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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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At a news conference in Kyiv on May 31, a dissident Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko blasted “the keepers of morality” who criticized his faked assassination staged by Ukrainian authorities.(AP) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-babchenko-news-conference/29262097.html

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For this episode of Boardly, we meet up with Cara-Beth Burnside, better known as CB, a trailblazing skateboarder and snowboarder. Burnside was the first woman to be featured on the cover of Thrasher in 1989, and became the first woman to have a signature skate shoe in 1999. At 35, CB was named Transworld Magazine’s […]

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Eddie Conway talks to protestors in Annapolis during their third week of civil disobedience and asks about how their movement can inspire working class communities to mobilize against poverty The post The Poor People’s Campaign Speaks Out Against War and Poverty appeared first on The Real News Network.

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On Wednesday, the California state Senate approved guarantees of net neutrality that are stricter than the ones the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented in 2015. Those federal rules prohibited blocking, throttling (intentionally limiting available bandwidth) and paid prioritization. In December 2017, under Republican-controlled leadership, the FCC repealed the 2015 rules. The commission had received 23.5 […]

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Controversial think tank influential amongst pro-Brexit ministers did not provide “balanced, neutral evidence and analysis” and was “not consistent” with the charity’s objectives. Image: Afromusing/Flickr, CC 2.0 Controversial think tank the Legatum Institute has been strongly criticised following an investigation by charity regulators. A report from the Charity Commission released today found that Legatum’s work […]

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Paul Ryan Critical of U.S. Tariff Actions

on May 31, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Latest on trade tensions involving the United States, the European Union, Mexico and Canada (all times local): 6:30 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he disagrees with the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Ryan was among several leading Republicans […]

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, got emotional Wednesday when a child asked what the Trump administration is doing to combat school shootings. A video appears to show her holding back tears as she answers the boy’s question. While her sensitive response drew on her own experience as a parent, she did not […]

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Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in Bangladesh are at imminent risk of landslides. Bangladesh authorities, with the assistance of the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies, should urgently relocate refugees to safer ground. Thousands of hand-built tarpaulin and bamboo shelters are threatened by strong winds and cyclones during the coming monsoon season. […]

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https://democracynow.org – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the Canadian government will purchase Kinder Morgan’s highly contested Trans Mountain pipeline, vowing to commit taxpayer money to expanding the pipeline despite widespread indigenous-led protests and a slew of lawsuits. If built, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta’s […]

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After the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration created a secret “kill list” to step up the targeting of alleged terrorists for assassination. The criteria for inclusion on the list have apparently morphed over three presidential administrations, yet they remain elusive. Last year, two journalists filed a federal lawsuit against Donald Trump and other high government […]

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Western media got interested in this month’s Lebanese election hoping “their” candidates would win. It became a different story when Hizbullah gained the most, explains As’ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News The recent Lebanese parliamentary election generated a lot of publicity in Western media. To be sure, free elections are rare in […]

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Protests are planned in more than 50 cities around the world in June 1-2, demanding Russia release Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov from a Siberian prison colony. Sentsov has been on a hunger strike since May 14. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-russia-sentsov/29261915.html

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The states holding primaries on June 5th Voters go to the polls Tuesday for primaries in eight states where candidates and outside groups have already spent nearly $200 million. Most eyes will be on California, especially for Democrats, as the party looks to flip three or more Republican-held House seats starting Tuesday. However, California has […]

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