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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
January 1st, 2016

Is China preparing for a SPACE war? Nation may be creating a military unit to 'achieve control of low Earth orbit', claim experts
The Space Force will be created within the People's Liberation Army. It will include nuclear missiles, electronic forces and cyber threat units. Recently, China conducted its sixth test of a hypersonic strike vehicle.  

Millions of Jews Inciting Muslims by Praying for Rebuilding Holy Temple
Orthodox and Conservative Jews pray every day for rebuilding the Holy Temple. The radical Islamic agenda calls that "incitement." From the Muslim point of view, millions of Jews are inciting Mohammed’s followers by praying every day that the Holy Temple be rebuilt.  

Kim Jong Un says he's ready for war in New Year speech
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is ready for war if provoked by "invasive" outsiders, in his annual New Year's speech. In the address, his fourth since becoming leader in 2011, Kim spoke of the need to increase the "political and military might" of his country "in every way," according to the official Korean Central News Agency.  

Obama to impose new gun control curbs next week
President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday to finalize a set of executive actions on guns that he will unveil next week... White House officials declined to comment...But according to those familiar with the proposal, who asked for anonymity...the president will expand new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers.  

China creates three new military units in push to modernize army
China has created three new military units and will update equipment as well as modernizing its command structure, state media said on Friday, as part of a major overhaul of the armed forces announced by President Xi Jinping in November. Xi's push to reform the military coincides with China becoming more assertive in its territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas.  

Newly released Clinton emails reveal 'reckless' security risk
State Department releases new batch of private emails including 275 classified ones, exposing her confusion and faulty devices. Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn, who last April said it was "likely" spies breached into Clinton's emails. Clinton used the private email address during her entire four years as secretary of state, despite the fact that US President Barack Obama signed in a law saying government email accounts must be used on official business.  

Russia security paper designates Nato as threat
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an updated national security paper describing Nato's expansion as a threat to the country. The paper says Russia's "independent domestic and foreign policy" has triggered a "counter-action" from the US and its allies. It accuses these countries of striving to dominate global affairs.  

Munich 'not under imminent IS threat' - German officials
German officials say there is no sign of any imminent terror attack, after an alert that shut down two Munich railway stations on New Year's Eve. "The situation has eased a bit again," said Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann. Munich's main station and Pasing station reopened in the morning. He said the temporary closure had been necessary because the intelligence service had got a "specific" warning.  

Another Hong Kong worker at anti-Beijing bookshop 'disappears'
Another associate of a Hong Kong bookshop specialising in titles critical of the Chinese government appears to have disappeared. Last month four other employees of the same bookshop and publishing house, including its owner, went missing. Their colleagues believe they have been detained because of their work.  

Rwanda's Paul Kagame to run for third presidential term
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has confirmed that he will seek re-election for a third term in 2017. The announcement was expected after a referendum approved constitutional changes to allow him to run for three further terms and could potentially see him to stay in power until 2034. Mr Kagame said Rwandans had made clear they wanted him to lead the country after 2017, and he could only accept.  

Strong earthquake strikes Indian Ocean south of Australia
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck the Indian Ocean far south of Australia,  

Large earthquake shakes Edmond area on New Year's Day
A large earthquake rocks the Edmond area early Friday morning at 5:39 a.m. The U.S. Geological Survey originally reported today's earthquake as a 4.4 magnitude, but adjusted the magnitude to a 4.2 a few minutes later. So far there are no reports of damage, but Edmond Electric reports 4,400 power outages.  

Islamic chants blast from F-16 toys on Christmas
The F-16 toy Bjorn Thorpe bought his son for Christmas came with an unexpected feature: Islamic prayers. The Washington state man purchased a toy jet from Amazon.com, expecting it to blast sounds of missiles and afterburners. The toy, created by China-based WolVol, instead sounded like its pilot was headed to Mecca.  

Russian Imperialism Meets Illusions of Ottoman Grandeur
Earlier in 2015, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he found it difficult to understand what Russia was doing in Syria, since "it does not even border Syria." By that logic, Turkey should not be "doing anything" in the Palestinian territories, Somalia, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan or any of the non-bordering lands into which its neo-Ottoman impulses have pushed it.  

This Is What Stocks Do During Hyperinflation
One of the classical refrains for buying stocks is that they preserve purchasing power and add value, even under such extreme monetary conditions as hyperinflation, or in other words, on a relative basis, local equities when denominated in a stable currency, will increase in value even as the local currency disintegrates.  

Fire engulfs downtown Dubai's high-rise Address hotel
Firefighters battled a blaze that engulfed a luxury hotel in Dubai Thursday night while a spectacular New Year's fireworks display lit up the night sky nearby.  

Iran's president orders stepped-up missile production
President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday ordered the accelerated production of missiles in response to possible new U.S. sanctions. In a letter to the defense minister published on the president's website, Rouhani said Iran won't accept any limitations on its missile program

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