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Poland To Host Middle East Summit Spearheaded By United States

February 12, 2019           |                                       

The United States is organizing a major Middle East conference in Warsaw, hosted by Poland, which has moved to tightly embrace Washington as a counterweight to Russia. Iran is the main focus of the February 13 conference in the Polish capital, and Tehran has labeled the gathering a hostile act and warned of unspecified consequences […]

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International Conference for Peace and “World Balance” Supports Venezuela

February 5, 2019           |                                       

Close to 700 conferees from 65 countries convened in Havana, Cuba from January 28-31, for peace and “world balance.” This, the fourth such conference, was dedicated to honoring the ideals of Cuban national hero José Martí who died in 1895 at the age of 42 fighting for independence from colonial Spain. The event was organized […]

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U.S. Says Mideast Conference In Warsaw Not Aimed At Demonizing Iran, Russia Calls It 'Counterproductive'

January 22, 2019           |                                       

An international conference on the Middle East in Warsaw next month is aimed at promoting stability in the region, not at demonizing Iran, the United States has said. Meanwhile, Russia slammed the planned meeting co-hosted by Poland and the United States as “counterproductive” because of what Moscow called its focus on countering Iran, and said […]

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Iran Not Invited, Russia Snubs Mideast Conference In Warsaw, Poland Says

January 21, 2019           |                                       

Iran has not been invited to a global conference on the Middle East in Warsaw next month and Russia has declined the invitation, Poland’s foreign minister says. Jacek Czaputowicz said in remarks published on January 21 that Iran’s presence at the event would have hampered talks because the language that Tehran uses was “hard to […]

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Iran Protests To Poland Over Upcoming Summit

January 13, 2019           |                                       

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Polish envoy in Tehran to protest Poland jointly hosting a global conference with the United States focused on the Middle East, and Iran in particular, local state media reported. A ministry official told Poland’s charge d’affaires, Wojciech Unolt, that Iran saw the decision to host the gathering next […]

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Salvadoran Girl Whose Cries Helped End Family Separation Policy Embraces New Life

December 26, 2018           |                                       

Nadia Sussman/ProPublica This year, the Trump administration turned the United States immigration system on its head, making a program that was once designed to uphold the principle of family unity into one that tore families apart. Nearly 3,000 children were separated from their families under the administration’s so-called zero-tolerance policy. But all it took was […]

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'Insider' Out: Journalist Who Helped Expose Novichok Suspects Barred From Putin Press Conference

December 20, 2018           |                                       

The Russian investigative journalist Roman Dobrokhotov was not expecting problems when he showed up for President Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference in Moscow. After all, he was on the Kremlin’s list of journalists accredited to the December 20 event — and even had an official badge. But things went awry as Dobrokhotov, who has published […]

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Amid Sagging Ratings, Putin Holds Annual Press Conference

December 19, 2018           |                                       

Vladimir Putin is scheduled to hold his annual news conference on December 20, a marathon event that comes at a time with the Russian leader’s popularity down due mainly to an anemic economy. The Kremlin has said a record number of journalists — 1,702 — has been accredited to cover what will be Putin’s 14th […]

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Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is troubled by the prospect of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a staunch ally of the fossil fuel industry, becoming the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “I have concerns, and that’s why I say that our issues are not just left and right but that they’re top and down,” Ocasio-Cortez […]

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Putin To Hold Annual News Conference Next Month

November 19, 2018           |                                       

Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to hold his annual news conference next month, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says. “The news conference is traditionally held in December. This traditional format will be preserved,” Peskov said on November 19, without announcing a precise date for the event. Last year, Putin held his televised news conference on […]

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Pakistani Leader Shuns Global Boycott Of Saudi Conference, Says 'We're Desperate'

October 22, 2018           |                                       

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says he is attending an investment conference in Saudi Arabia boycotted by other world leaders because “we’re desperate” for loans from the kingdom. “The reason I feel I have to avail myself of this opportunity is because in a country of 210 million people, right now we have the worst […]

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Brazil’s bid to host international climate talks in 2019 (COP25) made significant progress last week, just as the country seems poised to elect extreme right-wing climate change sceptic Jair Bolsonaro. Español A pro-Bolsonaro rally in São Paulo (image: Mídia Ninja) Brazil’s candidacy was proposed last November, and last week it received the support of the […]

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Journalist James M. Dorsey says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has suffered significant reputational damage on the eve of a major global trade conference known as Vision 2030 or  “Davos in the Desert” The post Will the Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Bring Down the US-Saudi Alliance? appeared first on The Real News […]

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