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Obama’s “Complicated” Lies About Syria

Obama’s “Complicated” Lies About Syria

on April 10, 2017, 7:58 AM / in International News, Opinion

By Cliff Kincaid    /   Canada Free Press The mainstream media have not challenged the claim that chemical weapons were used by Syrian and/or Russian forces. Hence, they have been forced to explain how they were used when Obama officials previously claimed they had been removed from Syria. It’s another new low for a press corps that was eager […]

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Egypt Palm Sunday Church Blasts Kill at Least 37

Egypt Palm Sunday Church Blasts Kill at Least 37

on April 9, 2017, 7:55 AM / in International News

Egypt Palm Sunday Church Blasts Kill at Least 37 By CHARLENE GUBASH, SAPHORA SMITH and ASSOCIATED PRESS Two blasts targeting Egyptian churches on Palm Sunday killed at least 37 people and wounded more than a 100, according to Health Ministry officials. The first attack hit a church packed with worshipers in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, north of the […]

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Kremlin tells U.S. it’s ‘one step from war’ as Trump warns he will hit Syria AGAIN after his attack on Russia’s ally Assad triggers fears of World War Three

Kremlin tells U.S. it’s ‘one step from war’ as Trump warns he will hit Syria AGAIN after his attack on Russia’s ally Assad triggers fears of World War Three

on April 9, 2017, 5:57 AM / in International News, National News

By John Stevens In London and Tom Leonard In New York and Ian Drury for the Daily Mail and Nick Enoch for MailOnline Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev denounced Donald Trump  In the first direct American raid on Bashar al Assad’s forces, US President authorised the firing of 59 cruise missiles at military airfield Officials said it was retaliation for […]

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Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss trade, North Korea

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss trade, North Korea

on April 7, 2017, 7:39 AM / in International News

President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida, for their first summit. Meetings between the two leaders and key aides were expected to focus largely on trade and reining in North Korea. The leaders of the world’s two biggest economies dined together Thursday night and will end the 24-hour […]

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Trump orders launch of 59 cruise missiles at Syrian air base

on April 7, 2017, 7:37 AM / in International News

The U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in response to a Tuesday chemical weapons attack in rebel-held territory in northwestern Syria. President Trump said the base was the one that launched the chemical attack, which killed more than 80 civilians, including children. Trump said Thursday night that the barrage of missiles — the first direct […]

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Castros’ Cuba

Castros’ Cuba

on April 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, National News

Written by  Fr. James Thornton President Obama traveled last month on an official visit to Communist Cuba, the first such trip by a sitting American president since Calvin Coolidge visited the island in 1928. The trip came less than a year after Obama and Cuban dictator Raúl Castro met in Panama in April 2015 and only six months after their […]

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Trump says chemical attack changed his views on Syria

on April 6, 2017, 8:51 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump said Wednesday that this week’s deadly chemical weapon attack in Syria changed his views on President Bashar al-Assad and his protracted war against rebel groups. The Trump administration said many times recently that it would not press for Assad’s removal from power, but Trump said the killing of “innocent children, innocent babies, little babies” in the apparent nerve […]

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Russia subway explosion kills 14

on April 4, 2017, 7:20 AM / in International News

An explosion killed 14 people on a subway in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday. More than 40 other people were injured. The blast, which occurred while President Vladimir Putin was in the city, blew a hole in the side of a car as it traveled between two stations in the heart of the city, Russia’s second largest. Investigators were treating […]

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North Korean Defector Tells Lester Holt ‘World Should be Ready’

on April 3, 2017, 9:08 AM / in International News

SEOUL, South Korea — A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country’s “desperate” dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies. Thae Yong Ho is the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, meaning he is able to give a rare insight into the secretive, authoritarian regime. […]

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U.K. leaders balk at discussing Gibraltar in Brexit negotiations

U.K. leaders balk at discussing Gibraltar in Brexit negotiations

on April 3, 2017, 9:05 AM / in International News

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday that the sovereignty of Gibraltar would not change as part of Britain’s exit from the European Union. British leaders bristled after the EU on Friday released draft negotiation guidelines saying the status of the British outpost on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula would have to be approved by Spain, which has long […]

