The Two Ticking Time Bombs of the Coming Election

A disgraceful end for “deep state” actors and an implosion of the Democratic Party’s 2020 nominee are both very real possibilities.

– September 3rd, 2019

It is now clearer than ever that the whole Trump-Russia collusion argument, as many of us have been loudly proclaiming since it began, is a monstrous hoax, “a conspiracy so immense”—to use Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s infamous words in his attack upon General George C. Marshall in 1951—that it has been hard for the public to take it on board.

Of course, the assimilation of what has happened has been made more complicated by the extremely agitated political ambiance of the Trump era, which was to a large extent inevitable given the mandate this president received to make profound public policy changes and to assault the whole bipartisan political class in its entrenched positions.

Malaysia Aims to Recover Nearly $1 Billion Paid out by Former 1MDB Unit

Malaysia Aims to Recover Nearl1 Billion Paid out by Former 1MDB Uni


Malaysia had Plan to Use Chinese Money to Bail Out 1MDB, Court Hears


Japan to Set Up Police Unit to Help Defend Disputed Islets and Counter China: NHK

Japan to Set Up Police Unit to Help Defend Disputed Islets and Counter China: NHK

Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-28

Armed men opened fire with maschine guns and threw petrol bombs inside a table dance bar in a major port city in Veracruz state. The Gulf coast state is one of


Penn Live | 2019-08-28

The wife and child of a minor league baseball player were among those killed in Virginia on Tuesday, according to reports. Montgomery Biscuits pitcher Blake


The Guardian | 2019-08-28

Hamas declares state of emergency after suspected suicide bomb attacks Explosions at two police checkpoints run by Hamas in Gaza have killed three officers and


Barrons | 2019-08-28

It was easy to miss on a day when the U.S.-China trade war intensified and President Donald Trump accused Federal Reserve Chairman JeromePowell of being an


The Independent | 2019-08-28

Jeffrey Epstein’s injuries were more consistent with murder than suicide, an expert hired by his family has claimed. Lawyers for Epstein spoke alongside


The Independent | 2019-08-28

Two women were escorted off an easyJet flight by police after repeatedly shouting and swearing at their children, with one of them overheard “threatening to..


Indian Express | 2019-08-28

Japan’s meteorological agency issued an emergency warning to residents of Kyushu as the southern island suffered record levels of rain early on Wednesday

Violence Escalates in Another Weekend of Hong Kong Protests

Protests in Hong Kong again turned violent following more than a week of peace and no tear gas …

Trump Hits Back at China With More Tariffs Following China’s Retaliation
In the latest escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Aug. 23 that …

Australia Sees Rush of Hong Kong Millionaires Amid Unrest
China’s Geely Posts 40 Percent Slump in First-Half Profit, Sees Uncertain Demand Outlook

US Approves Possible $8 Billion Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan: Pentagon














The Independent | 2019-08-20

British Airways has submitted plans for a plant to turn waste into jet fuel that will one day power its aircraft. The flag carrier has submitted plans to


Sputnik | 2019-08-20

The incident is taking place at the Rio-Niterói Bridge, which connects the cities of Rio de Janeiroand NiteróiThe man has reportedly seized a bus on the


Sputnik | 2019-08-20

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Three Russian sailors who have been recently abducted by pirates off Cameroon‘s coast are most likely to be in Nigeria, a source in the


Sputnik | 2019-08-20

New Delhi (Sputnik): Amid existing bitterness since the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, Indian and Pakistani troops deployed along the Line of


Irish Independent | 2019-08-20 Newsdesk Twitter Email August 20 2019 10:52 AM 0 Comments Gardaí arrest two men after discovery of car bomb under police officer’s car in


The National | 2019-08-20

EU criminals could be barred from the UK after Brexit in new tougher measures being drawn up. It comes after the UK’s new prime minister Boris Johnson announced


This is Money | 2019-08-20

A military court in Cameroon Tuesday handed down a life sentence against the head of the country’s anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, and

Middle East Monitor | 2019-08-19

A new intifada could erupt in the occupied West Bank as a result of the political and economic crisis in the area, a secret Palestinian


This is Money | 2019-08-19

GOMA, Congo, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote,


Sputnik | 2019-08-19

New Delhi (Sputnik): If you’ve always thought scaling mountains wasn’t child’s play, it’s time to think again. A 10-year-old Indian boy has climbed Mount Elbrus


