Author: GPA News

South Korea’s Park Questioned at Court Hearing on Arrest Request

Seoul (Tasnim) – South Korea’s disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power. Live TV footage earlier showed a stern-looking Park entering the Seoul Central District Court building amid a barrage of camera flashes. […]

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Scary Nuke Maps Drive Narrative on North Korea ‘Threat’

Tensions between the United States and North Korea are making their way back into the news after a series of missile tests and presidential Twitter threats. Meanwhile, a conservative think tank—previously thought all but dead—has seen a resurgence in relevancy, thanks to its alignment with Donald Trump. The result is that the Heritage Foundation has […]

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US Backing for Israel Cause of Regional, Global Insecurity: Iran

Tehran, Iran (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed US vice president’s claim that Tehran is destabilizing the region, saying it is Washington’s support for the Tel Aviv regime that intensifies insecurity and instability. “Unfortunately, the United States’ polices in support of the Zionist regime’s aggressive measures against the people of the region and […]

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Erdogan’s War of Words Inciting Terror in Europe

Ankara, Turkey (SCF) – Only hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a bloodcurdling warning about terror attacks against European citizens, four people lay dead on the streets of London. That death toll may rise further because several of those injured in the attack this week in the British capital are in critical condition, fighting for […]

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Central Asia: Chinese Authorities on High Alert in Xinjiang Over IS Threat

Xinjiang, China (EAN) – Chinese authorities are on high alert in western Xinjiang Province after the appearance of an Islamic State propaganda video featuring militants from China’s Uighur ethnic minority group. In the 30-minute video, released in late February by the Al-Furat Province division of the Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq, heavily armed fighters […]

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Turkey, NATO: Getting Closer to Divorce

Ankara, Turkey (SCF) Turkey has been a NATO ally since 1952, and US aircraft have used Incirlik Air Base in the south during the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The base is home to a stockpile of US tactical nuclear weapons. A perusal of media reports leads to the conclusion that Turkey and NATO are heading […]

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Venezuela Finds US Army Uniforms in Paramilitary Camp at Border

Tachira, Venezuela (teleSUR) — Tachira— where the paramilitary camp was discovered — was also the region where the government found a large cache of Venezuelan currency in December Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Armed Forces, FANB, dismantled a right-wing paramilitary camp near the Colombian border Tuesday, discovering U.S. army uniforms, among others. The FANB also discovered stolen Venezuelan […]

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Deployment of US Troops to Worsen Situation in Syria: US Analyst

Tehran, Iran (Tasnim) – A California-based political analyst denounced a recent move by Washington to send additional forces to Syria to allegedly accelerate the defeat of the foreign-backed Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group, saying the deployment will “worsen the situation” in the Arab country. “This is a very negative development indicating the US has […]

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Turkey to Scrap Migration Agreement with EU

Ankara, Turkey (SCF) – Turkey’s relationship with the EU and NATO appears to have plumbed new lows. Ankara’s agreement with the EU to help hold back a flood of migrants is about to end. On March 13, Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus announced the freeze amid an escalating row over Turkish officials’ access to the Netherlands. Another […]

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Former IRA Fighter-Turned-Peacemaker McGuinness Dead at 66

Belfast N. Ireland (teleSUR) McGuinness forged an unlikely partnership-turned-friendship with Ian Paisley, when the Democratic Unionist Party was pushed to form a power-sharing alliance with his Sinn Fein republican party. Martin McGuinness, a former Irish Republican Army (IRA) commander, succumbed to the effects of a genetic disorder. He was diagnosed with a rare heart disease […]

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