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    ● 22-Oct-2019 -- The Holy See, Vatican City: "Bishop Galantino: ‘Vatican not at risk of default’" [Vatican News]
    ● 22-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Forty-six attorneys general have joined a New York-led antitrust investigation into Facebook
"The expanded roster of states and territories taking part in the investigation reflects broad concerns among officials that ‘Facebook may have put consumer data at risk.’"
[Tony Romm, WaPo]
    ● 22-Oct-2019 -- World: "Half the world's banks are too weak to survive downturn - McKinsey" [RT]
    ● 22-Oct-2019 -- USA: "New gene editing technology could correct 89% of genetic defects" [Jessie Yeung, CNN]
    ● INFORMATION: 22-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Did Trump Just Give A Jewish Astronaut The Finger?"
[P.J. Grisar, Forward, 21-Oct-2019]
    ● 22-Oct-2019 -- USA: "CNN Poll: 50% support impeaching Trump and removing him from office" [Jennifer Agiesta, CNN]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- World: "'We Should Be Worried': Study Confirms Fear That Intense Ocean Acidification Portends Ecological Collapse
"We have been warned."
[Julia Conley, Common Dreams]
See also: "Mystery solved: ocean acidity in the last mass extinction" [Jim Shelton, Yale News]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- Canada: 2019 Federal Election Results:
Party: Seats, Net Change, Vote Share
1. Liberal: 157, -29, 33.1%
2. Conservative: 121, +23, 34.4%
3. Bloc Quebecois: 32, +22, 7.7%
4. New Democrat: 24, -18, 15.9%
5. Green: 3, +1, 6.5%
6. Independent: 1, +1, 0.4%
7. People's Party: 0, 0, 1.6%
8. Other: 0, 0, 0%

Liberals win minority government
[CBC News: Canada Votes 2019, 22-Oct-2019]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- Haiti: "Anti-govt. protests in #Haiti: 20 dead, 200+ injured since September" [Twitter: RT, @RT_com,]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- Lebanon: "'The people are one': Lebanese unite against political elite
"Hundreds of thousands take to streets in the biggest protests in four days threatening the coalition government."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- Saudi Arabia: "Saudi Arabia’s 100% hookah [water-pipe or narghile] tax hike ignites social media fury" [RT]

Compare tax hikes/vigorish/anti-government protests in Saudi Arabia [hookah], Lebanon [WhatsApp calls], Chile [public transportation fares], etc. [MUCHMIND Editor]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- EU-USA: "[Christine] Lagarde [Incoming ECB Head] Says U.S. Is at Risk of Losing Global Leader Role
"Incoming ECB head warns of consequences from U.S.-China trade war and urges President Trump not to push for lower interest rates"
[Kate O’Keeffe, WSJ]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- Israel: "Netanyahu tells president he can’t form government; now it’s Gantz’s turn to try" [The Times of Israel]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- Chile: "Chile protests: Cost of living protests take deadly toll [death toll=11]" [BBC News]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- Lebanon: "Lebanese Central Bank, Lenders Asked to Cough Up Over $3 Billion" [Dana Khraiche, Bloomberg]
    ● 21-Oct-2019 -- OH, USA: "Ohio counties, four drug firms reach $260 million settlement in opioid epidemic case, averting trial" [Lenny Bernstein, et al., WaPo]
    ● 20-Oct-2019 -- Holy See: Vatican City: "Vatican documents detail suspicious investments at Secretariat of State" [Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency (CNA)-L'Espresso]
    ● INFORMATION: 20-Oct-2019 -- USA: "They Are Telling Us That The Next Recession “Won’t Be As Bad As 2008”. They Are Wrong." [LMichael Snyder, The Economic Collapse, 20-Oct-2019,]

[See also:, 21-Oct-2019,]
    ● 20-Oct-2019 -- Chile: "Three die in supermarket fire amid protests in Chile"
[Daniel Silva Fernandez, et al., CNN World]
    ● 20-Oct-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Protesters hurl petrol bombs at police station as Hong Kong descends into chaos (VIDEOS)" [RT]
    ● 20-Oct-2019 -- Lebanon: "Lebanon's anti-austerity protests enter fourth day
"Demonstrators [tens of thousands] are protesting against dire economic conditions in the heavily indebted country."
Lebanon's public debt=~$86bn (150%+ of GDP)
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 20-Oct-2019 -- World: "The combination of rising temperatures, longer dry seasons, and more fires is driving the “savannization” of the Amazon. The grasses that replace the burned forest are more flammable than trees, so a future fire will burn more fiercely than the first." [Twitter: Yale Environment 360, @YaleE360,]

See also: "Amazon Watch: What Happens When the Forest Disappears?" [Fred Pearce, Yale Environment 360, 17-Oct-2019,]
    ● 19-Oct-2019 -- Lebanon: "Lebanon reforms 'must start from politicians' bank accounts'
"Protesters, angry over lack of jobs and high costs of living, say economic reforms must begin with an end to corruption."
[Timour Azhari, Al Jazeera]
    ● 19-Oct-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Thousands of Jewish Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)" [The Palestine Chronicle: Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media]
    ● 19-Oct-2019 -- India: "India's Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger" [Michael Peck, The National Interest]
    ● 19-Oct-2019 -- Chile: "Chile Suspends Metro Fare Hike After Worst Protests in Decades
"Rise in prices had sparked riots and looting in Santiago"
[Philip Sanders, et al., Bloomberg]

See also: Steven Lundgren, @love4thegameAK
Looks Like HK, Paris, Barcelona, Venezuela Protest.
Santiago burns in this #EvasionMasiva night. So far:
- 7 metro stations
- 5 banks
- the Enel tower
- toll gates at the highway
- supermarket
- numerous buses and bus stops.

[Twitter: Steven Lundgren, @love4thegameAK,]
    ● 19-Oct-2019 -- World: "Cutting rates is bringing us closer to ‘the greatest amount of debt’ in human history – RT’s Boom Bust" [RT]
    ● 19-Oct-2019 -- USA: "#IamTulsi trending after Gabbard hands Hillary Clinton brutal smackdown"
2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard on Hillary Clinton: "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain.”
    ● 19-Oct-2019 -- UK: "Hundreds of thousands descend on London streets to protest Brexit
"Anti-Brexit protesters gather in London as parliament votes to delay decision on prime minister's withdrawal deal."
[Ylenia Gostoli, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 19-Oct-2019 -- Russia: "Russia dam collapse at Siberia gold mine kills 15" [BBC News]
    ● 19-Oct-2019 -- Syria: "THE MOTHER OF MESSES IN SYRIA" [Eric Margolis,]

See also, "Syria: What a Tangled Web We Wove" [Eric S. Margolis,]
    ● 18-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Facebook Says It’s Here to Help—But It Can’t Explain How
"CEO Mark Zuckerberg had trouble finding evidence backing his case for the platform’s hands-off approach."
"The problems Facebook has helped cause—facilitating the spread of misinformation, exacerbating genocide, contributing to radicalization, giving massive platforms to the most incendiary and least substantive content producers—happened specifically because of how Facebook was designed to make the company’s executives, owners, and shareholders money."
[Twitter: Ali Breland, Mother Jones,] [See also:]
    ● 18-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns" [Jacqueline Howard, et al., CNN]
    ● 18-Oct-2019 -- USA: "A Powerful California Fault Line Is Moving for the First Time on Record
"The Garlock fault could produce a magnitude 8 earthquake."
[Samantha Cole, VICE]
    ● 18-Oct-2019 -- France: "France foiled ‘9/11-inspired’ plane hijacking attack, national security chief reveals" [RT]
    ● 18-Oct-2019 -- Afghanistan: "At least 62 killed in mosque bombing in eastern Afghanistan" [WaPo]
    ● 18-Oct-2019 -- Turkey-Syria: "Turkey's military operation in Syria: All the latest updates
"Ankara agreed to suspend its offensive for five days to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from the Turkey-Syria border."
[Al Jazeera]
    ● 18-Oct-2019 -- Lebanon: "Lebanon protests: Thousands demand 'fall of the regime' in Beirut
"Thousands of protesters march for a second day in anti-government demonstrations over country's economic crisis."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 17-Oct-2019 -- Turkey-USA: "Turkey and the U.S. came to an agreement on Thursday [17-Oct-2019] to pause Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria.
"Turkey agreed to pause its Operation Peace Spring for 120 hours in order to allow the withdrawal of terrorist YPG/PKK forces from the planned safe zone."
Operation Peace Spring Death toll: 4 Turkish soldiers and 74 Syrian National Army members.
[Gozde Bayar, Anadolu Agency, 18-Oct-2019]
    ● 17-Oct-2019 -- Turkey-USA: "Turkey's military operation in Syria: All the latest updates
"Turkey agreed to suspend its offensive for five days to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from its border with Syria."
[Al Jazeera, News Agencies, 18-Oct-2019]
    ● 17-Oct-2019 -- Lebanon: "Massive protests have popped off all over #Lebanon, with thousands in the streets marching against high taxes, banks, elites and legacy politicians.
"People from every political party and faith are united in their call against decades of government corruption."
[Twitter: Sarah Abdallah, @sahouraxo,]
    ● 17-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Why Has It Taken Google This Long to Ban Predatory Payday Loan Apps?" [Harmon Leon, Observer]
    ● 17-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Suicides and homicides on the rise in young people
"In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death among youngsters ages 10 to 24." [Linda Carroll, NBC News-Center for Disease Control and Prevention]
    ● 16-Oct-2019 -- USA: "The Explosion Of Personal Loans Is A Troubling Sign" [Robert Farrington, Forbes]

See also: "Average U.S. Credit Card Debt Statistics"
Average credit card debt per U.S. household=$8,398 (in June 2019); total credit card debt=$1.07 trillion [Kimberly Amadeo, The Balance,]
    ● 16-Oct-2019 -- World: "To Prevent Financial Crises, Regulate Short-Term Debt" [Gary B. Gorton, Yale Insights; by Roberta Kwok]
    ● 16-Oct-2019 -- Spain: "'Consumers are not aware we are slaves inside the greenhouses'
"Exploitation plagues Spain's farming province, with migrant workers paid below minimum wage and living in squalor." greenhouses'
[James Rippingale, Al Jazeera]
    ● 16-Oct-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Taliban truck bomb kills police, wounds children in Afghanistan
"Three security officers dead, 20 children wounded as truck bomb detonates near police building in Laghman province."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 16-Oct-2019 -- USA-Iran: "Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials" [Idrees Ali, et al., Reuters]
    ● 16-Oct-2019 -- World: "6 Warning Signs That Civil Unrest Is IMMINENT" [J. G. Martinez D., et al., The Organic Prepper,]

[See also]
    ● 15-Oct-2019 -- Rodeo, CA, USA: "Massive explosion & fire at California NuStar refinery triggers ‘hazardous materials emergency’ (VIDEOS)" [RT]
    ● 15-Oct-2019 -- Turkey: "Turkey holding 50 US nuclear bombs 'hostage' at air base, report says" [Melissa Leon, Fox News]
    ● 15-Oct-2019 -- Spain-Catalonia: "WATCH LIVE: Catalans face off with police near Spanish govt building in Barcelona"; protest follows "the jailing of 9 prominent separatists by Spain’s supreme court over their roles in the region’s failed secession bid." [RT]
    ● 15-Oct-2019 -- Paris, France: "Riot police blast firefighters with water cannons during Paris protests (VIDEOS)": "French firefighters protest low pay & difficult working conditions in Paris" [RT]
    ● 15-Oct-2019 -- Mexico: "13 Mexican police officers murdered by suspected cartel gunmen in bloody ambush" [Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News]
    ● 14-Oct-2019 -- Peurto Rico-USA: "Puerto Rico governor calls urgent meeting after six people were killed in a mass shooting" [Scottie Andrew, et al., CNN]
    ● 14-Oct-2019 -- London, UK: "Extinction Rebellion activists arrested at Bank of England protest
"Dozens detained on ‘day of disruption’ targeting City firms profiting from climate crisis"
[Damien Gayle, et al., The Guardian]
    ● 14-Oct-2019 -- Brazil: "Brazil oil spill: 2,000km of northern beaches contaminated
"Mystery oil slicks sully 150 northeastern beaches but officials cannot trace source as clean-up takes place.
[Gabriel Elizondo, Al Jazeera]
    ● INFORMATION: 14-Oct-2019 -- Sweden: "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 was awarded jointly to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."" [The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019]
    ● 14-Oct-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Attacks on Afghan schools soar
"At least 700 schools have closed due to conflict and more than 3.7 million children are currently out of school."
[Charlotte Bellis, Al Jazeera]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Google Shuts Out Payday Loans With App-Store Ban
Google said it made the change ‘to protect people from deceptive and exploitative personal-loan terms’" [Yuka Hayashi, WSJ]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Billionaires Could Face Tax Rates Up to 97.5% Under Sanders"; "Warren would levy taxes up to 62% on richest Americans" [Rich Miller, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- Syria-Turkey: "Syria's army to deploy along Turkey border as Kurds strike deal
"In a major shift in alliance, Kurdish forces announce deal with Damascus on Syrian troop deployment near Turkey border."
Casualties from Turkish air attacks=9 people, including 5 civilians.
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies, 14-Oct-2019]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- Quito, Ecuador: "After 10 days of mass protests, Ecuadoreans have defeated IMF-imposed austerity measures! #EcuadorEnResistencia" [Twitter: Redfish, @redfishstream, 14-Oct-2019,]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- Port-au-Prince, Haiti: "Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Haiti against the government and the IMF." [Twitter: Redfish, @redfishstream, 14-Oct-2019,]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- Japan: "Typhoon death toll in Japan climbs to 35 after storm unleashes widespread flooding" [Simon Denyer, WaPo]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- World: "Firms ignoring climate crisis will go bankrupt, says Mark Carney
"Bank of England governor warns of financial collapse linked to climate emergency"
[Damian Carrington, The Guardian]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- USA: "‘Dozens’ of soon-to-be-released videos document political bias at ‘the highest levels of CNN’, Project Veritas claims" [RT]"

