(AUSTRALIA) JUST IN: Federal Court Report: The first directions hearing in a class action against chemical giant Monsanto, over claims commonly used herbicide Roundup causes cancer, have been held on Tuesday according to ABCNews #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.19: Monsanto has repeatedly argued the science says glyphosate is safe, as do regulators across the world: In the US, Monsanto was ordered to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to four cancer patients, with thousands more plaintiffs awaiting trial: The lawyers representing the class action allege Monsanto misled consumers by suggesting the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was safe and did not pose a health risk to humans who followed the company’s product safety directions.

LHD Lawyers managing director Matthew Berenger said they would also allege Monsanto breached consumer product safety guarantee provisions in the Australian Consumer Law.

“At the moment, we’ve got 70 to 80 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma sufferers, who range from farmers to people who worked at council, to just your mum and dad, who have been using the product around the house, to hobby farmers” he said.

“The lead plaintiff formerly did weed spraying as an occupation.”

Key points:

  • It’s alleged Monsanto misled consumers by suggesting Roundup’s active ingredient didn’t pose a health risk to humans who followed safety directions
  • Lawyers say those registered for the class action developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, allegedly as a result of exposure to Roundup
  • German pharmaceutical company Bayer bought Monsanto last year and refutes any claims Roundup causes cancer

A second class action had also been lodged in Victoria’s Supreme Court by Carbone Lawyers, with representatives attending the Federal Court hearing today:

Mr Berenger said the two parties had been encouraged to talk to each other, but no court orders were made regarding which class action would take precedence: In a statement, LHD lawyers said those who had registered for the class action had developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, allegedly as a result of their exposure to Roundup in agricultural and domestic settings.

“Most group members have suffered physically, emotionally and financially as a result of their diagnosis, having been required to undergo extensive treatment programs and being left unable to work or with limited capacity,” Mr Berenger said.

The lead applicant is South Australian man John Fenton who worked as a farm hand in rural Victoria, during which time he claimed he was exposed to Roundup on a regular basis.

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(SILICONE VALLEY, Calif.) Transparency by ‘ Tech Companies ‘ are ‘ NOT ORDER OF THE DAY ‘ when Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google ‘ DECLINE TO SHARE ‘ the #Truth o nline about attack ‘ including ‘ Halle Germany Shooting ‘ and now some states in Ger many are electing to pay for their own private armies to protect ‘ Jewish communities from ‘ Hate & Terrorist Attacks ‘ #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google decline to release figures despite pledge in wake of Christchurch attack: US tech companies have declined to release data on the online spread of footage of last week’s shooting in Halle, Germany, despite pledging greater transparency as part of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s “Christchurch Call”………………….Companies including Facebook and Twitter committed in May to take “transparent, specific measures” to prevent the amplification of violent content, after the killing of 51 people in Christchurch, New Zealand was livestreamed on Facebook. Germany shooting: data on online spread of livestreamed attack kept secret // Twitter | The Guardian : 

Some German states are now moving to ensure that situation isn’t repeated: In the eastern state of Thuringia, authorities have agreed to post armed officers outside synagogues during services, Der Speigel reported. In Hesse, security will be provided at every synagogue and Jewish institution during Jewish holidays, a police spokesman said. And in Bavaria, synagogues were added as stops to routine police patrols following the attack.

At the federal level, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said that police will “have to take a closer look at the gamers’ scene,” a reference to the shooter’s frequent use of online gaming platforms: That comment sparked protests by German gamers, who fear an invasion of their privacy based on what they call a false generalisation: German Jewry’s Values Initiative, a nonprofit that has positioned itself as a mainstream think tank for German Jewish communities, has proposed a seven-point plan for improving security for German Jews, including better real-time monitoring of video streaming platforms like the ones that the Halle gunman used to broadcast his assault for about 30 minutes.

After the synagogue attack, the group called for police protection of “all synagogues, Jewish and Israeli institutions in Germany,” charging that police had “misjudged” the threat facing smaller communities like Halle: It also recommended improving police response time, noting that it took 16 minutes for officers to confront the shooter………………..“It is time that Germany decides how it deals with hatred of Jews and other inhuman hatred forms,” Elio Adler, the group’s chairman, wrote. “The previous methods are clearly not enough.”

German officials seem to agree: They were quick to condemn the Oct. 9 attack and reassure the Jewish community of their support. Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a vigil in Berlin that day and told Jews in Halle that her government was committed “to do everything possible so that you can live safely.”…………….Merkel said the attack “shows us that this is not so simple and that we must do even more,” though she did not specify what further action she envisaged.

Police protection is absent currently from many German synagogues and Jewish institutions, said Ophir Revach, director of the European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Center: “In Germany’s larger cities, Jewish communities get police protection and hire security firms additionally. But small communities like Halle have neither, leaving them exposed,” he said.

In Frankfurt, the Jewish community of 6,600 members pays about $1.2 million a year for private security to supplement the protection provided by police, Leo Latasch, the head of security for the community, told Der Spiegel last week: In Berlin, the Jewish community and the government split the cost of private security firms, according to Sergey Lagodinsky, a European Parliament lawmaker and a former Jewish community leader in the city.

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(LONDON) MET Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu Statement: Sir Kim Darroch Criminal Investigation launched into alleged leaking of official communications in criminal breaches of the ‘ Official Secrets Act ‘ He also advise all owners, editors, publishers of social and mainstream media not to publish leake d government documents that may already be in their possession, or which may be offered to them, and to turn them over to the police or give them back to their rightful owner, Her Majesty’s Government #AceNew sDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – July.14: Statement from Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu: “Following a cross-government investigation led by the Cabinet Office a Gateway Process has occurred today with the Metropolitan Police into the alleged leaking of official communications involving Sir Kim Darroch: “As a result the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, who take national responsibility for investigating allegations of criminal breaches of the Official Secrets Act, has launched a criminal investigation: “Given the widely reported consequences of that leak I am satisfied that there has been damage caused to UK international relations, and there would be clear public interest in bringing the person or people responsible to justice: “The investigation will be reviewed at every stage to ensure a proportionate investigation is undertaken: “I would say to the person or people who did this, the impact of what you have done is obvious. However, you are now also responsible for diverting busy detectives from undertaking their core mission. You can stop this now. Turn yourself in at the earliest opportunity, explain yourself and face the consequences: “Also, to anyone who knows or suspects those responsible, or who has any information, please come forward.

Statement from Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu: “The Metropolitan Police respects the rights of the media and has no intention of seeking to prevent editors from publishing stories in the public interest in a liberal democracy: The media hold an important role in scrutinising the actions of the state: “We are however a body charged with enforcing the law, and we have received legal advice that has caused us to start a criminal enquiry into the leak of these specific documents as a potential breach of the Official Secrets Act (OSA). The focus of the investigation is clearly on identifying who was responsible for the leak: “However, we have also been told the publication of these specific documents, now knowing they may be a breach of the OSA, could also constitute a criminal offence and one that carries no public interest defence: “We know these documents and potentially others remain in circulation: “We have a duty to prevent as well as detect crime and the previous statement was intended to alert to the risk of breaching the OSA.”

“The publication of leaked communications, knowing the damage they have caused or are likely to cause may also be a criminal matter: “I would advise all owners, editors and publishers of social and mainstream media not to publish leaked government documents that may already be in their possession, or which may be offered to them, and to turn them over to the police or give them back to their rightful owner, Her Majesty’s Government.” “Exercise your public and civic duty and call the police on 0800 789321 without delay. That call will be treated in strictest confidence:

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(OXFORD, Wis.) LATEST: George Papadopoulos began serving his two-week prison sentence on Monday after a judge rejected his last-minute bid to remain free saying its was to send a message to the public not to lie to the FBI but really its trying pin something on the President and Prevent Clinton being indicted #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.27: Papadopoulos arrived at a minimum-security camp in Oxford, Wisconsin, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in Mueller’s investigation, triggered the Russia investigation two years ago: He was sentenced in September for lying to the FBI about his interactions with Russian intermediaries during the 2016 presidential campaign #AceNewsDesk reports

He had sought a postponement of his prison term until an appeals court ruled in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment: But U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss said Papadopoulos had waited too long to contest his sentence.

