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“Unusually Bad” Situation: Ecuador May Evict Assange “Any Day Now”

    “Unusually Bad” Situation: Ecuador May Evict Assange “Any Day Now”

Julian Assange may be at the end of the line in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as the WikiLeaks founder may be evicted “any day now,” according to CNN, citing sources familiar with the matter. While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is “unusually bad”…

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Trump Scraps North Korea Summit to Save Face – What Comes Next?

    Trump Scraps North Korea Summit to Save Face – What Comes Next?

WASHINGTON — United States President Donald Trump’s cancellation of next month’s summit with the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, came as a bit of a surprise and a jarring break from developments such as the release of three U.S. hostages by Pyongyang and the country’s apparent follow-through on…

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MESA: Israeli Government Involved in Cyberbullying US College Students

    MESA: Israeli Government Involved in Cyberbullying US College Students

Dear Minister Erdan: We write on behalf of the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) to express our dismay that the Israeli government has been involved in facilitating and directing abusive actions, including cyberbullying, against students at universities in the United States who have been active in…

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Koreans and Anti-War Voices Unite to Demand Trump Resume Peace Talks

    Koreans and Anti-War Voices Unite to Demand Trump Resume Peace Talks

Refusing to let a chance to achieve lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula slip away and warning against “return to a rhetoric of nuclear annihilation,” a group of peace activists, foreign policy experts, and ordinary Koreans gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Friday to call on President Donald Trump to reverse his cancellation of…

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The Facts about Venezuela’s May 20th Presidential Election

  The Facts about Venezuela’s May 20th Presidential Election

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — The State Department has announced that the United States, unlike Russia and China, will not recognize the results of Venezuela’s May 20 election. Canada and a few Latin American allies of the U.S. joined in rejecting the results. The vote re-elected Nicolas Maduro to a second six-year presidential term. Maduro, who won…

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Maduro Won Venezuela’s Election Despite US Meddling, Now What?

  Maduro Won Venezuela’s Election Despite US Meddling, Now What?

Nicolas Maduro was re-elected for another term of office in the Venezuelan presidential election on Sunday 20 May. The majority of the reactionary opposition, with full support from Washington and Brussels, had called for a boycott, which led to a very low turnout in the middle-and-upper-class areas of the main cities. Their demand that the…

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US Ambassador to Israel Poses with Photoshopped Image Depicting Jewish Temple Replacing Mosque

  US Ambassador to Israel Poses with Photoshopped Image Depicting Jewish Temple Replacing Mosque

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was yesterday photographed posing with a picture of Jerusalem in which a Jewish temple stands in place of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The photo of Freidman being gifted the poster was taken during a visit to the city of Bnei Brak’s ultra-Orthodox Achiya institute, which helps children that suffer from learning…

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Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

  Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

GAZA — Not long after the 2018 Freedom Flotilla — carrying “politicians, activists, journalists, trade-union leaders, artists and performers, professors, faith leaders, representatives of student organizations” — embarked on its journey from Scandinavia to the largest open-air prison in the world — Gaza — Israel attempted to thwart its plans by striking a boat in…

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With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

  With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

For days, now, the Israeli rewrite has been well underway, working overtime, to convince the world seven weeks of carnage in Palestine, more particularly Gaza, did not happen. Or, if it did, Israel’s response to the Great Return March was a measured, proportionate answer to the menace posed by some burning kites, waving flags and nihilist teens armed with slingshot weapons of mass destruction. At times, we’ve seen…

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Iran Issues Reminder That US is the World’s “Top Criminal with Regard to Missiles”

  Iran Issues Reminder That US is the World’s “Top Criminal with Regard to Missiles”

A top Iranian military commander responded on Tuesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s demand that Iran end its domestic nuclear energy development, with a stern reminder that the United States has shown itself as the world’s most dangerous and violent military and nuclear power. “Who are you and America to tell us to limit…

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