New York Times ramps up smear campaign against Julian Assange
A pair of blaring headlines appearing in Friday’s edition of the New York Times purported to show that the newspaper had obtained damning new evidence of collusion between WikiLeaks, the Trump campaign and the Russian government to damage the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Emmanuel Macron calls for creation of a ‘true European army’ to defend against Russia and the US
Emmanuel Macron has called for the creation of a “true European army” to allow the EU defend itself from threats ranging from Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin.The French president has pushed for closer EU defence union since coming to power last year but has been so far met with limited success amid foot-dragging by other member states.“We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Mr Macron told France’s Europe 1 radio in an interview.
Migrant caravan converges on Mexico City after three weeks on the road
Thousands of Central American migrants headed towards Mexico City on Monday after three weeks of walking, pleading for rides and depending on the solidarity of Mexicans of modest means.One group of at least 1,000 caravan participants headed out at daybreak from the town of Córdoba, in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, hoping to hitchhike the remaining 300km, past the towering Pico de Orizaba – Mexico’s highest mountain – to the national capital.
Grenfell Tower Fire Victims Are Mocked in ‘Sickening Video’
It was among the worst fires in modern British history: The blaze that gutted Grenfell Tower in London last year killed more than 70 people, displaced hundreds more and marred the lives of the mostly low- and middle-income residents who lived there.But to a group celebrating Britain’s annual Bonfire Night, it was a joke.In a widely shared video that circulated on Monday, a group of people laughed as they burned an effigy of Grenfell Tower, which included paper cutouts of residents in the windows.
Frost thaws in U.S.-China ties ahead of G20 meeting
The United States and China will hold a delayed top-level security dialogue on Friday, the latest sign of a thaw in relations, as China’s vice president said Beijing was willing to talk with Washington to resolve their bitter trade dispute.
Italy Gets a Warning From the 14th Century
If you needed extra proof that Italy’s public debt is the main event in Europe, look no further than a document released last week by the so-called “New Hanseatic League” — a group of eight fiscally cautious euro-zone countries named in homage to the group of northern European trading powers whose zenith was in the 14th century.
Image of Bolsanaro’s sons wearing pro-IDF & Mossad shirts goes viral
A photograph of Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s sons sporting IDF and Mossad t-shirts has gone viral. RT set out to verify the image and find out the story behind it.The photograph, showing Eduardo and Carlos Bolsonaro walking in Israel, is getting attention on social media in the wake of right-wing Bolsonaro’s election win. The siblings are pictured donning t-shirts advertising Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad, and the Israel Defense Forces.
Venezuela really wants its $550 million worth of gold back from the Bank of England
The deepening economic crisis in Venezuela means the government really wants to repatriate its gold reserves, worth more than $500 million.Reuters reported on Monday that Venezuelan authorities had approached the Bank of England about getting back approximately 15 tons of gold bullion held in the bank's vaults. It's common for emerging-market governments to store gold within the central banks of more developed economies.