See also: "In a country governed by public opinion, and where public opinion is largely governed by the press, isn’t it critical to understand what governs the press? A CNN whistleblower will show you how the synthetic commodify is made, in their own words. It’s time to #ExposeCNN" [James O'Keefe, @JamesOKeefelll,]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- Russia-Saudi Arabia: "Russia to build $1bn oil complex in Saudi Arabia & further boost investment in joint projects" [RT]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- World: "Scientists [395 academics] endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action" [Matthew Green, et al., Reuters]
    ● 13-Oct-2019 -- USA-Syria: "U.S. "preparing to evacuate" remaining troops [~1,000 US troops] from northern Syria, defense secretary says" [Emily Tillett, et al., CBS News]
    ● 12-Oct-2019 -- USA: "A Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein That Bill Gates Now ‘Regrets’
"Mr. Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, met several times with Mr. Epstein, a sex criminal, a Times investigation found. Mr. Gates now concedes an error in judgment." [Twitter: The New York Times, @nytimes,]
    ● 12-Oct-2019 -- Germany-Turkey: "Germany bans arms sales to Turkey" [huaxia (ed.), Xinhua, Xinhuanet]
    ● 12-Oct-2019 -- Hong-Kong-USA: "Hong Kong Protesters to Trump: We’re Not Done Yet" [Mike Cherney, et al., WSJ]
    ● 12-Oct-2019 -- UK: "Extinction Rebellion arrests near 1,300 after Billingsgate protest" [Damien Gayle, The Guardian]
    ● 12-Oct-2019 -- Japan: "Powerful typhoon [Hagibis] makes landfall in Japan as earthquake [magnitude 5.3] strikes" [CBS News-AP]
    ● 11-Oct-2019 -- Burkina Faso: "More than a dozen killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies, 13-Oct-2019]
    ● 11-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Federal Reserve to buy $60 billion of Treasury bills per month" [Los Angeles Times: Joe Rennison, et al., Financial Times]
    ● 11-Oct-2019 -- Vatican-Turkey-Syria: "Archbishop of Aleppo condemns Turkish military offensive in northeast Syria" [Linda Bordoni, Vatican News]
    ● 11-Oct-2019 -- Vatican: "President of Vatican Bank: Reforms have completely renewed the IOR [Institute for the Works of Religion, or the Vatican Bank" [Vatican News:“Il Sole 24 Ore”]
    ● 11-Oct-2019 -- China: "No limits: China to allow foreigners to own local finance firms
"China wants to lure foreign firms to its financial sector in 2020 amid rising trade tensions with the US."
[Al Jazeera: Bloomberg News, Bloomberg]
    ● 11-Oct-2019 -- Iran: "Oil prices jump after Iranian oil tanker explosions
"Crude oil prices surged about two percent on concerns over potential disruption to supplies."
[Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 11-Oct-2019 -- UAE-Saudi Arabia-Qatar: "Al Jazeera target of UAE campaign in US to hobble network
"UAE lobbying and Twitter campaigns aim to force Al Jazeera to register as a foreign agent with US Department of Justice."
[Joe Light, at al., Bloomberg]
    ● 11-Oct-2019 -- Iran: "Iranian oil tanker near Saudi Arabia coast hit by missiles, officials say" [Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News]
    ● 10-Oct-2019 -- USA: "A wealth of knowledge about debt" [Hannah Appel, associate faculty director at the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs]  [Les Dunseith, UCLA]
    ● 10-Oct-2019 -- USA-Russia: "Propaganda 101: The New York Times pumps another ‘evil Russia’ plot"; on “Unit 29155": purportedly directed by the Kremlin to “destabilize Europe” with “subversion, sabotage and assassination." [Finian Cunningham, RT, Op-Ed]
    ● 10-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Is Your Job In Danger As Robots Cut 200,000 U.S. Bank Positions?" [Robin Ryan, Forbes]
    ● 10-Oct-2019 -- Turkey-Syria: "Turkey says 109 people killed as troops continue advance into Syria" [Saphora Smith, NBC News-Aziz Akyavas, Reuters]
    ● INFORMATION: 10-Oct-2019 -- Did the credibility of The Norwegian Nobel Committee suffer as a result of deciding to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 to President Barack Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples?"
See: [1] "The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 was awarded to Barack H. Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." [Oslo, The Nobel Prize: The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, 9-Oct-2009,]
[2] "Did Barack Obama Deserve the Nobel Prize?
"Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. He took the award not as a reward for accomplishments but as a “call to action.”" [Farah Mohammed, JSTOR Daily, 2-Jun-2018,]
    ● 9-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Newsonomics: The Gannett–GateHouse merger is really happening, but expect to see more than 10% of jobs cut off the top" [Ken Doctor, Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard]
    ● 9-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Shameful US Corporations Capitulate To Chinese Communists" [Gab News]
    ● 9-Oct-2019 -- Afghanistan: "US meth lab [5-May-2019] strikes in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians, says UN" [BBC News]
    ● 9-Oct-2019 -- Germany: "2 dead in Germany shooting near synagogue [on Yom Kippur]" [Mike Hayes, et al., CNN World]
    ● 9-Oct-2019 -- Turkey-Syria: "Turkey launches military assault in Syria as Kurdish fighters say warplanes are bombing region" [Greg Norman, et al., Fox News-AP]
    ● 9-Oct-2019 -- Israel-USA: "Israelis Watch U.S. Abandon Kurds, and Worry: Who’s Next?" [Twitter: The New York Times, @nytimes, ]
    ● 8-Oct-2019 -- CA: "Column: New California law blocks debt collectors from emptying your bank account" [David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times]
    ● 8-Oct-2019 -- USA: "For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class last year" [Source: Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman]  [Christopher Ingraham, WaPo]
    ● 8-Oct-2019 -- Iraq: "Death toll rises in Iraq protest crackdown
"In the past week, more than 110 people [~16 people/day] have died during a nationwide uprising against the government."
[Imran Khan, Al Jazeera]
    ● 8-Oct-2019 -- USA-China: "US blacklists major Chinese AI startups 2 days ahead of trade talks"; blacklisted companies include: SenseTime, Megvii, and Yitu. [RT]
    ● 8-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Federal Reserve’s Latest Bailouts More Proof Bad Times Ahead"
Some banks are running out of cash; the Federal Reserve Bank of New York "will continue to inject as much as 75 billion dollars a day into the repo market until November 4"
[ Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute]
    ● 7-Oct-2019 -- Germany: "German lorry attack in Limburg seen as 'act of terrorism'"; the attacker is originally from Syria; 8 people were injured. [BBC News, 8-Oct-2019]
    ● 7-Oct-2019 -- Turkey-USA: "'Stab in the back': Kurdish forces decry US pullout from Syria" [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 7-Oct-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Army recruits targeted by suicide bomb in eastern Afghanistan
"At least 10 killed and 27 others injured after bomb detonated in a rickshaw near a minibus carrying recruits."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 7-Oct-2019 -- World: "'Sorry, this is an emergency': Climate protesters block streets around world [UK, Germany, Austria, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, …]" [Peter Nicholls, et al., Reuters]
    ● 7-Oct-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong mask ban leads to weekend of violent and destructive protests" [Joshua Berlinger, et al., CNN World]
    ● 7-Oct-2019 -- North Korea-USA: "North Korea Issues Fresh Warning to U.S. After Talks Stumble" [Jihye Lee, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 7-Oct-2019 -- USA: "GE freezes pension benefits for 20,000 employees in an effort to reduce its massive debt pile (GE)" [Daniel Strauss, Business Insider]
    ● 7-Oct-2019 -- China: "China’s central bank buys more gold [100+ tonnes of gold over 10 months]
"Central banks have been buying gold to diversify their reserve assets away from the dollar"
[Harry Dempsey, FT]
    ● 6-Oct-2019 -- USA: "The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You" [David Leonhardt, NYT, Op-Ed]
    ● 6-Oct-2019 -- Libya-Africa-West: "Libya was destroyed due to Western leaders’ lust to continue exploiting Africa’s riches – Gaddafi spokesman"; Moussa Ibrahim: "Look at Libya now. Killings, civil conflict, tribal war, murder, terrorism, robbing of national wealth. What does it remind you of? Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen. It’s the same story happening every time" [RT]
    ● 6-Oct-2019 -- World: "HSBC to axe up to 10,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive" [David Crow, FT]
    ● 6-Oct-2019 -- Russia: "Half of Russians earn less than $550 monthly
"To get by, many families are taking out risky and high-cost loans - but that is only making them worse off."
[Step Vaessen, Al Jazeera]
    ● 6-Oct-2019 -- Kansas City, KS: "Kansas City: Gunman [a Hispanic man] on run after four shot dead in bar"; 5 others were wounded [BBC News]
    ● INFORMATION: 5-Oct-2019 -- UK-Israel: "THE BBC’S TAKE ON ‘ZIONISM’" [Roza I.M. El-Eini, The Jerusalem Post]
    ● 5-Oct-2019 -- World: "These are the 5 largest mega-mergers so far in 2019":
1. Bristol-Myers Squibb+Gelgene
2. United Technologies+Raytheon
3. AbbVie+Allergan
4. Saudi Aramco+Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
5. Occidental Petroleum+Anadarko Petroleum
[Source: Mergermarket] [Daniel Strauss, Business Insider]
    ● 5-Oct-2019 -- France: "VIDEO. Des militants pour le climat et des "gilets jaunes" occupent un centre commercial à Paris" [franceinfo]
    ● 5-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Opinion: The GM strike is really about the switch to electric cars" [MarketWatch, Op-Ed: Daron Gifford, Plante Moran’s automotive industry consulting services]
    ● 5-Oct-2019 -- Iraq: "Iraq protests: All the latest updates
"Almost 100 people killed and nearly 4,000 wounded across Iraq, rights commission says, as political crisis deepens,"
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 5-Oct-2019 -- New York City, NY: "4 homeless men killed in New York City's Chinatown area, apparently while they slept, police say" [Melissa Alonso, et al., CNN]
    ● INFORMATION: 5-Oct-2019 -- China: "Beware Awakening China" [Eric S. Margolis,,]
    ● 5-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Sacklers Received as Much as $13 Billion in Profits From Purdue Pharma [Maker of OxyContin]" [Jared S. Hopkins, et al., WSJ]
    ● 4-Oct-2019 -- China-Russia: "Russia is helping China build a new missile attack warning system, Putin says" [Daria Litvinova, CBS News]
    ● 4-Oct-2019 -- Ecuador: "Ecuador In State Of Emergency: End Of Fuel Subsidies Sparks Mass Protests" [Bill Chappell, NPR]
    ● 4-Oct-2019 -- Iraq: "At Least 42 Dead After Days Of Violent Protests In Iraq" [Scott Neuman, NPR]
    ● 3-Oct-2019 -- USA: "HP to slash 7,000 to 9,000 jobs over three years as part of major restructuring" [Jon Swartz, MarketWatch]
    ● 3-Oct-2019 -- USA: "MGM to pay Las Vegas shooting survivors, families up to $800m" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 3-Oct-2019 -- Poland: "Fierce anti-Semitic slurs ["w***e Jews, get the f**k out of Poland"] & swastika appear on Krakow ghetto wall (PHOTOS)" [RT]
    ● 3-Oct-2019 -- USA: "A new ad tech merger is the latest sign rivals need to get big quickly to take on Facebook and Google’s dominance" [Megan Graham, CNBC]
    ● 3-Oct-2019 -- North Korea: "North Korea tests submarine-capable [Pukguksong-3 ballistic] missile fired from sea" [BBC News]
    ● 3-Oct-2019 -- Paris, France: "Paris knife attacker kills 4 people at police headquarters"; the knife attacker, a police employee, was shot dead. [Eliza Mackintosh, CNN World]
    ● 2-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Bank fees around the U.S. climb to record highs [Irina Ivanova, CBS News]
    ● 2-Oct-2019 -- EU-USA: "US to impose tariffs on EU aircraft and agricultural products" [Jacob Pramuk, et al., CNBC]
    ● 2-Oct-2019 -- Iraq: "Iraq protests: Shots fired as demonstrators defy Baghdad curfew"; people are angry "at high unemployment, poor services and corruption." 19+ people were killed since 1-Oct-2019. [BBC News]
    ● 1-Oct-2019 -- USA: "Robots to Cut 200,000 U.S. Bank Jobs in Next Decade, Study Says" [Alfred Liu, Bloomberg]
    ● 1-Oct-2019 -- China-Hong Kong: "Hong Kong protester shot as police disperse anti-China protests on National Day" [Shibani Mahtani, et al., WaPo]
    ● 1-Oct-2019 -- China: "The 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China" []
    ● 30-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Colleges, Students Tell DOJ McGraw-Hill/Cengage Merger Would Create a Textbook Duopoly" [The National Law Review: Timothy Z. LaComb, Tom Hagy (ed.), MoginRubin LLP Blog]
    ● 30-Sep-2019 -- Saudi Arabia: "Massive fire at Saudi high-speed train station injures at least five" [CNBC: Reuters]
    ● 30-Sep-2019 -- USA-CA: "Some L.A. officials want a state of emergency declared as homelessness crisis worsens" [Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times]
    ● 30-Sep-2019 -- EU-Iran: "8 more EU countries join sanctions-circumventing exchange INSTEX to trade with Iran – EU high representative’s aide" [RT]
    ● 30-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Trump tweets quote warning that impeachment will cause ‘Civil War-like fracture’ in US" [RT]
    ● 30-Sep-2019 -- Beijing-Hong Kong: "Beijing marks 70 years of Communist rule as Hong Kong protesters take to the streets" [Jessie Yeung, et al., CNN World]
    ● 29-Sep-2019 -- Malaysia-UN: "Malaysian PM: Israel is the origin of modern terrorism
"'Israel can break all the international laws and norms of the world and it will continue to be supported and defended…There is no justice in the world,’ he said."
[Middle East Monitor]
    ● 29-Sep-2019 -- New York, NY: "New York: Thousands rally for human rights in Kashmir" [Samira Sadeque, Al Jazeera]
    ● 29-Sep-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Thousands across Asia Pacific march in solidarity with Hong Kong
"People take to streets of Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo as part of global day of action in support of Hong Kong protesters."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 29-Sep-2019 -- Lebanon: "Lebanon: Protests over worsening economic crisis"; Lebanon's debt=$86 billion (or 150%+of GDP) [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 29-Sep-2019 -- France-Iraq: "Ex-French President Jacques Chirac was ‘bribed’ by Saddam Hussein: report" [Laura Italiano, New York Post]
    ● 29-Sep-2019 -- Yemen-Saudi Arabia: "Houthis claim to have killed 500 Saudi soldiers in major attack
"Yemen militant group says it captured further 2,000 troops in operation in Saudi Arabia"
[Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic ed., The Guardian]
    ● 28-Sep-2019 -- USA: "George Soros Emerges as Major Funder of ‘Global Climate Strike’ Groups" [Dr. Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart]
    ● 28-Sep-2019 -- World: "Climate change: Greta Thunberg calls out the 'haters'" [Justin Rowlat, et al., BBC News]
    ● 27-Sep-2019 -- World: "From New Zealand to Italy, hundreds of thousands are protesting again for Earth Strike" [Grace Hauck, et al., USA Today]
    ● 27-Sep-2019 -- USA-Libya: "U.S. air strike kills 17 [on 24-Sep-2019] in southern Libya" [Ulf Laessing, et al., Reuters]
    ● 27-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Pope urges Silicon Valley to avoid slide toward new 'barbarism'" [Philip Pullella, Reuters]
    ● 27-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Harvard’s 6.5% Return Lags Elite Peers After Strategy Revamp" [Michael McDonald, Bloomberg]
    ● 27-Sep-2019 -- China: "China's central bank vows to lower real interest rates through market-oriented reform" [Xinhuanet: Xinhua, yan (ed.)]
    ● 27-Sep-2019 -- USA: "US military suicides surge to record high among active duty troops"; military suicides surged to 541 in 2018, up from 511 in 2017. [The Guardian: AP]
    ● 26-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Whistleblower painstakingly gathered material and almost single-handedly set impeachment in motion" [Greg Miller, WaPo]
    ● 26-Sep-2019 -- USA: "[Stuart] Resnick [the biggest farmer in America] explains $750-million gift to Caltech for climate research. ‘The kids are concerned’" [James Rainey, Los Angeles Times]
    ● 26-Sep-2019 -- UN-Yemen-Saudi Arabia: "UN condemns Saudi air attacks on Yemen"; 17 civilians were killed [Mohammed al-Attab, Al Jazeera]
    ● INFORMATION: 26-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Income inequality in America is at its highest level in more than 50 years"; states with worst income inequality: California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, and New York [Aimee Picchi, CBS News]
    ● 25-Sep-2019 -- World: "Greta Thunberg wants you afraid, and big business will make a killing off it"
"Put simply, financial giants want your pensions and your taxes to support their investments half a world away. Greta Thunberg and The Climate Emergency Movement are paralyzing you with fear, and knowingly or unknowingly aiding the interests of the world’s mega-rich."
[Graham Dockery, RT]
    ● INFORMATION: 25-Sep-2019 -- China: "China officially opens its massive new airport in Beijing"; cost of the airport=$17.47 billion; the airport is expected to handle up to 72 million passengers per year by 2025 [RT]
    ● INFORMATION: 24-Sep-2019 -- USA: “'It’s Degrading' – Mothers of Vaccine-Injured Children Speak Out" [Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution, ]
    ● 24-Sep-2019 -- USA: "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry of Trump, says his actions were a ‘betrayal of national security’" [Rachael Bade, et al., WaPo]
    ● 24-Sep-2019 -- Greece: "Thousands of Greeks strike over planned labour reforms" [John Psaropoulos, Al Jazeera]
    ● 24-Sep-2019 -- Kashmir: "At least 20 killed as [magnitude 5.8] quake hits Pakistan-administered Kashmir" [Asad Hashim, Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 24-Sep-2019 -- New York, NY: UN General Assembly [UNGA] 2019: "Special Coverage of the 74th General Debate, 24 September-30 September 2019," [UN News,]
    ● 24-Sep-2019 -- Baghdad, Iraq: "Two rockets 'hit' near US embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone
"No casualties reported and no group claims responsibility for reported rocket attacks."
[Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 23-Sep-2019 -- UN: "The United Nations General Assembly" [Meg Wagner, et al., CNN]