The White House has said Papadopoulos, 31, was a low-level volunteer on the campaign. But he’s been a central figure in the Russia investigation dating before Mueller’s May 2017 appointment: According to an indictment handed up this summer, Russian intelligence had stolen emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other Democratic groups by April 2016, the same month Papadopoulos was informed by a professor that Russian officials had told him they had “dirt” on Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails.”Papadopoulos later used his connections with the Maltese professor, Joseph Mifsud, and other Russian nationals in an attempt to broker a meeting between then-candidate Donald and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Papadopoulos admitted last year to lying to the FBI about those contacts with Russians and Russian intermediaries.In recent months, Papadopoulos has spent many nights posting on Twitter, venting anger about the FBI and insisting he was framed by the government: He also has offered to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, if he’s granted immunity or other conditions.“The truth will all be out.

Not even a prison sentence can stop that momentum,” Papadopoulos tweeted Sunday “Looking forward to testifying publicly shortly after. The wool isn’t going to be pulled over America’s eyes forever.”Papadopoulos’ sentence, issued by Moss on Sept. 7, was far less than the maximum six-month sentence sought by the government but more than the probation that Papadopoulos and his lawyers had asked for.

Moss at the time noted that many similar cases resulted in probation but said he imposed a sentence of incarceration partly to send a message to the public that people can’t lie to the FBI.

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(WAKEFIELD, U.K.) Convicted Paedophile David Thomson aka Karen White Trans inmate who abused women in jail sent to prison has been moved to HMP Wakefield MEN ONLY PRISON following a series of rape and sexual assault convictions #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.19: A transgender prisoner who molested inmates at a women’s jail is now locked up with Britain’s most dangerous men: Karen White, who was born David Thompson but claims to identify as a woman, has been moved to HMP Wakefield – nicknamed Monster Mansion #AceNewsDesk reports

The switch comes after White – still legally a man – was jailed for life last month for sexually assaulting two female prisoners at nearby New Hall and after admitting raping two other women while outside prison: The New Hall attacks happened while White, 52 – a convicted paedophile – was on remand for threatening a 66-year-old neighbour with a steak knife.

A source said: “It must be a bit of an eye-opener to go from New Hall to Wakefield, to put it mildly.”………………Female lags at New Hall, which also houses juveniles and young offenders, keep their own chickens and have ensuite toilets and showers in their cells……………..But eight miles away at Wakefield Category A prison, inmates are subject to one of the toughest regimes in the country……………The jail has been home to the likes of Soham monster Ian Huntley, Charles Bronson, child killer Stuart Hazell and mass murderer Robert Maudsley who killed three behind bars.

White was kept on remand at New Hall even though she had not undergone transgender surgery: Wakefield insiders say she has become “depressed” as she adjusts to life there and has now started gender reassignment………………….She is allowed to dress as she pleases, at the governor’s discretion – but sources say she is ­struggling to raise funds to buy wigs and make-up.

When White was jailed the judge at Leeds Crown Court branded her a “significant risk to women”…………….Requests for transfer from prisoners on self-identified gender grounds are normally assessed by a special board.

Last night the Ministry of Justice would not comment on White’s ­Wakefield switch

Source: Mirror.co.uk/ Published: November: 2018:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Stabbings in Enfield, Hackney and Shepherds Bush as three more people are fighting for their lives after the violence in the capital within a 24-hour period: Meanwhile officers of WMP launch a murder enquiry in Sparkhill, Birmingham #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: A man in his twenties is his hospital after yet another stabbing in the capital, as ‘s week of carnage continues: Police arrested one man at the scene in north London on suspicion of GBH: The London Ambulance Service were called to reports of the man who had been ‘repeatedly stabbed’ in Enfield just before 23:00: The man, whose injuries are not thought to be life threatening, was taken to hospital after being treated by paramedics at the scene: It comes as three other people are fighting for their lives after separate stabbings across London over 24 hours, while officers launched a murder probe in Birmingham: One incident saw a man airlifted to hospital in a ‘serious condition’ after he was found with stab wounds in Hackney, East London, shortly before 2pm yesterday #AceNewsDesk reports 

More victims: Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez (left), 22, from the Dagenham area.  Sixteen-year-old killed in Tulse Hill, named locally as John (right)

A teenage boy was left with life-threatening injuries in a similar knife attack just two hours earlier on the other side of the capital in Shepherd’s Bush.

While in another example of lawless Britain, police arrested three men on suspicion of murder in Birmingham after a man was found dead in the street on Tuesday night.

On Tuesday, officers were called to an alleyway in well-heeled West Hampstead in North West London at about 8pm after reports of yet another knife attack.

The boy was found on a road named after rock legend Billy Fury, close to a street of multi-million pound houses and the three train stations in the area.

Five people have been murdered in stab attacks in the capital in the past eight days alone

Five people have been murdered in stab attacks in the capital in the past eight days alone

Sources: MET Police Report –Updated: Published: November.08:2018:

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(BEIJING, China.) JUST IN: WWF Devastated by State Council Plan to END 25yr BAN on trade in ‘ Tiger Bones and Rhino Horn ‘ reversing the prohibited trade and authorising for scientific, medical and cultural use #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsDesk – Oct.31: Animal conservationists are alarmed over China’s decision to partially reverse a ban on the trade of tiger bones and rhino horn: Rhinos and tigers are both endangered in the wild and China prohibited their trade in 1993: But on Monday it said parts from captive animals would be authorised for scientific, medical and cultural use: Experts worry this will increase demand for the animals and jeopardise efforts to protect them: Rhino and tiger parts are highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine. They are prescribed to treat a large variety of ailments including fever, gout, insomnia and meningitis, though any benefits have not been proven #AceNewsDesk reports

A wild male black rhino named Sambu is pictured after it was darted from a helicopter in Lewa conservancy on August 28, 2013.CARL DE SOUZA

Rhino horn is highly prized in traditional Chinese medicine

In a statement announcing the replacement of the 25-year old ban, the State Council said powdered forms of rhino horn and bones from dead tigers could be used in “qualified hospitals by qualified doctors”.

The animal products can only be obtained from farms, it said: Parts from those animals classified as “antiques” could be used in cultural exchanges if approved by the cultural authorities, the statement adds.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a statement that the move would have “devastating consequences” and be an “enormous setback” to efforts to protect the animals in the wild:“Even if restricted to antiques and use in hospitals, this trade would increase confusion by consumers and law enforcers as to which products are and are not legal, and would likely expand the markets for other tiger and rhino products,” WWF said.

Rachel Nuwer, author of the book Poached: Inside The Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking, said on Twitter this could mean “game over” for the remaining tigers and rhinos in the world…………………….She argued that trade in legal endangered species products provides cover for parts from animals that have been illegally killed.

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(SQUIRREL HILL, Pitts.) Suspect Robert Bowers opened fire and at least 11-dead at Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday morning, it could have been worse if not for the brave actions of SWAT and police officers who responded to the scene #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Oct.28: Editor says here’s what we know together with CBS related news links so far: Officer rushed to the Tree of Life Synagogue and quickly grabbed their geaer. Some urged civilians and bystanders to leave the area, but others ran right toward the gunfire: “By the time I got there, they were already trying to extract people and watching those officers run into the danger to remove people and get them to safety was unbelievable,” Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert said #AceNewsDesk reports 
gettyimages 1054313756 This Would Have Been Much Worse: Officials Praise Law Enforcement Response To Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 27: Rapid reaction SWAT members leave the scene of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Determined to stop the shooter, SWAT team members charged in and cornered Robert Bowers on the third floor, eventually taking him into custody.

“The bravery that was exhibited by the SWAT teams of Pittsburgh Police and the Allegheny County Police, they ran toward gunfire to keep people safe,” U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said.

Four officers were wounded in that gunfire, two of the critically.

“I can’t say enough about the actions of Pittsburgh Police, the Pittsburgh Police SWAT team and the Allegheny County Police,” Bob Jones, FBI Special Agent in Charge, said. “Had it not been for the quick and heroic response, this would have been much worse.”

“Our SWAT officers and SWAT teams from around the region who were there, who went into that active shooting and were able to apprehend that actor, I can’t speak more for the courage that they have,” Schubert said.

What underscores their bravery even more is that police tell us Bowers was armed with an AR-15 and three handguns.

‘I’m going in’: Synagogue shooting suspect, 46, posted chilling final message before the Trump-hating antisemite ‘opened fire with an AR-15 on a BABY naming ceremony yelling “All Jews must die”‘, killing 11 and injuring six – including four cops

  • Suspect Robert Bowers, 46, allegedly opened fire on the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue at around 10am on Saturday
  • The suspected gunman who opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday morning, killing at least 11 people and injuring several others, has been named as 46-year-old Robert Bowers, a Trump-hating antisemite who regularly complained on social media about the president and ‘the infestation of Jews.’

    Bowers allegedly opened fire at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh shortly before 10am. The synagogue was busier than usual with Sabbath services and because of a baby naming ceremony that had also been scheduled. 

