US Sanctions China for Buying Russian Fighter Jets and Missile Systems

(MEMO) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election Reuters reports. The US State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), the branch…

(MEE) — It stretches for almost three thousand kilometres under the Saharan sun, patrolled by military personnel and surrounded by landmines. The Moroccan Western Sahara Wall is one of the longest separation barriers in the world, by some measurements second only in length to the Great Wall of China and certainly the longest in north Africa. But its existence…

(ZHE) — Apparently Facebook thinks it’s the US military, or a NATO command center, or perhaps its millennial employees want to relive the 1980’s cult classic “WarGames” movie. Facebook announced Wednesday that it plans to set up a “war room” at its Silicon Valley campus to prevent potential foreign election meddling during the midterms. “We are setting up a war…

(CD) — After senior State Department official and head of the Trump administration’s so-called “Iran Action Group” Brian Hook delivered a hawkish speech on Wednesday trashing the Iran nuclear accord and praising the White House’s deeply harmful sanctions, CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted the event and condemned Hook for “making the case for war with Iran.” “That…

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