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Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will stand up to 'dictatorship' (but will not pay reparations for Britain’s own colonialism, slavery and genocide)
Britain on Friday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping that the West would stand together to fight for democracy against dictatorships which it said were more emboldened than at any time since the Cold...
Keynes warned the world against using economic sanctions. His alternative is worth considering
In 1924, the economist argued that aiding our allies is more effective than sanctioning our foes. That lesson should be heeded today
New poll shows how ‘frustrated’ Americans are with Biden one year in
Democrats are not happy that he did not initiated any war, yet. Republic and are not happy that he fail to promote any peace, yet. Divided USA is united about one thing: no trust in their leaders. Just days ahead of his one-year annivers...
YouTube takes down music video critical of Joe Biden
An increasingly popular music video that used images of Taliban violence and slammed President Biden over the withdrawal from Afghanistan was taken down by YouTube.
Taliban weed about to attract millions in foreign investment
A German investor plans to produce medical cannabis in Afghanistan
Elizabeth Holmes Has Been Found Guilty Of Defrauding Investors With False Promises About Theranos’s Blood-Testing Technology
The verdict came after a lengthy trial that featured testimony from more than 30 witnesses, including Holmes herself.
50,000 sign petition for “Sir” (war criminal) Tony Blair to be stripped of knighthood
More than 50,000 people have signed a petition calling for Tony Blair to be stripped of his knighthood. But UK is not a real democracy. The real rulers of this country don’t really care what the general public wants, thinks or needs. The...
Media watchdog says 45 journalists killed in 2021
The International Federation of Journalists says it was ‘one of the lowest death tolls’ it had recorded for any year.
Palantir is on a charm offensive to woo France’s start-ups
US tech company Palantir, which specialises in data analytics and is known as one of the most secretive companies, has announced a partnership with Station F.
Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi address: World ignoring huge tragedies
Pope Francis has warned that the world is becoming so desensitised to crises and suffering that they are now happening while hardly being noticed.
Pakistan Joined America's 'War On Terror' For Dollars: PM Imran Khan
Imran Khan, who had long been critical of Pakistan's participation war, claimed that he was close to the decision-makers in 2001 when General Pervez Musharraf decided to join the 'war on terror'.
Press freedom watchdog reports 488 journalists imprisoned, 46 killed in 2021
Excluding the most famous journalist detained by Britain Julian Assange, Reporters Wtihout Borders has announced there are currently 488 media professionals imprisoned around the world, the highest number since the NGO began counting mor...
Comments on "Human Intelligence in a Digital Age" - A brilliant Speech by MI6 Chief Richard Moore, and the elephants neglected in the room
The author is not important. The content is.
Justified compliments about Mr. Moore's speech have been spread extensively and appropriately in the pages of many newspapers, but I would like to remark on precisely what I think was missing in the speech. Missing, not necessarily becau...
The NY Times reports US forces ‘killed dozens in Syria.’ The reality is far worse.
Two recent reports by the New York Times highlight some of the US' manifold crimes in Syria, murdering untold numbers of Syrian civilians over the years, under the pretext of fighting the Islamic State.
Civilian Deaths Mounted as Secret Unit Pounded “ISIS”
An American strike cell alarmed its partners as it raced to defeat the enemy.
China says democracy used as ‘weapon of mass destruction’
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has accused the US of using the idea of “democracy” as a “weapon of mass destruction” to impose its will upon the world, after Beijing was left uninvited from Washington’s ‘Summit for Democracy’.
Julian Assange’s extradition battle: What you need to know
A British High Court has ruled that Julian Assange can be extradited to the US to face espionage charges. Here’s how the WikiLeaks co-founder ended up behind bars and what could come next.
US announces diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
The potential for further diplomatic boycotts hangs over the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing weeks ahead of the opening ceremonies.
Will AI turn humans into 'waste product'?
A tech guru warns that robots that think for themselves may take over the world and use weapons of mass destruction to wipe out mankind. Is it time to worry?
U.S. in hypersonic weapon 'arms race' with China -Air Force secretary
The United States and China are engaged in an arms race to develop the most lethal hypersonic weapons, the U.S. Air Force secretary said on Tuesday, as Beijing and Washington build and test more and more of the high-speed next-generation...
MI6 boss warns of China 'debt traps and data traps'
MI6 chief Richard Moore has warned of China's "debt traps and data traps" in his first live broadcast interview.
Biden's pick for Fed chair is finely balanced as removing Powell could spark Senate battle
Sky's Ian King says there are two realistic contenders for the top job in central banking but sees a nod for the likely Democrat pick potentially proving problematic to get over the line.
China Bought Italian Military-Drone Maker Without Authorities’ Knowledge
Sale illustrates Europe’s weak rules on purchases of sensitive technology
UK must be ready for war with Russia, says armed forces chief
Nick Carter says Russia has become bigger threat in eastern Europe, but he doesn’t think it wants ‘hot war’
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