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2019
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    ● BREAKING NEWS: 17-Jul-2019 -- Lebanon: "Palestinians in Lebanon protest crackdown on unlicensed workers" [Ali Younes, Al Jazeera]
    ● BREAKING NEWS: 17-Jul-2019 -- NATO: "Draft NATO-affiliated report reveals number & location of US nukes in Europe" [RT]
    ● BREAKING NEWS: 17-Jul-2019 -- Muslim Nations-China: "Muslim nations are defending China as it cracks down on Muslims, shattering any myths of Islamic solidarity"
[Analysis by Tamara Qiblawi, CNN World]
    ● BREAKING NEWS: 17-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Drug makers flooded US with billions of opioid pills [75+ billion] as epidemic surged, data shows
"Statistics are a blow to country’s biggest pharmaceuticals that paid millions of dollars in out of court settlements"
[Chris McGreal, et al., The Guardian]
    ● 16-Jul-2019 -- Nigeria: "Sea 'pirates' kidnap 10 Turkish sailors off Nigeria
"Armed men capture crew members on Turkey-registered cargo ship during an attack in the Gulf of Guinea." [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 16-Jul-2019 -- USA: "‘Beat the Machine’: Amazon Warehouse Workers Strike to Protest Inhumane Conditions" [Josh Dzieza, The Verge]
    ● 16-Jul-2019 -- USA: "JP Morgan cargo ship released, minus the $1.3 billion worth of cocaine found onboard" [RT]
    ● 16-Jul-2019 -- EU: "Ursula von der Leyen named new head of European Commission" [CBC News: Thomson Reuters]
    ● 15-Jul-2019 -- USA: "US draft bill seeks to ban big tech from taking over economy with private cryptocurrencies" [RT]
    ● 15-Jul-2019 -- USA-Israel: "The former prime minister of Israel defended his business dealings with Jeffrey Epstein: 'You expect me to have noticed?'" [Kat Tenbarge, Business Insider]
    ● 15-Jul-2019 -- India-Russia: "India, Russia Seek to Skirt U.S. Sanctions Threat to Arms Deals" [Nc Bipindra, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 14-Jul-2019 -- USA-China: "Billionaire investor Peter Thiel reportedly says the FBI and CIA should investigate Google" [Saheli Roy Choudhury, CNBC]
    ● 14-Jul-2019 -- France: "At least 24 Yellow Vests lost eyes in violent protests. Now they're more determined than ever" [Saskya Vandoorne, CNN World]
    ● 14-Jul-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Thousands back on Hong Kong streets to keep up pressure" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 14-Jul-2019 -- Israel-Lebanon: "Israel warns of ‘crushing retaliation’ after Hezbollah says its rockets can reach Tel Aviv"
Death toll statistics for the 2006 conflict: Lebanon=1,200 (mostly civilians); Israel=160 (mostly soldiers) [RT]
    ● 13-Jul-2019 -- Pakistan-Chile-Canada: "World Bank court orders Pakistan pay $5.8 billion damages to Tethyan Copper [a joint venture of Chile's Antofagasta Plc and Canada's Barrick Gold]" [Dave Sherwood, et al., Reuters]
    ● 13-Jul-2019 -- New York, NY: "Power Outage on Manhattan’s West Side Affects 42,000 Customers" [Mihir Zaveri, et al., NYT]
    ● 13-Jul-2019 -- Syria: "Syrian government struggles to make gains in Idlib"; 120+ soldiers and fighters were killed over 48 hours.
[Zeina Khodr, Al Jazeera]
    ● 13-Jul-2019 -- Somalia: "26 killed in hours-long al-Shabab hotel siege in Somalia
"A suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a hotel where a political gathering was taking place in port city of Kismayo." [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 13-Jul-2019 -- Afghanistan: "US service member killed in Afghanistan, military says" [Lucia I. Suarez Sang, et al., Fox News-AP]
    ● 13-Jul-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Clashes erupt as thousands march in Hong Kong against Chinese traders"; violent clashes reported [Fox News: AP]
    ● INFORMATION: 12-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Revealed: This Is Palantir’s Top-Secret User Manual for Cops"; information on how Palantir "logs and tracks individuals." [Caroline Haskins, VICE] [Palantir website, https://www.palantir.com; Palantir documentation, https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6190005-PALANTIR-Guide.html]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- USA: "House Passes $733 Billion Defense Bill Checking Trump’s War Powers" [Catie Edmondson, NYT]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: 66th Friday of the Great March of Return: "Report: 74 Palestinians wounded by Israel forces in Gaza
"The wounded included 23 children, two women, two journalists and two paramedics"
Cumulative death toll, since 30-Mar-2018=307 Palestinian protesters
[MEMO, 13-Jul-2019]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- USA: "The FTC's $5 billion fine for Facebook is so meaningless, it will likely leave Zuckerberg wondering what he can't get away with (FB)
" ... to Facebook, $5 billion just isn't that much money. It represents less than 1% of its $580 billion market capitalization" [Yahoo! News: Troy Wolverton, Business Insider]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- USA: "The FTC just voted to let Facebook off easy with a $5 billion settlement for compromising the data of tens of millions of Americans and allowing our elections to be improperly influenced" [Twitter: Elizabeth Earren, @SenWarren, https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1149823880971935745]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Facebook stock moves higher after report of $5 billion FTC settlement" [Jeremy C. Owens, MarketWatch]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- USA: "F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion [for mishandling users’ personal information]" [Cecilia Kang, et al., NYT]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- China-USA: "China threatens sanctions against US companies selling weapons to Taiwan" [RT]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- China-Developing Countries: "About half of China’s loans to developing countries are ‘hidden,’ study finds"; according to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the debt owed to China by developing countries soared to $5 trillion in 2017, up from $500- billion in 2000 [Weizhen Tan, CNBC]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Afghanistan: Child suicide bomber kills five, injures 40 in wedding attack" [Ehsan Popalzai, CNN World]
    ● 12-Jul-2019 -- Turkey-USA: "Russian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey after U.S. warns of sanctions" [Brie Stimson, et al., Fox News-AP]
    ● INFORMATION: 11-Jul-2019 -- USA: "IMEMC is a media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide independent media coverage of Israel-Palestine"
[IMEMC, International Middle East Media Center, https://imemc.org/]
    ● INFORMATION: 11-Jul-2019 -- USA: "The Council for the National Interest
"Working for Middle East Policies That Serve The American National Interest"
[CNI, https://councilforthenationalinterest.org/]
    ● 11-Jul-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Giraldi: Did Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Work for Mossad?" [Philip M. Giraldi, If Americans Knew Blog]
    ● 11-Jul-2019 -- Israel: "Israel's right-wing nationalists target left-wing academics
"A pro-Zionist organisation publicised what it says are left-wing academics undermining the Israeli state."
[Harry Fawcett, Al Jazeera]
    ● 11-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Dow finishes above 27,000 for first time as blue-chip index, S&P 500 post record close" [MarketWatch]
    ● 11-Jul-2019 -- Benghazi: "Four killed as car bombs target funeral in Libya's Benghazi"; 2 car bombs killed 2 civilians and 2 soldiers. [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● INFORMATION: 11-Jul-2019 -- World: "The ten stages of genocide by Dr. Gregory Stanton
1. Classification
2. Symbolization
3. Discrimination
4. Dehumanization
5. Organization
6. Polarization
7. Preparation
8. Persecution
9. Extermination
10. Denial.
[Gregory H. Stanton, President, Genocide Watch, http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocide/tenstagesofgenocide.html]

See also an examination of the stages in the Srebrenica genocide: "What are the 10 stages of genocide?' [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 11-Jul-2019 -- Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Palestine: "Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man"; cumulative death toll since the start of the Great March of Return=295+ Palestinians. [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 11-Jul-2019 -- France: "France passes tax on tech giants despite US threats" [BBC News]
    ● 10-Jul-2019 -- Canada-USA: "Great Lakes water levels continue surge, 2 set all-time records" [CBC News]
    ● INFORMATION: 10-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting" [Ruth Igielnik, et al., Pew Research Center, Fact Tank]
    ● INFORMATION: 10-Jul-2019 -- USA: "A 'Global Asset Registry' Would End Financial Privacy"
Mark Nestmann
Nestmann.com
    ● 10-Jul-2019 -- USA-Lebanon: "Lebanon speaker says US sanctions are an assault on parliament
"The US Treasury placed Hezbollah members of Lebanon's parliament on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday."
[Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 10-Jul-2019 -- Israel: "Israeli education minister likens marriage between US Jews and non-Jews to 'second Holocaust'" [Nicole Darrah, Fox News]
    ● 9-Jul-2019 -- Canada: "‘Protest Papers’ reveal extent Canadian democracy is ‘captured’ by foreign oil companies, says former Alberta MLA" [Jeremy Nuttall, et al., Toronto Star]
    ● 9-Jul-2019 -- Canada: "Bombardier to lay off half the 1,100 workers at Thunder Bay railway plant — and union fears more cuts to come" [Financial Post: Christopher Reynolds, et al., The Canadian Press]
    ● 9-Jul-2019 -- Libya: "WHO: More than 1,000 killed in battle for Libya's Tripoli
"Total of 1,048, including civilians, dead and 5,558 wounded in three months of clashes for the capital, UN agency says."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]

Total death toll over 3 months=1,048 [UN]; average death toll per day=11.5.
    ● 9-Jul-2019 -- USA: "IBM closes its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat [an open source, enterprise software maker]" [Lauren Feiner, CNBC]
    ● 8-Jul-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-USA: "Saudi airline cancels $6B Boeing order in favor of Airbus. Who's next?" [Martha C. White, NBC News]
    ● 8-Jul-2019 -- France: "Quick on pledges, slow on cash: France’s mega rich in no hurry with promised donations to Notre Dame"
    ● 8-Jul-2019 -- USA-Canada: "Nations within a Nation: Real Sovereignty for American Indians" [Jeff Deist, Mises.org]
    ● 8-Jul-2019 -- Iran: "Cheated by the JCPOA, Iran No Longer Trusts Europe and Is Heading towards Full Withdrawal"
[Elijah J. Magnier, Global Research, 8-Jul-2019, Elijah J. Magnier, 4-Jul-2019]
    ● 8-Jul-2019 -- China: "Is China’s Debt Load the Locus of the Next Crisis?"
[Dr. Jack Rasmus, Global Research, 8-Jul-2019, Jack Rasmus 7-Jul-2019]
Rasmus: "In short, my point is that magnitude of debt is not the only determining variable of financial fragility and instability and eventual financial crashes. Excessive debt levels and leverage are necessary conditions for a crisis, but the quality of that debt, the ability to service it, the means and willingness of government to avoid or cut short defaults preventing contagion, etc., are all important."
    ● 7-Jul-2019 -- South Africa-Israel: "Nelson Mandela's grandson slams 'Israeli apartheid'
"Zwelivelile Mandela says Israeli apartheid is the worst form of apartheid ever witnessed."
[Gavin O'Toole, Al Jazeera News]

Daphna Baram, director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions UK: Palestinian structures demolished in Jun-2019=201; Palestinian structures demolished since 1967=49,336.
    ● 7-Jul-2019 -- USA: "FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches" [Drew Harwell, WaPo]
    ● 7-Jul-2019 -- World: "Deutsche Bank will exit global equities business and slash 18,000 jobs in sweeping overhaul" [Spencer Kimball, CNBC]
    ● 7-Jul-2019 -- Ghazni, Afghanistan: "Afghanistan: Several killed in Taliban car bomb attack in Ghazni"; car bomb attack killed 8+ security personnel and 6 civilians [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 7-Jul-2019 -- Hong Kong: "… Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators march to give Chinese visitors the reasons for their mass protests"
[Casey Quackenbush, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 7-Jul-2019 -- Russia-Syria: "Russia-Syria assault on Idlib leaves over [544] civilians dead"; the assault began 2.5 months ago. [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 7-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested and accused of sex trafficking minors, sources say" [Shimon Prokupecz, et al., CNN US]
    ● INFORMATION: 6-Jul-2019 -- Israel-USA: "Have I Got a Deal For You!" [Eric S. Margolis, LewRockwell.com]
    ● 6-Jul-2019 -- Turkey: "Turkey's Erdogan fires central bank chief Murat Cetinkaya"; the central bank increased the benchmark interest rate to 24% in Sep-2018; the government wants low interest rates [BBC News]
    ● 6-Jul-2019 -- Plantation, FL: "Police respond to explosion at Florida shopping center" [Ray Sanchez, etal., CNN US]
    ● 6-Jul-2019 -- World: "Facebucks are the last thing the world needs
"Facebook's newest cryptocurrency platform, Libra, is more dangerous than it is practical"
[Prabir Purkayastha, Salon]
    ● 6-Jul-2019 -- CA, USA: 2019-07-06 03:19:52 (UTC): M 7.1 - 17km NNE of Ridgecrest, CA [USGS]
    ● 6-Jul-2019 -- Paris, France: "Gilets Jaunes Paris #Acte34 @GiletsJaunesGo [https://twitter.com/GiletsJaunesGo] [https://twitter.com/GiletsJaunesGo/status/1147450576868925440]
    ● 5-Jul-2019 -- China: "‘Cultural genocide’: China separating thousands of Muslim children from parents for ‘thought education’" [Adam Withnall, Independent]
    ● 5-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Most Americans Can’t Afford to Pay Rent, Eat Food, Buy Stuff, or Get Sick (And It’s Just Going to Get WORSE)"
"A recent study found that more than 63 percent of American children and 55 percent of Americans live in “asset poverty”. This means they have few or no assets to rely on in the event of a financial emergency such as a job loss, a medical crisis, recessions, or natural disasters."
[Dagny Taggart, The Organic Prepper]
    ● 5-Jul-2019 -- China: "Huawei staff CVs reveal alleged links to Chinese intelligence agencies" [Robert Mendick, The Telegraph]]
    ● 5-Jul-2019 -- Reyhanli, Turkey: "Car bomb blast kills three in Turkey's Reyhanli near Syria" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 4-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Soros and Koch funding new ‘anti-war’ think tank— and we should probably be a little bit suspicious" [Danielle Ryan, RT, Op-Ed]
    ● 4-Jul-2019 -- EU: "‘This is not democracy’: European parliament unites to condemn selection of new EU Commission president behind closed doors" [Jon Stone, Independent]
    ● 4-Jul-2019 -- Venezuela: "Venezuela [Special Action] Forces Killed Thousands [~6,856 people over ~504 days] Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says" [Nick Cumming-Bruce, et al., NYT]
    ● 4-Jul-2019 -- CA, USA: 2019-07-04 17:33:49: M 6.4 - 12km SW of Searles Valley, CA [USGS]
    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- World: "Scientist: Temperature records haven’t just been broken—they have been obliterated"
[Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Damian Carrington, The Guardian]

    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- EU: "The new rulers of Europe
"Who are EU nominees Ursula von der Leyen, Christine Lagarde, Charles Michel and Josep Borrell?"
[James Brownsell, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- Tunisia: "Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Tunisia"; 82 people are missing [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- World: "Last month was the hottest June ever recorded in Earth's history, with temperatures nearly 20 degrees Fahrenheit above average" [Aylin Woodward, Business Insider]
    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- Israel: "Netanyahu's Ex-top Aide Dishes on His Dirty Tricks, Warns of 'Complete Chaos' post-Bibi
"Media consultant Yossi Levy talks about his former boss, the premier, who he says has no serious long-term vision for Israel"
[Rotem Shtarkman, Haaretz]
    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- USA: "10 mind-blowing facts that show just how dire the student-loan crisis in America is" [Hillary Hoffower, et al., Business Insider]
    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- Israel: "Clashes as Ethiopian Israelis protest over police shooting"; thousands of Ethiopian Jews protested against "systematic discrimination, racism and a lack of empathy" [BBC News]
    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- USA-China: "HP, Dell, other tech firms plan to shift production out of China: Nikkei" [Bhargav Acharya, et al., Reuters]
    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- Libya: "Airstrike hits migrant detention center in Libya, 40 killed" [CNBC: AP]
    ● 3-Jul-2019 -- UK: "The British Banking Dynasty That’s Even Older Than the Rothschilds
"C. Hoare & Co. has been in business for more than three hundred years, and the family that founded it is still running the show." [Tom Metcalf, Bloomberg]
    ● 2-Jul-2019 -- Albania: "Left-wing billionaire George Soros accused by Albania's president of 'conspiracy' aimed at destabilizing country [Chris Irvine, et al., Fox News-AP]
    ● 2-Jul-2019 -- USA-World: "House lawmakers officially ask Facebook to put Libra cryptocurrency project on hold
"These vulnerabilities could be exploited and obscured by bad actors" [Makena Kelly, The Verge]
    ● 2-Jul-2019 -- Russia: "14 seamen dead in fire on Russian deep submersible - MoD" [RT]
    ● 2-Jul-2019 -- Bloomfield Township, MI: "Woman charged with making ethnic threats to black workers at Jewish loan office" | "The loan office grants interest-free loans only to Michiganders who are Jewish" |
[Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press]
    ● 2-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Media and Politicians Ignore Oncoming Financial Crisis"
By Dr. Ron Paul
Ron Paul Institute
Ron Paul: "Unless Congress immediately begins making substantial spending cuts, America will soon face a major economic crisis. This crisis will likely involve the Federal Reserve’s debt monetization resulting in a rejection of the dollar’s world reserve currency status."
    ● 2-Jul-2019 -- London, UK: "London Bankers Brace for Summer Gloom With Thousands of Job Cuts" |
Stephane Rambosson, founder of Vici Advisory: “I think there’s a real possibility that you could see more than 5,000 jobs lost by the end of the year" |
"Automation is making some banking skills obsolete."
[Harry Wilson, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 2-Jul-2019 -- China: "China to build market-oriented, internationalized business environment based on rule of law: Premier" [Xinhuanet: Li Xia (ed.), Xinhua]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- Niger: "Niger: Attackers kill 16 soldiers in Inates military camp [car bomb] attack" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies, 2-Jul-2019]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Warren Buffett to give $3.6 billion of shares to foundations" [Katherine Chiglinsky, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Walmart Heir Jim Walton Gives Away $1.2 Billion of His Fortune" [Tom Metcalf, Bloomberg]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Home Depot co-founder [Bernie Marcus] will give 90% of his reported $4.5 billion fortune to charity" [Nicole Lyn Pesce, MarketWatch]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- USA: "US Senate Approves $750 Billion Defense Policy Bill [2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)]"; the bill includes a "3.1% military pay hike" [Charles S. Clark, Defense One]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- Sudan: "Sudan protests: Death toll reaches 11 after anti-military rallies [starting 30-Jun-2019]" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- Israel-Iran-Syria: "Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria, Report Says; 16 Killed, 21 Wounded" [Jack Khoury, Haaretz-Reuters]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- Kabul, Afghanistan: "Taliban attack [car bomb] in Kabul kills 16, wounds dozens of children" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- Hong Kong: "Hong Kong demonstrators storm government building, police fire tear gas to disperse protesters [Travis Fedschun, Fox News]
    ● 1-Jul-2019 -- Tehran, Iran: "Iran Declares Exceeding 300kg N. Deal [nuclear deal of 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)] Limit" [FARS News Agency (FNA)]
    ● 30-Jun-2019 -- USA-North Korea: "Trump meets Kim in DMZ, becomes first sitting US president to step into Hermit Kingdom" [Nicole Darrah, et al., Fox News-AP]
    ● 30-Jun-2019 -- Lebanon: "Gunmen open fire on Lebanese minister's convoy, killing two" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 30-Jun-2019 -- Sudan: "'Millions march': Sudanese renew protests to demand civilian rule" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 29-Jun-2019 -- Iran: "Iran to soon exceed enriched uranium limit under nuclear pact: Fars news agency" [Reuters]
    ● 28-Jun-2019 -- Doha, Qatar: "Taliban kills 25 as peace talks with US get under way in Doha" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies, 29-Jun-2019]
    ● 28-Jun-2019 -- DR Congo: "DR Congo mine [owned by Glencore] collapse death toll rises to 43" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 28-Jun-2019 -- Osaka, Japan: G20 summit, 28-29-Jun-2019

Main themes:
1. Global Economy
2. Trade and Investment
3. Innovation
4. Environment and Energy
5. Employment
6. Women's Empowerment
7. Development
8. Health
[The Government of Japan]
    ● 27-Jun-2019 -- Germany: "Germany sees big increase in anti-Semitic acts of violence" [NBC News: AP]
    ● 27-Jun-2019 -- USA: "GOOGLE HAS BECOME ORWELL'S "MINISTRY OF TRUTH"" [Blacklisted News: Patrick Wood, Technocracy.News]
    ● 27-Jun-2019 -- EU: "Ford to Cut 12,000 Jobs [>18% of Ford's work force] in Europe" [Amie Tsang, NYT]
    ● 27-Jun-2019 -- Tunis, Tunisia: "Twin suicide attacks rock central Tunis
"One killed and several others wounded in blasts targeting police patrol, police station in the Tunisian capital." [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 27-Jun-2019 -- Kazakhstan: "Kazakhstan to forgive debts of the poor, end bank bailouts" [RT]
    ● 26-Jun-2019 -- Kenya: "Kenya Cancels Environment License of $2 Billion Coal-Power Plant" [David Herbling, Bloomberg]
    ● 26-Jun-2019 -- Venezuela: "Venezuela's Maduro says authorities foiled opposition coup plot" [CNBC]
    ● 26-Jun-2019 -- Sinai, Egypt: "Egypt says 7 policemen killed in Sinai attack"; 4 gunmen were also killed; ISIL claimed responsibility [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 26-Jun-2019 -- World: "Exclusive: Investors with $34 trillion demand urgent climate change action" [Simon Jessop, et al., Reuters]
    ● 26-Jun-2019 -- USA: "Google is ‘trying to rig the election’ in 2020 – Trump" [RT]
    ● 25-Jun-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Two US service members killed in Afghanistan" [Michael Callahan, et al., CNN Politics, 27-Jun-2019]
    ● 25-Jun-2019 -- Russia: "Russia’s advanced S-500 SAM ‘ready for series production’ – minister" [RT]
    ● 25-Jun-2019 -- USA: "The slumlords' peace
"Trump and Kushner have crafted a Palestinian 'peace' plan with the same ignominy they've done dirty real estate deals."
[Ismail Khalidi, Op-Ed, Al Jazeera]
    ● 25-Jun-2019 -- USA: Manama "workshop," 25-26-Jun-2019: "Kushner: Arab Peace Initiative no basis for Israel-Palestine deal
"In an interview with Al Jazeera, Jared Kushner says Bahrain meeting will be a success despite a Palestinian boycott."
[Al Jazeera News]
    ● 25-Jun-2019 -- Iran-USA: "Iran leaders lash out at White House over "idiotic" new sanctions" [CBS News]
    ● 25-Jun-2019 -- USA-China: "Three Chinese Banks Tumble After Report on North Korea Sanctions" [Bloomberg News]
    ● 24-Jun-2019 -- USA: "Opinion: Facebook will soon have millions of customers at the Bank of ZuckET
"The new Libra digital currency will help the social-media company offer financial services."

