Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hanoi Denies U.S. Request To Stop Intrusive Russian Bombers From Refueling At Cam Ranh Bay

  http://www.east-asia-intel.com/eai/2015/03_25/8.asp Hanoi denies U.S. request to stop intrusive Russian bombers from refueling at Cam Ranh Bay East-Asia-Intel.com,  March 25, 2015  Russia has been using Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay military base as a refueling station for Tu-95 bombers that have buzzed the U.S. territory of Guam. Washington wanted Hanoi to stop Russia’s use of the […]

Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal: No Longer Willing To Ship Atomic Fuel Out Of The Country

SUBSCRIBE World Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal Foreign ministers from other world powers joined Secretary of State John Kerry in an effort to reach the outlines of a nuclear accord with Iran by a midnight Tuesday deadline. POOL PHOTO BY BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI ‎ By DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL R. GORDON MARCH 29, 2015 LAUSANNE, Switzerland — […]

Should We Keep A Low Profile In Space? Advertising Our Existence Might Provoke Aggression; But, Not To Explore — Is Not In Our DNA

Should We Keep A Low Profile In Space?  Advertising Our Existence Might Provoke Aggression; But, Not To Explore — Is Not In Our DNA www.fortunascorner.com      That’s the question posed by Seth Shostak, in and Op-Ed, in this morning’s (Sun., March 29, 2015) New York Times.  He begins by noting that “for more than […]

Two of Xi Jinping’s Associates Promoted To Key Public Security Ministry Posts

Two of Xi Jinping’s Associates Promoted To Key Public Security Ministry Posts Shake-up in key positions sees Fu Zhenghua move from fifth to third in command while Deng Weiping becomes anti-graft chief PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 March, 2015, 6:41am UPDATED : Sunday, 29 March, 2015, 6:41am Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Fu Zhenghua has been promoted from […]

U.S. Stock Market Will Be Closed ‘Good Friday,’; Friday Non-Farm Payroll Number On Net New Jobs Created in March To Be Released; Iran Nuclear Deal Preliminary Deadline Is Tuesday, March 31, 2015

U.S. Stock Market Will Be Closed ‘Good Friday,’; Friday Non-Farm Payroll Number On Net New Jobs Created in March To Be Released; Iran Nuclear Deal Preliminary Deadline Is Tuesday, March 31, 2015   www.fortunascorner.com     Good morning to all.  Last week, stocks fell by more than 2 percent; their largest weekly loss since late […]

Blaine Harden Dusts Away The Creation Myth Of North Korea’s Founding

Blaine Harden dusts away the creation myth of North Korea’s founding http://www.washingtonpost.com/ opinions/the-shady-origins-of- north-koreas-dynasty-of-kim- tyrants/2015/03/27/69230a1a- c1c5-11e4-ad5c-3b8ce89f1b89_ story.html By Paul French March 27, 2015 Paul French is the author of North Korea: State of Paranoia.” THE GREAT LEADER AND THE FIGHTER PILOT The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant […]

Arab Summit Agrees on Unified Military Force for Crises

Working out the mechanism and logistics of the unified force, an idea floated by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, could take months. Previous similar schemes have failed to produce tangible results in the divided Arab world. The dangers facing the region are stark and complex. Arab Summit Agrees on Unified Military Force for Crises http://www.nytimes.com/ […]

Long Lost Grave Of ‘Don Quixote’ Author Miguel de Cervantes Finally Found

Long Lost Grave Of ‘Don Quixote’ Author Miguel de Cervantes Finally Found   www.fortunascorner.com        Lost in all the news last week, of the tragic, deliberate crash of the Lufthansa airliner, the Iran nuclear deal, the implosion of Yemen, Hillary’s ‘lost’ emails and so on — another story that caught my eye….was that […]

Saudi Arabia/Yemen SitRep: Operation ‘Determination Storm’ Has Achieved Part I Of Projected Goals

  “Determination Storm” Operation Has Today Achieved Part I Of Its Projected Goals http://www.spa.gov.sa/English/details.php?id=1343367 Riyadh, Jumada II 8, 1436, March 28, 2015, SPA (Saudi Press Agency)  Brig. Gen. Ahmed bin Hasan Asiri, consultant at the minister of defense’s office, said today that the ‘determination storm’ operation is continuing for the third day in a row, […]

Saudi Arabia Refuses To Rule Out Building Nuclear Weapons — ‘It’s A Matter Of Survival, And A Loss of Trust In The United States

Saudi Arabia Refuses To Rule Out Building Nuclear Weapons — ‘It’s A Matter Of Survival, And A Loss of Trust In The United States www.fortunascorner.com    Jon Stone, writing in the March 27, 2015 edition of London’s, The Independent, writes that “Saudi Arabia will not rule out building, or acquiring a nuclear weapon/s,” the country’s […]