NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT THURSDAY 12/12/2019
(LIMITED SERVICE THROUGH LATE THURSDAY)
FIRST THE POLITICAL DRAMA IN WASHINGTON.....
THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SPENT A LONG DAY INTO NIGHT WORKING ON THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP.
FACED WITH A MIDNIGHT VOTE ON IMPEACHMENT THE DEMOCRATS CONTROLLING THE COMMITTEE OPTED TO ADJOURN FOR THE NIGHT AND HOLD THE VOTE AT 10 AM FRIDAY.
The British election today with a solid win for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party.
The campaign turned into a Boris Johnson versus Jeremy Corbyn contest with third parties pushed to the side. The two big parties, Conservative and Labor, becoming the focus of the election.
Comment and analysis of the election at the link.........LINK......
Voter turnout very low in Algeria today for a presidential election with thousands of demonstrators in the streets protesting what they seem as a sham election involving five candidates rigged to ensure a continuation of business as usual policies.
Slogans like "there is no vote today" being shouted by the protesters.
The story as reported by Qatar's "Al Jazeera".....LINK
A FIRE ON RUSSIA'S AIRCRAFT CARRIER THE "ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV" AS IT WAS UNDERGOING REPAIRS IN THE PORT OF MURMANSK.
THE LATE WORD IS THAT ONE IS DEAD AND 11 INJURED IN THE INCIDENT.
DIESEL FUEL WAS REPORTED BURNING.
THE LATER NEWS FROM RUSSIA'S TASS NEWS AGENCY......LINK
MORE FROM RUSSIA'S TASS NEWS AGENCY AS PUBLISHED EARLIER IN THE DAY......LINK
A TRADE DEAL BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA IS EXPECTED TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING HOURS. THE NEWS HAS LEAKED OUT TO THE EFFECT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SIGNED OFF ON A LIMITED DEAL WHERE THE US DROPS TARIFFS AND THE CHINESE AGREE TO PURCHASE MORE US AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.
THE TOUGHER ISSUES WILL LEFT FOR RESOLUTION AT A LATER DATE.
In France the protests against Emmanuel Macron's pension reform continue with blockades of the ports of Le Havre and Marseille today.
A major rally being planned for Paris next Tuesday.
India sending in the military in the face of protests in the northeastern part of the country over the new citizenship law. At least 3 are reported dead in the demonstrations.
It allows for non-Muslim illegal immigrants from three nearby countries to be given citizenship.
Indians in the northeast fearing an influx of Hindus from neighboring Bangladesh.
The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the bill will help those fleeing religious persecution.
THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN CANADA RESIGNING HIS PARTY LEADERSHIP.
ANDREW SCHEER STEPPING DOWN AFTER HIS CONSERVATIVES LOST TO THE LIBERAL PARTY OF PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU IN THE GENERAL ELECTION THIS FALL.
THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY WILL SELECT A NEW LEADER IN APRIL.
The former left-wing president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, arriving in Argentina. The country's new left-leaning government granting Morales refugee status.
Morales resigned last month after mass protests in the streets and accusations of election irregularities in the first round of the presidential election on October 20th. The suspicious vote count showed a victory for Morales.
The story of an Iranian in the federal criminal justice system here in the US. Dr. Masoud Soleimani freed in a prisoner swap with the US Saturday says "justice" only exists in a Hollywood movie.
More from Iran's "Press TV".....LINK
And for now that's the way it really is Thursday December 12th, 2019........