Increased fears about global stability and the rise of new military powers is driving a return to steady growth in worldwide defence spending.
A new analysis of arms spending from Jane’s Defence Budgets report found that outlays on weapons, equipment rose 1pc in 2016, to a global total of $1.57 trillion.
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Time For Truth: (The Telegraph) – $1,570,000,000,000: how much the world spent on arms this year
Illegal immigrants are preparing to ask President Obama to pardon some 750,000 Dreamers, saying such a move is their last, best hope to stave off what they fear will be a wave of deportations once Donald Trump takes the Oval Office.
Community leaders have planned a rally in New York on Wednesday to make the request.
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Time For Truth: (The Washington Times) – Illegals demand Obama issue mass pardons amid Trump deportation fears
Output by OPEC oil producers has reached record levels, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, raising fears a global oil glut will continue to weigh on markets unless the cartel agrees on a cut.
Production by the 14 members of OPEC rose to a record 33.83 million barrels a day in October, the IEA said, just weeks ahead of talks aimed at hammering out a deal to curb production.
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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – OPEC pumping oil at record levels ahead of crunch meeting: IEA
The wall’s construction is being seen as a compromise between angry residents and the local government after seven locals previously filed a complaint against the shelter, Welt reported.
Those against the shelter have argued that the site will cause the value of their homes to plummet, and have raised fears about noise coming from the site. The nearest houses to the shelter are located 25 meters (82ft) away, and are separated from the construction by trees and a road, according to Ruptly.
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Time For Truth: (Russia Today) – ‘Absolute madness’: German town to separate refugees, residents with barrier taller than Berlin Wall
In case of an election night Doomsday, preppers are running up sales of emergency survival food.
While sales for “long term food” typically see an increase around natural disasters and elections, “this is more intense than what we saw in 2012,” said Keith Bansemer, VP of marketing for My Patriot Supply, a manufacturer and seller of survival food. During the previous election his company saw sales double. This time it’s triple.
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Time For Truth: (NBC News) – Election Chaos Fears Have Preppers Stockpiling Survival Food