US Threatens China & Other Nations Trading with North Korea After Missile Test

North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch is dangerous and requires an escalated diplomatic response, US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council. The US is preparing a new resolution that will likely target China’s trade with Pyongyang. The launch was “not only dangerous but reckless and irresponsible” and “cast a dark shadow of conflict …

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US Eyes India as Junior Partner in Afghan War

The regional tour of Pakistan and Afghanistan earlier this week by a «bipartisan» delegation of United States Senators gives some clues about the Trump administration’s strategy in Afghanistan which is expected to be unveiled by the middle of the month. There have been contradictory statements made by the leader of the delegation, Senator John McCain, …

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Trump in Poland: ‘The West Will Never, Ever Be Broken,’ ‘Our Civilization Will Triumph’

During his speech in Poland on Thursday, President Trump stood up for "our people" and "our civilization" and vowed that "the West will never, ever be broken." "Just as Poland cannot be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken," Trump said before a packed crowd …

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The Qatar Crisis Spreads to Africa

The explosion of contradictions between Qatar and Turkey on the one hand, and Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and their satellites on the other, is reflected in the military-political situation not only on the Arabian Peninsula, in Syria and Libya, but throughout Eastern Africa, associated with the crisis participants’ complicated system of relations. Despite their …

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How the Western Media Revises Reality

The goal of informing an audience is straightforward and employs equally straightforward methods. The goal of manipulating an audience, however, is more complicated. It involves not only manipulating the current facts, but also reaching back and forth through time to revise both distant and recent history. A recent example drawn from Bloomberg, illustrates how this …

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The Enemy of My Enemy is My…? The Saudi-American-Iranian-Russian-Qatari-Syrian Conundrum

The Middle East.  Could there be a more perilous place on Earth, including North Korea?  Not likely.  The planet’s two leading nuclear armed powers backing battling proxies amply supplied with conventional weapons; terror groups splitting and spreading; religious-sectarian wars threatening amid a plethora of ongoing armed hostilities stretching from Syria to Iraq to Yemen. And …

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Egypt Rounds Up Uyghur Muslims at Behest of Chinese Government

Authorities crack down on community of thousands of east Asian Muslims, many of whom who had fled Chinese religious persecution. Panic is spreading among Cairo's Uyghur community as Egyptian security forces round up students in raids on houses, schools and mosques, as part of a crackdown apparently carried out at the behest of the Chinese …

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Bangladesh: End Disappearances and Secret Detentions

Bangladesh law enforcement authorities have illegally detained hundreds of people since 2013, including scores of opposition activists, and held them in secret detention, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Bangladesh government should immediately stop this widespread practice of enforced disappearances, order prompt, impartial, and independent investigations into these allegations, provide answers …

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Australian Government Lines Up Behind US Threats to North Korea and China

On the pretext of responding to North Korea’s July 4 missile test, the Australian government has aligned itself explicitly behind the Trump administration’s military threats against North Korea and backed Washington’s ramped-up demands against China. In a joint media statement yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop blamed Pyongyang, not the US, …

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