Global Events/News Monitor
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    ● 17-Apr-2019 -- Paris, France: "Notre-Dame Reconstruction Effort Attracts Nearly $1 Billion" [Gregory Viscusi, Bloomberg]
    ● 16-Apr-2019 -- USA: "The Next Recession Is Coming. Now What?
"Income inequality worsened after the last downturn. Central bankers need to employ different tactics to prevent a repeat." [Shira Ovide, Bloomberg Opinion]
    ● 16-Apr-2019 -- USA-Germany: "Democrats Subpoena Deutsche Bank and Others Amid Trump Probe" [Billy House, et al., Fortune]
    ● 15-Apr-2019 -- Paris, France: "Important incendie en cours dans la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris" {Jean-Baptiste Chastand, Le Monde]
    ● 15-Apr-2019 -- Syria: "Rockets kill 11 in Syria's northern city of Aleppo: Reports" [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 14-Apr-2019 -- Iran: "Iran suffers '$2bn in damages' as flood toll continues to rise"; cumulative death toll=76 people, since 19-Mar-2019 [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 14-Apr-2019 -- USA: AE911Truth: "Lawsuit Seeks Answers on Five Men Arrested on 9/11"; the men "were seen celebrating the World Trade Center attacks from a parking lot across the Hudson River in New Jersey"; they "were held for 71 days, according to ABC News, before they were deported to their home country of Israel without being charged" [Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth]
    ● 14-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Blame Debt, Not Amazon for Retail Failures" [Daniel B. Kline, The Motley Fool]
    ● 13-Apr-2019 -- France: Anti-government marches: "Yellow Vest Act 22: Clashes in Toulouse, Vikings in Paris" [RT]
    ● 13-Apr-2019 -- North Korea-USA: "North Korea's Kim says US should reach nuclear deal by end of year" [Jesse Byrnes, The Hill]
    ● 12-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Georgetown University students vote reparations for slavery into future tuition" [RT, 12-13-Apr-2019]
    ● 12-Apr-2019 -- Sudan: "Sudan police: 16 killed by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies, 13-Apr-2019]
    ● 12-Apr-2019 -- Algeria: "Hundreds of thousands" of people protested against "repression" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 12-Apr-2019 -- Iran-US: Thousands of Iranians protested in support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and against the US [Mark Heinrich, et al., Reuters]
    ● 12-Apr-2019 -- Quetta, Pakistan: "Pakistan: Deadly explosion rips through Quetta market"; 20+ people were killed [Asad Hashim, et al., Al Jazeera News]
    ● 12-Apr-2019 -- USA-Vatican: "Steve Bannon and U.S. ultra-conservatives take aim at Pope Francis"; Pope Francis' "warning against nationalism and unfettered capitalism" [Richard Engel, et al., NBC News]
    ● 12-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Chevron announces $33 billion cash-and-stock deal to buy Anadarko Petroleum" [Mark Decambre, MarketWatch]
    ● 11-Apr-2019 -- IMF-Ecuador: "$4.2 Billion IMF Bailout for Ecuador Paved the Way for Assange’s Arrest" [Jason Ditz, Anti-Media]
    ● 11-Apr-2019 -- World: "Tech giants pay tax ‘nowhere’ and the world needs to find a solution: German finance minister"; "GAFA" companies [Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple] pay little taxes [Ryan Browne, CNBC]
    ● 11-Apr-2019 -- World-China: "World Bank President David Malpass says there is too much debt in the world"; "China has lent trillions of dollars to other countries ... As of January, China owns $1.12 trillion in U.S. Treasurys" [Fred Imbert, CNBC]
    ● 11-Apr-2019 -- Israel-Moon: "Israel fails attempted Moon landing as comm with spacecraft lost" [RT]
    ● 11-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Report: Every American taxpayer would owe almost $700,000 to pay down worsening U.S. debt" [Bethany Blankley, Watchdog, a project of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity]
    ● 11-Apr-2019 -- Japan-USA: "Japanese F-35 crashes. Now the search is on for wreckage and reasons" [Brad Lendon, CNN World]
    ● 11-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Jeff Bezos warns Amazon will have ‘multibillion-dollar failures’" [Jessica Bursztynsky, CNBC]
    ● INFORMATION: 11-Apr-2019 -- Ecuador-UK-USA: "BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within "hours to days" using  the #INAPapers offshore scandal as a pretext--and that it already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest" [WikiLeaks, @wikileaks, 4-Apr-2019] {Cf. IMF-Ecuador, 11-Mar-2019]

"Ecuador twists embarrassing INA Papers into pretext to oust Assange" [Defend WikiLeaks, 3-Apr-2019,]
    ● 11-Apr-2019 -- Ecuador-UK-USA: "Julian Assange Charged by U.S. With Conspiracy to Hack a Government Computer" [Eileen Sullivan, et al., NYT,]

"In the United States District Court the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division: USA v. Julian Paul Assange, Defendant, 6-Mar-2018 [Indictment, 6-Mar-2018,]
    ● INFORMATION: 10-Apr-2019 -- ISLAM
"Believers, Jews, Sabaeans and Christians -- whoever believes in God and the Last Day and does what is right -- shall have nothing to fear or to regret.
"We made a covenant with the Israelites and sent forth apostles among them. But whenever an apostle came to them with a message that did not suit their fancies, some they accused of lying and others they put to death. They thought no harm would follow: they were blind and deaf... " [The Table 5:69-70.]
"Those to whom the burden of the Torah was entrusted and yet refused to bear it are like a donkey laden with books...
"Say to the Jews: 'If you claim that of all men you alone are God's friends, then you should wish for death, if what you say be true!' But, because of what their hands have done, they will never wish for death. God knows the wrongdoers. . . " [Friday, Or The Day Of Congregation 62:5-7].
"But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
"Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law... " [Romans 9:31-32]
"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us ... " [Galatians 3:13].
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
"Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." [Ephesians 6:10-12] 
    ● INFORMATION: 10-Apr-2019 -- JUDAISM:
"Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor...
"My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations." [Hosea 9:1 and 17]
"And God spake all these words, saying, ...
"Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house ... " [Exodus 20:13-17]
    ● 10-Apr-2019 -- Israel-Palestine: Israel elections: "Palestinian leaders call the vote an endorsement of oppression": Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Council: “Israelis have voted no to peace and yes to apartheid" [Richard Pérez-Peña, NYT]
    ● 10-Apr-2019 -- World: "Astronomers capture first image of a black hole" [Symmetry] [National Science Foundation (NSF)]
    ● 9-Apr-2019 -- Pakistan: "Pakistan PM: Israel  leaders morally bankrupt" [The Palestinian Information Center]
    ● 9-Apr-2019 -- Sudan: "14 Are Reported Killed In Sudan As Protesters Call For End To President's Rule" [Laurel Wamsley, NPR]
    ● 9-Apr-2019 -- USA-Iran: "Revolutionary Guard Corps: Iran hits back at US terrorist claim" [BBC News]
    ● 9-Apr-2019 -- Iran-USA: "Iran top military body warns ‘terrorist’ US forces in West Asia"; Iran "reciprocally designated the US administration as a 'supporter of terrorism' and the US Central Command (CENTCOM) ... 'a terrorist organization' pursuant to a decision by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)" [PressTV]
    ● 9-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Bank of America is raising its minimum wage for employees to $20 an hour [in 2 years]" [Hugh Son, et al., CNBC]
    ● 9-Apr-2019 -- USA-Iran-Dubai-UAE: "Standard Chartered fined $1.1 billion for evading Iran sanctions" [Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch]
    ● 8-Apr-2019 -- Afghanistan-USA: "Three U.S. troops, one contractor killed Monday in bomb blast north of Kabul; Taliban claims responsibility" [Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY]
    ● 8-Apr-2019 -- Qatar-UAE-Saudi-Luxembourg: "Qatar sues UAE, Saudi, Luxembourg banks over riyal 'manipulation'" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 8-Apr-2019 -- China: "In gold we trust: China boosts bullion reserves as part of Beijing’s anti-dollar push"; People’s Bank of China (PBOC) gold holdings increased to 60.62 million ounces [RT]
    ● 8-Apr-2019 -- Greece-EU: "Greek Debt Is Firmly Back In Favour...Foolish Folly" [Stephen Pope, Forbes]
    ● 8-Apr-2019 -- Libya: "Tripoli's only functional airport hit by air raid as clashes rage" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 8-Apr-2019 -- USA-Iran: "US designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organization – Trump" [RT]
    ● 8-Apr-2019 -- USA: "JPMorgan Sees `Violent' Markets on Volatility-Liquidity Loop" [Joanna Ossinger, Bloomberg]
    ● 7-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Inflated Credit Scores Leave Investors in the Dark on Real Risks" [Adam Tempkin, Bloomberg]
    ● 7-Apr-2019 -- Greece: "Greek police use tear gas on third day of migrants' protests" [Catherine Stancl, Al Jazeera]
    ● INFORMATION: 7-Apr-2019 -- What next?
Zionists will claim all of Ziomerica -- the land from the St. Lawrence River to the Amazon [from the #Nile to the #Euphrates -- plus a piece of the Moon], with NYC as Capital?
Will red-blooded #Americans & #Canadians tolerate the occupation?
    ● 7-Apr-2019 -- Israel: "Israel PM vows to annex West Bank settlements if re-elected"; "the settlements are illegal under international law" [BBC News]
    ● 7-Apr-2019 -- Germany: "Berlin protests: Thousands gather for march against rising rent prices"; protesters are calling for authorities "to seize properties owned by private landlords" [BBC News]
    ● 6-Apr-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Trump brags he blew off calls from world leaders to give Adelsons the greatest gift: Jerusalem" [Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss, 7-Apr-2019]
    ● 6-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Is America losing its grip on world economy? 5 big defeats for US financial interests abroad" [RT]
    ● 6-Apr-2019 -- World: "A Mysterious Infection [Candida auris], Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy" [Matt Richtel, et al., NYT]
    ● 6-Apr-2019 -- France: "'Yellow Vest' Protestors Crowd French Streets for 21st Straight Weekend" [Time: AP]
    ● 6-Apr-2019 -- Khartoum, Sudan: "Sudan protesters 'reach army HQ' in new anti-government rallies" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 5-Apr-2019 -- Bamako, Mali: "Thousands rally in Mali to protest ethnic violence" [Tiemoko Diallo, et al., Reuters, 6-Apr-2019]
    ● 5-Apr-2019 -- Libya: "Libya: High alert in Tripoli after renegade leader [General Khalifa Haftar] orders advance" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 5-Apr-2019 -- Athens, Greece: "Greece's bailout lenders approve big debt relief payout [worth $1 billion]" [Fox News: AP]
    ● 4-Apr-2019 -- Iran: "At least 62 people killed in Iran floods as US accused of blocking aid" [Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian]
    ● 4-Apr-2019 -- Vatican: "Ex head of the Vatican bank faced ‘spite, traps, threats and intimidation’"; Gotti Tedeschi, former president of the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR) [Vatican Bank]: “Having a secret is a double-edged sword. If you are strong it allows you to influence others. If you are weak or choose to be weak… you are dead” [Claire Giangravè, Crux]
    ● 4-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Student loan relief for public servants: 38,460 applied, only 262 accepted" [Aimee Picchi, CBS News]
    ● 4-Apr-2019 -- USA-CHINA: "MIT suspends ties with China's Huawei and ZTE" [Michelle Toh, et al., CNN Business]
    ● 3-Apr-2019 -- India: "India’s top court voided rules meant to resolve bad debt. That’s not good for banks, Moody’s says" [Saheli Roy Choudhury, CNBC]
    ● 3-Apr-2019 -- Rome, Italy: "Italy’s Populists Covet Central Bank and Its Gold"; populists blame the central bank "for the woes of ordinary Italians" [Giovanni Legorano, WSJ]
    ● 2-Apr-2019 -- World: Institute of International Finance (IIF): "Global Debt Monitor
"Slowdown in 2018–Pause or Trend?"
