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2019
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    ● BREAKING 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 -- 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]
    ● 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: "Hacker group [The Dark Overlord] threatens to leak 9/11 ‘truth’ unless paid in bitcoin" [RT]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- Niger: Niger government: Starting 28-Dec-2018, Niger troops and air strikes killed 287+ Boko Haram fighters [Boureima Balima, et al., Reuters, 3-Jan-2019]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- Koologon, Mali: Ethnic violence: Armed men killed 37 Fulani civilians, including children [Tiemoko, et al., Reuters]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- Antananarivo, Madagascar: Thousands protested 'election fraud' [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- Burkina Faso: Ethnic violence: 13+ civilians were killed over 2 days [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 2-Jan-2019 -- USA: "Dow futures tumble after Apple warns about China sales" [David Goldman, et al., CNN Business]
    ● 1-Jan-2019 -- Bottrop, Germany: A German man rammed his car into a crowd with the intention of killing foreigners [Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 1-Jan-2019 -- India: Millions of women protest in support of gender equality, including equal access to Hindu pilgrimage sites [CBS-AP, 2-Jan-2019]
    ● 1-Jan-2019 -- US-Israel: US and Israel quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 1-Jan-2019 -- Hong Kong: Thousands (~5,500 according to organizers; ~3,200 according to police) protested against China 'repression' [CNBC: Reuters]