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Snowden Confirms Chinese Hackers Stole F-35 Plans, Used to Build Superior Fighter J-31

mainconservativeread12 Reid Schram, Epoch Times  “This is billions of dollars of combat advantage for China. They’ve just saved themselves 25 years of research and development. It’s nuts” Edwards Snowden has leaked more information to the German newspaper, Der Spiegel. The leaked slides show that the Department of Defense knows that Chinese hackers, possibly working for the […] Read More →

Pentagon says classified data on U.S. F-35 jet fighter program remains secure

 The Pentagon on Tuesday said classified data about the $399 billion F-35 fighter jet program remains secure, despite fresh documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last week which said China stole “many terabytes” of data about the jet. The U.S. Defense Department’s F-35 program office said the latest documents released by the German magazine […] Read More →

IMF Lowers Global Growth Forecast by Most in Three Years

imf The IMF made the steepest cut to its global-growth outlook in three years, with diminished expectations almost everywhere except the U.S. more than offsetting the boost to expansion from lower oil prices. The world economy will grow 3.5 percent in 2015, down from the 3.8 percent pace projected in October, the International Monetary Fund said […] Read More →

North Koreans Walk Across Frozen River to Kill Chinese for Food

 A spate of murders by North Koreans inside China’s border is prompting some residents to abandon their homes, testing China’s ability to manage both the 880-mile (1,400-kilometer) shared frontier and its relationship with the reclusive nation. The violence reflects a growing desperation among soldiers, including border guards, since Kim Jong Un took over as supreme […] Read More →

2015 Will Be All About Iran, China and Russia

Pepe Escobar | Sputnik,  U.S. will be progressively squeezed out of Eurasia. Fasten your seatbelts; 2015 will be a whirlwind pitting China, Russia and Iran against what I have described as the Empire of Chaos.  So yes – it will be all about further moves towards the integration of Eurasia as the US is progressively […] Read More →

U.S. Retakes the Helm of the Global Economy

 The U.S. is back in the driver’s seat of the global economy after 15 years of watching China and emerging markets take the lead. The world’s biggest economy will expand by 3.2 percent or more this year, its best performance since at least 2005, as an improving job market leads to stepped-up consumer spending, according […] Read More →

Oil declines after bearish report from U.S. government

 Oil prices fell on Wednesday as concerns about demand for fuel kept worries about a global supply glut intact. Both Brent and U.S. crude significantly pared losses just before government data showed U.S. crude oil inventories fell 1.8 million barrels last week, a bigger drop than analyst expectations for a 100,000-barrel dip in stocks. After […] Read More →

Was the Sony hack an inside job?

Noah Rothman,  In the days that followed a massive cyber-attack on Sony Studios resulting in the embarrassing release of confidential information which led the studio to capitulate to the hackers’ demands, an unnamed American intelligence official told Reuters that they believed that China had a role in the attack. That revelation soon fell out of […] Read More →