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#Vietnamese frigate departs for #Russia to participate in a fleet review on the occasion of the 323rd Day of the #Russian Navy in Vladivostok city, Russia en.qdnd.vn/military/intl-…
As scheduled, the Vietnamese mission will pay courtesy calls on the Pacific Fleet Command of the Russian Navy and the authorities of Vladivostok city. They will also join culinary and cultural festivals and sports exchange in the host city.
The visit will give Vietnamese officers & sailors of Frigate 016-Quang Trung an opportunity to practice long voyages, improve commanding capabilities, combat readiness abilities, master weapons & equipment during long voyages at sea & gain experiences in international events.
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Journalist and peace campaigner #JohnPilger says there was “not a shred of evidence” to suggest #Iran was responsible and nobody should trust the #Trump administration.

Mr #Pompeo, without presenting evidence to support his claim, said his allegations were “based on intelligence
, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation” and more.

President Donald #Trump repeated the claims today during an interview with Fox News, alleging that a video proves Tehran’s guilt.

The video is said to show an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps
boat approaching one of the tankers and removing an unexploded mine from its hull. But the ship’s Japanese owner contradicted the #US interpretation yesterday, saying footage showed something flying at the boat above the water line #Trump promised the US won’t “take it lightly.”
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1: The global banking industry is showing signs of renewed health:

i. Deep capital reserves-Tier-1 capital is at decade-high ~12.6%.
ii. High liquidity: Loan-to-deposit ratio fell to~90%, as comp. to 120% in 2007
iii. Innovation: Investment in digital capabilities & partnerships
2: Banks have taken an axe to costs, yet profits remain elusive (falling ROE and P/B Multiples), leading to depressed valuations.

The unstoppable march of ‘Four Horsemen’ —Disintermediation, Commoditization, Unbundling/Rebundling, and Invisibility— continues.
3: Technology is breaking up traditional value chains into new stacks.

—Traditional Model: Banks vertically integrated. Competition between banks with similar offerings.
—New Model: Modularization. Specialized service providers compete on product innovation and distribution.
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#Breaking: Eight Explosions exploded at hotels in Sri Lanka in #Asia, leaving at least 187 people dead and up to 500 injured, in a multiple Terror attack at tourists.
#Update: Shocking video of when also a Christian church got exploded at Sri Lanka in #Asia. Leaving at least 187 people dead and up to 500 injured in a islamic terror attack meant for Christian people and Tourists.
#Update: Pictures of the horrific islamic terror attack meant for Christian people and Tourists, at the island of #SriLanka in #colombo, where 3 churches, 3 hotels were targeted Leaving at least 187 people dead and up to 500 injured.
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😆😆😆😅😅😅😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣Bolsonaro @jairbolsonaro to Guaidó @jguaido : "self-proclaiming president is easy, I want to see govern🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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The attack on #Venezuela’s electrical system was carried out in three phases. #HandsOffVenezuela
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The menōrah is a characteristic symbol of #Judaism. The six-branched lamp stand with a seventh central lamp was reportedly already present when the Israelites crossed into Samaria (#Canaan) and pitched their tabernacle tent in the town of Shiloh during the late 2nd millennium BC.
The #Hebrew name menōrah is related to the word נור (nōr), meaning light, made feminine (by means of the post-fixed ה) and prefixed with the particle מ, which denotes a noun of place. It literally means lamps-stand and is closely connected to the #Arabic word منار (manār).
In Exodus 25:31-32, God reveals the design of the menōrah to Moses: "Make a lamp stand of pure gold. (...) Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lamp stand; three on one side and three on the other." It was to light the tabernacle tent and the Temple of Jerusalem.
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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights. louvreabudhabi.ae/?utm_source=GM… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
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#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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Vietnam's Air Force Thread - The SU-30MK2 is the main asset of the Vietnamese Air Force. Its combat radious covers the whole contested area of the #SouthChinaSea including the Spratlys, the Paracels & Hainan Island. #Vietnam #ASEAN #SouthChinaSea #Asia #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
Vietnam's Air Force Thread - The SU-30MK2 is a multi role fighter bomber, Tasked with air defense and naval strike, 35 in inventory #Vietnam #ASEAN #Asia #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific #SouthChinaSea
Vietnam's Air Force Thread - For the anti ship mission, the 35 SU-30MK2s are armed with KH-31 mach 3.5 supersonic missiles, KH-59 & KH-59MK2, KH-35 & KH-29TE missiles. They also carry Israeli electronic warfare pods. #Vietnam #ASEAN #SouthChinaSea #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
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While Russia needs to be held accountable, withdrawal from the #INFTreaty will have significant consequences for international security and geopolitics.
The full implications of taking this step at this time ought to be fully considered, including with Congress, beforehand.
The #INF Treaty covers ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles.
With its large territory in the middle of Eurasian landmass, such missiles let #Russia range targets throughout #Europe, #MiddleEast and #Asia.
For example, here's the coverage of SS-20s Moscow deployed in 1986:
Thus, the INF Treaty deprives Russia of a significant military capability, for which its size and location are strategic advantages.
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1/20 Connections to NK are everywhere.
Oh Look Bill Richardson and Eric Schmidt in NK in 2013
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.#NK #Google #Qanon
Ex-governor in North Korea with Google chief; seeks American's release 🤔reut.rs/UZkEyW
2/20 We will go all the way back to 1999
U.S. SCIENTIST FIRED IN ALLEGED THEFT OF SECRETS
‘That certification lifted a 12-year ban on the sale of U.S. nuclear technology to China, an action long eyed by American companies
chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-19…