    After opening fire on the congregation with three handguns and an AR-15, he was confronted by two Pittsburgh police officers who had been called to the scene as he tried to leave the building. Police say Bowers returned fire, injuring both of the cops, then retreated inside and ran to the third floor to hide. 

    He then engaged in a gun battle with a SWAT team and injured two of them before being shot multiple times himself and surrendering. 

    He is still alive, in a stable condition, and is in the hospital under the watch of police.

    None of the victims have been named. Police revealed on Saturday afternoon that all of those killed were adults and that no children were harmed.

    Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto told CNN on Saturday that the names of the victims will be released on Sunday morning at 9:00am local time. 

    Robert Bowers, 46, has been identified as the gunman who opened fire on a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday
    He pictured in his driver's license picture

    Robert Bowers, 46, has been identified as the suspected gunman who opened fire on a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. He is pictured, left, in his Gab profile picture and right in his driver’s license picture 

    An hour before the first reports emerged of the shooting, Bowers posted this on the social media website Gab. He was enraged by HIAS, the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society which helps Jewish migrants settle in the US, and said he couldn't 'sit by' and watch 'my people get slaughtered' 

    An hour before the first reports emerged of the shooting, Bowers posted this on the social media website Gab. He was enraged by HIAS, the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society which helps Jewish migrants settle in the US, and said he couldn’t ‘sit by’ and watch ‘my people get slaughtered’ 

    Among his antisemitic comments on the social network Gab are complaints about President Trump 

    Among his antisemitic comments on the social network Gab are complaints about President Trump 

    Bowers also shared photographs of his Glock collection on the website. He used several handguns and an AR-15 in the attack.
    Right, his cover photo included the white supremacist number 1488

    Bowers also shared photographs of his Glock collection on the website. He used several handguns and an AR-15 in the attack. Right, his cover photo included the white supremacist number 1488

    Police vehicles are deployed near the vicinity of the home of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers' home in Baldwin

    Police vehicles are deployed near the vicinity of the home of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers’ home in Baldwin

    More emergency vehicles are seen blocking the road near Bowers' home in Baldwin on Saturday

    More emergency vehicles are seen blocking the road near Bowers’ home in Baldwin on Saturday

    Baldwin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area

    Baldwin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area

    Pittsburgh Public Safety director says shooting is ‘worst’ he’s seen

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    #AceSecurityReport Smart TV’s are getting ‘ Smarter ‘ but so are those that want to break into them and spot on the user as now software patching becomes a new reality for smart Sony Bravia TV owners as a new critical bug can get access to root privileges and use the device to attack others in t he home that share your network #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – Oct.12: Editor says l reported on the IOT matrix some time ago and also on ‘ Smart TV’s ‘ now reality is coming to fruition as TVs, vehicles and even fridges are able to be connected under this system and once the matrix is built and of course controlled by governments and business people it just takes a hacker to break into it and have access to all of our computerised systems in homes or even our infrastructure #AceNewsDesk reports

    Software patching becomes a new reality for smart TV owners

    Heres our latest post: As the number of smart TVs grows, so does the number of vulnerabilities inside of them. On Thursday, security researchers revealed that eight Sony Bravia smart TV models are vulnerable to three separate bugs, one rated critical: The flaws – a stack buffer overflow, a directory traversal and a command-injection bug – were found by Fortinet in March by its FortiGuard Labs team. The most serious of the vulnerabilities is the command-injection (CVE-2018-16593) bug, which is tied to a proprietary Sony application called Photo Sharing Plus. The app allows users to share multimedia content from their phones or tablets via Sony TVs #AceNewsDesk reports

    “This application handles file names incorrectly when the user uploads a media file,” wrote Fortinet’s Tony Loi, who found the vulnerability. “An attacker can abuse such filename mishandling to run arbitrary commands on the system, which can result in complete remote code-execution with root privilege.”

    Fortinet researchers said a compromised TV could be recruited into a botnet or be used as springboard for additional attacks against devices that shared the same network: To be successful, an adversary would need to be on the same wireless network as the Sony TV.

    Similar to the previous vulnerability, the other two Sony Bravia bugs are also tied to Sony’s Photo Sharing Plus application, but are rated high severity. The stack buffer overflow (CVE-2018-16595) is a “memory corruption vulnerability that results from insufficient size checking of user input,” Loi wrote in a technical write up.

    The directory-traversal vulnerability (CVE-2018-16594) relates to the way the Photo Sharing Plus app handles file names. “An attacker can upload an arbitrary file with a crafted file name (e.g.: ../../) that can then traverse the whole filesystem,” the researcher wrote.

    Fortinet said Sony’s over-the-air patch needs a user’s approval and a network connection to work. In its security bulletin, Sony said that impacted televisions are set to automatically receive updates by default, and should have already. Affected Bravia models include: R5C, WD75, WD65, XE70, XF70, WE75, WE6 and WF6.

    Loi also cautioned that the vulnerability landscape for smart-TV platforms and other net-connected devices is growing. “[Cybercriminals] increasingly target IoT devices, such as smart TVs, that include always-on connectivity and high-performance GPUs that can be hijacked for malicious purposes,” he wrote. Those powerful GPUs can commandeered for cryptomining, and increasingly are falling victim to it.

    Earlier this year, Consumer Reports identified two smart TV models from Samsung and TCL that included bugs that allowed an attacker to take control of targeted TVs. A hacker who exploited these vulnerability would be able to take control of the TV and change the channel, turn up the volume and play offensive YouTube videos from anywhere on the planet, the report stated.

    This attack surface is growing, too: According to market researchers at GFK, more than half of all 2017 TV sales in the U.S. were smart TVs.

    Source: Threatpost.Com/ Published:October.2018:

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    (PERTH, Australia.) Latest: Anthony Robert Harvey was charged with murdering his three young daughters, their mother and their grandmother in Perth, police said on Monday, describing the incident as an “atrocity and tragedy” Harvey was held in custody to next appear on Sept.19: #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – Sept.10: Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, was charged with the murder of his twin two-year-old girls, their sister, 3, their mother, 41, and their grandmother, 73, in the west coast city on Sept. 3 and 4, Western Australian police commissioner Chris Dawson told reporters: Harvey stayed at a house in a remote town about 1,500 km (930 miles) away for several days before turning himself in to police nearby on Sunday, Dawson said #AceNewsDesk reports

    Dawson did not suggest a motive for the attack but said “a blunt instrument and knives” were used: He also did not specify whether Harvey and the children’s mother were married: Harvey was not required to enter a plea in court at this stage.

    A bunch of flowers is seen outside a property where five people were found dead in a suburb of Perth, Australia, September 10, 2018. AAP/Richard Wainwright/via REUTERS

    Dawson said the children and their mother were apparently killed on Sept. 3, and the woman’s mother when she came to the house the following day: “No matter that most of us did not know this immediate family, there’s a sense of shock and at times even anger at what has taken place,” Dawson said.

    The attack was an “atrocity and tragedy”, he added

    Violent crime with multiple victims is rare in Australia but this was the third incident involving several members of a family in Western Australia this year. In May, seven members of a family people were shot and killed in the state………………Gun crime in Australia fell sharply after strict gun controls were introduced in response to a mass shooting in 1996, when a lone gunman killed 35 people in Tasmania.

    Harvey was held in custody to next appear on Sept. 19

    Reporting by Wayne Cole; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore and Kim Coghill: Source: Reuters: https://t.me/reuters_news/55266

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    (NEW YORK) EXCLUSIVE: The government’s star witness in the case against ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort “deserves a special place in Hell,” one of the jurors told Fox News in an exclusive interview, while revealing the jury largely discounted his testimony during the dramatic trial #AceNews Desk reports

    #AceNewsReport – Aug.24: Juror Paula Duncan gave a behind-the-scenes account to Fox News on Wednesday, after the jury returned a guilty verdict against the former Trump campaign chairman on eight financial crime counts and deadlocked on 10 others: She revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team was one holdout juror away from winning a conviction against Manafort on all 18 counts: But Duncan, who described herself as an avid supporter of President Trump, said she ultimately considered Manafort guilty of the charges against him despite her misgivings about the case itself #AceNewsDesk reports

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    Still, she panned the prosecution’s star witness Rick Gates, the defendant’s former business partner, as “nervous” and doing whatever he could to save himself.

    “He deserves a special place in Hell,” she said. “He was just as guilty as Paul Manafort, maybe even more. I mean he embezzled from his employer.”

    During the trial, Gates testified that he and Manafort conspired to commit bank and tax fraud – while also admitting he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former business partner.

