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Trump signs bill banning government use of Huawei and ZTE tech

Huawei and ZTE technology will largely be banned from use by the US government and government contractors. The ban was signed into placed by President Trump today as a component of the much larger Defense Authorization Act By – Jake Kastrenakes This caps off months of will-they-won’t-they from Republicans, many of whom view the two major Chinese telecoms as national security threats. ...

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Assange ‘considering’ testifying on Russian role in US elections

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has asked Julian Assange to give evidence on what he knows about Russian influence in the US election – and the WikiLeaks editor is said to be “considering the offer”. By – Nick Miller If he agrees, and the interview takes place, it is likely to focus on Assange’s role in publishing Democratic Party emails that ...

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Russia Tasks Hollywood Actor Seagal With Improving U.S. Ties

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had made U.S. actor Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries. By – Maria Kiselyova President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to U.S. actor Steven Seagal in 2016, saying he hoped it would serve ...

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Donald Trump Bottom Line on North Korea, Iran: Complete Denuclearization

Iran will likely have to agree to complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization in any future deal with the United States, just like North Korea, a top diplomatic official signaled Friday. By –  Jeff Seldin “Nothing in the conduct of foreign policy is ever done in a vacuum,” Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Dr. Yleem D.S. Poblete, ...

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YouTube removes videos from Alex Jones’s Infowars website

YouTube has removed four videos by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, his website Infowars said on Wednesday, after the radio host used his YouTube channel to denounce Muslim immigrants to Europe and the creators of a transgender cartoon. By – Alex Dobuzinskis  “YouTube has removed four Infowars videos that were critical of liberalism,” Jones said in a statement on social media, in ...

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The Turkish government using US mosques to play politics, spy on foes

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent re-election is fueling concerns about his growing powers not just in Turkey but here in the U.S., according to experts who believe he’s determined to spread his controversial brand of Islamist-nationalistic fervor through a network of mosques and religious centers.  By –  Hollie McKay Some of that concern is focused on the Diyanet Center of ...

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Islam Apologists Dupe Americans About Sharia

Does Islam itself promote hostility for and violence against non-Muslims, or are all the difficulties between the West and Islam based on secondary factors such as “radical” interpretations of Islam, economics, and other grievances? By – Raymond Ibrahim This is the fundamental question. Obviously, if “anti-infidel” hostility is inherent to Islam itself, then the conflict becomes existential — a true clash ...

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Turkey Is Building Islamist Beachheads Right Here In America

Tucked away in a quiet D.C. suburb in Maryland, the Diyanet Center of America (DCA) recently celebrated its two-year anniversary since opening in 2016. It was established with great fanfare, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other officials from his Justice and Development Party (AKP) attending the opening. By – Daniel Krygier To the casual observer, the DCA appears a harmless organization ...

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US ‘drops NUCLEAR BOMB’ in tests to combat China and Russia

THE US has successfully completed a qualification flight test of the B61-12 gravity nuclear bomb, as part of an ambitious $1.2 trillion project project endorsed by US President Donald Trump, in order to combat the threat from “revisionist powers” such as China and Russia. By – Martina Bet The Air Force, together with the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration ...

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Two Norwegian politicians nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.  By – Reuters Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, made the nomination. Trump ‘had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea,’ they told Norwegian news agency NTB ...

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