Canadian arrested in Australia after 645 kilos of ecstasy found hidden in shipment of 200 barbecues

A Canadian man was arrested in Australia and accused of being a representative of a “high-level transnational organized crime syndicate” that imported 645 kilograms of ecstasy cleverly hidden inside a shipment for barbecues. The Canadian flew to Australia a week ago and the day after he arrived went to a warehouse to inspect the cargo, […]

New Jersey shooting puts spotlight on fringe anti-Semitic movement – National

The deadly shooting rampage at a New Jersey kosher market has cast a spotlight on a fringe movement known for its anti-Semitic strain of street preaching and its role in a viral-video confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial this year. Investigators believe that the man and woman who killed three people at the Jersey City grocery […]

Kazakhstan regains full control of power station from Russia

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund has acquired a 50% stake in Ekibastuz State District Power Station-2 JSC, the largest power plant in northern Kazakhstan, Managing Director Almasadam Satkaliev told a briefing on 12 December. Samruk-Kazyna announced the completion of a deal to acquire a stake in Ekibastuz GRES-2 from the Russian company Inter […]

UK wing of Bangladesh’s ruling party appear to be campaigning for Labour candidate – Channel 4 News

Should a British parliamentary candidate receive campaign support from an organisation linked to an oppressive foreign government? Questions are being asked about an operation to support  Labour’s candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn in north London. Tulip Siddiq is the niece of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, whose government is accused of serious human rights violations. Channel […]

Warning of ‘cruel and one-sided laws,’ Iran tells its citizens not to travel to the U.S.

GENEVA — Iran warned its citizens, particularly scientists, on Tuesday not to visit America, saying Iranians there were subjected to arbitrary and lengthy detention in inhuman conditions. “Iranian citizens, particularly elites and scientists, are requested to seriously avoid traveling to America, even to take part in scientific conferences and even having an invitation,” a travel […]

Exploring the Potential of #Holographic Technology – What Will 2020 Bring?

Technological progress is a never-ending process. It seems, though, that next year is the year our perception of the world as we know it is about to undergo profound changes – again. This time, however, the next big step is holography. And by holography, we mean the latest news about Samsung’s patent for holographic technology […]

‘This is a story of abuse’: BBC airs interview with Virginia Giuffre, who says she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew

Just when the royal family thought things couldn’t get worse, the BBC aired an extended interview with Virginia Giuffre on Monday night. Giuffre, who has accused the dead financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein of trafficking her for sex, has also said she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, whose friendship with Epstein […]

Turkey, Libya delimitation deal raises geopolitical tensions

Turkey has signed an agreement with Libya’s internationally recognised government on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could affect oil and gas exploration of other countries and heighten geopolitical tensions in the volatile region. Ankara reportedly announced the accord and a deal on expanded security and military cooperation on 28 November. Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons […]