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Israel’s Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Secretly Hold First-Ever Known Meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly met with Saudi Arabia&;s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday, which would be the first known meeting between senior Israeli and Saudi officials amid a push by the Trump administration to normalize ties between the longtime adversaries, according to 

Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Starts New Work on BP Oil Rig

The  is accelerating the trend of robots replacing humans in the workplace. One robot that is quickly being adopted by mega-corporations is Boston Dynamics&; compact four-legged robot, called Spot.

WHO Officially Counsels Against Prescribing Gilead’s Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19

The world mostly forgot about remdesivir it seems, after the badly overhyped medication developed initially by Gilead Sciences to treat ebola failed to show any efficacy in severely ill patients 

Iran Blasts Story of “Al-Qaeda No.2” Killing in Tehran by Israeli Agents as “Psychological Warfare”

A weekend story in The Washington Post and others claimed that three months ago the CIA and Israel&;s Mossad conducted a successful high-risk operation to kill al-Qaeda&;s deputy leader in Tehran who was among the terror group&

Silence From Russia and China on Recognizing Biden Win

It&;s been over 48 hours since Joe Biden was declared in a consensus of US media networks the president-elect of the United States, and amid a flurry of congratulatory messages from world leaders, there remains deafening silence out of Russia and China.

Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal

&;This should be a global scandal,” said journalist Aaron Maté on the suppression of evidence from experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in order to push for war in Syria. “This is the U.S. government bombing Syria based on allegations that were later found by the investigating team to be false. But then once that team came back to write their report they were pressured by the U.S. government and had their evidence censored.”

‘Le Grand Escape’ From Paris: Footage Shows Record-Breaking Traffic Gridlock Hours Before Lockdown

Viral footage out of France shows what reports described as hundreds of miles of traffic jams in and around the French capital at the close of this week just as a Macron-mandated second national lockdown went into effect Friday.

Mailchimp Will Now Deactivate Accounts Sending “False, Inaccurate, or Misleading” Emails

Mass mailing service Mailchimp, a US based marketing automation service, has updated its Terms of Use regarding types of content that are prohibited for distribution on the platform.

Five Arrested as “Illegal Agents” of China in FBI Bust of Major Operation on US Soil

The US Justice Department announced charges against eight individuals it says acted as &;illegal agents&; of China on Wednesday. Specifically the statement alleged they had been engaged in an organized campaign of intimating Chinese citizens currently on American soil.

Volunteer in AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Dies

In what appears to be the worst news yet conerning any of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates, a volunteer enrolled in the trial for AstraZeneca&;s COVID-19 vaccine candidate (which it&;s working on with Oxford) has died.

The First “Immunity Passport” Trials Are Now Officially Underway

Back in April, when the coronavirus was still new and scary, with cities from New York, to London to Paris in its grip, the professional commentariat was abuzz with speculation about what our not-too-distant post-COVID-19 future might look like.

Fukushima to Dump 1 Million Tons of Radioactive Water Into Pacific

Tokyo Electric Power&;s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is expected to release more than one million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the destroyed nuclear power plant into the ocean after the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, according to the .

Former OPCW Chief Says His Office Was Bugged While USA Pushed Iraq War

In an  with The Grayzone‘s Aaron Maté, the first Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has revealed new insights into the way the US exerted control over the Organisation in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion and the suspicious way pro-US narratives appear to be dominating controversies in the supposedly impartial OPCW to th

In “Blunt Message” China Warns It Might Start Detaining Americans

After federal agents this summer moved to detain and charge multiple visiting Chinese academics for their undisclosed links to the People’s Liberation Army while at US research universities or laboratories (often involving outright deception to federal agencies), Beijing has escalated things with its own unprecedented warning.

Massive WHO Study Shows Remdesivir and Hydroxychloroquine Do Not Lower COVID-19 Mortality

Another speedbump has emerged in the drive to produce reliable COVID-19 therapeutics as a highly anticipated WHO drug trial called Solidarity found that Gilead&;s COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir, had no substantial effect on a COVID-19 patient&;s chances of survival. It also found that three other therapeutics were similarly ineffective.

Engineer Creates Fully Functional ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber That Cuts Through Steel and is Likely Very Deadly

An engineer and YouTuber based in Canada has created a fully functional—and likely very deadly—lightsaber, turning the concept introduced over four decades ago by the first Star Wars film into a reality. While numerous Star Wars fanatics have tried their hand at creating an actual working version of the Jedi weapon, these “weapons” have largely been combinations of non-retractable metal tubing and light, or glorified versions of the retractable plastic toy lightsabers.

Facebook Bans Ads Questioning Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Mark Zuckerberg has clearly had enough of being hauled in front of Congress and hectored by a gang of senior citizens and listening to the head of the ACLU slam his company as a vessel for violent hate speech. Because over the past few months, Facebook has done a complete 180 on its position about speech, particularly sensitive political speech.

Hunter Biden’s Longtime Business Partner and Burisma Board Buddy is Going to Prison

A federal appeals court has reinstated a fraud conviction of Hunter Biden&;s longtime business partner, Devon Archer, reversing a decision by an Obama-appointed judge (and wife of Mueller special counsel lawyer) to vacate Archer&;s conviction and grant him a new trial.