Greta Thunberg: "I should be back in school, on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words — and yet, I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying."

See also: "Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘you are failing us’, as nations announce fresh climate action" [UN News,
    ● 23-Sep-2019 -- West Papua, Indonesia: "At least 20 dead in protests in Indonesia's West Papua
"Clashes between protesters and government forces in Jayapura have killed at least four people, including a policeman."
[Febriana Firdaus, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 23-Sep-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Dozens of civilians killed in Afghan forces' anti-Taliban attack
"At least 40 civilians killed in air raid and ground assault on Taliban hideouts by Afghan special forces."
14+ fighters were also killed.
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 23-Sep-2019 -- Omran, Yemen: "Civilians [5 civilians from one family] killed in Saudi-led air attacks in Yemen: Report" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 23-Sep-2019 -- UK: "Thomas Cook Collapse Sets Up $250 Million Hedge Fund Windfall"; jobs at risk=21,000; speculators can earn "$250 million from the bankruptcy" [Yahoo! Finance: Katie Linsell, Bloomberg]
"Drugs make up the largest criminal market in the EU. More than one-third of the 5 000 criminal groups active in the EU are involved in the production, trafficking or distribution of various types of drugs...
"The EU retail drug market is estimated to be worth at least €24 billion a year."
[Europol, Press Release]
    ● 22-Sep-2019 -- UK: "Parents shocked as UK schools teach 6-10yo kids to touch their ‘private parts’ in beds & showers" [RT]
    ● 22-Sep-2019 -- DC, USA: "'We the People March': Protest in DC to 'hold Trump accountable'
"Perceived assault on US democracy decried in rally billed as reminder to elected officials that they work for people."
[Martin de Bourmont, Al Jazeera]
    ● 22-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Trump and Elizabeth Warren have the same very bad idea about the dollar"
"Both President Trump and presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren have floated the idea of weakening the dollar to help sell US exports."
[Linette Lopez, Business Insider]
    ● 22-Sep-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong [anti-government] protests: China flag desecrated as fresh unrest erupts" [BBC News]
    ● 21-Sep-2019 -- "Danish and Swiss Banks to Charge Customers 0.75% Interest on Large Deposits"
[Michael Shedlock, Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis, 21-Sep-2019,]
    ● 21-Sep-2019 -- Iraq: "ISIL claims bus bombing in Iraq's Karbala that killed 12
"Bombing was one of the worst attacks targeting civilians since the declaration of the group's defeat in Iraq in 2017."
[Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 21-Sep-2019 -- Egypt: "In rare protests, Egyptians [thousands of protesters] demand President el-Sisi's removal
"Rallies in several Egyptian cities after businessman Mohamed Ali accused el-Sisi of corruption, called for resignation."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 21-Sep-2019 -- Canada-World: "Eco-anxiety spurs youth to take action on climate change"
"With fires, floods, and pollution growing faster and more serious every year, children and young people are scared that they'll be bearing the brunt of this crisis. It's spawning a condition called eco-anxiety, a fear of environmental catastrophe."
[Marcy Cuttler, et al., CBC News]
    ● 20-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Department of Homeland Security strategy adds white supremacy to list of threats
"Recent mass shootings have 'galvanized the Department of Homeland Security to expand its counterterrorism mission focus beyond terrorists operating aboard,' acting DHS Sec. Kevin McAleenan."
[Pete Williams, NBC News]
    ● 20-Sep-2019 -- "Over 4 million on #ClimateStrike today. In 163 countries. And counting... If you belong to the small number of people who feel threatened by us, then we we have some very bad news for you: This is just the beginning. Change is coming - like it or not. #FridaysForFuture" [Twitter: Greta Thunberg, @GretaThunberg]
    ● 20-Sep-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Afghanistan hospital attack death toll soars to 39
"At least 39 people killed and 90 wounded in a suicide attack carried out by the Taliban in the southern city of Qalat."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 20-Sep-2019 -- Russia-China-India: "Center-2019: 128,000 troops participate in massive Russia, China & India drill (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)" [RT]
    ● 20-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Not a free speech platform: Facebook declares it’s a ‘publisher’ & can censor whomever it wants, walking into legal trap" [RT]
    ● 20-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Fed rushes to plug cash shortage [~$275 billion injection over 4 days] in short-term loan market" [CBS News: AP]
    ● 19-Sep-2019 -- USA-World: "Bank Reserves: What Are They and Why a Shortage Is Roiling a Key Interest Rate [the overnight repo rate]" [Paul J. Davies, WSJ]
    ● 19-Sep-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-Iran: "Expert on why Saudi Arabia won't explicitly blame Iran for attacks: 'They would be toast'" [Matt London, Fox News]
    ● 19-Sep-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Why Starbucks is now on Hong Kong protesters’ business boycott list" [Mary Hui, tripti (ed.), Quartz]
    ● 19-Sep-2019 -- USA-Afghanistan: "U.S. drone strike [targeting Islamic State (IS)] kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan"; a separate suicide truck bombing attack by the Taliban killed 20+ people. [Ahmad Sultan, et al., Reuters]
    ● 19-Sep-2019 -- Belgium-France: "Belgian F-16 crash pilot ejects on to power line" [BBC News]
    ● 19-Sep-2019 -- Iran-USA-Saudi Arabia: "Iran warns of ‘all-out war’ if US retaliates in wake of Saudi oil facility bombings" [Greg Norman, et al., Fox News-AP]
    ● 19-Sep-2019 -- Israel-Palestine: "An anti-Zionist Movement That Promoted Judaism as a Secular Culture Shuts Its Doors
"They believed in a just society and wanted to teach Palestinians Yiddish…"
[Shany Littman, Haaretz]
    ● 18-Sep-2019 -- Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): "DRC army says Rwandan Hutu rebel commander Mudacumura killed" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 18-Sep-2019 -- Yemen-UAE: "‘Protect your glass skyscrapers’: Yemen’s Houthis claim to have NEW ATTACK DRONE & threaten UAE [United Arab Emirates] with DOZENS OF STRIKES" [RT]
    ● 18-Sep-2019 -- World: "Cycle of panic & death: Humankind totally not ready for global pandemic, emergency preparedness group warns" [RT]

"Citing a reactionary 'cycle of panic and neglect' in which health emergencies are dealt with as they arise, rather than before they start, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board – an entity formed last year by the World Bank and the World Health Organization – has called for immediate and massive investment in emergency preparedness systems in its first-ever report, titled 'A World At Risk.'"

