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Chinese military even more aggressive than Xi

China’s increasingly aggressive military is pushing the nation's also aggressive Communist political  leadership to be willing to attack the U.S. and other nations that are pushing back against China's attempt to take over the South China Sea through military threats....

South African election may redraw political map

  South Africans will vote on Aug. 3 on elections for mayors and local councillors and in so doing they might end up redrawing the nation's political map. The Guardian reports that for the first time since taking power in 1994, the African National Congress (ANC)...

French premier wants controls on mosque financing and training of imans

  French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on  July 29 that he would consider a temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques after a wave of  lethal attacks by Muslim terrorists. In an interview with French daily Le Monde, Mr. Valls said he was “open to the idea...

FBI chief warns of terror ‘diaspora’

  Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey warned that if the Islamic State  is defeated in the Middle East: a "diaspora'' of the group’s fighters could infiltrate Western Europe and the U.S. and stage many terror attacks there. “This is an order of...

Chernobyl site eyed for alternate energy

  The Chernobyl nuclear plant after the explosion and meltdown there in 1986. The Ukrainian government says that the  nuclear wasteland around the site of the Chernobyl  nuclear power-plant disaster could be turned into one of the world’s largest solar farms. The...

U.N. agency: Global warming seems to be speeding up

The World Climate Research Program, a United Nations agency, says that record temperatures in the first half of 2016 surprised scientists  despite recognition that extreme weather is becoming more frequent and intense. Earth seems on track to have its hottest year...