Category: WORLD NEWS

World War 3? The United States And North Korea Stand On The Brink Of A Nuclear War

[9/4/17/ MICHAEL SNYDER]  After North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned that the United States is more than capable of “the total annihilation of a country”.  Unfortunately, the North Koreans may have already gotten to the point where they are capable of the same thing.  Just

US, South Korea Consider ‘Effective Military Reponses’ to DPRK’s Nuclear Test

[9/3/17/ SPUTNIK]  The top military officers of the United States and South Korea have discussed “effective military responses” that could show the military might of the allies in the wake of North Korea’s latest nuclear test on Sunday. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and South Korea’s Gen. Jeong Kyeong-doo discussed

What Pyongyang Wanted to Tell Its Neighbors With Recent Missile Launch

[9/3/17/ SPUTNIK]  Commenting on the recent missile ballistic test conducted by North Korea on Tuesday, political scientist Dr. Andrew O’Neil explained to Sputnik Radio why Pyongyang’s recent missile test is qualitatively different from the previous ones and what message it actually sent its neighbors. On Tuesday, North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan’s airspace. The

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Pyongyang Says Missile Launch First Step Toward Guam Attack

[8/30/17/ SPUTNIK]  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un said on August 30 that the previous day’s ballistic missile test comprised “the first step of the military operation of the [Korean People’s Army] in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam,” North Korean state media reports. Kim was reportedly onsite

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan

[8/29/17/ SPUTNIK]  A North Korean ballistic missile that passed over Japan early Tuesday morning has broken into three pieces and fallen into the sea 733 miles from Cape Erimo in northern Japan into the waters off Hokkaido, state broadcaster NHK reports. Early Tuesday morning the Japanese government warned people in northern Japan to prepare for a potential incoming

More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? Lithium and the Battle for Afghanistan’s Mineral Riches

[8/27/17/ Prof Michel Chossudovsky]  Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is it part of the “Global War on Terrorism”, going after the bad guys, or is it something else?  Unknown to the broader public, Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas and strategic raw material resources, not to mention opium, a multibillion

Bank runs hit Hong Kong following introduction of facial recognition withdrawals

[8/22/17]  Hong Kong’s ATM network has been hit with a surge in withdrawals by customers using China UnionPay bank cards in the wake of facial recognition technology being introduced at cash dispensing machines in Macau. Monetary chiefs in Hong Kong have declined to deny or confirm information obtained by the South China Morning Post that

VP Pence: US Will ‘Bring Full Measure of American Power to Bear’ on Venezuela

[8/16/17/SPUTNIK]  During his first stop on a tour of Latin America, Vice President Mike Pence told an audience in Colombia that Washington was “absolutely determined to bring the full measure of American economic and diplomatic power to bear until we see democracy restored in Venezuela.” Radio Sputnik’s Loud and Clear examined the ramifications of Pence’s

WATCH: Footage Catches Jogger Pushing Pedestrian in Front of Double-Decker Bus

[8/9/17/ SPUTNIK]  British authorities on Tuesday revealed to the public footage of a jogger pushing a pedestrian into the path of an oncoming London bus. Captured by CCTV surveillance, the video shows the 33-year-old victim walking across the Putney Bridge in southwest London when – out of nowhere – a man jogging past pushes her into traffic. Luckily, and at the very

North Korea Considering Targeting Guam with ‘Enveloping Fire’

[8/9/17/ SPUTNIK]  North Korea’s Strategic Force is “carefully considering examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam” with Hwasong-12 ballistic rockets, a military spokesman told state run media outlet KCNA, following saber-rattling earlier in the day from US President Donald Trump. The plan would “contain” major US military bases

China Will Use Blockchain To Collect Taxes

[8/7/17/MAC SLAVO]  The Chinese government listed blockchain in its “Thirteenth Five-Year” National Informatization Plan from 2015, and since that time the nation has been working diligently toward the incorporation of the technology into daily life. China has just announced that it will use blockchain technology for social taxation and the issuing of electronic invoices. The government’s announcement that it “will utilize blockchain

Netanyahu suggests land exchange to solve Israel-Palestine conflict

[8/5/17/ MEMO]  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel could take control of West Bank settlements in exchange for Arab Israeli communities moving under Palestinian control, Israeli media said Friday. Under the proposal for a solution to the Palestine-Israel question, Netanyahu reportedly told U.S. officials that the Wadi Ara region of Israel could be taken

Retired Green Beret Warns: “North Korea Can Deliver A Warhead Containing An EMP Weapon Dead Center Over The Continental United States”

[8/4/17]  Most are aware by now that North Korea has tested (successfully) another ICBM missile, and its nuclear ambitions are more concrete by the day.  The mainstream media and the Obama administration are the creators of the public’s skepticism and denial regarding North Korea’s capabilities.  The Obama administration consistently and deliberately downplayed the true strengths

Is War With North Korea Inevitable? – South Korea Planning Surgical Strike To Take Out Kim Jong-un

MAC SLAVO–When you consider the possibility of war with North Korea, you’ll find that there isn’t any way that kind of conflict wouldn’t end without widespread mayhem. The worst case scenario would include a protracted ground war on the densely populated Korean peninsula, involving millions of combatants and the addition of chemical and nuclear weapons.

