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African leaders cautiously back strategy to quit global court
Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017

African leaders cautiously back strategy to quit global court
Broad antipathy towards the court among Africans who feel the International Criminal Court unfairly targets them

If Americans Truly Cared About Muslims, They Would Stop Killing Them by the Millions

US Raid Destroyed Most of Yemen Village, FM Blasts ‘Extrajudicial Killing'
The weekend raid by SEAL Team 6 forces into Yemen to target what was described as "al-Qaeda headquarters," was championed by the administration as a great success in the initial wake of it, but subsequent accounts have instead shown a complete disaster, with losses among the attack US forces and substantial harm to civilians, virtually destroying the entire village and leading Yemen's Foreign Minister to fault the attack as "extrajudicial killings."

War Crimes: Key Decision Point for a New President
In 2011, American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were murdered – killed without charge or trial – on the orders of then-president Barack Obama.

Clamoring for Israeli Approval: Trump's Election Promises Will Haunt Him

White House puts Iran ‘on notice,' won't rule out military force
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's administration is "officially putting Iran on notice," and senior administration officials later refused to rule out military action against the Islamic Republic.

Iran confirms missile test, drawing tough response from Trump aide

Iran's President derides Donald Trump as too inexperienced for 'the world of politics'

Operation Chaos: Trump Will Ignite a Powder Keg in the Middle East

Report: Intelligence on fight against IS wasn't falsified
An independent Pentagon probe concluded Wednesday that U.S. military leaders didn't falsify intelligence about progress in the fight against the Islamic State group. Still, it found many analysts strongly believed their reports were distorted to paint a more positive picture of the campaign.

Syrian army dash to al-Bab risks Turkey clash
A rapid advance by the Syrian army towards the Islamic State-held city of al-Bab risks sparking a confrontation with Turkey as Damascus seeks to stop its neighbor penetrating deeper into a strategically important area of northern Syria.

Syria opposition says U.N. can't pick delegates to peace talks
Syria's main opposition body said on Wednesday it would be "unacceptable" for the United Nations to choose opposition delegates to the next round of peace talks in Geneva planned for this month.

Trump Aims to Focus Counter-Extremism Program Exclusively on Islam
Program Had Previously Also Targeted Neo-Nazis

According to Reuters, the Trump Administration intends to change the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program significantly, moving it away from a broad goal of countering all violent ideologies to solely focusing on Islam, renaming it "Countering Islamic Extremism" in the process.

Judge orders halt to Trump's ban for immigrant visa holders

Ukraine: US Will Never Accept Russia's Annexation of Crimea

Russia charges cyber security expert, FSB officers with treason: lawyer

Will Trump Blunder Into A War With China?
In his Jan. 13 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson made an extraordinary comment concerning China's activities in the South China Sea. The U.S., he said, must "send a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops," adding that Beijing's "access to those islands is not going to be allowed."

A "Color Revolution" Is Under Way in the United States
A Russian joke goes like this: "Question: why can there be no color revolution in the United States? Answer: because there are no US Embassies in the United States."

Putin on E. Ukraine flare-up: Kiev trying to extort US, EU cash by playing the victim

Donald Trump tweets he will study 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia
Australia's relationship with the United States, its closest ally, has been rocked by the leaking of a fiery telephone conversation between Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump over the proposed refugee resettlement deal.

Mexico: 20% gas price hike fuels looting, protests
Posted: Friday, January 6, 2017

Mexico: 20% gas price hike fuels looting, protests
A hefty government gas price hike is fueling protests, looting and road blockades in Mexico. Authorities arrested more than 250 people for robbery and acts of vandalism around the country this week,

Donald Trump 'orders Barack Obama's ambassadors to resign their posts' in unprecented move
The move risks leaving the US without envoys in key countries like Britain, Germany and Canada

Saddam Hussein's death warrant signed 'on day one' after 9/11, former CIA analyst reveals
'We went to Iraq to do all of these things, to find the weapons of mass destruction, to help build a new Iraq, to establish rule of law, give the Iraqi people democracy, and one by one, all of those things just crumbled'

US Spy Chief Claims 'Unprecedented' Russian Involvement in US Vote
Promises to Provide Evidence Sometime Next Week

US Officials 'Baffled' as Turkey Accepts Russian Help in al-Bab, Declines US Support
Turkey Warns US Military Support Against ISIS 'Insufficient'

Documents Reveal New Details of Syria Ceasefire
Documents Reaffirm That Nusra Front is Not a Participant of Ceasefire

US vows to CRUSH Russia as '2017 will be year of the OFFENSIVE' against Putin
VLADIMIR Putin has been warned he is doomed to failure in Ukraine and that 2017 will be a year of anti-Russian aggression.

