France’s Macron warns of populism “leprosy,” Italy hits back

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday populism was spreading across Europe like a disease that Europeans should fight more vigorously instead of criticizing the actions of pro-European governments like his. Italy’s anti-establishment leaders, clearly assuming Macron was referring to them, hit back by dismissing the 40-year-old French president as a “chatterbox” and accusing him of hypocrisy in his stance over immigration. Source Reuters 

US intelligence report: China will have the world’s most powerful naval gun ready for war by 2025

  • The warship-mounted electromagnetic railgun is expected to enter China’s arsenal by 2025, according to sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.
  • Railguns have long appeared on Russian, Iranian and U.S. military wish lists as cost-effective weapons that give navies the might of a cannon with the range of a precision-guided missile.
  • China’s railgun is capable of striking a target 124 miles away in under 90 seconds, according to the report. Source CNBC

East Libya forces in full control at Ras Lanuf oil port: spokesman

East Libyan forces took full control of Ras Lanuf oil terminal and the surrounding area on Thursday as they rapidly advanced against rivals who seized the port a week ago, a spokesman said. “Our armed forces fully control the Ras Lanuf district and the enemy suffered large losses in lives and equipment,” Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said. Source Reuters

High suicide rate under the French police as the state is under permanent attack

As the numbers of suicide cases among the French policemen have hit record levels (last year 66 officers committed suicide),the mass media and politicians were quick to provide various explanations which include work-related stress, too large a workload, too small a number of psychologists during police training and in police stations, family problems, too small an amount of time that can be devoted to private life and the like

We have registered nearly a hundred incidents where the police came under attack. (See interactive map).

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550 migrants arrived in the Italian port Pozzallo

Eighteen of the Coast Guard ship arrived in Pozzallo with its “cargo” of over 500 migrants rescued within a week. On board there are the 42 survivors rescued by Trenton, of the US Navy, from the shipwreck off Libya, which occurred seven days ago, in which 12 are missing. A rescue that has had a trail of controversy with the NGO of SeaWatch. The other migrants were taken charge of last Friday as part of rescue operations carried out by merchant ships in the Mediterranean Sea, including a corpse. Source La Sillia