Archive for April, 2016

Donald Trump pledges to rout ISIL very quickly

April 28, 2016 4:00 pm
Donald Trump pledges to rout ISIL very quickly

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd at the end of his campaign rally at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on April 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (AFP) US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has promised to demolish the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group if he claims victory in America’s […]

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US will be forced to meet JCPOA commitments: Larijani

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US will be forced to meet JCPOA commitments: Larijani

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani addresses a National Forum on Geopolitical Developments of West Asia in Tehran, April 28, 2016. Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the US has to meet its obligations under a nuclear deal after failing to honor them by keeping Tehran locked out of the international financial system. “The Westerners are […]

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China ‘not to allow war, chaos on Korean Peninsula’

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China ‘not to allow war, chaos on Korean Peninsula’

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the fifth regular foreign ministers’ meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Beijing, April 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP) China says it will not allow the Korean Peninsula to be plagued […]

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Palestinian Nazi parallel enrages Israel

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Palestinian Nazi parallel enrages Israel

Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks to journalists at the UN in New York on April 6, 2015. © AFP The Palestinian envoy to the UN has drawn a parallel between the regime in Tel Aviv and Nazi Germany, criticizing Israel for branding all the Palestinians who […]

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Thirty thousand UK people rally over Hillsborough victims

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Thirty thousand  UK people rally over Hillsborough victims

People hold Liverpool football scarves in the air outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool, north on April 27, 2016.©AFP Some thirty thousand Britons have rallied in Liverpool to honor the victims of the Hillsborough disaster and their families’ epic fight for justice. People gathered outside the city’s St George’s Hall on […]

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Russia wants more details about US deployment in Syria

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Russia wants more details about US deployment in Syria

Syrian forces walk on a road through the town of Khanasir after recapturing it from Daesh terrorists, February 29, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Russia says it wants detailed information about a new US plan to send 250 special forces to Syria, including the precise purpose of their deployment. “We would […]

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UN warns of worsening hunger in North Korea

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UN warns of worsening hunger in North Korea

Workers stand near a field in Songchon County, in North Korea. (File photo by AP) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned against worsening hunger in North Korea as the country has hit a record low in food production since 2010 due to poor rainfall. According to a statement by […]

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Iraq bans Al Jazeera news network over violation of guidelines

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Iraq bans Al Jazeera news network over violation of guidelines

The file photo shows the logo of the Al Jazeera news network Iraqi officials have revoked the operating license of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network and closed its bureau in the capital, Baghdad, over its violation of government guidelines. In a Wednesday letter to the controversial satellite network, Iraq’s […]

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UN asks Russia, US to intervene at ‘highest level’ to save Syria talks

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UN asks Russia, US to intervene at ‘highest level’ to save Syria talks

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (C) gestures prior a round of negotiations aimed at ending the crisis in Syria at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, on April 27, 2016. (AFP) The United Nations has called on Russia and the US to salvage a […]

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If you wouldn’t say it to our faces, don’t type it in a tweet

April 27, 2016 8:00 am
If you wouldn’t say it to our faces, don’t type it in a tweet

Steven Mittendorff, husband of missing paramedic-firefighter Nicole Mittendorff, at a press conference with Nicole’s sister Jennifer Clardy Chalmers. Photo / AP The trolls hide behind screens. And I’ve wondered: If some of these online creeps were face-to-face with the woman they are trashing, looking into her eyes, rather than the […]

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