“Unrestricted Bioweapon”: Chinese Whistleblower Releases Second Paper Alleging “Large-Scale, Organized Scientific Fraud”

Li-Meng Yan, A Chinese virologist (MD, PhD) who worked in a WHO reference lab and fled her position at the University of Hong Kong, has published a , alleging that SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, was not only created in a Wuhan lab, it&;s an &

Reporters Claim Facebook is Censoring Information on Julian Assange Case

Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and longtime confidant of Julian Assange, has been fastidiously  on the Australian publisher’s extradition hearing to the United States. Yet few people have been reading it. This, according to Murray, is because of a deliberate decision by online media giants to downplay or suppress discussion of the case.

Ukraine Probes Likely Murder of US Embassy Staffer in Kiev Park

Ukrainian authorities are investigating the shocking and mysterious death of a US Embassy employee on Wednesday. So far all that is known is that a woman was found lying unconscious near railroad tracks in a park near the city center, apparently the victim of a brutal attack, given she had a head injury, according to .

London Court Hears Shocking Details of CIA Plot to Assassinate Julian Assange, Steal DNA

Now in its second week, Julian Assange&;s extradition hearing at the Old Baily in London just heard explosive testimony based on  revelations that the CIA had 

Armenia Orders “Full Troop Mobilization” vs Azerbaijan as Tanks Clash, Both Countries Declare Martial Law

Sunday saw huge clashes erupt between the armies of Armenia and Azerbaijan along the already militarized and disputed Nagorno-Karabakh border region. An official state of war in the region has been declared by Yerevan. 

German Professor Arrested After Speaking at “We Do Not Consent” Rally in London

After Metropolitan Police claimed they would only crack down on marchers flagrantly violating social distancing rules (though the hated &;rule of six&; had been suspended due to the gathering&;s &

“We Do Not Consent”: Thousands Rally in London to Oppose Another COVID-19 Lockdown

Six months after parliament passed the Coronavirus Act 2020, which gives the government powers to impose lockdowns and other restrictive social distancing measures (measures that have been accompanied by stiff fines), thousands of Britons packed London&;s Trafalgar Square bearing signs reading &;We Do Not Consent&

Julian Assange is “Hearing Voices” and Preparing to Kill Himself, Psychiatrist Testifies

At a recent extradition hearing for Julian Assange, a psychiatrist  that the embattled Wikileaks founder is experiencing strong hallucinations and is at a high risk of suicide.

Police Surround and Arrest Two Elderly Women Resting on Park Bench for ‘COVID Violation’

&;Victoria Police have lost all commonsense,&; one Australian eyewitness quipped upon posting a video showing police telling a 38-week pregnant woman she can&;t sit down due to coronavirus and social distancing enforc

Deutsche Bank Money Laundering Scandal Could Create Greatest Economic Crisis in History

Deutsche Bank, along with several of the world’s biggest commercial banks, are embroiled in a global money laundering scandal that spans over two decades, as documents  to BuzzFeed show the movement of $2 Trillion in illicit cash through the Western banking establishment.

Journalists Who Ignore Assange’s Trial Are Admitting They Don’t Care About Journalism

The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article titled “” about the WikiLeaks founder’s correct interjection that he never put anyone’s lives in danger with the publication of the Manning leaks a decade ago.

Democrats Ignore Pentagon Finding No Evidence to Support ‘Russian Bounties’ Story

The US military has been unable to find any evidence that the Russian government paid bounties on US troops to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan, confirming what was already obvious to anyone who hasn’t had their brain stem hijacked by mass media-induced Russophobia.

“Courtroom at Risk”: Assange Trial Abruptly Halted After US Attorney Exposed to COVID-19

During the fourth day of resumed Julian Assange extradition hearings the judge has unexpectedly halted proceedings due to one of the lawyers possibly being exposed to coronavirus. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said the London hearing has been adjourned until at least next Monday, pending the US government&;s attorney awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.

Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize! Here Are Some of Its Worst Winners

Donald Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. The President of the United States was put forward by the far-right Norwegian member of parliament, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who insists he is “not a big Trump supporter,” despite nominating him last year as well.

46-Year-Old Professor Dies During Virtual Class After Succumbing to ‘Long-Haul’ COVID-19 Symptoms

A history professor in Argentina who had been suffering from &;persistent coronavirus symptoms&; for over a month collapsed and died while teaching a virtual lecture from her home, according to

AstraZeneca Shares Plunge as COVID Vaccine Study Put on Hold Due to “Adverse Reaction”

that the large, Phase 3 study testing a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford at dozens of sites across the U.S. has been put on hold due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in a participant in

“This is Not Normal”: Human Rights, Press Freedom Advocates Denied Remote Access to Assange Hearing

Human rights and press freedom advocates cried foul early Monday morning after they were denied remote access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange&;s extradition hearing taking place in the United Kingdom.

China “Parties Like It Is 2019” At Pool Parties, Nightcubs & Bars From Wuhan To Beijing

A few weeks ago,  that the people of Wuhan were &;partying at ground zero&; when a story about a massive pool party to celebrate the end of the SARS-CoV