News Burst 2 December 2019
- On January 1, China’s Cryptography Law becomes effective. After all these “cybersecurity” rules are in place, no foreign company may encrypt data so that it cannot be read by the Chinese central government and the Communist Party of China. In other words, businesses will be required to turn over encryption keys.
- Thousands of people were woken by a large ‘bang’ which was heard all over London and the home counties at around 4.20am. The story given to the Media is that the Royal Air Force dispatched 2 jets to intercept an “unresponsive aircraft”.
- EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years.
- Newsweek fires journalist responsible for false story about president Trump’s Thanksgiving. But she got a great severance package.
- Iraqi protesters set fire to the entrance of a shrine in the southern holy city of Najaf on Saturday and security forces fired tear gas to disperse them. The incident took place during one of the bloodiest weeks of Iraq’s anti-government unrest, which erupted last month.
- John Kerry on Saturday announced the launch “World War Zero”, a star-studded coalition of former heads of state and Hollywood figures dedicated to advocating for solutions to climate change. Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, John Kasich, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher and Sting.
- Boris Johnson has pledged to introduce a 14-year minimum prison term for convicted terrorists, while the government is to zero in on those former inmates that are now out on parole.
- One of Malta’s wealthiest men, Yorgen Fenech, was charged in a Valletta court on Saturday with complicity to murder in the car bomb killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017. Img https://s1.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20191130&t=2&i=1458654675&r=LYNXMPEFAT0Q0&w=1200
- The government of Singapore has permitted using a marijuana-based medication for the treatment of epilepsy for the first time.
- After a week of relative calm, thousands of anti-government protesters, including many elderly residents, took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong.”
- Four firefighters operating in the Alter do Chao region district of Santarem, located in the northern Amazonian state of Para, are suspected of setting the fires that were so widely publicized on global media in September of this year. Police suspect that the arson was aimed at generating donations to the volunteer fire force.
- A Spanish public prosecutor and Julian Assange’s lawyers have presented evidence that the publisher, hunted by the US government, was spied on during his stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The Spanish firm in question is UC Global S. L., which was in charge of security for the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Assange lived from 2012 until 2019.
- Over the last month, an elongated unidentified object, which reminded some of a cigarette or a snake, has been spotted in several US states, from California to Wyoming, and even Scotland. However, there is still no explanation of what it was or where it came from. This have prompted conspiracy theories about the government secretly spying on people.
World Expected Years in Retirement (Men/Women)
- France 24/28
- Belgium 21/26
- Italy 22/26
- Greece 20/25
- USA 18/21
World Retirees per 100 Workers 2018
- Italy 68
- Greece 65
- France 60
- Belgium 58
- USA 38
- Typhoon Kammuri 65 kts ↓- 982 ↓ hPa E of Philippines – Moving W – Landfall Quezon City
Strongest EQ in Europe M4.2 Albania
Strongest EQ in US M4.5 Alaska
Strongest EQ on the Planet M5.3 Chagos Archipelago
Deepest EQ M3.2 226 km ArgentinaNews Burst 2 December 2019