" ... [A]lthough the Libra Association is “not for profit,” the Libra financial system is actually going to pay out dividends to all its members.
"If you open a Libra account, or “wallet,” Libra will invest your cash in interest-bearing bonds while paying you nothing. The members will keep the difference as dividends."."

[Brett Arends, Op-Ed, MarketWatch]
    ● 24-Jun-2019 -- USA-Iran: "A nuclear war in the Persian Gulf? [Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, et al., Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists]
    ● 24-Jun-2019 -- USA: "Tax the ultra-rich more, George Soros and 17 other American billionaires urge" [Mike Murphy, MarketWatch]
    ● 24-Jun-2019 -- Palestine-USA: "Palestinians denounce US's peace plan before Manama event
"Hundreds rally in occupied West Bank to protest against US's Middle East peace plan on eve of US-led Bahrain gathering."
[Ibrahim Husseini, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 24-Jun-2019 -- Ethiopia: "Ethiopia security forces kill alleged coup leader
"The failed putsch on Saturday [22-Jun-2019] led to the killing of five senior officials, including the army chief of staff." [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 24-Jun-2019 -- Zimbabwe: "Zimbabwe Central Bank Abolishes Use of Foreign Currencies" [Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg]
    ● 23-Jun-2019 -- Prague, Czech Republic: "The 'biggest protest since the fall of Communism' in Prague called for the resignation of [billionaire tycoon Andrej Babis] the 'Czech Trump'" [Ivana Kottasová, CNN World]
    ● 23-Jun-2019 -- USA-Iran: "US 'launched cyberattacks on Iran weapons' after drone downing" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 23-Jun-2019 -- Ethiopia: "Ethiopia's Amhara state chief killed amid regional coup attempt
"Ambachew Mekonnen killed in his offices by 'mercenaries' in Bahir Dar, while army chief is shot dead in Addis Ababa." [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 23-Jun-2019 -- Saudi Arabia: "Saudi Arabia Charges Foreigners $213,000 for Permanent Residency [Vivian Nereim, Bloomberg]
    ● INFORMATION: 22-Jun-2019 -- Jean-Paul Sartre, on Money, in "Anti-Semite and Jew": "... To the fine formulas of the anti-Semite -- "Money can't do everything" -- "There are things money can't buy" -- the Jew replies sometimes by affirming the absolute power of money: "Anybody can be bought, if you can just find his price."" [Jean-Paul Sartre, originally published as "Réflexions sur la Question Juive," Paris, France: Éditions Morihien, 1946] [see "Ed's Favorite Quotations," https://www.macroknow.com/books/quotes/q-sartre.htm]
    ● 22-Jun-2019 -- Israel: "‘Israel does not want peace’, former Mossad chief [Shabtai Shavit] says" [Middle East Monitor]
    ● 22-Jun-2019 -- USA-Israel-Palestine: "‘Trump’s $50-billion Middle East plan is a win-win for Israel & a loss for Palestine’" [RT]
    ● 22-Jun-2019 -- USA-Israel-Palestine: "Trump administration unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan in approach Abbas calls 'unacceptable'
"Focusing on economic issues between Israel and the Palestinians is "unacceptable before the political situation is discussed," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said."
[Josh Lederman, NBC News-AP]
    ● 21-Jun-2019 -- Zimbabwe: "Zimbabwe Begins Paying White Farmers Who Had Land Expropriated" [Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg]
    ● 21-Jun-2019 -- USA-China: "U.S. blacklists 5 Chinese supercomputing groups ahead of trade talks" [CBS News-AP]
    ● 21-Jun-2019 -- Philadelphia, PA: "MASSIVE explosions rip through oil refinery in Pennsylvania (VIDEO, PHOTO)" [RT]
    ● 21-Jun-2019 -- Germany: "Thousands of protesters occupy German coal mine" [Sam Cox, Euronews]
    ● 21-Jun-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong [extradition] protests: Thousands surround police headquarters" [BBC News]
    ● 20-Jun-2019 -- Pittsburgh, PA: "FBI arrests Syrian refugee for church bomb plot" [BBC News]
    ● 20-Jun-2019 -- Syria: "Dozens killed in heavy fighting in northwest Syria
"Eighty-nine fighters and 41 government troops killed in Hama since Tuesday [18-Jun-2019] in major battle, UK-based monitor says." [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 20-Jun-2019 -- Yemen-Saudi Arabia: "Yemen's Houthi rebels hit Saudi facility with 'cruise missile'" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 20-Jun-2019 -- Germany: "German pro-immigration mayors get death threats" [BBC News]
    ● 20-Jun-2019 -- Iran-USA: "Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone [a MQ-4C Triton]" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 20-Jun-2019 -- India: "India is running out of water, fast"
"At least 21 cities ... will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● INFORMATION: 20-Jun-2019 -- South Africa: "Rothschilds accused of preying on South Africa's state-owned enterprises" [RT]
    ● 19-Jun-2019 -- USA: "U.S. consumer debt is now breaching levels last reached during the 2008 financial crisis
"U.S. consumer debt hit $14 trillion in the first quarter of 2019" [Mark Decambre, MarketWatch] [US consumer debt calculated by Ben Mohr, Marquette Associates]
    ● 19-Jun-2019 -- World: "Mid-year update: Climate crisis demands more government action as emissions rise"
[Climate Action Tracker]

CAT Summary
"Global progress is stalling
"Climate crisis demands bold action
"Public concern is growing as impacts bite
"Governments must strengthen Paris targets ... To keep the 1.5°C goal alive, they need to take radical steps and halve global emissions by 2030."
    ● 19-Jun-2019 -- Basra, Iraq: "Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms [including US firm ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and Italian Eni SpA] in Iraq's Basra, three hurt" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 19-Jun-2019 -- USA: "'Deaths of despair' soaring among Gen Z & millennials: 'It's the economy, stupid'" [Helen Buyniski, RT]
    ● 19-Jun-2019 -- UK: "Stephen Schwarzman [founder of investment firm Blackstone] gives $188 million to Oxford to research AI ethics" [Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business]
    ● INFORMATION: 19-Jun-2019 -- USA: "Ship carrying $1 billion worth of cocaine in Philadelphia could have another 30 tons on board" [CBS News]
    ● 19-Jun-2019 -- USA: "As Democrats debate reparations for slavery, polls suggest Americans are not convinced" [Adam Shaw, Fox News-AP]
    ● 18-Jun-2019 -- New Zealand-Palestine: "New Zealand government website erases Israel from map, replaces it with Palestine" [RT]
    ● 18-Jun-2019 -- DR Congo: "Hundreds killed and displaced in interethnic violence in DR Congo"; ~200 people were killed over a week of fighting; 2 others, a Chinese national and a Congolese soldier were also killed on 17-Jun-2019 [Alexi O'Brien, Al Jazeera]
    ● 18-Jun-2019 -- Russia-China-USA: "Russia, China warn US over sending 1,000 new troops to the Gulf" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 17-Jun-2019 -- World: "Libra: Facebook’s Crypto Trojan Rabbit"
"... Facebook already wants all your data, whether you’re an account holder or not. Now they want to control your currency as well… Facebook and the Wall St. banks which actually control it are creating a coin to do away with national currencies in the countries most vulnerable to the Fed’s control over the global monetary system. This is the next step in the quest to create a world currency."
[Thomas Luongo, Gold Goats ‘n Guns] [Reprinted at LewRockwell.com, 19-Jun-2019]
    ● 17-Jun-2019 -- EU: "ECB Officials Say Bank Ready to Act Amid ‘Alarming’ Market Signs" [Jeannette Neumann, Bloomberg Economics]
    ● 17-Jun-2019 -- India-USA: "India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods" [Al Jazeera: Reuters]
    ● 17-Jun-2019 -- Iran-USA: "Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network [allegedly run by the US Central Intelligence Agency (USA)]" [Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, et al., Reuters]
    ● 17-Jun-2019 -- Nigeria: "Nigeria suicide blast kills 30 at video hall in Borno" [BBC News]
    ● 17-Jun-2019 -- USA: "Genius hid Morse code in song lyrics to prove Google was cheating" [New York Post: Chris Smith, BGR]
    ● 17-Jun-2019 -- New York, USA: "Sotheby's sold to billionaire art collector Patrick Drahi for $3.7 billion" [Matt Egan, CNN Business]
    ● 16-Jun-2019 -- Argentina-Uruguay: "Electrical failure cuts power to all of Argentina and Uruguay, supplier says" [BBC News]
    ● 16-Jun-2019 -- USA: "‘Catastrophic,’ ‘Cataclysmic’: Trump’s Tariff Threat Has Retailers Sounding Alarm" [Nelson D. Schwartz, et al., NYT]
Retailers closed in 2018: ~6,000; planned closings in 2019: 7,000+ [Whitten Sabbatini, NYT]
    ● 16-Jun-2019 -- Hong Kong, China: "Hong Kong protest sees thousands call for city's leader to step down: live updates" [Helen Regan, et al., CNN World]
    ● 16-Jun-2019 -- Israel: "Israel: Netanyahu’s wife convicted of fraud" [Middle East Monitor]
    ● 15-Jun-2019 -- Mogadishu, Somalia: "Somalia: Several killed in al-Shabab attacks in Mogadishu"; 2 car bombings killed 8+ people [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 15-Jun-2019 -- Wajir County, Kenya: "Kenya police officers killed in blast near Somalia border"; 10+ police officers were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 15-Jun-2019 -- USA-Russia: "U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid" [David E. Sanger, et al., NYT]
    ● 14-Jun-2019 -- Iran-USA: "'Ridiculous, dangerous': Iran denies US claims over Gulf tankers" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 14-Jun-2019 -- London, UK: "Bank of England says new lenders could be ill-prepared for downturns" [Huw Jones, et al., Reuters]
    ● 13-Jun-2019 -- USA: "An astounding number of bankruptcies are being driven by student loan debt"; "according to a new LendEDU study, 32% of consumers filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy carry student loan debt" [Hillary Hoffower, Business Insider]
    ● 13-Jun-2019 -- Bern, Switzerland: "Swiss women strike for more money, time and respect"
"On average, in full-time employment, Swiss women earn 19.6% less than men" [Imogen Foulkes, BBC News]
    ● 13-Jun-2019 -- USA-China: "The U.S. is purging Chinese Cancer Researchers from top institutions" [Peter Waldman, Bloomberg Businessweek]
    ● 13-Jun-2019 -- The Netherlands: "Why the Dutch Hate Bankers" [Ruben Munsterman, Bloomberg Businessweek]
    ● 13-Jun-2019 -- Israel: "What does it mean to be genetically Jewish?
"DNA tests have been used in Israel to verify a person’s Jewishness." [Oscar Schwartz, The Guardian]
    ● 13-Jun-2019 -- Russia-USA: "Putin says relationship with U.S. 'getting worse by the hour'" [Pia Deshpande, Politico]
    ● 13-Jun-2019 -- Jalalabad, Afghanistan: "Suicide bomber kills civilians, police in eastern Afghanistan"; 9+ people [3 officers and 6 civilians] are killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 13-Jun-2019 -- Gulf of Oman: "Explosions reported on two tankers in Gulf of Oman"; Brent crude oil prices increased to ~$62/barrel [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● INFORMATION: 12-Jun-2019 -- Israel: "Inside Israel’s million dollar troll army" [Asa Winstanley, The Electronic Intifada] [translation by Dena Shunra]