[For the GPMB's annual report, 'A World at Risk,' see]
    ● 18-Sep-2019 -- Israel: "Israel’s Election Too Close to Call After First Exit Polls
"Neither Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud nor Benny Gantz’s Blue and White have sure path to majority"
[Felicia Schwartz, et al., WSJ]
    ● 18-Sep-2019 -- World: "Annual Investments in Robots Rose to World Record $16.5 Billion" [Alexandre Tanzi, Bloomberg]
    ● 18-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Fed carries out repo operation for second straight day" [Sunny Oh, MarketWatch]
    ● 17-Sep-2019 -- Mexico: "Fire & EXPLOSION reported at Pemex oil refinery in southern Mexico" [RT, 17-18-Sep-2019]
    ● 17-Sep-2019 -- "Israel Spies and Spies and Spies
"This time the target was Donald Trump."
[Philip Giraldi, The Unz Review,, 17-Sep-2019] [See also, 18-Sep-2019]

"And the notion that Mossad and CIA work hand-in-hand is also a fiction. Working level Agency officers dislike their reckless Mossad counterparts. Newsweek magazine’s “Spy Talk” once cited a poll of CIA officers that ranked Israel “dead last” among friendly countries in actual intelligence cooperation with Washington...
"Israel, where government and business work hand in hand, has obtained significant advantage by systematically stealing American technology with both military and civilian applications."
    ● 17-Sep-2019 -- Philippines: "Philippines: Worst dengue outbreak in years kills over a thousand
"Some 271,480 dengue cases reported since January, 1,107 confirmed fatalities as of end of August."
[Ana P Santos, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 17-Sep-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Ghani [President Ashraf Ghani] 'unhurt' as blast kills dozens at Afghan president's rally
"Taliban claims responsibility for suicide bombing at campaign rally in Charikar, as well as for separate blast in Kabul."
26+ people were killed. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 17-Sep-2019 -- Italy: "Flames & smoke as blast rocks one of Italy’s largest oil refineries" [RT]
    ● 17-Sep-2019 -- France: "French doctors, lawyers, pilots protest [President Emmanuel Macron's] pension reforms" [France 24: Reuters]
    ● 16-Sep-2019 -- USA: "JP Morgan traders accused of manipulating price of gold, silver for a DECADE, as DoJ tries to look tough on Wall Street" [RT, 16-17-Sep-2019]
    ● 16-Sep-2019 -- Russia: "World sleepwalking into total nuclear war as callous elites fear no bloodshed – Russian scholar" [Sergey Karaganov, a researcher of international relations and a dean at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics] [RT]
    ● 16-Sep-2019 -- Saudi Arabia: "Attacks have disrupted 5% of the world's oil production. Here's what you need to know" [Tamara Qiblawi, CNN]
    ● 15-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Nearly 50,000 UAW workers go on strike against GM, America's biggest automaker" [Chris Isidore, et al., CNN, 16-Sep-2019]
    ● 15-Sep-2019 -- USA: "OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy to Wipe Out 2,000 Lawsuits" [Jef Feeley, et al., Bloomberg, 15-16-Sep-2019]
    ● 15-Sep-2019 -- Central African Republic: "Fresh fighting kills 23 in Central African Republic
"Renewed clashes between two armed groups in Birao raise doubts about sustainability of peace deal signed in February."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 15-Sep-2019 -- Israel-Ethiopia: "Israel’s Ethiopian community denounces racism ahead of election" [Arwa Ibrahim, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 15-Sep-2019 -- USA-Saudi Arabia-Iran: "Iran Rejects U.S. Accusation It Is Behind Saudi Attacks" [Michael Wolgelenter, NYT]
    ● 15-Sep-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong Protesters Hurl Gasoline Bombs at Government Offices"; "tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators" [Mike Ives, et al., NYT]
    ● 14-Sep-2019 -- Russia-EU-Constantinople: "Orthodox schism: Priests in Western Europe reject Constantinople, side with Moscow" [RT]
    ● 14-Sep-2019 -- Nantes, France: "A little after lunchtime and #Nantes looks like a war zone, every weekend the public are treated like this, every weekend this is not considered newsworthy. #MediaBias
#GiletsJaunes #Acte44 [From Clément Lanot] [Twitter: Darren of Plymouth, @DarrenPlymouth]
    ● 14-Sep-2019 -- Paris, France: "Today marks 44 straight weeks of anti-Macron #YellowVests protests in #France, but we would never know it by watching the corporate propaganda outlets pretending to be news operations. #GiletsJaunes #Paris" [From Call me Blaise] [Twitter: Sarah Abdallah, @sahouraxo]
    ● 14-Sep-2019 -- Sacramento, CA, USA: "California advances bill to cap consumer loan interest rates
"Measure aims to tame what supporters call predatory lending practices"
[The Mercury News: AP]
    ● 14-Sep-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-Yemen: "Saudi Arabia reportedly shuts down half its oil production after drone attack"; Houthis claimed responsibility; 10 drones were involved. [Yun Li, CNBC] [WSJ]
    ● INFORMATION: 14-Sep-2019 -- USA "Trump confirms Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in US counterterrorism operation" [Sarah Westwood, et al., CNN]
    ● INFORMATION: 14-Sep-2019 -- USA-Saudi Arabia-Israel: "Dead Men Tell No Tales – Bin Laden and 9/11"; "... What’s also pretty clear is that Israel–at minimum–knew the attack was coming yet failed to warn its American ‘allies.’ Israel was the chief beneficiary of the 9/11 attacks ..." [Lew Rockwell: Eric S. Margolis, Op-Ed]
    ● 13-Sep-2019 -- Russia: "Why has Russia cut its debt to ZERO?" [Ksenia Zubacheva, Russia Beyond]
    ● 13-Sep-2019 -- Afghanistan-USA: "‘We can fight Americans for 100 years,’ Taliban tells RT after scrapped peace talks" [RT]
    ● 13-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Bank stocks rise again, with J.P. Morgan's stock headed for 8th-straight gain to record close" [Tomi Kilgore, MarketWatch]
    ● 13-Sep-2019 -- USA: "New York AG Says Sacklers [the family that owns Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid Oxycontin] Transferred $1B From Pharma Accounts To Themselves" [Richard Gonzales, NPR]
    ● 12-Sep-2019 -- Turkey: "Several dead [7 people], injured in explosion in Turkey's restive southeast
"Roadside explosives believed to have been placed by Kurdistan Workers' Party fighters in troubled Diyarbakir province."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 12-Sep-2019 -- France: "Google accepts half a BILLION euro fine in French fiscal fraud settlement" [RT]
    ● 12-Sep-2019 -- France: "France vows to block development of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency on European soil" [RT]
    ● 12-Sep-2019 -- Kabul, Afghanistan: "Taliban suicide attack in Kabul kills Afghan troops
"Afghan officials said at least four soldiers killed in the attack in Chahar Asyab district of Kabul."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 12-Sep-2019 -- DR Congo: "Dozens feared dead after train derails in DR Congo
"Minister says at least 50 killed after train derails in southeastern province of Tanganyika."
[AlJazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 12-Sep-2019 -- South Africa: "South Africa Unsecured Loan Boom [$15 Billion] Leaves 40% of Borrowers [~7.8 Million Borrowers] in Default" [Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg, 11-12-Sep-2019]
    ● 12-Sep-2019 -- EU: "ECB cuts key rate, relaunches QE to shore up eurozone economy" [William Watts, MarketWatch]
    ● 12-Sep-2019 -- Israel-USA: "Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices [Stingray devices] near the White House
"The likely Israeli spying efforts were uncovered during the Trump presidency, several former top U.S. officials said."
[Daniel Lippman, Politico]
    ● 11-Sep-2019 -- Israel-USA-China: "There's A Growing Sore Spot In Israeli-U.S. Relations: China" [Daniel Estrin, NPR]
    ● 11-Sep-2019 -- World: "Get out of my face! Facial recognition technology could enslave mankind like never before" [Robert Bridge, RT, Op-Ed]
    ● 11-Sep-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Elusive Al Qaeda leader Zawahri marks 9/11 anniversary by calling for jihadists to attack US, Israel [EU and Russia]" [Hollie McKay, Fox News]
    ● 11-Sep-2019 -- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: "OIC [The Organization of Islamic Cooperation] foreign ministers to meet over Netanyahu ‘escalation’ [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election pledge to annex part of the West Bank]" [Al Arabiya]
    ● 11-Sep-2019 -- Hong Kong-UK: "Hong Kong exchange launches takeover bid for LSE"; "Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing … offered £29.6 billion ($36.6 billion) for the London Stock Exchange" [Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch]
    ● 10-Sep-2019 -- Israel-USA: "The Dancing Israelis: FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks" [Whitney Webb, Mint Press News, 10-Sep-2019,]
    ● 10-Sep-2019 -- Qanus Island, Iraq: "US warplanes drop 40 tons of bombs on ISIS-infested island in Iraq" [Ben Feuerherd, New York Post-Post  Wires]
    ● 10-Sep-2019 -- USA: ""Fictitious Markets, False Economics, and the Reality of Fraud"

"... Economically speaking, this country’s financials are an unmitigated disaster, and the charge toward insolvency is quickening. Debt at every level is staggering, prices are out of control, and a triple bubble is obvious. Stocks and real estate prices are extreme, and the bond market is literally insane ... Nothing of this magnitude has been seen before, and a bubble economy of this degree when it explodes will be devastating beyond the imagination of most."

[Gary D. Barnett, 10-Sep-2019,]
    ● INFORMATION: 10-Sep-2019 -- Israel: "Netanyahu Says Will Annex Jordan Valley if Reelected
Trump peace plan 'historic opportunity' for West Bank annexation, PM says" [Noa Landau, Haaretz]
    ● 10-Sep-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Taliban threatens US with jihad, seizes more land in Afghanistan after failed peace talks" [RT]
    ● 10-Sep-2019 -- Sudan: "Sudan's new leader faces daunting economic challenges
"Wrecked by decades of economic mismanagement and civil war Sudan has $52bn in foreign debt and high unemployment."
[Mohammed Vall, Al Jazeera]
    ● 10-Sep-2019 -- Karbala, Iraq: "More than 30 [31+] killed in mass stampede at Iraqi Shia shrine
"Rush of panicked Ashoura pilgrims after walkway collapse with the death toll expected to rise, says health ministry."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● INFORMATION: 10-Sep-2019 -- USA: "9/11 After 18 Years"
"On the basis of the known evidence, knowledgable and informed people have concluded that 9/11 was an inside job organized by Vice President Dick Cheney, his stable of neoconservatives, and Israel for the purpose of reconstructing the Middle East in Israel’s interest and enriching the US military/security complex in the process."
[Paul Craig Roberts, 10-Sep-2019,]
    ● 9-Sep-2019 -- China: "China boosts gold reserves by nearly 100 tons"; "the value of China’s gold holdings increased to $95.45 billion at the end of August from $87.876 billion at the end of July." [RT]
    ● 9-Sep-2019 -- Pakistan-Kashmir: "Pakistan arrests protesters after pro-independence Kashmir rally
"At least 22 arrested after demonstrators clashed with police near Tatrinote village in Pakistan-administered Kashmir."
[Asad Hashim, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 9-Sep-2019 -- Burkina Faso: "Dozens [29+ people] killed in two Burkina Faso attacks" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 9-Sep-2019 -- Lebanon-Israel: "Lebanon's Hezbollah downs Israeli drone in southern town" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 9-Sep-2019 -- USA: "U.S. corporate insiders selling shares at fastest pace since financial crisis a decade ago"; Analyst Winston Chua with TrimTabs: "not a very positive sign." [Pete Evans, CBC News]
    ● 9-Sep-2019 -- France: "Summer heat killed nearly 1,500 [1,435 people] in France, officials say" [BBC News]
    ● 8-Sep-2019 -- USA-Afghanistan: "After Trump Calls Off Talks, Afghanistan Braces for Violence" [David E. Sanger, et al., NYT]
    ● 8-Sep-2019 -- Madagascar: "Huge crowds [~one million people] attend Pope's Mass in Madagascar" [BBC News]
    ● 8-Sep-2019 -- Hong Kong-USA: "Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate calling for support
"Demonstrators seek to bring international attention to Hong Kong's political crisis, now in its 14th week."
[Violet Law, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 8-Sep-2019 -- Jordan: "Teachers in Jordan launch strike demanding salary hike
"Teachers launch nationwide strike following days of protests calling for a 50 percent salary increase."
[Al Jazeera News]
    ● 8-Sep-2019 -- USA: "The Moral Rot of the MIT Media Lab
"Like its parent university, the famed research center became far too comfortable selling its prestige. Even to Jeffrey Epstein."
"... Rather than protect the inherent specialness of this brand [MIT], the Media Lab soiled it again and again by selling its prestige to banks, drug companies, petroleum companies, carmakers, multinational retailers, at least one serial sexual predator ..."
[Justin Peters, Slate]
    ● 8-Sep-2019 -- China-USA: "China exports fall in August as US trade war bites"; exports from China to the US fell 16% YOY; imports from the US fell 22.4% [BBC News]
    ● 7-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Hurricane Dorian death toll tops 40, hundreds remain missing
"As new death toll of 43 from Hurricane Dorian is confirmed, Bahamas officials warn number will rise 'significantly.'"
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 7-Sep-2019 -- North Korea: "North Korea touts quantum computing for economic development" [Elizabeth Shim, UPI]
    ● 7-Sep-2019 -- World: "Mind-reading AI may spell end to humanity as we know it, but not because it will enslave us – Zizek" [RT]
    ● 7-Sep-2019 -- Iran-IAEA: "IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] inspectors in Tehran to report new activities as Iran launches advanced centrifuges" [Press TV]
    ● 7-Sep-2019 -- USA-Iran: "The end of white America and Israel lobby"
"It seems as if the West is dead in every way. The rule of law is dead throughout the West. Democracy is a scam. There is oligarchic rule.  Everything is done for organized interest groups. Nothing is done for the people. Putin just declared: 'West’s leading role is ending.' How right he is."
[Paul Craig Roberts, Press TV]
    ● 6-Sep-2019 -- France-China: "France's cash-strapped Aigle Azur to cancel all flights"; "the largest shareholder in Aigle Azur is the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, which owns Hainan Airlines, with a 49 percent stake." [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 6-Seb-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Two Palestinian teenagers shot dead by Israeli army
"Official says 76 people were also wounded by Israeli army at protests attended by more than 5,000 people."
[Ali Younes, Al Jazeera]
    ● 6-Sep-2019 -- Israel-Lebanon: "Israel abandons compound, leaves armor & ammo behind: RT films GHOST BASE at Lebanon’s border" [RT]
    ● 6-Sep-2019 -- Bahamas-USA-China: "US worried China's Dorian relief effort in Bahamas may be bid to gain influence — and foothold, reports say"; Bahamas death toll rose to 30 people; damage is estimated at $7 billion. [Greg Norman, Fox News-AP]
    ● 6-Sep-2019 -- China: "China cuts banks’ reserve requirements in latest effort to boost economy amid US trade war" [Frank Tang, South China Morning Post]
    ● 6-Sep-2019 -- USA: "States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes" [John D. McKinnon, WaPo]
    ● INFORMATION: 6-Sep-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Noam Chomsky Calls Out Israel For Interfering In US Elections & Says Russian Interference Is “A Joke”" [Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution, 6-Sep-2019,]

