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Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats From US and Announces Sanctions

(GPA) Washington – In a response to the alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election, US officials announced they would be expelling 35 Russian diplomats from the United States as “punishment.” Washington will also be closing two compounds– one in New York and one in Maryland– which Russia uses for intelligence gathering. This all […]

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Erdogan Says He Has Proof of US Aiding Terrorists in Syria

(GPA) Ankara – Turkish President Recep Erdogan said in a press conference yesterday that he has proof of the US aiding terrorists in Syria such as the Kurdish YPG and PYD but also including the Islamic State (IS). Erdogan said it was “very clear” that the US is arming and supporting “terrorist groups including Daesh (IS)” […]

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US Sold $40 Billion in Weapons in 2015, Tops Global Arms Market

(teleSUR) Washington – While the global arms trade declined overall, the biggest sellers of global weapons, the United States and France, saw an increase in sales. With decades of imperialist meddling around the world and a culture defined by hyper-militarism, it’s no surprise the United States yet again topped the list of global weapons sales […]

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Trump Wants Obama to Veto UN Vote Against Israeli Settlements

(teleSUR) Palestine –  The resolution would demand Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the Obama administration on Thursday to veto a U.N. Security Council draft resolution calling for an immediate halt to illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Netanyahu […]

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Just After a Memo to Send Guns to Syria, Obama Now Sending More Special Forces

(GPA) Washington – Following the liberation of Aleppo by the Syrian military, president Obama first decided to send weapons to terrorist and now he is sending a new batch of US special forces to aid “rebel” groups. Just after the Syrian army freed the majority of East Aleppo, the Obama administration has made multiple moves […]

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Hands Off Syria Coalition Slams US Policy, Corporate Media Lies

(TeleSUR) New York – Speakers repeatedly called on the U.S. to stop its regime change policy in Syria. At a press conference at the United Nations, the Hands Off Syria Coalition — an international initiative calling on the U.S. government and its Western allies to stop intervening in Syria — discussed their objectives and goals and debunked some […]

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Blaming Russia for Starting Arms Race, US Beefs Up Its Nuclear Potential

(SCF) United States – There is a lot of ballyhoo raised in the West over Russia’s effort to boost its strategic nuclear potential while the US is cutting down. A Daily Beast report serves as a good example. It says, «While the US military has been steadily cutting the number of nukes it loads on submarines and bombers and […]

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After Death of TPP, China Makes Moves to Dominate Asia With New Trade Pacts

(GPA) Lima – For all the horrible chapters and faults of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), it seems President Obama was right about one thing – without the trade pact, southeast Asian countries are now looking to China for economic opportunity. This past week at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru, Barrack Obama spent […]

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Will Trump Tear Up the Nuclear Deal with Iran?

(SCF) Tehran – Donald Trump’s victory in the US election and the coming changes in the country’s foreign policy are still a headline story for the global media. Although there have been only cautious hints about the possibility of normalizing US-Russian relations, opponents of such a policy are already speaking up. One scenario being mentioned predicts a new […]

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Trump Team Says They Will Not Pursue Charges Against Clinton

(GPA) Washington D.C. – In an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said the Trump administration would not be pursuing charges against Hillary Clinton. After over a year of Trump supporters chanting “lock her up” in reference to Clinton and Trump saying in the final presidential debate that if […]