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US Reportedly Mulls Airstrikes against Daesh (ISIS) Militants in Philippines

Washington D.C. (TNA) – Washington may launch a military operation that would allow the US military to conduct airstrikes against Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) positions in the Philippines, US media reported citing two defense officials. According to the NBC broadcaster’s Monday report, the plan to start the operation, which is currently being considered […]

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Gulf Diplomatic War with Qatar Opens Front in US Media

Washington D.C. (MEE) – Attack ads, lobbyists and tweets may do little to sway Washington wonks and lawmakers they are aimed at. A new word is making the rounds in Washington: Qatarism. The term was hatched by Saudi Arabia-funded publicists in the US capital in a bid to swing decision-makers against what they depict as a […]

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Iran Reserves Right to Respond to US Hostile Moves: Spokesman

Tehran (TNA) – New Sanctions Against Iran: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed the United States’ move to impose fresh sanctions on the Islamic Republic, saying Iran will not remain silent over such measures that are in violation of the JCPOA. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a congressional sanctions bill […]

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Vladimir Putin, at Wit’s End with Washington, Opts for Poker over Chess

Moscow (SCF) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a calculated bet that the embattled Trump administration will interpret his expulsion of hundreds of US diplomats from Russia as more of a friendly warning than an overtly hostile act. As US lawmakers on the weekend sent to President Trump’s desk a bill that would make […]

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Maduro Demands Explanation of CIA Chief’s ‘Interventional’ Words About Venezuela

Caracas (TN) – Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro demanded the United States to clarify the recent statement of CIA Director Mike Pompeo, suspecting Washington of intention to interfere with the affairs of the Latin American state. Pompeo said last week he had visited Mexico and Bogota in early July, talking about Venezuela and possible actions “for a […]

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Iran Rejects ‘Interfering’ White House Statement on Prisoners

Tehran (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed as “interfering and threatening” a statement made by the White House that has demanded the release of American convicts being held in Iran, stressing that Iran’s Judiciary is an independent body dealing with the violations of national security. “As usual, the White House’s comments are an example of interference in the […]

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Why Trump’s Threat to Slap Tariffs on Foreign Steel is a Bad Idea

Washington (The Conversation) – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump attracted a lot of support by promising to restore jobs to the American manufacturing sector. One sector that has been hit hard by purportedly unfair foreign competition is the U.S. steel industry. It supported as many as 650,000 American workers in the 1950s yet now employs only about 140,000. In order to […]

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Trump Looks to Expand Homeland Security Power Over Deportations

Washington D.C. (teleSUR) – The 13-page proposal opens the door for DHS officials to expand their jurisdictions to a national level. The White House is debating the expansion of the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to allow for the rapid deportation of undocumented immigrants. Current legislature dictates authorities can bypass immigration courts for individuals apprehended within […]