Posted in Australia-Oceania France Global Village New Caledonia

Indigenous Kanak separatists boycott New Caledonia independence vote, 96% of those who voted chose to remain part of France

[AP News] “Voters in the French island territory of New Caledonia chose overwhelmingly Sunday to stay part of France, in…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Rebel Karen commanders admit killing 25 people, agree to cooperate with international justice, while over 1,000 killed by security forces since military coup

[Al Jazeera, AP News] “Two senior commanders of the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) have admitted that security forces under…

Posted in Afghanistan USA

Joke becomes reality: Satirical news site The Onion predicted in 2011 that US will sneak out of Afghanistan secretly at night – as it did of Bagram

[The Onion, AP News] The Onion, 2011: “U.S. Quietly Slips Out Of Afghanistan In Dead Of Night” “KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—In what…

Posted in Iran U.A.E. USA

US seized Iranian crude oil then sold it at home – again

[AP News] “The U.S. has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off…

Posted in Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus EU France Germany Greece Italy Lebanon Spain UK USA

US claim “Hezbollah storing explosives in Europe” goes viral but EU countries’ refutations largely ignored

[AP News, FR24 News] “Militant group Hezbollah has stored chemicals that can be used to make explosives in several European…

Posted in Europe Spain

Basque militant group ETA announced its dissolution – Timeline of events

[AP News] “The Basque militant group ETA on Wednesday announced its dissolution in a much-awaited declaration that marked the end…

Posted in Syria USA

Mattis Admits There Was No Evidence Assad Used Poison Gas in Syria

[Newsweek, AP News] “Lost in the hyper-politicized hullabaloo surrounding the Nunes Memorandum and the Steele Dossier was the striking statement by…

Posted in USA Yemen

Los Angeles Times reporter routinely submitted drafts to CIA for review

[The Intercept] “Email exchanges between CIA public affairs officers and Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter who previously…

Posted in Saudi Arabia USA

Michael Springmann, former consular officer in Saudi Arabia, reveals C.I.A. issued visas to terrorists for training in the U.S.

[AP News] “It’s well known that Islamic guerrillas, with CIA assistance, helped evict the Soviet Army from Afghanistan in the…