Category: Insight

Putin, assessing European leaders are weak, ‘could order more assassinations’. A former KGB counter-intelligence boss talks exclusively to

8 December 2020 By Paul Martin

One of Russia’s top ex-KGB officers says Vladimir Putin could order more assassinations or poisonings against opponents  – whether in Europe or inside his own country – unless European governments hit back against Russia’s assassination attempts with tough measures. In an extraordinary interview, General Oleg Kalugin told that the president saw Britain and European governments […]

World Exclusive. A former CIA operations officer emerges to reveal: They suppressed my evidence, and my cables. Now he wants investigators to show Iran not Libya was behind the PanAm Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie.

4 December 2020 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin. Exclusive.  Revealing he was excluded from the original Lockerbie bombing trial, a former CIA operations officer has appealed for a British and American investigation that holds the “true culprit”, Iran, to account.  John Holt says he was the author of the secret cables sent to his bosses soon after Lockerbie, showing that the Libyan ‘double agent’ put forward […]

Who do Republicans want to be their candidate in the 2024 US Presidential elections? Donald Trump, or possibly his son, says a national poll.

30 November 2020 By Paul Martin

A super-majority — 68% of Republicans and those who voted independently in the Republican primaries — want President Donald Trump to run again in 2024, according to a new Newsmax/McLaughlin Associates poll. Here are highlights from the Newsmax/McLaughlin poll: In all, 53% of Republican primary voters say they would favor Trump in a field of 13 […]

After getting Covid, your immunity may last for years. That overcomes a major drawback to effective vaccination.

18 November 2020 By Paul Martin

People who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their antibodies, but they will usually still have strong protective killer cells to give them continuing immunity. So immunity to the coronavirus could last years, or even decades, according to a new study. That may apply, too to how long a vaccine will remain an effective bar […]

Later but warmer. Hot on the heels of Pfizer’s breakthrough in the battle against Covid-19, a German company says it can store its vaccine in a normal fridge.

12 November 2020 By Paul Martin

Franz-Werner Haas, CureVac CEO  Fol­low­ing Pfiz­er’s dra­mat­ic un­veil­ing of a 90%-plus ef­fec­tive­ness rate from its piv­otal Covid-19 vac­cine study ear­li­er this week, less af­flu­ent coun­tries and re­gions around the world have begun to won­der if they will be frozen out of the picture. The vac­cine has to be shipped in temperatures below -70 de­grees cel­sius and then used with­in […]

Two scientists of Turkish origin are heroes in the battle against Covid-19 via a vaccine. Immigrants seem to have injected new vigour into medicine and research.

10 November 2020 By Paul Martin

Immigrants to various European countries have often been the keenest members of their society to push their offspring towards medicine and science. This may help explain why the number of Asians in Britain who are filling up the country’s medical schools is far beyond their proportion in the population. And, likewise, the number of Asian-origin […]