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Police surround British Airways plane after 'bomb threat' warning

Police surround British Airways plane after 'bomb threat' warning

Officials have deemed the threat "less than credible"

03 June 2016

Top US Republican Endorses Trump

Top US Republican Endorses Trump

"…on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement''

03 June 2016

Obama: ‘I Look at Syria’s Children and I See My Own’

Obama: ‘I Look at Syria’s Children and I See My Own’

“I see my daughters, and my nieces, and my nephews”

02 June 2016

Obama slams Trump for promising to roll back Wall Street reforms

Obama slams Trump for promising to roll back Wall Street reforms

"How it is that somebody would propose that we weaken regulations on Wall Street? Have we really forgotten what just happened eight years ago?"

02 June 2016

2 dead after shooting on UCLA campus

2 dead after shooting on UCLA campus

"We just went to official lockdown in the dark!"

01 June 2016

50,000 civilians reportedly trapped inside Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround ISIS stronghold

50,000 civilians reportedly trapped inside Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround ISIS stronghold

"Saving innocent people from harm's way is the most important thing, even more so than targeting the enemy"

29 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Trump's San Diego rally draws more than 1,000 chanting protesters

Trump's San Diego rally draws more than 1,000 chanting protesters

"Fantastic job on handling the thugs who tried to disrupt our very peaceful and well-attended rally"

29 May 2016

Opinion: 1

US-backed Syrian Forces Advance Toward IS Capital

US-backed Syrian Forces Advance Toward IS Capital

“In some areas they just retreat, and in other areas they stay to fight… But we have killed dozens of them so far”

28 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Trump fires top aide

Trump fires top aide

“Rick Wiley was hired on a short-term basis as a consultant until the campaign was running full steam”

26 May 2016

Eleven US states oppose transgender schools edict

Eleven US states oppose transgender schools edict

“The Obama administration is trampling the United States Constitution”

26 May 2016

Clinton email server broke government rules, watchdog finds

Clinton email server broke government rules, watchdog finds

"She's as crooked as they come"

25 May 2016

Okinawa Killing: Abe’s 'Profound Resentment'

Okinawa Killing: Abe’s 'Profound Resentment'

"The entire Japan is deeply shocked by this latest incident."

25 May 2016

Protests Erupt Outside Trump Rally in New Mexico

Protests Erupt Outside Trump Rally in New Mexico

"This is so exciting, isn't it?"

25 May 2016

US Allied Forces Launch Operation to Liberate Raqqa

US Allied Forces Launch Operation to Liberate Raqqa

“We’re launching this campaign with the help of coalition forces in northern Raqqa”

24 May 2016

CDC says 157 pregnant women in U.S. infected with Zika

CDC says 157 pregnant women in U.S. infected with Zika

“This is not something we need to panic about. But this is something we have to take seriously"

20 May 2016

“B & B” model strikes back

“B & B” model strikes back

In Serbia, former US general Petreaus is in charge of the project to buy large State companies and control the television media: bombing is always good for business

16 May 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Regardless of whether they failed in their goals with regards to Iraq, or if chaos and instability is the goal in and of itself as many others would argue, the bottom line is that Iraq still has a chance

10 May 2016

by Navid Nasr

Eyeing an Indiana victory, Trump says, 'It's over'

Eyeing an Indiana victory, Trump says, 'It's over'

"Yes, it's over… It's already over"

01 May 2016

China blocks US Navy aircraft carrier from Hong Kong port

China blocks US Navy aircraft carrier from Hong Kong port

"No matter how many and how frequently U.S. ships come to the South China Sea, that would not change the fact that the islands and adjacent islands are China's inherent territory”

30 April 2016

Airstrikes in Aleppo Kill Civilians

Airstrikes in Aleppo Kill Civilians

“It is our view that this, essentially, would be a refreshment of the cessation of hostilities and getting both sides to commit to refreshing the commitments that they made”

30 April 2016

North Korea 'fires submarine-launched ballistic missile'

North Korea 'fires submarine-launched ballistic missile'

"We are keeping close tabs on the North Korean military and maintaining a full defense posture"

23 April 2016

Why should I vote for Bernie? It’s the economy, stupid.

Why should I vote for Bernie? It’s the economy, stupid.