    Duncan pointed to the paper trail, not Gates’ testimony, as the key component in the jury’s decision.

    In a separate interview with Shannon Bream on “Fox News @ Night,” Duncan said some jurors had issues with Gates’ testimony from the outset because he took a plea deal.

    “So we agreed to throw out his testimony and look at the paperwork, which his name was all over,” she said, adding that they did not find him credible. “I think he would have done anything that he could to preserve himself. That’s just obvious in the fact that he flipped on Manafort.”

    Duncan is the first Manafort juror to speak publicly about the trial. In her interviews, she revealed other details about the four tense and emotional days of deliberations that led to the guilty verdict on eight counts.

    Behind closed doors, tempers flared at times, even though jurors never explicitly discussed Manafort’s close ties to Trump.

    “It was a very emotionally charged jury room – there were some tears,” Duncan said about deliberations with a group of Virginians she didn’t feel included many “fellow Republicans.”

    A political allegiance to the president also raised conflicted feelings in Duncan, but she said it ultimately didn’t change her decision about the former Trump campaign chairman.

    “Finding Mr. Manafort guilty was hard for me. I wanted him to be innocent, I really wanted him to be innocent, but he wasn’t,” Duncan said. “That’s the part of a juror, you have to have due diligence and deliberate and look at the evidence and come up with an informed and intelligent decision, which I did.”

    During the trial, Judge T.S. Ellis III made headlines for his repeated rebukes of the prosecution, dating back to when he claimed earlier this year they really only cared about what information they could get from the defendant about Trump.

    Asked if she agreed with that characterization, Duncan said it was “spot on.”

    She echoed Trump in calling the special counsel probe a “witch hunt.” But she said Manafort was guilty all the same, of crimes pertaining to hiding income earned from his political consulting work overseas and other fraud counts.

    “Certainly Mr. Manafort got caught breaking the law, but he wouldn’t have gotten caught if they weren’t after President Trump,” Duncan said.

    Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly and Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report: Peter Doocy is currently a Washington D.C.-based correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2009 as a general assignment reporter based in the New York bureau: FOX News MANAFORT JUROR REVEALS LONE HOLDOUT PREVENTED CONVICTION ON ALL COUNTS https://ift.tt/2Mqp5oV

    Manafort will be on trial again next month on a second set of charges, this time in a Washington federal court. These charges include a failure to register foreign lobbying and a money laundering conspiracy related to Ukrainian political work: Whistle blower describes how he was approached by Alexandra Chalupa to coordinate with the DNC to take down Trump. This meeting was before the July 31st “official” start to the investigation AND prior to the Trump Tower meeting. https://t.co/I8R5j2VEez

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    (SILICONE VALLEY, Calif.) Zuckerberg has been asking several ‘ Wall Street ‘ banks for ‘ Private Data ‘ WSJ reported Monday: But he is now denying the report, but as we all know there is no smoke without fire and he has been found twisting the truth to meet his advertising profits before …….So watch this space as chatbot AI and messenger platform discussed #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – Aug.08: Editor says l have attached with thanks a fellow bloggers post to the this report that covers WSJ and others: Facebook says it’s not “actively” seeking consumers’ banking data: On Monday, the Wall Street Journal that Facebook has asked several major banks to provide information like account balances and credit card activity……….According to the report, Facebook asked firms like JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and U.S. Bancorp to discuss possible offerings it could provide for users on its Messenger chat platform #AceNewsDesk reports

    Facebook declined to comment on whether it has been in talks with those companies but clarified it does work with banks to offer various services on Messenger: “A recent Wall Street Journal story implies incorrectly that we are actively asking financial services companies for financial transaction data — this is not true,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNNMoney. “Like many online companies with commerce businesses, we partner with banks and credit card companies to offer services like customer chat or account management.”

    For example, Facebook users can link their PayPal account to Facebook Messenger and track their account balances, receipts and shipping updates. American Express customers can use Messenger to track purchases. Facebook said none of this financial data is shared with advertisers.

    “The idea is that messaging with a bank can be better than waiting on hold over the phone — and it’s completely opt-in,” the Facebook spokesperson added

    A spokeswoman for Citigroup said the company recognizes its customers are increasingly spending more time on social media and it wants to be where consumers are. However, she noted some privacy concerns.

    “While we regularly have conversations about potential partnerships, safeguarding the security and privacy of our customers’ data and providing customer choice are paramount in everything we do,” said the spokesperson.

    Although Citi doesn’t offer a chatbot concierge service within Messenger in the US, it allows users in Singapore to use the platform to check account balances, see recent transactions and view their rewards points balance.

    JPMorgan is not “sharing our customers’ off-platform transaction data with these platforms, and have had to say no to some things as a result,” a spokeswoman told the Journal. The bank confirmed her statement to CNNMoney.

    Meanwhile, a spokesman for US Bancorp told CNNMoney it has not shared any customer information or data to Facebook or any other tech platform. “The privacy and protection of our customers’ personal information and data is our highest priority,” he added.

    Wells Fargo said in a statement that “maintaining the privacy of customer data is of paramount importance” to the bank.

    “We are not actively engaged in data-sharing conversations with Facebook,” the company said.

    The Journal’s report comes as Facebook has drawn increasing criticism over its privacy practices following revelations that political data firm Cambridge Analytica obtained the personal data of as many as 87 million Facebook users worldwide.

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    (USA) Defence Future Force Field: Astonishingly futuristic new tech creates a seemingly invisible, impenetrable, protective bubble around military armored vehicles making enemy attempts to fire at U.S. tanks pretty pointless – those rounds won’t hit the tank, they’ll explode mid-air and much more in this report #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – Aug.03: Think of it almost like making a tank smart enough to defend itself. With the upgrade, tanks automatically protect the crew inside and prevent enemy rounds from making contact with the armour: Within the blink of an eye, this remarkable technology detects the enemy fire, locates it and launches a response that destroys the threat at a safe distance from the vehicle #AceNewsDesk reports

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    ‘Force field’ tech could make US tanks unstoppable

    Defense Specialist Allison Barrie has the inside scoop on astonishingly futuristic new technology that creates a seemingly invisible, impenetrable, protective bubble around military armored vehicles.

    It is sort of like a tiny missile defense system used to protect countries– but one designed to ride along with armored vehicles: RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) and even Anti-Tank Guided Missiles that can slay tanks are stopped mid-air, precisely intercepted and prevented from hitting the U.S. military tank………..Most types of enemy fire will never reach a tank protected with this tech. It will change warfare forever.

    The mind-blowing tech is called Active Protection Systems – or APS

    APS gives soldiers massively better protection, but without adding the weight of additional armor slowing down the vehicles’ speed and maneuverability.

    File photo (US Marine Corps)

    In the near term, the iconic main battle tank M1 Abrams will be the first to be kitted out with this remarkable new approach to keeping crews safe. The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and Strykers are also expected to receive this remarkable upgrade soon as well.

    Imagine the U.S. Army being able to send vehicles into battle that enemy forces cannot hit with their weapons. Every time they try, the tank automatically launches counter-measures destroying the would-be tank-slaying-round mid-air.

    Enemy fire would be futile. The U.S. Army would be even more unstoppable.

    Right now, two countries already have battle-proven APS: Russia and Israel.

    The United States defense industry has lagged behind on developing this futuristic method of shielding. To find a solution, the U.S. Army selected three companies to collaborate and adapt their battle-tested tech for U.S. military vehicles. The Israeli company Rafael’s Trophy system used by the Israel Defense Forces is being adapted for the Abrams and the Iron Fist from the Israeli IMI Systems for the Bradley. American company Artis’ Iron Curtain has been in development for use on the Stryker.

    M1 Abrams tank with Trophy system (US Army)

    In amazing news for Army families and soldiers, General Mark Milley recently told the Senate the Army intends to ultimately outfit the entire heavy force, all combat vehicles, with APS.

    WHAT DOES IT STOP?

    Basically, APS can stop weapons that are extremely destructive. Weapons that can potentially be lethal to tanks and other armored combat vehicles, even though they are protected by armor.

    The APS “shields” could protect U.S. forces from light antitank weapons, guided missiles and rocket-propelled grenades.

    Thus far, not every single weapon any enemy could wield would be stopped – but certainly many of the most commonly used would be stopped before impact.

    This current generation of APS is very effective against lower-velocity explosive rounds fired by enemy aircraft and ground forces.

    HOW WILL IT PROTECT ABRAMS TANKS?

    The U.S. Army has awarded a $193 million APS contract to Leonardo DRS to protect the new M1A2 Abrams tanks. The Israel Defense Forces has been using Trophy to protect its Namer heavy infantry fighting vehicle.

    ARMY’S NEW MACHINE GUN WILL BLAST LIKE BATTLE TANKS

    This APS Trophy uses a number of radars positioned around the tank. The radars help provide 360-degree detection of incoming fire.

    Around the clock, the radar scans the entire perimeter out to its maximum range. When a threat penetrates this monitored area, Trophy automatically detects and classifies that threat. Breathtakingly fast, its super smart computer works out the correct kill point in space to intercept before the weapon can hit the tank.

    Within milliseconds, Trophy has evaluated whether it is a real threat, sends a warning to the crew and nearby forces and also launches an EFP (Explosively Formed Projectile) to destroy the projectile.

    The counter-measure intercepts the incoming, say RPG, and collides with it mid-air at a safe distance from the vehicle.

    Translation – threats cannot penetrate Trophy’s protection, keeping the tank and crew safe from strikes that could have been lethal.

    It is important to note that Trophy differentiates between serious and non-serious threats. For example, if a tank is rolling through a town and a child throws a rock at it – Trophy will not fire at, and destroy, the rock.

    SO WHAT DOES IT FIRE?

    Insiders call it a “hard kill” approach to stopping incoming threats.

    The interceptors are launched from the top of the tank. With Trophy, the interceptors are a series of small, shaped charges.

    Trophy fires the small explosives at a specific point in space to exactly intercept and destroy the incoming enemy round.

    EXPOSING CONCEALED ENEMY ATTACK POSITIONS

    Not only does the Trophy system stop the incoming rounds, it also pinpoints the position of the enemy firing at the tank. Trophy figures out the threat’s trajectory in order to successfully intercept the threat. Part of these calculations involves Trophy figuring out the incoming round’s point of origin.

    Trophy can instantly relay this location to the force, enabling quick targeting to stop the source of the threat as well.

    By doing so, Trophy provides an additional advantage. It rips away the enemy’s ability to conceal themselves. For example in an urban setting, once an enemy combatant fires an RPG from his hidden position in a building, the location will be exposed to the entire force by Trophy. The Army can quickly respond – and it will be the last time that enemy combatant ever tries to kill U.S. forces.

    BRADLEYS AND THE IRON FIRST LIGHT

    Trophy is not necessarily compatible with all U.S. Army combat vehicles. Power, size and weight are three key challenges to adapting APS to U.S. military vehicles.

    Active Protection Systems rely on lots of power and can be rather heavy. A Bradley has less power available than a tank and a cumbersome, heavy APS could undermine the Bradley speed and maneuverability that soldiers rely on.

    THIS ORANGE, SQUISHY BODY ARMOR MATERIAL COULD SAVE LIVES

    The Army selected IMI’s Iron Fist for adaptation to the M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.

    General Dynamics is collaborating with IMI Systems to provide Iron Fist Light. Potentially this APS could be used to upgrade protection not just on the Bradley’s, but other vehicles, even light 4×4 vehicles.

    Like Trophy, it is designed to provide 360-degree protection. Iron Fist Light finds threats two ways: a search and track radar and a staring infrared sensor. It detects hostile fire and small arms ammunition burst.

    Iron Fist Light fires a small warhead to intercept the threat at a safe distance from the vehicle. It either destroys it or a shock-wave effect defeats it.

    DANGER TO DISMOUNTED TROOPS?

    Stopping incoming fire from ever hitting a tank is awesome to protect the crew inside- but what about the dismounted troops nearby? Will the explosion of the missile or RPG at a safe distance from the tank have the consequence of putting boots on the ground at increased risk?

    TANK-KILLING ROBOT REVEALED

    It is vital that soldiers near armored tanks are not put in further danger due to protection of the vehicles with APS. The explosion caused by the interceptor hitting the enemy round could result in threats like shrapnel raining down on dismounted troops.

    Active Protection Systems definitely pose a challenge, but solutions are available. The U.S. military will need to evolve and consider how they need to adapt tactics, techniques and procedures to the deployment of this futuristic technology. In fact, clever adaptation could lead to dismounted troops near armored vehicles gaining enhanced protection and becoming safer than ever before too thanks to this tech.

    Thus far, it seems as though Israel and Russia have largely been able to adapt, so solutions are readily available. If Russia can adapt, then the U.S. military most certainly can as well.

    WHAT’S NEXT?

    Right now, take the hypothetical extreme scenario of the U.S. forced to engage in battle against Russia. The U.S. Army would face armored vehicles that are protected by advanced APS – as in, protected by these amazing futuristic shields.

    If the Russian military fired accurately on the U.S. Army vehicles, then the U.S. Army vehicles would be hit by potentially lethal rounds without APS to shield them.

    If the U.S. Army responded by targeting the Russian vehicles firing missiles and RPGs at them, then the American rounds could be ineffective. Russia’s APS could potentially stop U.S. lethal rounds from ever making contact with Russian APS protected vehicles.

    General Milley recently updated the Senate that within 24 months Active Protection Systems will be ready for operational use. Currently, there is only budget for four brigades to receive this life-saving, futuristic shield.

    Artis’ Iron Curtain is the only U.S. APS under consideration with the U.S. Army right now for the Stryker.

    Ultimately, the entire heavy force, all of the U.S. Army ground vehicles, including all the tanks, current combat vehicles and future combat vehicles will be ramped up with active protective systems. Down the line, Humvees, JLTVs and even U.S. Army helicopters might be outfitted with this remarkable tech.

    Allison Barrie is a defense specialist with experience in more than 70 countries who consults at the highest levels of defense and national security, a lawyer with four postgraduate degrees, and author of the definitive guide, Future Weapons: Access Granted, on sale in 30 countries. Barrie hosts the new hit podcast “Tactical Talk” where she gives listeners direct access to the most fascinating Special Operations warriors each week and to find out more about the FOX Firepower host and columnist you can click here or follow her on Twitter @allison_barrie and Instagram @allisonbarriehq: Published: August.02:2018: https://ift.tt/2LOZKEG

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    (LONDON) Sadiq Khan Lord Mayor Gives Green Light to Insulting Donald Trump by Allowing an ‘ Inflatable Blimp ‘ dubbed ‘ Trump Baby ‘ to fly over the city during his visit: Is th is how we show respect for people visiting our country, this just shows up the U.K. as bad losers in referen dums, debates and not getting their own way … Disgusted and Ashamed #AceNewsDesk says

    #AceNewsReport – July.07: Editor says I get disgusted and ashamed that U.K. citizens cannot act like adults and not like spoilt children who cant get their own way including London’s Mayor: A blimp dubbed “Trump baby” will be allowed to fly over London next Friday during President Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom after the city’s mayor gave the green light for the stunt to occur: The 19-foot balloon depicting Trump in an unflattering manner is expected to fly over the U.K. parliament July 13 during Trump’s three-day trip. The office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a frequent Trump critic, on Thursday gave the approval for the balloon to fly #AceNewsDesk reports

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    The “Trump baby” blimp was given the green light to fly over London during President Trump’s U.K. trip next Friday. (Reuters)

    HUGE news coming in: DONALD J TRUMP BABY WILL FLY! @SadiqKhan tried to play hard ball – in the end he had to make a Deal. No surprise – he’s never won anything in his life! Sad – but True! London here I come! https://news.sky.com/story/trump-angry-baby-blimp-gets-green-light-to-fly-over-london-during-presidents-visit-11426665 …

    — Trump Baby (@TrumpBabyUK) 12:20 PM – Jul 5, 2018

    “The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms,” a spokesperson for the mayor said in a statement to Sky News. “His city operations team have met with the organizers and have given them permission to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp.”

    Calls for the blimp to fly began when a group, who describes itself as anti-fascist “art activists” proposed carrying out the protest. Thousands signed a petition and raised more than $22,477 to have the inflatable fly over London.

    “Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands,” the group wrote in a crowdfunding page. “…So when Trump visits the UK on Friday the 13th of July this year, we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him.”

    The balloon must be tethered to the ground from Parliament Square Gardens and cannot fly higher than 98 feet, Sky News reported.

    Wow! Tremendous win for #TrumpBaby supporters! This is BIG news that nobody saw happening – I am going on a World Tour! Wherever little Donald goes, I will be close behind. There is so much good to do, the world needs #TrumpBaby! https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/trump-baby/updates/ …?

    — Trump Baby (@TrumpBabyUK) 10:16 AM – Jun 27, 2018

    Activist Leo Murray told Sky News the blimp is an “obscene mutant clone of” Trump.

