World Now # 36


Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Appeals Over the Release of Trump’s Financial Records





White House Will Not Participate in House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearing
The White House said late Dec. 1 that President Donald Trump will not be attending the first impeachment …






The Trump impeachment over Ukraine would never stick, according to Marc Ruskin, a former undercover FBI agent, adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and author of “The Pretender.”

‘Time To Calm Down’: Hong Kong Protests Simmer Ahead Of Local Elections



November 20,

Senators Condemn Arson Attack on Hong Kong Epoch Times Printing Press
U.S. senators on Nov. 19 condemned an arson attack on the Hong Kong Epoch Times’ printing shop, saying …




New Documents Allege Millions Went To Biden’s And Kerry’s Firm

Corrupt actions by the former Obama-era vice president and secretary of state are coming to light after new leaked documents surfaced. In a bombshell tweet, activist and entrepreneur Michael Coodrey released a series of leaked documents from the Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s Office, which allegedly detail a so-called ‘slushfund’ collecting large sums of money from foreign sources.

Yemenis Go Solar Amid War Energy Shortage

By Abdulrahman al-Ansi SANAA (Reuters) – When electricity was cut to Yemen’s capital four years ago after war broke out, Ebrahim al-Faqih saw a gap in the market and started selling solar panels.









2 Former Twitter Employees Accused of Spying for Saudi Arabia

 November 6, 2019 Updated

WASHINGTON—Two former employees of Twitter Inc. and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment back in 2015, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo, who used to work for Twitter, and Ahmed Almutairi, who then worked for members of the Saudi royal family, face charges of working for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without registering as foreign agents, according to a complaint filed against them.

According to the complaint, Abouammo repeatedly accessed the Twitter account of a prominent critic of the Saudi royal family in early 2015. In one instance, he was able to view the email address and telephone number associated with the account. He also accessed the account of a second Saudi critic to get personally identifiable information.

“This information could have been used to identify and locate the Twitter users who published these posts,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in confronting Iran, has faced intense Western criticism over many years its human rights record, including last year’s murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and its involvement in the devastating war in Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthis rebels.