Thursday, November 14, 2019

MixedTimes - Ben Kew

Maduro Declares Venezuela 'Impregnable' from U.S. Invasion in War Games Launch

Maduro Declares Venezuela 'Impregnable' from U.S. Invasion in War Games Launch

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro launched large-scale military exercises over the weekend, boasting inover a dozen posts on his Twitter accounts of how his "highly trained" soldiers held "impeccable demonstrations," proving that the country is "impregnable" from any foreign threat.

Venezuela's Maduro: I Will Retire from Politics at Age 90

Venezuela's Maduro: I Will Retire from Politics at Age 90

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro once again ruled out stepping away from his socialist regime, telling Russian propaganda outlet RT Tuesday that he expects to retire from politics at age 90 and live in Caracas.

Venezuela's Opposition Divided on Trusting Socialist President Juan Guaido

Venezuela's Opposition Divided on Trusting Socialist President Juan Guaido

Over a dozen nations including the United States have recognizedJuan Guaidó as the legitimatePresident of Venezuela. Discussing the new leader, however, conservative Venezuelans are divided on whether they can trust the socialist former student leader to enact change.

World's Authoritarian Regimes Rally Behind Maduro amid Venezuela Uprising

World's Authoritarian Regimes Rally Behind Maduro amid Venezuela Uprising

Some of the world's most brutal authoritarian regimes, including Russia and Iran, affirmed their support for Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro after the United States and other democratic nations recognized Juan Guaidó as the country's legitimatepresident.

Experts: Nicaragua Regime Responsible for 'Gross Human Rights Violations'

Experts: Nicaragua Regime Responsible for 'Gross Human Rights Violations'

Daniel Ortega's communist regime in Nicaragua is responsible for "gross human rights violations" and continues to act with impunity amid a widespread popular uprising, a report the Inter-American Commission on Human Rightsand the Organization of American States (OAS) revealed Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe Hold Summit Seeking to Finally End WWII

Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe Hold Summit Seeking to Finally End WWII

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a summit on Tuesday where they both confirming their commitment to signing a peace treaty over their decades-long territorial dispute over the Russian-controlled Kuril Islands.

6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Japan

6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Japan

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of southeast Japan on Tuesday,causing moderately strong shaking in affected areas according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Spain Modernizes Venezuelan Tanks, Violating EU Sanctions

Spain Modernizes Venezuelan Tanks, Violating EU Sanctions

The Spanish government will carry out an agreement to help modernize aspects of Venezuela's fleet of tanks, despite the fact it violatesa European Union-imposed embargo on arms sales to Nicolás Maduro's socialist regime.

Putin: Ukraine Disappointed Russia Didn't Kill Imprisoned Sailors

Putin: Ukraine Disappointed Russia Didn't Kill Imprisoned Sailors

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed on Wednesday that Ukrainian government was disappointedthat Russian troops did not kill Ukranian service members after they were detained in the Kerch Strait, presumably because they considered it as an opportunity to launch an international investigation into Russia.

Putin Threatens Arms Race if U.S. Exits Nuclear Treaty

Putin Threatens Arms Race if U.S. Exits Nuclear Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened an arms race with the United States on Tuesday if the Trump administration follows through on its pledge to pull out of the intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) treaty.

Russia Pledges to Hold over 4,000 Military Drills in 2019

Russia Pledges to Hold over 4,000 Military Drills in 2019

Russian Defense MinisterSergei Shoigu pledged on Tuesday to hold over 4,000 military drills over the course of 2019, as well as around 8,500 practical combat training events as the Putin regime seeks to shore up its military preparation.

South Korea: Kim Jong-Un to Visit Russia Later This Month

South Korea: Kim Jong-Un to Visit Russia Later This Month

South Korea's ambassador to Russia revealed on Monday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is likely to visit Russia this month amid warming relations between him and President Vladimir Putin.

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