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Philippines Extends Mindanao Martial Law to End of Year

Manila  (TeleSUR) – The vote came hours before a 60-day martial law proclamation was slated to end on Saturday night. Philippine lawmakers on Saturday voted to extend a martial law imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte in the entire Mindanao region to the end of the year. Duterte’s administration claims the extension will give the government more time to tackle armed extremists […]

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As Tensions Mount, South Korea Proposes Military Talks with DPRK

Seoul (TS) – Recently elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears to be an advocate of re-establishing closer ties with the DPRK. South Korean authorities proposed military talks with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which would result in the first high-level military talks on the Korean peninsula since December 2015. “Talks and cooperation between the […]

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Trump’s Missteps Cause China and Germany to Forge Stronger Economic Ties

Berlin (GPA) – US President Donald Trump’s increasingly protectionist trade policy is paving the way for a “new phase” in global relations according to Chinese President Xi Jinping. This morning a meeting to place between President Xi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening of a garden in the Berlin Zoo. Despite the unique setting, the […]

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Happy 4th of July Yankee: North Korea Tests ICBM

Pyongyang (GPA) – The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) claims to have successfully tested their first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The DPRK announced the missile launch on Tuesday July 4th – aka the day the US celebrates it’s independence – and promised more “big and small ‘gift packages’ to the Yankees.” The missile that was launched is […]

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Germany: Protesters Demand G-20 Address Humanitarian, Environmental Concerns

Hamburg (TeleSUR) – Protests ensue combating social and environmental issues in Hamburg preceding G-20 meeting with world leaders. Activist groups lead thousands in protests in the German city of Hamburg preceding the July G-20 meeting to demand world leaders confront growing humanitarian and environmental issues. Almost 100,000 demonstrators are expected to march through the peaceful city of Hamburg […]

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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 […]