China might be building first indigenous aircraft carrier

China might be building first indigenous aircraft carrier

By Daniel Wiser / Washington Free Beacon China might be building its first aircraft carrier on its own soil, according to satellite images released by IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly. The images show “an unidentified hull in an advanced state of construction at Dalian shipyard” in northern China, JDW said in a press release. The nature […]

Governments turn to the UN to avoid paying their debts

Governments turn to the UN to avoid paying their debts

By Nicolás Cachanosky / Mises Daily The Mises Institute recently spoke with Nicolás Cachanosky, an Argentina-born economist, now at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, who is familiar with sovereign debt issues. We asked him about a recent UN resolution that seeks to make it easier for governments to default on their debts. Mises Institute: […]

Refugees shop for best handouts and climate

Refugees shop for best handouts and climate

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Beggars can be choosy. And they are. For example, many refugees whine ‘Finland’s No Good’, because of the cold.   Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have traveled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don’t want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe’s northern frontier because […]

Migration crisis: “Islam will conquer Europe without firing a shot”

Migration crisis: “Islam will conquer Europe without firing a shot”

Despite the chaos and mass murders in the Middle East and the wave of migrants into Europe, the EU’s foreign policy representative, Federica Mogherini (left), recently announced that the EU will mark products made in Israeli settlements. Pictured at right, Palestinian anti-Israel activists dump out Israeli-made dairy products that they confiscated from local merchants in […]

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels surrender American arms to Al Qaeda

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels surrender American arms to Al Qaeda

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon U.S. defense officials have confirmed that military equipment issued by the United States to Syrian rebel fighters has been funneled to an al Qaeda offshoot, raising new questions about the ways in which the Obama administration is safeguarding U.S. arms in the war-torn Middle Eastern country. A commander […]

Vladimir Putin’s plans for Russian military in Syria has U.N., Obama on edge

Vladimir Putin’s plans for Russian military in Syria has U.N., Obama on edge

Vladimir Putin’s speech Monday is shaping up to be biggest of this year’s U.N. General Assembly, as Obama administration officials brace for the Russian leader to lambaste their failed Syria policy and call on the world to get behind his plan for saving the war-torn Middle East from the clutches of the Islamic State. While […]

John Kerry hails Colombia’s peace deal with FARC rebel group

John Kerry hails Colombia’s peace deal with FARC rebel group

The mood will be one of optimism when Secretary of State John F. Kerry meets on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week with Colombia’s president, who just announced a major breakthrough toward a deal to end the nation’s decades-old war with the leftist FARC rebel group. Mr. Kerry offered guarded praise for […]

Iran on Israel: ‘We are going to destroy them’

Iran on Israel: ‘We are going to destroy them’

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon The commander of Iran’s army said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic would destroy Israel at all costs despite the recent nuclear deal aimed at reining in the country’s rogue behavior, according to comments by these officials. Ataollah Salehi, commander of Iran’s army, said that no matter how […]

Time to dismantle the UN Human Rights Council

Time to dismantle the UN Human Rights Council

By Jagdish N. Singh / Gatestone Institute What makes the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) ignore such rights violations? The answer is simple: most of the member states of the Council are themselves the worst violators of rights of their own citizens, and they are trying to save each other through a conspiracy of corruption. […]

Europe’s great migration crisis

Europe’s great migration crisis

In April of this year, 140 illegal migrants landed on the Greek island of Gavdos (population 152). By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute More than 715,000 people have applied for asylum in the EU during the past twelve months. In 2014, Hungary received more refugees per capita than any other EU country apart from Sweden. […]