See also: "The Israeli government is paying for anti-BDS journalism
"The Israeli ministry tasked with fighting the BDS Movement is spending millions of shekels to place propaganda that looks like news in Israel’s most prominent media outlets" [+972 Magazine: Itamar Benzaquen, The Seventh Eye, 20-Dec-2017, https://972mag.com/the-israeli-government-is-paying-for-anti-bds-journalism/131718/ ]
    ● 12-Jun-2019 -- USA-Poland: "Trump: US to send 1,000 troops to Poland in new deal" [Analysis by Jonathan Marcus, BBC News]
    ● 12-Jun-2019 -- USA: "Google staff keep ‘blacklist’ of conservative and ‘fringe’ sites - report" [RT]
    ● 12-Jun-2019 -- Yemen-Saudi Arabia: "Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport wounds 26" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 12-Jun-2019 -- Hong Kong: "Violence rocks Hong Kong protests while China, U.S. clash over extradition bill" [John Bacon, et al., USA Today-AP]
    ● INFORMATION: 12-Jun-2019 -- USA: "‘I’ll f***ing bury you!’ McAfee vows to expose corrupt US officials & CIA agents if ‘disappeared’" [RT]
    ● INFORMATION: 11-Jun-2019 -- USA: "Neocon Intentionality: Nothing But Malice" [Edward E. Ayoub, 12-Apr-2007, http://www.mindhat.com/columns-eea/20070412.htm]:
"The essential structure of neocon intentionality should now be clear:
1. The World Crisis of Debt-Based Capitalism
2. Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs)
3. U.S. Power Serving Israel's interests
4. Oil."
    ● 11-Jun-2019 -- Israel-USA: "How NeoCon Billionaire Paul Singer Is Driving the Outsourcing of US Tech Jobs to Israel
"Several U.S. tech giants including Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation have filled top positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence and are heavily investing in their Israeli branches while laying off thousands of American employees, all while receiving millions of dollars in U.S. government subsidies funded by American taxpayers."
[Whitney Webb, MintPress News]
    ● 11-Jun-2019 -- France: "French tech giant Dassault to buy health software company Medidata in $5.8 billion deal" [Alex Sherman, et al., CNBC]
    ● 11-Jun-2019 -- USA: "‘Shameful’: Jon Stewart Lashes Out at Congress Over 9/11 Victims Fund" [Bloomberg Politics: Matthew Daly, AP]
    ● 11-Jun-2019 -- China-India-USA: "China asks India to team up to ward off US ‘bullying’ trade practices" [RT]
    ● 11-Jun-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-UAE: "The Princes Who Want to Destroy Any Hope for Arab Democracy
"Why Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are backing military leaders who are killing demonstrators"
[Iyad el-Baghdadi, NYT, Op-Ed]
    ● 10-Jun-2019 -- Syria-Russia: "Russian jets carry out deadly bombings in Syria's Idlib"; 25+ people were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 10-Jun-2019 -- New York, NY: "Helicopter crashes into New York City building"; 1+ person was killed [Meg Wagner, et al., CNN US]
    ● 10-Jun-2019 -- USA: "65-year-old man says he robbed a bank because he couldn’t afford the medication he needed" [MarketWatch: AP]
    ● 10-Jun-2019 -- Caracas, Venezuela: "Venezuelans march through streets of Caracas, denouncing imperialism's sabotage to the gov't's food supply program" [Twitter: China Xinhua News, @XHNews]
    ● 10-Jun-2019 -- USA: "Raytheon, United Technologies Merger Will Create A New Aerospace Giant" [Bill Chappell, NPR]
    ● 10-Jun-2019 -- London, UK: "Boris Johnson offers a £10 billion [£9.6 billion per year] tax cut to high earners" [Adam Bienkov, Business Insider]
    ● 10-Jun-2019 -- Iran-Germany: "[European] System to circumvent US sanctions on Iran ready soon: German FM" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 10-Jun-2019 -- Mali: Fulani attack on an ethnic Dogon village; 95+ people were killed; 19 others were missing [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 10-Jun-2019 -- USA-Iran: "US ‘cannot expect to stay safe’ after launching economic war – Iranian FM Zarif" [RT]
    ● 9-Jun-2019 -- Arbinda, Burkina Faso: "Burkina Faso: 19 people killed in attack on Arbinda town" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies, 11-Jun-2019]
    ● 9-Jun-2019 -- Hong Kong: "1 million protest in Hong Kong over law [extradition bill] critics fear could allow China to snatch anyone" [James Griffiths, et al., CNN World]
    ● 8-Jun-2019 -- Sokoto, Nigeria: Sokoto attacks on 8-9-Jun-2019; 43+ were killed [Al Jazeera, 10-Jun-2019: AFP News Agency]
    ● 8-Jun-2019 -- France: "Yellow Vests" protests, Act 30: "Minor clashes break out on 30th weekend of French 'yellow vests' protests" [Euronews, Reuters]
    ● 8-Jun-2019 -- Fukuoka, Japan: "World's top economies lay out principles on debt sustainability at G20 meet" [Tetsushi Kajimoto, et al., Reuters, 9-Jun-2019]
    ● 8-Jun-2019 -- Iran-USA: "‘Act of economic terrorism’: Iran says US sanctions prove call for talks was ‘deceitful & untrue’" [RT]
    ● 7-Jun-2019 -- Pulwama, Indian Administered Kashmir: "Indian forces kill four rebels in Kashmir" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 7-Jun-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-USA: "Trump Allows High-Tech U.S. Bomb Parts to Be Built in Saudi Arabia" [Michael LaForgia, et al., NYT]
    ● 7-Jun-2019 -- UAE: "UAE tanker attacks blamed on 'state actor'" [BBC News]
    ● 6-Jun-2019 -- USA: "1 in 4 Cancer Survivors Faces 'Financial Hardship' Due to Medical Costs" [E. J. Mundell, HealthDay News] [Source: Donatus Ekwueme, et al., "Annual Out-of-Pocket Expenditures and Financial Hardship Among Cancer Survivors Aged 18–64 Years — United States, 2011–2016," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7-Jun-2019]
    ● 6-Jun-2019 -- Taiwan-USA: "China concern after Taiwan confirms US arms purchase request [including 108 M1A2 Abrams tanks, 1,240 TOW anti-armour missiles, 409 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 250 Stinger man-portable air defence systems]" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 6-Jun-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-China: "Saudi Arabia buying new missile technology from China: Report" [Al Jazeera News]
    ● INFORMATION: 6-Jun-2019 -- World: 75th anniversary of D-Day [Operation Overlord, 6-Jun-1944] [John Fritze, USA Today, 5-6-Jun-2019]
    ● 5-Jun-2019 -- World: "Trade war could wipe $455 billion off global GDP [~0.5% of GDP] next year, IMF warns" [Matt Clinch, et al., CNBC-Reuters]
    ● 5-Jun-2019 -- USA: "China’s PBOC Injects $72 Billion to Roll Over Medium-Term Funds" [Livia Yap, et al., Bloomberg Markets]
    ● 5-Jun-2019 -- Sinai, Egypt: Fighters attacked a security checkpoint; 8 Egyptian police were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 5-Jun-2019 -- EU-Italy: "EU says disciplinary action is warranted for Italy over its rising debt" [Holly Ellyatt, CNBC]
    ● 5-Jun-2019 -- Sudan: "Sudan death roll [from the attack on the sit-in on 3-Jun-2019] rises to 100 as bodies found in Nile, say doctors" [Kareem Khadder, et al., CNN World]
    ● 4-Jun-2019 -- Venezuela: "Venezuela Defaults on Gold Swap [Valued at $750 Million] With Deutsche Bank" [Patricia Laya, et al., Bloomberg Market]
    ● INFORMATION: 4-Jun-2019 -- Los Angeles, CA: "Homelessness jumps 12% in L.A. County and 16% in the city, leaving officials ‘stunned’" [Benjamin Oreskes, et al., Los Angeles Times]
    ● 4-Jun-2019 -- Darwin, Australia: "At least four dead, two more injured after Australian gunman goes on shooting spree: reports" [Paulina Dedaj, Fox News-AP]
    ● 4-Jun-2019 -- UK-USA: "'Trump baby' blimp takes to the sky as mass protests of US president begin in London" [Guy Davies, ABC News]
    ● 3-Jun-2019 -- USA-China: "Trump’s Next Trade War Target: Chinese Students at Elite Schools" [Dandan, et al., Bloomberg News]
    ● 3-Jun-2019 -- UK-USA: "Queen Elizabeth's glittery state banquet for Trumps begins with toasts and national anthems" [Maria Puente, USA Today, 3-4-Jun-2019]
    ● 3-Jun-2019 -- USA: "Feds target four of the biggest tech companies in U.S., and their stocks are getting slammed"; companies under investigation: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple [Jon Swartz, MarketWatch]
    ● 3-Jun-2019 -- AB, Canada: "How long could it take to clean up Alberta’s oilpatch? 2,800 years, Alberta Energy Regulator official warns" [Emma McIntosh, et al., Toronto Star Calgary] [Mike De Souza, National Observer]
    ● 3-Jun-2019 -- Canada: "Thousands of killed or missing Indigenous women and girls are victims of a 'Canadian genocide,' report says" [Christina Maxouris, CNN World] [CBC News]
    ● 3-Jun-2019 -- Khartoum, Sudan: "At least 35 killed as Sudan military storms Khartoum sit-in" [Julia Hollingsworth, et al., CNN World] [See PRO-VIO event on 5-Jun-2019]
    ● 3-Jun-2019 -- USA-China: "China warns students: Be careful if studying in the US" [Ben Westcott, et al., CNN World]
    ● 2-Jun-2019 -- Israel-Palestine: "Israeli forces and settlers [hundreds of ultra-nationalist Jews] enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound"; the settlers' raid triggered protests and violence [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 2-Jun-2019 -- Israel-Syria: "Israel attacks Syrian targets near occupied Golan Heights"; 3 Syrian soldiers were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 2-Jun-2019 -- Iran-USA: "Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says US sanctions are 'economic terrorism'" [Luis Martinez, et al., ABC News]
    ● 2-Jun-2019 -- USA: "'The pain is just beginning': After 38,000 layoffs [among automakers, in last 6 months], Wall Street wakes up to 'peak car'" [Jim Edwards, Business Insider]
    ● 2-Jun-2019 -- Raqqa, Syria: "Explosions rock Syria's northern city of Raqqa, killing 10" [Fox News: AP]
    ● 1-Jun-2019 -- France: Yellow Vests protests, Act 28: "The Elite think their predatory globalist agenda is a fait accompli.  But this movement and the significant transformative changes it is bringing forth prove otherwise.  Vive la France!!  #GiletsJaunes" [Twitter: @SimplyBeautific, https://twitter.com/SimplyBeautific/status/1134802231054798849]
    ● 1-Jun-2019 -- Iran: "Jerusalem Day [Quds Day]: Iranians show support for Palestine" [Mohammed Jamjoom, Al Jazeera
    ● INFORMATION: 1-Jun-2019 -- USA: Gun Violence Archive 2019: Number of Mass Shootings=150; Number of Deaths=5,811 [Gun Violence Archive]
    ● 1-Jun-2019 -- Dzerzhinsk, Russia: "Almost 200 buildings damaged by blasts at explosives plant in Russia’s Dzerzhinsk" [RT]
    ● 1-Jun-2019 -- China-USA: "China’s retaliatory tariffs on $60bn of US products kick in" [RT]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- Moscow, Russia-Halifax, Canada: "Edward Snowden: With Technology, Institutions Have Made 'Most Effective Means of Social Control in the History of Our Species'" [Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- USA: "The richest 10% of households now represent 70% of all U.S. wealth | "Share of top 1% wealthiest increased to nearly 32% in 2018 from 23% in 1989" [MarketWatch] [Deutsche Bank Securities; Federal Reserve; U.S. Census Bureau]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- China-USA: "Tit-for-tat: Beijing to draft ‘blacklist’ of foreign companies harming interests of Chinese firms" [RT]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- Virginia Beach: "Virginia Beach shooting: 12 killed by 'disgruntled city worker'"; the shooter was employed by the city as an engineer; he was killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies, 1-Jun-2019]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- USA: "Cory Booker and the Orthodox rabbi [Shmuley Boteach] were like brothers. Now they don’t speak." [Kevin Sullivan, WaPo]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in separate incidents" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- Russia: "New Soyuz-5 carrier rocket built to ‘CAPTURE’ global market – Russia’s space chief" [RT]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- Germany: "All Germans urged to wear kippah in protest against antisemitism" [Kate Connolly, The Guardian]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- Zurich, Switzerland: "Three dead in Zurich hostage situation" [BBC News]
    ● 31-May-2019 -- Budapest, Hungary: "Hope fades for 21 missing after Budapest boat collision as other ship's captain arrested" [Joohee Cho, et al., ABC News-AP]
    ● 30-May-2019 -- Kirkuk, Iraq: "Iraq: Series of deadly explosions hit Kirkuk"; military sources: 4+ people were killed by 6+improvised explosive devices on 27-May-2019; ISIS was blamed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 30-May-2019 -- World: "Mapped: Who Owns the World’s Gold Reserves"; Gold reserves, by country: 1. USA=8,133 tonnes, 2. Germany=3,369 tonnes, 3. IMF=2,814 tonnes, 4. Italy=2,451 tonnes, 5. France=2,436 tonnes [IMF, https://howmuch.net/articles/gold-reserves-around-the-world] [see also: Maria Lamagna, MarketWatch]
    ● 30-May-2019 -- Idlib, Syria: "At least five [including a mother and her 2 children] killed in fresh attacks in Syria's northwest" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 30-May-2019 -- Russia-USA: "‘Unfair competition’: Roscosmos blasts Pentagon’s ban on using Russian space launches & satellites" [RT]
    ● 30-May-2019 -- India: "Narendra Modi sworn in for second term after election landslide" [BBC News]
    ● INFORMATION: 29-May-2019 -- USA-Israel: "NSA Gave Israel Access to All US Citizens' Communications Data, Leaked Documents Show
"US also cooperated with helping Israelis conduct targeted assassinations against Hezbollah, no surprise there" [Russia Insider: RT]
[The Intercept: SIDtoday, https://theintercept.com/snowden-sidtoday/5987391-the-israel-hizballah-crisis-perspectives-from-an/]
    ● 29-May-2019 -- Italy-EU: "Italy to activate its 'parallel currency' in defiant riposte to EU ultimatum" [Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph]
    ● 29-May-2019 -- Israel: "In Defeat for Netanyahu, Israel Moves to Hold New Election"; Netanyahu failed to form a government [Isabel Kershner, NYT]
    ● 29-May-2019 -- Idlib, Syria: "At least 14 civilians killed in air raid on Syria's Idlib" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 29-May-2019 -- Montreux, Switzerland: Bilderberg Meeting 2019, from 30-May-2019 to 2-Jun-2019; key topics, as specified at https://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/press/press-release/press-release:

1. A Stable Strategic Order
2. What Next for Europe?
3. Climate Change and Sustainability
4. China
5. Russia
6. The Future of Capitalism
7. Brexit
8. The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
9. The Weaponisation of Social Media
10. The Importance of Space
11. Cyber Threats.
    ● 29-May-2019 -- EU: "ECB Says Financial Risks Rising With Corporate Debt Vulnerable" [Paul Gordon, Bloomberg]
    ● 28-May-2019 -- Turkey-Iraq: "Turkey launches operation against PKK fighters in northern Iraq"; 9 PKK members were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 28-May-2019 -- China-USA: "Commentary: U.S. risks losing rare earth supply in trade war" [Xinhuanet: Mu Xuequan (ed.), Xinhua, 29-May-2019]
    ● 28-May-2019 -- USA: "Global Payments, Total System Services to Combine in $21.5 Billion Deal" [Kimberly Chin, WSJ]
    ● 28-May-2019 -- USA: "Buyer's Remorse: High Debt and Low Pay Leave Some College Grads Rueful" [Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg]
    ● 28-May-2019 -- USA: "What You Need to Know About the Trump Adviser [Princeton physicist William Happer] Who Compared CO2 to Persecuted Jews ["poor Jews under Hitler"]" [Alex Lubben, Vice News]
    ● 28-May-2019 -- USA: "SHADY POLITICAL ADS ARE POURING INTO FACEBOOK. WE STILL CAN’T TRACK THEM." [David Uberti, Vice News]
    ● 27-May-2019 -- Brazil: "Nearly 60 inmates killed across four Brazil prisons over two days of violence" [Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News-AP, 28-May-2019]
    ● 27-May-2019 -- Palestine: "Beware of Arab anger
"The Arab streets will not accept the 'deal of the century' and any attempts to impose it will end in disaster." [Al Jazeera: Ramzy Baroud, Op-Ed]

Dr. Ramzy Barood: "Using money, military force and political pressure, they [the United States and Israel] wish to remap the Arab region to advance American-Israeli colonial interests and cement the forceful eviction of Palestinians from their land.
"All of this will fuel the growing anger and sense of betrayal that Arab nations feel towards their self-serving governments, who are playing into American and Israeli hands to ensure their own survival. However, the Arab peoples should not be so easily dismissed and discounted, for humiliation can have many unintended consequences." [Al Jazeera: Ramzy Baroud, Op-Ed]
    ● 27-May-2019 -- EU: "EU election results show people are ‘fed up with fake democracy’"; "anti-establishment parties scored big"  [RT]
    ● 27-May-2019 -- EU: "European Parliament elections: 5 takeaways from the results"; key takeaway: the EU parliament will be fragmented and the EU will be hard to govern [Alexander Smith, NBC News]
    ● 27-May-2019 -- Israel: "Israel lurches toward unprecedented political crisis, Netanyahu faces possible 2nd election"; key issue: drafting vs. exempting ultra-Orthodox men into the military [NBC News: AP]
    ● 26-May-2019 -- Burkina Faso: Attack on a Catholic church; 4 people killed [Agenczia Fides, 27-May-2019]
    ● 26-May-2019 -- Pakistan: "Three killed by military gunfire at Pakistan rights protest" [Asad Hashim, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 26-May-2019 -- Peru: "Magnitude-8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru" [Los Angeles Times: AP]
    ● 25-May-2019 -- Mawiya, Yemen: Saudi-led coalition air arid; 9+ civilians, including 2 children were killed
    ● 25-May-2019 -- Israel: "Thousands of Israelis protest legislative changes to grant PM immunity and limit Supreme Court" [Euronews-Reuters, 26-May-2019]
    ● 25-May-2019 -- France: "RT France Correspondent Beaten By Police During Yellow Vest Protests (VIDEO)"; ~3,200 people participated in the protests [Sputnik]
    ● 25-May-2019 -- Baltimore, USA: Cybercriminals ["digital extortionists"] targeted Baltimore using "EternalBlue," a stolen NSA [National Security Agency] tool "developed at taxpayer expense" [Nicole Perlroth, et al., NYT]
    ● 25-May-2019 -- Iran: "Iran can sink US ships with ‘new secret weapons’, senior military official warns" [RT]
    ● 25-May-2019 -- Surat, India: "20 students killed in Surat tutoring center fire" [Emily Dixon, et al., CNN World]
    ● 25-May-2019 -- Algiers, Algeria: "Algerian police arrest dozens, close off key sites as thousands demonstrate" [France 24: News Wires-AFP]
    ● 24-May-2019 -- World: "Students From 1,600 Cities Just Walked Out of School to Protest Climate Change. It Could Be Greta Thunberg's Biggest Strike Yet" [Suyin Haynes, Time]
    ● 23-May-2019 -- Islamabad, Pakistan: "Pakistan military says it test-fired ballistic missile Shaheen-II" [Asad Hashim, Al Jazeera]
    ● 22-May-2019 -- Mogadishu, Somalia: "Somalia: At least 9 killed in Mogadishu car explosion" al-Shabab claimed responsibility [Al Jazeera]
    ● 22-May-2019 -- Jakarta, Indonesia: "Indonesia post-election protests [against the re-election of President Joko Widodo] leave six dead in Jakarta" [BBC News]
    ● 22-May-2019 -- North Korea: "North Korea slams Joe Biden as a 'fool of low IQ'" [NBC News: AP]
    ● 21-May-2019 -- India: "Under Modi, the Hindu-Muslim divide worsens in India" [New York Post, Reuters]
    ● 21-May-2019 -- Kafr Nabuda, Syria: "Dozens killed as rebels launch counterattack in Syria"; 26 pro-government fighters and 18 rebels were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 21-May-2019 -- Germany: "The New German Anti-Semitism
"For the nation’s estimated 200,000 Jews, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fear" [James Angelos, NYT]
    ● 21-May-2019 -- Afghanistan: "5,000 terrorists amassed in Afghanistan close to CIS border - Russian FSB chief" [RT]
    ● 20-May-2019 -- Kafranbel, Syria: Russian air attack; 10+ civilians, including 5 children, killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 20-May-2019 -- Iran-USA: "IRAN GIVES DONALD TRUMP A HISTORY LESSON: WE'LL SURVIVE U.S. LIKE WE SURVIVED ALEXANDER THE GREAT, GENGHIS KHAN: ‘GENOCIDAL TAUNTS WON'T END IRAN’" [David Brennan, Newsweek]
    ● 20-May-2019 -- World: "Ford to eliminate 7,000 jobs, or 10% of workforce, by end August"; job cuts will save ~$600 million a year [Ciara Linnane, MarketWatch]
    ● 20-May-2019 -- USA-Ecuador-WikiLeaks: "Ecuador to hand over Assange's entire legal defense to the United States"

