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Kansas, USA (TeleSUR) – “For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea. I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world.” Chelsea Manning, the former army intelligence analyst, is set to be released from military prison afterContinue Reading

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Ottawa (GPA) – Canada and Japan are looking to take the lead in the post-TPP world, while civic organizations warn against reviving the controversial trade pact. The 11 counties remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the U.S. pulled out of the deal began new talks Tuesday in Canada to defineContinue Reading

Jordan (GPA) – The top US commander for operations in the Middle East has apparently told reporters that more American troops may be needed in Syria for “maintaining momentum” in the fight against the Islamic State. General Joseph L. Votel, head of CENTCOM, and therefore head of all active USContinue Reading

Helmand, Afghanistan – (GPA) Civilian casualties hit record numbers in Afghanistan in 2016. 18 civilians lost their lives just last week. Could the international community’s disdain for President Trump finally force the US to be held accountable for war crimes and civilian deaths? Maybe not, but at least mainstream mediaContinue Reading

(SCF) Ankara – Among the major geopolitical challenges of 2017 that could seriously alter the balance of power in the international arena, particular attention should be given to the developing situation in Turkey. The final weeks of 2016 showed increasing cooperation between Ankara and Moscow on major international issues suchContinue Reading

(teleSUR) Guantanamo Bay – The day was Jan. 22, 2009. Forty-eight hours had passed since the 44th President of the United States was sworn in. Barack Hussein Obama II, riding on the coattails of his presidential campaign, hurried to sign an executive order promising to end the U.S. military prisonContinue Reading

(GPA) Washington – Audio has been released of a full conversation between US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Syrian Opposition at the Dutch Mission to the United Nations. The recording was originally leaked to the New York Times in September but much of it was withheld. The crucialContinue Reading