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US Media Turn to ‘Superhero’ Pence to Combat Korean Olympic Peace Threat

Pyongyang (FAIR) – North Korea, like virtually every country on earth, is using the Olympics this week as an opportunity for political theater, and this has greatly upset many in US media. Ostensibly this is because North Korea, marching with South Korea in the opening ceremonies and sending a squadron of cheerleaders to the Winter Games, is […]

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As Wall Street Sinks Global Markets, China’s Policies Build Independence & Immunity

Beijing (MPN) – China has been faced with — and continued to grow throughout — a previous U.S.-triggered global recession just under a decade ago. While the current condition of the markets is nothing like the end of 2008, there is still the same fear in the West that China is somehow on the brink of catastrophe. The […]

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Japan to Recognize Palestine State, Increase Aid

Al Quds (MEMO) – Japan is to recognize the State of Palestinian and increase aid to UNRWA, Quds Press reported a senior Palestinian official saying yesterday. Speaking to media, a senior aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath, said Japan had pledged to support the Palestinian right to create an independent state with Jerusalem as its […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Show Benefits of Diplomacy Without the US

Seoul (GPA) – The PyeongChang Olympics have highlighted how effective international diplomacy can be sans the United States. From the moment the opening ceremonies of the PyeongChang Olympics in South Korea began, the United Korean Olympic Team showed the world what real substantive diplomacy between two nations without US interference can accomplish. To quickly recap: This team was […]

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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 […]