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US Sanctions and Tariffs Create Distrust and Enmity

Brussels (SCF) – The United States has reached a new low in international relations. Not only does President Trump tweet and otherwise comment insultingly about leaders (“Little Rocket Man”) and various nations (“shithole countries”), he has gone out of his way to alienate friends and allies by imposing tariffs on some of their exports. This is in addition […]

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The Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Meeting and Statement from Singapore

Singapore (GPA) – The first meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump has concluded. Here is some information on their meeting, as well as the joint statement issued afterward. US President, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, his DPRK counterpart, have concluded their first brief meeting in Singapore on Tuesday, or late Monday night in US time. Although […]

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North Korea Has Good Reason to Be Wary of a Trump Deal

Pyongyang (MPN) – Though Trump’s threats against North Korea have lacked some of the grace with which his predecessors operated, to Pyongyang, U.S diplomacy has been marked by 65 years of broken promises and outright aggression. Is lasting peace possible on the Korean Peninsula? The answer to that question may depend on whether Donald Trump follows the well-worn […]

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China Can Hold Trump’s Trade War Hostage

Beijing (SCF) – Calling Donald Trump a bull in a china shop would be a kindness. His approach to foreign affairs has been at times a refreshing stick in the eye to the global post-WWII institutional order. But, in recent months it has morphed into something more dangerous. And his desire to solve the Gordian […]

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DPRK Announces Kim and Assad Meeting Plans

Pyongyang (GPA) – On Sunday, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced an expected meeting between the two countries’ leaders Kim and Assad. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced on Sunday that the DPRK’s ambassador to Syria, Mun Jong Nam, visited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The purpose of the ambassador’s visit has been announced by Pyongyang, […]

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China: Now Home to Nine of the World’s Largest Tech Firms

Beijing (teleSUR) – Just five years ago China had only two of the world’s biggest public tech firms. China is now home to nine of the world’s largest public tech companies in terms of market value. They include Alibaba, Tencent, Ant Financial, Baidu, Xiaomi, Didi Chuxing, JD.com, Meituan-Dianping, and Toutiao. With well over a billion citizens and an […]

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Philippines: We Will go to War Over South China Sea Violations

Manilla (teleSUR) – The government of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has fired off a stern warning to China regarding the natural resources in the South China Sea region. The Philippines foreign ministry vows that the country will not shy away from going to war over the disputed region. The official, on Monday, stated that there are several “red lines” or actions – if […]

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Will Oil End the American Century?

Washington D.C. (NEO) – The American Century, so triumphantly proclaimed in a 1941 Life magazine editorial by US establishment insider Henry Luce, was built on the control of oil and on an endless succession of wars for that control of global oil. Now, ironically, with the illegal and unilateral cancellation of the Iranian nuclear agreement […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei Outlines Tehran’s Conditions for Staying in Iran Nuclear Deal

Tehran (TNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday announced necessary conditions for Tehran to stay in 2015 nuclear deal after the US withdrawal from the agreement. On the seventh day of the auspicious month of Ramadan, the heads of government branches, officials, government authorities, a group of senior managers as well as […]

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US Imperialist Policies Towards Venezuela and Iran Show Their Hand

Washington, D.C. (GPA) – The Imperialist policies of the US have heated up within a span of 24 hours from an already fever pitch. On Sunday, the US State Department threatened Venezuela with further sanctions over their presidential elections which Deputy Secretary John Sullivan claimed as illegitimate. On Monday, not only did State follow through on their threats on […]

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