A Bloodstained Constituent Election: 14 Killed as Maduro Makes Venezuela’s Dictatorship Official

Miguel Ángel Camacho–Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro formally began the process to install himself as Venezuela’s dictator today. It began at 6 AM, when Maduro and his wife cast their vote in a constituent election which he summoned despite its illegality and despite widespread condemnation from the international community. Nevertheless, members of Venezuela’s resistance were staging

Trump Watched a Video of ‘Moderate’ Rebels Behead a Child Before Stopping CIA from Arming Them

Jay Syrmopoulos–New revelations have come to light that explain President Trump’s recent decision to end the CIA’s covert weapons in Syria. While regime change hawks were thrown into a frenzy over the recent decision, the real story is what specifically impacted the president’s thinking and caused him to end the program that supplied weapons to

A Bloodstained Constituent Election: 14 Killed as Maduro Makes Venezuela’s Dictatorship Official

Miguel Ángel Camacho–Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro formally began the process to install himself as Venezuela’s dictator today. It began at 6 AM, when Maduro and his wife cast their vote in a constituent election which he summoned despite its illegality and despite widespread condemnation from the international community. Nevertheless, members of Venezuela’s resistance were staging

Chinese Spy Ships Join Russian Reconnaissance, Pressure Pentagon in the Pacific

SPUTNIK–The naval activities of the United States are already thoroughly monitored both by Russia and China and Washington will have to deal with it, a Russian military expert believes, citing the increasing assertiveness of Beijing and Moscow in the World Ocean. Last week, Canberra said that a Chinese intelligence-gathering ship was spotted near Australia as the country’s

When is the World Going to Impose Sanctions on America?

SPUTNIK–Only when we are living in a world in which sanctions are imposed ‘on’ the United States rather than ‘by’ the United States will we know justice reigns. The decision taken by the US Congress to “punish Russia” for alleged meddling in the US elections with the maintenance of existing sanctions has been followed by a bill to weaken the ability of President

Horrific Footage Shows Bull Killing Itself After Crowd Sets It On Fire

[7/29/17/Heather Callaghan]  It is with great sadness and quite honestly little composure that I report an oddity that you’ll have not a single doubt actually happened in Spain’s Foios, Valencia. A bull clearly commits suicide after realizing the futility of its dire situation. Crowd members of the Bulls in the Street festival set the roped creature’s horns

Philippines’ Duterte Says He Will Bomb Schools for Teaching ‘Subversion’

[7/28/17/ SPUTNIK]  Concerns have arisen that the brutality Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has shown in his war on drugs may spread to indigenous tribal schools, on which he says he will launch airstrikes because they teach “subversion and communism.” After his state of the union speech Monday night, Duterte told reporters, “I will bomb those schools.”

British government wants to outlaw knives

FOTM–Britain already has gun control. Now, the government wants knife control as well. Tom Newton Dunn reports for The Sun that on July 17, 2017, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd proposed a complete ban on “street weapons” that “glamorize violence,” making possession of them illegal everywhere, whether in public or at home, and putting them

Media Ignores Russian Land Grab While Harping on Russian Conspiracy Theories

[7/25/17 DARIUS SHAHTAHMASEBI]  While much of the world focuses on the latest revelation that Donald Trump held a second “undisclosed” meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner arranged for all G20 heads of state — as well as the latest bombshell that Trump’s son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to attain damaging information on Hillary

Military Just Warned Americans To Exptect WAR With North Korea

[7/23/17  MAC SLAVO]  Although most Americans are aware of the ever increasing tensions between North Korea and the United States, the military is no longer pulling any punches.  Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested Saturday that Americans must be “prepared for the possibility of a military confrontation with North Korea.”

Violence Flares In Venezuela As Opposition Calls For New Strike

[7/23/17  MAC SLAVO]  Venezuela’s socialist government opposition called for a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro after another day of violent clashes on Saturday where the injured included a violinist famous for his musical protests. Wuilly Arteaga,  the 23-year-old has become famous for playing the national anthem on his violin in front of security

The Powers That Be Have Started Their Culling Of The Herd: “Of That You Can Be Assured”

[7/22/17 JEREMIAH JOHNSON]  There are currently tens of thousands of NATO and Russian troops facing off against one another in the Baltic.  NATO (and USAREUR, or U.S. Army in Europe) are conducting “exercises,” entitled Operation Saber Guardian 2017.  Meanwhile, RT News reported that Britain, Denmark, and the Netherlands are sending vessels to “escort” Chinese warships