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  1. Heartless: Man's chained dog chokes to death trying to reach shade on blistering hot day

    07.24 / 17:30 sott.net Sott.net - World
    A Great Falls man was arrested last week, almost a week after a chained dog choked to death trying to get to shade in his yard, according to a Great Falls Police Department report. Keon Torrance Gladden, 23, has been charged with ill treatment of animals, jail records show. Great Falls police responded to a report of animal cruelty at a Walnut Street house on July 10 at about 5:15 p.m., the report says. The complainant told officers he believed the dog was being mistreated and told…
  2. German Interior Ministry spokesman says Turkey withdraws list of nearly 700 German firms 'suspected of terrorism'

    07.24 / 17:30 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Ankara has withdrawn a request which asked Berlin for information on nearly 700 German firms suspected of backing terrorism, a German interior ministry spokesman said. Turkey said the request was submitted due to a "communications problem." Turkey's interior minister told his German counterpart during a Monday telephone call that Ankara's submission of the list in May, via Interpol, had stemmed from a "communications problem," German Interior Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate said. "(The…
  3. Potemkin village: Homeless booted from New York subways so de Blasio could have 'clean' ride

    07.24 / 17:30 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Mayor Bill de Blasio ventured into the city's decrepit subway system Sunday - but didn't have to face the foul-smelling and often crazy vagrants whom ordinary New Yorkers are forced to contend with every day. That's because police were ordered to roust all the homeless people from two stations ahead of the mayor's four-stop press event as he rode from his Park Slope gym to his new re-election headquarters in downtown Brooklyn, law enforcement sources told The Post. The rank and file had…
  4. Controlling the narrative: When the gatekeepers of "press freedom" deride Trump or Putin...look more closely

    07.24 / 17:30 sott.net Sott.net - World
    "The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." Malcolm X Seven hundred and nineteen words is what it takes for an experienced journalist at The Atlantic to earn his comeuppance hating Donald Trump, and fueling the anti-Putin narrative. When a second meeting between the two world leaders at the G20 comes out, the mainstream "fake news" outlets…
  5. Veiled threat: Israeli minister says Palestinians are bringing a 'third Nakba' upon themselves

    07.24 / 17:30 sott.net Sott.net - World
    "We are not heading toward a third intifada, we are heading toward a third Nakba" said Israeli Likud Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi on a Channel 2 interview on Saturday, using the Arabic work for "catastrophe," which also refers to the Israeli displacement and dispossession of the Palestinian people which began with the founding of state in 1948. "This is how a Nakba starts," he said. "I pray that they do not bring a third Nakba on themselves". "They'll lose…
  6. Singer Lana Del Rey confirmed she attempted to use witchcraft against Donald Trump

    07.24 / 16:29 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Lana Del Rey has confirmed that she attempted to place a hex on US President Donald Trump. The singer sparked speculation that she was attempting to use witchcraft to get rid of Trump earlier this year, when she asked her Twitter followers to gather mysterious 'ingredients'. Now, she has confirmed it in a new interview with NME when quizzed about her love of the occult. "Yeah, I did it. Why not? Look, I do a lot of s**t", she replied. "I'm in line with Yoko [Ono]and John [Lennon] and…
  7. The long and under-reported history of Judeo-Christian terror around al-Aqsa Mosque

    07.24 / 16:29 sott.net Sott.net - World
    The current Palestinian protests, related to the shootings at Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem over a week ago and subsequent Israeli altering of security arrangements at the site, could, as some Israeli analysts observe, "turn into an intifada in the blink of an eye." (Nir Hasson in Haaretz). The Israeli narrative here is that it is trying to prevent "terror" - referring to the shooting attack on July 14 by three Palestinian citizens of Israel on Israeli security forces, killing two…
  8. Menace to society: It's dangerous and wrong to tell children they're 'gender fluid'

    07.24 / 16:29 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Once upon a time, 'binary' was a mathematical term. Now it is an insult on a par with 'racist', 'sexist' or 'homophobic', to be deployed as a weapon in our culture wars. The enemy on this particular battleground is anyone who maintains that there are men and there are women, and that the difference between them is fundamental. This 'binary' distinction is accepted as a given by the vast majority of the human race. No matter. It is now being categorised as a form of bigotry. Utterly…
  9. Women burn burqas and men shave beards celebrating their escape from ISIS stronghold in Raqqa

    07.24 / 16:29 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Women are burning their burqas and men shaving off their beards in a show of defiance against ISIS after escaping from the terrorist group's stronghold in Syria. Civilians in Raqqa tore off their traditional dress and set it alight after being liberated from the city on Thursday. And some of the men immediately began shaving off their facial hair in a move to 'spite' Islamic State. Strict dress codes were implemented by ISIS, requiring women to wear long, black robes over their dresses…
  10. A snub to the US: Iraq seeks Russia's military and political alliance

