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North Korea: ballistic missile launched over Japan
Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017
North Korea: ballistic missile launched over Japan – as it happened
Tillerson on North Korea: Russia and China must take 'direct action' over missile launch
Japanese PM says Pyongyang has 'no bright future' and calls for UN security council meeting after projectile flew over island of Hokkaido
U.S. calls on China to use 'powerful tool' of oil to sway North Korea
US threatens to 'cut China off' from dollar if it does not uphold sanctions against N. Korea
China and Russia Warn the U.S. Not to Seek North Korean Regime Change
No nuclear weapons in South Korea, says President Moon
Reagan Documents Shed Light on U.S. 'Meddling'
"Secret" documents from the Reagan administration show how the U.S. embedded "political action," i.e., the manipulation of foreign governments, in ostensibly well-meaning organizations, reports Robert Parry.
Confusion hits consumer market over US ban of Kaspersky
Interventionism Produced the 9/11 Attacks
Senate votes down bipartisan push for new U.S. war authorization
Do not drive N. Korea into corner: Putin
Posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Putin warns U.S. not to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons
White House says denuclearization remains priority for Korean Peninsula
U.S. Desire for North Korea Oil Cutoff Puts China in a Tight Spot
Putin orders Foreign Ministry to sue U.S. over seizure of diplomatic property
Bolivia Slashes Infant Mortality Rate by 52 Percent
Bolivia has some precedent-setting health care programs in place under President Evo Morales.
South Korea's defense minister suggests bringing back tactical U.S. nuclear weapons
China demands "immediate stop" to THAAD deployment
China on Wednesday demanded an immediate stop to deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea (ROK).
North Korean delegation arrives in Russia, to be joined shortly by South Korean President
The Eastern Economic Forum is a unique meeting which will be attended by delegations from Russia, China, Japan, Vietnam, Mongolia, South Korea and North Korea.
What the Media isn't Telling You About North Korea's Missile Tests
A closer look at which countries trade with North Korea
US President Donald Trump has suggested that the United States could cease trading with any country that "does business" with North Korea. But which countries actually trade with the reclusive communist state?
China May Be The Real Target Of North Korea's Pressure
The North's Kim dynasty has repeatedly used nuclear brinkmanship over the years in a push to be taken seriously by the United States but traditionally avoided causing major embarrassment to China, its sole major ally and economic lifeline.
Do not drive N. Korea into corner, sanctions alone will not solve problem — Putin
Putin North Korea Would Rather Eat Grass Than Give Up Nuclear Weapons
Make no mistake, the latest US thuggery is a sign of weakness, not strength
Victory at Last!
In America's Wars, Failure Is the New Success
Hezbollah co-leader: US nurtured ISIS monster against Syrian govt, now has to fight them
Jeff Sessions Announces End of DACA
President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide their fate.
Obama slams Trump for rescinding DACA, calls move 'cruel'
Syrian forces 'break ISIL siege' in Deir Az Zor
President Assad congratulates Syrian army for breaching three-year siege on government-held areas of the eastern city.
Putin: Situation in Syria is improving in favor of Syrian Army...success of military operation in Deir Ezzor means terrorism defeat
Bashar Assad's Deir ez-Zor victory puts illegal US presence in spotlight
The symbolic victory for Assad and his allies has galvanized Russia, Iran and Hezbollah like never before in its campaign to rid Syria of terrorist groups.
US raid of Russian diplomatic sites a 'parade of power to reassert claim for global dominion'
The shutting and subsequent searches of Russia's diplomatic sites are a meaningless show of power and domination by the US, which, however, could help push through controversial new intelligence related legislation, believes Annie Machon, a former MI5 intelligence officer.
Putin on US diplomatic row: What do you expect from people who mix up Austria and Australia?
Civilian death toll in Yemen tops 5,000: UN
Save the Children warns of unlivable conditions in Gaza
Save the Children says kids are 'unable to sleep, study or play' as enclave faces electricity and environmental crises.
Israel evicts Palestinian family from home of 53 years to make way for Jewish settlers
Korea Crisis Exposes Orwellian West
Posted: Monday, September 4, 2017
Solving the North Korea crisis: what are Donald Trump's options?