Danger in Democrats Demonizing Putin
With the Clintons' corporate money machine floundering after a devastating election defeat, Democrats are desperate to find someone to blame and have dangerously settled on Vladimir Putin, writes Norman Solomon.

The FBI Never Asked For Access To Hacked Computer Servers
The Democratic National Committee tells BuzzFeed News that the bureau "never requested access" to the servers the White House and intelligence community say were hacked by Russia.

WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived

Big Media's Contra-Cocaine Cover-up
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016

Michigan Cops Strap Black Man To A Chair As One Officer Severely Beats Him Until He Is Blind In One

Nobel Peace Prize: Santos calls for 'rethink' of war on drugs
The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, has used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to call for the world to "rethink" the war on drugs.

Big Media's Contra-Cocaine Cover-up
Twelve years ago, a campaign of character assassination by the major U.S. newspapers drove an honest journalist to suicide. Now those papers claim to be paragons of truth-telling, says Robert Parry.

Game over for the US in Syria
With Aleppo on the brink of liberation from US-supported 'moderate' jihadi rebels, Barack Obama's White House is in damage control mode — but it's about time they admit it's game over.

The Agenda of Corporate Media Is Regime Change' in Syria

US to send 200 more troops to Syria to bolster Raqqa assault
Ash Carter announces extra personnel and criticises allies in Middle East for not doing enough in fight against Isis

Boeing's $16B aircraft deal with Iran Air faces challenges

Netanyahu to Offer Trump 'Five Ideas' for Killing Iran Nuclear Pact
Claims There Are Several Ways to Sabotage the Pact

Iran says Gulf worried about war risks with Trump

Iran summons UK envoy over 'divisive' May remarks to Gulf Arabs

How To INSTANTLY Tell If Russia Hacked the Election
Anonymous CIA officials claim that Russia hacked the U.S. election by accessing emails from top Democratic officials and then leaking them to Wikileaks.

Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA's Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence
The Washington Post late Friday night published an explosive story that, in many ways, is classic American journalism of the worst sort: The key claims are based exclusively on the unverified assertions of anonymous officials, who in turn are disseminating their own claims about what the CIA purportedly believes, all based on evidence that remains completely secret.

Britain says West cannot treat Russia as an equal partner
Britain's defense minister said on Sunday he was ready to work with his new U.S. counterpart but that Western nations could not treat Russia as an equal partner as Moscow was a strategic competitor.

China 'seriously concerned' after Trump questions Taiwan policy
President-elect says he sees no reason why the US should continuing abiding by One China policy unless a bargain is reached with Beijing involving trade

Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25
Bombing comes during a sweeping crackdown against Islamic militants by security forces; many supporters of former Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammad Morsi blame Christrians for his ousting.

A Clinton Fan Manufactured Fake News That MSNBC Personalities Spread to Discredit WikiLeaks Docs
The phrase "Fake News" has exploded in usage since the election, but the term is similar to other malleable political labels such as "terrorism" and "hate speech"; because the phrase lacks any clear definition, it is essentially useless except as an instrument of propaganda and censorship. The most important fact to realize about this new term: Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Former Icelandic minister claims US sent 'planeload of FBI agents to frame Julian Assange' during mission to the country in 2011

Think Trump's scary now?
Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016

This is why everything you've read about the wars in Syria and Iraq could be wrong
It is too dangerous for journalists to operate in rebel-held areas of Aleppo and Mosul. But there is a tremendous hunger for news from the Middle East, so the temptation is for the media to give credence to information they get second hand

Think Trump's scary now? Obama is leaving him with broad war powers
The president-elect keeps news cycles churning with his unhinged tweets, but it's the current administration's expanding military license that should scare us

Political Science's "Theory of Everything"
The famous Indian story of the Blind Men and the Elephant is a metaphor highlighting that while one's subjective experience can be true, it can also be limited by its failure to account for other truths or a totality of truth. A similar metaphor can be used to try to explain the hidden forces guiding the US Government

UN apologizes for Haiti cholera spread, not for causing it

Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

Putin & Trump discuss Syria and US-Russia relations in phone call – Kremlin
US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have held their first telephone call, in which the two leaders discussed Syria and agreed to improve and develop bilateral ties, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Obama Claims Trump Will Remain Committed to NATO
Says Trump Assured Him He Will Maintain Alliance

Assange 'finally afforded opportunity' to give statement to Sweden, complains of 'irregularities'
Whistleblower Julian Assange says he "cooperated fully" with Swedish investigators during a seven-hour interview inside the Ecuadorian embassy concerning rape charges from 2010. Assange's legal team also accused the investigators of "procedural irregularities."

