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Saudi King Opens Summit With Attack On Iran, Call For Unity

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened an emergency summit of Arab leaders in Mecca with a call for the international community to use “all means to stop the Iranian regime from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.” The king, in his May 30 speech, accused Iran of “harboring global and regional terrorist entities and […]

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Pompeo Says Iran Attacked Tankers To Help Raise Oil Prices

May 30, 2019           |                                       

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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Russia Calls U.S. Accusation Of Nuke-Treaty Violation A 'Smear'

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Russia has reacted angrily to an assertion by a top U.S. defense official that Moscow “probably” violated an international nuclear test ban treaty. The assertion is a “crude provocation,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on May 30. The statement comes the day after the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency suggested […]

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Dara Lind and Kirsten Berg Join ProPublica’s D.C. Newsroom

May 30, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica announced Thursday that reporter Dara Lind and research reporter Kirsten Berg will be joining its Washington, D.C., newsroom, under the leadership of senior editor Marilyn Thompson. Other hires are still forthcoming. As part of the Washington reporting team, Lind and Berg will contribute to ProPublica’s investigative coverage of the federal government and its impact […]

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U.S., Persian Gulf Allies Step Up Pressure On Iran

May 29, 2019           |                                       

The United States and key Middle East allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates stepped up pressure on Iran, warning against any attacks and taking measures to bolster cooperation to counter Tehran’s regional activities. The actions and comments on May 29 came amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States, prompting growing concerns […]

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Resurrecting the PLO is Palestine’s Best Response to the “Deal of the Century”

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Palestinian groups, Fatah, Hamas and others should not confine themselves to simply rejecting the Trump Administration’s so-called ‘Deal of the Century’. Instead, they should use their resistance to the new American-Israeli plot as an opportunity to unify their ranks. Leaked details of the ‘Deal of the Century’ confirm Palestinians’ worst fears: the ‘Deal’ is but […]

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Washington tightens sanctions to cut Iran oil exports to “zero” By Bill Van Auken 23 April 2019 With the lifting of waivers that allowed five major countries to continue purchasing Iranian oil, Washington has launched another and far more dangerous phase of its illegal and unilateral economic sanctions against Iran. The waivers were granted last […]

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North Korea Leader Kim to Meet With Putin in Russia

April 22, 2019           |                                       

SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea on Tuesday confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The summit would come at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal, following a recent North Korean weapons test that likely signals Kim’s growing frustration […]

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Riyadh finds it outrageous that American lawmakers are trying to meddle in Saudi Arabia’s succession, writes Giorgio Cafiero. Istanbul protesters outside Consulate General of Saudi Arabia following the murder of Khashoggi. (Hilmi Hacaloglu, VOA via Wikimedia Commons) By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in […]

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U.S. Prosecutors Seek 18-Month Sentence For Russian Citizen Maria Butina

April 19, 2019           |                                       

U.S. prosecutors are asking a judge to hand Russian citizen Maria Butina an 18-month sentence after she pleaded guilty late last year to a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent. “Activities at issue in this case are part of Russia’s broader scheme to acquire information and establish relationships and communication channels […]

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For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world’s most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by official documents which directly contradict the official propaganda, mouthed by political leaders and parroted by ‘leading’ […]

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Ukrainian Presidential Front-Runner Zelenskiy Hires Washington Lobbying Firm To 'Elevate Profile'

April 17, 2019           |                                       

KYIV – Ukrainian comedian and presidential front-runner Volodymyr Zelenskiy has hired a Washington lobbying firm to burnish his international image and set up meetings between members of his camp and officials in the U.S. capital. Zelenskiy and his Servant of the People party, which shares the same name as his hit TV sitcom in which […]

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Dorian Wanzer travels frequently for work. And almost every time she steps out of an airport body scanner, security screeners pull her aside and run their fingers through her hair. It’s called a hair pat-down. “It happens with my natural Afro, when I have braids or two-strand twists. Regardless,” said Wanzer, who lives in Washington, […]

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Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights – and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April – the storming by UK police of the […]

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