See also: "Supplementary Notes on the Overturning of [Debt-Based] Capitalism" in Bank-Induced Risks
[Edward E. Ayoub, 1998,]
    ● 5-Sep-2019 -- Russia-USA: "Putin warned Bush about impending attack TWO DAYS before 9/11 – ex-CIA analyst" [RT]
    ● 5-Sep-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Israel Steals Palestinian Land in Bethlehem to Expand Illegal Settlements" [The Palestine Chronicle]
    ● 5-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Congress Promised Student Borrowers A Break. Education Dept. Rejected 99% Of Them" [Cory Turner, NPR]
    ● 5-Sep-2019 -- Afghanistan-USA-Romania: "Taliban claim deadly attack near US embassy in Kabul
"10 civilians killed along with US and Romanian soldiers after car bomb explodes near a heavily fortified area in Kabul."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 4-Sep-2019 -- USA-China: "Huawei accuses the US of ‘launching cyber attacks’ against the company" [Colin Lecher, The Verge]

See: "Media Statement Regarding Reported US DoJ Probes into Huawei" [Huawei, 30-Aug-2019,]
    ● 4-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Column: He died Sunday on a West L.A. sidewalk. He was homeless. He is part of an epidemic [666 homeless people died in L.A. County as of 25-Aug-2019]"

"On average, nearly three homeless people are dying daily in the county, nearly double the rate of deaths by homicide. Illness, addiction, accidents, suicide and the ravages of being unsheltered are among the primary causes of death..."

[Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times]
    ● 4-Sep-2019 -- Pakistan: "Pakistan ‘most dangerous country’ in the world with ‘fastest-growing nuclear arsenal,’ says Mattis [former US defense secretary James Mattis]" [RT]
    ● 4-Sep-2019 -- Iran-EU: "Iran's Press TV says Tehran rejects EU $15 billion loan offer" [Reuters]
    ● 4-Sep-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong Government Withdraws Extradition Bill, A Key Demand Of Protesters" [Emily Feng, NPR]
    ● 4-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Regulators Fine Google $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube" [Natasha Singer, et al., NYT]
    ● 3-Sep-2019 -- USA: "University Study Finds Fire Did Not Bring Down World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11" [AE911Truth Staff, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth,]
    ● 3-Sep-2019 -- India: "Multiple casualties after massive blaze breaks out at oil refinery outside Mumbai, India (VIDEOS)"; toll reported: 5 people killed and 11+ injured. [RT]
    ● 3-Sep-2019 -- Sudan: "Sudan floods kill at least 78 people" [Mohammed Vall, Al Jazeera]
    ● 3-Sep-2019 -- South Africa: "'Pure criminality': 5 killed in [Xenophobic] attacks on foreigners in S Africa" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 3-Sep-2019 -- China: "Man kills eight schoolchildren in China on first day of class" [Ben Westcott, et al., CNN World]
    ● 3-Sep-2019 -- World: "Cancer now tops heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death in these countries" [Jacqueline Howard, CNN]

"Variations in common diseases, hospital admissions, and deaths in middle-aged adults in 21 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study" [Prof Gilles R Dagenais, MD. et al., The Lancet,]
"Among adults aged 35–70 years, cardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality globally. However, in HICs and some upper-MICs, deaths from cancer are now more common than those from cardiovascular disease, indicating a transition in the predominant causes of deaths in middle-age..."
    ● 3-Sep-2019 -- UN-Yemen-USA-UK-France: "U.N. report says U.S., Britain, France may be complicit in potential war crimes in Yemen" [Sudarsan Raghavan, WaPo]

"Yemen: Collective failure, collective responsibility – UN expert report" [Group of International and Regional Eminent Experts on Yemen, UN,]
    ● 2-Sep-2019 -- Bahamas: "‘Bahamas is presently at war’: Slow-moving Dorian wreaks devastation across island nation"; first fatalities: 5+ died [Jasper Ward, et al., WaPo]
    ● INFORMATION: 2-Sep-2019 -- USA: "DEMORALIZED, DEPRESSED, DETACHED & DEFIANT" [Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform (TBP),]
[Reprinted, 3-Sep-2019, at]
    ● 2-Sep-2019 -- ON, Canada: "Province's cuts to OSAP [Ontario Student Assistance Plan] mean more debt, stress as students head back to school" [CBC: Allison Jones, The Canadian Press]
    ● 2-Sep-2019 -- Tunisia-Algeria: "Tunisia security boss, three fighters killed in clash near border [with Algeria]" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 2-Sep-2019 -- USA: "Here’s a list of recession signals that are flashing red" [Maggie Fitzgerald, CNBC]
    ● 2-Sep-2019 -- Santa Cruz Island, CA: "34 people feared dead after boat catches fire off California's Santa Cruz Island: officials" [Robert Gearty, et al., Fox News]
    ● 1-Sep-2019 -- Yemen-Saudi Arabia: "Yemen war: More than 100 dead in Saudi-led strike, says Red Cross"; death toll, according to UN: 70,000+ people were killed since 2016. [BBC News]
    ● 1-Sep-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Taliban launch 'massive attack' on northern Afghanistan city, government says"; 60 Taliban fighters were killed and 80+ civilians were wounded. [David Aaro, Fox News]
    ● 1-Sep-2019 -- Lebanon-Israel: "Israeli army says multiple targets hit by missiles from Lebanon
"Israel's military said it retaliated by firing into southern Lebanon after Hezbollah's claim it destroyed Israeli tank."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 31-Aug-2019 -- Odessa, TX: "Texas’s second mass shooting in August kills at least 7 [and wounds 19 others]" [Ben Guarino, WaPo, 1-Sep-2019]
    ● 31-Aug-2019 -- UK: "Tens of Thousands Take to Streets to Protest Boris Johnson Maneuver in Parliament" [Palko Karasz, et al., NYT]
    ● 31-Aug-2019 -- India: "Assam NRC: What next for 1.9 million 'stateless' Indians?
"India has published the final version of a list which effectively strips about 1.9 million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship."
[BBC News]
    ● 31-Aug-2019 -- China-Hong Kong: "Rioters in Hong Kong vandalize government buildings, set fires on main street" [华夏 (ed.), XINHUANET]
    ● INFORMATION: 31-Aug-2019 -- USA-Affghanistan: "Beware The Vengeance Of The Afghans [Eric S. Margolis]
    ● INFORMATION: 31-Aug-2019 -- "Ça devient excessif et invivable
" … Les revendications de ce mouvement hétéroclite convergent vers un même constat, la perte de pouvoir d'achat [loss of purchasing power]."
[20 Minutes: nxp/afp, 22-Nov-2018]
    ● 31-Aug-2019 -- France-Switzerland: Gilets Jaunes Paris #Acte42 #ActeXLII @GiletsJaunesGo . 1h
⚡️#Genève [#Suisse] - #Acte42⚡️
Les #GiletsJaunes remercient les Suisses et leurs autorités, pour avoir permis au plus grand nombre, de se rassembler ce samedi à Genève.
#ViolencesPolicieres #StopMutilés
[Twitter: @GiletsJaunesGo]
    ● 30-Aug-2019 -- Gulf-Israel: "Gulf elites cheer Israeli attacks on Arab countries" [Tamara Nassar, The Electronic Intifada]
    ● 30-Aug-2019 -- Pakistan: "PM Imran Khan leads Kashmir solidarity rallies in Pakistan"; tens of thousands protested across Pakistan [Asad Hashim, Al Jazeera]
    ● INFORMATION: 30-Aug-2019 -- USA: "No surprise US patriotism is sinking; Americans at war with themselves" [Robert Bridge, RT, Op-Ed]
    ● 30-Aug-2019 -- India: "Modi Creates Bank Behemoths to Spur India’s Slowing Economy"
"Four new lenders that result from a series of state-bank mergers will hold business worth 55.8 trillion rupees ($781 billion), or about 56% of the Indian banking industry"
[Yahoo! Finance: Suvashree Ghosh, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● INFORMATION: 29-Aug-2019 -- Brazil: "Pesticides Linked to Deaths of Millions of Bees in Brazil"

"More than 500 million bees were found dead by beekeepers in Brazil over a three-month period earlier this year. Now, scientists are linking these mass bee die-offs to an increase in the use of pesticides, fueled by the weakening of chemical regulations by the Bolsonaro administration."
[Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies: Yale Environment 360: E360 Digest, 29-Aug-2019]
    ● 29-Aug-2019 -- Quebec, Canada: "Hydro-Québec ends collaboration with Israeli power firm" [Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada]
    ● 29-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Dick Bove: Banks could take ‘the easy road’ on loans and cause a recession" [Richard X. Bove, CNBC, Commentary]
    ● 29-Aug-2019 -- Yemen: "Yemen official says airstrikes killed at least 30 troops near Aden" [New York Post: AP]
    ● 29-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single ‘Gay Gene’
"The largest study of same-sex sexual behavior finds the genetics are complicated, and social and environmental factors are also key."
[Pam Belluck, NYT]
    ● 29-Aug-2019 -- Moldova, Israel: "Moldova’s Jews feel an anti-Semitic backlash after a corrupt Jewish politician flees to Israel" [Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)]
    ● 28-Aug-2019 -- USA: "The U.S. Is Spending More on Debt Even as Other Rich Countries Spend Less" [Justin Fox, Bloomberg Opinion]
    ● 28-Aug-2019 -- Kashmir-India-Pakistan: "Kashmir saw 500 protests, hundreds injured in three weeks: Report" [Al Jazeera: AFP News Agency]
    ● 28-Aug-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Taliban kills 14 pro-government fighters in Afghanistan" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 28-Aug-2019 -- UK: "MPs accuse Johnson of ‘attempted coup’ by requesting parliament suspension before Brexit" [RT]
    ● 28-Aug-2019 -- UK: "Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend UK Parliament ahead of Brexit" [Ivana Kottasová, CNN World]
    ● 27-Aug-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Gaza on state of alert after blasts kill 3 Hamas policemen"
Death tolls for The Great March of Return: the Israeli army killed 300+ Palestinian demonstrators; 7 Israelis were also killed.
 [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 27-Aug-2019 -- Libya-Mediterranean: "Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes off Libya coast"; 65+ people were rescued; 40+ people are feared dead [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 27-Aug-2019 -- West Helena, AR: "2 dead, gunman shooting at police in Arkansas hostage situation" [RT]
    ● 27-Aug-2019 -- Russia-USA: "Russian company is first to sue Boeing to cancel 737 Max order and claim damages" [CBS News-AFP]
    ● INFORMATION: 27-Aug-2019 -- Indonesia: "Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo" [NBC Nws: AP]
    ● 27-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Ex-Google engineer charged with taking self-driving car trade secrets" [Lauren Feiner, et al., CNBC]
    ● 27-Aug-2019 -- USA-Lebanon: "Harvard student from Lebanon denied entry into U.S." [Daniella Silva, NBC News]
    ● 27-Aug-2019 -- Brazil: "Brazil Rejects G-7's Offer Of $22 Million To Fight Amazon Fires" [Bill Chappell, NPR]
    ● 26-Aug-2019 -- Lebanon: "Israel attacks Palestinian base [the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command (PFLP-GC)] in Lebanon: Reports" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 26-Aug-2019 -- Yemen-Saudi Arabia: "Houthis claim attack on military target in Saudi capital Riyadh" [Al Jazeera News]
    ● 26-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Student leaders seek DOJ intervention in textbook company merger"; students are concerned about a proposed merger of Cengage and McGraw-Hill -- "two of the largest textbook publishers in the United States" [Kaylie Mclaughlin, the Collegian]
    ● 26-Aug-2019 -- World: "How global military spending hit a record high"; "Global military spending increased to a record $1.8 trillion in 2018 — the largest amount since the Cold War." [Andrew Davis, CNBC]
    ● 25-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Apple and Samsung sued over ‘cancer risk’ from cell phone radiation" [RT]
    ● 25-Aug-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong police fire gun and use water cannon on [anti-government] protesters" [BBC News]
    ● 25-Aug-2019 -- Hendaye, France: "G7 protests: Thousands march against summit
"Most protesters say they are fed up with what they regard as elite politicians who are out of touch with ordinary people. [Natacha Butler, Al Jazeera]
    ● 25-Aug-2019 -- Bangladesh: "'Genocide Day': Thousands [almost 200,000] of Rohingya rally in Bangladesh camps" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 25-Aug-2019 -- Lebanon-Israel: "Hezbollah chief: 'We will down Israeli drones in Lebanon skies'
"Hassan Nasrallah says his movement 'will not allow such an aggression' after 2 drones crash in Beirut."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 25-Aug-2019 -- Columbia, MD, USA: "Massive gas explosion wrecks Maryland shopping center, office building" [Doha Madani, NBC News]
    ● 24-Aug-2019 -- NASA: "An astronaut may have committed the first space crime while aboard the International Space Station" [Ellen Cranley, INSIDER]
    ● 24-Aug-2019 -- Lebanon: "Lebanon Cut Deeper Into Junk by Fitch as Diaspora Dollars Dry Up" [Dana Khraiche, et al., Bloomberg, 23-24-Aug-2019]

Fitch Ratings: "Fitch Downgrades Lebanon to 'CCC' [from B-]" [Fitch Ratings, 23-Aug-2019,]
    ● 24-Aug-2019 -- Biarritz, France: "Trump arrives for G7 summit as global disputes threaten unity" [Kevin Liptak, CNN]
    ● 24-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Koch and Soros Unite To Censor The Internet"

"Establishment left-wing and establishment conservative billionaires are teaming up to censor the Internet."

