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74 Percent of Venezuelans Don’t Trust the Opposition: Survey

Caracas, Venezuela (teleSUR) The survey asked participants whether they believe the Democratic Unity Roundtable lives up to its goals and commitments. Venezuelan polling organization Meganalisis released a new survey Friday revealing that 74.3 percent of Venezuelans don’t trust the country’s right-wing opposition. The survey, conducted in February, asked participants whether they believe the Democratic Unity […]

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US Targets China & Russia Under Guise of ‘Korea Protector’

Seoul, South Korea (SCF) The sped-up deployment of America’s THAAD missile defense system in South Korea this week has triggered alarm over a new arms race in the Asia-Pacific region. Central to regional concerns is the following question: why is the US missile system capable of penetrating deep inside Chinese and Russian territory? The installation of the […]

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George W. Bush Now on Right Side of Press Corps’s Nostalgia Machine

New York (FAIR) “A welcome return.” That’s how the Guardian (2/27/17), in all sincerity, referred to George W. Bush’s mild criticisms of Donald Trump delivered to the reliably softball hosts of NBC‘s Today show. Bush alternately extolled the virtues of the news media (“indispensable to democracy“), waxed philosophical on the contributions of immigrants to America […]

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US Deploys Missile Defense in S. Korea despite Russia, China Opposition

Pyeongtaek, South Korea (Tasnim) – The US has begun to deploy its advanced THAAD anti-missile defense system in South Korea, despite angry opposition from Russia and China. The step comes after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles toward Japan as part of an exercise targeting US bases there. According to US Pacific Command, the first […]

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NYT Reporting on Trump’s Budget Outline Is Seriously Confused

New York (GPA) – News for the New York Times: Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are not political philosophers. Apparently the paper is confused on this issue, since it headlined a front-page piece on the budget, “Trump Budget Sets Up Clash Over Ideology Within GOP” (2/27/17). The article lays out this case in the fourth program: [Trump] also […]

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US Contemplates Attack Against North Korea

Washington (SCF) – The fact that the White House is seriously weighing the option of using military force against North Korea is an obvious deviation from what President Donald Trump said during the election campaign. He promised that the US would keep away from local conflicts. According to him, Iran was the main geopolitical foe. Now, this concept […]

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Colombia: Congress Votes to Confirm FARC as Political Party

Bogotá, Colombia (Tasnim) – Colombia’s House of Representatives voted 86 to 17 to approve the entry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, into electoral politics. The new law — which requires final approval by Colombia’s elected Senate — will guarantee FARC at least five seats in the House and five in the Senate […]

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The 5 Biggest Lies in Trump’s Speech to Congress

Washington DC (teleSUR) While some suggested that Trump’s speech was more “optimistic” than usual, the U.S. president stayed true to his fear mongering “alternative facts.” While many pundits suggested that U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday was an attempt to change the “tone” of the opening months of […]