Africa Analysis Asia China Middle East South America

Tired of US “Aid” (Exploitation), Africa and Global South Look to China

Beijing (MPN) – How much can Raytheon, Mastercard, Nokia, Monsanto and the like be trusted to invest in long-term outcomes in the global South? When you see the actors behind U.S. ‘aid and development’ in Africa, is it any wonder that African leaders would look for any other partner to work with? There has been […]

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Asia Myanmar

7 Buddhist Rakhines Killed in Myanmar March ‘Toward the Goal of Sovereignty’

Naypyidaw (TeleSUR) – One of the organizers leading the march advised Buddhist Rakhines to “take advantage of the weakness of the government and march toward the goal of sovereignty.” At least seven Rakhines have been killed and 12 injured in clashes during the commemoration event for the 233rd anniversary of the fall of the Arakan (Rakhine) Kingdom to the Burmese […]

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Afghanistan Analysis Asia China North America United States

Is Trump’s Afghan Policy Aimed at Taliban or at China?

Kabul (NEO) – In recent months the US President has reversed yet another campaign pledge to pull out of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, and instead has begun to deploy an added 3,000 troops there. At the same time he has lashed out at the government of Pakistan accusing it of aiding the Afghan Taliban and […]

Analysis China United States

Who and What Will AI Serve? US and China Give Very Different Answers

Beijing (MPN) – Artificial Intelligence is a frighteningly powerful new tool — and weapon. Who and what will it serve? In the U.S., tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon and their corporate agendas; in China, the needs of the public and the economy. These two models should be thought through now. Speaking to a group of students in […]

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Pakistan Claims to Have Cut all Security & Intelligence Ties With US

Islamabad (GPA) – Pakistan has cut off all security ties with Washington according to their Defense Minister. Islamabad unveiled these changes to the public in a speech earlier this week at an event hosted by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) by Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan. This isn’t a total cutoff according […]

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Asia North Korea South Korea

North, South Korea to Hold Talks Next Week, Trump Takes Credit

Pyongyang (TLS) – North and South Korea have scheduled talks for Jan. 9, forsee window for peace and reconciliation. North and South Korea announced Friday that they will hold official peace talks on Jan. 9 after Pyongyang sent a statement accepting Seoul’s offer for dialogue next week. The talks will be held at the Peace House, […]

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US after Regional Instability, Iranian Defense Minister Warns

Tehran (TNA) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned about US plots against some regional nations and said Washington is seeking to create instability in the region in line with the interests of the Israeli regime. In a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastgir Khan on Thursday, Brigadier General Hatami said the […]

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Americas Asia China North America Pakistan United States

Pakistan Ditches Dollar for Yuan Following Trump’s Abusive Rhetoric

Islamabad (GPA) – Following condemnations by several members of the Trump Regime, Pakistan has decided they’ve taken enough western abuse and have dropped the US dollar. Several months ago when US President Donald Trump announced his strategy for the Afghan war, he also uttered similar platitudes to past presidents about reforming the alliance between the […]

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Asia China Uncategorized

Xi Jinping’s New Year Address: Year of Achievements is Only Beginning [Video]

Beijing (GPA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered an inspiring video address to ring in the New Year, touting not only the major gains made by China in the last year but also the plans for even more incredible change in the years to come. In a recorded message celebrating the New Year holiday on the Gregorian […]

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Kazakhstan: US Bank Freezes $22Bln in National Fund Assets

Astana (EAN) – A leading US bank has frozen $22 billion worth of assets belonging to Kazakhstan’s sovereign fund amid a long-running legal dispute between Astana and a pair of Moldovan investors, Reuters news agency reported on December 21. Reuters cited an unnamed source familiar with the issue as saying that the asset freeze by the Bank of New York […]