[ Mac Slavo,, 21-Aug-2019]
    ● 23-Aug-2019 -- Algeria: "No let-up in sight as Algeria's protest movement enters 7th month
"Thousands rally in Algiers and other major cities to call for political overhaul and removal of ruling elite."
[Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 23-Aug-2019 -- World: "[Bank of England Governor Mark] Carney Urges Libra-Like Reserve Currency to End Dollar Dominance"
[Brian Swint, Bloomberg]

USA-UK-Russia: "Abandon sinking US dollar ship? Top UK bankster pushes for new 'synthetic hegemonic currency'" [RT, 24-Aug-2019,]
    ● 23-Aug-2019 -- EU: "EU drafts plan for hundred billion-dollar fund to take on US tech firms, reports say" [Elizabeth Schulze, CNBC]
    ● 23-Aug-2019 -- USA: Dow Jones Indusrial Average tumbled: 25,628.90 -623.34 (-2.37%) [Yahoo! Finance]
    ● 23-Aug-2019 -- USA-China: "Trump Orders American Companies to ‘Start Looking for an Alternative to China’" [Alan Rappeport, et al., NYT]
    ● 23-Aug-2019 -- West Bank, Palestine: "One [17-year old female] killed, two wounded in Israeli settlement bomb attack" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 23-Aug-2019 -- Belgium: "Ritual animal slaughter ban unites Muslims & Jews against European 'ecofascism' – Zizek" [RT, 22-23-Aug-2019]
    ● 23-Aug-2019 -- USA: "THE CONSUMER BUREAU'S RECKLESS PLAN FOR DEBT COLLECTION"; "debt buyers sell and resell debts for years on end, typically without account records verifying that the debts are accurate." [David Vladeck, WIRED]
    ● 23-Aug-2019 -- China-USA: "China Threatens New Tariffs [on $75 billion in American-made goods] if Trump Escalates Trade War" [Keith Bradsher, NYT]
    ● 22-Aug-2019 -- China: "China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer to Crunch Space Data From New Radio Telescope" [Sputnik]
    ● 22-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Why politicians don't want you to think about the national debt this year" [Zachary B. Wolf, CNN]
    ● 22-Aug-2019 -- Iran: "Iran unveils new missile defence system [Bavar-373], calls US talks 'useless'" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 22-Aug-2019 -- Brazil: "Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say"; environmentalists are alarmed and blame President Jair Bolsonaro [Jessie Yeung, CNN World]
    ● 21-Aug-2019 -- Russia-Kazakhstan: "Russia Launches Humanoid Robot 'Fyodor' [Skybot F-850 robot] to Space Station on Rare Soyuz Test Flight" [Elizabeth Howell,]
    ● 21-Aug-2019 -- USA-Afghanistan: "2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan as Talks With Taliban Resume" [Mujib Mashal, et al., NYT]
    ● 21-Aug-2019 -- USA: "‘I am the chosen one’: Trump again plays on messianic claims as he embraces ‘King of Israel’ title" [Sarah Pulliam Bailey, et al., WaPo]
    ● 21-Aug-2019 -- Kashmir-India-Pakistan: "Two killed in first Kashmir gun battle since lockdown began"; 3 Pakistani civilians were also killed. [Daanish Bin Nabi, et al., Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 21-Aug-2019 -- Japan-North Korea: "Japan warns North Korea now has miniaturized nukes small enough to fit on its ballistic missiles and is a 'serious and imminent threat'" [Tim Stickings, Daily Mail-Reuters]
    ● 21-Aug-2019 -- USA-Denmark: "Trump cancels visit with Denmark PM after she rebuffs 'absurd' idea of US buying Greenland" [Gregg Re, Fox News]
    ● 21-Aug-2019 -- USA-Yemen: "US military drone [MQ-9 Reaper] shot down over Yemen" [Yaron Steinbuch, New York Post]
    ● 21-Aug-2019 -- USA: "U.S. Budget Gap Set to Top $1 Trillion in 2020, Two Years Sooner Than Expected" [Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg]
    ● 21-Aug-2019 -- UAE:-Israel: "Mysterious Israeli Businessman Behind Mega-deal to Supply Spy Planes to UAE"; the deal is valued at ~3 billion shekels (~$846 million) [Uri Blau, et al., Haaretz]
    ● 20-Aug-2019 -- USA-Taiwan: "US approves $8bn sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 20-Aug-2019 -- Iraq: "Explosion rocks arms depot north of Iraq's Baghdad"; 2 fighters were killed; Israel is suspected. [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 20-Aug-2019 -- USA: "U.S. Tests Missile With A Range Prohibited By Now-Abandoned Treaty [Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty]" [Scott Neuman, NPR]
    ● 19-Aug-2019 -- USA: "College Admissions Scam: $100,000 Bribe Got Teen UCLA Soccer Scholarship Without Even Playing" [KTLA 5: Los Angeles Times]
    ● 19-Aug-2019 -- Uganda: "Uganda: At least 19 killed after fuel tanker crashes and explodes" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 19-Aug-2019 -- Indonesia: "Indonesia's West Papua protests turn violent"; police abuse of Papuan students is alleged [Andrew Chappelle, Al Jazeera]
    ● 19-Aug-2019 -- USA-Israel: "If You Think Trump Is Helping Israel, You’re a Fool … If you’re an American Jew and you’re planning on voting for Donald Trump because you think he is pro-Israel, you’re a damn fool." [Thomas L. Friedman, NYT, Op-Ed]
    ● 19-Aug-2019 -- Germany: "Germany's central bank just warned a recession could be coming. Its government is prepared to spend $55 billion to fight it." [Yusuf Khan, INSIDER]
    ● 18-Aug-2019 -- Punjab, India: "After losing father, activist leads fight against farmer suicide
"Kiranjit's farmer father died facing crippling debt. Now she's an activist working to reduce the suicide rate in Punjab." [Sunaina Kumar, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 18-Aug-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Israel kills three Palestinians in besieged Gaza Strip" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 18-Aug-2019 -- USA: "‘We are moving into a new, controlled society worse than old totalitarianism’ – Zizek on Google leak" [RT, 17-18-Aug-2019]
    ● 18-Aug-2019 -- Bangladesh: "Bangladesh slum fire leaves 10,000 people homeless" [Sugam Pokharel, et al., CNN World]
    ● 18-Aug-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Why Hong Kong is protesting: Their five demands listed" [Tara John, et al., CNN World]
    ● 18-Aug-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Afghanistan: Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul" [BBC News]
    ● 17-Aug-2019 -- France: "Gilets Jaunes Paris #Acte40 希望
🗣#Acte40 #GiletsJaunes : On ne lâche rien !!! ✊ Pouvoir d’achat, Logement, Santé, Éducation, Emploi, Retraite, Chômage, RSA, AAH, APL, RIC…" [Twitter: @GiletsJaunesGo]
    ● 17-Aug-2019 -- Iraq: "Iraq Closes Airspace Even To US Coalition Flights After Suspected Israeli Raid [on a pro-Iranian militia ammunition depot]" [Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge]
    ● 17-Aug-2019 -- Syria: "Idlib airstrikes target IDP camp
"At least 18 people [including 6+ children] have been killed in a suspected Russian air strike on a camp for internally-displaced Syrians." [Andrew Chappelle, Al Jazeera]
    ● 17-Aug-2019 -- Syria: "Syria: At least 13 killed in Idlib air raid" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 17-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Antifa may be branded ‘organization of terror,’ Trump warns, ahead of Portland right-left showdown" [RT]
    ● 17-Aug-2019 -- China: "China’s Central Bank Reforms Rates to Boost Cheap Funding for Businesses" [WSJ]
    ● 16-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Director of M.I.T. Media Lab [and a member of the New York Times Company's board] Apologizes for Ties to Jeffrey Epstein" [Marc Tracy, et al., NYT]
    ● 16-Aug-2019 -- Zimbabwe: "Chaos in Harare as Zimbabwe riot police violently disperse protesters" [Jason Burke, The Guardian] [see Zimbabwe, 15-Aug-2019]
    ● 16-Aug-2019 -- Pakistan-India: "Pakistan army says Indian firing across LoC kills another soldier
"Casualties rise to six in last 24 hours ..., adding that five Indian soldiers were killed on Thursday." [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 16-Aug-2019 -- Pakistan: "Pakistan: Deadly bomb blast targets Friday prayers in Quetta"; 4+ people were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 16-Aug-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Tlaib [US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib] won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' Israeli conditions
"US congresswoman says she will not be silenced and treated 'like a criminal' after receiving permission from Israel." [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 15-Aug-2019 -- Zimbabwe: "Zimbabwe Has a Plan to End 20-Year Standoff With Creditors"; interest rate to be lowered from 50% [Antony Sguazzin, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 15-Aug-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong Adds $2.4 Billion in Stimulus as Protests Hit Economy" [Eric Lam, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 15-Aug-2019 -- Yemen: "Yemen: Thousands march in Aden in support of separatists" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 15-Aug-2019 -- USA: "NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] Data Confirms July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded" [Henry Fountain, NYT]
    ● 15-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Madoff whistleblower claims General Electric is committing fraud ‘bigger than Enron and Worldcom combined’ [$38 billion in accounting fraud]" [Ethan Wolff-Mann, Yahoo! Finance]