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Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

on April 3, 2017, 6:39 AM / in International News

By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) – Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial ship off the coast of Somalia, the second attack in weeks after years of inactivity by pirates, industry and security sources said on Monday. United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), which coordinates the management of all merchant ships and yachts in the Gulf of Aden area, said […]

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Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, 254 die

Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, 254 die

on April 3, 2017, 6:31 AM / in International News

By Jaime Saldarriaga MOCOA, Colombia (Reuters) – Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides in Colombia that have killed 254 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods. Several rivers burst their banks near the southwestern city of Mocoa in the early hours of Saturday, sending water, mud and debris crashing down […]

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What’s Next For Julian Assange? Wikileaks Founder Escapes Eviction Order As Guillermo Lasso Fails To Win

What’s Next For Julian Assange? Wikileaks Founder Escapes Eviction Order As Guillermo Lasso Fails To Win

on April 3, 2017, 6:29 AM / in International News, People

By SUMAN VARANDANI Julian Assange will remain in Ecuador as politician Guillermo Lasso, who vowed to kick the Wikileaks founder out of the country on condition of his victory in the presidential election, failed to win against the current leftist government. Late Sunday, Assange took to his Twitter account to “cordially invite” Lasso to leave Ecuador within 30 days. Assange has been living in the […]

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President Trump Says He Will Act Alone On North Korea If Chinese Don’t Help

President Trump Says He Will Act Alone On North Korea If Chinese Don’t Help

on April 3, 2017, 6:21 AM / in International News, National News

Marcy Kreiter  /  International Business Times President Donald Trump said he’s ready to take on North Korea, with or without Chinese help. In an interview with the Financial Times published Sunday, Trump said the North will be on the agenda when he hosts Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this week at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Trump tweeted last week […]

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Mexican newspaper closes citing insecurity for journalists

Mexican newspaper closes citing insecurity for journalists

on April 3, 2017, 6:08 AM / in International News

By PETER ORSI   MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in the Mexican border city of Juarez announced Sunday that it is shutting down because the rampant, unpunished killings of journalists in the country have made it too dangerous to go on. Norte executive Oscar Cantu Murguia informed readers of his decision in a farewell letter titled “Adios!” that was published […]

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Trump son-in-law, top aide Jared Kushner on visit to Iraq

Trump son-in-law, top aide Jared Kushner on visit to Iraq

on April 3, 2017, 6:04 AM / in International News, National News

Washington (AFP) – Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and top aide to President Donald Trump, is in Iraq on an official visit, a senior administration official said on Sunday. Kushner was traveling with General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who had invited him, the official said. Additional details of the trip were not immediately available, thought the […]

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Malaysia sends home 3 North Koreans and the body of Kim Jong Nam

Malaysia sends home 3 North Koreans and the body of Kim Jong Nam

on March 31, 2017, 8:23 AM / in International News

Malaysia on Friday sent home three North Koreans wanted for questioning in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The body of Kim Jong Nam also was returned on the plane under a deal Malaysia struck with Pyongyang after a drawn out diplomatic clash. As part of a swap, North Korea […]

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Mexico nets $17 billion on Trump-led peso decline

on March 31, 2017, 7:45 AM / in International News, National News

The Mexican federal government received 321.7 billion pesos, or $17.1 billion, from its central bank’s yearly profits, driven in large part by a Trump-triggered plunge in the peso’s value. Banxico, the country’s central bank, on Wednesday reported record-breaking profits, which by law are shared with the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, the country’s equivalent of the Treasury Department. Banxico’s […]

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China confirms upcoming summit between Xi and Trump

China confirms upcoming summit between Xi and Trump

on March 30, 2017, 9:37 AM / in International News, National News

China’s foreign ministry confirmed Thursday that President Xi Jinping would hold his first meeting with President Trump at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago private club in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6 and 7. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang did not offer any other specifics. The planned talks come as the two nations, the world’s largest and second-largest economies, face a variety of contentious […]

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Merkel rejects a key Brexit demand

Merkel rejects a key Brexit demand

on March 30, 2017, 9:34 AM / in International News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday rejected a central proposal made by British Prime Minister Theresa May in her letter officially launching the process of Britain’s exit from the European Union, saying that the EU would only negotiate the U.K.’s future relationship with the trading bloc after its departure was arranged. In her six-page letter triggering negotiations, May said the […]

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