US abuses justice systems to target its enemies, like it did with Huawei – Assange’s father

The incarceration and extradition trial of Julian Assange is one of many examples of the US abusing the legal systems of other countries to target its political enemies, said John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks’ founder. … Read More >US abuses justice systems to target its enemies, like it did with Huawei – Assange’s father

Kyoto failed. Paris failed. Will the Greta-starring Madrid UN climate conference be any different?

The ill-fated COP25 has found a host location at the third time of asking but, just like its predecessors, the high-powered international summit looks to be big on gestures and small on reversing the direction of humankind. … Read More >Kyoto failed. Paris failed. Will the Greta-starring Madrid UN climate conference be any different?

Tech companies ask Putin to veto new law banning sales of smartphones without Russian software

A major industry body, with Google, Apple and Samsung in its ranks, has written a letter to President Putin, warning that a new law will force major players to reconsider their Russian market strategies, and will harm consumers. … Read More >Tech companies ask Putin to veto new law banning sales of smartphones without Russian software

Thanks, but we’ll keep ‘mother’ & ‘father’: Putin rejects politically correct ‘parent #1 & #2’ titles

During a discussion on Russian national identity, President Vladimir Putin made sure to politely but firmly reject any notion of replacing traditional family structures with more “progressive” examples implemented in the West. … Read More >Thanks, but we’ll keep ‘mother’ & ‘father’: Putin rejects politically correct ‘parent #1 & #2’ titles

Cold steel: Russia’s Kinzhal hypersonic missile ‘completes its first ARCTIC test’

Russia’s new Kinzhal (‘Dagger’) air-launched hypersonic missile has been tested in freezing Arctic conditions. It successfully struck a land-based target in what was the maiden test of its kind, defense industry sources said. … Read More >Cold steel: Russia’s Kinzhal hypersonic missile ‘completes its first ARCTIC test’

ISIS claims responsibility for London Bridge attack – just as terrorists are being wiped off Telegram en masse

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the stabbing attack on London Bridge. The claim comes even as the terrorist group’s propaganda is being wiped off messaging apps. … Read More >ISIS claims responsibility for London Bridge attack – just as terrorists are being wiped off Telegram en masse