For allegations and discovery claims, see "General Electric, a Bigger Fraud than Enron,"
    ● 15-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Report Suggests Unusual Broken Neck Bones: Report" [Greg Evans, Deadline]
    ● 15-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Pelosi calls decision to ban 'Squad' members 'beneath the dignity' of Israel" [Sam Dorman, Fox News]
    ● 15-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib [2 American Democratic Congresswomen] After Trump’s Call to Block Them" [Isabel Kershner, NYT]
    ● 14-Aug-2019 -- Chad: "Suicide bomber 'kills six' in Chad including soldier"; Boko Haram is blamed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 14-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Mortgage debt in US exceeds 2008 financial crisis peak", mortgage balances soared to a record $13.86 trillion in 2019Q2 -- up from $12.68 trillion in 2008Q3 [NY Fed] [RT]
    ● 14-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Dow tumbles 800 points after bond market flashes a recession warning" [David Goldman, CNN Business]; DJIA at close: 25,479.42 -800.49 (-3.05%) [Yahoo! Finance]
    ● 14-Aug-2019 -- Germany: "German economy slips back into negative growth [GDP 2019Q2=-0.1" [BBC News]
    ● 14-Aug-2019 -- Canada: "Recruitment, retention 'issues of concern' for CSIS [Canadian Security Intelligence Service]: internal docs" [Catharine Tunney, CBC News]
    ● 13-Aug-2019 -- USA: "FBI: Man Arrested for Threatening Massacre Had 10,000 Rounds of Ammo" [Kelly Weill, Daily Beast]
    ● 13-Aug-2019 -- USA: "CBS and Viacom agree to $30 billion media merger" [Irina Ivanova, CBS News]
    ● 13-Aug-2019 -- Hong-Kong-China: "Hong Kong riot police, armed with pepper spray and batons, clash with protesters at airport" [Gerry Shih, et al., WaPo]
    ● 13-Aug-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong's billionaires are calling for order to be restored" [Sherisse Pham, et al., CNN Business]
    ● 13-Aug-2019 -- Russia-USA: "Russian failed nuclear test hints at Putin's dangerous plans to beat U.S. defenses" [Alexander Smith, et al., NBC News]
    ● 12-Aug-2019 -- Denmark: "A Danish bank [Jyske Bank] is offering mortgages with negative interest rates [-0.5%] — why you shouldn’t wish for that to happen in the U.S." [Jacob Passy, MarketWatch]
    ● 12-Aug-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-Asia: "Saudi Aramco has struck a $15 billion deal with Asia's richest man [Mukesh Ambani] for a [20%] stake in the world's biggest refinery [Reliance Industries]" [Yusuf Khan, Business Insider]
    ● INFORMATION: 12-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine
"Koch Family Foundations have spent $127,006,756 directly financing 92 groups that have attacked climate change science and policy solutions, from 1997-2017." [Greenpeace]
    ● 12-Aug-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong grounds all flights as [anti-government] protest paralyzes airport" [Helen Regan, et al., CNN World]
    ● 11-Aug-2019 -- World: "Critical Windows 10 Warning: Millions Of Users At Risk" [Davey Winder, Forbes]
    ● 11-Aug-2019 -- Libya-UN: "3 UN staff killed, dozens of civilians injured in car bombing in Benghazi, Libya (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)" [RT]
    ● 11-Aug-2019 -- India: "Death toll from Indian floods reaches 147, thousands evacuated" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 11-Aug-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Police fire tear gas as thousands once again rally in Hong Kong" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 10-Aug-2019 -- Norrebro, Denmark: "Denmark: Capital hit by second blast in four days" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 10-Aug-2019 -- Oslo, Norway: "Shooting at Oslo mosque, 1 shot & 1 arrested – Norway police" [RT, 10/11-Aug-2019]
    ● 10-Aug-2019 -- NYC, NY: "Jeffrey Epstein's high-profile associates 'breathing a sigh of relief' after death: Deroy Murdock" [Lukas Mikelionis, et al., Fox News]
    ● 10-Aug-2019 -- Tanzania: "More Than 60 [62+] Killed in Fuel Tank Explosion in Tanzania" [NYT: AP]
    ● 10-Aug-2019 -- Moscow-Russia: "Moscow protests: Tens of thousands [~50,000, according to organizers] attend huge rally [demand fair elections]" [BBC News]
    ● 10-Aug-2019 -- Israel-Palestine: "Israel kills 4 Palestinian militants carrying RPG launchers and assault rifles, Hamas denies involvement" [Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News-AP]
    ● 9-Aug-2019 -- Russia: "Experimental ‘isotope & liquid-propellant’ engine blast kills 5 Russian nuclear experts – Rosatom" [RT]
    ● 9-Aug-2019 -- USA: "'Formal Impeachment Proceedings' [Against President Trump] Have Begun. Here’s What That Really Means." [Greg Walters, Vice News]
    ● 9-Aug-2019 -- China: "Huawei launches own operating system [HarmonyOS] to replace Google’s Android" [RT]
    ● 9-Aug-2019 -- Malaysia: "Goldman Sachs' top international banker among 17 charged over 1MDB scandal" [Jill Disis, CNN Business]
    ● INFORMATION: 8-Aug-2019 -- USA: "The inconvenient truth about the El Paso shooter
"The motivations of this weekend’s mass shooters have been so partially reported [Charles Moore, Spectator]
    ● 8-Aug-2019 -- USA-China: "U.S. Holds Off on Huawei Licenses as China Halts Crop-Buying" [Jenny Leonard, et al., Yahoo!  Finance: Bloomberg]
    ● 8-Aug-2019 -- Lebanon: "Lebanon's Daily Star publishes 'no news' protest edition
"Each page of The Daily Star's Thursday edition bore a single phrase relating to a problem facing the country."
Lebanon's national debt: ~$85 billion (150% of GDP).
The Daily Star is owned by Prime Minister Saad Hariri's family.
[The Daily Star Lebanon]
    ● 7-Aug-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal" [Whitney Webb, MintPress News]
    ● 7-Aug-2019 -- World: "Amount of global debt with negative yields balloons to $15 trillion [according to Deutsche Bank]" [Maggie Fitzgerald, CNBC]
    ● 7-Aug-2019 -- NATO: "NATO is carefully monitoring the ‘security implications’ of China’s increased presence in the Arctic" [Sam Meredith, CNBC-Reuters]
    ● 7-Aug-2019 -- Pakistan-India: "Pakistan to downgrade diplomatic relations, suspend bilateral trade with India [~2.5 billion in 2018; ~3% of annual trade]" [RT]
    ● 7-Aug-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Afghan violence: Taliban bomb kills many amid peace talks with US"; death toll=14+ [BBC News]
    ● INFORMATION: 6-Aug-2019 -- USA: "TRAVEL ADVISORY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" [Amnesty International]
    ● 6-Aug-2019 -- USA: "America’s nuclear-weapons policy isn’t what you think—it’s much worse" [Alex Wellerstein, Quartz]'
    ● 6-Aug-2019 -- Burundi: "1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN" [Al Jazeera: AFP News Agency]
    ● 6-Aug-2019 -- China-USA: "China responds to US after Treasury designates Beijing as a currency manipulator" [Sam Meredith, et al., CNBC, 6-Aug-2019]
    ● 5-Aug-2019 -- Krasnoyarsk, Russia: "WATCH jaw-dropping moment of ‘nuke-like’ explosion at Siberian ammo depot" [RT]
    ● 5-Aug-2019 -- USA: Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled to 25,717.74 -767.27 (-2.90%) [Yahoo! Finance]
    ● 5-Aug-2019 -- USA-China: "US Treasury declares China ‘currency manipulator’ after Wall Street suffers worst day of 2019" [RT]
    ● 5-Aug-2019 -- USA: "New Media Investment to Buy Gannett for About $1.38B" [Nick Lichtenberg, Bloomberg]
    ● 5-Aug-2019 -- World: "HSBC to cut 4,000 jobs [~2% of total workforce] to reduce costs" [MarketWatch: AP]
    ● 5-Aug-2019 -- India-Kashmir: "'Darkest day': Uproar as India strips Kashmir of special status" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 5-Aug-2019 -- Libya: "Airstrike [drone strike] by Libya Strongman [Khalifa Haftar] Kills 43 in Growing Proxy War" [Saleh Sarrar, Bloomberg]
    ● 5-Aug-2019 -- UK: "Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs across 153 Metro stores" [BBC News]
    ● 5-Aug-2019 -- Cairo, Egypt: "Car Bomb Explosion in Cairo Kills at Least 20 People" [Jared Malsin, WSJ]
    ● 4-Aug-2019 -- France: "France protest: Rally against police brutality in Nantes" [Nadim Baba, Al Jazeera]
    ● 4-Aug-2019 -- Iran: "Iran seizes oil tanker carrying 'smuggled fuel' in Persian Gulf, state media reports" [Nicole Darrah, Fox News-AP]
    ● INFORMATION: 4-Aug-2019 -- USA: Gun Violence Archive []
    ● 4-Aug-2019 -- Dayton, OH: "Dayton, Ohio shooting: Nine dead, 26 injured; suspected gunman killed, police say" [Sharon Coolidge, et al., USA Today]
    ● 3-Aug-2019 -- Russia: "Putin’s Pledge to Ditch the Dollar Is Slowly Becoming a Reality" [Andrey Biryukov, Bloomberg]
    ● 3-Aug-2019 -- Brazil: "Scientist who called out Bolsonaro on Amazon deforestation is fired" [Sheena McKenzie, et al., CNN World]
    ● 3-Aug-2019 -- El Paso, TX: "El Paso shooting leaves 20 dead, 26 injured; investigators probing potential 'nexus to hate crime'" [Lucia I. Suarez Sang, et al., Fox News-AP]
    ● 3-Aug-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Riot police fire tear gas to disperse Hong Kong protesters" [Jessie Yeung, et al., CNN World]
    ● 2-Aug-2019 -- World: "IBM accused of sacking 100,000 workers to appear ‘cool’ & ‘trendy’" [RT]

IBM's global workforce fell to 350,600 in 2018, down from 431,212 in 2013) [Wikipedia,]
    ● 2-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Is the Federal Government a Loan Shark?" [George Leef, National Review]
    ● INFORMATION: 2-Aug-2019 -- Germany: "German customs seize 4.5 tons of cocaine disguised as soybeans, worth $1.1 billion" [Kira Grant, Fox News-AP]
    ● 2-Aug-2019 -- USA-China: "Trump Plans More Tariffs for China. You’ll Feel This Round." Tax on all Chinese goods imported from China into the US is estimated at $540 billion per year. [Alan Rappeport, et al., NYT]
    ● 2-Aug-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong civil servants join protests [40,000 people, according to organisers] against controversial bill" [Casey Quackenbush, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 2-Aug-2019 -- Yemen: "Al-Qaeda launches deadly attack on army base in southern Yemen
"Officials say at least 19 killed in assault on the camp in Abyan province, a day after dozens die in attacks in Aden." [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]

    ● 2-Aug-2019 -- Siberia, Russia: "'Siberia is burning': Artists raise awareness of Russia wildfires [Dhruti Shah, et al., BBC News-BBC Monitoring]
    ● 2-Aug-2019 -- Greenland: "Greenland's ice sheet just lost 11 billion tons of ice -- in one day" [Mark Tutton, CNN World]
    ● 2-Aug-2019 -- USA-Russia: "U.S. formally withdraws from 1987 nuclear pact with Russia" [CBC News: Thomson Reuters]
    ● 1-Aug-2019 -- USA: "What CEOs Must Do To Avoid The 83% Of Mergers And Acquisitions That Fail" [George Bradt, Forbes]
    ● 1-Aug-2019 -- USA-China: "Trump to impose additional 10% tariff on remaining $300 bln of Chinese imports to US from Sept 1" [RT]
    ● 1-Aug-2019 -- China: "China sees new era of ‘shared destiny’ with US no longer in the driving seat" [Darius Shahtahmasebi, RT, Op-Ed]
    ● 1-Aug-2019 -- Omdurman, Sudan: "Four protesters 'killed by live ammunition' in Sudan's Omdurman" [Al Jazeera]
    ● 1-Aug-2019 -- Aden, Yemen: "Yemen: Dozens killed in Houthi attack on Aden military parade." missile attack and suicide bombing; 47+ people were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 1-Aug-2019 -- USA: "Jeff Bezos just sold $1.8 billion worth of Amazon stock. Here's why"; Bezos is worth $117 billion [Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business]
    ● 31-Jul-2019 -- USA-Israel: "Record U.S. Aid Carries Sting in Tail for Israeli Defense Firms." US aid for Israel=$33 billion over 10 years plus $5 billion for missile defense. New US funding phase requires Israel to spend US aid on US products. If the new phase is implemented, Israel could lose 22,000 jobs." [Ivan Levingston, Bloomberg]
    ● 31-Jul-2019 -- NYC, NY: "Dow drops over 300 points as Fed cuts but signals go-slow approach" [Andrea Riquier, MarketWatch]
    ● 31-Jul-2019 -- USA: "U.S. has intel that Osama bin Laden's son and heir, Hamza, is dead, officials say" [Courtney Kube, et al., NBC News]
    ● 31-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Massive fire breaks out at Exxon Mobil refinery in Texas" [MarketWatch: AP]
    ● INFORMATION: 31-Jul-2019 -- USA-Iraq: "Iraq: A Deadly Deception
"An inside look at how world leaders and the American public were duped into a war that cost thousands of lives."

"Holding responsible the states who support terrorism" by Richard Perle, "a Pentagon adviser between 2001 and 2003."