Global Indebtedness, Q4 2018:
- By Market: Mature=$176.3 Trillion; Emerging=$66.9 Trillion; Global=$243.2 Trillion 
- By Sector: Households=$46.2 Trillion; Non-Financial Corporates=$72.0 Trillion; Government=$65.3 Trillion; Financial Sector=$59.8 Trillion; Total=$243.3 Trillion
[Emre Tiftik, et al., IIF]
[See also "Extreme debt is rewriting the rules of economics," by Dion Rabouin, Axios, 4-Apr-2019]
    ● 2-Apr-2019 -- Italy: "Violent protest in Italy after Roma [Gypsy] families moved" [BBC News, 3-Apr-2019]
    ● 2-Apr-2019 -- India-Pakistan: India and Pakistan exchanged fire in the Rawalakot area of Pakistan-administered Kashmir; 3+ soldiers were killed [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 2-Apr-2019 -- USA: "U.S. regulators propose rule aimed at limiting impact of large bank failure" [Greg Robb, MarketWatch]
    ● 2-Apr-2019 -- USA-India: "NASA: India's anti-satellite test was a 'terrible thing'" [Darryl Coote, UPI]
    ● 2-Apr-2019 -- Crosby, TX: "Huge explosion and fire rocks Texas chemical plant; at last one person killed" [Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 2-Apr-2019]
    ● 1-Apr-2019 -- Algeria: "Algeria's Bouteflika will resign by April 28: State media"; Algerian students to continue to protest against "the ruling elite" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 31-Mar-2019 -- Saudi Arabia: "Saudi Arabia to raise around $31 billion in debt this year"; Saudi Arabia's outstanding debt at yearend 2019 is expected to rise to ~$181 billion [Davide Barbuscia, et al., Reuters]
    ● 31-Mar-2019 -- Israel: "Bank of Israel: Rising Expenditure, Reduced Taxes Endangers Economy" [Eytan Halon, JPOST]
    ● 30-Mar-2019 -- Jerusalem-Vatican-Morocco: "Apostolic Journey to Morocco: Appeal by His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Holiness Pope Francis regarding Jerusalem / Al-Quds the Holy City and a place of encounter" | Pope Francis: "We consider it important to preserve the Holy City of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif as the common patrimony of humanity and especially the followers of the three monotheistic religions, as a place of encounter and as a symbol of peaceful coexistence, where mutual respect and dialogue can be cultivated" [APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MOROCCO]
    ● 30-Mar-2019 -- France: ""Gilets jaunes": De Bordeaux à Lille, les mobilisés de l'acte 20 ont bravé les interdictions de manifester" (l'acte XX: 33,700 manifestants) [20 Minutes: Marion Pignot-AFP]
    ● 30-Mar-2019 -- Algeria: "A million protesters call for Algerian president to step down" [Fox News]
    ● INFORMATION: 30-Mar-2019 -- Gaza, Palestine: "How the Great March of Return resurrected Palestinian resistance"; "the idea for the march came from the youth of Gaza - my friends and I took the initiative and floated the idea on social media. Ordinary Palestinians discussed it and helped it to mature and transform into something that can be adopted by all members of the Palestinian society" [Al Jazeera: Ahmed Abu Artema, Palestinian journalist, peace activist, and poet] 
    ● INFORMATION: 30-Mar-2019 -- Gaza, Palestine: "Gaza's Great March of Return protests explained" [Huthifa Fayyad, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 30-Mar-2019 -- Gaza, Palestine: Tens of thousands of Palestinians marked the first anniversary of the "Great March of Return" protests:
Israeli forces:
- killed 4 people, including 3 boys, and
- injured 207+ people.

365-day statistics for the Palestinian "Great March of Return":
- number of killed=266 (50 children, 6 women, 1 elderly man)
- number of wounded=30,398 (16,027 hospitalised, 3,175 children, 1,008 women):

[Rana Shubair, et al., Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 30-Mar-2019 -- USA: "US halting aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras" [Rachel Frazin, The Hill]
    ● 30-Mar-2019 -- Russia-China: "Russian banks join Chinese alternative to SWIFT payment system [the China International Payments System (CIPS)]" [RT]
    ● 29-Mar-2019 -- London, UK: Thousands of Brexit supporters protested outside Parliament [BBC News]
    ● 29-Mar-2019 -- London, UK: :Brexit: MPs reject May's EU withdrawal agreement" [BBC News]
    ● 29-Mar-2019 -- Amman, Jordan: Land Day: 3 thousand Jordanians protested in support of Hamas and against the US recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli occupied Golan Heights [Fox News: AP]
    ● INFORMATION: 28-Mar-2019 -- Paris, France: "Banks eye Paris airports operator in Macron privatization drive -sources" [Reuters, 12-Dec-2017]
    ● 28-Mar-2019 -- Syria-Iran-Israel: "Israel strike [targeting an Iranian weapons depot] kills 7 Iranian, Iran-backed fighters in Syria" [Fox News: AP]
    ● 28-Mar-2019 -- USA: "Facebook Engages in Housing Discrimination With Its Ad Practices, U.S. Says"; advertisers can restrict access based on "characteristics like race, religion and national origin" [Katie Benner, et al., NYT Politics] | Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), on behalf of Complainant Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity v. Facebook, Inc. (FHEO No.  01-18-0323-8)
    ● 27-Mar-2019 -- UN: "U.S. isolated at U.N. Security Council over Golan decision" [Michelle Nichols, et al., Reuters]
    ● 27-Mar-2019 -- Yemen: Missile attack near a hospital; 7 people, including 4 children, were killed [Al Jazeera: AP News Agency]
    ● 27-Mar-2019 -- India: "India Successfully Tests Satellite-Killer Missile" [Rajesh Roy, et al., WSJ]
    ● 26-Mar-2019 -- World: "Fed official: Climate change is an ‘international market failure’" [Eric Holthaus, Grist]:
"'European peoples' are ... being 'replaced' by immigrants with a different, inferior and dangerous culture
"states and corporations are ... pushing up immigration rates purely to keep global capitalism going
"Jews [are blamed] for the world economic system"
[Dominic Casciani, BBC Home Affairs]
    ● 26-Mar-2019 -- China-France: "China tries to bribe France to break with America"; China to buy 300 Airbus jets for $34 billion, in return, China wants France "to separate from the U.S. on matters affecting Chinese foreign policy"  [Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner]
    ● 26-Mar-2019 -- USA: "The eviction crisis is starting to look a lot like the subprime mortgage crisis" [Andrea Riquier, MarketWatch]
    ● 26-Mar-2019 -- Russia: "Russia adds more than 1,000,000 ounces of gold to country's vast stockpile"; Russia's foreign exchange reserves soared to 2,149 tons of gold, up 31.1 tons in Feb-2019 [RT]
    ● 26-Mar-2019 -- USA-Dubai: Uber to buy Dubai-based Careem for $3.1 billion [Ivana Kottasova, CNN Business]
    ● 26-Mar-2019 -- EU: "Europe just passed sweeping new copyright rules that Big Tech hates" [Ivana Kottasova, CNN Business]
    ● 26-Mar-2019 -- Syria: Thousands of Syrians protested against President Trump's formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli occupied Golan Heights; France, Germany, Britain, Poland and Belgium do not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 26-Mar-2019 -- World: "Trump's Golan gift to Israel condemned by UN, Gulf & European allies" [RT]

UK: "Trump’s Golan Heights recognition ‘an act of brigandry’ – George Galloway" [RT]
    ● 25-Mar-2019 -- World: "Climate Change and the Federal Reserve": "with regard to financial stability, many central banks have acknowledged the importance of accounting for the increasing financial risks from climate change (Scott, van Huizen, and Jung 2017, NGFS 2018) [Glenn D. Rudebusch, FRBSF Economic Letter, 25-Mar-2019]

"Fed official: Climate change is an ‘international market failure’" [Eric Holthaus, Grist, 26-Mar-2019,]
    ● 25-Mar-2019 -- Canada: Global Affairs Canada: Statement on the Golan Heights: “In accordance with international law, Canada does not recognize permanent Israeli control over the Golan Heights. Canada’s long-standing position remains unchanged.
“Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law. Any declaration of a unilateral border change goes against the foundation of the rules-based international order." [Global Affairs Canada, 25-Mar-2019]
    ● 25-Mar-2019 -- Syria-USA: "Syria: Trump’s recognition of annexing the occupied Syrian Golan to Zionist entity represents highest degrees of contempt for international legitimacy" [Mazen Eyon, SANA,]
    ● 25-Mar-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Trump formally recognizes Israeli sovereignty over [Israeli-occupied] Golan Heights"; according to a UN Security Council resolution adopted in 1981, Israel's "decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and without international legal effect" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 25-Mar-2019 -- Tel Aviv, Israel: Rocket attack targeted Tel Aviv; 7 people were injured; Israel blamed Hamas [RT]
    ● 25-Mar-2019 -- Germany-EU: "Thousands (40,000 in Munich on 23-Mar-2019, according to AP) protest against controversial EU internet law claiming it will enable online censorship" [Elizabeth Schulze, CNBC]
    ● INFORMATION: 24-Mar-2019 -- "Germany 1918-19: The Judeo-Bolshevik Revolution
“Of those identified as the ringleaders of the 1918-19 Bolshevik uprising, 73% were Jewish…"
[Defend Europa, 2-Jun-2017]
    ● 24-Mar-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Palestinian succumbs to wounds as Israeli air raids hit Gaza" [Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 24-Mar-2019 -- Pakistan-China: "Pakistan deploys Chinese air defense systems, more attack & surveillance drones at India’s border" [RT]
    ● 24-Mar-2019 -- Toronto, ON: "Some Shoppers Drug Mart staff say they're 'fed up' over pressure to push self-checkout" [Sophia Harris, CBC News]
    ● 23-Mar-2019 -- Gaza, Palestine: "2 shot dead by IDF in Gaza, 62 injured as UN slams Israel’s use of force (VIDEO)" [RT, 23-24-Mar-2019]
    ● 23-Mar-2019 -- Mali: "About 60 Fulani herders killed in apparent ethnic attack in Mali: mayor" [Tiemoko Diallo, et al., Reuters]
    ● 23-Mar-2019 -- Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan: "Taliban claim twin blasts that kill four at Afghan stadium" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 23-Mar-2019 -- London, UK: Anti-Brexit Rally: Tens of thousands protested demanding a 2nd referendum [Jack Guy, CNN World]
    ● 23-Mar-2019 -- Germany: "German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of planning Islamist attack" [BBC News]
    ● 23-Mar-2019 -- France: "Yellow Vests" protests (Act 19) [Sudip Kar-Gupta, et al., Reuters]
    ● 23-Mar-2019 -- Italy-China: "Italy joins China's New Silk Road project"; 29 deals valued at $2.8 billion were signed [BBC News]
    ● 23-Mar-2019 -- Malaysia-Israel: Malaysian premier Mahatir Mohamed, on Israel: “We are not against Jews, but we cannot recognize Israel because of its occupation of the Palestinian land... You cannot seize others’ land, and establish a state on it. It’s like a state of thieves" [The Palestinian Information Center]
    ● 22-Mar-2019 -- Washington, DC: "Multiple 2020 Democratic candidates to skip AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference
"Seven candidates (Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Julian Castro, Pete Buttigieg, Jay Inslee) running in the 2020 presidential race said they will not attend next week's AIPAC conference" [Ola Salem, Al Jazeera]
    ● 22-Mar-2019 -- World: "Amount of global debt yielding less than 0% approaching $10 trillion" [MarketWatch]
    ● 22-Mar-2019 -- Canada-China: "Canola Slumps as Canadian Growers Confirm China Stopped Buying" [Ashley Robinson, et al., Bloomberg Markets]
