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Saakashvili Recaptured, For Now

Kiev (EAN) – Arrested, broke free, arrested again — the spectacle around ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in Ukraine seems straight out of a Wes Anderson movie. Following a surreal game of cat and mouse with Ukrainian police, it was ultimately the common cold that got him. After a few near-captures on charges of allegedly assisting a criminal organization, the elusive […]

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Kurt Volker, US Envoy for Ukraine Is About to Fail in His Mission

Moscow (SCF) – “Kurt Volker is an experienced and tough-minded diplomat who knows how to combine principles and pragmatism into policy. He is widely respected across the political spectrum,” said Paul Saunders, the executive director of the Center for the National Interest and a former George W. Bush administration official, in his comments on Kurt Volker’s appointment as the Trump […]

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Media Erase NATO Role in Bringing Slave Markets to Libya

Brussels (FAIR) – Twenty-first-century slave markets. Human beings sold for a few hundred dollars. Massive protests throughout the world. The American and British media have awakened to the grim reality in Libya, where African refugees are for sale in open-air slave markets. Yet a crucial detail in this scandal has been downplayed or even ignored in many corporate […]

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ICC Launches Probe into US Military: Monster Turns Against Creator

The Hague (SCF) – Everybody knows the story about Frankenstein monster turning against its creator. Such things happen in real life. The respectable Wall Street Journal was used by John Bolton, an American lawyer, and diplomat who has served in several Republican administrations, as a trumpet to sound the alarm. The threat to the United States is posed by the International Criminal Court (ICC). […]

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YouTube Bans Donbass News Agency, Cutting Crucial Ukraine Coverage

Donetsk (GPA) – In the latest sweeps on “pro-Russian fake news,” Donbass News Agency has been removed from YouTube for covering Ukrainian war crimes. Western censors targeted a crucial source of information yesterday, shutting down the English language YouTube channel for the Donbass News Agency (DONi). DONi is one of the top sources documenting Ukrainian […]

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Lebanese PM Confirms He Will Return to Beirut as Crisis Simmers

Paris (MEE) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed he will return to Beirut in time for Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, as political turmoil rocks his country following his resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia. “I will return to Beirut in the coming days,” Hariri said after crisis talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. “I will participate in the celebrations for […]

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Turkey Withdraws from Drill Over Insult, NATO Apologizes

Brussels (GPA) – The head of NATO has apologized to Turkey after “mistakenly” referring to Turks as enemies during a joint drill. NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg has apologized today, following the withdrawal of 40 Turkish soldiers from military drills in Norway. Ankara ordered the troops to leave the exercises following the discovery by Turkey that their President, Recep […]

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UK Government ‘Woos’ Saudi Arabia With $2bn Loan

London (MEMO) – The UK Government has agreed to a $2 billion loan for a Saudi Arabian oil company at a time when global financial markets including London and New York are competing for the 2018 planned floatation of the Saudi oil giant Aramco. A spokesman for the Treasury confirmed a Financial Times report published today that the government was […]