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Pompeo Says Iran Sabotaged Tankers to Raise Oil Prices

Speaking on Thursday during a visit to London, John Bolton continued to play up the allegation of a major threat posed by Iran, claiming that the quick US military buildup in the region had deterred them for now, but that the threat is not over. Despite trying to credit the US military for deterrence, Bolton […]

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France, Germany Call For Resumed Ukraine Peace Talks During Visit To Kyiv

France and Germany are seeking the resumption of stalled peace talks for the bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Western nations’ foreign ministers say. Germany’s Heiko Maas and France’s Jean-Yves Le Drian made the comments on May 30 after what they called an “exceptionally good discussion” in Kyiv with new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. France […]

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Pompeo Says Iran Attacked Tankers To Help Raise Oil Prices

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran attacked oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates’ (U.A.E.) coast earlier this month in an effort to push global crude prices higher. “These were efforts by the Iranians to raise the price of crude oil throughout the world,” Pompeo told reporters on May 30 before setting off […]

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Injured Russian UN Employee In Kosovo Being Transferred To Serbia

PRISTINA – The United Nation’s mission in Kosovo says that one of its two staff members who were arrested and sustained “injuries” during a police operation earlier this week is being transferred to a medical facility in neighboring Serbia. In a statement on May 30, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said […]

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SUFB 796: Why A Mass Die Off Of Puffins Happened In Alaska

In 2016, a mass die-off of thousands of tufted puffins washed up emaciated and either dead or dying due to changes in their food supply. Puffins are seabirds that feed on pollock, cod, and other fish at the edge of cold pools in the Bearing Sea. The puffins rely on the healthy fish to eat […]

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Democrats’ 2020 Policy Blitz Largely Lacking on Immigration

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming, curb gun violence, offer universal health care coverage, slash student debt and preserve abortion rights. Largely left out of the policy parade: immigration. The field of 24 candidates is united in condemning President […]

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Right-Wing Attacks on Sanders Show Misunderstanding of Single-Payer

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland Big Oil Pushes Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax to Halt Green New Deal Wave Philosopher Herbert Marcuse on the Rise of Fascism in Europe Key US Allies in the Middle East […]

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Plastic Is Just as Destructive to the Climate as Oil and Gas

The phenomenon of climate change invokes images of black smoke billowing out of smokestacks, emissions from exhaust pipes on an endless highway of bumper-to-bumper traffic, or the insect-like cranes of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and drilling operations dotting the landscape. We do not view our plastic shopping bags as part of the climate crisis — but […]

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