World view – Saturday

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


  1. Gezza

     /  October 6, 2018

    Donald Trump boards Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe

    Donald Trump boarding Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe has sent the internet into a frenzy. Photo / Supplied

    We all knew this day would come. The only question was when. Donald Trump got some toilet paper stuck to his shoe.

    The leader of the free world and commander-in-chief of its most powerful military unwittingly brought the intruder aboard Air Force One today as he prepared to fly out of Minneapolis. Unfortunately for him, but very fortunately for everyone else, it was caught on camera.
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    When this is a World headline item in a major daily NZ online newspaper you know they’ve finally hit journalistic rock bottom. 😕

  2. Gezza

     /  October 6, 2018

    New Delhi signs $5bn deal to buy one of the most advanced missile defence systems amid looming threat of US sanctions.

    New Delhi, India – India-Russia ties have received a boost with a $5bn deal that will see New Delhi buy an S-400 air defence system from Moscow despite looming threat of US sanctions. The US has made a law applicable to third countries so it must find the way out. Otherwise, it risks damaging its relationship with India.

    The law, known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), threatens to impinge on India’s massive defence trade with Russia.

    The deal to buy the long-range surface-to-air missile systems was signed between Russian and Indian officials during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi for an annual summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The sides welcomed the conclusion of the contract for the supply of the S-400 Long Range Surface to Air Missile System to India,” a joint statement said on Friday.

    Manoj Joshi, a foreign policy expert, said the deal was “extremely significant” because of its capability of reaching targets “300km away”. “It means India can take out an aircraft deep inside Pakistan or parts of Tibet. The prime targets are airborne early warning systems and electronic support aircraft which would have a multiplier effect on the capabilities the other side can field,’ said Joshi from the Observer Research Foundation think-tank based in New Delhi. “It is also politically important in that it signals that India will not abandon Russia as a supplier because of US pressure.”
    – Al Jazeera

  3. Gezza

     /  October 6, 2018

    Why we know so much about Russia’s GRU operations
    Russia’s military intelligence has failed spectacularly to cover up its tracks at home and abroad.

    On March 16, 2015, I received an email saying that there has been an attempt to break into my Gmail account and that I needed to change my password immediately. The blue “change password” button looked indeed quite tempting on the screen of my phone, but before pressing it, I noticed that the address from which the email was sent was a bit strange.

    The mobile version of Gmail would normally cut off part of this address and most users would not notice its weird tail. But I did.

    In the coming months, I kept receiving such emails which I ended up sending to four cybersecurity organisations. Investigating the emails, they all reached the same conclusion: that the hacker group APT28, also known as Fancy Bear and Pawn Storm, was behind these phishing attempts.

    And I was not the only one targeted by APT28. Dozens of other Russian journalists, activists and NGO workers received such emails, and so did state institutions of many Western countries.

    • NOEL

       /  October 6, 2018

      Better take a closer look at those Pukekoes. Thought I saw antenna in one of your videos.

  4. sorethumb

     /  October 6, 2018

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