    ● 22-Mar-2019 -- USA: Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled: -460.19 points (-1.77%) [Yahoo! Finance]
    ● 22-Mar-2019 -- Palestine: 51st weekly Gaza protest; Israeli forces killed 2 Palestnians and injured 62 [Al Jazeera News]
    ● INFORMATION: 22-Mar-2019 -- USA: "A eulogy for every product Google has ruthlessly killed (145 and counting)" [Mark Wilson, Fast Company] | A project by Cody Ogden: "Killed by Google" []
    ● 22-Mar-2019 -- Kitampo, Ghana: Bus collision; 50+ were killed [BBC News]
    ● 22-Mar-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Trump chosen by God as savior of Jewish people? Pompeo thinks it’s ‘certainly possible’" [RT]
    ● 21-Mar-2019 -- World: "A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments"; the privatized digital surveillance/spying sector includes: NSO, DarkMatter, Black Cube, Psy-Group, Global Risk Advisors [Mark Mazzetti, et al., NYT]
    ● 21-Mar-2019 -- Mosul, Iraq: A ferry sunk in Tigris River; 103 people died [Al Jazeera-News Agencies, 22-Mar-2019]
    ● 21-Mar-2019 -- USA: Donald J. Trump: "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!" [@realDonaldTrump, Twitter]
    ● 21-Mar-2019 -- West Bank, Palestine: Israeli army killed 4 Palestinians in 24 hours [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 21-Mar-2019 -- USA: "Beto O'Rourke slams Israeli leader Netanyahu as ally of 'racists'" [Paul Steinhauser, Fox News]
    ● 21-Mar-2019 -- Yangcheng, China: Explosion at a chemical plant; 6+ people were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 21-Mar-2019 -- UK: "Birmingham mosque attacks probed by terrorism officers" [BBC News]
    ● 20-Mar-2019 -- USA: "The Debt Crisis Is Coming Soon" [Martin Feldstein, WSJ Opinion]
    ● 20-Mar-2019 -- UK: "$1.3 trillion and 7,000 finance jobs are leaving Britain because of Brexit" [Charles Riley, et al., CNN Business]
    ● 20-Mar-2019 -- Mozambique-Zimbabwe-Malawi: "Thousands of Cyclone Idai survivors cling to rooftops, aid agency says, as death toll rises" [Tara John, et al., CNN World]
    ● 20-Mar-2019 -- France: "Grand débat : 86% des Français pour un changement de politique économique et sociale": "Une majorité (62%) se dit aussi favorable à l'inscription dans la Constitution d'un référendum d'initiative citoyenne (RIC)" [Sondage Viavoice] [L'Obs-AFP]
    ● 20-Mar-2019 -- China: "Chinese companies are defaulting on their debts at an ‘unprecedented’ level" [Weizhen Tan, CNBC]
    ● 20-Mar-2019 -- Italy: "Senegalese man sets Italian school bus on fire with children on board" [RT]
    ● 20-Mar-2019 -- EU: "The EU fines Google $1.69 billion for bundling search and advertising" [Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica]
    ● 20-Mar-2019 -- USA: "Harvard University sued over allegedly profiting from what are believed to be the earliest photos of American slaves" [Joseph Garrison, USA Today]
    ● 19-Mar-2019 -- World: "A meteor exploded in the Earth's atmosphere with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb" [A.J. Willingham, CNN]
    ● INFORMATION: 18-Mar-2019 -- Israel-USA: "Ex-Nazis ‘gave Mossad the edge in Six-Day War’" [The Times]
    ● 18-Mar-2019 -- Utrecht, The Netherlands: A gunman shot at people in a tram; 3 people were killed [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 17-Mar-2019 -- China: "China’s Banks Have a Hidden Wave of Bad Debt"; China's bad loans increased over one year to 2 trillion yuan, up from 1.7 trillion yuan [Christopher Balding, Bloomberg Opinion]
    ● 17-Mar-2019 -- Beira, Mozambique: Cyclone Idai killed 215 people; 100s are missing; the death toll may exceed 1,000+ [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● INFORMATION: 17-Mar-2019 -- USA "More than 70,000 Americans died from drugs in 2017. That is more than all the American soldiers killed in the entire Vietnam war" [The Economist, @TheEconomist]
    ● 17-Mar-2019 -- Baluchistan, Pakistan: Bomb blast derailed train cars; 4 people were killed; separatist rebels are suspected [RT]
    ● 17-Mar-2019 -- Faryab, Afghanistan: Taliban fighters attacked checkpoints; 22 troops were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 17-Mar-2019 -- Dioura, Mali: Gunmen attacked an army camp; 16+ soldiers were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 17-Mar-2019 -- Palestine: A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier near an illegal Jewish settlement; 1 Israeli was killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 16-Mar-2019 -- Russia: "Substitute for Boeing Max? Russian MC-21 passenger jet to debut at MAKS 2019 Air Show" [RT]
    ● 16-Mar-2019 -- Paris, France: "Yellow Vest" protesters clashed with police; a bank was set on fire; luxury stores were smashed" [Fox News: AP]
    ● 16-Mar-2019 -- France: "Yellow Vest" protested for the 18th consecutive weekend against President Emmanuel Macron (Act 18) [Lucas Mikelionis, Fox News-AP]
    ● 15-Mar-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Trump applauds 'Jexodus' movement, calls on Jewish voters to become Republicans" [Caitlin Oprysko, Politico]
    ● 15-Mar-2019 -- World: "Global Climate Strike: Students around the world protest climate inaction" [Isabelle Gerretsen, CNN World]
    ● 15-Mar-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Israeli launches Gaza air strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● INFORMATION: 15-Mar-2019 -- World: "The Great Replacement" conspiracy:
"'European peoples' are ... being 'replaced' by immigrants with a different, inferior and dangerous culture
"states and corporations are ... pushing up immigration rates purely to keep global capitalism going
"Jews [are blamed] for the world economic system"
[Dominic Casciani, BBC Home Affairs]

"The Great Replacement” is the title of a 2012 book by French author Renaud Camus [James McAuley, WaPo]
    ● 15-Mar-2019 -- Christchurch, New Zealand: Shootings at 2 mosques; 49 people were killed and 20+ were wounded; 1 shooter is in custody [BBC News]
    ● 14-Mar-2019 -- Poland: "'How to spot a Jew': Front-page headline in Polish paper openly sold in parliament sparks fury"; Tylko Polska article "to teach readers about the 'names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation' of Jews, along with their 'disinformation activities'" [RT]
    ● 14-Mar-2019 -- USA-Israel: "US drops 'Israeli-occupied' designation from Golan Heights" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 13-Mar-2019 -- USA: "AT&T Raises Prices After Merger Approval, Proves DoJ Was Right to Sue" [John Bergmayer, Public Knowledge]
    ● 13-Mar-2019 -- Uruzgan, Afghanistan: "US forces kill five Afghan soldiers in 'self-defense' airstrikes" [Zachary Cohen, et al., CNN Politics]
    ● 13-Mar-2019 -- USA: "More Catholics Consider Leaving the Church Amid [Sex] Abuse Scandal" [Megan Trimble, US News]
    ● 13-Mar-2019 -- USA: "Prosecutors say parents paid fake test-takers and admissions coaches between $100,000 and $6.5 million to get their kids into elite colleges" [Bloomberg @Business]
    ● 13-Mar-2019 -- Somalia: Bomb explosion at a livestock market killed 8+ civilians [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 13-Mar-2019 -- Suzano, Brazil: 2 gunmen killed 8 people at a school then themselves [Lais Martins, et al., Reuters]
    ● 12-Mar-2019 -- Pakistan: "Pakistan tests new homegrown ‘smart weapon’ amid tensions with India (VIDEO)" [RT]
    ● 12-Mar-2019 -- USA: "Cheat. Bribe. Lie. Here's how the college admissions scam allegedly worked" [Eric Levenson, et al., CNN US]
    ● INFORMATION: 11-Mar-2019 -- Japan: "Honda and Acura Recall 1.1 Million Vehicles for Yet Another Takata Air Bag Issue" [Alanis King, Jalopnik]
    ● 11-Mar-2019 -- World: "The World Wide Web is 30 years old — and its inventor has a warning for us
"The fight for the web is one of the most important causes of our time," Tim Berners-Lee said [Farnoush Amiri, NBC News,12-Mar-2019]
    ● 11-Mar-2019 -- Sinai, Egypt: "Egypt army says 46 fighters and three soldiers killed in Sinai"; Egyptian forces claimed they "destroyed 15 hideouts and dismantled 204 explosive devices" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 11-Mar-2019 -- Israel: "'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot slams Netanyahu for claiming Israel is state of 'Jewish people alone'" [Jennifer Earl, Fox News-AP]
    ● 11-Mar-2019 -- USA: "Jewish Media Bully Amazon Into Banning Academic Books Which Honestly Investigate the 'Holocaust' ,,, So, not only is censorship alive and well in the U.S. – on a corporate level – but the powers that be moreover keep this ugly fact as invisible as possible from the public’s eyes by hiding it from the accidental observer" [Mark Becker, Russia Insider]
    ● 11-Mar-2019 -- IMF-Ecuador: "IMF Executive Board Approves US$4.2 Billion Extended Fund Facility for Ecuador" [International Monetary Fund (IMF)] [Cf. Assange, 12-Apr-2019]
    ● 10-Mar-2019 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands: 40,000 people protested demanding government action on climate change [Ami Gunia, Time, 11-Mar-2019]
    ● 10-Mar-2019 -- Moscow, Russia: Thousands (6,500 according to police; 15,300 according to White Counter) protested against Internet restrictions [Maria Vasilyeva, et al., Reuters]
    ● 10-Mar-2019 -- Ethiopia: "Brand new" Ethiopian Airlines plane (a Boeing 737 MAX 8) crashed; all 157 people on board were killed [Al Jaeera-News Agencies]
    ● 10-Mar-2019 -- France: Gilet Jaune Info: "Quand le directeur de la banque Rotchild explique que macron est la pour manipuler l’opinion et nous raconter des histoires !  #acte17 #acteXVII"
Yellow Vest Info: "when the director of the bank Rotchild explains that Macron is there to manipulate the opinion and tell us stories!  #acte17 #acteXVII" [translated from French by Microsoft]
    ● 9-Mar-2019 -- USA: "Jared Kushner ‘will eventually be exposed as an insatiably greedy Benedict Arnold’: Harvard Law professor"; Laurence Trib: “Smarmy, slimy, smiling Jared Kushner of 666 Fifth Avenue is the beating heart of this unprecedentedly corrupt and deeply evil administration" [Bob Brigham, Raw Story]
    ● 9-Mar-2019 -- Salamanca, Mexico: Nightclub shooting; 15+ people were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 9-Mar-2019 -- Meta, Colombia: A twin-engine propeller plane crashed; 14 people were killed [Al Jazeera
    ● 9-Mar-2019 -- USA: Eric S. Margolis: "Breaking Our Biggest Taboo,"
"Saying anything negative about Israel has long been the third rail of US politics and media. Israel is our nation’s most sacred cow. Any questioning of its behavior brings furious charges of anti-Semitism and professional oblivion... So I say to Miss Omar and the other brave ladies, full speed ahead. Damn the torpedoes. Do what is good for the world and your country. Break the hold of big money over our republic" [Eric S. Margolis,]
    ● 9-Mar-2019 -- World: "Money to Launder? Here's How (Hint: Find a Bank" [Alexander Weber, et al., Bloomberg Quicktake]
    ● 9-Mar-2019 -- France: "Yellow vests" (Act 17) protests continue [France 24-AFP]
    ● 9-Mar-2019 -- EU-US: "United States citizens will need a visa to visit Europe starting in 2021" [Lauren M. Johnson, et al., CNN]
    ● 8-Mar-2019 -- USA: Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled: -534.92 points (-2.06%), over 7 open market days, from 28-Feb-2019 to 8-Mar-2019 [Yahoo! Finance]
    ● 8-Mar-2019 -- Israel: "Fights erupt at Jerusalem's Western Wall after ultra-Orthodox Jewish men try to block women's group from praying" [Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News]
