Post-War Syria: The Next Big Crisis Between Russia and America?

Two years before the final defeat of Adolf Hitler—at a time when German armies still occupied a significant portion of the European part of the USSR and Festung Europa seemed to be impenetrable to the Western Allies—Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin had already begun discussions about the fate of postwar Europe. Even …

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‘Long-Desired Step’: Catalan Parliament Declares Independence from Spain

Following a secret ballot, MPs in the Catalan parliament declared independence from Spain, with the regional leader Carlos Puigdemont saying the people had completed “a long-desired step.” Lawmakers opposed to independence boycotted the vote. The assembly’s speaker announced that the motion was passed with 70 votes in favor, 10 against, and two blank ballots, according …

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Top Ten Most Curious Memos We Found in the Newly Released JFK Files

The US government has released thousands of files relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Sputnik takes a look at some of the juiciest information about the 20th century's most infamous murder. President Donald Trump has agreed to release 2,800 classified files, claiming the US public deserved to be "fully informed" about the assassination of then-president John Fitzgerald …

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Will Anyone Protect the Rohingya?

Since August, the Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Myanmar, has faced what a United Nations official called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Recent reports describe a campaign by Myanmar security forces to drive the Rohingya from the country permanently. Hundreds of thousands have fled to camps in neighboring Bangladesh, creating a new refugee crisis. …

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Trump’s Nuclear Dreams – Nightmares Past and Present

Preventing a nuclear war between the United States and North Korea may be the most pressing challenge facing the world right now. Our childish, ignorant, and incompetent president is shoving all of us -- especially the people of Asia -- ever nearer to catastrophe. While North Korea probably hasn’t yet developed the missiles to deliver …

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How the Elite Dominate the World – Part 4: They Buy Politicians, and Incumbents Almost Always Win

Once we wake up to how the game is being played, then we will have a real shot at changing things. For decades, the elite have been pulling the strings behind the scenes in both major political parties. That is why nothing has ever seemed to change very much no matter which party has been …

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