RTE | 2019-08-19

Spain and Italy appear to have struck a deal that will see the 107 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean for 18 days disembark at the Spanish port of Mallorca


Belfast Telegraph | 2019-08-19

Social media companies need to do more to fight “misinformation” on vaccines following a “spike” in measles cases, health minister Jo Churchill has said. Ms


Middle East Monitor | 2019-08-19

Iran’s judiciary will decide whether or not to release the British oil tanker seized


Middle East Monitor | 2019-08-19

The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) announced yesterday that its stockpile of enriched

This is Money | 2019-08-18

A secret Whitehall dossier warning of the impact of a no-deal Brexit has been dismissed by a minister as “scaremongering” as the Governmentsought to downplay

Irish Independent | 2019-08-18

A helicopter carries water to fight a forest fire seen in the village of Valleseco, in the Canary Island of Gran Canaria REUTERS/Borja Suarez Two people look at


Xinhua | 2019-08-18

TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) — Iran‘s Foreign Ministry on Sunday strongly condemned as an “inhumane act” a recent deadly attack on a wedding


The Wichita Eagle | 2019-08-18

Iran‘s foreign minister says he’s praying for the “speedy recovery” of Kuwait‘s ruling emir, though there has been no public word on the 90-year-old ruler being


South China Morning Post | 2019-08-18

A suspected Islamic militant in Indonesia has launched an attack on a police station, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into


The Irish Times | 2019-08-18

Boris Johnson will tell Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron that there must be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip abroad as prime minister. Mr Johnson


Arab News | 2019-08-18

DHAKA: At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties,

Press TV | 2019-08-17

Yemeni forces have conducted at least 10 drone attacks on an oil field affiliated to Saudi Aramcocompany in the east of the kingdom in retaliation for


London Evening Standard | 2019-08-17

Thousands of schoolteachers took to the streets of Hong Kong as the latest weekend of protests got underway in the Chinese territory. ...


Middle East Online | 2019-08-17

WASHINGTON – The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltarjudge allowed


South China Morning Post | 2019-08-17

Management at New York’s police department are so worried over the suicides of nine officers this year that they have ordered mandatory anti-suicide


France24 | 2019-08-17

Sudan‘s military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for


Indian Express | 2019-08-17

The US Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologiesthat permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from US companies so that


The Guardian | 2019-08-16

Rupert Hogg ousted and new management brought in to ‘reset confidence’, says chair Cathay Pacific’s boss has quit after protests in Hong Kongled to the


CNN | 2019-08-16

(CNN)Israel has granted permission for Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the country on humanitarian grounds to visit her family in the West Bank a day


The National | 2019-08-16

Restrictions on people’s movements and communication links in Kashmir will be lifted in the next few days, the Indian government said on Friday as the country’s


Newsweek | 2019-08-16

An elderly couple in Australia were injured in an attack by a goanna lizard while attempting to save their dog from the giant reptile. A 72-year-old man


Federal News Radio | 2019-08-16

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, died Friday after a battle with bone cancer. She was 72.


Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-16

Kremlin officials have said they defused a bomb after finding it untouched in a Tsarist-era cellar. The shell is from the Nazi Wehrmacht, who besieged Moscow


Press TV | 2019-08-16

Danish politicians on Friday poured scorn on the notion of selling Greenland to the United States, following reports that President Donald Trumphad privately

South China Morning Post | 2019-08-15

Rosy expectations among prospective mainland students about Hong Kong’s top universities have been shaken by images of anti-China slogans and the defaced


The Guardian | 2019-08-15

Labour leader opposes UK breakup but says not parliament’s place to bar independence vote Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed he believes Westminster should not block a


The Himalayan | 2019-08-15

TOKYOEmperor Naruhito expressed “deep remorse” over Japan’s role in World War II in his first appearance at the annual ceremony marking the


Wtop | 2019-08-15

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon lashed southwestern Japan Thursday with massive rain and strong winds, injuring at least 11 people and paralyzing traffic during


The Independent | 2019-08-15

Drug deaths in England and Wales have hit a record high, new figures show. Data published by the


Sputnik | 2019-08-15

TOKYO (Sputnik) – South Korean President MoonJae-in on Thursday promised to make efforts to reunite with North Korea by 2045. ...


