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Jair Bolsonaro - Brazil Politics News Today

But this is not the 1970s. There is certain to be international pushback once his agribusiness allies start tearing down the Amazon. Customers could stop buying Brazilian beef – one of the country’s main exports. Pop stars concerned about the likelihood of alienating international fans may turn down lucrative opportunities to perform for wealthy Brazilians. Instead of making Brazil great again, Jair Bolsonaro could end up presiding over a country that has become an authoritarian, human-rights abusing, environmental tragedy.

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Russias Pantsir, Pantsir-S , Russia , Russias Pantsir-S , Russias Pantsir-S1 Air-Defense System , Russian Pantsir-S1 Air-Defense System

When these drones came across Russia’s electronic warfare measures, they pulled back from the kill zone and began receiving some commands via satellite communications, General Fomin explained. Someone, he said, “guided the UAVs to the so-called holes [in Russian defenses],” which they utilized before being downed by Khmeimim’s surface-to-air missiles.

The incident occurred overnight on January 8, involving 10 UAVs targeting Khmeimim itself. Three more drones attempted a strike on the Russian naval facility at the Syrian port city of Tartus. All 13 craft were then engaged by the Pantsir-S1 air-defense system.Continue reading

Saudi-Led Coalition Bombing In Yemen - War News Today

An estimated 10,000 people have been killed so far and the conflict has devastated Yemen and pushed it to the brink of famine. The war has also left around two-thirds of Yemen’s population of 27 million relying on aid, and over 8 million at risk of starvation. “The economic collapse is Yemen’s silent killer; many Yemenis are struggling just to survive,” said Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s director for Yemen.Continue reading

Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila - DRC - Congo Politics Today

For some Congolese who watched anxiously as the election was delayed amid sometimes deadly protests over Kabila’s extended stay in power, it will be enough to finally stand in line at polling stations and move on.

“The voting machine is not a big problem,” said Salomon Bagheni, a member of Beni’s civil society. “Use it or not, the essential thing is holding the elections on Dec. 23 to bring new leadership to this country.”Continue reading

Russian S-400 Triumph Air Defence Missile System

The installation of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey will begin in October 2019, state-owned Anadolu news agency on Thursday quoted Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as saying. Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 systems, which are not compatible with NATO defenses, has unnerved the United States and NATO member countries, which are already wary of Russia’s presence in the Middle East.Continue reading

Nigeria Women in Politics

When Ndi Kato decided to run for office in Nigeria, she found few models for young women who wanted to be in politics.

“Women said, ‘Don’t get excited, the system will isolate you, you’re a token’,” Kato said. “The future didn’t look so bright. There is this condescension to a woman’s candidacy. They’ll tell you, ‘Oh, wow! Cute, we’re happy to see a beautiful woman but you’re not going to win’.”Continue reading

Xi Jinping - China Army News

“The Taiwan issue is related to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and touches upon China’s core interests,” Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said at the opening of the Xiangshan Forum in Beijing, which China styles as its answer to the annual Shangri-La Dialogue security forum in Singapore.Continue reading

Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi would be brought to justice, in his first public comments since the journalist’s murder sparked global condemnation.

“We will prove to the world that the two governments (Saudi and Turkish) are cooperating to punish any criminal, any culprit and at the end justice will prevail,” Prince Mohammed said to applause.Continue reading

NATO Military Drill

Military forces from 31 countries began NATO’s largest exercise in decades, stretching from the Baltic Sea to Icelandy, practicing military maneuvers close to Russia, which itself held a huge military drill last month.

“Forces are in position, they are integrating and starting combat enhancement training for major battlefield operations over the next two weeks,” Colonel Eystein Kvarving at Norway’s Joint Headquarters told Reuters.Continue reading

Donald Trump , Jeff Zucker

“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media,” CNN president Jeff Zucker said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. “The President, and especially the White House Press Secretary should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that.”Continue reading

15 Member Hit Team - Missing Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia initially denied knowledge of his fate. Then, on Saturday, its public prosecutor said Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in a fight in the consulate, an explanation that has drawn international scepticism. Most of the 15 worked in the Saudi military or security and intelligence services, including at the royal court, according to Saudi and Turkish officials and several sources with ties to the royal court.Continue reading

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama

Suspected explosive devices have been sent to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to the Secret Service. A suspicious package was also sent to the Time Warner building, where news outlet CNN is housed. This comes just two days after a bomb was sent to the home of billionaire George Soros.Continue reading

Hassan Rouhani - Iran Politics News Headlines

“No one would imagine that in today’s world and in this century, we would witness such an organized murder, with an apparatus organizing such a heinous killing,” Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told a cabinet meeting, referring to the findings in the case of Khashoggi, who entered the Saudi consulate on October 2, but never emerged.Continue reading

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has received official pledges of a six-billion-dollar loan to his country from Saudi Arabia, whose top leadership is involved in an international crisis of credibility over possible involvement in the killing of a Saudi dissident. Saudi Arabia pledged three billion dollars in foreign currency support for a year, and a further loan worth up to another three billion dollars in deferred payments for oil imports, to Pakistan, the Pakistani government announced in a statement on Tuesday.Continue reading

Atiku Abubakar and Peter Gregory Obi - Peter Obi - Nigeria Politics News

The Northern Youths Leaders Forum (NYLF) advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to review the choice of Obi, if he hopes to earn the North’s support. The group, which prides itself as the apex body of 46 youth organisations in the North, threatened to mobilise its over six million members against the PDP and its presidential candidate, if Atiku failed to take its advice.Continue reading