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Forget Discussions About Peace and Stability — Washington’s Policy in the South China Sea Is Confrontational

Beijing (SCF) – The American guided missile destroyer USS Dewey was reported as having carried out a ‘freedom of navigation operation’ or FONOP in the South China Sea on May 24. According to the US Naval Institute the undertaking involved manoeuvres «within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef for about 90 minutes zig-zagging in the water near the installation. At […]

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US Media’s Silence on Latest Missile Test by North Korea Shows There’s Nothing They Can Do

Pyongyang (GPA) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) tested another ballistic missile over the weekend and the reception among US media and government has been predictably quiet. The missile test occurs at the same time the US is preparing to carry out a missile intercept drill off the coast of California. The US exercise seems […]

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Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses

Manila (HRW) – Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 23, 2017, the Duterte administration declared martial law and suspended habeas corpus after […]

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NPR Can’t Help Hyping North Korean Threat

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council on March 8 that “all options are on the table” regarding North Korea. Between then and April 27, NPR.org published 60 stories on US/North Korea relations. Here’s a representative exchange (Morning Edition, 4/20/17): David Greene, host: A pretty ominous-sounding warning from North […]

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Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock

Kabul (Tasnim) – Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers to work with a greater number […]

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US Bill Calls for Inspections of Russian Far East Seaports

Moscow (SCF) – On May 4, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea targeting its shipping industry and slave labor among other things as tensions continued to mount over North Korea’s advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R. 1644) is designed to undercut North Korea’s economy […]

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North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong-Un

Pyongyang (GPA) – Pyongyang says this effort from the U.S. and South Korea has gone “beyond the limits.” North Korea accused the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence service of attempting assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-Un, with a bio-chemical weapon. The statement from North Korea’s Ministry of State Security released Friday said the U.S. intelligence agency […]