De-escalating Kim Jong-un’s nuclear threat – through force, sanctions or talks – will require the US to navigate its tricky relationship with China
Kenyan president, election overturned by court, attacks judiciary
Need for Diplomacy More Clear Than Ever After North Korea Claims H-Bomb Test
"It is up to the Trump administration whether they want to flip this into an opportunity to belatedly start talking directly to Pyongyang, or just continue down the beaten track of shows of force, more U.N. sanctions, and secondary sanctions."
Korea Crisis Exposes Orwellian West
The Western media would have us believe that North Korea and its nuclear arsenal is the world's number one threat. The continual depiction of a "rogue" state in the Western media plays into the US agenda of a pre-emptive attack on North Korea.
Here Are The Facts About North Korea's Nuclear Test
The Korean Crisis: A Way Out
The ending of the US-Korea trade pact could pave the way for peace
Putin's Warning To The World: North Korea "On The Verge Of A Large-Scale Conflict"
NKorea missile fear sets pre-emptive strike debate in Japan
China's anger at West to overshadow tougher action on North Korea
These Lethal U.S. Anti Tank Missiles Are Showing up in ISIS Arsenals
Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a 'blatantly hostile act'
Russia hands note of protest to U.S. over plans to search trade mission
Iran says warns off U.S. U2 spy plane, drone
Pakistan will be defended, announces China
BEIJING: China on Thursday sent out a signal that it would defend Pakistan and would object to any discussion about Pakistan's role in sheltering terrorists during the upcoming BRICS summit, which would be attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, foreign media reported.
Exposed: How CIA Ran Weapons to Terrorists in Syria
Netanyahu in a Bind
Are the Israeli premier's domestic difficulties tempting him to go to war against Syria and Lebanon?
'Sad Day for Warmongers': UN Finds Iran in Total Compliance with Nuke Deal
Critics slam Trump for attempts to undermine Iran agreement
Joel Osteen Tells Harvey Survivors Not To Have A 'Victim Mentality'
Controversial pastor vows God will "pay back what belongs to us."
Trump threatens military action in Venezuela
Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017
Trump threatens military action in Venezuela
Washington has already branded Nicolas Maduro a 'dictator' and Trump lists 'military option' as one of many.
Venezuela's Maduro Calls for 25 Year Prison Terms for Political Killings, Violent Protesters
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Thursday for tougher penalties on political violence, including 25 year prison terms for offenders.
UN Human Rights Body Makes an Outlandish Statement on Venezuela
Russia says international sanctions on Venezuela 'not constructive'
Only Morons Believe What The US Government Says About North Korea
Of course the United States government and its minions are lying about North Korea, Johnstone reminds us. They ALWAYS lie!
North Korea Does Not Trust America for a Pretty Good Reason
North Korea obviously wants to be a nuclear power with the ability to deter the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to reassure Pyongyang about America's intentions. Unfortunately, however, Kim Jong-un would be a fool to believe any promises made by Washington. Only actions are likely to convince him.
Can US Attack North Korea and Claim 'Self Defense'?
Officials Are Already Trying to Build Legal Justification
North Korea: Fire, Fury and Fear
Alarm bells ringing as rampant speculation breaks out over Pyongyang's 'possible' miniaturized nuclear warheads
Trump: Iran 'Not in Compliance' With Nuclear Deal
Threatens 'Very Strong Things' If Iran Doesn't Act
Why Some U.S. Ex-Spies Don't Buy the Russia Story
Evidence that undermines the "election hack" narrative should get more attention.
Yemen Teeters On Brink Of A New 'Catastrophe' As Blood Bank Eyes Closure
U.S. Government Helped Rise of Mexican Drug Cartel: Report
Mexican newspaper reveals secret arrangement between DEA and Sinaloa cartel
The Madman With Nuclear Weapons is Donald Trump
Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017
North Korea: Killer Sanctions Imposed by the Foremost Institution of Peace and Justice, The UN Security Council
The Madman With Nuclear Weapons is Donald Trump, Not Kim Jong-un
For once, Donald Trump has a point. "We can't let a madman with nuclear weapons let on the loose like that,” he told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the transcript from their bizarre phone conversation that was leaked to The Intercept in May.