    ● 8-Mar-2019 -- World: International Women's Day [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 8-Mar-2019 -- Yemen: "Nearly 100 civilians killed or wounded every week in Yemen: UN" [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 8-Mar-2019 -- Yemen: "19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness" [Osama Bin Javaid, Al Jazeera]
    ● 8-Mar-2019 -- Algeria: Massive 3rd consecutive anti-Bouteflika protest [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● INFORMATION: 8-Mar-2019 -- China-Africa: McKinsey: Number of Chinese businesses in Africa hit 10,000 [The Economist, 7-Mar-2019]
    ● 8-Mar-2019 -- USA: "Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Google, Amazon and Facebook" [Jonathan Shieber, TechCrunch]
    ● 7-Mar-2019 -- Kabul, Afghanistan: Mortar attack on a Shia gathering; 11 people were killed; ISIS claimed responsibility [Al Jazeera: News Agencies, 8-Mar-2019]
    ● 7-Mar-2019 -- Russia: "Russia passes legislation banning state criticism, fake news" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 7-Mar-2019 -- "Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up
"Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t understand what privacy means—he can’t be trusted to define it for the rest of us"
[Konstantin Kakaes, MIT Technology Review]
    ● 7-Mar-2019 -- Mogadishu, Somalia: "Al-Shabab car bomb attack kills seven in Somalia" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 7-Mar-2019 -- Shenzhen, China-Plano, TX: "Huawei Sues the U.S. Government for Unconstitutional Sales Restrictions Imposed by Congress" [Huawei]; Huawei equipment can allegedly be used to "spy" on Americans [Ben Brown, CCN] 
    ● 6-Mar-2019 -- USA-Israel: "As an Israeli American, I agree with Ilhan Omar much more than the US politicians weaponising antisemitism" [Mairav Zonszein, Independent]
    ● 6-Mar-2019 -- USA: "U.S. users are leaving Facebook by the millions, Edison Research says" [Kimberly Adams, Marketplace]
    ● 6-Mar-2019 -- Jalalabad, Afghanistan: A suicide bomber attacked a construction company; 16 employees and 5 attackers were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 6-Mar-2019 -- Russia: "Putin: Russia foiled work of almost 600 spies" [Suniti Singh, et al., BBC Monitoring]
    ● 6-Mar-2019 -- USA: Commerce Department: "despite more than two years of President Trump’s “America First” policies — the United States last year [2018] posted a $891.2 billion merchandise trade deficit, the largest in the nation’s 243-year history" [David J. Lynch, WaPo]
    ● 5-Mar-2019 -- Sudan: Sudan anti-government protests triggered by "cuts to bread and fuel subsidies" then anger [BBC Monitoring]
    ● 5-Mar-2019 -- Africa: "U.S. reducing military role in Africa as al Qaeda rebuilds" [CBS News]
    ● 5-Mar-2019 -- Turkey-Russia-USA: "Pentagon threatens Turkey with ‘grave consequences’ for buying Russian S-400" [RT]
    ● 4-Mar-2019 -- USA-India: "United States Will Terminate GSP [Generalized System of Preferences] Designation of India and Turkey" [Office of the United States Trade Representative]
    ● 4-Mar-2019 -- USA-Saudi Arabia: "Lockheed gets $1 billion down payment for Saudi THAAD missile system" [Mike Stone, Reuters]
    ● 4-Mar-2019 -- Russia-USA: "Russia suspends INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty) with US -- Kremlin" [RT]
    ● 4-Mar-2019 -- Israel: "WATCH : Israeli rabbi tells his followers: “I have slaughtered five Arabs myself, they will be damned, Arabushim, rats”" [Shehab]
    ● 4-Mar-2019 -- USA-Israel-Palestine: "US shuts Jerusalem consulate, downgrades Palestinian mission" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 4-Mar-2019 -- USA-Israel: "U.S. deploys THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system to Israel" [Andrea Shalal, et al., Reuters]
    ● 4-Mar-2019 -- USA: "WarnerMedia announces restructuring in wake of AT&T takeover" [Brian Stelter, CNN Business]
    ● 3-Mar-2019 -- Aalst, Belgium: "Rats, hooked noses & bags of money: Belgian carnival slammed for ‘anti-Semitic’ float (VIDEO)" [RT, 5-Mar-2019]
    ● 3-Mar-2019 -- USA-North Korea: North Korean hackers continued to attack targets in the US and Europe during the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi; according to Victor Cha, of the Strategic and International Studies, North Korea's military strategy has 3 pillars: nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and cyber [Nicole Perlroth, NYT]
    ● INFORMATION: 2-Mar-2019 -- Israel-Palestine: "Report: Israel killed 8 Palestinians, wounded 810 in February" [Middle East Monitor]
    ● 2-Mar-2019 -- USA: "Goldman Sachs and Apple are teaming up for a 'bank branch in your pocket'; UBS using laser beams and 5G to trade" [Olivia Oran, Business Insider]
    ● 2-Mar-2019 -- India-Pakistan: Border clashes; 8 people, including 6 civilians and 2 Pakistani soldiers, were killed [WaPo: Roshan Mughai, et al., AP]
    ● 2-Mar-2019 -- France: 16th consecutive weekend of "yellow vest" protests against government policies "favoring the rich" [ABC News: Sylvie Corbet, AP]
    ● 2-Mar-2019 -- USA-North Korea: "Fiasco in Hanoi"; "President Donald Trump’s air trip to Vietnam cost taxpayers $5,695,000 just for the president’s flying Taj Mahal… For what?  A nice photo op and a cheery dinner for the two leaders in Hanoi" [Eric S. Margolis,]
    ● 1-Mar-2019 -- Mogadishu, Somalia: "Al-Shabab lays siege to downtown Mogadishu hotel, killing at least 25" [Max Bearak, et al., WaPo]
    ● 1-Mar-2019 -- UK-EU-USA: "Britain's hopes of a trade deal with America just suffered a big blow" [Ivana Kottasova, CNN Business]
    ● 1-Mar-2019 -- Algeria: Anti-government protests: tens of thousands of Algerians demonstrated against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a 5th term in office [BBC News]
    ● 1-Mar-2019 -- Helmand, Afghanistan: Assault on Shorab military base; 23+ Afghan soldiers were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 1-Mar-2019 -- Washington, DC: Wanted Hamza bin Laden; up to $1 million Reward [Rewards for Justice (RFJ)]
    ● 1-Mar-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-USA: Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, is "emerging as a leader" within al-Qaeda; Saudi Arabia has stripped him of his citizenship (Umm Al-Qura); the US Department of Justice is offering a reward (up to $1 million) to bring Hamza to justice [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 28-Feb-2019 -- USA: "Imposter Scams Top Complaints Made to FTC in 2018"; FTC statistics for 2018: total reported loss=$1.48 billion (up 38% YOY), consumer complaints=3 million [Federal Trade Commission]
    ● 28-Feb-2019 -- USA: "More than 300 store closures are announced in a single day as the retail apocalypse rips through JCPenney, Gap, and Victoria's Secret" [Hayley Peterson, Business Insider]
    ● 28-Feb-2019 -- Israel: "Israel’s Top Prosecutor Plans to Indict Netanyahu for [Bribery, Fraud and Breach of Trust]" [Michael Arnold, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 28-Feb-2019 -- UN-Palestine-Israel: Santiago Canton, chair of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: "Israeli soldiers committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. Some of those violations may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 28-Feb-2019 -- USA-North Korea: "Trump cuts short North Korea summit after dispute over sanctions: 'Sometimes you have to walk'"; summit issues include: "U.S.-led international sanctions,"nuclear facilities at and beyond Yongbyon, and North Korea's "missile and warheads program" [Gregg Re, et al., Fox News]
    ● 27-Feb-2019 -- USA: "Young Americans Owe $1 Trillion Of Debt" [Zack Friedman, Forbes]
    ● 27-Feb-2019 -- USA: "[Michael] Cohen's Testimony Is bad News for Don Jr." [Greg Walters, Vice News]
    ● 27-Feb-2019 -- Kashmir: "Pakistan says it shot down two Indian jets as Kashmir border crisis deepens" [Helen Regan, et al., CNN World]
    ● 27-Feb-2019 -- Cairo, Egypt: Train crash and fire; 28+ people were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 27-Feb-2019 -- Sudan: "Sudan's al-Bashir cracks down on protests" [Hiba Morgan, Al Jazeera]
    ● 27-Feb-2019 -- Washington, DC: Michael Cohen: "I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a con man. And he is a cheat" [Peter Baker, et al., NYT, ]
    ● 27-Feb-2019 -- Lebanon: "Corruption in Lebanon: DEMYSTIFYING the Reasons and the Legal framework" [Dr. Atie J. El Mouallem, Banker, Financial Advisor,]
    ● 26-Feb-2019 -- Syria-USA: "US Army transported 50 tons of gold from Syria, report says"; US army also transported 40 tons of gold stolen from Mosul in Iraq [Daily Sabah]
    ● 26-Feb-2019 -- Israel: "A Bumpy Ride to the Moon: Israeli Spacecraft Hits Technical Snag" [Asaf Ronel, Haaretz]
    ● 26-Feb-2019 -- USA: "Appeals court backs AT&T acquisition of Time Warner"; Time Warner, including HBO, Warner Bros. and Turner cable networks, was renamed WarnerMedia in Oct-2016 [Hadas Gold, CNN Business]
    ● 26-Feb-2019 -- USA-North Korea: "Trump-Kim summit 2" in Vietnam [Thomas Gaulkin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 25-Feb-2019]
    ● 25-Feb-2019 -- UN-Palestine-Israel: UN Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, A/HRC/40/74 : "The commission found reasonable grounds to believe that some violations may constitute international crimes"

Statistics for the time period from 30 Mar-2018 to 31-Dec-2018:
Palestinian fatalities by live ammunition=183 (Women=1, Children=35)
Palestinian injuries by live ammunition=6,106 (Women=159, Children=940)
Israeli fatalities=0 (Women=0, Children=0)
Israeli injuries by stones, explosives=4 (Women=0, Children=0)
    ● 25-Feb-2019 -- Somalia: US airstrikes killed  35 al-Shabab fighters [Fox News: AP]
    ● 25-Feb-2019 -- Vatican, Holy See: "Pope Francis’ top financial advisor, Cardinal George Pell, convicted of child sex abuse" [Los Angeles Times: AP]
    ● 25-Feb-2019 -- UK: "UK to ban Lebanon's 'terrorist' Hezbollah's political wing" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 25-Feb-2019 -- UK: "UK bank CEOs paid 120 times as much as average employee" [CNBC: Reuters]
    ● 24-Feb-2019 -- Murzuq, Libya: Haftar Libyan National Army (LNA) fight for control of oilfields; 19+ people were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 24-Feb-2019 -- Salamiyeh, Syria: An ISIS landmine exploded killing 20+ people [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 24-Feb-2019 -- Gaza Strip, Palestine: Thousands of pro-Hamas protesters called for President Mahmoud Abbas to resign; Abbas has used "financial cuts" to pressure Hamas [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 24-Feb-2019 -- Turigam, Indian-administered Kashmir: Gun battle pitting Indian security forces against rebels; 2 Indian soldiers and 3 rebels were killed [Rifat Fareed, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 24-Feb-2019 -- Somalia: "US says 4 airstrikes in Somalia kill 2 al-Shabab fighters" [Fox News: AP]
    ● 24-Feb-2019 -- Chittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladeshi special forces shot and killed a suspected hijacker of a flight from Bangladesh to Dubai [BBC News]
    ● 24-Feb-2019 -- Venezuela: "Venezuela: Four dead and hundreds injured in border clashes" [Guardian News-YouTube]
    ● 23-Feb-2019 -- Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Kalashnikov Group unveiled a suicide drone (KUB-UAV); the drone can carry 6 pounds of explosives to a target 40 miles away [Liz Sly, WaPo
    ● 23-Feb-2019 -- Trinity Bay, TX: "Amazon Air cargo plane operated by Atlas crashes in Texas, killing 3 on board"; Amazon has 40 aircraft [Ingrid Lunden, et al., TechCrunch]
    ● INFORMATION: 23-Feb-2019 -- Edward E. Ayoub on Berkshire's brilliant strategy and America's national debt.