    07.24 / 16:29 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Iraq is embracing Iran, Russia and Syria while actively distancing itself from the US and its multiple bases in the country. Iraq's Vice President Nouri al-Maliki is in Moscow where he openly declared that he seeks a military and political alliance with the Russian Federation. After talks with Valentina Matvienko, the Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia, al-Maliki stated the following: "It is known that Russia has historically strong relations with Iraq. So, we would like…
  11. Beijing warns India to not 'push its luck' during tense border stand-off

    07.24 / 15:27 sott.net Sott.net - World
    China has warned India not to "cling to fantasies" amid a tense border stand-off, which also involves Bhutan, involving disputed territory in the Himalayas. Earlier, China staged live-fire drills in the area while India deployed troops there. "China's determination and resolve to safeguard national security and sovereignty is unshakable," Defense Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Wu Qian said in a statement on Monday, as cited by AP and local media. His words come ahead of the 90th…
  12. Researchers resurrect old antibiotic molecule in hopes of treating Zika

    07.24 / 15:27 sott.net Sott.net - World
    A molecule previously used as an antibiotic could be key in combating the effects of the Zika virus, according to new research from a Spanish university. The San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia announced Saturday that researchers from its Bioinformatics and High-Performance Computing research group discovered that the 'novobiocin' compound in a now defunct antibiotic countered the symptoms of the mosquito-borne disease. "It's a drug that had been withdrawn from the market because…
  13. People power: Okinawa files new lawsuit to block relocation of US Marines base

    07.24 / 15:27 sott.net Sott.net - World
    The Japanese prefecture of Okinawa filed a new lawsuit against the government demanding a halt to construction work for the relocation of the US Futenma base, local media report. The relocation has been the target of protests among locals. The prefectural authorities say that Tokyo is acting illegally without permission from the Okinawa governor, as seen in a copy of the lawsuit sent on Monday and obtained by the Okinawa Times. The relocation of the base involves damaging seabed rock,…
  14. Global oil producers 'in near complete compliance' with Russia's production cut deal

    07.24 / 15:27 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Major global oil producers have almost fully complied with the crude production cut deal over the last six month, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday. "The countries showed an unprecedented high level of discipline and compliance, which over six months stands at a level close to 100 percent, and in some countries even more than 100 percent," Novak said. The Russian energy minister spoke at the OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC), a panel tasked with…
  15. Reality check: IMF warns of 'fading economic growth' in US & UK

    07.24 / 15:27 sott.net Sott.net - World
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its growth forecast for the British and American economies, saying they will expand more slowly in 2017 than previously predicted. According to the IMF report, the UK will grow by 1.7 percent compared with a previous two percent forecast due to "weaker-than-expected activity" in the first three months of the year. For 2018 it left the forecast unchanged at 1.5 percent, saying "the ultimate impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom remains…
  16. The Israel Lobby: Time for a Second Edition

    07.24 / 14:26 sott.net Sott.net - World
    A decade ago in 2007 John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, and Stephen M. Walt, the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Academic Dean of the Kennedy School from 2002-2006, published The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. The publisher was the…
  17. Severe hailstorm ends football match in Bischofshofen, Austria (VIDEO)

    07.24 / 14:26 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Bischofshofen's game against Turkish side Kasimpasa was called off on Sunday after massive hailstones covered the pitch While Jordan Spieth was claiming the Open title at Royal Birkdale on Sunday, hailstones the size of golf balls called an end to a pre-season friendly. Kasimpasa were 1-0 up against Austrian side Bischofshofen through Hasan Bilal's goal when hail began to fall on the pitch. The massive hailstones entirely covered the field and with no more play possible due to the…
  18. Former FM Tzipi Livni: Israel is a 'step away' from war with Muslim world

    07.24 / 14:26 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Tzipi Livni, former Israeli Foreign Minister, has said she fears the country is on the verge of a religious battle with the Muslim world. Her comments follow days of violent clashes after security forces imposed controversial security measures at a disputed shrine in Jerusalem. Speaking to local media, Livni said Israel was "a step away" from turning its conflict against the Palestinians into a "pan-Muslim event" against the state of Israel. As a result, she believes Benjamin Netanyahu's…
  19. Corbyn divides Labour with definite pledge to leave single market after Brexit

    07.24 / 14:26 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Labour would take Britain out of the European single market were it in charge of negotiating Brexit, leader Jeremy Corbyn has said, creating more divisions with his pro-EU MPs. Corbyn said the UK must quit the common market because it is "inextricably linked" to the EU. He said, however, his party had not decided its position on membership of the Customs Union, which places tariffs on imports from around the world and stops Britain negotiating trade deals. Labour's 2017 election…
  20. Surge of vicious raccoon attacks on people in the United States

    07.24 / 13:26 sott.net Sott.net - World
    Gina Chiarelli and her dog, an 11-year-old Maltese named Rocky, had just stepped onto the grass in the backyard of her east Vancouver home earlier this month when a raccoon charged at the pair and sank its teeth into Rocky's head. "We were there maybe four seconds, and all of a sudden," she said, "a huge raccoon, bigger than my dog, came flying out from under the deck and grabbed my dog by his head with his jaws She could not separate the raccoon from Rocky's head for several minutes.…