July 2017 | GEOPOLITICS ALERT

Month: July 2017

Chinese Military Parade Shows Strength, Continuing Xi’s Ambitious PR Campaign [VIDEO]

Beijing (GPA) – Xi continues his unveiling of ambitious new policies with a massive Chinese military parade celebrating the PLA’s anniversary. Chinese President Xi Jinping has had an incredibly busy week, and the western world is watching nervously. Xi started the weekend with a highly anticipated major speech in front of a large meeting of members of […]

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North Korea Launches ICBM: Major Conflict on Cards

Pyongyang (SCF) – On July 28, North Korea conducted an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch. The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the test proved that the entire United States was within striking range. The missile reportedly flew for 45 minutes, reaching a peak altitude of 3,000 km, and a slightly longer range than the previous test on […]

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Jeff Bezos Escapes Scrutiny From His Own Paper—and Its Rivals

Washington (FAIR) – The three most prominent US newspapers haven’t run a critical investigative piece on Jeff Bezos’ company Amazon in almost two years, a FAIR survey finds. A review of 190 articles from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Bezos-owned Washington Post over the past year paints a picture of almost uniformly uncritical–ofttimes boosterish–coverage. None of the articles were investigative exposes, […]

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UK Police Consider Corporate Manslaughter for Grenfell Fire

London (TeleSUR) – Executives from the council and the tenant management organization are expected to face questioning. An investigation lead by Scotland Yard into London’s Grenfell tower block fire has found “reasonable grounds” to suspect that “corporate manslaughter” may have been committed. Around 80 people are estimated to have died in the blaze on June 14. The two organizations […]

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Russia Expelling US Diplomats as Response to Latest Sanctions

Moscow (GPA) – Triggered by a new round of sanctions, Russia expelling US diplomats comes as the predictable – though long delayed – response to one of Obama’s last geopolitical moves. Following Congress’ passage of new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea, Russia has responded by issuing an order to the US, and several other countries, […]

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Canada Investigates Saudi Arabia’s Use of Arms in Eastern Crackdown

Ottawa  (MEE) – At least five people were killed in restive Qatif province during the week as Saudi authorities attempt to crackdown on alleged Shiite militants. Canada warned on Saturday that it was reviewing reports that Saudi Arabia is using Canadian armoured vehicles in a crackdown in the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s Shiite-majority east, which has seen numerous civilians and […]

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Ukraine and Georgia: Presidential Visit Highlights Hopes, Challenges

Kiev (EAN) – Petro Poroshenko made his first visit to Georgia as Ukraine’s president, as ties between the two countries – spoiled in recent years by a feud over former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili – now have new momentum following Saakashvili’s exit from Ukrainian politics. The visit, from July 17-19, allowed the two sides to highlight their many […]

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Yemeni Capital Sana’a Under Hysteric Saudi Bombs All Night

Sana’a (YE) – The warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition launched a series of violent raids targeting the capital Sana’a and its environs on Friday morning and throughout the night. The coalition launched four air raids at the base of Al-Dailami while four other raids struck the Guard School in the capital, as well as dropping a […]

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Iran Passes Motion Decriminalizing Drug Use, Hand-Out Diluted Drugs to Addicts

Tehran (AHT) – Iran appears to be on the verge of overhauling its drug-related policies. While a new bill is being amended in parliament to stop the execution of petty drug smugglers, another plan is also under study for allowing state organs to distribute drugs — primarily opium — among addicts, the Radio Fard reported. Iranian lawmakers have adopted […]

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President Xi Rejects Western Political Models in Speech Praising Chinese Traditions

Beijing (Duran) – Xi Jinping’s speech is indicative of China’s commitment to her sovereign minded political system and unique “market socialist” economic system that have guided China to becoming a world class economic powerhouse. Chinese President Xi has addressed a large meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in preparation for the forthcoming 19th National Congress of […]

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