    Trump’s U.K. visit is expected to be met with significant protests from left-wing activists, promoted by members of the left-wing Labour Party who have repeatedly called for Trump to be uninvited.

    The U.S. president is expected to meet with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who came under pressure from opposition lawmakers in late June to cancel President Trump’s upcoming visit over his administration’s controversial treatment of families caught illegally crossing the border.

    A “Stop Trump” march is also expected to take place in central London next Friday.

    Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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    (LONDON) #GrenfellTowerFire Inquiry: MET Police unable to provided an adequate report on the number of “ Victims “ decides today to ‘ Pass the Buck ‘ and place the blame on ‘ Brave Fight-Fighters who could not move and use their ladders as with normal fires ‘ due too shoddy and non-fire-resistant cladding and toxic fumes from said materials …’ due to lack of hea lth and safety being applied and had to use a ‘ Stay Put ‘ policy to prevent even more deaths namely firefighters: Q/ Where is MET’s report ? #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – June.07: The Metropolitan Police is investigating London Fire Brigade’s use of a “stay put” policy during last year’s fire at Grenfell Tower: The tower’s residents were told to stay in their flats in the early stages of the fire – a so-called stay-put policy……….BBC home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds said the Met was considering possible health and safety offences……….It comes as lawyers for London Fire Brigade have been outlining its role at the Grenfell Tower public inquiry………..Met Police commander Stuart Cundy said: “Seventy people, plus baby Logan, died as a direct result of that fire: ………”It’s an absolute obligation on us to be looking at the most serious potential criminal offences that may have been committed.” ………This new line of inquiry is part of a wider police investigation looking into the refurbishment of the tower and its impact on the fire………..The Met is looking at all aspects of the management of the fire and London Fire Brigade’s response to identify whether a crime was committed……….The most likely offences would be under the Health and Safety at Work Act, which requires public bodies and companies to protect the safety of the public………Offences under the act usually result in fines, though prison sentences are possible #AceNewsDesk reports

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    Grenfell Tower inquiry: What questions will be answered?

    Previously the Met has told survivors of the fire that Kensington Council and the Tenant Management Organisation were being investigated in connection with corporate manslaughter…………Meanwhile, eight men and one woman have been arrested in dawn raids over allegations of fraud in connection with the fire.

    ‘No evacuation plans’

    On Monday, an expert report submitted to the Grenfell inquiry by Dr Barbara Lane found that the fire brigade’s policy to tell people to stay in their homes had “effectively failed” barely half an hour after the fire started at 01:26 BST on 14 June……..A change in policy recommending that residents leave was not made until 02:47……….On the final day of opening statements at the inquiry, Stephen Walsh, for the London Fire Brigade (LFB), said a mass evacuation of Grenfell Tower could not have happened at a stroke………He said it was a “fundamental misunderstanding” that fire commanders could change policy at any time when the building was not designed for a simultaneous evacuation………”If there is no policy applied by the building owner which provides for a policy of simultaneous evacuation and there are no evacuation plans and there are no general fire alarms – what is an incident commander on the fire ground to do?” he asked………..The building had only a single staircase and the incident commanders had no way of communicating with everyone in the building, he said……….Meanwhile, the conditions were rapidly changing, in some cases second-by-second, with lobbies and stairwells filling with toxic and potentially lethal smoke, the hearing heard………..Mr Walsh added that despite the “stay-put” policy, firefighters did evacuate residents at an early stage………They were also making decisions about the viability of getting residents out safely, and dealing with the willingness of residents to leave flats, which they perceived to be safe, to enter dark, smoke-filled corridors.

    ‘Impossible situation’

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), which represents many of the Grenfell firefighters, agreed there was “no obvious and safe alternative strategy” to telling residents that they should stay put………Martin Seaward, for the FBU, said commanders and firefighters were left in an “impossible situation”…………The refurbishment of the building had seen material installed that made it a “highly combustible death trap”, which the brigade lacked the training and procedures to tackle, he said……….Both the union and the LFB flatly denied claims that firefighters were guilty of unconscious racism as they worked……..On Tuesday, Imran Khan, a lawyer for some of the bereaved and survivors, cited the “stereotypes” used in firefighters’ descriptions of residents from black or minority backgrounds.

    ‘Nasty lie’

    On Wednesday, the inquiry heard that the man who lived in the flat where the fire started was not responsible for the tragedy………A lawyer for Behailu Kebede said his client had called 999 and alerted his flatmates and neighbours as soon as he saw smoke………Claims that his client had packed a suitcase and left the building to burn were a “nasty lie”, the hearing was told…….Since the fire, police have been so concerned for his safety that they suggested he go into a witness protection programme.

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    Day-by-day: the inquiry so far

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    (ROME, Italy.) Latest: EU Stooge President Sergio Mattarella has appointed IMF official Carlo Cottarelli as the interim prime minister tasked with forming a new government after two Eurosceptic parties won majority and were undermined over changing taxation by the President as it would create a loss to the EU-coffers #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – May.28: Editor says just as l thought would happen when the two parties who WON and vowed changing rules that would affect EU their present Italian President Sergio Mattarella has appointed IMF official Carlo Cottarelli as the interim prime minister tasked with forming a new government: After Sunday’s report that Italy has been thrown into political chaos and elections look likely. Here’s what it all means https://t.co/lBM8jpvRishttps://t.co/PJxTkpAN6K: As Italy’s PM-designate Giuseppe Conte said he’s given up on attempts to form a government after President Sergio Mattarella rejected his candidacy for economy minister: The country may now face a new election by the end of 2018: https://t.me/acebreakingnews/840536

    The PM said elections will be held no later than August unless he wins the confidence of parliament………..President Mattarella announced his choice Monday, having diluted the deal between two Eurosceptic parties who had collective majority in the March elections and had since dedicated themselves to forming a new government…………..The newly-appointed PM Cottarelli vowed to establish a new government “very quickly” to take the country through this period before fresh elections are held in the fall of 2018 or early next year. “I’ll present myself to parliament with a program which – if it wins the backing of parliament – would include the approval of the 2019 budget. Then parliament would be dissolved with elections at the beginning of 2019,” Cottarelli said shortly after being named interim prime minister #AceNewsDesk reports

    ‘Unprecedented institutional clash’: Italy fails to form govt over anti-EU economic minister

    Following the rejection of Paolo Savona’s candidacy for minister of economy, ex PM-designate Conte said he had given up on attempts to form a government, leaving open the possibility the country would face new elections. Furious with Mattarella for sabotaging their deal over the choice for economy minister, the eurosceptic coalition slammed the country’s establishment for jeopardising democracy.

    Italian journalist Marcello Foa believes that Mattarella’s move could be easily defined as illegitimate as “there is no constitutional reason and no constitutional power to block a government that has the majority in parliament.” Foa blasted the decision as “really shocking,” as it’s becoming quite obvious that the president is not acting in Italy’s best interests, but rather in the interests of the EU which he does not wish to “disturb.”

    Lorenzo Pregliasco, professor of political science at the University of Bologna, echoed those sentiments, saying that the president’s decision to veto Savona’s appointment were dictated by his views on the European Union.

    “The potential minister of economy has quite strong credentials,” he said. “He was a professor as well as minister in the early 1990s in another government.” Meanwhile, in an attempt to dispel rumors and clarify his views, Savona issued a statement where he said he stood for “a different Europe, stronger, but more equal.”

