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After Death of TPP, China Makes Moves to Dominate Asia With New Trade Pacts

(GPA) Lima – For all the horrible chapters and faults of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), it seems President Obama was right about one thing – without the trade pact, southeast Asian countries are now looking to China for economic opportunity. This past week at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru, Barrack Obama spent […]

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The Philippines Welcomes Refugees: ‘They Can Always Come Here’

(teleSUR) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte decried western hypocrisy saying his country would welcome refugees until it was “filled to the brim.” In a wide-ranging interview broadcast on Al Jazeera Thursday, the Philippine president criticized western governments who have closed their doors to refugees fleeing U.S.-backed wars, saying his country would welcome them. “I say send […]

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Criminal Investigation Opened Against U.S. War Crimes In Afghanistan

(GPA) Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court are reportedly ready to open a thorough investigation against the U.S. war crimes and human rights abuses committed in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2005. The investigation is expected to begin before the end of this year but will conveniently follow next week’s U.S. presidential election. This will be […]

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John Pilger on Obama, Propaganda, and ‘The Coming War on China’

(teleSUR) China is encircled by a “noose” of some 400 U.S. bases, yet the news has ignored this while concentrating on the “threat” of China. T.J. Coles, author of “Britain’s Secret Wars” (2016, Clairview Books), talks to multi-awarded-winning journalist, author and filmmaker, John Pilger, about his new documentary, “The Coming War on China,” released in […]

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US Sails Warship Through Contested Area of South China Sea

(GPA) Washington – Today the pentagon announced they have sailed past a set of islands claimed by China in the latest “freedom of navigation” drill since July. The destroyer USS Decatur passed near the Paracel Islands which the Chinese government claims as Chinese territory. This is the fourth “freedom of navigation” operation through the contested […]

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America Losing Its Grip on Southeast Asia

(SCF) – The recent diplomatic row between the Philippines and the United States has come as a shock to U.S. State Department and Pentagon policy wonks but for astute observers of Southeast Asian politics, the decision of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to «pivot» to China and Russia was long in the making. Ever since the so-called «Yellow […]