French Energy Giant Total Ends Single Largest Investment in Africa, USD 20 Billion LNG Project, over Islamist Attacks in Mozambique
French energy giant Total on Monday announced that it was suspending work on what would have been a massive USD 20 billion project for a liquefied natural gas plant the Cabo Delgado province in Northern Mozambique – described as the…
No Big War in Donbass Coming, Both Russia and Ukraine Got What They Wanted, Russian Journalist Says
The recently escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine and Russia and the West over the lingering war in the Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine have subsided, and so has the threat of big interstate war as both Moscow and Kyiv…
Putin ‘Outlines’ to Biden Vague ‘Approaches’ to Political Settlement of Donbass War in Ukraine
In his call with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin has “outlined approaches to a political settlement” of the ongoing Donbass War in Eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin press serviced announced in a release.
Biden Offers Putin US-Russian Summit Meeting ‘in Third Country’ in Phone Call over Ukraine War Escalation
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation on Tuesday, seemingly focused on the escalation in the ongoing war in Ukraine, with the American leader proposing a bilateral summit meeting “in a third country,” the…
US Won’t Intervene in Donbass War in Ukraine, Will Stage Provocations on Crimea, Russian Expert Forecasts
The United States is going to abstain from actively participating in the War in Eastern Ukraine, also known as the Donbass War, in which the Ukrainian military has been fighting pro-Russian forces since 2014, even if the conflict becomes “hotter”,…
Iran Ends Cooperation with EU on ‘Terrorism, Drugs, and Refugees’ over New Sanctions
After the EU slapped sanctions on key Iranian officials for the first time since 2013, Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday announced it was suspending cooperation with the European Union in a wide range of areas such as human rights, “terrorism,…
Taiwan Says ‘Record Number’ of Chinese Fighters, Bombers Cross into Its Air Defense Zone
A record number of fighter jets from the air force of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, the Taiwanese Defense Ministry announced in the latest episode of growing China –…
US, Germany Seem Set to Revive Security Cooperation under Biden as Lloyd Austin Heads to Berlin
After chilling trans-Atlantic jabs between the long-time allies during the four years of the Trump Administration, the United States and Germany now seem set for a revival of their close security cooperation under President Joe Biden, with high hopes for…
EU Slaps New Sanctions on Iranian Regime Officials for the First Time in 8 Years
The European Union has imposed sanctions on new Iranian officials for the first time since 2013 by adding key figures from the Tehran regime, including the leader of the powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, to its list of…
Security Threats by ‘Non-Human’ Perpetrators Could Shape World by 2040, US Intelligence Report Predicts
Some of the biggest security threats over the next 20 years, until 2040, could originate with “non-human” factors, i.e. not deliberately caused by human perpetrators, such as “climate change, disease, financial crises, and technology disruptions”, according to a wide-ranging report…
Philippines Warns China It’s Keeping ‘All Options Open’ on South China Sea Dispute, Including ‘Leveraging’ Alliance with US
The Defense Department of the Philippines declared on Thursday it was keeping “all our options open” in a seeming warning to China as part of a growing diplomatic row with Beijing over hundreds of Chinese vessels in the contested South…
‘God Help Us if She Becomes President,’ Ex-US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley Says on Kamala Harris and Migrant Border Crisis
Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has lambasted America’s Vice President Kamala Harris on her actions, or, rather, inaction with respect to the migrant crisis unfolding at the US-Mexican border.
‘Aggression’ against Whites in US Caused by ‘Political Correctness Pushed to Absurdity’, Russia’s Foreign Minister Says
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has lashed out against what he appears to see as anti-white racism in the United States, or in his own words, “the aggression displayed against white people” which he says has been brought about “political…
Portugal to Send Special Forces to Former Colony Mozambique after Islamist Insurgents’ Attack on Palma
Portugal is going to dispatch soldiers from its special forces to its former colony Mozambique to provide training to local troops in the wake of the recent attack by Islamist insurgents on the northern Mozambican town of Palma.
