Putin Warns of an ‘Instant’ and ‘Symmetrical’ Response

RUSSIA - Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently warned the United States not to withdraw from their nuclear arms control treaty, noting that doing so would prompt the Kremlin to “hit back fast,” reports Reuters. “From our side, the response will be instant, and I want to warn, symmetrical,” cautioned Putin during the high-profile televised Valdai discussion with foreign academics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Thursday. His comments come amid allegations that the Clintons facilitated the sale of 20 percent of US domestic uranium production to Russia under the administration of former US President Barack Obama. According to Reuters, Putin accused America of betraying the Kremlin by not reciprocating what he described as the “unprecedented access” Moscow granted Washington to its secret nuclear sites in the 1990s.

 
Italy's 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes

ITALY - The votes were nonbinding, but the leaders of the neighboring regions hope to leverage strong turnout in talks with Italy's center-left government. As leading members of the anti-migrant, anti-EU Northern League, they want to keep more tax revenue and have autonomy over such policy areas as immigration, security, education and environment.

America: nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour alert

USA - America’s Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour standby for the first time in a quarter of a century amid escalating tensions with North Korea. The move would see B-52 planes carrying nuclear weapons sitting on the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and ready to fly when given the order. It would be the first time the status was put in place since 1991, when the Cold War was nearing an end.

 
Abe cruises to ‘super-majority’ win in Japan vote

JAPAN - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election Sunday and immediately vowed to “deal firmly” with threats from North Korea that dominated the campaign. Abe’s ruling conservative coalition was on track to win more than 310 seats in the 465-seat parliament, according to a projection from public broadcaster NHK, handing the premier a two-thirds “super-majority.” This allows nationalist Abe to propose changes to pacifist Japan’s US-imposed constitution, which forces it to renounce war and effectively limits its military to a self-defence role.

 
Pyongyang accuses Japan of plotting ‘reinvasion of Korea’

NORTH KOREA - North Korea has taken aim at the Japanese Government, accusing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his fellow “reactionaries” of laying the “groundwork for the reinvasion of the Korean peninsula.” Abe dissolved Japan’s lower house of parliament last month, triggering a snap election that was held on Sunday, giving him a strong mandate to push a tougher foreign policy line, including on North Korea. Pyongyang reacted to Abe’s electoral victory with a statement on its official KCNA news agency, in which it claimed the move was little more than an attempt to revive Japan’s early-20th-century imperialism.

 
America's Global Dishonesty Will End the $US as a Reserve Currency

RUSSIA - Readers at home and around the world want to know what to make of the announcement that China henceforth will conduct oil purchases and sales in gold-backed Chinese currency. Is this an attack by Russia and China on the US dollar? Will the dollar weaken and collapse from being discarded as the currency in which oil is transacted? These and other questions are on readers’ minds.

Ron Paul: "The Fed's Massive Bubble Is Creating A World Of Economic Pain"

USA - According to the central planners, the "solution" for the bust is more creation of new money and credit. That's the only way they can keep their "system" alive. When the Fed's stock market bubble burst in 2000, it responded by creating new money and credit. Lo and behold, this led directly to the next bubble that was even bigger. When the housing bubble burst in 2008, Wall Street was bailed out by taxpayers, and TRILLIONS of new dollars were created as the "solution." And now, almost 10 years later, we have an even bigger bubble than 2008. The central planners at The Fed have done it again. How much longer will we allow this "system" to last? How much economic pain will it take to return to sound money again?

 
Japan goes to the polls in snap election

JAPAN - A typhoon has been drenching parts of Japan as the country heads to the polls after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election in the face of the rising threat from North Korea. Mr Abe called the election amid rebounding approval ratings after a record low over the summer and with the opposition largely in disarray. He is predicted to win a majority, after the opposition fell apart. Mr Abe is hoping his party will win a two-thirds majority, allowing him to make constitutional changes. In particular, he wants to change Japan's self-defence force into a national army for the first time since World War II.

 
'Czech Trump' clinches election victory

CZECH REPUBLIC - With voters upset over traditional parties and orders from Brussels, billionaire populist Andrej Babis, dubbed the "Czech Trump", clinched victory in the Czech Republic's election on Saturday, while eurosceptics and an anti-Islam group backed by France's National Front made strong gains.

Millennials ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology

USA - When Coco Layne, a Brooklyn-based producer, meets someone new these days, the first question that comes up in conversation isn’t “Where do you live?” or “What do you do?” but “What’s your sign?” “So many millennials read their horoscopes every day and believe them,” Layne, who is involved in a number of nonreligious spiritual practices, said. “It is a good reference point to identify and place people in the world.”

Merkel Won, So Why Aren't Germans Celebrating?

GERMANY - Even though Angela Merkel was reelected on Sunday, Germany doesn’t feel very celebratory. As a German, I’ve never seen such a worried, agitated and sullen public in my country. The life in beer gardens and cafes, the big BMWs and many carbon-frame bikes might project an image of a wealthy and content society.

Israel only occupies 2% of West Bank, says US ambassador

USA - The US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has made a second dramatic intervention in US Middle East policy, suggesting that only 2% of the West Bank is occupied by Israel and that the international community always intended for Israel to keep some of the land it seized in 1967 during the six-day war. The comments, in an interview with the news channel Israeli Walla, came a day after rightwing Israeli politicians celebrated 50 years of Israeli settlement-building, prompting condemnation by Palestinian officials.

Debate Escalates As Power Of US Tech Giants Grows

USA - The tech giants (ie, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple) are following the same self-destructive path as the NFL, and they will pay a price for it. Governments are realizing the Technocrat threat posed to their existence and are rapidly starting to push back. (TN Editor)

Over 130,000 flee menacing volcano on Bali

BALI, INDONESIA - More than 130,000 people have fled the region around the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will soon erupt. The disaster mitigation agency's command post in Bali said the number of evacuees had swelled to about 134,200 by Thursday evening. That's more than double the estimated population within the immediate danger zone, but people farther from the mountain are leaving too.

 
VANUATU: Entire Island evacuated

VANUATU - An erupting volcano in Vanuatu has sparked an unprecedented evacuation of an entire island. All 11,000 residents of Ambae have been told to leave and will be moved to other islands in the Pacific state. The volcano on the island that is home to 11,000 and located between Australia and Hawaii has been active since 2005, but an increase in activity, including rocks and gas spewing from the volcano, prompted authorities to raise the activity to Level 4 for the first time over the weekend, indicating a "moderate eruption" risk, the second highest level in Vanuatu's volcanic alert system.

 
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