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Ukrainian Lawmakers Refuse To Dismiss PM Hroysman

May 30, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has rejected Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman’s resignation after President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on May 20 called on the government to step down. Only 97 lawmakers voted on May 30 in favor of Hroysman’s resignation — far short of the 226 votes needed to accept Hroysman’s resignation. The vote came […]

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North Korea Accuses US of Plotting to Conquer Them by Force

May 29, 2019           |                                       

A new statement from North Korea’s Foreign Ministry was deeply critical of the US government, accusing them of acting in bad faith during the peace process, while continuing to conduct drills as part of an “evil ambition” to conquer North Korea by force. The statement was attributed to the Policy Research Director of North Korea’s […]

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How the IRS Gave Up Fighting Political Dark Money Groups

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Trump Appointed Fossil Fuel Insiders to Federal Agencies. It’s Backfiring. I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks. Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake. Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience How Congress Can Follow Up on the Incomplete and Redacted Mueller Report Nurses Are […]

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US: Over 2,000 Foreign ISIS Fighters Held by Kurdish Forces in Syria

April 17, 2019           |                                       

Pentagon officials are saying that the US is continuing to conduct biometric screening on ISIS detainees held by the US-backed SDF forces in northeastern Syria. They believe that in excess of 2,000 ISIS detainees are foreign nationals. This is a difficult process to go through, as a lot of the detainees don’t exactly have IDs […]

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Calls for a second referendum on EU membership have been growing louder without, however, properly making the case for it. They fail to address the heart of the matter: how to show adequate respect for the democratic result of the 2016 referendum on EU membership whilst making the case for a new referendum. Ultimately, the […]

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South Korea’s President Moon Seeks Summit With North to Save Peace Process

April 12, 2019           |                                       

South Korean President Moon Jae-in intends to set up and hold a new summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as soon as possible, trying to get both the process process and nuclear diplomacy back on track. South Korea has been desperately trying to save the process, as after the failed Hanoi Summit it desperately […]

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Kentucky’s Secretary of State Turns Up Heat in Fight With Elections Board

April 9, 2019           |                                       

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes escalated her fight with the State Board of Elections this week when she removed its executive director from a national committee devoted to improving the country’s voting systems and better protecting them from cyberattacks. Grimes took the action against the executive director, Jared Dearing, just days before he […]

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Liz Cheney Proposes Bill to Keep US Troops in Afghanistan

April 5, 2019           |                                       

18 years into the US occupation of Afghanistan, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is looking to ensure that the war can continue to be a sinkhole for US troops and money for years to come, introducing the Ensuring a Security Afghanistan Act. The bill, which Cheney is cosponsoring with Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Mike Waltz […]

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Carol M. Highsmith • Public domain I have joined in a lawsuit with four former federal employees to end the government’s censorship of our writings on national security issues. The current publications review system of our military and intelligence agencies is dysfunctional, inhibiting our ability to participate in national security debates. The government has a […]

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Armenia-Azerbaijan Summit Described As 'Positive,' 'Constructive'

March 30, 2019           |                                       

Armenia and Azerbaijan have described the latest meeting of their leaders as “positive” and “constructive,” saying they agreed to strengthen the cease-fire regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and continue their dialogue. “The meeting took place in a positive and constructive atmosphere and provided an opportunity for the two leaders to clarify their respective positions,” […]

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Afghanistan Recalls Envoy In Row Over Pakistan PM's 'Irresponsible' Remarks

March 26, 2019           |                                       

Afghanistan has recalled its ambassador from Pakistan over statements made by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the media that suggested Kabul should set up an interim government. Khan told Pakistani journalists on March 25 that forming an interim Afghan government would help peace talks between the United States and Taliban officials since the militant […]

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HUD’s Inspection System Gets a Poor Grade in Congressional Watchdog’s Report

March 22, 2019           |                                       

The federal government’s system of inspecting taxpayer-subsidized housing is fundamentally flawed, and leaders at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development haven’t taken adequate steps to fix it, according to a congressional watchdog report released Thursday. The findings of the Government Accountability Office mirror those of an investigation by The Southern Illinoisan and ProPublica […]

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Unsealed documents shed light on state conspiracy against Chelsea Manning By Kevin Reed 22 March 2019 On Wednesday, the U.S. Eastern District Court of Virginia unsealed several filings concerning Chelsea Manning’s legal challenge to the subpoena attempting to force her to testify before a grand jury involved in fabricating charges against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. […]

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