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Sweden will this week announce the end of its investigation into the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, German media reported on Tuesday.  

The update comes after Swedish prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist told the Expressen national newspaper on Monday that he will disclose a major development in the case within days.

Built to deliver Russian natural gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea, the Nord Stream pipelines were damaged by a series of powerful explosions in September 2022. Germany, Sweden, and Denmark each launched their own national probes into the incident after failing to agree on a joint effort. 

Several leading German news outlets, including Suddeutsche Zeitung, NDR, WDR and Zeit, have predicted that Sweden will close its investigation after failing to identify any suspects. The move will benefit German investigators, according to the news outlets, as Sweden will be able to share evidence with them once its own case is closed. 

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Exercises of missile troops and artillery units of the Baltic Fleet's army corps have begun at firing ranges in the Kaliningrad Region, the fleet’s press service has told TASS. More than a thousand servicemen, combat and special equipment are involved in the planned combat training, which will last more than a month.

"In the course of combat training events, in which over a thousand servicemen are involved, artillery and missile personnel will perform several hundred different firing tasks using Grad and Uragan multiple rocket launchers, Giatsint large-caliber guns, Msta-S, Akatsiya and Gvozdika self-propelled artillery units, Podnos mortars and other artillery weapons," the press service said.

In addition to live firing, combat crews will practice marches and deployment at firing positions, engineering work and camouflage, and perform various training and combat tasks on the ground, including special ones.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with US journalist Tucker Carlson on Tuesday for an interview, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a daily media briefing on Wednesday. The American had announced the imminent release of the footage hours earlier.

The Russian official declined to say when exactly the public will be able to see the interview and would not comment on its contents. He noted that being an American, Carlson was neither pro-Russian nor pro-Ukrainian in terms of his attitude to the Ukraine conflict, which is expected to be the focus of the interview.

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With considerably lower efficacy rates, mRNA COVID-19 vaccines cause more deaths than save lives, according to a new study whose researchers called for a “global moratorium” on the shots and “immediate removal” from childhood immunization schedule.

Syringes and vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered at a drive-up vaccination site in Reno, Nev., on Dec. 17, 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)

The peer-reviewed study, published in the Cureus journal on Jan. 24, analyzed reports from the initial phase 3 trials of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. These trials led to the shots being approved under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the United States. The study also looked into several other research and reviews of the trials. It found that the vaccines had “dramatically lower” efficacy rates than the vaccine companies claimed.

Moreover, based on “conservative assumptions, the estimated harms of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines greatly outweigh the rewards: for every life saved, there were nearly 14 times more deaths caused by the modified mRNA injections.”

“Given the well-documented SAEs (serious adverse events) and unacceptable harm-to-reward ratio, we urge governments to endorse and enforce a global moratorium on these modified mRNA products until all relevant questions pertaining to causality, residual DNA, and aberrant protein production are answered.”

The authors also recommended an “immediate removal” of the COVID-19 vaccines from the childhood immunization schedule. They pointed out that children were at very low risk from the infection.

It is unethical and unconscionable to administer an experimental vaccine to a child who has a near-zero risk of dying from COVID-19 but a well-established 2.2 percent risk of permanent heart damage based on the best prospective data available.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has warned the US and the UK, which are conducting military operations against a range of Middle Eastern countries, not to "test the wrath of the region."

"We strongly condemn the US and British military attacks on Yemen and the US aggression on Iraq and Syria. In my meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron, I clearly said, ‘Continuation of war is not the solution.’ [You] do not [want to] test the wrath of the region," the foreign minister wrote on his X page. He also noted that Iranian officials "consider the security of Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Palestine (Gaza and the West Bank) to be the security of the region."

On February 4, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanani Chafi said that the US and UK, by continuing to attack positions of Yemen's Houthi rebel Ansar Allah movement, are threatening security around the world. Kanani Chafi called the US strikes on Iraq and Syria a "strategic mistake."

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Russian precision missile strikes continue destroying Ukrainian strategic reserves in the rear regions. On the night of February 6, new wave of strikes targeted the border Kharkiv region, where the Ukrainian military accumulates manpower and military equipment for further transfer to plug holes in defense on the frontlines.

Last night, one of Russian strikes destroyed another hotel in the village of Zolochiv in the Kharkiv region. The three-storey building was used for accommodation of militants of the Kraken neo-nazi battalion, officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and foreign mercenaries.

In total, about 50 Ukrainian militants reportedly stayed in the hotel. The Ukrainian military is unlikely to acknowledge the real losses it suffered as a result of the strike.

The hotel was struck by two Russian missiles. The building was completely destroyed as a result of the attack.

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The end of 2023 and the first month of 2024 were marked by Russian offensive in all directions on the Ukrainian frontlines, accompanied by precision strikes on military personnel in the Ukrainian rear regions. As a result, the number of deaths of ‘foreign specialists’ on the Ukrainian territories increased dramatically.

Over the past days, Ukrainian and other foreign sources confirmed deaths of a lot of foreign mercenaries from different countries on the Ukrainian frontlines, not to mention losses in Russian strikes in the rear areas. The deaths of foreign servicemen are often accompanied by different media campaigns aimed to hide the truth.

