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Xi Rumored to be Planning Trip to the DPRK, Possibly Changing US Calculations

Beijing (GPA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping is rumored to be planning a trip to the DPRK for the country’s 70th anniversary in what would be a crucial show of unity in the face of renewed US pressure. The Singaporean news outlet The Straits Times reported over the weekend that Chinese President Xi Jinping may be planning a […]

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US Announces ‘Action Group’ to Coordinate Anti-Iran Efforts

Washington (MEE) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday the establishment of the Iran Action Group, a task-force that would coordinate all of President Donald Trump’s efforts against Iran. The group will be led by Brian Hook, a State Department official who served as an adviser to John Bolton in 2006 when the Iran hawk […]

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Trump to Netanyahu: Palestinians Must Be Completely Conquered

Washington D.C. (GPA) – The Washington correspondent of Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Amir Tibon, headlined on the night of Tuesday, August 14, “Trump Administration Wants to See a Gaza Cease-fire ‘With or Without the Palestinian Authority’,” and he reported that “The Trump administration wants to see a long-term cease-fire in Gaza, with or without the support […]

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UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria

Damascus (MPN) – By maintaining an ISIS pocket in the territory it occupies, the U.S. can continue to justify its illegal presence in the country for the long-term, ultimately substituting Iran for ISIS as its new regional boogeyman. A recent report from the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Monitoring Team has found that many of the places in […]

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Turkey Sanctions US, Rejects Pastors Appeal, Cuts Deals with Qatar, Lira up 7%

Ankara (GPA) – The rapid decline in US-Turkish relations took reached several new levels in the past 24 hours with Turkey sanctioning US products, and the lira actually climbing as a result. US-Turkish relations have been declining for some time now but lately, the usual diplomatic incidents have been occurring at breakneck speed. This last day and a […]

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Turkish Airlines, Telecoms Firm to Halt US Advertising

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkey’s national airline and its main telecoms firm will halt advertising in US media in response to the crisis in relations between the two allies, company officials said today. Flag carrier Turkish Airlines and Turk Telekom made their announcements after a campaign on Twitter calling for an end to advertising in US media outlets. The […]

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Erdogan Says ‘US Shot Turkey in the Foot’

Ankara (TM) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said the US has shot Turkey in the foot with its recent sanction decisions, underlining that Ankara would not give in to the pressure and is “ready to fight,” the Cumhuriyet daily reported. Erdogan accused the United States of seeking to stab Turkey “in the back” over a […]

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Worried About Election Interference? 5 Clear Times the US Meddled in Elections Abroad

Washington D.C. (GPA) – If you read any article about the “Russian hacking” or “U.S. election interference” you will likely see some reference to the U.S.’s own long history of election interference. Yet most of these articles defend the U.S. by claiming that such interference campaigns dropped off significantly since the end of the Cold […]

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The Real Reasons why US-Turkey Relations Have Hit an All-Time Low

Ankara (GPA) – Over the past week, US-Turkey relations have hit an all-time low, but how did these two allies end up at odds with each other? If you’ve been watching the news over the past week you may think the current hostility between Washington and Ankara is about the US pastor, Andrew Brunson. Brunson, who has been […]

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US Judge Approves Seizure of Citgo, Stealing the Venezuelan Asset

Wilmington, DE (GPA) – A US judge has ruled to in favor of the seizure of Citgo, the US branch of the Venezuelan state-run oil company. Judge Leonard P. Stark of the U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Deleware approved the seizure of Citgo, the Venezuelan state’s external asset that sells their oil in North America in a […]

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