Posts Tagged ‘islands’

British Virgin Islands: Inquiry launched into allegations of widespread corruption

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab said the UK government would back the probe, announced by the territory’s governor, into “deeply troubling” claims including political interfence, intimidation, and serious organised crime. Governor Gus Jaspert made the announcement on Monday after reportedly returning to the Carribean islands, which are a British overseas territory, following a period of leave […]

Russia deploys advanced S-300 missiles to disputed islands near Japan

MOSCOW  – Russia said on Tuesday it had deployed a number of its new S-300V4 missile defense systems for combat duty on a disputed chain of islands near Japan, a move that is likely to anger Tokyo. The Russian Defence Ministry’s Zvezda TV station said the mobile air defense system designed to counter ballistic and […]

Spain: Canary Islands Gets Invaded By 1,000 Afro-Simian Rapefugees

The orc invasion continues in Spain. Reuters: More than 1,000 migrants reached the Canary Islands in the past 48 hours, the Red Cross said on Saturday, the largest number since a 2006 crisis in the archipelago. Beefed-up security on Morocco’s Mediterranean coast is pushing traffickers and migrants south to risk the perilous crossing to the […]

Israel and the UAE Hope to Turn Yemen’s Remote Islands into an Intel Gathering Hub

By Ahmed Abdulkareem Source Often a flashpoint for tensions between international rivals and a major chokepoint for much of the world’s maritime transit, the waters surrounding Yemen have become a much-vaunted prize for regional intelligence services. SOCOTRA, YEMEN — In the wake of the recent normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in August, it […]

‘No chance for giving away Iranian islands to China’

MNA – Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs Gholamreza Ansari assured on Sunday that Iran will not dedicate any of its islands or any specific bonus to China under the 25-year comprehensive cooperation roadmap. Ansari noted that Iran seeks a win-win partnership agreement with China. The Iranian official considered the ongoing rumors as […]

US warships sail near disputed South China Sea islands – report

USS ‘Higgins,’ an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and USS ‘Antietam,’ a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, came within 12 nautical miles of the islands, two US officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The ships reportedly carried out maneuvers near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody Islands in the Paracels. Beijing has been building artificial islands and deploying […]

Marshall Islands 1st country to launch own cryptocurrency as legal tender

The small Pacific Island nation passed the Sovereign Currency Act to create the ‘sovereign’, or SOV on Monday, following days of debate. The cryptocurrency will have equal status with the US dollar and, unlike many cryptocurrencies, users will have to reveal their identity in order to use SOV. “This is a historic moment […]

Russia Holds Military Drills on Disputed Islands Claimed by Japan

(ANTIMEDIA) — Russia is accelerating a military buildup on a chain of islands claimed by Japan, Bloomberg reports. Tokyo lodged a formal protest after 2,000 Russian troops held military exercises over a week ago on the four islands, called the Southern Kurils in Russia and the Northern territories in Japan. The Kurils make up part […]

Bones of contention: Human skulls as art dig up Canary Islands controversy (VIDEO)

Arranged as a burial mound or ‘tumulus’, the exact origins of the bones are unclear, but according to local reports may have belonged to indigenous Canarians.  The piece, titled ‘Threshold 2017’, is on display at the Atlantic Museum of Modern Art (CAAM) in the city of Las Palmas, Canary Islands.  Artist Teresa Correa says that the sculpture […]

Shallow 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits off Tonga Islands

     The large quake struck at 12am local time (12pm UK time) around 100km south east of the village of Pangai. There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake on Wednesday. The quake struck 206km east northeast of the Tonga capital and was a shallow 14 km deep, the US Geological Survey (USGS) […]

A Tale Of Two Islands

Above Photo: From frontline.in Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us breakthrough. One island, a poor socialist state with infrastructure in grave need of modernisation, has slowly emerged out of the chaos caused by a hurricane’s wrath, while the […]

La Cumbre volcano erupts in the Galapagos Islands

     Shortly after noon on September 4, 2017, crew on Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic ship Endeavor II observed a volcanic eruption at Fernandina Island in the Galapagos of Ecuador. The National Park of Galapagos was immediately notified. It was confirmed as a new eruptive phase of Fernandina’s La Cumbre volcano. After eight years of relative calm, […]

Bikini Atoll’s at Marshall Islands Marine Life Is Thriving 70 Years After Nuclear Bomb Tests

As the Cold War arms race was heating up just after World War Two, Bikini Atoll was showered in 23 nuclear warheads tested over a period of nine years. Scientists from Stanford University have returned to study the effect of long-term radiation exposure almost 60 years after the last A-bomb was detonated. Against all odds, […]

Shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.9 hits Kermadic Islands

     Magnitude Mw 5.9 Region KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND Date time 2017-06-15 00:26:14.8 UTC Location 30.66 S ; 177.91 W Depth 20 km Distances 1090 km S of Nuku’alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 13:26:14.8 2017-06-15 916 km NE of Whangarei, New Zealand / pop: 50,900 / local time: 12:26:14.8 2017-06-15 Source parameters […]

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake in the Aegean Sea rattles Greek islands and western Turkey

nsnbc : An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale rattled the western coast of Turkey and Greeks islands. The quake […]

“Arab States’ man-made islands threatening Persian Gulf environment”