"Like the New Deal of the 1930s, Senator Sanders' program is designed to do more than merely increase economic activity”

23 April 2016

by Max J. Schindler

The Ambush, Murder and Resurrection of Robert LaVoy Finicum: Part One

The Ambush, Murder and Resurrection of Robert LaVoy Finicum: Part One

"What in the hell has happened to this country!?"

23 April 2016

by Scott Bennett

Serbian elections: how long can Belgrade keep the balance?

Serbian elections: how long can Belgrade keep the balance?

Brussels and Washington are keen on finishing their “independent Kosovo project” – rounding up the secession of the province from Serbia, which they have been masterminding for the last two decades.

23 April 2016

by Aleksandar Mitic

Obama Urges British Youth: Reject Cynicism, Xenophobia

Obama Urges British Youth: Reject Cynicism, Xenophobia

“I'll look at my scorecard at the end... but I'm proud”

23 April 2016

Visiting UK, Obama Urges Britain to Stay in EU; Meets with Cameron

Visiting UK, Obama Urges Britain to Stay in EU; Meets with Cameron

"I believe the UK strengthens both our collective security and prosperity through the EU"

22 April 2016

US suicide rate surges, particularly among white people

US suicide rate surges, particularly among white people

"This is part of the larger emerging pattern of evidence of the links between poverty, hopelessness and health"

22 April 2016

Shooter reportedly on the loose after 7 killed in southern Ohio

Shooter reportedly on the loose after 7 killed in southern Ohio

All seven people who died were family members

22 April 2016

ISIS revenue down 30 percent as its territory shrinks, report claims

ISIS revenue down 30 percent as its territory shrinks, report claims

"You can be fined for driving on the wrong side of the road and for not being able to answer questions correctly on the Koran"

18 April 2016

US warship dangerously close to Russian coast?

US warship dangerously close to Russian coast?

A little context always puts things into better perspective, so here we go. Grab an atlas.

18 April 2016

by Danielle Ryan

Is Fear-Mongering of Trump Liberal Insecurity or Resistance?

Is Fear-Mongering of Trump Liberal Insecurity or Resistance?

The question is, will liberal insecurity prevail come to the general elections or is US society on the cusp of a massive rebellion?

18 April 2016

by Danny Haiphong

Sanders, Clinton Battle in New York Democratic Debate

Sanders, Clinton Battle in New York Democratic Debate

“People usually vote on pocketbook issues."

15 April 2016

Kerry says US Navy destroyer could have shot down Russian warplanes

Kerry says US Navy destroyer could have shot down Russian warplanes

"People need to understand that this is serious business…”

15 April 2016

North Korea missile reportedly blows up on launch

North Korea missile reportedly blows up on launch

Exploded Musudan ballistic missile has a range of nearly 2,500 miles, but it has never been tested before by the North before.

15 April 2016

U.S. Navy officer charged with spying, possibly for China, Taiwan

U.S. Navy officer charged with spying, possibly for China, Taiwan

"I grew up believing that all the roads in America lead to Disneyland."

11 April 2016

And the Award of Excellence in Russia Reporting Goes To...?

And the Award of Excellence in Russia Reporting Goes To...?

Sometimes the Excellence is found in omission.

10 April 2016

by Patrick Armstrong

US Navy officer charged with espionage

US Navy officer charged with espionage

The officer gave secret information “relating to the national defense to representatives of a foreign government.”

10 April 2016

Top U.S. intel official: European countries ignoring terrorist tracking tools

Top U.S. intel official: European countries ignoring terrorist tracking tools

"We make sure that we know as much as we can… But we can't know everything all the time."

07 April 2016

Hillary: Some of My Campaigning Difficulties ‘May Be Gender-Linked,’ Some Of My Mistakes Due To Press Pressure

Hillary: Some of My Campaigning Difficulties ‘May Be Gender-Linked,’ Some Of My Mistakes Due To Press Pressure

“I hope I’m a better candidate. I feel like I am. I mean, I have said, in this campaign, ‘Look, I’m not a natural politician.’”

06 April 2016

2 dead after Amtrak train strikes backhoe on tracks near Philadelphia

2 dead after Amtrak train strikes backhoe on tracks near Philadelphia

"We got off track and there was an explosion and there was a big fire"

03 April 2016

Trump predicts 'very massive recession' in U.S.