Using Hebrew wisdom and Warren E. Buffett's logic (Letter To the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., 23-Feb-2019, at, Ayoub concludes as follows:

(1) Hebrew sages and prophets are clear -- very clear: (1.1) "The borrower is the slave of the lender" (Tanach, Proverbs 22:7); and (1.2) "thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. "And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail" [Deuteronomy 28:12-13]
(2) If debt/usury is slavery, as the Hebrew sages contented, then America's national slavery, like America's national debt (to use Buffett's words, at p.14) "has increased roughly 400-fold during the last of [Buffett's] 77-year periods" -- a whopping "40,000%!"
(3) No wonder Berkshire prefers (3.1) to be the "head" and not the "tail" (it owns bank common stocks: American Express Company, 17.9%; Bank of America Corp., 9.5%; The Bank of New York Mellon Corp., 8.8%; The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 4.9%; JPMorgan Chase & Co., 1.5%; U.S. Bancorp, 9.1%; Wells Fargo & Company, 9.8%; at p. 12); and (3.2) uses debt "sparingly... At rare and unpredictable intervals ... credit vanishes and debt becomes financially fatal" (p.10).
    ● 23-Feb-2019 -- USA: Warren E. Buffett: "A major catastrophe that will dwarf hurricanes Katrina and Michael will occur ... “The Big One” may come from a traditional source, such as a hurricane or earthquake, or it may be a total surprise involving, say, a cyber attack having disastrous consequences beyond anything insurers now contemplate. When such a megacatastrophe strikes, we will get our share of the losses and they will be big – very big. Unlike many other insurers, however, we will be looking to add business the next day... Those who regularly preach doom because of government budget deficits (as I regularly did myself for many years) might note that our country’s national debt has increased roughly 400-fold during the last of my 77-year periods. That’s 40,000%!" [Berkshire Hathaway Inc.]
    ● 23-Feb-2019 -- Gaza, Palestine: 48th "Great March of Return" protest; Israeli forces killed a 15-year-old Palestinian boy and wounded 41+ other protesters [Middle East Eye]
    ● 23-Feb-2019 -- Venezuela-Brazil: "Four dead, 24 injured after pro-government militias open fire on Venezuela-Brazil border" [Dylan Baddour, et al., WaPo]
    ● 23-Feb-2019 -- France: " Un peu plus de 11 500 « gilets jaunes » comptabilisés à la mi-journée dans toute la France " [Le Monde-AFP]
    ● INFORMATION: 22-Feb-2019 -- Israel: "'Israel Will Decline, and Jews Will Be a Persecuted Minority. Those Who Can Will Flee to America'"; Benny Morris "predicts a grim future for Israel" [Ofer Aderet, Haaretz]
    ● 22-Feb-2019 -- USA: "'We did not sign up to develop weapons': Microsoft workers protest $480m HoloLens military deal" [Olivia Solon, NBC News]
    ● 22-Feb-2019 -- China-Saudi Arabia: "Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman Defends China's Use of Concentration Camps for Muslims During Visit to Beijing" [Cristina Maza, Newsweek]
    ● 21-Feb-2019 -- Vatican-Holy See: “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting [Lydia O'Kane, Vatican News]
    ● 21-Feb-2019 -- Venezuela: "One dead, multiple injured after Venezuelan soldiers open fire on opposition supporters" [Anthony Faiola, WaPo]
    ● 21-Feb-2019 -- France-Israel: "Anti-Zionism equals Anti-Semitism? Macron fuels debate on how to define anti-Jewish hate" [RT]
    ● 21-Feb-2019 -- Dhaka, Bangladesh: Huge fire at apartment buildings (used as factories/chemical warehouses) killed 70+ people [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 21-Feb-2019 -- USA: "Fintechs help boost US personal loan surge to a record $138 billion" [Kate Rooney, CNBC]
    ● 21-Feb-2019 -- China-USA: "China Offers to Buy $30 Billion More U.S. Agricultural Imports a Year" [Shuping Niu, et al., Bloomberg News]
    ● 21-Feb-2019 -- Russia-USA: "Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if you want One" [Andrew Osborn, Reuters]
    ● 20-Feb-2019 -- Rabat, Morocco: Thousands of public school teachers protested against fixed-term contracts [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 20-Feb-2019 -- USA: "‘I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on earth’: A self-proclaimed white nationalist planned a mass terrorist attack, the government says" [Lynh Bui, WaPo]
    ● 20-Feb-2019 -- Russia-USA: "Putin warns: Russia will target US with new weapons if it deploys missiles to Europe" [Bradford Betz, Fox News; AP]
    ● 20-Feb-2019 -- France: "Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France" [BBC News]
    ● 20-Feb-2019 -- Nigeria: "Nigeria: Unidentified gunmen kill 16 people in Agatu (Benue state) Feb. 20" [GuardaWorld News Alerts]
    ● 19-Feb-2019 -- Nigeria: "Nigeria: At least 82 killed in clashes in Zamfara and Benue states Feb. 19-20 /update 1" [GardaWorld News Alerts, 19-20-Feb-2019]
    ● 19-Feb-2019 -- USA: "Farrakhan [Nation of Islam Leader] Tells Ilhan Omar to Not Apologize for AIPAC Comments, Blames 'Wicked Jews'" [Jenni Fink, Newsweek]
    ● 19-Feb-2019 -- El Arish, Egypt: "Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected fighters in Sinai" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 19-Feb-2019 -- Quatzenheim, France: ~80 Jewish graves were desecrated with swastikas, near Strasbourg; Interior Minister Christophe Castaner warned that anti-Semitism is "spreading like poison" [BBC News]
    ● 19-Feb-2019 -- Israel-Palestine: On "THE BARBARIANS➤Who #Palestinians Struggle With

An #Israeli settler to a #British Activist:
"U & UR F*cking #Jesus can kiss my *ss
We Killed #Jesus-We R Proud Of It
We R going to kill U & the #Palestinians-U son of a sh*t
B*st*rds-This is my land-GOD gave it to me & F*ck U""
[Saif Deen Bitar @BitarDeen]
    ● 18-Feb-2019 -- Idlib, Syria: "Twin bombings kill at least 15 people in Syria's Idlib city" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 18-Feb-2019 -- China-USA: "China accuses US of trying to block its tech development by stoking cybersecurity fears" [CNBC: AP]
    ● INFORMATION: 18-Feb-2019 -- World: Advice on lending and borrowing: "The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure … and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail ... " [Deuteronomy 28:12-13] [Edward E. Ayoub, "Nothing But a Tail," Opinion, MindHat, 2001]
    ● 18-Feb-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-Pakistan: "Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan"; Pakistan is seeking its 13th bailout [BBC News]
    ● 18-Feb-2019 -- London, UK: "UK lawmakers: Facebook 'intentionally and knowingly' violated data privacy laws"; The UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report: "Companies like Facebook should not be allowed to behave like 'digital gangsters' in the online world, considering themselves to be ahead of and beyond the law"; Facebook denied the allegations [Hadas Gold, et al., CNN Business]
    ● 18-Feb-2019 -- Swindon, UK: Honda is planning to close a factory; 3,500 jobs are at risk [Mark Kleinman, Sky News]
    ● 17-Feb-2019 -- Pinglan, India-administered Kashmir: Gun battle; 9+ people were killed [Rifat Fareed, Al Jazeera News, 18-Feb-2019]
    ● 17-Feb-2019 -- Israel: "Israel to withhold millions of dollars in Palestinian funds" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 16-Feb-2019 -- USA: Student-loan delinquencies soared to a record $166.4 billion in 2018Q4 [Alexandre, Tanzi, Bloomberg]
    ● 16-Feb-2019 -- Sinai, Egypt: Attack on an army checkpoint; 15 Egyptian troops and 7 suspected ISIL/ISIS fighters were killed; ISIL claimed responsibility [Al Jazeera: News Agencies, 17-Feb-2019]
    ● 16-Feb-2019 -- Sofia, Bulgaria: 2,000+ far-right activists marched to honor Hristo Lukov, a Bulgarian pro-Nazi general [Angel Krasimirov, et al., Reuters]
    ● 16-Feb-2019 -- Barcelona, Spain: ~200,000 pro-separatist demonstrators marched against the trial of Catalan separatist leaders [BBC News]
    ● 16-Feb-2019 -- France: "Yellow vest" protesters insulted Alain Finkielkraut, a philosopher, accusing him of being a Zionist: " Barre-toi, sale sionist de merde " [filthy shit Zionist], "grosse merde sionists ", " nous sommes le peuple " [we are the people], " la France elle est a nous " [France is ours] [Le Monde-AFP]
    ● 16-Feb-2019 -- France: "Yellow vests" (Act XIV): " ' Gilets jaunes ' : 41 500 manifestans en France, don’t 5 000 a Paris, selon l'interieur " (contested statistics) [Le Monde-AFP]
    ● INFORMATION: 16-Feb-2019 -- Holy See: Catechism of the Catholic Church: THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT: You shall not commit adultery [Ex 20:14; Deut 5:18]. You have heard that it was said, "You shall not commit adultery." But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart [Mt 5:27-28] [Holy See]
    ● 16-Feb-2019 -- Holy See: "On 11 January 2019, the Congresso of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the conclusion of a penal process, issued a decree finding Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., guilty of the following delicts while a cleric: solicitation in the Sacrament of Confession, and sins against the Sixth Commandment with minors and with adults, with the aggravating factor of the abuse of power... The Holy Father has recognized the definitive nature of this decision made in accord with law, rendering it a res iudicata (i.e., admitting of no further recourse)" [Holy See Press Office]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- Spinboldak, Afghanistan: Taliban fighters attacked and looted an Afghan border base; 32 security troops were killed [Taimoor Shah, et al., NYT, 16-Feb-2019]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- World: "Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change" [BBC News]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- USA: "Payless is closing all its 2,100 US stores" [Ahisa Garcia, et al., CNN Business]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- USA: "U.S. to slash payouts [by 50+%] from 9/11 victims fund [$7.375 billion]" [Jonathan Stempel, Reuters]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- Munich, Germany: "Munich brawl: Pence clashes with Merkel and Mogherini over Iran deal, Russian pipeline" [RT]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- UK-NATO-Germany-EU: Munich Security Conference: "UK's commitment to NATO and European security"; Gavin Williamson, on Germany and the UK partnership: "As the world becomes darker and more dangerous, allies must stand together… Europeans should not be spending two per cent of GDP on defence for America. We should be spending it for ourselves and our security" [GOV.UK]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- Aurora, IL: A fired worker killed 5 co-workers at a warehouse and wounded 5 police officers; the fired worker was also killed [Kristine Phillips, et al., WaPo, 16-Feb-2019]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- Spain-China: "Chinese in Spain stage protest over blocked bank accounts" [AP News]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- USA: "NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay" [ AFP]
    ● 15-Feb-2019 -- New York, NY: "Amazon cancels plans to build New York headquarters" [Seth Fiegerman, et al., CNN Business]
    ● 14-Feb-2019 -- South Africa: Protesters marched against "jobs bloodbath" -- corruption, poverty, unemployment [Malcolm Webb, Al Jazeera]
    ● 14-Feb-2019 -- Pulwama, India-administered Kashmir: Suicide attack; 42+ Indian forces were killed; Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) claimed responsibility [Rifat Fareed, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 14-Feb-2019 -- USA: "Introducing 'JPM Coin': JPMorgan will be the first major US bank to launch its own cryptocurrency" [Rebecca Ungarino, Business Insider]
    ● 13-Feb-2019 -- USA-Deep State: "The Israeli Lobby Is the Deep State" [Jason Charles, Wake the Church]