Kristinn Hrafnsson, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks: "On Monday Ecuador will perform a puppet show at the Embassy of Ecuador in London for their masters in Washington ... Ecuador is run by criminals and liars. There is no doubt in my mind that Ecuador, either independently or at the behest of the US, has tampered with the belongings it will send to the United States"

Aitor Martinez, Lawyer for Mr. Assange: "Ecuador is committing a flagrant violation of the most basic norms of the institution of asylum by handing over all the asylee's personal belongings indiscriminately to the country that he was being protected from--the United States. This is completely unprecedented in the history of asylum. The protecting country cannot cooperate with the agent of persecution against the person to whom it was providing protection"

[WikiLeaks]
    ● 20-May-2019 -- Kabul, Afghanistan: "Gunmen target policemen in deadly Kabul checkpoint attack"; 3+ police officers and 2 attackers were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 19-May-2019 -- Brazil: "Brazil violence: Gunmen kill 11 people in bar in Belém" [BBC News, 20-May-2019]
    ● 19-May-2019 -- USA-EU-China: "Top U.S. Tech Companies [including Qualcomm, Intel and Google] Begin to Cut Off Vital Huawei Supplies" [Ian King, et al., Bloomberg Technology]
    ● 19-May-2019 -- Egypt: "Egypt explosion: Tourists on bus injured near Giza pyramids" [BBC News]
    ● 19-May-2019 -- EU: "Islamic extremist attacks in Europe increased 725% between 2007 and 2017" [Twitter: CSIS, @CSIS, https://twitter.com/CSIS/status/1130143575990161408; see also @CSIS_Threats report on European terrorism: https://cs.is/2A98rSt]
    ● 19-May-2019 -- USA: "Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts" [David Enrich, NYT]
    ● 19-May-2019 -- USA: "'They Were Conned': How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers" [Brian M. Rosenthal, et al., NYT]
    ● 18-May-2019 -- Libya: "ISIL fighters kill LNA troops outside Libyan oilfield"; 3+ troops were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 18-May-2019 -- Israel-USA: "Facebook says Israeli company used fake accounts to target African elections" [Donie O'Sullivan, et al., CNN Business]
    ● DECLINE OF THE WEST:18-May-2019 -- USA: "American journalism is suffering from ‘truth decay’ — the media have become more biased over the last 30 years, RAND study says" [see chart: Overall Quality vs. Partisan Bias] [Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch]
    ● 18-May-2019 -- Herat, Afghanistan: "Three children killed in roadside blast in western Afghanistan"; UN statistics: 32,000 people were killed and 60,000 were injured in 10 years [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 18-May-2019 -- USA: "Remember Google keeps a list of everything you buy – and here's how to find it" [David Nield, TechRadar]
    ● 17-May-2019 -- Germany: "Germany rules BDS movement 'anti-Semitic'" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]

See BDS Movement's response: "The German parliament’s equation of the nonviolent BDS movement for Palestinian rights with anti-semitism is based on outright lies. It’s not only anti-Palestinian McCarthyism, it is a betrayal of international law, German democracy and the fight against real anti-Jewish racism... The German establishment is entrenching its complicity in Israel's crimes of military occupation, ethnic cleansing, siege and apartheid, while desperately trying to shield it from accountability to international law." [Twitter: @BDSmovement, https://twitter.com/BDSmovement/status/1129416868383604736]
    ● 17-May-2019 -- Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan: "Afghanistan: Air attack kills 17 policemen 'by mistake'"; then Taliban accused US forces [Al Jazeera: AP News Agency]
    ● 17-May-2019 -- USA: "Half of Americans are just one paycheck away from financial disaster" [Jacob Passy, MarketWatch]
    ● 16-May-2019 -- USA: "You’ve been warned: Widespread US face surveillance is ‘imminent reality’, says tech privacy report" [RT, 18-May-2019

See "America Under Watch
Face Surveillance in the United States" [Clare Garvie, et al., Georgetown Law, Center on Privacy & Technology, 16-May-2019]
    ● 16-May-2019 -- Egypt: "Egypt's Sinai: At least 47 [ISIS] fighters, 5 troops killed in battle" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 16-May-2019 -- Yemen-Saudi-UAE: "Saudi-UAE coalition carries out deadly air raids on Yemen's Sanaa"; 6+ people, including women and children, were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 16-May-2019 -- EU: "Europe Fines 5 Banks $1.2 Billion for Their Roles in Foreign Exchange Cartels" [Amie Tsang, NYT]
    ● 16-May-2019 -- USA-China: "Huawei blacklisted by US starting Friday" [Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 16-May-2019 -- Germany-USA: "‘As if Germany is a US colony’: Bundestag energy chief lashes out at Russia sanctions" [RT]
    ● INFORMATION: 15-May-2019 -- World: "GLOBAL 2000 The World’s Largest Public Companies"; top 5: 1. ICBC; 2. JPMorgan Chase; 3. China Construction Bank; 4. Agricultural Bank of China; 5. Bank of America. [Andrea Murphy, et al., Forbes]
    ● 15-May-2019 -- USA: "Media baron Conrad Black, convicted of fraud, receives pardon from Trump"; Black wrote the book "Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other" [Vivian Salama, MarketWatch]
    ● 15-May-2019 -- France: "French not amused by US pressure to withdraw Cannes award from ‘racist, misogynist’ Alain Delon" [RT]
    ● 15-May-2019 -- AL, USA: "Alabama Governor Signs Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law" [Sabrina Tavernise, NYT]
    ● 15-May-2019 -- Burkina Faso: "Four killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso" [Ouezen Louis Oulon, et al., CNN]
    ● 15-May-2019 -- USA-Iran: "US orders 'non-emergency government employees' to leave Iraq" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 15-May-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Nakba Day: Palestinians mark 71st anniversary of 'catastrophe'"; 47+ Palestinians were injured by Israeli soldiers [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 14-May-2019 -- Saudi Arabia: "Saudi Arabia says oil stations attacked by armed drones" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 13-May-2019 -- USA: Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled to: 25,324.99 -617.38 (-2.38%) [Yahoo! Finance]
    ● 13-May-2019 -- USA-China: "China announces tariffs as high as 25% on $60 billion of U.S. items" [Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch]
    ● 13-May-2019 -- UK: "Honda confirms closure of UK car plant that employs 3,500" [Fox News: AP]
    ● 13-May-2019 -- World: "Carbon dioxide levels hit new landmark at 415 ppm, highest in human history" [Ryan W. Miller, USA Today]
    ● 13-May-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-UAE: "Two Saudi oil tankers among 'sabotaged' ships off UAE coast" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 12-May-2019 -- Qatif-Saudi Arabia: "Saudi state media: Eight 'terrorist suspects' killed in Qatif" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 12-May-2019 -- UAE: "UAE says four ships subjected to 'sabotage' off east coast" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 12-May-2019 -- South Korea: "‘Game change’: S. Korea to create [biometric] robots resembling humans & animals for future wars" [RT]
    ● INFORMATION: 12-May-2019 -- World: Wisdom: "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 ..." [Old Testament, Deuteronomy 28:12-13] [http://mindhat.com/editorials-eea/op-ed-20011208.htm]
.
"Those that live in usury shall rise up before God like men whom Satan has demented by his touch; for they claim that trading is no different from usury." [The Koran, The Cow 2:275] [https://www.macroknow.com/books/philosophy/religion.htm]
    ● 12-May-2019 -- Pakistan-IMF: "Pakistan to Accept $6 Billion Bailout From I.M.F." [Salman Masood, NYT]
    ● 12-May-2019 -- UK: "BBC News announced today there are now 151 billionaires in the UK.
"In a country with foodbanks and millions of children growing up in poverty, that should be a matter of deep shame, not of celebration."
[Twitter: Craig Murray, @CraigMurrayOrg, https://twitter.com/CraigMurrayOrg/status/1127509927340183559]
    ● 12-May-2019 -- USA: Mother's Day: "The woman who invented Mother's Day [Anna Jarvis] came to hate it"; "if she were alive now, she'd probably be living her worst nightmare [commercialization] [Kendall Trammell, CNN US]
    ● 12-May-2019 -- Dablo, Burkina Faso: "Burkina Faso church attack: Priest among six killed"; the attackers burned buildings and looted a health centre [BBC News]
    ● 11-May-2019 -- Tirana, Albania: Anti-government protest: "Protestors toss firebombs at govt office in Albania as opposition demands PM’s resignation (VIDEO)" [RT, 12-May-2019]
    ● 11-May-2019 -- London, UK: "Thousands march for Palestine in London"; marking "the 71st anniversary of the Nakba" [Middle East Monitor, 12-May-2019]
    ● 11-May-2019 -- Poland-USA: Thousands of Poles protested against the U.S. "putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust" [Washington Times: Vanessa Gera, AP, 12-May-2019]
    ● 11-May-2019 -- Pakistan: "Pakistan attack: Gunmen killed five in Balochistan hotel"; 3 attackers were also killed [BBC News, 12-May-2019]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- Gajiganna, Nigeria: "Nigeria: ISIL claims killing 11 soldiers in Borno state" [Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: 58th Friday of mass protests: Israeli forces killed one Palestinian and injured 30+ Palestinians; cumulative killings by Israel since 30-Mar-2018=275 Palestinians [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- Lebanon: "Lebanon veterans cry 'thieves' as leaders talk cuts to benefits" [Anchal Vohra, Al Jazeera News, 11-May-2019]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: "Thousands protest in Rio against education budget cuts" [Fox News: AP]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- USA-China: "Trump doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, escalating U.S.-China trade war" [David J. Lynch, et al., WaPo]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- USA-Iran: "Pentagon says it'll send ship, missile battery to Middle East to deter Iran" [Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News-AP]
    ● INFORMATION: 10-May-2019 -- Israel: "‘KILL PALESTINIANS TO GET CLOSER TO GOD,’ ISRAELI RABBI SAYS" [Web Desk, Such TV, last modified 28-Aug-2017] [see also @marshal82998056, 9-May-2019, https://twitter.com/marshal82998056/status/1126511803372933126]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- Harnai, Pakistan: "Pakistan: Five dead as Baloch separatist gunmen attack coal mine" [Asad Hashim, et al., Al Jazeera News]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- USA-Somalia: "US air attack kills 13 ISIL fighters in Somalia" 9Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- Tunisia-Mediterranean: "IOM [International Organization for Migration]: Scores killed as migrant boat sinks off Tunisian coast"; 50+ people drowned [Al Jazeera]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- US-Qatar-Iran: "US deploys B-52 bombers to Qatar amid Iran threat hiatus" [RT]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- Germany-India: "Thyssenkrupp abandons Tata merger plans, cuts 6,000 jobs" [France 24: AFP]
    ● 10-May-2019 -- USA-China: "Trump Increases China Tariffs as Trade Deal Hangs in the Balance" [Ana Swanson, et al., NYT, 9-May-2019]
    ● 9-May-2019 -- Sadr City, Iraq: "ISIL [suicide] attack kills at least four civilians in Baghdad's Sadr City [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 9-May-2019 -- Burkina Faso: French special forces military operation: 2 French soldiers were killed; 4 hostages were freed [Greg Norman, Fox News-AP]
    ● 9-May-2019 -- "Investors Bet Against Persian Gulf Debt Boom
"Rapid debt accumulation among oil-rich Gulf states has drawn skeptics who cite limited disclosure and economic models still heavily reliant on energy production
[Avantika Chilkoti, WSJ]
    ● 9-May-2019 -- USA-China: "China overplayed its hand with Trump on trade, and it could cost them dearly" [James Griffiths, CNN World]
    ● 9-May-2019 -- USA: "In 1934, the Atlantic Monthly published a piece entitled “The Kept Student,” arguing students would be corrupted by debt.
"85 years later, 45 million people in the U.S. have more than $1.5 trillion in outstanding student loans." [Twitter: Bloomberg Opinion, @bopinion] [see Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg Opinion, 4-May-2019]
    ● 9-May-2019 -- USA: "It’s Time to Break Up Facebook" [Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder at Harvard, NYT Opinion]
    ● 8-May-2019 -- USA: "Till debt do us part: Tuition loan burden is literally killing US college grads" [Robert Bridge, RT Opinion]
    ● INFORMATION: 8-May-2019 -- Los Angeles, CA: "Cache of 1,000 Guns Seized From Los Angeles Mansion in Raid" [Bloomberg: AP]
    ● 8-May-2019 -- Iran-USA-EU: "Iran nuclear deal: Tehran to lift cap on uranium enrichment" [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 8-May-2019 -- Pakistan: "Explosion near Sufi Muslim shrine in Lahore, Pakistan kills at least 9 – police" [RT]
    ● 7-May-2019 -- Canada-USA: "Canada makes it ‘very clear’ the Northwest Passage is Canada’s after Pompeo questions legitimacy [Hamdi Issawi, The Star Edmonton-The Canadian Press]
    ● 7-May-2019 -- USA: "Amazon Gave Jobs to DOD Staff Working on Cloud Bid [$10 Billion Cloud Contract], Lawsuit Says" [Naomi Nix, Bloomberg]
    ● 7-May-2019 -- Denver, CO: "One student dead in shooting at suburban Denver school, police say; seven other students injured" [Susan Svrluga, et al., WaPo]
    ● 7-May-2019 -- USA: Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled: -473.39 points (-1.79%) [Yahoo! Finance]
    ● 7-May-2019 -- USA: "Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses"; NYT finding: "year after year, Mr. Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer" [Russ Buettner, et al., NYT]
    ● 7-May-2019 -- Iran-USA: "The #B_Team is at it again: From announcements of naval movements (that actually occurred last month) to dire warnings about so-called “Iranian threats”.
"If US and clients don't feel safe, it's because they're despised by the people of the region— blaming Iran won’t reverse that." [Twitter: Javad Zarif, @JZarif]
    ● 7-May-2019 -- Libya: "‘Portuguese pilot’ shot down in Mirage jet by General Haftar’s forces [LNA] in Libya – reports" [RT]
    ● 6-May-2019 -- USA: "Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time
"When Alexa runs your home, Amazon tracks you in more ways than you might want"
[Geoffrey A. Fowler, WaPo]
    ● 6-May-2019 -- Mexico City, Mexico: "Thousands march in protest against Mexico's president" [Josue Gonzalez, Reuters]
    ● 6-May-2019 -- USA: "Here's What Happened When The World's Space Agencies Simulated a Killer Asteroid Impact" [Jacinta Bowler, Science Alert]
    ● 6-May-2019 -- World: "Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'" [Matt McGrath, BBC]
 
