1. It's hard to believe China would storm Hong Kong to put down the protests given the repercussions it would have for its economy, unless...
      


  2. US Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing a decades-old air policy aimed at reining in some of the largest sources of hazardous pollutants like mercury...
      


  3. Authored by Charles Hughes Smith, a humorously cantankerous old fart, whose musings I tend to enjoy reading. Taxing the air is apparently the last refuge...


  4. South Korea is investigating a second vessel it suspects of illegally transferring oil for shipping to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions, maritime...
      


  5. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to spend $236 million to partially excavate the decades-old nuclear site in Missouri. The proposed remedy would both...
      


  6. A must-read: the culmination of an AP investigation, the most interesting part being the run-up to the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar (for those of...
      


  7. It happens, on average, more than five times a day in Rio de Janeiro: Police open fire and someone dies. Brazilian human rights and...
      


  8. Now that Doug Ford and the Conservatives demolished the Ontario Liberal Party, grinding it into the dust, from 57 seats down to 7, the...
      


  9. A series of mysterious attacks against the main Russian military base in Syria, including one conducted by a swarm of armed miniature drones, has...
      


  10. Barter is the name of the game. The EU has set up a special-purpose vehicle to do trade with Iran without using dollars. So...
      


  11. The list will be made public Monday but a source has spilled: it includes India, South Korea, and japan. Negotiations with China still ongoing....
      


  12. According by egypt's newspaper, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described Turkey as part of a “triangle of evil” along with Iran...
      


  13. Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa said on Monday that Bahrain has signed an agreement to purchase its first U.S. Patriot missile battery....
      


  14. (Reuters) - China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1 with flowers, speeches, performances and a massive military parade...
      


  15. An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Yuri Ushakov, said U.S. President Donald Trump has invited the Russian leader to the White House, but...
      


  16. Some of the European Union countries said they may follow the U.K.’s lead in expelling Moscow’s diplomats. At a summit in Brussels, the 28...
      


  17. So, this is a new twist I wasn't aware of earlier. The Yemeni island of Socotra has now been sucked into the war, but...
      


  18. Pakistan has caught my attention in the last weeks and months due to its political instability, geopolitical risks for the region, the changing nature...
      


  19. An independent U.N. report into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday there is “credible evidence” to warrant further investigation into the...
      


  20. Saw this news from official Iranian press.  Note that I am about as skeptical of Iran's Mehr News as I am with USA's CNN...
      


  21. In a hit to the Trump administration, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that cases litigating the Clean Water Act should be heard by federal district...
      


  22. Economic growth in the eurozone cooled in the first quarter to the weakest pace since mid-2016, according to figures released on Thursday that confirm...
      


  23. Discuss. With factual backing of arguments, wherever possible.
      


  24. WASHINGTON (Reuters)  - The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi...
      


  25. The New York Times published a list of questions that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Donald Trump. Many of the questions...
      


  26. The polarization in American politics has become so extreme there seems no longer to be any center ground. The political establishment is consequently imploding...
      


  27. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14353/europe-will-not-be-europe "Europe Will Not Be Europe" by Guy Millière
      


  28. https://news.sky.com/story/the-rise-of-china-how-70-years-of-the-prc-is-shaping-all-our-futures-11821722


  29. Iraqis will be swapping 60,000 of their 'new' Kirkuk oil with Iran--in return for Iranian crude for one year ... wonder how the Iraqi...
      


  30. I have been since quite a long time studying and monitoring the ethno-religious dynamics in the Middle East region and its relationship and impact...