'Stop the Insanity': Demand Grows to Strip Trump of Nuclear Authority
On anniversary of Nagasaki bombing, calls to end "saber-rattling" and de-escalate tensions with North Korea
Mattis tells North Korea: if you take on the US you will lose
"The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people"
Tillerson sees no 'imminent threat' of North Korea attack; defends Trump's blunt talk
Cambodia says Southeast Asian nations unhappy over North Korea's missile tests
Trump appears to grant China banks sanctions reprieve after U.N. deal
President Trump, There Is A Deal To Be Made With North Korea
Israel Held Secret Talks With Russia, U.S. Over Cease-fire in Southern Syria
Meetings held in Jordan and Europe days before Moscow and Washington announced the Syria deal. Jerusalem raised objections that pact empowers Iran, allies in war-torn country
How a Free Syrian Army Unit Uncovered the Rebels' Israeli Connection and Switched Sides
Before the Golan Brigade was targeted for destruction by Israel and Al Qaeda, it was allied with them.
US Falsely Accuses Iran of Violating Nuclear Deal
Haley Cites Iran's Support for Syria and Iraq at Security Council
Yemen Health Ministry: Closure of Sanaa Airport Likely Killed 10,000
Saudi Blockade Has Prevented Aid Shipments, Evacuation of Patients
The United States and the Crucifixion of Yemen
The United States Is Complicit in the Destruction of Yemen
Our Russia Fixation Is Devolving Into an Assault on Political Discourse
A new project by the German Marshall Fund claims to track the influence of foreign propaganda—but warps reality to accommodate an alarming new Russophobia.
America's Ukraine Hypocrisy
LIST: Qatar waives visas for 80 nationalities amid Gulf boycott
Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why?
Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Venezuela: Helicopter Attack as Opposition Steps up Campaign to Overthrow Maduro
Latest Venezuelan Opposition Coup Attempt Against Maduro Linked to DEA, CIA
More than 80 people miraculously avoided injury or death in a helicopter attack that targeted Venezuelan government buildings this week. The attack may have been part of an attempted coup supported by the U.S. as it seeks to topple Venezuela's government to gain access to its massive oil reserves.
Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why?
War As U.S. Foreign Policy
The Growing Danger of War With Iran
Deposed Saudi Crown Prince Confined To Palace
Saudi officials deny claims Mohammed bin Nayef is under house arrest while power transition takes effect
'Foolishness!' - Golding slams Gonsalves over Venezuela crisis
Jamaica's decision to participate in discussions at the Organisation of American States (OAS) – whose general assembly starts today – over the Venezuela situation is "correct", former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said, as he chides opposing CARICOM leaders for their "foolish" position.
Mattis claims Syria heeded U.S. warnings over chemical strike: ‘They didn't do it'
Qatar could face 'permanent' isolation as UAE says Gulf states are considering fresh sanctions
Other punitive measures are being discussed, Emirati diplomat says, dismissing press freedom concerns over demands to close Al Jazeera
UN: Demand to shut Al Jazeera a threat to media freedom
UN rights expert says Saudi-led campaign to close the Al Jazeera network is a 'major blow to media pluralism'.
U.S. Retreats From Al-Tanf - Gives Up On Occupying South East Syria
Make No Mistake, the U.S. is Already at War in Syria
Trump's anti-war promises were just glib campaign rhetoric.
NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard
A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry.
Why the London Terror Attack Happened Now
Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Why the London Terror Attack Happened Now
This is what Theresa May refused to tell you in her schoolyard sermon on terror
The Prime Minister is going to have her 'embarrassing conversations' with Britain's Muslims, who have no power to switch off the evil ideology which Wahhabism represents. She does have that power – but she won't use it
Cause and Effect John Pilger on Terror in Britain
'Blame the internet' is just not a good enough response, Theresa May
We can feel pretty certain that the London Bridge attackers did the following things: owned smartphones; and used Google, YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp. That isn't because owning those things and using those services marks you out as a terrorist: it's because it marks you out as someone living in the west in the 21st century.
A 50-Year Occupation: Israel's Six-Day War Started With a Lie
Fifty years ago, between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel invaded and occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights. The Six-Day War, as it would later be dubbed, saw the Jewish David inflict a humiliating defeat on the Arab Goliath, personified perhaps by Gamal Abdel Nasser's Egypt.