    ● 13-Feb-2019 -- Iran: Suicide attack; 27 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard were killed; Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) claimed responsibility [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 13-Feb-2019 -- USA-Iran: "U.S. Revives Secret Program to Sabotage Iranian Missiles and Rockets" [David E. Sanger, et al., NYT]
    ● 13-Feb-2019 -- Berlin, Germany: Anti-Semitic offenses rose to 1,646 in 2018 (up ~10%); 62 attacks (up 60+%) were violent; attacks were "motivated by hatred against Jews" [Ynet: AFP]
    ● 13-Feb-2019 -- Haiti: Anti-government protests continue; issues include: rising living costs and corruption; 5+ people were killed [Laura Burdon-Manley, Al Jazeera]
    ● 12-Feb-2019 -- USA: Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit: Total household debt=$13.54 trillion in 2018Q4; overall household debt is 21.4% above the post-financial-crisis trough during 2013Q2; outstanding student loan debt=$1.46 trillion; credit card balances= $870 billion; "Serious Delinquency" statistics (90+ days delinquent): mortgage debt=1.19%, student loan debt=9.08%, auto loan debt=2.36%, credit card debt=4.99%, all debt=2.36% [Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Center for Microeconomic Data] 
    ● 12-Feb-2019 -- USA: "History made: US national debt tops $22 trillion" [RT, 13-Feb-2019] | US household debt and credit report (Q4 2018): the private debt of Americans soared to a record $13.54 trillion at the end of 2018 [Federal Reserve Bank of New York]
    ● 12-Feb-2019 -- UN: Israeli and international companies operating in occupied Palestinian territories risk being added to a UN blacklist; threatened companies include: Bezeq, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Coca Cola, Yediot Ahronoth [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 12-Feb-2019 -- Warsaw, Poland: US-led Middle East summit: the following will not participate: Chief EU diplomat Federica Mogherini, Russia, Lebanon, Palestine and Iran |  For Palestinians, the conference is a US-Israeli "conspiracy aimed at eliminating the Palestinian cause" [Jan Smolenski, et al., Al Jazeera News]
    ● 12-Feb-2019 -- Russia: "Vladimir II Freed Russia From Jewish Oppression in 1113, Banned Usury Crippling the Nation, Founded a Christian Empire" [Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson, Russia Insider; Rusjournal]
    ● 12-Feb-2019 -- Turkey: "Food prices slashed as Turkey readies for local elections | President Erdogan told a campaign rally that rising food prices were a 'terrorist attack' by unidentified powers" [Andrew Wilks, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 12-Feb-2019 -- Russia-World: "Russia plans to disconnect the entire country from the internet to simulate an all-out cyberwar" [Alexandra Ma, Business Insider]
    ● 11-Feb-2019 -- USA-Deep State: "Pro-Israel Lobby Caught on Tape Boasting That Its Money Influences Washington" [Ryan Grim, The Intercept]
    ● 11-Feb-2019 -- Al-Baghuz, Syria: US-led coalition air raid: 16+ civilians, including 7 children, were killed [RT-SANA]
    ● 11-Feb-2019 -- Paris, France: "Anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on Paris bagel shop compared to similar acts in Nazi Germany" [Travis Fedschun, Fox News-AP]
    ● INFORMATION: 11-Feb-2019 -- World: "Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers" [FranciscoSánchez-Bayo, et al., ScienceDirect]
    ● 11-Feb-2019 -- World: "Massive insect decline could have 'catastrophic' environmental impact, study says" [Euan McKirdy, CNN Health]
    ● 10-Feb-2019 -- Madrid, Spain: Tens of thousands (~45,000 according to the Spanish government, and ~200,000 according to right-wing organisers) of Spaniards protested against the socialist government [Creede Newton, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 10-Feb-2019 -- Russia-Venezuela: "Russia’s Gazprombank rejects Reuters report, denies opening new accounts for Venezuelan oil giant " [RT]
    ● 9-Feb-2019 -- Venezuela-Russia: "Exclusive: Venezuela shifts oil ventures' accounts to Russian bank - document, sources [Corina Pons, et al., Reuters]
    ● 9-Feb-2019 -- France: "Yellow vest" protests [Act XIII]: ~51,400 people protested against President Macron; the protests spread to Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, and Bordeaux; police brutality was reported; a protester's hand was ripped off by a police grenade [RT]
    ● 9-Feb-2019 -- DR Congo: "Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500: health ministry" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 8-Feb-2019 -- Sangin, Afghanistan: Air raids killed 21 civilians [Al Jazeera: News Agencies, 10-Feb-2019]
    ● 8-Feb-2019 -- World: "The World’s Most Valuable Bank Brands" [Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist] [London, UK: "Brand Finance Banking 500 2019", 4-Feb-2019,]
    ● 8-Feb-2019 -- USA: "Bezos Selfie Controversy Triggers Alarm For Billionaires Worldwide" [Devon Pendleton, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 8-Feb-2019 -- World: "Deadly Takata airbag recall adds 1.7M more vehicles | Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler Vans, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari models are among those impacted"; airbag inflators have been blamed for 23+ deaths [Chris Paukert, CNET; AP]
    ● 8-Feb-2019 -- Gaza, Palestine: 46th "March of Return" demonstration: Thousands of Palestinians protested against Israeli occupation; 2 Palestinian teens were killed on 8-Feb-2019 by Israeli forces; since 30-Mar-2018, 248+ Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces and 23,000 Palestinians were injured [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 7-Feb-2019 -- Haiti: Thousands of Haitians protest corruption, rising living costs"; 2+ people died [France 24: AFP, 8-Feb-2019]
    ● 7-Feb-2019 -- USA: BB&T Corp. to buy SunTrust Banks Inc. for ~$28 billion in stock; the deal presages a "long-awaited wave of consolidation in the sector" [Aparajita Saxena, Reuters]
    ● 7-Feb-2019 -- USA: "Jill Abramson: Ex-New York Times editor accused of plagiarism" [BBC News]
    ● 7-Feb-2019 -- Stockholm, Sweden: "Bomb threat forces Norwegian passenger plane to make emergency landing in Sweden"; the plane carried 169 passengers [RT]
    ● 7-Feb-2019 -- Germany: "Bundeskartellamt prohibits Facebook from combining user data from different sources" [Bundeskartellamt]
    ● 6-Feb-2019 -- USA-Israel: "US to buy Israeli Iron Dome missile defence system"; the system has a claimed success rate of up to 90% [BBC News]
    ● 6-Feb-2019 -- Russia-Iran: "Russia & Iran ditching dollar for trade in favor of national currencies – Moscow’s envoy to Tehran" [RT]
    ● 6-Feb-2019 -- USA: "U.S. Banks Win $21 Billion Trump Tax Windfall Then Cut Staff, Loaned Less" [Ben Foldy, Bloomberg]
    ● 5-Feb-2019 -- Russia: "Are Russians Genetically Evil? The New York Times Thinks So"; "The Jewish New York Times has published an op-ed by German security consultant Franz J. Sedelmayer which makes the uncomfortable claim that Russians are genetically predisposed to evil" [Andrew Anglin, Daily Stormer]
    ● 5-Feb-2019 -- France: "« Près de 300 000 » manifestants dans deux cents villes, selon la CGT, pour le premier « mardi de l’urgence sociale »"; ~300,000 protesters in 200 cities demanded an increase in salaries and fiscal justice [Le Monde-AFP]
    ● 5-Feb-2019 -- Russia: Bomb threats targeting 150+ buildings; ~40,000 people were evacuated [RT; RIA-Novosti]
    ● 5-Feb-2019 -- Kunduz City, Afghanistan: Taliban fighters attacked an army post; according to AP reports, 26+ people, including 23 soldiers and 3 police officers, were killed [Bill Chappell, NPR; AP]
    ● 5-Feb-2019 -- Paris, France: "Paris fire: Ten dead and many injured at apartment block"; arson suspected [BBC News]
    ● 5-Feb-2019 -- Venezuela: "Maduro: Oil, gold & other riches behind Trump’s Venezuela crusade"; "Venezuela has the world’s biggest proven crude oil reserves" [RT]
    ● 4-Feb-2019 -- Puerto Rico: "Judge approves major debt restructuring plan for Puerto Rico" [CBS News: AP]
    ● 4-Feb-2019 -- Mogadishu, Somalia: Car bomb attack; 9 people killed; al-Shabab claimed responsibility [News24: AFP]
    ● 3-Feb-2019 -- Vatican-UAE: Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to the United Arab Emirates, 3-5-Feb-2019 [Devin Watkins, Vatican News]
    ● 2-Feb-2019 -- Nik Shahr, Iran: Basij paramilitary base was attacked; 1 member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards was killed; 5 were injured [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 2-Feb-2019 -- Iran: Iran celebrated  the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution; and unveiled the Hoveizeh cruise missile with a range of 1,350+ km [Al Jazeera]
    ● 2-Feb-2019 -- Venezuela: "There are massive pro-government protests taking place all across Venezuela. The overwhelming majority of the Venezuelan population stand  united against US intervention and aggression. You won't be seeing or hearing about this on the BBC or Guardian anytime soon #Venezuela" [CWU Harrow & District,]
    ● 2-Feb-2019 -- Spain: "Thousands of Spaniards protest for better pensions in Madrid" [ABC News: AP]
    ● 2-Feb-2019 -- Kassala, Sudan: Thousands of people continued to protest against "autocratic" President Omar al-Bashir: cumulative death toll=53 [ABC News: Nour Youssef, AP]
    ● 2-Feb-2019 -- France: Thousands of "yellow vest" [Act XII] protesters continue to demonstrate against President Emmanuel Macron and high cost of living; cumulative death toll=10+ [BBC News]
    ● 2-Feb-2019 -- Venezuela-Russia: "Plan to pull nearly $1B in gold out of Venezuela reportedly halted" [Louis Casiano, Fox News]
    ● 2-Feb-2019 -- Russia-USA: "Russia Pulls Out of Nuclear Treaty in ‘Symmetrical’ Response to U.S. Move" [Andrew E. Kramer, NYT]
    ● 1-Feb-2019 -- USA-Russia: "The U.S. and Russia Are Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear Disaster" [Sam Nun and Ernest J. Moniz, Politico]
    ● 1-Feb-2019 -- "Ford Stole Tech for Best-Selling Trucks From MIT, Professors Say"; Ford's chief intellectual officer then asked the MIT professors "whether they were 'greedy inventors'" [Christopher Yasiejko, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 1-Feb-2019 -- Gandarshe, Somalia: US air raid; 13+ al-Shabab fighters were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies, 2-Feb-2019]
    ● 1-Feb-2019 -- USA: "America is falling out of love with billionaires, and it’s about time" [Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times]
    ● 1-Feb-2019 -- USA-China: "US intelligence warns China is using student spies to steal secrets" [Zachary Cohen, et al., CNN Politics]
    ● 1-Feb-2019 -- USA-Russia: The US to suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia [Nicole Gaouette, et al., CNN Politics]
    ● 31-Jan-2019 -- Saudi Arabia: "Saudi Arabia: Corruption crackdown 'ends with $106bn recovered'" [Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 31-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Subprime disaster": "GE pays $1.5 billion to finally resolve subprime loan allegations" [Matt Egan, CNN Business]
    ● 30-Jan-2019 -- Tel Aviv, Israel: "'Murder an Ethiopian ["a mentally ill Israeli of Ethiopian descent"], Get a Promotion:' Protest Against Police Brutality Brings Tel Aviv to Standstill"; thousands protested against racism and police brutality [Bar Peleg, Haaretz]
    ● 30-Jan-2019 -- Venezuela-Russia: "$840M in gold bars (~20 tons of gold) prepared for loading onto Russian jet at Venezuelan airport: report" [Edmund DeMarche, et al., Fox News-AP]
    ● 30-Jan-2019 -- USA: Deadly cold polar vortex; 17+ people were killed [Steve Kiggins, et al., USA Today]
    ● 29-Jan-2019 -- Germany-UK: "Thousands of British Jews apply for German nationality as Brexit looms"; Anita Lasker-Wallfisch: "Jewish people never feel secure. I had German nationality — it did not buy me security" [NBC News: AP]
