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Archive for the ‘Foreign Affairs’ Category

July 24th, 2017 - 1:22 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

WILL TRUMP STOP THE “CHI-NoKo 10,” SUPPORT FOR NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM?

NEWSWEEK REPORTS THAT 10 CHINESE COMPANIES, THE “CHI-NoKo 10,”  PROVIDE THE CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR NORTH KOREA(excerpts and edited by TA) Behind the scenes—in work being done by both intelligence agencies and private firms digging into the North’s trade with Beijing—analysts were becoming c[...]

July 19th, 2017 - 5:51 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

TRUMP COLLUDES WITH PUTIN TO CREATE A RUSSIAN PUPPET STATE IN SYRIA

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow Closing the secret program is an acknowledgment of the limits on Washington’s ability to oust the Syrian president. WASHINGTONPOST.COM|BY GREG JAFFE[...]

July 18th, 2017 - 1:03 am § in Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Religion

Is The Caliph Dead?

DESPITE RUSSIAN AND IRAQI SOURCES, KURDISH SECURITY SAYS CALIPH IS STILL ALIVE Even more than the fall of the supposed capital of ISIS caliphate, the death of Baghdadi, the DAESH claimant to be the Caliph, would be historic. Sources in Russia and now in Iraq said Baghdadi has now been killed.  Beca[...]

July 13th, 2017 - 7:59 am § in Bill of Rights, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

BREAKING NEWS: China’s Civil Rights Leader Dies As a Political Prisoner

Liu Xiaobo Dies A chair sat empty for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo in Oslo in 2010. The rights activist was imprisoned in China in 2009. Heiko Junge/AFP/Getty Images Prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, the only Chinese citizen ever to be awarded a Nobel Prize while still residing in China, has di[...]

July 13th, 2017 - 12:29 am § in Foreign Affairs

Norwegians raise cash to restore penis-shaped rock destroyed by vandals

SAVE THE TROLLPIKKEN The people of Norway donated around 227,000 kroner ($27,000) via a crowdfundingwebsite to reattach the rocky appendage to the cliff face after vandals dismembered it late last month.  [...]

July 8th, 2017 - 10:25 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

The latest from the G20- make that the G19….

NEWSWEEK: Trump on the periphery at G20 We all know that President Donald Trump likes to get prime position in any photo opportunity. On his first visit to Europe in May, he appeared to shove the prime minister of Montenegro aside in order to get to the front of the pack of world leaders, providin[...]

July 8th, 2017 - 8:58 am § in Foreign Affairs

Protests Live from Hamburg

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July 4th, 2017 - 9:20 am § in Foreign Affairs

BREAKING NEWS: Russia and China tell Trump to embrace THEIR de-escalation plan

Russia and China joined diplomatic forces on Tuesday and called on North Korea, South Korea and the United States to sign up to a Chinese de-escalation plan designed to defuse tensions around Pyongyang’s missile program. The plan would see North Korea suspend its ballistic missile program and [...]

June 29th, 2017 - 8:17 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

Kushner is Now Defacto Secretary of State

Tillerson blows up at top White House aide[...]

June 28th, 2017 - 10:09 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Politics

Is Freedom of the Press the Real Reason for the Trump-Led Alliance of Arab States Expulsion of Qatar?

UAE crown prince ‘asked US to bomb Al Jazeera,’ leaked cable reveals Reporters Without Borders condemn the crackdown on Al Jazeera. “We are really worried about the implication and consequences of such requirements if it will ever be implemented,” said Alexandra El Khazen, head of M[...]