Trump predicts 'very massive recession' in U.S.

"I think we’re sitting on an economic bubble. A financial bubble."

03 April 2016

Nagorno-Karabakh violence

Nagorno-Karabakh violence

Shelling continues after worst clashes in decades

03 April 2016

Radovan Karadzic and the ‘triumph’ of international justice

Radovan Karadzic and the ‘triumph’ of international justice

Rather than being an impartial source of justice and fairness, international law and the administration of justice has become a political battlefield.
Trump We Can Believe In: New York Times makes clear why anti-imperialists MUST support Donald Trump

Trump We Can Believe In: New York Times makes clear why anti-imperialists MUST support Donald Trump

Trump doesn’t want the immense US military industrial complex to continue to decide the fate of nations. If countries want US bases there, let them pay for it. Why should the US pay for it?

02 April 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Cameron warns about ISIS nuclear threat

Cameron warns about ISIS nuclear threat

“So many summits are about dealing with things that have already gone wrong. This is a summit about something we are trying to prevent”

02 April 2016

President Obama goes nuclear on Donald Trump

President Obama goes nuclear on Donald Trump

Provoked by Trump’s recent commentary on non-proliferation policy, the president doesn’t hold back.

02 April 2016

Donald Trump Withdraws His Pledge To Support The GOP Nominee

Donald Trump Withdraws His Pledge To Support The GOP Nominee

Donald Trump created a snowball that has potential to destabilize and shatter GOP further more.

30 March 2016

FBI Probing 17 Armed Middle Eastern Men ‘Chanting ‘Allahu-Akbar Type Stuff’ in CA Desert

FBI Probing 17 Armed Middle Eastern Men ‘Chanting ‘Allahu-Akbar Type Stuff’ in CA Desert

They were up all night chanting ‘Allah akbar’-type stuff”

30 March 2016

Families of US military, government workers ordered home from southern Turkey

Families of US military, government workers ordered home from southern Turkey

"We understand this is disruptive to our military families, but we must keep them safe and ensure the combat effectiveness of our forces to support our strong Ally Turkey in the fight against terrorism."

30 March 2016

Opinion: 1

US Capitol on lockdown for second day after 'suspicious package' discovered

US Capitol on lockdown for second day after 'suspicious package' discovered

The area was placed closed off to public after an armed man was shot and arrested at a visitors centre Monday

29 March 2016

No, Bernie Sanders Cannot “Save Capitalism”

No, Bernie Sanders Cannot “Save Capitalism”

US capitalism has made up for the loss of profits by forcing US workers to work longer, faster, and for less pay.

29 March 2016

by Danny Haiphong

WHAT’S BEHIND THE WEST’S WALL OF SILENCE ON EASTERN EUROPE’S GLORIFICATION OF NAZI COLLABORATION?

WHAT’S BEHIND THE WEST’S WALL OF SILENCE ON EASTERN EUROPE’S GLORIFICATION OF NAZI COLLABORATION?

After the February 16th and March 11th neo-Nazi marches in Lithuania’s main cities came Latvia’s annual March 16th Waffen-SS worship-fest in Riga. Not the mildest word of concern from any American, British, Canadian or French ambassador. What’s up?

29 March 2016

by Dovid Katz

Killary – The Epically Abusive “Arctic Monster”: Part One

Killary – The Epically Abusive “Arctic Monster”: Part One

The facts are out there for anyone who wants to read them. Bill and Hillary Clinton are no more than two dressed-up thugs.

29 March 2016

by Satori Wolstenholme

FBI-Apple case: Investigators break into dead San Bernardino gunman's iPhone

FBI-Apple case: Investigators break into dead San Bernardino gunman's iPhone

A way of unlocking the iPhone through "an outside party" that had demonstrated such possibility without resorting to Apple's help was revealed

29 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Capitalism's Crisis and the Betrayal of A Generation 

Capitalism's Crisis and the Betrayal of A Generation 

Young people will continue to search for alternatives to capitalism. Socialism has become the most popular alternative so far, but the term has yet to be defined in a coherent movement and ideology.