    ● 29-Jan-2019 -- France-Britain-Germany-Iran: "France, Britain and Germany, defying U.S. threats, are establishing a payments company intended to secure some trade with Iran and blunt sanctions" [Laurence Norman, et al., WSJ,]
    ● 29-Jan-2019 -- Al-Maha, Yemen: Bomb attack; 6+ people were killed [MEMO-Anadolu Agency]
    ● 29-Jan-2019 -- Balochistan, Pakistan: Attack on a police compound; 10+ people, including 9 police officers, were killed [Amir Latif, Anadolu Agency]
    ● 29-Jan-2019 -- Venezuela: "40 people killed, some 850 detained in Venezuela amid ongoing anti-government protests, the UN says" [Lucia I. Suarez, Fox News]
    ● INFORMATION: 29-Jan-2019 -- World-Venezuela: Supporters of the Maduro government include: China, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Belarus and South Africa; supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido include: US, Israel, Canada, Australia and a number of South American countries [RT]
    ● 29-Jan-2019 -- Venezuela-USA: The US imposed sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) -- "to steal" it; President Nicolas Maduro to Donald Trump: “Donald Trump, do not get involved with Venezuela! Hands off Venezuela! Donald Trump, hands off Venezuela!” [RT]
    ● 28-Jan-2019 -- USA-Canada-China-Iran: "US unveils its criminal case against Huawei, alleging China giant stole trade secrets and violated Iran sanctions" [Julia Horowitz, et al., CNN Business, 29-Jan-2019]
    ● 28-Jan-2019 -- Malaysia-China: "Malaysia to Terminate $20 Billion China-Backed Rail Project" [Natnicha Chuwiruch, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 28-Jan-2019 -- World: "The Cost of Dirty Money"; according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the cost of shady transactions is ~$2 trillion per year (fined institutions include: Citigroup $237m; JPMorgan Chase $2.05b; Wachovia $160m; Standard Chartered $967m; HSBC $1.9b; ING $900m; Deutsche Bank $670m; Commerzbank $1.45b; Commonwealth Bank of Australia A$700m) [Alan Katz, Bloomberg]
    ● 28-Jan-2019 -- Washington, DC: "U.S. Treasury Set to Borrow $1 Trillion for a Second Year to Finance the Deficit" [Liz Mccormick, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 28-Jan-2019 -- Washington, DC: "Thanks to Trump, China's economy is rapidly decelerating ..."; "President Trump is exposing China’s economic vulnerability, showing that the communist nation cannot maintain its rapid growth without it patently unfair mercantilist trade policies" [Andy Puzder, Opinion, Fox News]
    ● 28-Jan-2019 -- Honduras: Thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with riot police [BBC News]
    ● 28-Jan-2019 -- Paris, France: "Red scarves" demonstration: ~10,000 people protestagainst violence and vandalism [NBC News: AP-Reuters]
    ● 27-Jan-2019 -- Australia: Australia Day: "'We were colonised': Clashes with police as thousands protest Australia Day" [Newshub]
    ● 27-Jan-2019 -- Brussels, Belgium: "70,000 March to Demand Belgium, EU Increase Efforts to Fight Climate Change" [Time: Raf Casert, AP]
    ● 27-Jan-2019 -- Occupied West Bank, Palestine: A Palestinian was shot in the back and killed in a confrontation with Israeli soldiers and illegal settlers; Israel is accused of theft of Palestinian land [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 27-Jan-2019 -- Poland: "Polish Nationalists March on Auschwitz to Protest 'Non-inclusive' International Holocaust Day" [Haaretz: AP]
    ● 27-Jan-2019 -- Qatar-Gaza, Palestine: Financial aid donated by Qatar is distributed to 94,000 Palestinian families [Charles Stratford, Al Jazeera]
    ● 27-Jan-2019 -- Jolo, Philippines: 2-bomb attack at a Roman Catholic cathedral; 20+ people were killed [Jim Gomez, Fox News: AP]
    ● 26-Jan-2019 -- France: "EN DIRECT - "Gilets jaunes" [Acte XI] : 69.000 manifestants en France, 4.000 à Paris"; "Une 'nuit jaune' a Paris" [Europe 1]
    ● 26-Jan-2019 -- Shiladze, Iraq: Protesters attack a Turkish military base; 1+ person died [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 26-Jan-2019 -- "Bank of England refused to return $1.2bn in gold to Venezuela – reports" [RT]
    ● 25-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Quantum Terrorism: Collective Vulnerability of Global Quantum Systems" | "Our findings reveal a new form of vulnerability that will enable hostile groups of N ≥ 3 quantum-enabled adversaries to inflict maximal disruption on the global quantum state in such systems. These attacks will be practically impossible to detect ... and they can be over within a second" [N.F. Johnson, et al., arXiv:1901.08873 [quant-ph], submitted 25-Jan-2019]
    ● 25-Jan-2019 -- Brumadinho, Brazil: A dam burst; 34+ people were killed; hundreds are missing [Dakin And one, et al., CNN World, 26-Jan-2019]
    ● INFORMATION: 24-Jan-2019 -- World: Advice on lending and borrowing: "The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure … and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail ... " [Deuteronomy 28:12-13] [Edward E. Ayoub, "Nothing But a Tail," Opinion, MindHat, 2001]
    ● 24-Jan-2019 -- Austria: "Rothschilds Sell Last Piece of Austrian Empire After 200 Years"; Mayer Amschel Rothschild's "business with cash-strapped governments" included "railway construction, revolutions and wars' [Matthias Wabl, Bloomberg]
    ● 24-Jan-2019 -- Washington, DC: Congressional Budget Office: CBO’s Projections of the Costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces Over the 2019–2028 Period: $494 billion [CBO]
    ● 24-Jan-2019 -- Davos, Switzerland: "Inequality, injustice and the elite's annual 'show' in Davos. The attendees of the WEF undoubtedly know inequality is a problem, but they're not interested in finding solutions." [Larry Beinhart, Opinion, Al Jazeera]
    ● 24-Jan-2019 -- Davos, Switzerland: Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF: "It would be very nice if the economies at large didn't have to rely on the central banks yet again in order to resist the next shock." [Matt Clinch, CNBC]
    ● 24-Jan-2019 -- Davos, Switzerland: "Davos Elites Fear They're on a Toboggan Ride to Hell. The global winners here in Switzerland aren't so sure they're up to the task of running the world anymore" [John F. Harris, Politico]
    ● 24-Jan-2019 -- Davos, Switzerland: George Soros on China's "Belt and Road" investment scheme, at Davos 2019: "Its ambitious infrastructure projects were mainly financed by loans, not by grants, and foreign officials were often bribed to accept them" [Joe Miller, BBC News]
    ● 24-Jan-2019 -- The Doomsday Clock: "A new abnormal: It is still 2 minutes to midnight"; major threats include "nuclear weapons and climate change" [Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists]
    ● 24-Jan-2019 -- China: China's household debt as percent of GDP increased from ~40% in 2014 to ~60% in early 2019 [Linette Lopez, Business Insider]
    ● 23-Jan-2019 -- Al-Watah, Saudi Arabia: According to experts at the Middlebury Institute, Saudi Arabia has a ballistic missile factory [Al-Jazeera, 24-Jan-2019]
    ● 23-Jan-2019 -- Sebring, FL: Gunman killed 5+ people at a SunTrust Bank branch [Eric Levenson, et al., CNN US]
    ● 23-Jan-2019 -- Russia-EU-USA: Russian sarcasm: "Unelected Brussels bureaucrats support 'democracy' in Venezuela 'on behalf of EU'" [RT]
    ● 23-Jan-2019 -- Venezuela: Tens of thousands rallied against President Nicolas Maduro; key problems include hyperinflation and shortages of food; 4 people were killed; the US supports the anti-Maduro organizers (Juan Guaido, National Assembly) [BBC News] | US President Donald Trump recognized Juan Guaido as interim president [RT]
    ● INFORMATION: 22-Jan-2019 -- Toronto, ON: Dr. Edward E. Ayoub's dissent against the doctrine/orthodoxy of GLOBAL DEBT-based Capitalism": "World War III Against the Money Trust?" (1998) and "Bank-Induced Risks" (1998),]
    ● 22-Jan-2019 -- Davos, Switzerland: Davos 2019: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, 22-25-Jan-2019: "Key areas of focus" include: Mastering the 4th Indusdtrial Revolution; Solving the Problems of the Global Commons; and Addressing Global Security Issues [WEF]
    ● 22-Jan-2019 -- Murmansk, Russia: Tu-22M3 bomber crashed; 3 pilots died, 1 survived [TASS]
    ● 22-Jan-2019 -- France-Germany: "France and Germany Sign Deal that 'Contributes' to 'European Army' to Defend Against China, Russia and US" [Tom O'Connor, Newsweek]
    ● 22-Jan-2019 -- Denmark: Danske Bank "under criminal investigation"; much of ~$230 billion "probably needs to be treated as illicit in origin" [Frances Schwartzkopff, Bloomberg] 
    ● 22-Jan-2019 -- USA: Dow Jones Indusrial Average tumbled: -301.87 points (-1.22%) to 24,404.48 [Yahoo! Finance]
    ● 22-Jan-2019 -- Egypt: Sinai military operation: 7+ Egyptian troops and 59+ suspected insurgents were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 22-Jan-2019 -- Zimbabwe: Living costs soared in one week; Zimbabweans protested; according to the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO forum, 12+ people were killed [BBC News]
    ● 21-Jan-2019 -- France: Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL): "... the CNIL’s restricted committee imposed a financial penalty of 50 Million euros [~$56.9 million] against the company GOOGLE LLC, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization" [CNIL]
    ● 21-Jan-2019 -- Damascus, Syria: Israeli forces attacked Iranian targets in Syria; 4 Syrian soldiers were killed; Syrian air defenses destroyed 30+ "Israeli cruise missiles and guided bombs" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 21-Jan-2019 -- Maidan Shahr, Afghanistan: Taliban fighters attacked a military training facility; 100+ people were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 21-Jan-2019 -- Oxfam report: "Public Good or Private Wealth?": "Billionaire fortunes increased by 12 percent last year – or $2.5 billion a day - while the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity saw their wealth decline by 11 percent" [Oxfam International]
    ● 20-Jan-2019 -- Aguelhok, Mali: Attack on a UN camp (UN's MINUSMA); 10 UN peacekeepers were killed [Dakin Andone, et al., CNN World, 21-Jan-2019]
    ● 20-Jan-2019 -- Athens, Greece: Thousands of protesters (60,000 according to police; 100,000 according to organizers) demonstrated against Macedonia name change agreement; nationalists believe Macedonia belongs in Greece [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 20-Jan-2019 -- Logar, Afghanistan: A Taliban car bombing targeted a convoy; 8+ Afghan security forces were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 20-Jan-2019 -- Beirut, Lebanon: The Arab Economic and Social Development Summit; issues include: Arab free trade zone, Syrian refugees, and political/economic instability [Arwa Ibrahim, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 19-Jan-2019 -- Jilib, Somalia: US air strikes killed 52 al-Shabab fighters [Time: Cara Anna, AP]
    ● 19-Jan-2019 -- World: Women World March: Tens of thousands protested against violence and austerity [Nosheen Iqbal, The Guardian: The Observer]
    ● 19-Jan-2019 -- Mediterranean: "'About 170 migrants dead' in Mediterranean shipwrecks" (2,200+ people died trying to cross the Mediterranean) [BBC News]
    ● 19-Jan-2019 -- Kolkata, India: "Half a million attend opposition rally to remove India's Modi"; causes of discontent include "unemployment and economic inequality" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 19-Jan-2019 -- Paris, France: 10th weekend of "Yellow Vest" protests against President Macron's government [CNBC: Reuters]
    ● 18-Jan-2019 -- USA: "The biggest US banks made more than $120 billion last year"; the biggest banks include: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley [Julia Horowitz, CNN Business]
    ● 18-Jan-2019 -- USA: Dow Jones Indusrial Average soared: 336.25 points (1.38%) to 24,706.35 [Yahoo! Finance]
    ● 18-Jan-2019 -- Russia: "Russia conducted another successful test of an anti-satellite missile (PL-19 Nudol), according to a classified US intelligence report" [Amanda Macias, CNBC]
