Category Archives: International News

Russia Threatens “Retaliatory Action” After NATO Expands Alliance For First Time In Six Years

As the war in Syria enters its fifth year with no end in site, it’s easy to forget about the world’s “other” proxy conflict, that which is still unfolding in Ukraine. Other International News Russia Warns US Warships To Stay Far Away From Crimea “For Their Own Good”Apr 14, 2021 Scientists Call BS On WHO’s Wuhan ‘Investigation’ – Demand Legitimate […]

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Russia Deploys Warship Off Syrian Coast To “Destroy Any Threats To Russian Planes”

Despite demands from France’s Hollande, America’s Obama, and NATO’s Stoltenberg that this situation not esclate, it appears Putin is not taking the shooting down of a fighter jet lying down. The seemingly cagey confirmation by NATO and Obama of Turkey’s claims that Russia invaded its airspace has been rebuked by Russia which claims the Hmeimim airbase radar shows the attacking […]

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Iraq to Washington: We Don’t Want Your Troops

What a difference a day makes. Just 24 hours ago US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was telling the Senate Armed Services Committee all about the Obama Administration’s new military strategy for the Middle East. The headline grabber from his testimony was the revelation that the US military would begin “direct action on the ground” in Iraq and Syria.  Share This […]

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Europe’s Lower Standard of Living Means Adults Live with Parents Longer

In this article, I noted that median incomes — even when adjusted for cost of living, taxes, and social benfits — are higher in the United States than in Europe. What’s more, Americans at poverty level (i.e., 60% of national median income) have more purchasing power than median-level households in many European countries. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Moscow Releases Video Of Syria Strikes

Now that Russia has officially begun conducting airstrikes on anti-regime forces operating in Syria, commentators, pundits, and analysts around the world will be keen to compare and contrast the results of Moscow’s efforts with the year-old US-led air campaign against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq.  Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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America Is Less Economically Free Than Jordan, Mauritius, and the United Arab Emirate

The Canadian Fraser Institute’s “Economic Freedom of the World” report [PDF] was released last week, and, as The Week reports: “America is less economically free than Jordan, Mauritius, and the United Arab Emirates.” In fact, “the decline of economic freedom in the United States” is a topic specifically addressed by the authors, because it is so significant. While much of the […]

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China’s Man-Made Military Island Outposts, The Dramatic Before And After Photos

There’s been no shortage of coverage (ACNO covered it here) both in these pages and elsewhere of China’s unprecedented land reclamation efforts in the Spratlys.  While China isn’t the first country to create new territory in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the scope of Beijing’s development (some 3,000 acres) sets it apart and the construction of air […]

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Riot Police Unleash Tear Gas, Water Cannons As Migrants Storm Hungarian Border Barriers [VIDEO]

Tensions between migrants fleeing Syria’s bloody civil war on their way to the German “promised land” and Hungarian authorities have reached a fever pitch over the last 48 hours in the wake of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s move to erect a 100-mile, razor wire fence along the border with Serbia.  Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Reality Check: U.S. Policies In Middle East Responsible For Refugee Crisis In Europe [VIDEO]

The images are gut wrenching. Hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and across the Middle East fleeing to Europe, being held in camps. Refugees suffocating in vans and trucks overloaded with people. Or the sight of 12 different children whose bodies have washed up on the shores of places like Turkey—where a three-year-old boy’s body was found. Share This […]

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Flashpoint: White House Confirms Russian Presence In Syria, Warns It Is “Destabilizing”

Two days ago we reported something which we had anticipated for a long time but nonetheless did not expect to take shape so swiftly: namely, that with Assad’s regime close to collapse and fighting a war on three different fronts (one of which is directly supported by US air and “advisor” forces), Putin would have no choice but to finally […]

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Why Devaluing the Yuan Won’t Help China’s Economy

Earlier this month, the Chinese government decided to depreciate its currency on three consecutive occasions. On August 13, the price of the US dollar was trading at 6.413 — an increase of 3.3 percent against July. The key factor behind the central bank’s lowering of the yuan is a sharp decline in the growth momentum of exports with the yearly […]

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Millions, Billions, Trillions: The Disaster of Socialism, Once Again

Venezuela’s nearly full-blown socialism is making the news once again. For approximately two years now, the country’s economic crisis has been rapidly unfolding: rising prices, fuelled by increased scarcity of goods and a depreciating currency, were followed by price controls, which brought about even higher prices and more shortages. The list of basic commodities missing from stores, such as toilet […]

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