'War crimes of torture': ICC prosecutor signals charges against US armed forces, CIA
The US may have committed war crimes of torture, cruel treatment and rape, when it interrogated dozens of people in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said.

Syrian rebels battle each other north of Aleppo

Saudi warplanes kill 14 in Yemen: attack on fuel trucks, medics, residents

US, Allies Massacre at Will, Yet Condemn Russia
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016

US, Allies Massacre at Will, Yet Condemn Russia
We really have entered a macabre twilight zone when US-led warplanes are massacring civilians in several countries – and yet Washington and its allies condemn others for war crimes.

Saudi Arabia 'deliberately targeting impoverished Yemen's farms and agricultural industry'
Increasing evidence suggests Kingdom is not merely bombing civilians in neighbouring country, but systematically targeting infrastructure survivors will need to avoid starvation when the war is over

Saudi Wealth Silences France over Regime's Crimes in Yemen, Syria: French Journalist

U.S. has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases to North Africa

U.S. now using Tunisia to conduct drone operations in Libya – U.S. sources

U.N. peace plan for Yemen seems to sideline exiled president

'America Has Lost' in the Philippines

Philippine leader Duterte now wants U.S. troops out 'in the next two years'

CEPAL: There Is "Definitely No Humanitarian" Crisis in Venezuela
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) has dismissed claims circulated by the Venezuelan opposition and the international media that the country is facing a "humanitarian crisis".

Opposition, socialist supporters face off in Caracas

Venezuela crisis enters dangerous phase as Maduro foes go militant

Clinton Adviser Proposes Attacking Iran to Aid the Saudis in Yemen

The U.S. Cyberwar With Russia Will Wait for President Hillary Clinton
American officials keep talking about how they'll hit back at Russia for hacking the DNC. But any counterstrike will have to wait until after the election.

The Historic UN Vote On Banning Nuclear Weapons
History was made at the United Nations today. For the first time in its 71 years, the global body voted to begin negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

The Modern History of 'Rigged' US Elections
Donald Trump claims the U.S. presidential election is "rigged," drawing condemnation from the political/media establishment which accuses him of undermining faith in American democracy. But neither side understands the real problem, says Robert Parry.

Putin Asks: "Is America Now A Banana Republic"
Moments ago, Russian president started speaking at the final session of the Valdai International Discussion Club's 13th annual meeting in Sochi. More than 130 experts and political analysts from Russia and other countries are taking part in this year's three-day meeting, titled 'The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow'.

Russia unveils 'Satan 2' missile powerful enough to 'wipe out UK, France or Texas'
Russia has released the first image of its new nuclear missile, a weapon so powerful that it could wipe out nearly all of the United Kingdom or France.

Russia to destroy all of its chemical weapons by end of 2017

Russia Has Called the War Party's Bluff
A hot war is not going to break out after Nov. 8th - thanks to shrewd moves and preparation by Moscow

Putin: Russia Is Not Going to Attack Anyone
Claims of Russian Threats 'Simply Stupid'

The real reason for the Calais Jungle clearance isn't what you may think
On Tuesday 25 October, the dismantling of the 'Calais Jungle' refugee camp began in France. But the situation in Calais is symptomatic of the crisis more broadly; that is, companies and individuals profiting from the misery of refugees.

The USA are about to face the worst crisis of their history and how Putin's example might inspire Trump
Watching the last Presidential debate was a rather depressing experience. I thought that Trump did pretty well, but that really is not the point here. The point is this: no matter who wins, an acute crisis is inevitable.

Hurricane Matthew
Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Devastation: Aerial footage shows Haiti villages leveled by Hurricane Matthew as death toll climbs to 112 across the Caribbean

Two Chicago police officers uncovered a massive criminal enterprise within the department. Then they were hung out to dry.

