Expressing concerns over so-called "bad optics," Mexico's most deadly drug cartel, 'Knights Templar,' hired CNN reporter Jose Luis Diaz, to upgrade their "communications strategy."
Russia Today reports that, "Two reporters from Mexico’s troubled Michoacan state have been caught accepting money from the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel and discussing a “communication strategy” to improve the cartel’s image."
BEIJING: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is quoted on the record as saying that he feels "deeply disturbed" that China is arresting Uighur terrorists.
According to the BBC News, "The United States has expressed strong concern after China jailed Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "deeply disturbed" at the move. He and the White House both called for Tohti's immediate release."
Congressman Gary Peters (D.-Mi.) is campaigning for US Senate in Michigan on a platform to endorse stronger environmental regulations. Nevertheless, he owns a substantial amount of shares in fossil fuels corporations.
According to the Daily Caller, "Democratic Michigan Congressman and Senate candidate Gary Peters refused to sell his stock in the substance petroleum coke (petcoke), despite the fact that he has called petcoke “dirtier than the dirtiest fuel” and launched a public campaign to highlight the evils of a petcoke buildup in the area around the Detroit River."
On the very day President Barry Obama launched air strikes against terrorists in Syria, the nation's commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces was observed flashing his Starbucks paper cup and saluting the Marines Corps.
U-T San Diego reports that, "On a day President Barack Obama talked about in Syria and Iraq and the "" of climate change, some critics and reporters focused instead on a military faux pas of his -- a salute of two Marines with a cup in his hand. "
BEIJING: Chinese pork supply companies are booming as they can export their products to Russia.
China Radio International reports that, "Two subsidiaries of Henan-based WH Group, the world's largest pork producer, have now been cleared to export their products to Russia. The two Heilongjiang-based plants got the official nod after their production facilities and products were approved by Russia's meat products watchdog last month."
The World Health Organization is warning that soon thousands upon thoiusands of people will perish from ebola.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday (Sep 23)."
German labor unions are launching nationwide strikes against Amazon.
The BBC News reports that, "Two-thousand workers at four Amazon warehouses in Germany have gone on strike until Tuesday in a dispute over pay and working conditions, according to the union Ver.di. The dispute centres on how Amazon classifies its warehouse staff."
Washington Post conservative columnist, George Will, a self-proclaimed atheist, does not agree with the notion that "conservatism without religion is meaningless."
According to NewsMax, "In a wide-ranging interview, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer George Will discusses baseball, politics, and his status as an atheist."I'm an atheist. An agnostic is someone who is not sure. I'm pretty sure. I see no evidence of God," Will told ."
An English language news Website is striking back at the Western media bias against Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russia Insider blog is fighting President Barry Obama Leftist cultural imperialism. Meanwhile, Russia Insider is emphasizing some of the strengths of Moscow, such as touting the government for creating a budget surplus.
Russia Insider reports that, "From January through till August 2014 the Russian Federal Government posted a 2% to GDP budget surplus. This means that Russia this year will post its highest budget surplus since 2007."