Iranian lawmaker Ali Akbari says construction and selling of man-made islands by a number of Arab nations in the Persian Gulf has negative impacts on the environment of all littoral states around the gulf and will lead to several adverse environmental consequences for the regional countries. Reaction Required According to a Farsi report by ICANA, […]

Stories Of Resistance And Resilience From The Pacific Islands To Canada

Above Photo: Raising Our Paddles This May, a delegation of Pacific Islanders who are fighting climate change from the front lines of impact, are headed to one of the dirtiest fossil fuel extraction sites on the planet: the Canadian tar sands. These Pacific Climate Warriors are disappointed that Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has deliberately […]

Canary Islands Ferry Smashes Into Wall: Video

A video shows the moment a ferry with 140 passengers on board crashes into a harbor wall. On Friday, the Volcan de Tamasite smashed into the harbor wall in Puerto de La Luz in Las Palmas, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, following a mechanical failure. Mirror reports: Thirteen people were injured in the incident last night as […]

‘I would shoot’ Russian jets buzzing past US ships – Poland’s ex-president Walesa

“If I were the commander of this ship, if these [Russian] planes were flying I would shoot them. But not to kill. I would knock off the wing,” the Nobel Peace Prize recipient of 1983 told Radio Free Europe. ‘Aggressive simulated attack’: Pentagon decries Russian jets zooming over USS Donald Cook (VIDEO) The interview, published […]

RT’s On Contact with Chris Hedges: Amira Hass, Inside the Occupied Territories (VIDEO)

     In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges goes inside Israel and the Occupied Territories with Amira Hass. Hass is the Haaretz Correspondent for the Occupied Territories and author of “Drinking the Sea at Gaza”. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil joins the show with a report on the public manifestations of racism in Israeli […]

López Rejects Dialogue as CNE Begins Signature Validation Process

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López dismissed on Sunday the possibility of dialogue with the government unless the latter guarantees a recall referendum this year against incumbent Nicolas Maduro. Leopoldo Lopez takes part in violent anti-government protests in 2004. (Archive) “No dialogue can stand above the constitutional right that a recall referendum against […]

Are Humans Wired to Sleep Twice a Day? The Benefits of a Two-Phase Sleep Cycle

26th May 2016 By Christina Lavers Contributing writer for Wake Up World Until recently, most of us just assumed that sleep is a nocturnal activity that naturally occurs in one long block. Today, largely thanks to historian and researcher Roger Ekrich, this long held assumption is being revisited. Ekirch published a study that examined hundreds of […]

Dilma Rousseff impeachment: Brazil threatens to descend into a disguised police state

Marcelo Ridenti (TC) : The Brazilian senate has voted for Dilma Rousseff to be suspended from the presidency and begin her impeachment trial. Rousseff has called the process a “coup”, denying the charges against her. The main basis for the impeachment is her alleged use of a campaign financing trick considered to be illegal, although […]

Millions of dead fish wash up on Vietnamese coast

     Millions of fish have washed up dead along a 125-kilometre stretch of the Vietnamese coast in one of the communist country’s worst environmental disasters. Soldiers have been deployed to bury tonnes of fish, clams and the occasional whale that began dying in early April along the north-central coast, including some popular tourist beaches. Vietnamese […]

Mass Rally Against Approval of New Palestinian “Social Security” Law

IMEMC : Thousands of Palestinians, on Tuesday, demonstrated outside of a government building, in the occupied West Bank hub of Ramallah, against the Palestinian Authority’s approval of a new law many believe fails to provide adequate protection for workers. Social Security Act No. 6 was ratified by PA Cabinet members in February and approved by […]

Media Silent as US and UK Train Saudi Forces Responsible for War Crimes in Yemen

Michaela Whitton (AM) : Just over a year since the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen began, an estimated 3,000 civilians have been killed, and 82% of the population needs some form of humanitarian assistance. Water shortages and a fuel blockade — combined with air strikes and sniper attacks — have transformed the region into a humanitarian crisis. […]

Navigating The Information War with Emotional Intelligence

16th April 2016 By Bernhard Guenther Guest Writer for Wake Up World Many of us do our best to speak out about the atrocities, injustices, oppressions, environmental issues, and corruption in our world. That is certainly needed, and shouldn’t be ignored. However, I’ve also seen more and more that many “truth seekers” and activists tend […]

Japan Rattled by Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake near Sendai and Genkai Nuclear Plants

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : At least nine were killed and more than 850 were injured when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled Japan. The epicenter of the most powerful quake since the 2011 quake that flooded Japan’s eastern coastline and crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) was east of Kumamoto, not far from the […]

’Israel’ Sentences a 13-year-old Palestinian Girl to Prison!

Local EditorThis week, a 13-year-old girl was sentenced and told to pay an unimaginable fine – and if not, her mother will be sent to jail for up to seven months. They’re not even sure of the exact date of her arrest. They only remember that it was on a Wednesday nearly a month ago. […]

Palestinian Al-Fatah Official Killed Near Sidon, Lebanon

nsnbc : Palestinian official Fathi Zaidan from the Palestinian Al-Fatah (Fatah) faction was killed and four others were injured Tuesday, in a car bombing in the southern Lebanese city Sidon. Zaidan is from the Palestinian refugee camp Ain El-Helweh where clashes erupted between different factions earlier this month. Local sources believe the killing of Fathi Zaidan […]

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