IPBES' 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services [IPBES, https://www.ipbes.net/news/ipbes-global-assessment-preview]
    ● 5-May-2019 -- USA: "Why the 'one percent' in the US is worried
"The wealthy elite increasingly recognizes that the socioeconomic status quo in the US is unsustainable"
[David A Love, Al Jazeera Opinion]
    ● 5-May-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Drawing the Historical Jesus with Zionist Crayons
" ... I always believed that Zionism was a mental disorder… What’s all the fuss with calling Jesus a Palestinian? That’s how the descendants of the ancient Galileans identify themselves to this day. One thing for certain – Jesus was not an Israeli. And correct me if I am wrong – but it seems to me that Jesus would identify with the people that accepted him not with the people who considered his teachings a deviation from their creed" [Ahmed Amr, The Palestine Chronicle]
    ● 5-May-2019 -- Moscow, Russia: "Aeroflot plane [Sukhoi Superjet-100] crash: 41 killed on Russian jet" [BBC News, 6-May-2019]
    ● 5-May-2019 -- Idlib, Syria: "Idlib: At least nine civilians killed in government-led air raids" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 5-May-2019 -- Pul-e-Khumri, Afghanistan: "Taliban attack on police HQ in north Afghanistan kills at least 7" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 5-May-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Netanyahu pledges 'massive strikes' in Gaza as death toll rises
"Nine Palestinians and three Israelis killed, as Israelis forces mass on Gaza border, stoking fears of ground invasion" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 5-May-2019 -- A $300 Billion Blowup Has Traders Bracing for War in Washington."
Senator Elizabeth Warren: "Today’s big tech companies have too much power -- too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy. They've bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else.”
Senator Bernie Sanders: “We will no longer tolerate the greed of Wall Street, corporate America and the billionaire class."
[Vildana Hajric, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● INFORMATION: 5-May-2019 -- World: "Where the Super-Rich Go to Buy Their Second Passport [Devon Pendleton, et al., Bloomberg, 20-Jul-2018, updated 23-Jul-2018]
    ● 4-May-2019 -- Idlib, Syria: "Dozens killed as Russian, Syrian air attacks in Idlib intensify"; estimated death toll=67 people [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 4-May-2019 -- Venezuela: "7 Venezuelan Military Officers Die in Helicopter Crash" [NYT: AP, 5-May-2019]
    ● 4-May-2019 -- Zaytoun, Palestine: Israeli bombing killed Saba Abu Arar, a 1-year and 2 months infant, and her pregnant mother, Falasteen Abu Arar [Shehab News, @ShehabAgencyEn]
    ● 4-May-2019 -- Tripoli, Libya: Haftar's Libyan National Army [LNA] offensive against the Government of National Accord [GNA]; 8 soldiers killed in an attack on Haftar camp; cumulative death toll since 4-Apr-2019=392+ people; number of people displaced by fighting=50,000+ [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 4-May-2019 -- USA: "America’s Student-Debt Crisis Was Born in the 1600s
"Needy students were forced into loans at the dawn of the Ivy League. A few centuries later, Lyndon B. Johnson poured lighter fluid on the problem." [Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg Opinion]
    ● 3-May-2019 -- Venezuela: "Juan Guaidó’s Uprising Failed. What’s Next for Venezuela?" [Michael Shifter, et al., NYT Opinion]
    ● 3-May-2019 -- Dublin, Ireland: "Facebook ban on Alex Jones and others is a form of modern-day book burning" [RT]
    ● 3-May-2019 -- India-Bangladesh: "Cyclone Fani kills dozens [~30 people] in India and Bangladesh" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 3-May-2019 -- Gaza, Palestine-Israel: "Four Palestinians killed during weekly protest [Great March of Return] and Israeli raid"; 51 Palestinians were also injured [Al Jazeera-News Agencies, 4-May-2019]
    ● 2-May-2019 -- World: "Central Banks Are Ditching the Dollar for Gold" [Rupert Rowling, Bloomberg]
    ● 2-May-2019 -- Greece: "Distressed Greeks Say ‘What Recovery?’ as Banks Seize Homes"; number of small and medium-sized companies that folded since 2010=87,500+ [Antonis Galanopoulos, et al., Bloomberg Business]
    ● 2-May-2019 -- USA: "Challenger reports ‘troubling’ rise in auto layoffs as vehicle sales slump to more than four-year low"; "Year-to-date, job cuts in sector total 19,802, twice as high as in 2018" [Greg Rob, MarketWatch]
    ● 2-May-2019 -- USA: "Pay tuition, or eat dinner? Across America, nearly half of college students surveyed in a new report are going hungry" [Kaya Laterman, NYT]
    ● 2-May-2019 -- Austria-USA: "Like Americans, Austrians are forgetting the Holocaust. These are the shocking numbers" [Ryan W. Miller, USA Today]
    ● 2-May-2019 -- USA: "Trump erases offshore drilling rules enacted after BP oil spill [Ben Lefebvre, et al., Politico]
    ● 2-May-2019 -- USA: "Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos, InfoWars and others from its platforms as 'dangerous'" [Oliver Darcy, CNN Business]
    ● 2-May-2019 -- USA: "McGraw-Hill and Cengage are merging ...
"The textbook market is already dominated by only five players, and consumer advocates worry further concentration could be bad news for students" [Twitter: @MarketWatch]
    ● 1-May-2019 -- Russia-Venezuela: "COLD WAR CLONE Russia has secretly installed nuke missiles in Venezuela, US politician claims in chilling echo of Cuban Missile Crisis" [Jon Lokett, The Sun]
    ● 1-May-2019 -- Russia: "Putin signs law to create an independent Russian internet" [Nathan Hodge, et al., CNN World]
    ● 1-May-2019 -- Paris, France: Yellow Vests: May Day protests [Twitter: @SimplyBeautific, https://twitter.com/SimplyBeautific/status/1123614837035151360]
    ● 30-Apr-2019 -- Charlotte, NC: "2 dead, 4 injured in North Carolina campus shooting" [Yahoo! Finance]Tom Foreman Jr., AP]
    ● 30-Apr-2019 -- Israel: "Israeli rabbis at military prep school are caught on video praising Hitler";  Rabbi Eliezer Kashtiel: "Abolishing legal slavery has created deficiencies. No one is responsible for that property. With God’s help it will return. The goyim (non-Jews) will want to be our slaves. Being a slave of the Jews is the best. They must be slaves, they want to be slaves" [Jonathan Ofir, Mondoweiss]
    ● 30-Apr-2019 -- UK: "Cambridge investigates its slavery links" [Sean Coughlan, BBC News]
    ● 30-Apr-2019 -- CA, USA: "Army vet arrested in foiled terror plot apparently wrote: "America needs another Vegas event"" [CBS News]
    ● 30-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Blackwater founder's plan for mercenaries in Venezuela: Report" [Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 30-Apr-2019 -- Venezuela: "Venezuela’s Maduro says military commanders have ‘total loyalty’ amid coup attempt" [RT]
    ● 29-Apr-2019 -- "ISIS leader al-Baghdadi pictured for first time since 2014, intel group says" [Greg Norman, et al., Fox News]
    ● 28-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Wealthy Elitists Freak Out As Hordes Of Homeless People Take Over Their Neighborhoods All Over The West Coast" [Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse]
    ● 28-Apr-2019 -- Israel-UK: "Israel's nation-state law to unleash 'deepening apartheid'
Experts in London warn of new stage in 'settler-colonial' process amid fears for Palestinian citizens under 2018 law." [Gavin O'Toole, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 28-Apr-2019 -- Silgadji, Burkina Faso: "Five killed in Burkina Faso church attack" [Al Jazeera: AFP News Agency, 29-Apr-2019]
    ● 28-Apr-2019 -- Spain: "Socialists Win In Spanish Election; Far-Right Party Gains Seats For First Time" [Matthew S. Schwartz, NPR, 29-Apr-2019]
    ● 28-Apr-2019 -- Poway, CA: "San Diego synagogue shooting: Rabbi describes seeing attacker"; one woman died, 2 other people were injured [BBC News]
    ● 27-Apr-2019 -- France: Gilets jaunes protests: "Leftwing activists [thousands of trade unionists and lefttwing activists] join gilets jaunes for peaceful Paris protest" [The Guardian: AFP]
    ● 27-Apr-2019 -- "Facebook’s newest ‘fact checkers’ are Koch-funded climate deniers
The fatal flaw in Zuckerberg’s effort to deal with fake news" [Joe Romm, ThinkProgress]
    ● 27-Apr-2019 -- USA: "US man rammed car into pedestrians thinking they were Muslim" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 27-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Who checks the fact-checkers? Facebook leaves verification to groups funded by Soros, US Congress" [RT]
    ● 27-Apr-2019 -- Sri Lanka: "Sri Lanka bombings: 15 [including 6 children] die in blast during raid on suspected hideout" [BBC News]
    ● 26-Apr-2019 -- USA-Mexico: "Mexico Is Now Top U.S. Trade Partner, Ahead of China, Canada" [Ken Roberts, Forbes]
    ● 26-Apr-2019 -- USA-UN: "Trump announces US withdrawing from UN Arms Trade Treaty" [RT]
    ● 26-Apr-2019 -- Winnipeg, Canada: "‘Worst’ anti-Semitic attack on Kosher cafe revealed to be scam by owners" [RT]
    ● 26-Apr-2019 -- Algeria: "Tens of thousands protest against Algeria's ruling elite" [Hamid Ould Ahmed, et al., Reuters]
    ● 25-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Americans are among the most stressed and unhappy people in the world, survey on global well-being reveals" [Valerie Bauman, Daily Mail; Gallup poll]
    ● 25-Apr-2019 -- Sri Lanka: "Death toll in Sri Lanka Easter attacks lowered by more than 100"; revised death toll=290 (not 359) [Dakin And one, et al., CNN World]
    ● 25-Apr-2019 -- Germany: Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank decide against merger [Jack Ewing, NYT]
    ● 25-Apr-2019 -- Russia-North Korea: "Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un hold first summit" [Joshua Berlinger, CNN World]
    ● 25-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Microsoft's stock crosses trillion-dollar threshold intraday for the first time" [Tomi Kilgore, MarketWatch]
    ● 24-Apr-2019 -- London, UK: "Rothschilds to Sell Lavish Heirlooms Made for Kings and Queens"; value estimated at ~$12.9 million [Katya Kazakina, Bloomberg Wealth]
    ● 24-Apr-2019 -- Syria: "18 killed in huge blast in northwest Syria" [Al Jazeera: AFP News Agency]
    ● 24-Apr-2019 -- Africa-UAE-EU-USA: "Exclusive: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa" [David Lewis, et al., Reuters]
    ● 24-Apr-2019 -- Sri Lanka: "Sri Lanka's leader calls for officials' firings as Easter suicide bombers revealed to be ‘well-educated people’ who studied abroad"; the death toll for the bombings rose to 359 [Greg Norman, Fox News-AP]
    ● 23-Apr-2019 -- Saudi Arabia: "Saudi Arabia beheads 37, mostly Shiites, for terrorism crimes; places body and severed head on pike" [Chicago Tribune: Aya Batrawy, et al., AP,  24-Apr-2019]
    ● 23-Apr-2019 -- Sri Lanka: "ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings that killed over 300 [310+]" [Morgan Winsor, et al., ABC News]
    ● 22-Apr-2019 -- Algeria: "Algeria: 5 billionaires arrested as part of anti-corruption drive" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 22-Apr-2019 -- USA: "#Pompeo: 'I was the #CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole'" [Twitter: @RT_com]
    ● 22-Apr-2019 -- Poland: "Poles BEATING & BURNING long-nosed effigy of Judas sparks fury of Jewish group (VIDEO)" [RT]
    ● 22-Apr-2019 -- Morocco: "Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of activists" [BBC News]
    ● 21-Apr-2019 -- Libya: "Explosions in Tripoli suburb after air raid, death toll rises"; cumulative death toll=227 people over 2 weeks [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 21-Apr-2019 -- Saudi Arabia: "Four killed in 'foiled' attack on Saudi police station: Reports" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 21-Apr-2019 -- Mali: "Attackers kill 12 Mali soldiers in major attack on military base" [Al Jazeera: AFP News Agency]
    ● 21-Apr-2019 -- Sri Lanka: "Sri Lanka bombings: Death toll jumps to 290 in Easter Sunday explosions"; 3 Christian churches and 4 hotels were targeted; 290+ people were killed [CBS News, 22-Apr-2019]
    ● 20-Apr-2019 -- USA: "Capitalism in crisis: U.S. billionaires worry about the survival of the system that made them rich" [Greg Jaffe, WaPo]
    ● 20-Apr-2019 -- Kabul, Afghanistan: "Kabul attack: Seven killed at Afghan ministry of information" [BBC News]
    ● 20-Apr-2019 -- Libya: "Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli"; 220 people are killed [BBC News]
    ● 20-Apr-2019 -- France: "France's Yellow Vest protesters return to the streets enraged by billions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame" [Robert Gearty, Fox News-AP]
    ● 20-Apr-2019 -- Syria: "Separate attacks kill nearly 50 Syrian soldiers" [Al Jazeera: AP News Agency]
    ● 19-Apr-2019 -- London, UK: "Climate Change Protesters Have Shut Down London's Historic Waterloo Bridge" [Time: AP]
    ● 18-Apr-2019 -- USA: "36% of college grads with student loans say the debt wasn’t worth it—here’s what experts say" [Megan Leonhardt, CNBC Make It]
    ● 17-Apr-2019 -- Paris, France: "Notre-Dame Reconstruction Effort Attracts Nearly $1 Billion" [Gregory Viscusi, Bloomberg]
    ● 16-Apr-2019 -- Iran: "Iran claims to have ‘father of all bombs,’ overshadowing American ‘mother’" [RT]
    ● 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 -- USA: "THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S INDICTMENT OF JULIAN ASSANGE POSES GRAVE THREATS TO PRESS FREEDOM" [Glenn Greenwald, Micah Lee, The Intercept]
    ● 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, https://defend.wikileaks.org/2019/04/03/ecuador-twists-embarrassing-ina-papers-into-pretext-to-oust-assange/]
    ● 11-Apr-2019 -- Ecuador-UK-USA: "Julian Assange Charged by U.S. With Conspiracy to Hack a Government Computer" [Eileen Sullivan, et al., NYT, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/world/europe/julian-assange-wikileaks-ecuador-embassy.html]

