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EU's Tusk Continues Central Asian Tour With Kazakh Talks

May 31, 2019           |                                       

NUR-SULTAN — European Council President Donald Tusk has continued his Central Asian tour with a visit to Kazakhstan, where he held talks with interim President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev. Toqaev said at the May 31 talks that his country will continue its “course toward a comprehensive and constructive partnership with the European Union,” according to the Kazakh […]

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Hungarian Police Detain Ukrainian Captain Of Ship That Crashed Into Tourist Boat

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Police in Hungary have detained and questioned the Ukrainian captain of a cruise ship that smashed into a sightseeing boat on the Danube River, killing at least seven people and leaving 21 people missing with little hope of rescue. Adrian Pal, a spokesman for the police, told a news conference on May 30 in Budapest […]

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“Enough Is Enough”: Native Leaders Ask William Barr to Help Fix Alaska’s Law Enforcement Crisis

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Greg Razo of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. speaks to U.S. Attorney General William Barr during a Native justice roundtable Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News) The number of VPSOs, police who are trained, certified and funded by the state, has dwindled from more than […]

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Trump Says Russia Helped Him Win Election, But Then Reverses Himself

May 30, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Russia helped him win the 2016 election, a comment that contradicted months of angry denials. Trump made the remark in a tweet on May 30, but reversed himself not long after when pressed by reporters. The U.S. president has repeatedly denied that Russian interference helped enable […]

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Why Is This Real-World Samaritan Facing Prison?

May 30, 2019           |                                       

“Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from heaven.” So said President Donald J. Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast last Feb. 7. Trump’s Christian posturing would be laughable if his policies weren’t so cruel and often deadly. Take, for example, asylum-seekers crossing our southern border. Hundreds of thousands of people […]

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The hangman of the Middle East: US-backed regime in Egypt hands down nearly 2,500 death sentences By Bill Van Auken 30 May 2019 Egypt’s US-backed dictatorship of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has sentenced 2,443 people to death since coming to power in a bloody coup in 2013, according to a report issued this week by […]

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Scott Warren Provided Food & Water to Migrants in Arizona; He Now Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison

May 29, 2019           |                                       

An Arizona humanitarian aid volunteer goes to trial today for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. If convicted, Scott Warren could spend up to 20 years in prison. Warren, an activist with the Tucson-based No More Deaths, is charged with three felony counts […]

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Bosnians Protests Against Corruption In Judiciary After 'Bribe' Video

May 29, 2019           |                                       

SARAJEVO — Hundreds of people have staged a protest in Sarajevo after a video emerged purportedly showing the head of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s top judicial body negotiating a bribe. The demonstrators in the Bosnian capital on May 29 called for the resignation of Milan Tegeltija, the head of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC), which appoints, […]

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Pakistan Says Iran-Based Group Behind Deadly Attack

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Pakistan has urged Iran to take action against terrorist groups believed to be behind the killing of 14 soldiers earlier this week. “We hope that Iran will take visible action,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said during an April 20 press conference. Qureshi said 15 gunmen wearing military uniforms ambushed a bus in southwestern Balochistan […]

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A Political Stalemate Over Puerto Rico Is Leaving US Disaster Funding in Limbo

April 18, 2019           |                                       

Mike Gravel Is Running for President — But He Doesn’t Want to Win Officer Attack on Teen Reignites National Debate on Cops in Schools Israel Uses Animal Rights to Distract From War Crimes Don’t Listen to Barr—Read Mueller’s Words Yourself Noam Chomsky Says the Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea Good Samaritans Punished […]

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Serbia Wants Russia To Play Larger Role In Kosovo Talks

April 17, 2019           |                                       

Serbia says it wants its ally Russia to play a larger role in European Union-mediated talks with Kosovo. Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow that “Serbia cannot defend its state interests without the assistance of the Russian Federation.” Dacic said Serbia “would not do anything […]

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Iran’s Rouhani: US Should Suspend Sanctions Because of Flooding Crisis

April 17, 2019           |                                       

Speaking on Iranian state TV on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the US ought to have suspended sanctions against Iran for a year because of the humanitarian crisis that severe flooding has caused in the country. Rouhani said it was “inhumane and filthy” for the US to block cash support to the Iranian […]

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Iran Says Floods Killed 76, Caused $ 2.2 Billion In Damage

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Floods in Iran have killed 76 people and caused more than $2.2 billion in damage over the past several weeks, officials have said. “With the death of five people in the [southwestern] Khuzestan Province flood and another person in [western] Ilam Province, the death toll has now reached 76” since March 19, a statement published […]

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Photograph Source Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde – Public Domain The Trump Administration says there is a crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico. The President is frustrated with the governments of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador because they have not done enough to stop emigration from their countries, despite U.S. aid. The State Department […]

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UN Tries to Save Ceasefire in Yemen’s Hodeidah as Fighting Rages

April 3, 2019           |                                       

Heavy fighting has broken out around the Yemeni aid port of Hodeidah, the source for some 70% of all food consumed in the war-torn nation, as Saudi-backed forces attacked the Houthi Shi’ites in neighborhoods near the Hodeidah airport, and the Red Sea food mills. The food mills are particularly important, with an estimated 51,000 tonnes […]

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