#NK #Qanon
3/20 US Energy Secretary Bill Richardson has come under fire on Capitol Hill over the disappearance of nuclear secrets from the Los Alamos weapons laboratory in New Mexico.
USA: NUCLEAR SECRETS DISAPPEAR LOS ALAMOS via @YouTub
#Qanon
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Ok i am going to expose the biggest NGO #IsraAID Keep looking at updates!
#IsraAID Has Social media accounts on #Facebook, #Twitter Their Headquarters is located at Tel Aviv in #Israel

Site: israaid.org
Facebook: facebook.com/israaid/
Twitter: twitter.com/israaid?lang=en
Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IsraAid
#IsraAID Is being pertnered and donated by many Jewish foundations located in #Israel.
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Thread: A first batch of 31 T-90S/SK tanks arrived to #Vietnam from #Russia, which is the quantity for a battalion. Here are the first leaked pictures. They don't have the side skirts because they were removed for transportation. Much of Vietnam's terrain is good for tank warfare
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: Vietnam ordered 62 T-90S tanks and 2 T-90SK. The T90SK is the commander's version of the T-90S, with additional communication and navigation equipment. The order value is $250 million or $3.9 million per tank. #ASEAN #IndoPacific
Thread: #Vietnam T-90 tanks: The Vietnamese tanks have the Shtora ("curtain" in Russian), an electro-optical active protection suite for tanks, designed to disrupt the laser designator and laser rangefinders of incoming anti-tank guided missiles #ASEAN #AsiaPacific #IndoPacific
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🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇨🇳 🇮🇷 #Canada arrests #Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver – The Globe and Mail
theglobeandmail.com/canada/article…
A gauge of #technology shares on the MSCI #Asia Pacific Index slid as much as 3 percent before paring some losses - Bloomberg
🇺🇸 #SPX ⬇ as much as 1.9% from Tuesday’s close, before paring some losses. Selling pressure early in the session was so intense that it forced CME Group to intermittently pause trading, according to a spokesperson for the exchange - Bloomberg
*Link: bloom.bg/2BTw5DN
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@TorniAlan @RobertKennedyJr @CapitalJon @mektronik 1. As a lawyer I would call it “coming to the nuisance”: #Bayer knew about the challenges against #glyphosate (#Roundup). They exist in the #EU, in Africa, in #Asia & the #US: Bad news for Bayer - In the US you have to pay huge damages! Good for the consumer! #Monsanto
@TorniAlan @RobertKennedyJr @CapitalJon @mektronik 2. I would love to see what the due diligence report stated during the #Monsanto-takeover - It seems that #Bayer underestimated the risk-impact of #glyphosate somewhat! Many concerns on #Roundup existed for years! There is also a reason why #Monsanto was called #Monsatan...
@TorniAlan @RobertKennedyJr @CapitalJon @mektronik 3. Never understood why a 150 year old #Pharma-company, with good brands,a very decent goodwill and high margins would expand further into #CropScience (never did well for #Bayer) with a company like #Monsanto (soso reputation, lower margins & obvious risk)!
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These Moroccan coins feature the so-called Seal of Solomon, often depicted as a hexagram, similar to the Star of David. The coins are dated respectively 1271 A.H. (1855) and 1290 A.H. (1873/4), minted by king 'Abd al-Raḥmān and his successor, Muḥammad IV of #Morocco.
The Seal of Solomon is the signet ring attributed to the Abrahamic king/prophet Solomon. It is said that Solomon used this ring to control the spirits and animals. The design as a hexagram is often depicted on medieval #Islamic banners, coins, drinking-cups or in mosques.
According to the Catalan Atlas (1375), the two Anatolian beyliks of respectively Karaman and Candar featured a Seal of Solomon on their flags. The symbol was popular among the Turkish beyliks, and was later used by the #Ottomans in their mosque decorations.
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#Mexico #USA #Canada are great countries very big and have awesome chance to earn #free #crypto with #Electroneum #ETN #Guadalajara #Puebla #Ecatepec #CiudadDeMéxico #reclutamiento #criptas i belive in #massadoption in #spanish world and #football #fans maybe can adopt us too
In #europe we have great #fanbase in #UK #germany #turkey #russia & #romania but what about other big countries like #france #spain #poland #italy or #Ukraine we have more potential - join early with #ETN $ETN #Electroneum #cryptocurrency and you will be rewarded. Its up to YOU!
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🇨🇳 #CHINA Q3 GDP Y/Y: 6.5% V 6.6%E (slowest growth since Q1 2009)
*NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said that the international situation was bringing “downward pressure” on China.
*Link: bloom.bg/2RVX1ZA
🇫🇷 🇪🇺 🇨🇳 French tire maker Michelin warned of declining sales in Europe and #China in the second half of the year, dragging down shares of its competitors in the U.S. and Europe - Bloomberg
*Statement: bit.ly/2EujhqH
🇺🇸🇨🇳🇪🇺 In a volley of filings, the EU, #China and the U.S. this week escalated disputes over new U.S. metals tariffs, the European response to those levies, and Chinese intellectual property practices - Bloomberg
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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The Money is BIG @bonifacemwangi BIG. Land issues of #Samburu #Maa, #Rendille #Pokot is Politicians + #NIRT with #GoK behind them - and behind the land sales - they also use @NPSOfficial_KE, @AP's to evict pastoralists.
@ckfoot @gathara @alaminkimathi
Because it seems that this line of #CONservation has gotten international attention and more people are decrying the evictions of land from the indigenous community - the conservationists have taken an ugly turn - Sell wildlife....
#CONservation
#TheBigWhiteLie
@NationBreaking
Yet this is just as disastrous as evicting indigenous pastoralists.
• WILD LIFE belongs to #KENYANS as a whole, it cannot belong to eg, #NRT because it happens to be within those fences - fences which we agree, were put up illegally.
#thebigwhitelie
#thebigconservationlie
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#demographics #militaries #economies #currencies
#USA
- Best demographics
- Largest military
- Largest economy
- Most used currency
- Liquid financial markets
- Open capital account
- Rule of law
- Best geography
- Can be self sufficient if required
- Not trade dependent
#USA
Top trade partners as of 30 June 2018:
- China: 15.2% (strategic competitor)
- Canada: 15.1%
- Mexico: 14.6%
- Japan: 5.1%
- Germany: 4.4%

