Brexit Talks Not To Yield Results Anytime Soon: Negotiators

British and European Union negotiators are not expected to announce major breakthroughs after this week’s Brexit talks, according to officials involved in the process. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier and British Brexit Secretary David Davis were expected to brief reporters on Thursday about the outcome of the second round of Brexit negotiations, which began in…

US Intelligence Shows North Korea Preparing For New Missile Test

The US intelligence community believes that North Korea is preparing to conduct a new missile test in the coming days, a new report indicates, raising the possibility of an escalation in the already heated standoff between Washington and Pyongyang. The North might test a new missile in the next two weeks, two US government officials…

Trump Lambastes AG Sessions For ‘Very Unfair’ Russia Probe Recusal

President Donald Trump has expressed discontent with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and accused other prominent members of the Justice Department and the FBI of having conflicts of interest in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times. Trump complained that Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigations was “very unfair to him [the president],” in…

US Army To Modernize Forces With Autonomous Drones & ‘Internet Of Things’

In an effort to compete with more technologically advanced forces, the US Army is investing in new programs to develop autonomous drones and create a network of battlefield devices that communicate with each other. In March, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released a report that found the US Army has fallen behind…

New Survey: Americans Afraid Of Major War. Whose Fault?

According to a new NBC News survey, some 76 percent of Americans are afraid of being drawn into a major war. That is a ten percent increase from just February. What’s behind this increased fear? The country that Americans feel most threatened by is North Korea, which has a GDP half the size of the…

NYC: Front Line Of Income Inequality

Forty years ago this summer, the lights went out. It was July 13, 1977, a hot, muggy night here in Manhattan. Lightning strikes set off a cascade of mechanical failures at Con Edison that plunged virtually the entire city into darkness. Nine million people were without power. Thousands had to be rescued from the subway…

UK Warship Tails Chinese Flotilla Headed For Russia

The UK has scrambled one of its warships to shadow a Chinese flotilla passing through the English Channel to join Russian naval forces for a joint military drill in the Baltic Sea. The Royal Navy sent over the HMS Richmond frigate over the weekend to watch a trio of Chinese warships as they steamed through…

Japan’s Legacy Of War Crimes In China

During World War II, Japan’s imperialist military invaded Northeast China and afterward spread throughout Southeast Asia, then on to an ill-fated attack on Pearl Harbor. Japanese crimes were many during the war and included the coerced services of ianfu (comfort women) for Japanese troops, slave labor, and experimentation on living humans. Today Japanese right-wingers clamor for a…