British immigration authorities are demanding businessman Roman Abramovich "prove" the legitimacy of his wealth (archived). Abramovich has numerous business ties to the United Kingdom developed over the years including his personal ownership of the Chelsea football club. For years Abramovich has held a "Tier 1" investors visa, but is latest renewal application is being held up pending a new and invasive AML/KYC demonstration of the money's "legitimacy", in the eyes of the government ruling for the crown.
German daily newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung ran this rather credible cartoon featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a sterotypical Jew in drag, following in a long German tradition of caricaturing Jews in drawings. However, uproar alleging anti-semitism over a German newspaper publishing a Jewish caricature lead the newspaper to fire 85 year old cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch.
The editorial staff that published the cartoon for print distribution however apologized profusely while throwing the elderly cartoonist Dieter under the boxcars.
Maduro's criminal gang in Venezuala has seized Kellogg's cereal production factories after the carbohydrate giant decided to quit Maduro's ongoing transformation of the petrostate into a Marxist Theocracy (archived). Maduro declared Kellogg's exit "unconsitutional" and proceeded to turn the means of production Kellogg left behind over to "the workers" according to what are surely Maduro's sincerely held religious beliefs.
Venezuala will be holding presidential elections on Sunday.
Prosecutors working for the criminal gang commonly known as the US Government are alleging that Joshua Adam Schulte was somehow involved in leaking a suite of CIA hacking tools and other lulzy artifacts. These prosecutors however aren't making the allegations by actually filing charges against Schulte, just leaking their suspicions to Jeff Bezo's Amazon Presents Washington Post (archived). According to the leaks about the criminal case into the leaker, Schulte's apartment was raided late last year and the seizure of Schulte's computers, electronics, and handwritten notes failed to produce indictable evidence even by the low standards fashionable in US Courts these days.
Overnight the continuing escalation of direct, as opposed to proxy, conflict in Syrian hit a new high as the Israelis launched their largest missile barrage in the 7 year history of the Syrian "Civil" War (archived). Not content to let the big countries work through their issues by proxy while US President Trump contemplates a withdrawal from the theater, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's behavior increasingly parallels that of the late Paraguayan President Francisco Solano Lopez in 1864.
LLVM developer Rafael Avila de Espindola has quit the project after the "community" adopted a regressive code of conduct and promptly began partnering with discriminatory1 organizations in violation of that same code of conduct (archived). A fellow LLVM contributor recognizing the hypocrisy offered:
What kind of idiot thinks hundreds of millions of highly diverse people (ethnically, religiously, culturally) can all be unfairly privileged at once? There's something disgustingly racist about the idea that white people are so awesome as to never have conflicts with each other.
Mealy mouthed LLVM creator Chris Lattner offered the following in defense of his wife's decision to have the LLVM Foundation partner with an organization openly discriminating against Whites and Asians:
I am definitely sad to lose Rafael from the LLVM project, but it is critical to the long term health of the project that we preserve an inclusive community.
The cited organization denies opportunities to North American Whites and Asians and denies opportunities to normal-gendered men internationally. ↩
Today the Argentine central bank raised interest rates for borrowers to 40%, up from 27.25% on April 27th (archived).
The Austrian government has begun taking racketeering actions in an effort to supress critics from the local Identitarian movement (archived). Austrian police have raided homes while seizing property and electronics from critics, and in an act of irony is attempting to justify their own organized, criminal racketeering actions by charging the Identitarian activists as though the activist victims are the ones running a criminal racket.