[Al Jazeera, 27-Jan-2017]
    ● 31-Jul-2019 -- Israel-Palestine: "Israel approves 6,000 new homes for Israeli settlers in West Bank"; "Settlements are illegal under international law" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 31-Jul-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Dozens of civilians killed as Afghan bus hits roadside bomb"; 34+ people, mostly women and children, were killed [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 31-Jul-2019 -- USA-Palestine-Israel: "AOC [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] says Palestinians 'have no choice but to riot' against Israel" [Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News]
    ● 30-Jul-2019 -- Khartoum, Sudan: "Sudan security forces fire shots, tear gas at protesters"; the protest follows the killing of 5 people, including 4 students, at a rally "against fuel and bread shortages." [Al Jazeera News]
    ● INFORMATION: 30-Jul-2019 -- World: "Companies people love to hate: World’s most despised corporations"; the list include: Facebook, Bayer/Monsanto, Google, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan. [RT]
    ● 30-Jul-2019 -- Canada-Israel: "Canadian Court Rules West Bank Wines Are Not A 'Product Of Israel'"; Justice Anne Mactavish: the labeling is "false, misleading and deceptive" [Sasha Ingber, NPR]
    ● 30-Jul-2019 -- Pakistan: "Pakistan plane: Army aircraft crashes into residential area, killing 18" [BBC News]
    ● 30-Jul-2019 -- USA: "A hacker gained access to 100 million Capital One credit card applications and accounts" [Rob McLean, CNN Business]
    ● INFORMATION: 30-Jul-2019 -- Russia: "21M Russians Live in Poverty, Official Data Says"; Rosstat: Russia's poverty rate increased to 20.9 million (14.3%) people in Jan-Mar-2019 -- up from 20.4 million people (13.9%) in Jan-Mar-2018  [The Moscow Times]
    ● 30-Jul-2019 -- China-World: "China's Xi says global, domestic economic conditions undergoing profound changes" [Kim Coghill (ed), et al., Reuters]
    ● 29-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Alan Dershowitz, Devil’s Advocate
The noted lawyer’s long, controversial career—and the accusations against him." [Connie Bruck, The New Yorker, August 5 & 12, 2019 Issue]
    ● 29-Jul-2019 -- Sudan: "Four students killed in El-Obeid 'massacre': Sudan opposition" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 29-Jul-2019 -- Saudi Arabia-Yemen: "Saudi-led air attacks kill at least 10 in northern Yemen" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 29-Jul-2019 -- Altamira, Brazil: "Brazil jail riot 'leaves more than 50 [52+ people] dead'" [BBC News]
    ● 29-Jul-2019 -- UK: "Pound sinks to 28-month low on Brexit fears" [BBC News]
    ● 28-Jul-2019 -- Brazil: "Amazon gold miners invade indigenous village in Brazil after its leader is killed" [Dom Phillips, The Guardian]
    ● 28-Jul-2019 -- Gilroy, CA: "3 killed, 15 wounded in shooting that left gunman dead at Gilroy Garlic Festival in San Francisco Bay Area" [CBS News, 28-29-Jul-2019]
    ● 28-Jul-2019 -- USA-Israel: "US, Israel successfully test missile defense system in Alaska, officials say" [Stephen Sorace, et al., Fox News-AP]
    ● 28-Jul-2019 -- Brazil: "Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall" [Letícia Casado, et al., NYT]
    ● 28-Jul-2019 -- Syria: "Syria: At least 13 civilians including 5 children killed in Idlib" [Priyanka Gupta, Al Jazeera]
    ● 28-Jul-2019 -- EU: "Deploying joint European fleet to Persian Gulf sends ‘hostile message’ – Tehran" [RT]
    ● 27-Jul-2019 -- Nigeria: "Suspected Boko Haram Attack on Funeral in Nigeria Leaves at Least 65 Dead" [Ibrahim Sawab, et al., NYT, 29-Jul-2019]
    ● 27-Jul-2019 -- Pakistan: "Ten Pakistani soldiers gunned down, military says" [Sophia Saifi, CNN World]
    ● INFORMATION: 27-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Isolated And Struggling, Many Seniors Are Turning To Suicide" [Joh Axelrod, et al., NPR]
    ● 27-Jul-2019 -- Russia: "Over 1,000 detained at unsanctioned Moscow rally after clashes & attempts to block roads (VIDEO)" [RT]
    ● 27-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Buffett buys more Bank of America stock, with stake’s value rising to $29 billion" [Tomi Kilgore, MarketWatch]
    ● 27-Jul-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas as Tens of Thousands Protest in Yuen Long, Where Mob Rampaged" [Austin Ramzy, NYT]
    ● 27-Jul-2019 -- USA-World: "#Dollar is the strongest currency... no more? #US govt raises spending by $320bn to cover $22trn debt" [Twitter: RT,]
    ● 26-Jul-2019 -- Colombia: "Colombians march to protest against killing of activists"; thousands protested in 80+ cities. [Steven Grattan, Al Jazeera News, 27-Jul-2019]
    ● 26-Jul-2019 -- UK: "Militarizing academia? UK university [School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London] receives £400k from UK military for ‘cultural advice’ – report" [RT]
    ● 26-Jul-2019 -- USA: "U.S. Approves T-Mobile-Sprint Merger, a Deal That Would Reshape the Industry"; the merger is valued at $26.5 billion [Edmund Lee, et al., NYT]
    ● 26-Jul-2019 -- UN-Syria: "More than 100 [103, including 26 children] killed in Syria air raids in past 10 days, UN says" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 26-Jul-2019 -- USA: "US judge cuts Monsanto cancer victims’ award from $2 billion to $86 million" [RT]
    ● 26-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Apple lost the 5G battle, but it paid Intel $1 billion to win the war" [Steve Kovach, CNBC]
    ● 26-Jul-2019 -- Mediterranean: "Libya says 150 migrants feared dead in what UN official calls "worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year"" [CBS News-AP]
    ● 25-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Orthodox Jewish woman [Anne Neuberger] named cybersecurity chief for US spy agency"; Neuberger is "A member of one of the 100 wealthiest families in the United States" [The Times of Israel: JTA and TOI Staff]
    ● 25-Jul-2019 -- Kabul, Afghanistan: "Three blasts rock Afghanistan's Kabul, killing more than a dozen"; 3 explosions killed 15+ people, including 8 employees of the ministry of mines and petroleum [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 25-Jul-2019 -- Arab World: "How Arab governments use cyber laws to shut down activism" [Yarno Ritzen, Al Jazeera News]
    ● 25-Jul-2019 -- World: "Nissan will cut 12,500 jobs after its profits plunged 99%"; revenue fell ~13% YOY [Jill Disis, et al., CNN Business]
    ● 24-Jul-2019 -- World: "JP Morgan says dump US dollar as its century of global dominance coming to end" [RT]
    ● 24-Jul-2019 -- Mogadishu, Somalia: "Mogadishu mayor wounded, officials [16+ people] killed in suicide attack" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 24-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Amazon has 'destroyed the retail industry' in the US, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says (AMZN)" [Ben Winck, Business Insider]
    ● 24-Jul-2019 -- UK: "Boris Johnson becomes UK's new prime minister" [BBC News]
    ● 24-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Facebook earnings include admission of two antitrust probes and billions in fines, but stock still gains" [Jon Swartz, MarketWatch]
    ● 24-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Facebook just got clobbered with a record $5 billion penalty over the Cambridge Analytica data breach" [Isobel Asher Hamilton, Business Insider]
    ● 23-Jul-2019 -- India-Nepal-Bangladesh-Pakistan: "Monsoon floods: Death toll rises to more than 660 [666+] in South Asia" [Asad Hashim, et al., Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 23-Jul-2019 -- Abuja, Nigeria: "Reporter killed as toll in Nigeria rallies over Shia leader rises"; 8+ people were shot and killed. [Mercy Abang, Al Jazeera News]
    ● INFORMATION: 23-Jul-2019 -- USA-World: "Countries With the Most and Least Disrespect for America"; countries with the most disrespect for the US: 1. Norway; 2. Iran; 3. Palestinian Territories; 4. Canada; 5. Netherlands … [Samuel Stebbins, et al., 24/7 Wall St., 4-Mar-2019]
    ● 23-Jul-2019 -- China-USA: "Huawei lays off 70% [600 employees] of American research unit staff amid ongoing US crackdown on Chinese firm" [RT]
    ● 23-Jul-2019 -- South Korea-Japan- Russia-China: "Warning Shots From South Korea as Russia, China Launch Patrol" [Stepan Kravchenko, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 22-Jul-2019 -- China-Australia-Pacific Islands: "Why China is challenging Australia for influence over the Pacific Islands" [Julia Hollingsworth, et al., CNN World]
    ● 22-Jul-2019 -- Mogadishu, Somalia: "Somalia: Car bomb explodes near Mogadishu airport"; 17+people were killed [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 22-Jul-2019 -- Syria: "Air raid on busy market in northwest Syria kills several [20+ people]" [Al Jazeera-News Agencies]
    ● 22-Jul-2019 -- San Juan, Puerto Rico: "Hundreds of thousands protest in Puerto Rico" [Paul Murphy, et al., CNN US]
    ● 22-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Equifax agrees to pay US$700M to settle U.S. data breach probe" [David McLaughlin, et al., Bloomberg News]
    ● 22-Jul-2019 -- Palestine-Israel: "Israel razes Palestinian homes 'built too near barrier'" [BBC News]
    ● 22-Jul-2019 -- India: "Chandrayaan-2: India launches second Moon mission" [BBC News]
    ● 22-Jul-2019 -- Iran-World: "Oil prices surge 2% as Iran tensions rise
Julia Horowitz byline" [Julia Horowitz, CNN Business]
    ● 22-Jul-2019 -- Iran-USA: "Iran Releases More Details on 17 Captured CIA Agents Spying on Sensitive Centers"; spying targets "include economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber fields."  [Fars News Agency]
    ● 21-Jul-2019 -- Syria: Government air raids killed 18 people in Idlib and 17 others elsewhere [Al Jazeera-News Agencies, 22-Jul-2019]
    ● 21-Jul-2019 -- China-USA: "Chinese Money in the U.S. Dries Up as Trade War Drags On"; Chinese investments tumbled by ~90% under President Trump [Alan Rappeport, NYT]
    ● 21-Jul-2019 -- USA-China: "The United States Is Going After China’s Banks
"Using the financial 'death penalty' may be dangerous overreach," [Beau Barnes, et al., Foreign Policy]
    ● 21-Jul-2019 -- Pakistan: "Pakistani hospital hit by female suicide bomber, 9 killed" [ABC News: Ishtiaq Mahsud, et al., AP]
    ● 21-Jul-2019 -- Hong Kong-China: "Hong Kong Protests: [Tens of Thousands] Demonstrators Demand Inquiry Into Police Tactics Amid Standoff" [Bobby Allyn, et al., NPR]
    ● 21-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Cummings [House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md] say there is 'no doubt' Trump is racist following controversy over tweets" [Andrew O'Reilly, Fox News-AP]
    ● 20-Jul-2019 -- Russia: "Russia's Secret Intelligence Agency [FSB -- Russia's Federal Security Service] Hacked: 'Largest Data Breach In Its History'"; 7.5 terabytes of data was stolen [Zak Doffman, Forbes]
    ● 20-Jul-2019 -- Puerto Rico, USA: "Puerto Rico’s week of massive protests, explained
"Two scandals have led to more than a week of protests calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation." [Zeeshan Aleem, Vox]
    ● 20-Jul-2019 -- Ethiopia: "Ethiopia: At least 17 killed in violence over Sidama autonomy"; 4 people were killed on 19-Jul-2019, then 13 on 20-Jul-2019 [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 20-Jul-2019 -- Moscow, Russia: "Moscow protest: Thousands [20,000+] demand fair elections" [BBC News]
    ● 19-Jul-2019 -- Israel-USA: "Israeli Spyware Firm Accused Of Hacking Apple, Facebook And Google Responds (Updated)" [Zak Doffman, Forbes]
    ● 19-Jul-2019 -- Singapore-Malaysia: "Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysian fund scandal
"Singapore is one of several jurisdictions with investigations into the billions that allegedly went missing from 1MDB."
According to the US DOJ, ~$4.5bn were plundered.
[Al Jazeera: AFP News Agency]
    ● 19-Jul-2019 -- Afghanistan: "Blast near Afghan University Kills Six, Injures 27" [Tasnim News Agency]
    ● 19-Jul-2019 -- Bala Murghab, Afghanistan: "At least 10 civilians killed in Afghan security forces' air raids" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies, 20-Jul-2019]
    ● 19-Jul-2019 -- Iran-UK: "Iran confiscates British tanker [Stena Impero] in Strait of Hormuz – IRGC" [RT]
    ● 19-Jul-2019 -- China-USA: "China's Uighur policy is human rights 'stain of the century' – Pompeo
"US secretary of state says mass detentions of Muslim minority is among ‘worst crises of our time’"
[The Guardian: AP]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- Sinai, Egypt: "Two killed in suicide bombing in Egypt's North Sinai
"Suicide attack follows discovery of four headless bodies in the conflict-wracked peninsula a day earlier."
[Al Jazeera: Reuters News Agency]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- USA: "The Pentagon’s new nuclear doctrine is scary as hell" [Darius Shahtahmasebi, RT, Op-Ed]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- Cyprus: "12 Israelis Are Held in Cyprus Over Rape of British Woman" [NYT: AP]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- Israel: "Israeli heatwave reaches record-breaking 50 degrees Celsius in Sodom" [RT, 19-Jul-2019]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- World: "NEW Global Debt Monitor: Global debt hit $246T in Q1 2019, nearly 320% of GDP."
"Debt by sector, Q1 2019 (as % of GDP):
- Households: 59.8%
- Non-financial corporates: 91.4%
- Gov't: 87.2%
- Financial corporates: 80.8%"
[Twitter: Institute of International Finance, @IIF,]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- China: "China’s debt tops 300% of GDP, constituting 15% of all global debt – report" [RT]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- Tunisia: "[Against IMF advice] Tunisia wage rises irk IMF following $2.9bn bailout" [Al Jazeera: Jihen Laghmari, et al., Bloomberg]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- USA-Saudi Arabia: "U.S. to Send About 500 More Troops to Saudi Arabia" [Thomas Gibbons-Neff, NYT]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- Iran: "Foreign vessel with 12 crew carrying ‘smuggled fuel’ seized in Persian Gulf – Iran’s IRGC" [RT]
    ● 18-Jul-2019 -- Kyoto, Japan: "30 feared dead in suspected arson at Japan anime studio" [Al Jazeera: News Agencies]
    ● 17-Jul-2019 -- Bulgaria: "5 Million Bulgarians Have Their Personal Data Stolen in Hack" [Marc Santora, et al., NYT]
    ● 17-Jul-2019 -- Erbil, Iraq: "At least three Turkish diplomats killed in Iraq's Erbil" [Osama Bin Javaid, Al Jazeera]
    ● 17-Jul-2019 -- Lebanon: "Palestinians in Lebanon protest crackdown on unlicensed workers" [Ali Younes, Al Jazeera]
    ● 17-Jul-2019 -- NATO: "Draft NATO-affiliated report reveals number & location of US nukes in Europe" [RT]
    ● 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]
    ● 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 -- China-USA-Italy: "Huawei to move 1,000 jobs from US to Italy, plus a $3 billion investment to boot" [RT]
    ● 15-Jul-2019 -- USA: "Judge Cuts $55 Million From $80 Million Roundup Verdict
"Verdict tied Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller to cancer
Sara Randazzo, WSJ}
    ● 15-Jul-2019 -- EU: "Europe's GPS System Totally Down After Major Technical Issue Hits Its Satellites" [Zak Doffman, Forbes]
    ● 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,; Palantir documentation,]
    ● 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,]
    ● 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,]
    ● INFORMATION: 11-Jul-2019 -- USA: "The Council for the National Interest
"Working for Middle East Policies That Serve The American National Interest"
    ● 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,]

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
    ● 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,]
    ● 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,]
    ● 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 [] []
    ● 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,"]
    ● 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, 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, ]
    ● 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,]:
"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,]
    ● 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,] [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,]
    ● 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

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 -- USA: "Google’s Shadow Work Force: Temps Who Outnumber Full-Time Employees"; statistics, as of Mar-2019: Google temps and contractors: ~121,000; Google full-time employees: ~102,000 [Daisuke Wakabayashi, NYT]
    ● 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]
    ● 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 -- 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"

    ● 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,; see also @CSIS_Threats report on European terrorism:]
    ● 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,]
    ● 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] []
"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] []
    ● 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,]
    ● 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,]
    ● 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,]
    ● 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 --