US, French, German Arms Exports Grew, Russian, Chinese Declined in Past 5 Years, SIPRI Says
Three of the world’s top five weapon exporters – the United States, France, and Germany – saw their arms exports grow in the past 5 years, while the other two of the top five, Russia and China, sold fewer weapons…
Merkel’s Ruling CDU Loses Elections in Key German States Baden-Wuertemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate
Only six months before Germany’s 2021 general election, the ruling conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered on Sunday state election defeats in two crucial states, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.
US Has No ‘Moral Capital’ after Capitol Riot, China Says on Hong Kong Election Change Criticism
Responding to American criticism of planned election law changes in Hong Kong as anti-democratic, a senior Chinese official lambasted the United States on Friday as having no “moral capital” to criticize after the January 6 storming of the US Capitol.
No ‘Gestures’ to Lure Iran to Nuclear Deal Reboot Talks, New US Administration Says
The new US administration of President Joe Biden reiterated on Thursday that it had no intention of making unilateral “gestures or incentives” in order to attract Iran to negotiations on rebooting the 2015 Iranian nuclear program deal.
Turkey Wants to Use Its S-400 Missiles under ‘Crete Model’ as Greece Uses Russian S-300s, Defense Minister Says
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar decalred on Tuesday that Turkey was going to start negotiations with NATO in order to be able to use the S-400 missile systems, which it purchased from Russia in a highly problematic deal that strained…
Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Program Chief Scientist ‘a Terrorist Attack’, Iran’s Defense Ministry Says
The assassination of Iran’s top nuclear program scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been a “terrorist attack”, the Iranian Ministry of Defense has stated, confirming the breaking news story on Friday afternoon.
‘Mastermind’ Scientist of Iran’s Nuclear Program Assassinated outside Tehran
The leading scientist for Iran’s controversial nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has been assassinated in an assault outside of the Iranian capital Tehran.
US to Cut Drastically Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq before Trump Goes, Pentagon Confirms
The US Department of Defense has confirmed what has been circulated as unconfirmed media reports in the past few dates: outgoing President Donald Trump is going to reduce dramatically the remaining American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq before he leaves…
‘Friends in Need’ Russia, China Coming to Belarus’ Aid, Embattled Leader Lukashenko Says
Embattled Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been facing mass street protests demanding his resignation since early August 2020, has praised the support that his regime has been receiving from “friends in need” Russia and China.
Iran Vows ‘Crushing Response’ to Any US Attack over Reports on Trump’s Bombing Musings
Any potential American assault against Iran would be met with a “crushing response”, an Iranian government spokesperson has said in reaction to reports in US media that outgoing President Donald Trump just recently considered striking the Iranian nuclear program.
Trump Mulled Bombing Iran over Nuclear Program in ‘Lame Duck’ Election Aftermath, Report Says
US President Donald Trump, who appears to have lost his reelection bid, considered attacking Iran because of the Iranian nuclear program, mulling the option last week despite the seeming status of a “lame duck” president with several weeks left to…
Ally McConnell Lambasts Trump for Plans to Pull Out US Troops from Iraq, Afghanistan
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been a close ally of outgoing President Donald Trump, has criticized him for potential plans to cut dramatically the number of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iran Eager to Seize ‘Any Opportunity’ to Lift US Sanctions in Wake of Trump’s Election Defeat by Biden
Iran’s government is going to try to use “any opportunity” to get the US sanctions over its nuclear program lifted, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stated in the wake of the 2020 US presidential election
Cambodia Destroys 2nd US-Funded Facility, US Suspects Turn to China for Ream Naval Base
The Kingdom of Cambodia has demolished a second US-funded military facility within a couple of months in its Ream Naval Base as part of an arrangement to expand the base with aid from China.
Germany to Stand ‘Side by Side’ with America Led by Biden, Merkel Vows
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose strained relations with outgoing US President Donald Trump have been no secret, has sent a strong message of support to projected US President-elect Joe Biden, vowing a resurgence of the key Trans-Atlantic alliance between the…
Trump Welcomes North Korean Leader Kim’s ‘Wise Decision’ Not to Target Guam
US President Donald Trump has declared that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has made the right decision by not going ahead with a military plan to “envelop” the US Pacific territory of Guam with ballistic missile fire.