    Breaking144 Just tweeted: Former IMF official Carlo Cottarelli is nominated as Italian Prime Minister after failed attempts by populist parties to form a government https://t.co/TbH6wKc6FLhttps://t.co/RK4jGnSibvhttps://t.co/R4U6zOins7:

    #AceRelatedNewsPresident undermines election results, pushes for his own govt.’ – MP from Italy’s M5S

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    (LONDON) Government apologies to Libyan Abdul Hakim Belhaj on Thursday over a ‘ tip-off by M16 ‘ that led to his torture by Gaddafis forces and Theresa May agrees compensation to his wife of £500,000 speaking in the Commons, Attorney General Jeremy Wright said UK actions had contributed to the couple’s capture #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – May.10: The UK government has apologised to a Libyan dissident and his wife after its actions contributed to their detention, transfer to Libya and his torture by Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in 2004: Prime Minister Theresa May said Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar had suffered “appalling treatment”…………The government will pay Ms Boudchar, who was pregnant at the time, £500,000………Mr Belhaj says MI6 helped the US kidnap the couple in Thailand in 2004 to return them to Libya……..Once there, Mr Belhaj alleges he was tortured by his Libyan jailers……….Speaking in the Commons, Attorney General Jeremy Wright said UK actions had contributed to the couple’s capture……..Mr Wright added that Mr Belhaj had not sought and would not receive financial compensation………Reading out Theresa May’s letter to the couple in Parliament, Mr Wright said: “It is clear that you were both subjected to appalling treatment and that you suffered greatly, not least to the dignity of Mrs Boudchar, who was pregnant at the time………”The UK government believes your accounts. Neither of you should have been treated this way. The UK government’s actions contributed to your detention, rendition and suffering. The UK government shared information about you with its international partners.” Mrs May also wrote in the letter that the UK “should have done more to reduce the risk” of the pair being mistreated……….She continued: “We accept this was a failing on our part. On behalf of Her Majesty’s government, I apologise unreservedly.” ………A leading opponent of the then Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Mr Belhaj says he was abducted in Bangkok – along with his wife, then five-months pregnant – while attempting to fly to London to claim asylum in the UK……..Mr Belhaj was jailed upon his return to the country, while Moroccan-born Ms Boudchar was released shortly before giving birth……..Once regarded by Western intelligence services as a terrorism suspect, Mr Belhaj alleges he was questioned by British intelligence officers during his detention #AceNewsDesk reports

    AFP

    Abdul Hakim Belhaj led an Islamic fighting group against the Libyan government

    Mr Belhaj was born in 1966 in the Souq al-Jumaa area of Tripoli and studied at al-Fateh University, where press reports say he earned a civil engineering degree………….He became an opponent of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and commanded the now defunct Libyan Islamic Fighting Group which staged a low-level insurgency war and three times attempted to assassinate Col Gaddafi………..He fled the country in 2001 but was arrested three years later in Thailand and was returned to Libya by, he says, the CIA………..He then spent six years in prison where he says he was tortured regularly. Mr Belhaj is now a politician in Libya:

    Attorney General Geremy Wright says Prime Minister Theresa May has written to Libyan dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj to apologise for the UK’s role in his rendition to Libya in 2004 and has agreed to pay his wife £500,000 in damages — Sky News Breaking May 10, 2018: https://t.me/acebreakingnews/744428 after UK government apologises to Libyan Abdul Hakim Belhaj who said an MI6 tip-off led to his torture by Gaddafi’s forces https://t.co/YAzj6yICZg— BBC Breaking News May 10, 2018: https://t.me/acebreakingnews/744637

    #AceRelatedNews ….. Who is Abdul Hakim Belhaj?

    Profile: Abdul Hakim Belhaj

    Q&A: UK rendition allegations

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    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Zuckerberg Testimony Full Text: After two days of ‘ so-called grilling ‘ by Congress he’s still in ‘ business ‘ and a lot richer: Hearings ended with ‘ no consensus by lawmakers on how, what or when legislation if any would be forthcoming: Zuckerberg refused to make any promises on changes to site or how he does business or even if wether he would support any form of legislation …ALL IN ALL he played the ‘ little boy lost look ‘ and wins the day #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – Apr.12: Editor says after two days of ‘ whose really in control of this hearing ‘ nothing was achieved and he walks away richer, as shares profess and do not be disillusioned by the ‘ little boy lost look’ this is a card he plays very well, when the chips are down in his corner: But as with all ‘ billionaires ‘ he comes out on top: Here’s what we know of those two days ‘ BEFORE AND AFTER “ Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers and emerged largely unscathed and considerably richer: He parried questions of how much control people have over their data on the world’s largest social media network without a major gaffe, while avoiding being cornered into supporting new government regulation………..The hearings that ended on Wednesday revealed no consensus among U.S. lawmakers about what kind of privacy legislation they might want to pursue, if any, and no timeline for action. As he did on Tuesday before a Senate hearing, Zuckerberg refused during a House of Representatives committee hearing to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business…….“It is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation” of internet firms, Zuckerberg said, but he avoided any specifics #AceNewsDesk reports

    (Full text of Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony: bit.ly/2Hkhr9L) Although Zuckerberg, 33, had never testified at a congressional hearing before, he succeeded in deflecting questions like a Washington veteran. Forty times the internet mogul told lawmakers he had no answers at hand and would get back to them later. About one in three lawmakers got that response over the two days:

    Democratic Representative Debbie Dingell expressed frustration with Zuckerberg’s frequent promises to get back to lawmakers later in writing. “Some things are striking during this conversation,” she said. “As CEO, you didn’t know some key facts.”

    On one point, Zuckerberg undercut his consistent message that Facebook users have control of their data. He said he was among the nearly 87 million people whose personal information was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. He gave no further details.

    His admission that even the company’s tech-savvy founder was unable to protect his own data underscored the problem Facebook has in persuading skeptical lawmakers that users can easily safeguard their own information and that further legislation governing Facebook is unnecessary.

    The Cambridge Analytica issue was the reason Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill, answering questions about how that company – which has counted U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign among its clients – got hold of data about Facebook users.

    “How can consumers have control over their data when Facebook does not have control over the data?” asked Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, at the beginning of Wednesday’s hearing.

    Zuckerberg said it would take “many months” to complete an audit of other apps that might also have improperly gathered or shared users’ data.

    “I do imagine that we will find some apps that were either doing something suspicious or misusing people’s data,” he said.

    INEVITABLE REGULATION?

    Zuckerberg was unable to answer Dingell, the Michigan congresswoman, when she asked how frequently Facebook used computer code embedded in websites to gather dossiers on virtually everyone online.

    In a series of questions on how people can remove data from Facebook, Zuckerberg said the company does “collect data on people who are not signed up for Facebook, for security purposes.” He had no response when asked how a non-Facebook member could remove information without signing up for the service.

    He also said he was not familiar with what various media reports call “shadow profiles,” collections of data assembled on Facebook users that they have no knowledge of or control over.

    Wearing a dark suit and tie and politely prefacing almost every remark with “Congressman” or “Congresswoman,” Zuckerberg appeared even more controlled than he did on Tuesday when he testified before senators. He refrained from cracking jokes and flashed few smiles.

    The performance had favorable results. Facebook shares closed up 0.78 percent on Wednesday after rising 4.5 percent Tuesday. Over the two days, the value of Zuckerberg’s stake in the company grew about $3 billion.

    (GRAPHIC: Facebook share-price status: It’s complicated – reut.rs/2qpcbcX)

    Reuters Graphic

    Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Greg Walden, told reporters he would talk with committee members about holding similar hearings with other technology chief executives. He did not name specific companies.

    “This is a wake-up call to Silicon Valley and the tech community that if you let these things get out of hand, having grown up in a very lightly regulated environment, you could end up with a lot more regulation than you seek,” he said after the hearing.

    Many Democrats disagreed, saying their Republican colleagues held no genuine interest in having a meaningful debate that could lead to a regulatory overhaul of how technology firms handle data.

    What remained as the dust settled on Wednesday was an inability to translate bipartisan concern into regulation due to the complexity of regulating technology issues and the powerful lobbying forces assembled against any effort to do so.

    “If you think it is hard to pass a bill that affects a lobbyist’s favorite client,” said Alvaro Bedoya, a former congressional aide who worked on privacy issues for former Senator Al Franken, “try passing a bill that affects all of them.”

    Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers and emerged largely unscathed and considerably richer Reuters: https://reut.rs/2Huv1Yk: Reporting by Dustin Volz and David Shepardson in Washington and David Ingram in San Francisco; editing by Bill Rigby, Susan Thomas and Richard Chang

    BEFORE THE HEARING: AND REASON WHY IT WILL NOT ACHIEVE ANYTHING

    Florida senator says Facebook CEO ‘forthright’ in meeting: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already apologised to users for not doing enough to protect their privacy. Now he plans to apologise to Congress, saying in prepared testimony that Facebook hasn’t done enough to prevent its tools from being used for harm:

    Zuckerberg will testify before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees on Tuesday and before the House panel on Wednesday. On Monday, he met privately with the leaders of the Senate committees, including Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce panel.

    Nelson said afterward that Zuckerberg was “forthright and honest to the degree he could” be in the private, one-on-one meeting. Nelson said he believes Zuckerberg is taking the congressional hearings seriously “because he knows there is going to be a hard look at regulation.”

    Democrats like Nelson have argued that federal laws might be necessary to ensure user privacy. Republicans so far have shown little appetite for such regulation, but that could change if there are future privacy scandals or Democrats gain control of Congress in this November’s elections.

    “I think he understands that regulation could be right around the corner,” Nelson said.