For example, the death of the German female mercenary Diana Savita Wagner was first reported on January 31. The woman fought in the ranks of the Ukrainian international militant group “Carpathian Sich”. However, Ukrainian sources confirmed her death only a week later:

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Our net zero lesson of the day is from the U.K. but it applies universally. It’s increasingly difficult for Biden and the EU to hide the true costs of net zero mandates.

Britain Boiler Tax Scandal

In the latest green fiasco, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak created a quota system that would require manufacturers to sell more heat pumps to households.

Instead of meekly complying with the regulation as happens with Biden administration EPA announcements, manufacturers let consumers know they would have to pay up whether they installed the heat pumps or not.

Manufacturers correctly dubbed the scheme a “boiler tax” and consumer outrage killed the regulation.

Britain Dumps Another Net-Zero Gimmick

The Wall Street Journal reports Britain Dumps Another Net-Zero Gimmick

Most English households use natural gas to fuel the cabinet-sized boilers that provide central heating and hot water, and forcing them to adopt electric heat pumps (ultimately powered by renewable energy) is part of the government’s net-zero agenda.

An earlier proposal to ban gas-boiler sales after 2035 proved politically toxic as households balked at the cost of replacing their reliable natural-gas boilers with more expensive, untested heat pumps. So politicians resorted to subterfuge, imposing a sales quota on manufacturers. Starting in April, heat pumps would have to replace 4% of annual boiler sales or companies would pay a £3,000 fine for each “excess” natural-gas boiler they sold.

Worcester Bosch, Britain’s leading manufacturer, warned last year that the proposed quota would add up to £300 ($376) to the cost of natural-gas boilers, which retail for £1,000 and up.

A novelty is that industry fought back against the mandate. Manufacturers were transparent about passing the cost of the heat-pump fines to consumers, calling it a “boiler tax.” Mr. Sunak’s government tried to blame the companies for anticompetitive behavior. But when voters realized they’d be stuck paying for heat pumps even if they didn’t buy them, it was game over for the rule.

Claire's Observations:  What in the world is Parliament thinking, with this kind of nonsense being allowed to pass as "eco-friendly legislation"?!?

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Numerous reports from the front previously confirmed the inhumane treatment of the bodies of dead servicemen in the ranks of the Ukrainian army. Today, these reports were confirmed by graphic footage showing decomposing bodies long ago dumped into cesspools.

Such treatment of the bodies will keep the true losses of the Ukrainian military a secret for many years.

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Saudi Arabia has told the U.S. its position stands that there will be no diplomatic relations with Israel unless an independent Palestinian state is recognised on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem, and Israeli "aggression" on the Gaza Strip stops, the Saudi foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, White House National Security spokesperson John Kirby said that the Biden administration has received positive feedback that Saudi Arabia and Israel are willing to continue to have normalization discussions.

The kingdom issued the statement to affirm its steadfast position to Washington on the Palestinian issue in the light of the comments attributed to Kirby, the ministry said.

The idea of Israel and Saudi Arabia formally cementing ties has been under discussion since the Saudis gave their quiet assent to Gulf neighbours United Arab Emirates and Bahrain establishing ties with Israel in 2020.

Saudi Arabia put U.S.-backed plans to normalise ties with Israel on ice, sources familiar with Riyadh's thinking told Reuters in Oct, 2023, as the war between Palestinian militant group Hamas and Israeli forces escalated.

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Aggressive Layoffs Coming By March, Economy On Last Legs | Danielle DiMartino Booth with The David Lin Report
Companies could be expected to ramp up layoffs come March, according to research by Danielle DiMartino Booth, CEO of QI Research.

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Trillions of gallons of rain have already fallen on the state of California, and more rain continues to fall as I write this article.  Billions of dollars in damage has already been done, but of even greater concern is what all of this water could mean for southern California’s fault lines.  As you will see below, geophysicists have discovered that the additional weight that flooding puts on fault lines can help trigger earthquakes.  Of course we have been warned for many years that “the Big One” is way overdue in southern California, and when it finally happens it will be a disaster unlike anything we have ever seen before.

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While in Washington DC, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with executives of US defense companies and outlined his plan to create an industrial defense hub in Ukraine. Will the plan fly?

Volodymyr Zelensky met top executives of BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, AeroVironment, and other companies of the US military-industrial complex at Ukraine House on his on-going visit to the US.

He told them that Ukraine is ready to jointly produce ammunition and weapons on its soil but needed their support. "We are ready to act quickly, and we have already started to do so, since we have no other way to change the system as we are at war," the Ukrainian president said, offering US companies a stake in Ukrainian defense firms.

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The European Union is working together with Ukraine to draw up a European defense industry strategy, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday.

"As we look to the future, we must think of Ukraine's defense capabilities as part of our own defense capabilities. We must think of Ukraine's defense industry as part of our own defense industry. This is why we have involved Ukraine in the preparations for our own Defense Industrial Strategy," she told the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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Poland will host the NATO-led Dragon-24 drills on February 25, involving some 20,000 troops and 3,500 units of equipment, the Polish General Staff announced on Tuesday.

