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No ‘Big Change’ Expected in France’s Foreign Policy under Macron: SIPRI Chief

Paris (Tasnim) – The director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) described French president-elect Emmanuel Macron as a foreign policy novice, saying that he expects “no very big change” in the country’s external policy under the new president. “Macron is generally regarded as having far less understanding of foreign and security policy issues than he does […]

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US Sharply Snubs Turkey as It Announces Arms for Syrian Kurds

Raqqa (teleSUR) – While arms supplies for Kurds may clear the road to victory in Raqqa, the move will definitely complicate relations between Washington and Ankara. U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a swift snub to NATO partner Turkey, approving the sale of arms to Kurdish fighters seeking to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from the […]

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Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock

Kabul (Tasnim) – Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers to work with a greater number […]

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Israel Border Police Fatally Shoot 16-Year-Old Palestinian Girl

Tel Aviv (TeleSUR) – “Why do you continue to tell lies? What did that girl do? What did she do? Do you actually want peace?” one bystander shouted at Israeli police. Israeli border police shot and killed 16-year-old Fatima Afif Abd al-Rahman Hjeiji in occupied East Jerusalem Sunday evening, with witnesses saying she was “executed in cold blood,” Palestinian […]

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US Bill Calls for Inspections of Russian Far East Seaports

Moscow (SCF) – On May 4, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea targeting its shipping industry and slave labor among other things as tensions continued to mount over North Korea’s advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R. 1644) is designed to undercut North Korea’s economy […]

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Israel’s Cabinet Submits Bill to Declare ‘Jewish Nation State’

Jerusalem (MEE) – Cabinet drafts bill declaring Israel as ‘national home of the Jewish people’ and degrades Arabic from official language status. Israel’s cabinet breathed new life on Sunday into efforts to anchor in law the country’s status as a Jewish state and revokes Arabic’s “official language” status, in legislation Palestinians have described as an […]

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North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong-Un

Pyongyang (GPA) – Pyongyang says this effort from the U.S. and South Korea has gone “beyond the limits.” North Korea accused the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence service of attempting assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-Un, with a bio-chemical weapon. The statement from North Korea’s Ministry of State Security released Friday said the U.S. intelligence agency […]