October 15, 2018

Saudis preparing to admit Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation, sources say

Ankara, Turkey (CNN)The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources.

One source says the report will likely conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible. Read more. + video

CNN

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1 jaar Raqqa: VS-coalitie blijft verantwoordelijkheid voor burgerslachtoffers ontkennen

De VS-coalitie blijft ontkennen dat het verantwoordelijk is voor een groot aantal burgerdoden in Raqqa en de grootschalige vernieling van de stad, laat staan dat het een onderzoek heeft ingesteld.

Dit is een kaakslag voor de slachtoffers die hun leven en stad trachten herop te bouwen. Dit zegt Amnesty International een jaar nadat het offensief tegen de gewapende groep Islamitische Staat (IS) ten einde kwam. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

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Israel approves 31 settler units in West Bank city of al-Khalil



Israeli cabinet members approve the construction of 31 settler units in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil, also known as Hebron.

The construction permits were agreed in October last year and now the regime has issued the final go-ahead for the controversial move. The planned constructions would be the first such decision since 2002 in al-Khalil. The move is expected to escalate tensions in the city where anti-Israeli sentiments are ultra-high.

The Israeli regime has intensified its settlement constructions over the past two years with the new U-S administration taking the helm of the White House. Washington’s support has emboldened Tel Aviv to push ahead with the constructions which are deemed illegal by international law.

PressTV

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Macri Is Destroying Argentina: Indigenous Leader Milagro Sala



"The big powers come to govern the country (...) they want to take away our Argentine flag and they want to impose on us a colonization flag," Milagro Sala told teleSUR in an exclusive interview.

teleSUR

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Call of the day: Don’t rule out $400 oil if the U.S. sanctions Saudi Arabia

Critical information for the U.S. trading day

So now Ford Motor F, +1.37%  Chairman Bill Ford and JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, +0.17%  boss Jaime Dimon have both opted to drop out of that Saudi conference following the country’s suspected role in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Read more.

MarketWatch

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- Iside Story: How will Saudi deal with stock market plunge? (video) - Al Jazeera

JP Morgan, Ford boycott Riyadh investment conference (video) - PressTV

Turkish police enters Saudi consulate in Istanbul (video) - PressTV
Saudis preparing to admit Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation, sources say (video) - CNN

US-China trade war: Beijing ‘wins 1st round’



Beijing has never sold so much stuff to the United States, while buying so relatively little in return... Is Trump's strategy failing? Read more.

RT

October 14, 2018

'This is so incredibly wrong': RT America correspondent silenced by Facebook purge



RT America’s Rachel Blevins has had her public account axed by Facebook amid the social media giant’s recent crackdown on alternative news sources. 

Blevins says she only posted her journalistic work and is baffled by the move. Read more.

RT

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“Smart” Tech and The End of Privacy



James Corbett joins Dr. Joanne Conaway on The Power Hour to discuss how technology is spying on you in the digital age. Read more.

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Cynthia McKinney: Deconstructing The Deep State



OffPlanet Radio Randy Maugans & Emily Moyer with guest, Cynthia McKinney

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October 12, 2018

Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist’s Disappearance?



President Trump says the US is pressing Saudi Arabia for answers on the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

But new questions are being raised about the US role after a Washington Post report that U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture and “lay hands on” Khashoggi.

We speak to Ali Al-Ahmed, founder and director of The Institute for Gulf Affairs.

TRNN

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Turkey agrees to Saudi request to jointly investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance - Washington Post
Scepticism over Turkish probe of Khashoggi disappearance (video) - Al Jazeera

What makes Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged murder so depraved - Washington Post
Jamal Khashoggi’s fate casts a harsh light on Trump’s friendship with Saudi Arabia - Washington Post

The Plan To Empty MBS' Pockets & Partition Saudia - Morris (video) - 108Morris108
Will the Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Bring Down the US-Saudi Alliance? (video) - TRNN

'Turken hebben audiobewijs van moord Saudische journalist Khashoggi' - NOS
Amerikaanse senatoren willen sancties tegen bondgenoot Saoedi-Arabië, maar Trump aarzelt - Volkskrant

Deel westerse bedrijven neemt afstand van Saudi-Arabië om zaak-Khashoggi - NOS

October 11, 2018

Nikki Haley, strong Israel ally, resigns as U.S. envoy to UN



No one may be more upset at U.S. ambassador's resignation than Israel, as these feisty quotes backing the Jewish state show

While U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations invariably offered their backing to Israel at the UN, Nikki Haley seemingly made the Israeli cause a personal obsession. Read more (paywall).

Haaretz

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October 10, 2018

Khashoggi Signals The TakeDown of Saudia Arabia - Morris

Bellingcat claims second Salisbury suspect also received Russia’s highest award



Controversial website Bellingcat claims it has identified the second suspect linked by Britain to the poisoning of a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal & his daughter. However, the presented facts raise a number of questions. Read more.

RT

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Bellingcat maakt identiteit tweede verdachte Skripal-zaak bekend - NOS
Zo spoorde Bellingcat in no time de tweede Skripal-verdachte op - Trouw

October 9, 2018

Nederland is niet meer Wietland nummer één

Nederland is als Wietland ondertussen voorbijgestreefd door Canada. Op 17 oktober 2018 zal het produceren, verkopen en gebruiken in Canada volledig legaal zijn. De nieuwe miljardenbusiness van cannabis is in Noord-Amerika helemaal opgelaaid. Nederland, met het gedoogbeleid altijd voorloper geweest, doet niet meer mee.

Legale cannabismarkt heeft waarde van €3 miljard
Ondanks de legalisatie zullen er zekere restricties blijven. Zoals hoe de verpakking er moet uitzien, en welke bedrijven cannabis mogen produceren. Lees meer.

Biflatie

Tegenlicht: Peperdure pillen



Big Pharma heeft de prijsbepaling van nieuwe medicijnen stevig in handen. De productiekosten zijn geheim en alle pogingen van academische ziekenhuizen en apothekers om medicijnen goedkoper te maken worden met succes tegengehouden door de industrie.

VPRO Tegenlicht volgt vijf professionals die dit niet meer accepteren en vanuit hun persoonlijke betrokkenheid in actie komen en met nieuwe modellen experimenteren. Deze gedreven pioniers willen medicijnen voor iedereen beschikbaar en betaalbaar maken en laten zien dat dit kan. Lees meer.

VPRO

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October 8, 2018

Artificial sweeteners have toxic effects on gut microbes

The collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k) and 10 sport supplements containing these artificial sweeteners.

The bacteria found in the digestive system became toxic when exposed to concentrations of only one mg./ml. of the artificial sweeteners. Read more.

ScienceDaily

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‘We bombed you to save you’ – NATO head Stoltenberg speaks about 1999 bombings on visit to Serbia

Although many people in Serbia hold “painful” memories of NATO’s 1999 bombing of their country, it was, in fact, done precisely to protect them from their own government, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Belgrade.

He was answering questions about the bombing and about the NATO campaign against the government of the former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, during a meeting with the students of Belgrade University. Read more + video.

RT

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Stoltenberg Tells Serbs Why NATO Bombed Them in 1999 - Sputnik