‘Psychos’ fueled by ‘blood lust,’ Australian special forces tortured and executed prisoners in Afghanistan – report

A disturbing new report blows the lid on the shameful conduct of Australian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, accusing them of waging a campaign of torture and murder across the war-torn country, and hiding the evidence. … Read More >‘Psychos’ fueled by ‘blood lust,’ Australian special forces tortured and executed prisoners in Afghanistan – report

US presidential hopeful Biden turns focus to Belarus, vows to sanction ‘Lukashenko regime henchmen’ until Minsk turns ‘democratic’

Democrat candidate for US president Joe Biden has called for regime change in Minsk, denouncing President Alexander Lukashenko’s “brutal dictatorship” and vowing to sanction his “henchmen” until there’s a “democratic Belarus.” … Read More >US presidential hopeful Biden turns focus to Belarus, vows to sanction ‘Lukashenko regime henchmen’ until Minsk turns ‘democratic’

‘Europe is united’: French minister urges EU leaders to adopt measures against Turkey at next summit

France’s trade minister has called on the EU to adopt formal measures against Ankara at its next summit, after the Turkish leader questioned the French president’s mental health and called for a boycott of the country’s exports. … Read More >‘Europe is united’: French minister urges EU leaders to adopt measures against Turkey at next summit

Schools & clubs closing in Bulgaria amid record Covid-19 surge as health minister warns of ‘severe winter months’

Bulgaria will close its clubs and order high school and university students to study remotely for two weeks as of October 29 in a bid to curb rising coronavirus infection rates, the country’s health minister said on Tuesday. … Read More >Schools & clubs closing in Bulgaria amid record Covid-19 surge as health minister warns of ‘severe winter months’

Houthi minister in Yemen ‘assassinated’ by unidentified gunmen in country’s capital

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi movement has announced the death of its youth and sports minister, who was shot in the capital Sanaa over the weekend, blaming “criminal elements” of the Saudi-led military coalition for his killing. … Read More >Houthi minister in Yemen ‘assassinated’ by unidentified gunmen in country’s capital

Putting Benjamin to bed? In major move, China & Russian-led EEU bloc to replace trade in dollar & euro with domestic currencies

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), an analogue to the EU in the post-Soviet space, should begin using its own currencies in trade, rather than the Euro and Dollar, which dominate commerce between the member states and China. … Read More >Putting Benjamin to bed? In major move, China & Russian-led EEU bloc to replace trade in dollar & euro with domestic currencies

Veteran Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov self-isolates after coming into contact with person diagnosed with Covid-19

Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that the country’s most senior diplomat Sergei Lavrov has entered self-isolation after coming into contact with a person infected with Covid-19. The veteran minister is 70-years-old. … Read More >Veteran Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov self-isolates after coming into contact with person diagnosed with Covid-19