27 March 2016

by Danny Haiphong

Ted Cruz Accuses Donald Trump Of Planting ‘Garbage’ Affair Story

Ted Cruz Accuses Donald Trump Of Planting ‘Garbage’ Affair Story

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) bashed Donald Trump, Friday, calling the billionaire out for enlisting “his friends at the National Enquirer and his political henchmen to do his bidding.”

26 March 2016

Isis second-in-command Haji Imam killed by US forces

Isis second-in-command Haji Imam killed by US forces

The US has killed the Isis deputy leader in an operation inside Syria, the Pentagon is reportedly set to announce.

25 March 2016

Two Americans Confirmed Dead in Brussels

Two Americans Confirmed Dead in Brussels

Among 31 dead in Brussels attacks 2 have been confirmed to be U.S. citizens

25 March 2016

Trump’s closing argument

Trump’s closing argument

Donald Trump speaks in favor of US rethinking its involvement in NATO and supports Cuba

22 March 2016

Armed police arrest two men in hunt for Brussels terrorists

Armed police arrest two men in hunt for Brussels terrorists

These two could be the ones responsible for the attack.

22 March 2016

North Korea fires ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, US confirms

North Korea fires ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, US confirms

The North says it needs nuclear weapons to cope with what it calls U.S. military threats

18 March 2016

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the relationship crisis

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the relationship crisis

“It’s an open secret for us that demonizing Russia and whatever is linked to Russia is unfortunately a mandatory hallmark of America’s election campaign.”

17 March 2016

US Military Readiness Questioned Amid Korea Tensions

US Military Readiness Questioned Amid Korea Tensions

Middle East has taken resources away from planning and preparation to fight a “higher-end” combat force if a conflict erupted in another part of the world.

17 March 2016

Kerry determines ISIS committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

Kerry determines ISIS committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

The second time U.S. has acknowledged the atrocities that are a part of another war in the Middle East.

17 March 2016

Obama points finger at Britain, France over Libya chaos

Obama points finger at Britain, France over Libya chaos

In the interview, Obama calls the situation in Libya a "mess", all thanks to the leaders of Great Britain and France

11 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Apple hits back at 'corrosive' claim by US government

Apple hits back at 'corrosive' claim by US government

Apple is appealing against a court order that it unlock the iPhone, calling it "unprecedented".

11 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Russian hostility 'partly caused by west', claims former US defense head

Russian hostility 'partly caused by west', claims former US defense head

William Perry is sure that US contempt toward Russia as ‘third-rate power’ after end of Cold War played a big role in decline of their relationship

10 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Jon Voight Endorses Donald Trump for President

Jon Voight Endorses Donald Trump for President

Something you don’t hear every day from the Hollywood star

10 March 2016

Pro-gun activist is accidentally shot by 4-year-old son

Pro-gun activist is accidentally shot by 4-year-old son

"Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22."

10 March 2016

War for Syria: Foresight on Future Security Architecture

War for Syria: Foresight on Future Security Architecture

Let’s face it: NATO is not able to support its ally in what is coming in the War for Syria.

04 March 2016

by Theodore Karasik

Kim Jong-un’s show of force disturbs his neighbors

Kim Jong-un’s show of force disturbs his neighbors

South Korea blames North for firing 'short-range projectiles' day after sanctions are issued

03 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Top House Republican demands Kerry explain $1.7 billion Iran payment

Top House Republican demands Kerry explain $1.7 billion Iran payment

Keep calm and Kerry on, or the explanation, worth 1.7 billion dollars.

04 February 2016

Opinion: 1

Health officials confirm spread of Zika virus through sexual contact in Texas, first in US

Health officials confirm spread of Zika virus through sexual contact in Texas, first in US

This may be the very first case of many similar ones to follow in the next months. The bottom line is that US is not immune.

03 February 2016

Opinion: 2

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Canada

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Lionel Baland

Belgium

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Maram Susli

Australia

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Max J. Schindler

Palestine-Israel

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Miray Aslan

Turkey

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Croatia

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Pedro Marin

Brazil

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Seyit Aldogan

Greece

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Stevan Gajic

Serbia

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Tobias Nase

Germany

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Valerijus Simulik

Lithuania

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Van Gelis

Greece

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