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Trump Accidentally Supercharges Europe’s Resistance to Authoritarian Populism

    Trump Accidentally Supercharges Europe’s Resistance to Authoritarian Populism

On the eve of his recent visit to the UK, Donald Trump described the country as being in “turmoil.” And at one end of the political spectrum there was turmoil aplenty, with a slew of high-profile ministerial resignations from the Conservative government following the publication of its long-awaited plan for leaving the European Union, referred to…

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May’s Syria Policy Gets Thumbs Down from Bipartisan Group of UK Pols

    May’s Syria Policy Gets Thumbs Down from Bipartisan Group of UK Pols

LONDON – The Global Network for Syria, which includes a bipartisan group of several British policymakers and former British ambassadors to Syria, has slammed the U.K. government’s current foreign policy on Syria, Saying that current efforts of “prolong suffering” in the country by funding “so-called moderate armed opposition forces” that are “dominated by Jihadist militants.”…

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Ecuador Rumored to Hand Julian Assange to UK Authorities in “Days” or “Weeks”

    Ecuador Rumored to Hand Julian Assange to UK Authorities in “Days” or “Weeks”

LONDON – Julian Assange, London’s – and perhaps the world’s – most famous political prisoner and refugee, is in grave danger as the threat of his arrest and subsequent extradition to the United States appears imminent. The U.S. has been preparing espionage and treason charges against Assange, the editor-in-chief of transparency organization WikiLeaks since 2010…

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A Royal Wedding for a Nation Sinking Ever-Deeper into Inequality

    A Royal Wedding for a Nation Sinking Ever-Deeper into Inequality

LONDON – The royal wedding between the U.K.’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, due to take place today, has been in the headlines for some time, serving as a convenient distraction from other major events – from the mass shooting of unarmed protesters in Gaza to efforts by certain U.S. officials to sabotage…

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Report Traces “Neutral” Syria War Observer SOHR Funding to UK Foreign Office

  Report Traces “Neutral” Syria War Observer SOHR Funding to UK Foreign Office

LONDON – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a war monitor that has long been considered the “gold standard” by the corporate and alternative media for information on the Syrian conflict, has received significant funding from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office, according to information obtained by British journalist Peter Hitchens. Hitchens, writing at the…

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New Report Reveals Involvement of 7,000 UK personnel in Saudi-Led Bombing of Yemen

  New Report Reveals Involvement of 7,000 UK personnel in Saudi-Led Bombing of Yemen

LONDON – While criticism leveled against the U.K. government for its involvement in Yemen has focused on the country’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, newly published government documents reveal that the U.K.’s complicity in the conflict runs much deeper. The documents were made public in a newly published paper titled “UK Personnel Supporting the Saudi…

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Theresa May’s Change of Heart on Syria Strikes: Nothing to Explain It Except a Family Chat

  Theresa May’s Change of Heart on Syria Strikes: Nothing to Explain It Except a Family Chat

LONDON — Once described as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s “secret weapon,” her husband Philip May may have been behind May’s decision to use weapons against Syria last Saturday as part of a joint U.S., U.K. and French effort to target the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons. The evidence for that…

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UK Government Overlooks Russian Mob’s Use of Novichok for Assassination

  UK Government Overlooks Russian Mob’s Use of Novichok for Assassination

For weeks, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have insisted that there is “no alternative explanation” to Russian government responsibility for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last month. But in fact, the British government is well aware that such an alternative explanation does exist. It is…

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“People Are Dancing In The Streets”: Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump’s Airstrikes

  “People Are Dancing In The Streets”: Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump’s Airstrikes

Just like that, Trump’s second Syrian attack appears to have come and gone. Sure, over a 100 cruise missiles were fired on Saturday morning local time at three mostly empty military installations, including one research and two storage facilities in airstrikes that last no more than 70 minutes. Syrian air defenses may or may not…

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Jeremy Corbyn Calls for ‘Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces’ From Syria

  Jeremy Corbyn Calls for ‘Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces’ From Syria

With U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly mulling his “options” for a military attack on Syria while continuing to issue belligerent threats on Twitter, U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned the Tory government on Friday for “waiting for instructions” from Trump and demanded an immediate resumption of peace talks. “The need to restart genuine negotiations for peace and an…

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