ABC News | 2019-08-15

Malaysian police say a 15-year-old Londonteenager who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort died from intestinal bleeding due to starvation and stress

BBC News | 2019-08-14

Heathrow says strike action scheduled for 23 and 24 August has been postponed. A spokesperson


Irish Independent | 2019-08-14

Michael Nienaber August 14 2019 8:47 AM 0 Comments Shrinking German economy ‘on edge of recession’ as exports stutter A slump in exports sent


Middle East Online | 2019-08-14

KHARTOUM – Heavy rain in Sudan has caused extensive flooding that killed at least seven people


Zeenews | 2019-08-14

Demonstrators protesting a perceived erosion of civil liberties under Chinese rule clashed with police at Hong Kong`s international airport late on Tuesday,


The Siasat Daily | 2019-08-14

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Prime Minister Imran Khanwill address the Legislative Assembly on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan. The special session


The Guardian | 2019-08-14

Two men from GD Pork pleaded guilty in WA to breaching biosecurity laws to gain ‘unfair’ breeding advantage Two pig farmers in Western Australia will be jailed | 2019-08-14

It was reported Tuesday that Heinz-Christian Strache, the former vice chancellor of Austria, had his home raided in a corruption probe, Deutsche Welle reports.

Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-13

The fate of the Persian leopard is closely intertwined with that of Kurdistan, says Kurdishbiologist, Hana Raza. She is fighting to protect the rare animal


Hollywood | 2019-08-13

Opera legend Placido Domingo has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women he worked with during his career. Eight singers and a dancer told the


Yahoo Daily News | 2019-08-13

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain can avoid disorder and chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit because a step-up in the government’s contingency planning meant the


Raw Story | 2019-08-13

Autopsies confirmed that two bodies discovered in the Canadian wilds are those of teen murder suspects who apparently took their own lives after weeks on the


Belfast Telegraph | 2019-08-13

Workers are preparing to decontaminate some Paris streets surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral that have been tested with high levels of lead


BBC News | 2019-08-13

Police and soldiers are driving fuel tankers in Portugal to counter the impact of a strike by


Sputnik | 2019-08-13

The military wing of the northern Yemen-based movement Ansar Allah, also known as the Houthis, launched drone attacks on Saudi Arabia‘s Abha airport, according

The Independent | 2019-08-12

A man and six-year-old girl are missing after their car was swept away by a torrent of mud triggered by a flash flood in southwestern Switzerland, police in


Newsweek | 2019-08-12

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, just produced an “unprecedented” bright flash—the cause of which is currently unknown. Sagittarius


The Times of India | 2019-08-12

Pieces from a Norwegian Air Boeing 787 detached from the plane fell onto an island outside Rome, damaging cars and homes.The plane was forced to turn back to


Russia Today | 2019-08-12

Russia will continue to boost its foreign exchange and gold reserves, adding more than $70 billion to its coffers in two years, Fitch Ratings predicted as it


The Guardian | 2019-08-12

Critics say No 10 move to quit bloc’s institutional structures leaves UK blindsided British diplomats will pull out from the EU’s institutional structures of


This is Money | 2019-08-12

KANYUAMBORA, Kenya, Aug 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At this time of year, AlbertNjeru‘s farm would usually be blanketed with shoulder-high rows of maize.


BBC News | 2019-08-12

Trains were again affected after the West Coastmainline between England and Scotland was closed temporarily due to flooding. In Ayrshire, warnings were sent

This March 28, 2017 image provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. The wealthy financier pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York on Monday, July 8, 2019, to sex trafficking charges following his arrest over the weekend. Epstein will have to remain behind …

According to ABC News, Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly found dead by suspected suicide in his jail cell.

Epstein Documents Hit; Accuser Says Trump ‘Didn’t Partake In Any Sex With Any Of Us’

“Donald Trump never flirted with me.

