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US imposes steel and aluminium tariffs Trump administration takes major step toward global trade war By Nick Beams 1 June 2018 The Trump administration has gone ahead with the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium exports from the European Union, Mexico and Canada under “national security” provisions of a 1962 US law, risking a […]

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Assad Raises Possibility Of Conflict With U.S. Forces, Allies In Syria

on May 31, 2018

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has raised the possibility of conflict between his army and U.S. forces in Syria if they do not withdraw from the country soon — prompting a warning from the Pentagon. In an interview with Russia’s RT television on May 31, Assad asserted that he is willing to negotiate with Kurdish-led Syrian […]

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North Korea's Kim Tells Lavrov He's Committed To 'Denuclearization' In 'Stages'

on May 31, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov his commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula “remains unchanged and consistent and fixed,” the official KCNA news agency reported on June 1. At a meeting with Lavrov in Pyongyang on May 31, Kim said that he hoped U.S.-North Korean disputes and […]

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From the Archive: Islamophobe & Bolton pal Fred Fleitz has been named chief of staff for the National Security Council. Fletiz was a danger a decade ago in the Bush administration and is even more so now, recalls Ray McGovern. Mc Govern says that with Bolton’s old “enforcer” Fred Fleitz as NSC Chief of Staff, […]

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The Agenda welcomes Northern Ontario Party leader Trevor Holliday to discuss his experiences in the party’s first election campaign, and why he thinks northern Ontario would work better on its own.

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US Trade War with China

on May 31, 2018

Background Washington, May 29 (Reuters): The United States said on Tuesday that it will continue pursuing action on trade with China, days after Washington and Beijing announced a tentative solution to their dispute and suggested that tensions had cooled. By June 15, Washington will release a list of some $50 billion worth of Chinese goods […]

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The Uncommon Commons

on May 31, 2018

Peter Barnes1 co-founder, president, or a director of various socially responsible businesses, wants “capitalism 3.0” to replace “capitalism 2.0,” the existing economic “operating system.” He complains that corporations, with no resistance from “our” government, are privatizing the commons, profiting from it and externalizing the costs. He defines “the commons” as assets we all share by […]

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Greeks Plan Protests Against Compromise Deal On Macedonia's Name

on May 31, 2018

Greeks opposed to a compromise solution to a decades-old dispute with Macedonia over its name are planning to protest in cities across northern Greece next week, protest organizers said. Organizer Michalis Patsikas told a news conference in Athens on May 31 that he expects demonstrations in 13 cities in the Greek province of Macedonia, which […]

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There’s a hidden factor increasing American mortality rates, one that goes beyond race, ethnicity, location or even socio-economic class. It’s the presence of serious mental illness, Dhruv Khullar reports in The New York Times’ TheUpshot blog, and it’s killing more Americans than we think. It’s a widening gap, and one, Khullar writes, “That has been […]

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Israeli, Russian Defense Ministers Discuss Iranian Military Presence In Syria

on May 31, 2018

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited Moscow on May 31 for talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, on Israeli concerns about Iran’s military presence in Syria. Israeli leaders have expressed concern about the Syrian government’s announced plans to try to recapture rebel-held parts of the border region with Israel, which they fear will leave […]

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For Hong Kong’s “part-time girlfriends”, social media provides an easy way to connect with clients looking for sex. But campaigners warn that online convenience is tempting girls as young as 13 to put themselves at risk. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo RFA’s official site: http://rfa.org Follow RFA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Radio Free […]

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China has accused the US of what it calls a “serious violation of Chinese sovereignty” after two US warships passed by South China Sea islands that Beijing claims as its own. We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who warns that the dispute is “fraught with danger.” The post Tensions Rise in Dangerous U.S.-China Spat over […]

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Leaked Emails Show Google Expected Lucrative Military Drone AI Work to Grow Exponentially

on May 31, 2018

Following the revelation in March that Google had secretly signed an agreement with the Pentagon to provide cutting edge artificial intelligence technology for drone warfare, the company faced an internal revolt. About a dozen Google employees have resigned in protest and thousands have signed a petition calling for an end to the contract. The endeavor, code-named Project Maven by the military, is […]

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