The victory of François Fillon in France’s center-right presidential primary is the latest sign that a tectonic shift is coming to the European order: toward accommodating, rather than countering, a resurgent Russia.
Since the end of World War II, European leaders have maintained their ever-growing alliance as a bulwark against Russian power. Through decades of ups and downs in Russian-European relations, in periods of estrangement or reconciliation, their balance of power has kept the continent stable.
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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – French Election Hints at a European Shift Toward Russia
A song that describes “atrocities” in Indian-administered Kashmir has been released in Pakistan, causing controversy. BBC Monitoring’s Tulika Bhatnagar traces its origins and impact.
The Kashmir Anthem Song is dedicated to separatist militant Burhan Wani, whose death in July sparked the worst violence the region has seen for years.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Kashmir 'freedom anthem' released to controversy
Some upper-income Texans are headed down below, not Australia, but below the surface.
An investor group is planning for a doomsday scenario by building a $300 million luxury community replete with underground homes. There will also be air-lock blast doors designed for people worried about a dirty bomb or other disaster and off-grid energy and water production.
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Time For Truth: (CBS News) – Texas Community Goes Underground For Doomsday Prep
A husband and wife death squad claim their vigilante gang have killed upwards of 800 people in the Philippines’ brutal war on drugs .
Assassins Ace and Sheila, who are part of a prolific hit team, have defended their roles in the bloodbath and say they turned to a life of murder so their children wouldn’t starve.
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Time For Truth: (Mirror) – Husband and wife death squad execute 800 people in brutal Philippines war on drug dealers
Earlier this morning we wrote about the obvious sampling bias in the latest ABC / Washington Post poll that showed a 12-point national advantage for Hillary. Like many of the recent polls from Reuters, ABC and The Washington Post, this latest poll included a 9-point sampling bias toward registered democrats.
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Time For Truth: (Zero Hedge) – New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through "Oversamples"