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41 Killed in US Attack on Syrian Mosque

Aleppo, Syria (teleSUR) “It was right after prayers at a time when there are usually religious lessons for men in it,” one witness told AFP. On Thursday the U.S. government confirmed that it carried out an airstrike in Syria which, according to AFP, struck a mosque killing 46 civilians. A spokesperson for U.S. Central Command […]

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US Concerned About Russian Presence in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 9 March, Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, the head of US Africa Command (AFRICOM), warned the US Senate’s foreign affairs committee that Islamic State (ISIS) is regrouping in Libya. He said “The status of ISIS in Libya is they are right now regrouping. They’re in small numbers, small groups.” Waldhauser oversaw the […]

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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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Trump Loosens Obama’s Lax Drone War Checks, Giving Power to CIA

Washington D.C. (teleSUR) Trump has already started to reverse many of Obama’s policies that weakly curtailed abuse in operating drones. The lax checks on former U.S. President Barack Obama’s drone war have become even worse as Donald Trump’s administration has handed power over to the CIA to carry out the targeted strikes without White House […]

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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 […]