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14 UN Peacekeepers Have Been Killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Worst Attacks Against the UN in Years: An attack against UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has killed 14 blue helmets and injured scores more. This was one of the deadliest attack against UN peacekeepers ever. The peacekeepers who were killed were from a Tanzanian contingent patrolling a long-restive area in the ...
PODCAST: Understanding Trump’s Jerusalem Gamble: The United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol and intends to move its embassy there from Tel Aviv — thus, decreed President Trump from the White House yesterday. The move bucks decades of US policy, which sought to include the status of Jerusalem as part of a broader pe...
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The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade: Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".
America Has Been at War 93% of the Time – 222 out of 239 Years – Since 1776: First published by Washington’s Blog and Global Research in January 2017 The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth In 2011, Danios wrote:  Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, …
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Rohingya Muslims: Rape of persecuted minority by Burma's soldiers 'methodical', investigation finds: Women interviewed in isolation recount sexual assault experiences at hands of troops revealing 'sickening sameness' and 'distinct pattern' to abuse
Boy's devastating anti-bullying video goes viral as brave stance wins celebrity fans and wave of support: Keaton Jones's emotional appeal inspires huge online reaction and encouragement from likes of Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown and rapper Snoop Dogg
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The Fall of Kirkuk: Two big cities fell within 24 hours of each other last weekend. The fall of Raqqa in Syria, once the capital of all the territory ruled by ISIS, came after a five-month siege and was no surprise at all. The fall of the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk in Iraq took less than a day and came as a...
Trump and Iran: “…One orb to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” Five months ago, during Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, he was invited to open the “Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology”. (I’m not making that up.) The huge, darkened room they were in looked like a cross between a sta...
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84% of grooming gang members Asian, researchers say: The vast majority of men convicted of child grooming gang offences in Britain are Asian, according to think tank Quilliam. The new research found differences in the ways in which pedophiles from different ethnic backgrounds operate. Read Full Article at RT.com
Taiwan outlines security goals to protect financial systems from hackers: Read Full Article at RT.com
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Founder of Nation’s Largest Christian Music Festival Charged with Child Molestation: The former disc jockey-turned-pastor founded Creation Festival in 1979 after he had a vision of “thousands of kids on a hillside,” he told RNS as the festival celebrated its 25th anniversary. It grew from attracting 5,000 people to a park in Lancaster, Pa., that first year, to annual, multi-day e...
Faith Leaders to EPA's Pruitt: Where Do Your Priorities Lie?: During his time as administrator, Pruitt has met with several oil, gas, and other corporate entities in what he refers to as meeting with “stakeholders.” But many environmental leaders do not see his relationship with these corporations as innocent meeting, they believe he is interested in gainin...
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Xi’s Pax-Sino Vision: In a three-hour speech at October’s Communist Party Congress, General Secretary Xi Jinping proclaimed China’s rightful return to the center of the world and promised to “make greater contributions for mankind.” He also put forth China’s governance model (socialism with Chinese characteristics) as...
Acting Now for the Future: Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you will be aware that the world is going through another bout of soul-searching about how robots could take our jobs.  The concerns aren’t new. But they are now newly urgent. Artificial intelligence programs such as Alpa Go have been trouncing humans in tasks t...
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F&O this week: Kohl, Grenfell ashes, Trade Jungle, Singapore schadenfreude, US discourse: HELMUT KOHL delivered German reunification and the Euro, by  Noah Barkin  Obituary A towering figure of post-war European politics, Helmut Kohl pushed through German reunification and was a driving force behind the creation of the euro during a 16-year reign as German chancellor that spanned the ...
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Is your food expired or ugly? Eat it, is good for you!: By Zabeth Salome Chedraui It is very possible to imagine a world in which people recycle the food that they consider as waste. Nashville has been selected by the Natural Resource Defense Council as a model city on food waste reduction. Many restaurants in the city are participating in the Food Sa...
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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...
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SLAIN AFGHAN PEACE MEDIATOR CAUTIONED U.S. AGAINST SURGE:

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