Netanyahu insists Israel retain Jordan Valley military control
PM says 'we seeks peace that will last for generations,' but 'we must maintain security'
U.S. poised to warn U.N. rights forum of possible withdrawal
This Is Why Saudi Arabia and Its Allies Suddenly Cut Ties to Qatar
The Saudis and their allies are demanding, in effect, that Qatar end its independent foreign policy and tame or close down its television station, Al Jazeera.
Mr Trump's unqualified support for the Sunni monarchies and autocrats during his two-day visit to Riyadh emboldened the kingdom to start a second and, it hopes, final round in its confrontation with Qatar. Mr Trump may not have intended to touch off this latest crisis when he aggressively and inaccurately demonised Iran and by implication the Shia as the source of all terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa. But his words were interpreted by the Saudis as enabling them to move against Qatar though it is home to a major US base.
Qatar hosts largest US military base in Mideast
Qatar split raises problems for US with Iran, ISIS
What's Happening in the Persian Gulf
Early Monday morning, five Arab states–Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen–along with the Maldives, broke all diplomatic and physical ties with the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar. All six countries say they are withdrawing their diplomats from Qatar within 48 hours and expect Qatari diplomats to reciprocate within the same time frame, and other Qatari nationals in those countries have two weeks to leave.
Qatar's Tensions With GCC Took Root During the Arab Spring
Qatar Sided With Muslim Brotherhood Against Regional Dictators
Qatar denounces 'unjustified' cut of Gulf ties
Qatar on Monday slammed the decisions of three Gulf states to sever ties with it, saying they were "unjustified" and aimed to put Doha under political "guardianship".
Pentagon Praises Qatar as US Tries to Stay Out of Split With Saudis
Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election
Gov't contractor charged with leaking classified info to media
The Department of Justice charged 25-year-old government contractor Reality Leigh Winner with sharing top secret material with a media outlet, prosecutors announced in a press release Monday.
How The Intercept Outed Reality Winner
Today, The Intercept released documents on election tampering from an NSA leaker. Later, the arrest warrant request for an NSA contractor named "Reality Winner" was published, showing how they tracked her down because she had printed out the documents and sent them to The Intercept.
President Vladimir Putin On Alleged Russian Election Interference
Montenegro Joins NATO, First New Member in a Decade
NATO welcomed the tiny country of Montenegro, as its 29th member Monday – the first new member in nearly ten years and a move that comes on the heels of President Trump's visit to NATO's headquarters.
Hiding the Ugly Business of U.S. Torture
A grisly feature of the "war on terror" was America's descent into torture, but the powers-that-be have decided that the common folk shouldn't worry their little heads about this ugliness, reports ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
Israel's Yinon Plan, Saudi Wahhabism & US Wars: Arab Christians Pushed Into Mass Exodus
"The real danger lies in whether the Christian world loses the last early Christians...the last ancient souls of the earth." Such is the dire prediction by one writer regarding the ongoing exodus of Arab Christians from the Middle East - an exodus triggered by Western neo-colonialism and Zionist expansion that suits the military-industrial complex.
Why Was Comey Fired?
Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Why Was Comey Fired?
The simplest explanation is that Trump doesn't like him much and doesn't trust him at all.
New South Korean president vows to address North Korea, broader tensions 'urgently'
The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War
The U.S. mainstream media voiced moral outrage when Russian warplanes killed civilians in Aleppo but has gone silent as U.S. warplanes slaughter innocents in Mosul and Raqqa, notes Nicolas J S Davies.
US Airstrike Kills 11 Civilians in Northern Syria
French Election A Catastrophe For World Peace
Marine Le Pen's defeat, if the vote count was honest, indicates that the French are even more insouciant than Americans.
Trump Agrees to Arm Kurds in Hugely Significant Move for Syria
Erdogan Rips US Plan to Arm Syrian Kurds
Officials Say Turkey Will Never Accept a NATO Ally Supporting Kurds
How U.S. Meddling in the Bosnia Conflict Changed the Face of NATO
U.S. likely to expand airline laptop ban to Europe: government officials
New footage from Syria shows aftermath of Sarin attack which killed 92
Horrifying new footage from Syria has emerged showing the moment poisonous gas killed 92 people in the northern part of the country.
Poll: Over 40% Of Americans Back Sanctions on Israel For Crimes Against Palestinians
Four United Nations peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic, 8 injured and one missing
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