns.” This then prompted a quick clarification by Blair’s press secretary, Daniel Minden, who released a statement saying that Canada has “no reason” to believe it was sabotage, and the aircraft was most likely plagued by a “technical issue.” The exchange was posted to social media by Steven Chase, an investigative reporter with the Globe and Mail. Chase is a minor character...
  • China just stopped exporting two minerals the world’s chipmakers need

    09/22/2023 3:29:30 PM PDT · by algore · 38 replies
    China’s exports of two rare minerals essential for manufacturing semiconductors fell to zero in August, a month after Beijing imposed curbs on sales overseas, citing national security. China produces about 80% of the world’s gallium and about 60% of germanium, according to the Critical Raw Materials Alliance, but it didn’t sell any of the elements on international markets last month, Chinese customs data released on Wednesday showed. In July, the country exported 5.15 metric tons of forged gallium products and 8.1 metric tons of forged germanium products. When asked about the lack of exports last month, He Yadong, a spokesperson...
  • Ukraine hits headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol

    09/22/2023 2:02:02 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2023 at 12:45 p.m. EDT | By David L. Stern
    KYIV — Ukrainian forces on Friday fired a barrage of missiles at the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, in occupied Crimea — striking a target thought to be heavily protected and demonstrating Kyiv’s growing ability to attack Russian military infrastructure throughout the peninsula. Are you on Telegram? Subscribe to our channel for the latest updates on Russia’s war in Ukraine. Ukraine’s air force posted a statement saying that “around 12:00, the Ukrainian defense forces successfully struck the command headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in temporarily-occupied Sevastopol,” located on the southwest tip of Crimea, which Russia invaded...
  • Biden’s New York Illegal Migrants Cut Wages of Prior Illegals

    09/22/2023 12:15:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/2023 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Illegal aliens who have been working for cash for years in New York are losing their jobs as newly arrived illegals undercut them and will take day jobs for far less money. Illegals who wait on corners or in big box store parking lots for contractors to drive up and hire them to sling concrete, hang sheetrock, paint, or do other less skilled construction jobs are being run out of the work they have been doing for years after more than 116,000 illegals flooded New York City, the New York Post reported. Thousands of these more established illegals who do...
  • McCarthy vows to strip Ukraine money from Pentagon bill after Greene ‘no’ vote

    09/22/2023 12:09:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/2023 | MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced Friday that he will strip funding for Ukraine out of a Pentagon spending bill after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) joined conservatives in blocking the legislation from advancing earlier this week. McCarthy said he would remove the $300 million for Ukraine currently in the Pentagon appropriations bill and hold a separate vote on the funding. “It would be out and voted on by itself,” McCarthy said when asked about the Ukraine aid in the Pentagon appropriations bill.