"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, https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/754-assange-indictment/d093e7dc7982f7fe4c24/optimized/full.pdf]
    ● 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].
    ● INFORMATION: 10-Apr-2019 -- CHRISTIANITY
"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?
#SARCASM [EEA]
    ● 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, https://grist.org/article/federal-reserve-climate-change-economy-green-bonds/]
    ● 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, https://sana.sy/en/?p=161777]
    ● 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" [https://killedbygoogle.com/]
    ● 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 -- Turkey-Israel: "[TURKISH PRESIDENT] ERDOGAN TO [ISRAELI PREMIER] NETANYAHU, 'YOU ARE A TYRANT WHO MASSACRES CHILDREN'”
[QudsN] 
    ● 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" https://bloom.bg/2TEbEoj [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]
https://twitter.com/infogiletjaune/status/1104524852243910656
    ● 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, LewRockwell.com]https://twitter.com/infogiletjaune/status/1104524852243910656
    ● 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, LewRockwell.com]
    ● 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, https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1100814570283810821 ]
    ● 27-Feb-2019 -- Lebanon: "Corruption in Lebanon: DEMYSTIFYING the Reasons and the Legal framework" [Dr. Atie J. El Mouallem, Banker, Financial Advisor, https://twitter.com/Atiejelmouallem/status/1100778394134945793]
    ● 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)

https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoIOPT/A_HRC_40_74.pdf
    ● 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 http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2018ltr.pdf), 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" [Phys.org: 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, http://brandfinance.com/knowledge-centre/reports/brand-finance-banking-500-2019/]
    ● 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, https://twitter.com/Harrowcwu/status/1091740790915772419]
    ● 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, https://twitter.com/WSJecon/status/1090406316915470337]
    ● 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]
    ● 24-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Over 30 million U.S. workers will lose their jobs because of AI" [MarketWatch: AP]
    ● 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), http://BrandNewLaw.com]
    ● 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, https://twitter.com/business/status/1087334380920557568]
    ● 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, https://ijvcanada.org/2019/cbc-jnf-canada-has-supported-israeli-army-settlements/
    ● 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-World: "Top 5 countries [China, India, Turkey, Iran, and Russia] opting to ditch US dollar & the reasons behind their move" [RT]
    ● 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]