Pentagon hypes China threat amid renewed strategic competition

The Pentagon is raising an alarm about “rapidly” growing Chinese military capabilities, from long-range bombers to a blue-water navy, as mainstream media warn that Chinese pilots are “likely” training for strikes against the US. Long-range bomber training missions “targeting the US” – this is how the US mainstream media reported the findings of the Pentagon’s […]

Russia proposes deal with Turkey to ditch US dollar for lira-ruble trade amid currency crisis

Moscow is still interested in trading with Ankara using the Russian ruble and Turkish lira, according to the Kremlin. Both currencies have been falling against the greenback, with lira setting new record lows every day. “The issue of using national currencies in bilateral trade operations is a topic that has been raised by the Russian […]

Tesco Sainsbury’s & Lidl issue URGENT products recall amid listeria fears – FULL LIST here

Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Lidl have urgently recalled a number of products which have sold from their supermarket shelves. Products include everything from condoms and cough syrup to frozen fruit and vegetables and baby food. These products are being recalled for a number of different reasons, including listeria outbreaks and metal wire contamination. See the full […]

FBI fires Peter Strzok whose texts revealed anti-Trump bias amid Bureau's major probes

FBI agent Peter Strzok, who became a central figure in controversy surrounding investigations into alleged Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton’s private email server, has been fired, his attorney has said. The 21-year FBI veteran was fired Friday afternoon, according to Strzok’s attorney Aitan Goelman. Read more Strzok, the former deputy assistant director for counterintelligence of […]

Turkey’s central bank promises ‘all necessary measures’ to save its financial system amid lira collapse

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (TCMB) has outlined a range of measures to bolster liquidity and support the financial system. The lira plunged as much as 10 per cent during the Asian markets trading session after a fall of 25 per cent against the US dollar last week — moves that rattled […]

‘Minecraft’ movie delayed amid director changes

Were you eagerly awaiting Minecraft movie’s May 2019 release? You’ll need to make a change of plans. Director and co-writer Rob McElhenney has informed TheWrap that the originally slated debut is “not happening” as he’s leaving the project. It’s not clear why he’s departing or who will replace him as director. However, Warner Bros. is […]

NCIS: New Orleans EP Brad Kern Formally Suspended Amid Third Misconduct Investigation

CBS is confirming that embattled NCIS: New Orleans exec producer Brad Kern has been formally suspended from the show as the network conducts a third investigation into allegations that the onetime Charmed EP for decades created toxic, sexist and altogether hostile work environments. Kern, however, has not been formally fired. “I believe in terms of keeping him […]

'We can't use Korean names': Japan's large pro-Pyongyang diaspora lives amid suspicion & isolation

Thousands of ethnic Koreans living in Japan pledge loyalty to Pyongyang. Many of them have never actually been in North Korea but, against all odds, still consider its leaders as their own and the communist country as homeland. About 150,000 Japanese Koreans remain loyal to Pyongyang, which makes up around a quarter of the local […]

South Korea’s military considering pulling troops away from DMZ border ‘on a trial basis’ amid eased tensions with North Korea

AFP South Korea is reportedly considering withdrawing some military forces and equipment from guard posts on the border with North Korea on a “trial basis.” It’s part of the South Korean defense ministry’s plan to transform the [Demilitarized Zone] into a “peace zone.” The ministry said it would also plan on designating a de facto […]

Mike Manley named CEO of FCA amid Sergio Marchionne health crisis

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