    ● 18-Jan-2019 -- Mexico: Gasoline pipeline explosion: 79+ people were killed; fuel theft reported [Nicole Chavez, et al., CNN World, 19-Jan-2019]
    ● INFORMATION: 18-Jan-2019 -- World: "Yellow Vests ‘the consequence of the corporate world taking over’ – Kusturica to RT" [RT]
    ● 18-Jan-2019 -- Sri Lanka-China: "Exclusive: Sri Lanka to receive $1 billion Bank of China loan this quarter" [Al Jazeera: Shihar Aneez, et al., Reuters]
    ● 18-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Mother of All Breaches Exposes 773 Million Emails, 21 Million Passwords" ["Collection #I" breach first reported by Troy Hunt] [Victoria Song, Gizmodo]
    ● 18-Jan-2019 -- USA: Tesla to cut 3,000 jobs (~7% of its workforce) [Fox News: AP]
    ● 17-Jan-2019 -- Tunisia: IMF pressured the government to freeze public sector wages; Tunisia General Labor Union responded with a nationwide protest demanding the government increase the wages of 670,000 public servants [Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 17-Jan-2019 -- Bogota, Colombia: Car bomb at the General Santander Police School killed 21+ people [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 17-Jan-2019 -- Brussels, Belgium: 10,000+ students protested for better protection of climate [ABC News: AP]
    ● 17-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Wall Street Journal: Michael Cohen paid thousands to rig polls in Trump's favor" [Devan Cole, et al., CNN Politics]
    ● 16-Jan-2019 -- USA: Forbes: "America's Best Banks 2019"; Top ranked banks include: 1 Home BancShares; 2 First Merchants; 3 Community Bank System [Forbes]
    ● 16-Jan-2019 -- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ethnic violence: According to the UN Human Rights Office, 890+ people were killed over 3 days (16-18 Dec-2018) [BBC News]
    ● 16-Jan-2019 -- New York, NY: "Mexico's former president Enrique Pena Nieto 'took $100m bribe from El Chapo'"; Enrique Pena Nieto denied the allegation [Harriet Alexander, The Telegraph]
    ● 16-Jan-2019 -- Manbij, Syria: Suicide bomber killed 4 Americans; ISIS claimed responsibility; the US has ~2,000 troops in Syria [Zachary Cohen, et al., CNN Politics]
    ● 15-Jan-2019 -- World: "Global Debt of $244 Trillion Nears Record Despite Faster Growth" [Chibuike Oguh, etal., Bloomberg,]
    ● 15-Jan-2019 -- Occupied East Jerusalem, Palestine: "Israel evicting Palestinian family to replace them with settlers" [Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera]
    ● 15-Jan-2019 -- Geneva, Switzerland: CERN: "Physicists Lay Out Plans for a New Supercollider" [Davide Castelvecchi,,  Scientific American]
    ● 15-Jan-2019 -- Nairobi, Kenya: Militants attacked a luxury hotel complex; 21+ people were killed; the al-Shabab group claimed responsibility; the group's targets include "Western and Zionist interests worldwide" [Faral Sevenzo, et al., CNN World]
    ● 15-Jan-2019 -- London, UK: "Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history" [BBC News]
    ● 14-Jan-2019 -- Los Angeles, USA: 34,000 teachers protested "for better pay, smaller classes, fewer standardized tests …" [Lindsay Schnell, et al., USA Today]
    ● 14-Jan-2019 -- Zimbabwe: Zimbabweans protested after a fuel price increase of 150% (from $1.34/litre to $3.31/litre); looting was reported; 4 people were reportedly shot [Tendai Marima, Al Jazeera]
    ● 14-Jan-2019 -- Fath, Iran: A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed; 15 people were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 14-Jan-2019 -- Kabul, Afghanistan: Explosion outside "a high-security compound": 4+ people were killed; ~90 people were injured [Al Jazeera]
    ● 13-Jan-2019 -- China-USA: Bank of China to enable payment in yuan on U.S. e-commerce platforms: Xinhua" [Reuters]
    ● 13-Jan-2019 -- James Watson, who co-discovered DNA with Francis Crick, was stripped of honors by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL); Watson had suggested that "stupidity was a genetic disease that should be treated" [Rob Picheta, CNN Health]
    ● 12-Jan-2019 -- Herat Afghanistan: Insurgents attacked a police station; 5 people were killed [Ehsan Popalzai, et al., CNN World]
    ● 12-Jan-2019 -- Israel-Syria: Israel fired missiles at Damascus airport; Syrian air defense intercepted most of the missiles; one missile hit a warehouse [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 12-Jan-2019 -- Paris, France: Thousands joined "yellow vest" anti-government protests; authorities deployed 80,000 security forces [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 12-Jan-2019 -- USA: SpaceX to cut 10% of its workforce; SpaceX employs ~6,000 people [Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times]
    ● 11-Jan-2019 -- Gaza, Palestine: "March of Return" demonstration: Thousands of Palestinians (~13,000, according to an Israeli source) protested against Israel's theft and expropriation of Palestinian land and bockades; Israeli forces killed a Palestinian woman and injured 25; cumulative death toll since March 2018=241+ Palestinians and 2 Israeli soldiers [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 11-Jan-2019 -- Haifa, Israel: Hundreds of Christians protested against the Haifa Museum of Art for exhibiting "McJesus" -- "a crucified Ronald McDonald" [Noa Shpigel, Haaretz]
    ● 11-Jan-2019 -- Al-Hol camp, Syria: "Six children die after fleeing Deir Az Zor amid heavy clashes: UN" [Barbara Bibbo, Al Jazeera]
    ● 11-Jan-2019 -- KZN Midlands, South Africa: Violent protests; trucks were  torched [Jeff Wicks, TimesLIVE]
    ● 11-Jan-2019 -- Canada: "Canada Plans to Welcome More Than 1 Million New Immigrants Over Next Three Years, As U.S. Cracks Down" [Chantal Da Silva, Newsweek]
    ● 11-Jan-2019 -- Germany: "New far-right German party [Aufbruch der deutschen Patrioten (Awakening of German Patriots)] adopts former secret Nazi symbol [the cornflower]" [Josie Le Blond, The Guardian]
    ● 11-Jan-2019 -- Refugees hosted by country: Turkey, 3,480,000; Pakistan, 1,390,000; Uganda, 1,350,000; Lebanon, 998,000; Iran, 979,000; Germany, 970,000 … Canada, 104,000 [The Spectator Index @spectatorindex: UNHCR]
    ● 10-Jan-2019 -- UK: Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs [Abid Ali, Sky News]
    ● 10-Jan-2019 -- Yemen: Houthi drone attack at an army parade; 5+ Yemeni soldiers were killed; several senior officers were wounded [Mohammed al-Kibsi, Al Jazeera]
    ● 10-Jan-2019 -- Miguel Aleman, , Mexico: 21 bodies were found; clash between drug gangs [CBS News-AP]
    ● 10-Jan-2019 -- Greece: Protesters demonstrate against German chancellor Merkel visit to Greece; Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister: "Mrs Merkel is in Greece to inspect the desert she made and to call it... Recovery" [RT]
    ● 10-Jan-2019 -- USA: Quantitative Easing: "The $4.5 trillion force that's helping to fuel market swings" [Matt Egan, CNN Business]
    ● 10-Jan-2019 -- Afghanistan: The Taliban attacked several security checkpoints in 4 provinces; 32 people were killed [Abdul Qadir Sediqi, et al., Reuters]
    ● INFORMATION: 9-Jan-2019 -- Israel-USA: "The Zionist fallacy of 'Jewish supremacy'" [Yoav Litvin, Opinion, Al Jazeera] [Yoav Litvin is an Israeli-American doctor of psychology/neuroscience]
    ● INFORMATION: 9-Jan-2019 -- See "A Clausewitzian Plan of War Against the Money Trust" in "World War III Against the Money Trust?" [Edward E. Ayoub, Macroknow, 1998]
    ● 9-Jan-2019 -- France: Yellow vests protests: "Yellow vest protesters call for huge run on French banks" [ABC News: AP]
    ● 9-Jan-2019 -- Athens, Greece: The left militant Group of Popular Fighters claimed responsibility for a bombing on 17-Dec-2018; the group targeted media offices to protest a "Capitalist" agenda [Niki Kitsantonis, NYT] 
    ● 8-Jan-2019 -- USA-EU: "Trump administration downgrades EU's status in US, without informing Brussels" [Julian Borger, The Guardian]
    ● 8-Jan-2019 -- Hong Kong: An oil tanker exploded; 1 crew member was killed; 3 others are missing [NBC News: Reuters]
    ● 7-Jan-2019 -- Gaza Strip: Israeli air strikes against Hamas [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 7-Jan-2019 -- Gabon: Attempted military coup was foiled; 2 people were killed [Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News-AP]
    ● 7-Jan-2019 -- UK: Brexit: Financial companies have transferred assets worth ~$1 trillion to the European Union [Ivana Kottasova, CNN Business]
    ● 6-Jan-2019 -- Ceara, Brazil: Violent attacks by organized crime groups; vehicles were torched; security forces killed 2 people [ABC News: AP]
    ● 6-Jan-2019 -- "Al Qaeda operative [Jamal al-Badawi] tied to USS Cole bombing killed in US airstrike, Trump says" [Katherine Lam, et al., Fox News]
    ● 5-Jan-2019 -- Ukraine-Russia: Big schism in Christianity: Ukrainian Orthodox Christians split from the Russian Orthodox Church [Rob Matheson, Al Jazeera] 
    ● 5-Jan-2019 -- China: China passed a law to "Sinicize" Islam -- making Islam "compatible with socialism" [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 5-Jan-2019 -- France: "Yellow vest" protests: ~50,000 people protested against President Macro; the protests spread from Paris to Rouen, Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Lyon; the protests turned violent [Al Jazeera: AFP News Agency, 6-Jan-2019]
    ● 4-Jan-2019 -- Canada-Israel: CBC: The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Canada, a charity, used donations to fund an illegal settler outpost and infrastructure projects on Israeli military bases [Al Jazeera-News Agencies] | "CBC: JNF Canada has Supported Israeli Army, Settlements" [Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada,
    ● 4-Jan-2019 -- Buthidaung, Myanmar: Buddhist Rakhine (Arakan Army) fighters attacked police posts; 13 policemen were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 4-Jan-2019 -- Former Credit Suisse bankers charged in $2 billion loan fraud [Charles Riley, CNN Business]
    ● 4-Jan-2019 -- Germany: "Hackers Dump Data on Merkel, Politicians in Giant German Leak" [Stefan Nicola, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 4-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Hacker group releases '9/11 Papers', says future leaks will 'burn down' US deep state" [RT]
    ● 3-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Apple stock plummets 8% on news of grim Q1 2019 outlook" [Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica]
    ● 3-Jan-2019 -- China: "China's Chang'e-4 probe soft-lands on moon's far side" [ZD (ed.), Xinhua]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Hacker group [The Dark Overlord] threatens to leak 9/11 ‘truth’ unless paid in bitcoin" [RT]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- Niger: Niger government: Starting 28-Dec-2018, Niger troops and air strikes killed 287+ Boko Haram fighters [Boureima Balima, et al., Reuters, 3-Jan-2019]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- Koologon, Mali: Ethnic violence: Armed men killed 37 Fulani civilians, including children [Tiemoko, et al., Reuters]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- Antananarivo, Madagascar: Thousands protested 'election fraud' [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- Burkina Faso: Ethnic violence: 13+ civilians were killed over 2 days [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Dow futures tumble after Apple warns about China sales" [David Goldman, et al., CNN Business]
    ● 1-Jan-2019 -- Bottrop, Germany: A German man rammed his car into a crowd with the intention of killing foreigners [Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 1-Jan-2019 -- India: Millions of women protest in support of gender equality, including equal access to Hindu pilgrimage sites [CBS-AP, 2-Jan-2019]
    ● 1-Jan-2019 -- US-Israel: US and Israel quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 1-Jan-2019 -- Hong Kong: Thousands (~5,500 according to organizers; ~3,200 according to police) protested against China 'repression' [CNBC: Reuters]