World watch – Thursday

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For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


  1. Joe Bloggs

     /  22nd February 2018

    New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court against Manafort and Gates overnight.

    The single page doesn’t shed light on the nature of the new charges, but likely that the charges relate to Manafort’s criminal conduct in the bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracies revealed by Mueller last Friday.

  2. Gezza

     /  22nd February 2018

    Aljazeera tv news @ our midnight had a brief item on the (CP)TPP & showed three video clips during a voiceover segment. For some reason, all the video footage was of Bill English (with 2 segments also showing Shinto Abe). 😳

    • Gezza

       /  22nd February 2018

      They also featured a short item on Trump at a podium saying that he was looking at banning bump stocks (used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to turn his AR15s into fully automatic weapons.

      (Think he might’ve actually called them “bumper stocks”.)

      Conveniently ignoring that the Parkvale School mass shooter used his AR15 just as an off-the-shelf semi-automatic, high capacity assault rifle.

      He was reported to be meeting surviving students from Parkvale at the White House today for a “listening session”.

    • Gezza

       /  22nd February 2018

      Yesterday in New Zealand the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) was released.

      Ah. from PG’s post today. That’s why Bill English was the video focus for Aljaz tv. Funny that they showed Bill, not Jacinda.