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Move On Russia Prompts Call At White House For Anti-Doping Reform

on October 31, 2018

The White House has joined with a growing number of prominent athletes and anti-doping officials in calling for an overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency in the wake of its controversial decision to reinstate Russia last month. “We are asking for systematic and deep change,” James Carroll, deputy director of the White House Office of […]

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Calling the previous government’s labour reforms “job killers” – including the final proposed hike that was to put the minimum wage to $15 per hour – the current Ontario government is setting a new course on the labour file. At the same time, the unemployment rate is hovering near record lows, and jobs in search […]

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Does Donald Trump’s interest in a better relationship with Russia stem from a genuine desire for a more peaceful world? Or is it because the Russians have something on him? The Agenda welcomes Craig Unger, who conclusively says it’s the latter. He chronicles the reasons why in his book, “House of Trump, House of Putin: […]

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A major escalation in the US economic war against China By Nick Beams 1 November 2018 The US economic war against China is escalating virtually on a daily basis with three major developments coming in just two days this week: the threatened extension of tariffs, the banning of dealings with a high-tech Chinese firm and […]

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Sri Lankan crisis: UNP rally demands reconvening of parliament By our correspondents 1 November 2018 The right-wing United National Party (UNP) led by Ranil Wickremesinghe held a protest in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, on Tuesday to press President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately reconvene the parliament. The demonstration was part of an intensifying UNP campaign […]

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Taliban Appoints Ex-Guantanamo Prisoners To Be Afghan Peace Negotiators

on October 31, 2018

The Taliban says it has appointed five militants who spent more than a decade in the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay to be members of its political office in Qatar, where they will take part in any future Afghanistan peace talks. The five former Taliban commanders — Mohammad Fazl, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa, Abdul […]

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Pakistan Frees Woman Acquitted Of Blasphemy Charges Amid Islamist Protests

on October 31, 2018

Pakistan has freed a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row after its Supreme Court acquitted her of blasphemy charges in a landmark decision that ignited angry protests and death threats from a hard-line Islamist party. After her release late on October 31, Asia Bibi was taken to an undisclosed location for her […]

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Hidden deep within the swimming pools of The Hamptons is a mystical creature, spoken about in ancient legends and Disney films. Yes, it’s a mermaid, and we had the opportunity to meet with her on a Costa Rican beach at Envision Festival to ask ten very important questions. WATCH NEXT: A Day in My Life […]

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It Is a New Era, But China’s Balancing Act Will Fail in the Middle East

on October 31, 2018

Although ties between Washington and Tel Aviv are stronger than ever, Israeli leaders are aware of a vastly changing political landscape. The US’ own political turmoil and the global power realignment – which is on full display in the Middle East – indicate that a new era is, indeed, in the making. Unsurprisingly, this new […]

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Focused primarily on lead singer Freddie Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a pop opera about Queen, the British rock quartet. While the film more closely conforms to the MTV “Behind the Music” formula of sex, drugs and arena rock than the historical record, the result is an avalanche of wildly uneven storytelling and ridiculously entertaining performances […]

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In a discussion about the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and the growth of fascism in the United States, Paul Jay says the degeneration of American political and economic institutions is being ignored by corporate media that instead focuses on Trump and individual acts of terror – From a live recording on October 29th, 2018 The post […]

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