Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Mohammed bin Salman ‘global pressure’ will force Trump to deal with Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance if the Saudis don’t step up

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly delivered a stern warning to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday, urging him to “own” the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen publicly since he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. An unnamed […]

US needs a space force because Russia is ahead on it, Trump says

Keen as ever on his idea of creating an American fighting force in space, US President Donald Trump has said it’s a necessity for Washington, because its perceived top adversaries – Russia and China – are beating it to the punch. Trump was speaking at one of his Make America Great Again rallies, this time […]

Court rules Uber can force drivers into arbitration over pay, benefits

Uber drivers hoping to be treated as employees may have to go it alone. A federal appeals court in San Francisco has overturned a ruling that would have allowed drivers to pursue their case as a class action lawsuit instead of going through individual arbitration (which, historically, favors companies over complainants). Judge Richard Clifton cited […]

Indian pilots lack sleep as social media use keeps them up – Air Force Chief

In the war for a good night’s sleep, India’s top air force official has called for the service to develop a system to assess how well rested their pilots are before they fly. “Long hours” on social media are to blame. “Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights,” Air Chief […]

Our modern-day empire requires a lot of force and lying to our people – Ron Paul

The US effort to preserve its global dominance is a costly endeavor based on threats and keeping the American people in the dark about what is going on, told RT former US congressman and libertarian politician Ron Paul. Paul, who heads an institute named after himself, says he and his colleagues are trying to alert […]

Russian ban on blood-chilling ‘contact baiting’ of hunting dogs comes into force

Following heated discussion and a conflict between the upper and lower chambers of parliament, Russia has eventually introduced the law banning ‘live baiting’ – the training of hunting dogs using live captured wild animals. The changes were announced on Tuesday on the Russian State Duma’s website. The bill was passed by the State Duma in […]

US and Japanese warships are drilling in the South China Sea in a show of force in China’s backyard

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peter/U.S. Navy/Handout The US Navy’s Ronald Reagan Strike Group conducted drills in the South China Sea Friday with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Escort Flotilla 4 Battle Group, which is led by the Kaga, a helicopter destroyer. The drills followed US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress heavy long-range bomber […]

Hong Kong's soaring house prices force millennials to break law

Young Hongkongers have to violate the law by living in industrial buildings, as the insane prices for property in the region make it difficult to afford rent, much less buy a house. Surging house prices have pushed rents to record levels. Hong Kong is the world’s priciest home market, and one of the most densely […]

‘We will take the land by force’: South Africa’s land crisis may explode into racial violence

The controversial land-confiscation policy proposed by the Ramaphosa-led ANC government could ignite clashes among South African citizens, who are split into two rival camps on the issue along racial lines. The new legislation allowing land seizure without compensation, which was proposed by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) as early as 2015 and supported by […]