17 July 2019

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French writer and philosopher, Rene Guenon Convert To Islam

KONFRONTASI -   

René Guénon was one of the most prominent defenders of traditional metaphysics and philosophy of science in the 20th century, he was a prolific writer whose writings have made a deep impact on many intellectuals and writers in the West and the East. He published seventeen books during his lifetime, and at least eight posthumous collections and compilations have since appeared.
 

First used Australian fighter jets now flying in RCAF colours with more to come

KONFRONTASI -   The first two fighter jets purchased from Australia are now operational and plans are underway to upgrade those and other jets to keep the country’s CF-18 fleet in the air until 2032.

The upgrade program, which will include improvements to navigation systems, communications and other systems, and eventually a new series of weapons and other combat enhancements for a smaller number of planes, could cost up to $1.5 billion, said Brig.-Gen. Todd Balfe, the Canadian military’s fighter capability special advisor.

A year after stunning victory, Mahathir bites bitter economy

KONFRONTASI -  A shopping mall at the foot of Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Twin Towers has recently lost one of its two department store tenants.

Tornado touches down near Crossfield, tears apart holiday trailer

KONFRONTASI -   A tornado sighting north of Calgary prompted an emergency alert and a flurry of social media postings from storm watchers on Sunday.

According to the province, a funnel cloud was spotted near Crossfield, some 50 kilometres north of Calgary, about 2:15 p.m., moving slowly eastward toward the rural village. At one point, emergency alerts were also issued for the towns of Beiseker and Acme, as well as three rural counties — Rocky View, Mountain View and Knee Hill.

Canadian couple kiss over lion's corpse they shot on safari

KONFRONTASI  -   Their fate was sealed with a kiss.

A storm of public outrage occurred over a photo of a Canadian couple smooching over the dead carcass of a lion they killed on safari.

The couple from Edmonton, Alta., took part in a big game hunting and photography safari organized by Legelela Safaris in South Africa where they killed the large lion, The Mirror reports.

Malaysia seizes $240m from Chinese company over delayed project

KONFRONTASI -  The Malaysian government has seized roughly 1 billion ringgit ($243 million) in assets held by a state-backed Chinese company, citing a botched public works project for which the corporation was paid under the previous administration.

The money was taken from a unit of China National Petroleum Corp. that had been selected for an oil and gas pipeline project planned for the island of Borneo and the Malay Peninsula.

Russia’s S-400 Is ‘the Best Missile System All-Around,’ U.S. Firm Says

KONFRONTASI -  Russia’s S-400 is the “best all-around” missile defense system out there, the U.S. intelligence firm Stratfor has said in a new report, but it is severely limited if operating alone.

EU holds Iran nuclear crisis talks as Tehran issues fresh threats

KONFRONTASI -   The European Union is desperately trying to prevent the deal unravelling completely, seeing it as the best way to stop Tehran acquiring atomic weapons, and the issue was top of the agenda as ministers from the bloc met in Brussels. 
 

Hoosier redistricting reform advocates not giving up despite U.S. Supreme Court abandoning issue

KONFRONTASI  -   The fight to remove partisanship from the process of drawing Indiana's legislative boundaries will continue, even though the U.S. Supreme Court recently announced that it no longer will intervene to remedy excessively one-sided maps.

In a 5-4 ruling written by Chief Justice John Roberts, a former Long Beach resident, the nation's high court said it's not the role of the federal judiciary to police state legislatures that draw district lines favoring one political party over the other, a process known as gerrymandering.

Pakistani businesses on strike over new IMF backed taxes

KONFRONTASI -   Hundreds of thousands of Pakistani businesses are on strike nationwide to protest a new sales tax, which opposition political parties say is being imposed as part of the International Monetary Fund's recent USD 6 billion bailout package for Islamabad. 

Saturday's strike is happening in shopping malls and wholesale commodity markets, small shops and electronics stores. 

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