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China Wins Big as Trump and US Abdicate Global Leadership

Beijing (MPN) – Over the past year, much of the media in the U.S. has functioned as a nonstop rumor mill, producing a host of conspiracies centered around Donald Trump allegedly doing the bidding of Moscow. While Russia may have slightly better luck working with the U.S. under the Trump administration, that relationship has yet to pay off […]

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2 Dead, 10 Injured in Afghan Kabul Military Academy Attack

Kabul (TeleSUR) – Early Monday, explosions, and gunfire erupted near the Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul. Five militants were reportedly involved in the attack, which has been claimed by ISIS, that left at least two dead and 10 wounded, a defense ministry official said. “A number of suicide attackers entered a unit of the Afghan national army, which […]

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Afghanistan: 18 Dead in Overnight Siege at Luxury Kabul Hotel

Kabul (TeleSUR) – Gunmen have raided Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, keeping the facility under siege for nearly 12 hours and killing at least 18 people, including four Afghans and 14 foreigners, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry has reported. The stand-off between gunmen and police finally came to an end on Sunday, after Afghan forces scanned each floor of the six-story luxury hotel and killed four gunmen […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]