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Cutting Off Iran Could Send Oil Soaring to over $120 A Barrel: Bank of America

Tehran (TNA) – Crude oil could surge to more than $120 a barrel, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts, if the Trump administration were to order a complete cutoff of Iranian barrels before the end of the year. “Oil is now a game of chicken,” the analysts wrote in a note Thursday. They said […]

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Brazilian Court Orders Release of Ex-President Lula

Brasilia (TSN) – The order demands the suspension of the provisional sentence and grants Lula his freedom immediately. In a decision released on Sunday federal judge Rogerio Favreto of the appeal Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region based in Porto Alegre, decided to grant freedom to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been imprisoned […]

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Trump to Saudi Arabia: Lower Oil Prices or We Will Not ‘Defend’ You

Washington (MEMO) – If Gulf countries do not increase oil outputs to cover the shortfall left by Iran, America may not defend them, US President Donald Trump has warned in a tweet. America wants to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero by November. Should it succeed and Tehran’s two million barrels a day be taken off the market, […]

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US Feigns Shock That DPRK Expects Concessions for Disarmament

Pyongyang (GPA) – The leadership in the DPRK isn’t being hostile, they’re just waiting for the US to deliver concessions. Over the weekend the US mainstream media issued a series of reports portraying the talks between Washington and Pyongyang as, once again, being on death’s doorstep. With their usual commitment to making sure peace doesn’t break out in […]

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Trump’s Iran Gambit Won’t Pay Off

Washington D.C. (AHT) – It is as clear as day that President Trump is obsessed with regime change in Iran.  What is not made clear is how much his gambit is damaging to Americans and American interests. Without cause or justification, Mr. Trump pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), striking a hard […]

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Defying UN, US-Saudi-led Coalition Aggravates the West Coast Disaster

Hodeidah (YE) – The US-Saudi-led coalition, recently, launched a huge campaign on the West Coast in order to control Hodeidah port, which should be supporting more than 20 million Yemenis, to allow the entry of humanitarian aid despite that Aden port is under it control and aggravated the disaster that it created since 26 March 2015. whereas violations […]

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As Trump ‘Goes Nuclear’ Against Iran and China, What’s Next?

Washington (SCF) – At least it is clear; it’s explicit. The “We’re America, Bitch” formulation by an American official strips away the humbug of soft power. It’s not about ‘democracy’ or ‘freedom’: the global universal order never was. And, President Trump, to his credit, makes no bones about it: Why apologize over American power? It’s use it or lose it […]

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Southern Rebels Back in Talks with Russia After Jordan Intervenes

Damascus (MEE) – Negotiations between Russia and rebels in the southern town of Bursa al-Sham to reach a ceasefire agreement have restarted, the insurgents said on Sunday after Jordan stepped in as mediator. Talks had collapsed on Saturday as pro-Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air power, took a string of towns and villages in their fresh offensive […]

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Trump Attorney Meets Exiled Iranian MEK, Promises Regime Change

Washington (TSN) – Last year, at the same conference, Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton told the MEK they would be ruling Iran by 2019. Addressing a meeting of violent opposition group the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) in Paris, U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said the United States would keep applying pressure on Iran’s government until it […]

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Thomson Reuters Under Fire for Providing ICE Access to Immigrants’ Data

London (TLS) – According to the Intercept’s investigation, as part of a federal contract nearing US$30 million, Thomson Reuters Special Services has been supplying ICE with data on migrants. Thomson Reuters Foundation, the parent company of the newswire service, Reuters, has come under heat for having a multimillion contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, […]

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