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US, EU remain at odds over Jerusalem

Brussels (MEMO) – In a fresh display of Western discord over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its Israel embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its European Union allies voiced support for EastJerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state. Vice-President Mike Pence, visiting Jerusalem, announced the timing of the move in […]

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Brexit Talks Hit Wall on Irish Border Issue

Brussels (GPA) – With the Tories refusing to give any ground in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, the question of the border between the [Republic of] Ireland and Northern Ireland is beginning to weigh on London. Although it is still early in the Brexit negotiation process, one question that continues to plague the U.K. government is the issue of […]

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Hostile Posturing Towards Iran Proves U.S. Losing Grip on Power

Washington D.C. – Donald Trump will make a highly anticipated decision this month that could send shockwaves throughout all aspects of foreign policy, trade, and diplomatic relations. Many pundits expect Trump to entirely decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka Iran Nuclear Deal and possibly even designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign […]

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Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Receives E.U. Delegation

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemen’s Supreme Political Council met with a delegation from the European Union yesterday to discuss the humanitarian crisis, siege, Saudi war crimes, and a potential peace process. President Saleh Ali al-Sammad and Vice President Qasim Labuza met with the head of the E.U. delegation to Yemen, Antonia Calvo Puerta yesterday. Highlighting the humanitarian catastrophe and […]

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EU Reaches Out to Local Governments in Libya to Address Issues

ISIS IN ACTION Battles continue in the final area (Khribish) in Sabri district of Benghazi, where a number of fighters and families are now still believed to be holding out, despite General Haftar’s announcement of official victory in Benghazi on 5 July. 10 LNA fighters were killed last week according to pro-LNA media. This raises […]

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Germany: Protesters Demand G-20 Address Humanitarian, Environmental Concerns

Hamburg (TeleSUR) – Protests ensue combating social and environmental issues in Hamburg preceding G-20 meeting with world leaders. Activist groups lead thousands in protests in the German city of Hamburg preceding the July G-20 meeting to demand world leaders confront growing humanitarian and environmental issues. Almost 100,000 demonstrators are expected to march through the peaceful city of Hamburg […]

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Dutch Parliament Helps Seal Deal Between Brussels and Kiev

The Hague (GPA) – Yesterday, the parliament of the Netherlands voted to remove the final roadblock to securing economic cooperation between the European Union and the crypto-fascist government in Ukraine. Despite an initial rejection by public referendum, the upper house of the Dutch parliament voted 50 to 25 in favor of proceeding with an association […]

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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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Europe Mulls Acquiring Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Berlin (SCF) With Donald Trump leading the United States, Europe seems to be losing trust in the American nuclear umbrella. As the EU focuses on the need to have its own military, the issue of European nuclear deterrent comes to the fore. The debate has been triggered. This issue is intensively discussed in Germany. The nuclear […]

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European Parliament Approves Massive ‘Undemocratic’ Trade Deal

Strasbourg – (teleSUR) The controversial CETA trade deal between Canada and the EU revives a mechanism which allows corporations to sue governments for passing regulations. Despite seven years of massive grassroots mobilization and a petition with over 3.5 million signatures, the European Parliament voted to approve the highly controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between […]