    After his meeting with Zuckerberg, Nelson released the following statement:

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, issued the following statement after his meeting today with Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg. The meeting comes just one day before Zuckerberg is scheduled to appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees on Tuesday:

    I just met one-on-one with Mr. Zuckerberg and in no uncertain terms reminded him that Facebook has a responsibility to its users to protect our personal data. Facebook failed us. Not only did they fail to safeguard the personal information of millions of users, they concealed it from us – and this is not the first time the company mishandled user information. Only now are they coming clean and informing those who have had their information compromised and telling us they are going to make things right.

    “Meantime, we still don’t know what Cambridge Analytica and other third parties have done with the data they collected. That’s why I’ve asked Chairman Thune to haul Cambridge Analytica in to answer these questions at a separate hearing. The chairman has given me his assurance he plans to do just that. The bottom line here is: if Facebook can’t fix its privacy problems, then how can Americans trust them to be caretakers of their sensitive information?”

    Zuckerberg was also scheduled to meet with Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., ahead of Tuesday’s hearing.

    Zuckerberg’s written statement was released ahead of two days of congressional hearings in which he will not only try to restore public trust in his company but also stave off federal regulation that some lawmakers have floated. His company is under fire in the worst privacy crisis in its history after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm affiliated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, gathered personal information from 87 million users to try to influence elections.

    In the testimony released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which he is expected to deliver Wednesday, Zuckerberg apologizes for fake news, hate speech, a lack of data privacy and foreign interference in the 2016 elections on his platform.

    “We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake,” he says in the remarks. “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”

    After resisting previous calls to testify, Zuckerberg agreed to come to Capitol Hill this month after reports surfaced — and the company confirmed — that Cambridge Analytica had gathered Facebook users’ data. In the remarks, Zuckerberg said his company has a responsibility to make sure what happened with Cambridge Analytica doesn’t happen again.

    Zuckerberg is also expected to be asked about Russia’s use of U.S. social media during the 2016 elections – a subject of several congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference.

    In the statement, Zuckerberg addresses Russian election interference and acknowledges, as he has in the past, that the company was too slow to respond and that it’s “working hard to get better.” The company has said that as many as 146 million people may have received information from a Russian agency that’s accused of orchestrating much of the cyber meddling in the election.

    “We will continue working with the government to understand the full extent of Russian interference, and we will do our part not only to ensure the integrity of free and fair elections around the world, but also to give everyone a voice and to be a force for good in democracy everywhere,” Zuckerberg continues.

    In the testimony, Zuckerberg acknowledges that the questioning will likely be critical.

    “We face a number of important issues around privacy, safety, and democracy, and you will rightfully have some hard questions for me to answer,” Zuckerberg says.

    The prepared remarks do not reveal new information about how data was shared or what Facebook will do. In addition to saying he is sorry — something he has done several times already — Zuckerberg outlines the steps the company has taken to restrict outsiders’ access to people’s personal information. He also says the company is investigating every app that had access to a large amount of information before the company moved to prevent such access in 2014 – something that came too late in the Cambridge Analytica case.

    Separately, Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post Monday that the company is establishing an independent election research commission that will look into the effects of social media on elections and democracy. He said the commission will work with foundations across the U.S. to set up a committee of academic experts who will come up with research topics and select independent researchers to study them.

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    #Brittius says keep a watch if Syria lights up, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Iran, all are involved: China remains an open problem however, North Korea, and Iran could be involved: That would mean that China jumps in, to the axis the rest of the world forces on two fronts, leaving the US southern border and Alaska open, as it was, during WW2 #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – Apr.11: This is a News & Views on todays #Syria situation developing minute by minute and we have added a ‘ Live Feed ‘ on here: AceTwitterNews.WordPress.Com/ publishing as it happens when it happens and what the world is saying #AceNewsDesk reports

    #Brittius says ……..Keep watch on that. If Syria lights up, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Iran, all are involved. China remains an open problem however, North Korea, and Iran could be involved. That would mean that China jumps in, to the axis: It splits the rest of the world forces on two fronts, leaving the US southern border and Alaska open, as it was, during WW2. China is too serious a threat. China has unlimited manpower to throw into any fight…………..The UN remains mute and impotent…………….The International Court, too, is a bunch of buffoons: China knows that and will look to exploit it to the maximum…………I believe President Trump is ill advised, and lacks the intelligence to adequately handle the matter should things go hot and become a shooting war ……Editor says more updates soon but don’t forget check out the ‘ #Syria Live Feed ‘

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    #TonyTran2015 says USA is now facing the age old tactics by China: Understanding the Strike-then-Consolate Tactic #AceNewsDesk reports

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    ​#TonyTran2015 says USA is now facing the age old tactics by China: Understanding the Strike-then-Consolate Tactic #AceNewsDesk reports

    #AceNewsReport – Apr.11: This is an excellent News and Views posts by my friend Tony and his reply today on ‘ South China Sea ‘ and Beijing’s growing influence under Xi Jin-ping …well worth a read and any comments …his site is chocked full of interesting posts please visit link at bottom of post #AceNewsDesk reports

    TonyTran2015 says China has completely broken the backbone of Vietnam, turning it from a Little Dragon into a Paralysed Snake, or a vegetative Lotus. Next is the Phillipines under Duterte. There are only two possible exits:
    a. Either total submission or
    b. Strikeback suddenly at any moment of advantage (Like the Soviet Union).
    It has never been good to feed a reptile to give it a chance to turn into a monster Dinaosaur.

    Understanding the Strike-then-Consolate Tactic.// Additional survival tricks

    by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

    #Foreign affair #Aggression #Strike then Consolate #Mutual Cooperations #Phillipines, #China, #South China Sea.

    The current (1990 to 2017) situation on the Scarborough Shoal (Dao Vanh Khan as claimed by Vietnam) in the Sea of West Phillipines is interesting, It offers an example of the Tactic of Strike-then-Consolate in diplomacy.

    Its resultant “mutual cooperations” is then revealed as only part of a long term plan for further aggression.

    1. Concept of Strike-then-Consolate.

    The aggressor nation finds an opportunity to attack the victim nation and makes territorial gains. Right after that, before international reaction can develop, thw aggressor offers to give back half the gains to make peace with the weaker victim. The weak victim may accept that offer if it cannot rely on internarional help or if its unpopular leader wants to make external peace to have time to strengthen his grip on domestic power (that is its leader sacrifies national interests to further his personal gains).

    2. Application of Strike-then-Consolate.

    2a. The aggressor nation looks for a neighbour with unpopular leader. Failing that it may promote corruptions, non-transparent dealings in that country to weaken popular support for the government of that nation.
    2b. When popular support of the intended victim nation has reached a low point, the aggressor creates economic, environmental, social chaos to brew anti-government protests, uprisals and revolts.
    2c. The defence of the victim nation is then dispirited weakened.
    2d. A quick military attack is carried out for territorial gains.
    2e. A peace delegate is immediately sent to the victim nation to offer peace with the return of half of the territorial gains together with some economic aids! “Mutual Cooperations” is a part of the package of economic “aids” by the aggressor to its victim.

    3. “Mutual Cooperations” is never a fair deal.

    “Mutual cooperations” from the aggressor always requires from the victim nation the following conditions:
    3a. Not to take the aggressor to any international authority.
    3b. The victim nation giving unaccountable benefits to its deal makers (that is giving high rewards to those who favors the deal).
    3c. The victim nation allowing personels of the aggressor to be in vital future positions.
    3d. The victim nation demoting fervent nationalists in its defence force.
    3e. The victim nation ceasing most of its defence industrial plans.
    3f. The victim nation reorganize its government and development plans to suit the aggressor.

    4. So what is Mutual Cooperations in reality?

    Mutual Cooperation is only a conditional surrender to the aggressor.
    Sun Tzu said that the best victory is a victory gained without using the army!

    Reference

    [1]. Sun Tzu, The Art of War. First published in Chinese before 200BC.

    https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/%e2%80%8bunderstanding-the-strike-then-consolate-tactic

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    (SOUTH CHINA SEA) China completes manoeuvres and within 20-minutes 2-F18 fighter jets took off and landed aboard the ‘ USS Theodore Roosevelt ‘ in show of strength as both sides eye the South China Sea as a vital trade route as China has approached Vanuatu about establishing a permanent military presence on the tiny Pacific island, Australia’s Fairfax Media reported on Tuesday, a plan that would likely stoke regional tensions #AceNewsDesk reportshttps://acenewsservices.wordpress.com/2018/04/11/south-china-sea-china-completes-manoeuvres-and-within-20-minutes-2-f18-fighter-jets-took-off-and-landed-ab-oard-the-uss-theodore-roosevelt-in-show-of-strength-as-both-sides-eye-t/

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