Mass. High Court Says Black Men May Have Legitimate Reason To Flee Police
Black men who try to avoid an encounter with Boston police by fleeing may have a legitimate reason to do so — and should not be deemed suspicious — according to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Charlotte Police Release Partial Shooting Video, Say Keith Scott 'Absolutely' Had Gun

Charlotte, NC, Police Say Keith Lamont Scott Had a Gun, but Was That Enough to Detain Him?
In North Carolina, the open carry of a handgun is legal, and concealed carry is legal with a permit. In addition, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled in 2013 that police do not have sufficient cause to stop and search someone—or a person with that person—just because he or she is carrying a handgun.

America is a Big FATCA Liar
FATCA has caused enormous disruption around the world, leading many foreign banks and other institutions to ban American clients. It’s also prompted thousands of U.S. citizens to give up their citizenship to avoid this and worse fates. It is almost universally hated by Americans and foreigners alike.

Baltimore man who called 911 for help dies after being punched by police

City 'changed forever' as authorities hunt mall gunman

Bolivia Ended Its Drug War by Kicking Out the DEA and Legalizing Coca

A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find

Almost all living people outside of Africa trace back to a single migration more than 50,000 years ago

US War Crimes or 'Normalized Deviance'
Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016

US War Crimes or 'Normalized Deviance'
The U.S. foreign policy establishment and its mainstream media operate with a pervasive set of hypocritical standards that justify war crimes — or what might be called a "normalization of deviance," writes Nicolas J S Davies.

Election Meddling: Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA

The New York Times whitewashes US imperialism in Middle East and contemplates ethnic cleansing

Hezbollah Leader: WHY the US created Daesh (ISIS)

Obama and Hillary DID Found ISIS: This 2012 US Government Memo Proves It

A former CIA asset has become a U.S. headache in Libya

Reports: Irish IOC chief Patrick Hickey arrested in Rio
The head of the European Olympic committee is being accused of illegally scalping tickets for the Summer Games currently being held in Rio.

Evidence mounts that NSA computer code was stolen

NPR Host Demands That Assange Do Something Its Own Reporters Are Told Never to Do
In a ten-minute interview aired Wednesday morning, NPR's David Greene asked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange five times to reveal the sources of the leaked information he has published on the internet.

Snowden: Exposure of alleged NSA tools may be warning to US

Hillary, Trump, and War with Russia: The Goddamdest Stupid Idea I Have Ever Heard, and I Have Lived in Washington
Don't look for a walk-over. The T14 Armata, Russia's latest tank. You don't want to fight this monster if you can think of a better idea, such as not fighting it.

Russian Military Options in Syria and the Ukraine

US: Russia's Use of Iran Bases Could Violate UN Resolution
Russia Points Out That's Obviously Not the Case

Our Syria strikes out of Iran do not violate U.N. resolution 2231: Russia

China says seeks closer military ties with Syria
China wants to have closer military ties with Syria, state media on Tuesday cited a senior Chinese officer as saying during a rare visit to the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

Nuclear Blackmail and America's Fantasy War with China
Another day, another piece of US think-tankery poo-pooing the prospects for a nuclear confrontation with the PRC.

US Has Nearly 30,000 Defense Contractors in Afghanistan
Over Three Times as Many Contractors as Soldiers Remain

Western Value... Making a Killing in Yemen
The slaughter in Yemen just keeps getting worse, with civilians at the bloody forefront. Yet, shamefully – moreover tellingly – there is no uproar in the Western media.

American Complicity in Yemen's War

128 Killed in Iraq; ISIS Prisons in Fallujah Yield Corpses

Australian Authorities Hacked Computers in the US

South Sudan says probes any army abuses, executes two soldiers

Bin Laden's Son Urges Overthrow of Saudi Rulers

US Impunity under threat: Turkey may disintegrate NATO
If Turkey leaves NATO, that would be a big change. Turkey has been in the pockets of Washington for a long time. If Washington was behind the coup, this probably has damaged the relationship permanently. Erdogan has very strong motives to realign with Russia despite the problems he had caused.

Turkish police detain two dozen journalists after closing pro-Kurdish daily

'They want to uproot me and bring a Jewish citizen'
The "unrecognised" Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran will be demolished to make way for up to 10,000 Jewish Israelis.

Israel to demolish Bedouin school near Jerusalem
The Jahalin school opened its doors a week earlier than scheduled, in protest at Israeli orders for its closure.

Israel to pay Turkey $20 million in compensation after six-year rift

Israel arrests Hamas election committee member

North Korea Says It Has Resumed Plutonium Production

North Korea's No. 2 Diplomat in London Defects to the South

Is Trump Sabotaging His Campaign?

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