14 May 2019

Oil pipelines attacked by drones in Saudi Arabia

Following yesterday’s attack on oil tankers, today Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falid disclosed that two East/West oil pipeline pumping stations were attacked with drones. The attack was denounced as’an act of terrorism’ that targeted global oil supplies. “Falih said that Saudi oil output and exports for crude and refined

Read More
14 May 2019

U.S. Embassy in Israel warns of terrorist attack during Eurovision

“the US Embassy in Jerusalem warned of a terrorist attack or violent protests on Tuesday May 14, the anniversary of the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.  ‘Terrorist groups may choose the anniversary, which coincides with the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv (May 14-18), or Nakba Day (May

Read More
13 May 2019

JP Morgan: The US-China tariff battle is just the start of a global trade reordering

As the relationships between countries shift over the next few decades, expect trade to remain a hot button issue, according to one analyst. That prediction comes as the U.S. and China continue to square off in a trade war that has roiled global markets. Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump hiked

Read More
13 May 2019

China is raising tariffs on $60 billion of US goods

China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the U.S. decision to hike duties on Chinese goods. Tariffs will be raised from 10% to 25% effective June 1, 2019 in a move that is sure to spark concern in global markets as the trade war

Read More
13 May 2019

Wired and CodaStory Provide A Deeper Dive Into China’s Massive Surveillance Operation

For the last few years there have been indications that China has been conducting mass incarcerations of its Muslim minorities. Investigative reporting is beginning to shed more light on what is going on. There appears to be abuses of human rights on a shocking scale. The personal stories behind abuses

Read More
13 May 2019

Sabotage attack against Saudi oil tankers could impact world oil supply

Two Saudi oil tankers have suffered ‘significant damage’ in what is being described as a sabotage attack. The attacks took place off the coast of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. “The reported incident – which could threaten the security of global oil supplies – came after the US warned

Read More
13 May 2019

Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange

Sweden authorities announced on Monday that they would reopen an investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, who is serving a prison term in Britain for jumping bail as the United States seeks his extradition for his role in a huge breach of classified data. This

Read More
12 May 2019

California May Go Dark This Summer, and Most Aren’t Ready

When the wind blows this summer, the financially troubled power company PG&E plans to cut power to key lines in an effort meant to prevent forest fires. The plan was devised after the company identified that a power line snapped by high wind likely started last year’s Camp Fire which

Read More
09 May 2019

Echoes of Iraq in Trump’s Confrontation with Iran

Various US intelligence experts and lawmakers believe that the escalation of tensions between the US and Iran in recent weeks bears an eerie resemblance to the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. One of the key similarities they see is the role of US National Security Advisor

Read More
09 May 2019

US seizes North Korean coal ship for violating sanctions

In the latest sign of mounting tensions between the US and North Korea, the US government has, for the first time in history, seized a North Korean ship because it violates international sanctions on the country. While the announcement comes at a time of renewed North Korean missile activity, the

Read More