Sputnik | 2019-08-09

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – NATO has completed a scheduled upgrade of a land-based Aegis Ashoreballistic missile system in Romania, which the military alliance said


Sputnik | 2019-08-09

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ecuador‘s National Court of Justice has ordered pre-trial detention for former president Rafael Correa, who served as the country’s president


Russia Today | 2019-08-09

The American diplomatic mission in Russia is meddling in domestic affairs, Moscow claims. The US had posted the locations and routes of recent massive


South China Morning Post | 2019-08-09

New Zealand police said on Friday they had arrested two British men after finding a huge stash of methamphetamine in an Auckland flat that would have been worth


Middle East Online | 2019-08-09

WASHINGTON – A Lebanese businessman designated by US authorities as an important financial supporter of Hezbollah was sentenced to five years in prison and


The Guardian | 2019-08-09

Bank has been under scrutiny for its role in helping to raise $6.5bn through bond offerings Malaysia has filed criminal charges against 17 current and former


Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-09

The US says it might pull out some troops from Germany amid rifts over a naval mission in the Persian Gulf and defense spending. The remarks from the US


Middle East Online | 2019-08-08

BEIRUT – Regime forces captured two villages from jihadists and allied rebels in northwest Syriaon Thursday following deadly clashes, days after ditching a


Irish Independent | 2019-08-08

Thomas Hornall and Henry Vaughan August 8 2019 12:37 PM 0 Comments Policeman stabbed in head and body with machete during ‘frenzied and unprovoked’ attack


The Independent | 2019-08-08

A short-term spike in radiation levels was registered after a rocket engine exploded during a test in Russia, the TASS news agency


Amnesty | 2019-08-08

More than 30 children, including two babies, and nearly 90 men and women stranded at sea in searing temperatures, must be immediately allowed to dock, said


BBC News | 2019-08-08

Two people have been killed in an explosion at a Russian naval test facility, officials say.


Raw Story | 2019-08-08

If you like sewage, chemical wastes or radioactive molecules in your drinking water the Trump Administration has your back. It’s part of Team Trump’s determined


Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-08

The human rights organization warns gun violence has led to a “human rights crisis” in the US. The killings of 31 people in attacks at the weekend have renewed


BBC News | 2019-08-07

The latest series of the fact-based drama will air in the run-up to 2020’s presidential election. ...


Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-07

Federal prosecutors have charged the wife of an alleged IS fighter with terrorism, war crimes and weapons offenses. ...


Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-07

The US defense secretary said it&aposs time for Tokyo to “strongly consider” joining the US-led mission. Some US allies have rejected the call, saying a


Middle East Online | 2019-08-07

BEIRUT – Regime loyalists captured a town and a village from jihadists and allied rebels in northwest Syria Wednesday, after fierce clashes that killed nearly


BBC News | 2019-08-07

Facebook page encouraging people to storm the so-called Area 51 US Air Force base was removed


Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-07

The treaty aims to improve the international trade and investment environment. The United States and China signed the treaty at a time they are locked in an


ITV | 2019-08-06

A teenager has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a six-year-old boy was allegedly thrown from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art


Deccan Herald | 2019-08-06

Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end,” said GeneralQamar


BBC News | 2019-08-06

The Philippines has declared a “national dengue epidemic” after at least 622 people lost their


The Independent | 2019-08-06

Two passengers were ejected from an easyJet flight after being “aggressive” towards crew members. Flight EZY8905 from London Gatwick to Gibraltar was


The Independent | 2019-08-06

Nicola Sturgeon has described her meetings with Theresa May as “pretty soul destroying and torturous” and described Boris Johnson as someone who talks


Yahoo Daily News | 2019-08-06

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that the U.S. intends to prevent any unilateral invasion by Turkey into northern Syria, saying any such move by


The Independent | 2019-08-06

A Ryanair passenger flew from Bristol to Sevilleusing her daughter’s passport – and noticed the error only when she reached her hotel. SusanRumsby, 55,



Irish Independent | 2019-08-05

Civil society organisations from across the EU have submitted a proposal to the European Commission for a European Citizens’ Initiative(ECI) calling for new


Sputnik | 2019-08-05

New Delhi (Sputnik): Nearly two months after accusing fugitive Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya of defaulting on payment of over $146 million (Rupees 10.2 billion),


BBC News | 2019-08-05

The MCB said the definition of Islamophobia must reflect the lived experiences of Muslims. “An inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party has


The Independent | 2019-08-05

A Brazilian gang leader has been caught trying to escape prison while wearing a mask of his teenage daughter’s face. Clauvino da Silva was spotted by guards as


Gulf News | 2019-08-05

POHNPEI, MicronesiaMike Pompeo became the first US Secretary of State to visit Micronesia Monday, as Washington’s signalled a renewed interest in its Pacific


Free West Media | 2019-08-05

The episode happened around 2:00, when the police decided to stop a passing car in Via GramsciThe African driver initially showed himself to be collaborative, | 2019-08-05

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) — Elon Musk‘s the Boring Company will launch its China branch later this month, Musk has confirmed on Twitter. Musk announced this

This is Money | 2019-08-04

A widespread blackout caused traffic congestion in parts of Indonesia‘s capital, Jakarta Tens of millions of people on Indonesia’s heavily populated Java island


Press TV | 2019-08-04

Tensions have flared up between India and Pakistan, with the two nuclear-armed neighbors trading accusations over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.


