Category Archives: International News

Holland Heats Up, Belgium Burns As French Yellow Vest Protests Spread Across Europe [VIDEO]

Holland Heats Up, Belgium Burns As French Yellow Vest Protests Spread Across Europe [VIDEO]

France is now facing the possibility of martial law or greater unrest and violence. But, the discontent being seen in France is also being felt elsewhere in Europe – most notably Belgium and the Netherlands. Although receiving much less media attention, the “yellow vests” have taken to the street in Belgium over many of the same concerns as their counterparts in France.

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Brexit: The Transition Period Explained [VIDEO]

Brexit: The Transition Period Explained [VIDEO]

The BREXIT (a portmanteau of “British exit from the European Union”) Vote happened on June 23, 2016 where 52 percent of those who voted in the referendum supported withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union.  Yet, here we are, two years later and we’re still hearing about it.  So, what’s going on?  Is Britain part of the EU or are they completely autonomous again?  Why is this transition period happening or even needed after the UK leaves the European Union in March 2019? Reality Check’s Chris Morris tackles the terminology.

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3,000 Hondurans Make New Run For US Border; Trump Threatens To Cut Aid If Not Stopped [VIDEO]

3,000 Hondurans Make New Run For US Border; Trump Threatens To Cut Aid If Not Stopped [VIDEO]

An estimated 2,500 – 3,000 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala on Monday for a second northbound trek to the US border in six months, following a tense standoff with police in riot gear. The caravan’s attempt to seek asylum in the United States will spotlight President Trump’s hardline immigration stance right ahead of midterms.

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Digital Dictatorship: China Exerts Control Over Population Through “Social Credit” System

Digital Dictatorship: China Exerts Control Over Population Through “Social Credit” System

China is developing a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, “social credit” will bring great opportunities — for others, punishment. The Communist Party’s plan is to monitor its citizens 24/7 and rank them on their behavior, as the dystopian social ranking system will be fully operational by 2020.

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Germany Calls For Global Payment System Independent Of The US

Germany Calls For Global Payment System Independent Of The US

In a stunning vote of “no confidence” in the US monopoly over global payment infrastructure, Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas called for the creation of a new payments system independent of the US that would allow Brussels to be independent in its financial operations from Washington and as a means of rescuing the nuclear deal between Iran and the west.

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Venezuela Slashes 5 Zeros From Currency In “One Of Greatest Devaluations Ever”

On Monday Venezuela officially slashed five zeros from prices and its currency as part of what has been dubbed one of the greatest currency devaluations in history which slashed the value of the official bolivar by 95%. Government officials tried to partly mask the shock by raising the minimum wage 3,500% so instead of the new minimum wage being 1.8 million strong bolivars, it will be 1,800 sovereign bolivars: the equivalent of $30 a month. Banks were closed and busy trying to adopt ATM’s and online platforms to the new currency rules but will likely fail.

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Russia Offers 2.5 Million Acres Of Farmland To China, Amid Worsening Trade War

China and Russia recently announced a new age of diplomacy between the two countries when Moscow offered 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of arable land to Chinese farmers to meet its large-scale demand for soybeans — and of course, prevent a massive soybean shortage that would lead to political/social upheavals across the country. China finds itself reeling under trade disputes with the US, as the next round of tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese goods is expected to start on August 23.

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