"The Dragon-24 exercise will begin on February 25. Around 20,000 soldiers from Poland and allied states, 3,500 units of equipment [will participate]," the general staff said on X (former Twitter).

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Kiev authorities coordinate strike targets via HIMARS systems with the US: it is obvious who is complicit in the strike on Lisichansk, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said at a UN Security Council meeting.

"If someone accepts the claim that Western countries have nothing to do with it, as Kiev chooses targets for strikes on its own, he should be reminded of the confession from Skibitsky, a representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine. In August 2022, he let slip that in order to use the HIMARS systems, Kiev needs to agree on a target with Washington beforehand," Nebenzya said.

"Thus, it is obvious who is complicit in the crime committed in Lisichansk, and not only it, but dozens, if not hundreds of others involving Western weapons," he stressed. The diplomat highlighted that the Ukrainian troops have become so furious that they carry out terrorist attacks almost every week.

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Poland has issued a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) involving the ENTIRE eastern 1/4 of the country of Poland from Gdansk in the north to the southern tip of the country, including the border with Belarus and Ukraine.

Specifically, the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) in Coordination with the Polish Air Force has Introduced a Notice-to-Air-Missions (NOTAM) from February 5th to May 5th for the entire East of the Country on the Border with Ukraine due to the reported possibility of Unplanned Military Actions related to ensuring National Security.

The NOTAM requires any Civilian Aircraft which is Operating inside of the Zone to remain in Radio Contact with Flight Authorities and to Activate their Transponder as to prevent their Disruption of Increased Activity by Military Aircraft.

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Reports that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is transporting goods to Israel via Jordan, on a new land route bypassing the risk of attacks on shipping in the Red Sea, off Yemen, has stoked anger on the Jordanian street.

Hundreds of Jordanians have held protests demanding an end to what they called "the Zionist land bridge" aimed at circumventing the impact of the attacks on ships heading to Israeli ports by the Iran-aligned Ansar Allah, better known as the Houthi movement.

In mid-December, Israeli media reported the arrival of the first batch of commercial shipments of fresh produce to Israel from the UAE through a new alternative route that passes through Saudi Arabia and Jordan and takes two days.

The Jordanian government has since repeatedly attempted to dispel the reports as misinformation, however a recent report by Israeli Channel 13 caused widespread anger in Jordan.

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A string of opinion articles that equated the Middle East to a “jungle” and labelled Dearborn, Michigan, as the “Jihad capital” of America in reference to its Arab and Muslim community has sparked a social media outcry about racism and media bias in the US.

In an article titled, “Seeing the Middle East Through the Animal Kingdom,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman described the US’s armed foes Hezbollah, the Houthis and Kataib Hezbollah in insect terms, adding that Washington could not defeat them without “setting fire to the whole jungle”, an apparent reference to the wider Middle East.

"Sometimes I contemplate the Middle East by watching CNN. Other times, I prefer Animal Planet,” he added.

His remarks prompted an outpouring of anger on social media.

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Footage shows soldiers in vests labeled ‘enemy force,’ simulating settlers abducting Palestinian after terror attack; Ben-Gvir calls drill 'blood libel'; settler leaders call for dismissal 'whoever wrote such a drill at this time'

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Patrick Steele, third-generation firefighter in Las Vegas NV, blows the whistle on firefighter fraud and the software, Kronos tele-staff, used to manipulate the accuracy & outcomes of rescue calls. This fraud is costing taxpayers trillion of dollars. Our tax dollars can't afford to continue funding this level of fraud. Eventually, the bottom of every ponzi scheme falls out.

Please listen and share with everyone you know. Get the word out! We all need to do our part in turning around our economy & saving our recovering our illegally stolen tax dollars so they can be put to better use. With the government shutdown, it is now possible to draw needed attention to telestaff software racketeering taking place all across America.

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The farmer uprisings across the continent have forced the globalist European Union leadership in Brussels to back down from key elements to its green agenda to achieve “net zero” emissions — for now.

Following major wins last year in The Netherlands, tractor protests from farmers secured another significant victory against the globalist agenda on Tuesday, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen scrapping plans to require the agriculture sector to cut methane and nitrogen emissions by a third by 2040.

Brussels is also set to backtrack on plans to cut the use of pesticides in half during the same time frame, which farmers have argued puts them at a disadvantage to foreign agriculture imported into the bloc under free trade deals at cheaper costs due to their countries having less stringent environmental regulations as the EU.

Plans to encourage Europeans to eat less meat, a central theme of the Great Reset movement favoured by elites, have also been abandoned.

Commenting on the move, EU chief von der Leyen said per The Telegraph: “Our farmers deserve to be listened to.”

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The taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has been forced to scrap a drag queen story time session for children as young as three after opponents forced a backdown.

The four-hour event set for a Sydney, NSW, suburb was designed to be a lead in to the city’s annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras week of events.

Drag performers were scheduled to read books to children which sparked outrage from locals, Christian groups, and lawmakers who questioned whether the session was appropriate for very young children.

Others claimed the event in the state capital was a form of “gender indoctrination” based on LGBTQIA+ principles.

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