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Hostile Posturing Towards Iran Proves U.S. Losing Grip on Power

Washington D.C. – Donald Trump will make a highly anticipated decision this month that could send shockwaves throughout all aspects of foreign policy, trade, and diplomatic relations. Many pundits expect Trump to entirely decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka Iran Nuclear Deal and possibly even designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign […]

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Morales Declares ‘Total Independence’ from World Bank and IMF

La Paz (TeleSUR) – Since 2006, a year after Morales came to power, social spending on health, education, and poverty programs has increased by over 45 percent. Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government’s independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation. “A day like today in 1944 ended Bretton Woods Economic Conference (USA), in […]

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Why Trump’s Threat to Slap Tariffs on Foreign Steel is a Bad Idea

Washington (The Conversation) – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump attracted a lot of support by promising to restore jobs to the American manufacturing sector. One sector that has been hit hard by purportedly unfair foreign competition is the U.S. steel industry. It supported as many as 650,000 American workers in the 1950s yet now employs only about 140,000. In order to […]

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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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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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Exxon Petitions US Government for Waiver on Russia Sanctions

Washington, D.C. (GPA) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s former employer Exxon Mobil, is seeking a to bypass US sanctions on Russia via a waiver from the federal government. The US oil giant Exxon Mobil petitioned the US government for a waiver from the Russia sanctions regime, imposed on Moscow following the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine.  This […]

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Netanyahu Facing New Investigation for Fraud and Bribery

(GPA) Tel Aviv – The Israeli police claimed to have found new information in an ongoing secret inquiry into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s business dealings and at now asking the attorney general’s office to authorize a full investigation. The secret probe into Netanyahu began about nine months ago and revolved around accusations that the PM had […]