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RFE/RL Journalists Attacked In Kazakhstan

July 22, 2019           |                                       

Unknown assailants attacked two RFE/RL journalists in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, shouting “don’t film.” The incident occurred as the RFE/RL team was arriving for a news conference by a human rights group. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakhstan-rferl-attack/30068783.html

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Palestinian Officials Dismiss Jared Kushner’s So-Called “Peace Plan”

May 30, 2019           |                                       

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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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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“I reject both an overly romantic and an overly cynical reading of humanitarianism. Instead I treat humanitarianism as a morally complicated creature, a flawed hero defined by the passions, politics, and power of its times even as it tries to rise above them.” Michael Barnett A recent conference examined the interplay between politics, humanitarianism, and […]

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Kosovo Says 110, Including Four IS Fighters, Repatriated From Syria

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Kosovo police chief Rashit Qalaj told a news conference in Pristina on April 20 that 32 women and 74 children, including nine who lost their parents in the conflict in Syria, were among the returnees, all of whom are now being held in a detention center for foreigners. Justice Minister Abelard Tahiri said the authorities […]

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Attorney General William Barr is coming under increasing fire from congressional Democrats for statements he made before the release of the Mueller report. Critics say the remarks purposefully downplayed how damaging special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was for President Donald Trump. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said Friday morning that his committee has […]

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Afghan Peace Talks Suspended Amid Conflict Over Delegates

April 18, 2019           |                                       

Disputes over the size of delegations have roiled critical peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, with new talks in Qatar now suspended and Washington urging both sides to return to the table. The talks, which had been scheduled for April 19, were considered a significant first step toward finding a negotiated end […]

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U.S. Attorney General To Release Redacted Mueller Report On April 18

April 17, 2019           |                                       

The U.S. Justice Department says Attorney General William Barr will release on April 18 a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller as special counsel nearly two years ago, will hold a press conference on April […]

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UPDATED: Suspects are being investigated in Spain for having tried to extort €3 million from WikiLeaks in exchange for a huge cache of documents and surveillance videos of Assange inside Ecuador’s London embassy, including with his doctors and lawyers. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News A Spanish judge is investigating an alleged extortion scheme […]

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UN To Press Ahead With Libya Election Conference Amid Uptick In Fighting

April 6, 2019           |                                       

The United Nations says it will press ahead with a national conference next week on possible Libyan elections even as the country teeters on the brink of civil war. Forces of Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar made a dramatic move toward the capital of Tripoli on April 6, taking the former international airport. That prompted foreign […]

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In a closed-door meeting with activists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday,  presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., spoke about working closely with the organization and his desire to create a “unified voice from Congress” against the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, or BDS. Booker spoke to AIPAC members from New Jersey at […]

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War summit in Warsaw 15 February 2019 The conference jointly hosted by the US and Polish governments in Warsaw this week under the phony banner of working to “Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East” has laid bare the immense and imminent threat that US imperialism is preparing to drag humanity […]

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Iran's 'Destructive Policies' In Crosshairs At Warsaw Mideast Conference

February 14, 2019           |                                       

The United States and Israel are expected to lead a new push to pressure Iran at a U.S.-sponsored Middle East conference in Warsaw. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are set to address the 60-country gathering on February 14. Tehran has labeled the meeting […]

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Israeli Leader Hopes Summit Brings Arab Ties Out in the Open

February 13, 2019           |                                       

WARSAW, Poland — The Mideast conference in Poland that started Wednesday offers Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an opportunity to flaunt in public what he has long boasted about happening behind the scenes — his country’s improved relations with some Gulf Arab nations. Several Gulf dignitaries are expected to attend in a potential show of […]

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