They came at breakfast time to murder Theo Bekker, smashing an iron bar stolen from his own farmyard into his skull before slitting his throat so he bled to death.
His four teenage attackers then tied up his wife, Marlinda, and put a plastic bag over her head before she slipped into unconsciousness. Mercifully, she survived.
In South Africa, where the murder rate is soaring, the killing of 79-year-old Mr Bekker on July 30 still had the capacity to horrify. This week at the Afrikaans Dutch Reformed church half a mile from the Bekkers' cream-coloured farmhouse, Minister Johan Bouwer told the Mail: 'The couple came here to Sunday services. Marlinda was a regular every week; Theo would attend if he was not busy on the farm.
'At a memorial service for him, the church was packed, with white Afrikaans farming families and black people from the area who paid their last respects to him.'
130,000 individuals are being called up for statutory military duty as part of the regular autumn conscription campaign, according to a decree signed by Vladimir Putin and published on the official government website on Friday.
On Tuesday, China’s government released a new white paper titled “A Global Community of Shared Future: China's Proposals and Actions.” The paper made an appeal to human unity, arguing that humanity faces common challenges to its survival and future, and therefore must unite and cooperate.
The paper drew a deliberate contrast to the actions of unnamed third parties which it condemned as “bloc politics,”“alliances,” and “Cold War mentality.” It was quite explicitly a Chinese roadmap to its own foreign policy vision for the world, and as such, an alternative manifesto to American unipolarity.
If the US is a contemporary opponent of globalization, China is its strongest advocate. While America wants to reserve its privileges and kick away the ladder developing countries can use to rise and become prosperous, China envisions openness as the only path to its own advancement and encourages other countries to join it. These two contrasting visions form a critical juncture in the world’s future path, and ultimately the rise of China will be pivotal in whether a multipolar world can succeed, or the US will hold on to its dominance forever.
Ukraine demands complete accession to the EU and will not accept any substitute proposed by incumbent member states who envision a tiered system of candidates, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal has told Politico.
“We want to be a fully-fledged member because Ukraine today is the unique country across the world that has paid such a huge price for its will to become a European Union member,” the senior official insisted.
Earlier this month, a report commissioned by France and Germany recommended breaking down the EU’s expansion process into more phases to “ensure a merit-based approach and to manage potential conflicts.” A four-tiered system ranking nations from “inner circle” down to a “European Political Community” was proposed.
Eight nations and the breakaway Serbian province of Kosovo currently have active talks with the EU about possible accession. National leaders will discuss enlargement and reform plans during a summit in Granada, Spain next week.
California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom will choose Dianne Feinstein’s replacement.
Dianne Feinstein died Thursday night at the age of 90. She was the longest-serving woman in the US Senate.
Feinstein was also one of the most corrupt Senators, and that is saying a lot. She served on the Senate Intelligence Panel yet she was caught with a Chinese spy on her payroll — a man she had employed and paid for over 20 years.
Feinstein reportedly ‘found out’ that her staffer was a Chinese spy in 2013–while she was the Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Chinese spy mysteriously appeared on the scene in 1993 just ONE YEAR after Feinstein was elected to the Senate in 1992.
Webmaster addition: Call me old fashioned, but I think choosing the most qualified person, regardless of race, gender, orientation, or religion, would be better!
Federal prosecutors announced charges Friday against a contractor with the Internal Revenue Service who allegedly stole the tax returns of a high-ranking government official. A source familiar with the matter told CNN that official is former President Donald Trump.
The man, 38-year-old Charles Edward Littlejohn, worked with the IRS from 2018 to 2020, according to court documents. During his contract, Littlejohn allegedly stole “tax returns and return information associated with Public Official A” and disclosed that information to a news organization.
Though the official is not named in court documents, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN the tax returns in question were Trump’s.
In addition to the former president’s tax documents, Littlejohn is also accused of stealing IRS information on “thousands of the nation’s wealthiest people, including returns and return information dating back more than 15 years.” Littlejohn then sent that tax information to a second unnamed news organization.
Ray Cameron, Director of Washington County Juvenile Department, confirmed in a statement to Reduxx that charges are pending and a petition has been filed in juvenile court against the trans attacker.
"A petition has been filed with the Juvenile Court and the charges are pending. In light of Oregon records law pertaining to juveniles, we are not able to comment further regarding this particular youth," Cameron said. "The Washington County Juvenile Department remains committed to enhancing community safety and breaking the cycle of delinquency through effective evidence-based intervention practices and holding youth accountable for their behavior."
The brutal beatdown shows the trans-identified student, a biological male, throwing multiple blows to the female student's head after he violently grabbed her hair, yanked her back and forth, then knocked her down flat in the school hallway.
For one-third of America's Democratic voters, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. would win if he ran as an independent in the 2024 presidential election, according to a new survey. This could potentially put a big advantage on former President Donald Trump's reelection bid.
Everything the powers that be are telling everyone right now about how the world can only be saved from a full-fledged environmental and climate-related collapse by shifting to a "green" economy is a lie.
The World Health Organization (WHO) should be defunded if it doubles down on medical tyranny instead of returning to its actual focus of health, according to Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.).
One of the main reasons most politicians from both sides, including the Rhino GOP, hate Donald J. Trump so much is because he's already a billionaire who has no need to embezzle and launder billions of dollars through massive schemes that rob the American taxpayers.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has taken over former United States military bases in Panama at a time when illegal immigration is at an all-time high, thanks in no small part to South American migrants making their way north through Panama.
Tesla and X owner Elon Musk spoke out against leftist indoctrination in the American education system during an X space hosted by Ben Shapiro and The Daily Wire, saying kids were being taught to “hate” America in schools across the nation.
Fox News host Pete Hegseth cornered Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) in the spin room after Wednesday evening’s second Republican primary debate, asking whether Newsom felt like President Joe Biden was “holding him back” from pursuing a presidential run.
Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) attempted to troll House Republicans, led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), with an impeachment day gift as they began the first hearing into the actions of President Joe Biden — and his critics had a field day.
Former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign called on the Republican National Committee to cancel all the remaining 2024 presidential primary debates and support Trump after the second GOP primary debate on Wednesday night.
HBO and Max Chief Casey Bloys said he has no plans to use artificial intelligence to create shows and simply doesn’t see it happening in our world following the resolution of the Writers Guild Of America’s strike.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) pushed back on a prevailing line of attack voiced by Democrats as the first hearing in the impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden over allegations of corruption came to an end on Thursday.
IRS public affairs officer Justin Cole reportedly took a call from CNN two years ago, during which he was informed the network had an email from Hunter Biden claiming that he expected his legal troubles to “go away” once his father became president.