The Observer | 2019-08-04

A pledge by Boris Johnson to spend an extra £1.8bn on NHS infrastructure and equipment has been dismissed by Labour as an inadequate response to years of


Indian Express | 2019-08-04

Imagine an excruciating pain, a pain so bad that on a scale of one to 10 “it’s probably a nine, maybe even a 10,” Thomas Schilken says.


Arkansas Online | 2019-08-04

SYDNEY — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he wants to deploy an intermediate-range conventional missile in the Pacific region within months, now that


Hamodia | 2019-08-04

Rescuers plucked more bodies in rough seas where three ferryboats capsized after being buffeted by fierce wind and waves off two central Philippine provinces,


Daily Star Lebanon | 2019-08-03

Some 20 pilot whales have died stranded in mysterious circumstances on the south-western coast of Iceland, emergency services said Saturday, only two weeks



The Hill | 2019-08-03

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday against a Trump administration policy that would only allow migrants who enter the U.S. through legal ports of


Atlanta Journal | 2019-08-03

MOSCOW — Police in Moscow have detained a leading opposition figure as she was heading to an unauthorized rally protesting the exclusion of


Indian Express | 2019-08-03

Written by Alexandra Stevenson Advertising As China considers ways to retaliate against President Donald Trump’s mounting tariffs, it has increasingly


Hawaii Tribune-Herald | 2019-08-03

In 2014, the U.S. led the effort by governments to blunt the world’s biggest outbreak of Ebola, which took more than 11,000 lives in West Africa before it


Arab News | 2019-08-03

GENEVA: Iran will take a third step to reduce its commitments to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal within the framework of the pact, Iranian Foreign Minister


Gulf News | 2019-08-03

SeoulNorth Korea said Saturday its leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance


The Independent | 2019-08-03

Prisoners who have attempted escape from North Korean jails have been publicly executed while other inmates are subject to sexual violence and beaten with


BBC News | 2019-08-02

Apple and Google are temporarily stopping workers listening to voice recordings captured


Middle East Online | 2019-08-02

ISTANBUL – Turkey has started filling a huge hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river, a lawmaker and activists said, despite protests that it will displace


BBC News | 2019-08-02

The searing July heatwave that hit Europe lastweek was made both more likely and more intense by


Russia Today | 2019-08-02

One of India’s busiest transit routes is getting a serious upgrade with the announcement of a $10bn Hyperloop project, expected to be the world’s first, which


Middle East Online | 2019-08-02

BEIRUT – Air strikes stopped in Syria‘s Idlib Friday after the government announced it had agreed a truce following weeks of deadly bombardment of the


Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-02

Artists and creative professionals are increasingly being targeted by authorities in Turkey. Insults against the president and “terror propaganda” are the most


Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-02

Nearly €1 billion worth of cocaine has been seized in the German port city of Hamburg. The drugs were found in 211 sports bags. ...


The Independent | 2019-08-01

Officials in Beijing have ordered all shops to cover up any Arabic signs or Islamic symbols, in the latest phase of the government’s crackdown on Muslims.


BBC News | 2019-08-01

Supt Melanie Jones said the situation was “unacceptable and it must stop”. “While some of our vehicles have


Belfast Telegraph | 2019-08-01

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog aims to name a new leader in October following the death last month of Yukiya Amano, its director general for the past


Time Magazine | 2019-08-01

(Bloomberg) — A Chinese warship collided with a Taiwanese freighter Wednesday evening, damaging the bulk carrier, Taiwan’s Coast Guard


Independent online (SA) | 2019-08-01

Aden – Yemen‘s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it launched missile and drone attacks on Thursday on a military parade in Aden, the seat of the Saudi-backed


Deccan Herald | 2019-08-01

“At this stage, although some candidates’ names gather more support than others, there is not yet a full consensus around one name,” the ministry, which is


Sputnik | 2019-08-01

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Malaysia calls on the global community to refrain from voicing unfounded allegations over the crash of the MH17 flight in Ukraine‘s eastern