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Trump Says He'll Cut Off Palestinian Money Without Talks

President Donald Trump said in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would cut off funding to the Palestinians unless they agree to resume peace talks.

Cryptocurrency mining is a waste of energy – IMF's Lagarde

The amount of power wasted on producing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could soon be equivalent to the yearly energy needs of a large country like Argentina if current trends continue, according to IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

North Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification

North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to “all Koreans at home and abroad” on Thursday, saying they should make a “breakthrough” for unification without the help of other countries, its state media said.

U.S. Warns Turkey to Tread Carefully in Syria

The U.S. warned Turkey to tread carefully in northwest Syria, as officials from both countries cautioned that the situation had grown dangerously combustible and threatened to ignite a direct showdown between their forces.

Turkey to U.S.: end support for Syrian Kurdish over a dozen US military bases in Syria or risk confrontation

Turkey urged the United States on Thursday to halt its support for Kurdish over a dozen US military bases in Syria fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria, some of Ankara’s strongest comments yet about a potential clash with its NATO ally.

White House statement does not accurately reflect Erdogan's phone call with Trump - Turkish source

The statement issued by the White House regarding Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump does not accurately reflect the content of their conversation, a Turkish source said on Thursday.

One Budget, Nine Elections, 1.3 Billion People: India's Big Year

Modi’s last chance to woo rural India before 2019 election bid.

Israel Probed If Ahed Tamimi Family Were ‘Light-Skinned’ Actors

The probe was carried out based on a conspiracy theory called “Pallywood” saying that actors are hired to stage confrontations with Israeli soldiers.

Donald Trump tells Theresa May he won't visit the UK unless she bans protests

Donald Trump is refusing to visit the UK unless Theresa May can ensure that he is not met with protests.

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Theresa May attacks encrypted app Telegram, calling it a 'home for terrorists'

UK prime minister Theresa May used her speech at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Thursday (25 January) to attack encrypted app Telegram for being a "home to criminals and terrorists". She said tech firms "need to do more" to stop illegal activity.

Facebook set for NSA privacy grilling as EU court greenlights Max Schrems lawsuit

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled Austrian activist Max Schrems can bring a case against Facebook over privacy violations, but that he can’t bring a class action suit against the social media giant.

Rough sleeping hits hard on local high streets

Rough sleeping in England has reached record levels - with figures published on Thursday showing an annual rise of 15%, representing a 169% increase since 2010.

China's fledgling hip-hop culture faces official crackdown

China’s censors have a new target in a widespread clamp-down on popular culture: the country’s nascent hip-hop scene, which resonated with Chinese youth last year on hugely popular television show “Rap of China.”

Baltimore Police Officer Indicted On Charges Of Misconduct, Fabricating Evidence

A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted a police officer who was caught on video appearing to leave drugs in a spot and then come back to recover them.

Cloned Monkeys, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, Open Up New Research Possibilities

Scientists from the Institute of Neuroscience at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully cloned primates, only the second time in the world. And in a first, the two long-tailed macaque monkeys were cloned by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), the same technique used to clone the world’s first cloned animal, Dolly the sheep.


Walmart's bait and switch

Scratch the surface of Walmart's announcement that it's raising wages, and you'll find a lot more corporate greed than generosity, write Joe Andrews and Carlos Enriquez.

The Forgotten Democratic Socialist Republic of Georgia


A Day in the Life of an NHS Nurse – How Our Government Is Failing Both Patients and Nurses

Nurses are leaving the NHS, and that's no accident.

Bitcoin’s zero-sum game


Can that god damn filter at least make it vaguely different from each instead of all going to the same thing.

Support the Chinese Communist Party in their struggle against reactionary tunes and their bourgeoise performers and consumers

When you are such an ethno-state that when a white-skinned family has grievances they must be actors.

I mean when has there ever been a prominent white arab, let alone a ginger one…

What even is this timeline?

Also thanks Newsanon!



Leftists hate free speech!

Tourism to U.S. under Trump is down, costing $4.6B and 40,000 jobs


this is neither new nor rare, it's fundamental part of their ideology

It's almost as if the US doesn't actually care what happens to the kurds in northern syria and is just putting up a front. Does the US even have a use for Y*PG anymore?


Clearly China hasn't heard the liberating lyrics of /ourguy/ Killer Mike

A malformed cartoon rabbit trying smacking a Young Turk wannabe

Israel learning from the US right’s playbook, I see.

Fuck it, I'll join up if we go to war with Turkey.

Erdogan can eat shit and choke on it.

You’ll be gunning down children in Ankara while Erdogan smokes cigars in Brussels.

If you join the military to fight Turkey, i hope the Turks shoot the fuck out of you, user

But turkey has nukes? Like, in the hundreds?

wtf how can BO do this this is unprecendented in the history of imageboards, time to SPLIT who's with me

It is now two minutes from midnight. Last time it was that close was in 1953



Turkey has american nukes on us bases

Expected exactly this. Was not dissapointed.

Fun fact: there was a big scare the turks might seize some of them after they cut power to Incirlik Air Base during the coup. It turns out they were just purging more pilots (the coup was mostly led by the airforce) but still.