Out of this world: Cassini snaps rare photos of Saturn’s ‘hexagon’ storm (PHOTOS)


‘The lifespan of NASA’s Cassini is coming to an end, but in one of its final acts the space probe has captured images of an incredible vortex that experts believe has been raging on Saturn for centuries.’






Police flood Hamburg as city prepares for massive anti-G20 protests


‘Police expect an outbreak of violence as dozens of rallies, including one named “Welcome to Hell,” have been announced in Hamburg ahead of the G20 summit there. Left-wing radicals are vowing to “protest in all kinds of ways.”

“We are a country where people have a right to demonstrate,” said the German government spokesman, Steffen Seibert. “Every citizen has a right to protest. And that counts for the G20 too,” he added



High risk of another nuclear waste tunnel collapse in Washington – govt


‘The US Department of Energy says there is a high risk that a tunnel filled with radioactive waste might collapse at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the state of Washington. This after another tunnel partially caved in at the same facility last month.’  The facility was built in the 1950s and for decades produced plutonium for the US nuclear weapons arsenal. In 1988, production stopped and the site became a burying ground for radioactive waste.’


Putin is a phenomenon, Trump is a cartoon character – Maradona


‘Russian President Vladimir Putin is a phenomenon who can bring peace to many across the globe, football legend Diego Maradona told journalists in Moscow, adding that he views US leader Donald Trump as a cartoon character, who can’t be treated seriously.  The legendary Argentinean said he didn’t see US President Donald Trump among the elite, saying, “For me, he’s more of a comic.”


Naomi Klein: The Worst Is Yet to Come with Trump, So We Must Be Ready for Shock Politics


‘Watch our conversation with best-selling author and Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein about her book, “No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need.”

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Colbert: ‘The President is truly uniting the world! In a way that he probably didn’t intend to.’



The New York Times Retracts a ‘Russiagate’ Canard

White House Press Rally

by Robert Parry

‘The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canards – that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies concurred on the assessment of Russian hacking of Democratic emails – is false.’



‘Forcing us to give up Russian gas to sell own is unacceptable’ – German FM blasts US sanctions bill



‘A US bill threatening to sanction European companies taking part in construction of a Russian pipeline is seen as unacceptable in Berlin, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, especially if it actually aims to push America’s own gas exports.

“We deem it absolutely unacceptable when a bill demands that Europeans give up on Russian gas so that they could sell American instead, at a much higher price,” Gabriel said in Krasnodar, Russia, as cited by Handelsblatt daily.’