RT | US and Polish soldiers, alongside newly delivered American military hardware, have conducted joint drills as part of the biggest US deployment in Europe since the end of the Cold War.
Zero Hedge | It now appears that the Trump admin has softened its stance regarding the admission of refugees
Zero Hedge | The armored vehicles and troop carriers had arrived four or five days ago.
Reuters | The Syrian government has denied rumors that President Bashar al-Assad is suffering from ill health, saying he was “carrying out his duties quite normally”.
Daily Caller | The Daily Beast wrongfully accused two fictitious white supremacists as the prime suspects in the Quebec City mosque shooting Sunday night after falling for a bogus Reuters Twitter account.
Breitbart | “‘A war within the president’s term’ or ‘war breaking out tonight’ are not just slogans, they are becoming a practical reality.”
Information Liberation | Out of the seven countries that were banned by President Trump last Friday, five were bombed by the Obama administration: Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.
BBC News | A petition to stop US President Donald Trump’s UK state visit has gathered more than a million signatures.
AP | A struggling child with a blade to his neck awaiting slaughter. A gutted body hanging upside down as blood seeps out. In Brussels these days, it’s called street art — and names far less flattering.
Sputnik | US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has resigned from her post.
RT | Former Soviet leader Michael Gorbachev called on Russia and the US to join forces in ruling out a disastrous global conflict, urging Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to draw up a UN Security Council resolution banning nuclear war.
Zero Hedge | Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will have their first official discussions since the inauguration in a phone call planned for Saturday.
Sputnik | The video shows a passenger train making its first journey through the city of Aleppo for the first time in four and a half years.
CNS News | “The Syrian people expressed happiness and joy at seeing an American walking through their streets.”
AP | Source says State Department has notified Ramallah the funds will not be immediately available, while it examines the transfer.
Zero Hedge | The drones can drop a single 40mm rifle grenade – which could kill or injure within a five meter radius.
Reuters | About 200 German police searched a dozen homes in six states on Wednesday.
RT | Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the army will stop at nothing to defeat the enemy in conflicts to come, and they won’t stop until the adversary “waves a white flag.”
The Daily Sheeple | Despite what even some alternative media commentators might argue, the Syrian war is about oil, gas, and money.
BBC News | Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled.
RT | Beijing has deployed advanced Dongfeng-41 ICBMs in Heilongjiang Province, which borders Russia, according to reports based on images, possibly leaked to coincide with Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president.
Information Liberation | A 38-year-old Pakistani man deliberately bit a 19-year-old German woman while raping her in order to infect her with Hepatitis C.
AP | Hungary’s prime minister says U.S. President Donald Trump’s position that all countries have the right to put their own interests first was the key phrase of his inaugural address.
Daily Caller | A working group of U.S. intelligence agencies have investigated National Security Adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russian government officials, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Sputnik | Researchers from the University of Cambridge have conducted a study as part of an effort to develop a psychological tool to help people build a resistance to the “virus” of “fake news”, or false and misleading online media stories.
Mike Shedlock | France24 reports Benoît Hamon and Manuel Valls take top spots in first round of left-wing primary in a field of seven candidates.
Information Liberation | A group of immigrants reportedly streamed themselves gang-raping a woman on Facebook Live.
RT | “Hitler did not steal power,” the Pope said. “He was elected by his people and then he destroyed his people.”
RT | The world order of the 20th century “is over for good”.
RT | Tanks have been sent through the Channel Tunnel from the UK to France in a secret midnight training operation to prepare for war in Europe, claims RT.
RT | The man driving the vehicle that smashed into pedestrians in Melbourne had been driving wildly moments before the gruesome incident, a video that emerged online shows.
Zero Hedge | Billionaire investor George Soros spoke to Bloomberg TV in Davos, and said the euphoria among stock investors since the victory of President-elect Donald Trump will end as uncertainty takes over.
Bloomberg | Marine Le Pen is gaining support in France and has taken the lead in a major survey of voters’ intentions for the first round of the presidential election.
Breitbart | Tourists from China are avoiding France amid surging violence and crime, a Chinese tourism expert has said, reporting that customers are turning to Russia as a safer destination.
RT | Up to 30 people are feared dead, after an Italian hotel was struck by an avalanche following a series of earthquakes, according to media reports.
RT | Moscow and Ankara are carrying out their first joint military operation.
RT | A senior NATO general echoed the words of US President-elect Donald Trump in acknowledging that parts of the NATO military alliance are “obsolete.”
Reuters | The gunman said his instructions came from Raqqa, a Syrian stronghold of Islamic State.
Information Liberation | Finnish police are brainwashing children to rat on their parents for making “offensive” posts criticizing politicians on Facebook.
Daily Mail | Russia has been showing off a new tank-launched weapon which can be fired at incoming NATO missiles.
Washington Post | Russia took a shot at the Obama administration for what he called “double standards.”
Daily Caller | It took Turkish police more than two weeks to find the suspect.
Zero Hedge | Introducing the DroneGun.
London Independent | Outgoing president persuades Oman to take quarter of remaining prisoners.
Washington Examiner | President-elect Trump believes more countries are going to leave the European Union and thinks the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is now obsolete, he said in an interview with German newspaper Bild.
Breitbart | “The World Economic Forum is listening to Donald Trump.”
London Independent | Dozens of people have been arrested so far in connection to Istanbul shooting claimed by Isis, but suspect remains at large.
Breitbart | Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam has said he’s “not ashamed” of himself, and receives love letters in prison from women “who want to carry his child”.
Sputnik | In the early hours of Friday morning, the Syrian Army reported that Israel had carried out missile strikes.
RT | Russia and China will be taking further “unspecified” countermeasures to the US plan to deploy an anti-missile system in South Korea, according to Chinese news agency, Xinhua.