Author: Trevor Bates

“A concrete kennel, measuring 2.5m x 3m. Most often, it is unbearable due to the cold and dampness. Water collects on the floor, and the window is tiny. The walls are thick, stifling any airflow, and not even the cobwebs stir. There is no ventilation, leaving one feeling suffocated at night, akin to a fish out of water. An iron bunk, reminiscent of those found on sleeper trains, is bolted to the wall.” This is how Alexei Navalny described the cell in which he spent 308 out of 1125 days in solitary confinement. His imprisonment amounted to both physical and…

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Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has consented to a private deposition with House Republicans on February 28, bringing an end to months of defiance. This agreement was announced by the House Oversight Committee, led by Rep. James Comer, following the consideration of a contempt resolution against Hunter Biden for his non-compliance with a previous subpoena requiring a private interview. Investigations Into Hunter Biden’s Business Activities The deposition is a crucial component of a wider investigation into Hunter Biden’s international business dealings. The core allegation the Republicans are probing is the potential connection between these business activities and…

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United States President Joe Biden has pledged to continue strikes against Yemen’s Houthis even as he admitted that military action against the rebel group has failed to halt attacks on commercial shipping. Biden made his remarks on Thursday after the US conducted its fifth round of strikes against targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement that it had destroyed two anti-ship missiles after determining they were an “imminent threat to merchant vessels and US Navy ships in the region”. Asked by reporters if strikes against the rebel group were working, Biden acknowledged they…

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The Canada Border Services Agency has denied entry to dozens of senior Iranian regime officials and is investigating about 100 people with status in Canada for potential ties to Tehran. The agency also has referred the cases of nine individuals with status in Canada to the Immigration and Refugee Board to determine their admissibility to Canada. The denials at the border and the investigations stem from a measure the Liberal government adopted last year in the midst of widespread protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman. Amini died while in the custody of Iran’s “morality police.”…

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Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries are calling for an end to Israel’s military operations in Gaza. They also reject the Zionist State’s justification for its actions against Palestinians as a form of self-defense. The latest communiqué statement was released during the Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which was held in Riyadh on Saturday (11/11/2023). The joined countries urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Israel’s “war crimes and crimes against humanity” in the Palestinian territories. Saudi Arabia is trying to pressure the United States (US) and Israel to end hostilities in Gaza. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman…

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Moscow has become a key ally for Myanmar’s military regime, providing it with weapons and diplomatic support. Myanmar coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has met Russia’s navy chief as the two countries prepared to hold their first ever joint maritime exercises off Myanmar’s Andaman coast. The state-run Global New Light of Myanmar, in a front-page report, showed Min Aung Hlaing saluting an honour guard of Russian sailors from Moscow’s Pacific Fleet. The paper said Min Aung Hlaing was then taken on board the antisubmarine destroyer Admiral Tributs where Russian navy chief Admiral Nikolai Evmenov explained the ship’s capabilities…

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Toronto, Alaska (16/11 – 50) Our lives are being maneuvered and we are being manipulated by unelected, insidious forces, toward objectives not necessarily in the people’s interest. Now that the so-called “pandemic”, declared by the mysterious self-appointed World Health Organization, and followed obediently by governments everywhere, has been decreed “finished”, we should devote a moment to introspection, considering who is running the show and for whose benefit, as governments gaily abdicated their vested responsibility to govern. Pandemic is over? I hope they told those killer viruses who destroyed the population of Europe and North America. What? Oh, just 1% mortality?…

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In a downtown Toronto courtroom on Sunday, as a jury found disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard, 82, guilty on four counts of sexual assault, his son Kai Zen Bickle sat in the front row. “Justice was was served here,” Mr Bickle said soon after, outside the Toronto courthouse. “We are dealing with a systemic monster who used his business talents for evil, to prey on others.” The six-week trial had been the first time Mr Bickle had seen his father since a dinner party in 2019, where he says he saw Nygard inappropriately touch a girl. “That’s where Kai Nygard…

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The Biden administration is sending Alaska more than $200 million to improve the Railbelt electrical grid, which runs from Homer to Fairbanks. The project includes a high-voltage submarine cable between the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage and multiple battery energy storage systems. All three members of Alaska’s congressional delegation lauded the Department of Energy award. In a joint press release, they noted that the money comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill of 2021, which both U.S. senators voted for. Congresswoman Mary Peltola says her office took the lead on pressing the Biden administration for the grant. She says she personally spoke…

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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) successfully rescued four Canadians from an overturned catamaran that was sinking off the coast of North Carolina on Saturday. The agency says it received an emergency signal from the Moon Dragon(opens in a new tab) — a nearly 20-metre luxury yacht that charters between the Mid-Atlantic and the Virgin Islands. According to officials from the USCG, the crew said while at sea, multiple side hatches broke leading to catastrophic flooding, forcing them to abandon ship. Petty Officer First Class Austin Lang, a USCG operations unit controller, says the successful rescue was a result of the crew…

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