The next 10 years could result in the below:
- Mexico (25%)
- Canada (20%
- Japan (7%)
- South Korea (5%)
- Great Britain (4%)
#USA
Bring the manufacturing (jobs) home while negatively impacting China's economy.
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Plenty of exciting stuff in crypto in Asia goes overlooked in the US.

Here are some updates this week from #Asia in #crypto amidst a bear market:
From the Philippines 🇵🇭:

SEC is looking to define all tokens as securities by default. Earlier, it also deemed crypto cloud mining contracts as securities. This increases false positives (non-securities deemed as securities).

Source: sec.gov.ph/wp-content/upl…
From Hong Kong 🇭🇰:

A bike-sharing startup has sold its majority stake in exchange for crypto. It will use its tokens to reward renters and promote bike usage. Convincing HK users to use bikes AND set up crypto wallets...hmm 🤔

scmp.com/business/compa…
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"Orang Malaysia Ada Keupayaan Menguasai Pelbagai Bahasa"
Ditulis oleh: Ayman Rashdan Wong

Ini adalah bebenang.
Silakan retweet dan like.

#MarcapadaDunia #Bahasa #Malaysia #Melayu #Jepun #Cina #Perancis #Languages #Indonesia #Tamil #Mandarin #Filipino #Nusantara #Asia
Orang Malaysia sebenarnya berpotensi besar untuk jadi "multilingual" (mahir 3-6 bahasa) malah boleh jadi "polyglot" atau "hyperglot" (mahir 10-20 bahasa).
Sebab kita dari kecil dah didedahkan kepada pelbagai bahasa dari rumpun etnik yang berbeza, otak kita lebih mudah adapt kepada bahasa asing berbanding warga negara lain. Lainlah kalau kau membesar di Canada atau Australia jadi kau hanya pandai bahasa Anglais saja.
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WATCH: @dailybriefing w/@DanaPerino at 2pmEST, @FoxNews. I join with latest on #KimJongUn, #China, and why is #Russia sending their foreign minister to meet with #NorthKorea?

#diplomacy #asia #sanctions #unitednations #nuclear #peace #peacesummit #FoxNews
nbcnews.com/news/north-kor…
#NorthKorea is trying to push back against @realDonaldTrump with assertions they will not #denuclearize. Combined with a visit from a top #Russian diplomat, the #President faces probably his toughest diplomatic challenge yet.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
#China trying to preserve #trade imbalance that favors them + making threats against #PresidentTrump's proposed tariff hikes. Combined w/ their #nuclearprogram, cannot be ignored as factor in the upcoming #peacesummit between the President and #KimJongUn

apnews.com/c7d330ded5774e…
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1/ Manu (The progenitor of Humankind)
All different races of Mankind are derived from Manu and Shradha. The current Manu is Vaivasvata Manu.
2/ The word Manu literary means man but it is a title given to the progenitor of mankind. According to Hindu Puranas there are many kalpas (One day of Lord Brahma the creator) and each Kalpa has 14 manvantara and each manvatara has one manu. So basically each Kalpa has 14 Manus.
3/ The current manu of the present manvantara is Shraddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu of this current Kalpa. He is the son of Vivasvat (Probably Surya) and is therefore also known as Manu-vaivasvata.
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