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Russia and China Veto Syrian Ceasefire Resolution in UNSC

(GPA) New York – Earlier today at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, a proposal to initiate a seven day ceasefire in East Aleppo, Syria was vetoed by both Russia and China. Russia warned the delegation from the United States earlier today that the measure would be blocked. Russia was joined by China […]

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South Korean President Says She is ‘Willing to Resign’

(GPA) Seoul – After over a month of protests, South Korean President Park Geun-hye has announced she is “willing to resign.” As protests in Seoul entered their fifth week and Park’s approval rating hit an all time low around four percent she has finally been forced to consider resigning from office. The protests started due […]

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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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Afghan Opium Production Hits New Highs

(GPA) Afghanistan – The UN Office on Drugs and Crime released a report last week that shows opium production is up 43% in Afghanistan. Production was down slightly in 2015 due to a drought yet 2016 is the third highest year for opium cultivation in Afghanistan following 2013 and 2014. The largest cultivations came out […]

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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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South Korea and Japan to Initiate Talks on Sharing Intelligence

(GPA) Seoul – The governments in Tokyo and Seoul have decided to expedite the process of reaching an agreement and signing on to the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) together in order to better share information concerning North Korea. The agreement would allow for more direct cooperation between the two states when it […]