Archive for July, 2017

With John Kelly in the White House, Anthony Scaramucci has to go

July 31, 2017 10:30 pm
With John Kelly in the White House, Anthony Scaramucci has to go

Anthony Scaramucci arrives at Long Island MacArthur Airport with US President Donald Trump to deliver remarks on law enforcement at Suffolk Community College in Ronkonkoma, New York July 28, 2017. (Photos by AFP) US President Donald Trump has dismissed his recently appointed communications director, Anthony Scaramucci. Citing three unidentified people […]

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US drones kill 10 people in Yemen, Somalia: security sources

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US drones kill 10 people in Yemen, Somalia: security sources

A US MQ-9 Reaper drone (File photo) Two separate attacks by unmanned aerial vehicles have left at least 10 people dead in Yemen and Somalia as US drones continue to claim more cilivian lives in Islamic countries. According to security sources, five people alleged to be suspected members of the […]

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The United States Treasury Department targets Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with new sanctions, citing ‘democracy’

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The United States Treasury Department targets Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with new sanctions, citing ‘democracy’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks after election results are announced in Caracas on July 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United States Treasury Department has imposed new financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The Monday announcement came a day after the oil-rich nation cast their ballots on electing a new assembly tasked with […]

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Russia calls for international calm over North Korea’s nuclear missile ambitions

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Russia calls for international calm over North Korea’s nuclear missile ambitions

This undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 30, 2017 shows a test-fire of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Russia has urged the international community against taking measures which could increase tensions on the Korean Peninsula. “We consider […]

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US sanctions violate its obligations to JCPOA: Iranian committee

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US sanctions violate its obligations to JCPOA: Iranian committee

A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on July 19, 2017 shows him chairing a cabinet meeting in Tehran. (Photo by AFP) A committee chaired by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that the US’ sanctions directly violate its obligations to the JCPOA. On Monday, […]

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Qatar files legal protest with World Trade Organization to challenge trade boycott by Saudis, allies

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Qatar files legal protest with World Trade Organization to challenge trade boycott by Saudis, allies

In this file photo, a traditional dhow floats in the Corniche Bay of Doha, Qatar, with tall buildings of the financial district in the background. (Photo by AP) Qatar has lodged a formal legal complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the […]

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US President Donald Trump installed John Kelly as new White House chief of staff

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US President Donald Trump installed John Kelly as new White House chief of staff

US President Donald Trump has installed retired Marine Corps general John Kelly as the new White House chief of staff. The 67-year-old combat veteran was sworn in as Trump’s new chief of staff on Monday. Kelly is tasked with bringing order and discipline to a White House beset by scandal, […]

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Secret donors help US President Donald Trump push ahead with his agenda, dodge probes: Report

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Secret donors help US President Donald Trump push ahead with his agenda, dodge probes: Report

US President Donald Trump speaks at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, New York. Trump, July 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump’s secret donors have been leading outside efforts to either defend him against investigations or win him support among voters and congressional Republicans, according to a new […]

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US policy ‘not America-alone,’ US Vice President Mike Pence says in Estonia

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US policy ‘not America-alone,’ US Vice President Mike Pence says in Estonia

US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence disembark their plane after arriving at the airport in Tallinn, Estonia, on July 30, 2017. (Photos by AFP) US Vice President Mike Pence claims that Russia is resorting to “destabilizing” measures in Eastern Europe and that Washington expects Moscow’s “behavior […]

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US systematically targeting residential areas: Syria to UN

July 30, 2017 10:30 pm
US systematically targeting residential areas: Syria to UN

Smoke is seen following an airstrike on the western frontline of Raqqah on July 17, 2017, during an offensive by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. (Photos by AFP) Damascus has called on the UN to end the Washington’s crimes against Syrian civilians, while stressing that the US is systematically targeting […]

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Britain and the European Union freedom of movement will end in 2019: UK ministers

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Britain and the European Union freedom of movement will end in 2019: UK ministers

An AFP file photo of UK Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis (L) and Home Secretary Amber Rudd. UK government ministers have said that the free movement of people between Britain and the European Union will end in March 2019. UK Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC that the government is […]

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Venezuelans vote for constitutional super-body, opposition boycotts election

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Venezuelans vote for constitutional super-body, opposition boycotts election

People in Venezuela are casting their ballot in a controversial election to elect a 545-seat Constituent Assembly, which will be capable of rewriting the country’s constitution and dissolving the current opposition-led legislature, as the South American nation has been the scene of months of anti-government protests, often with violent clashes with […]

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US President Donald Trump threatens to end healthcare payments if Obamacare is not repealed

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US President Donald Trump threatens to end healthcare payments if Obamacare is not repealed

 Protesters carry signs during a healthcare rally in front of Trump Tower in New York City on July 29, 2017. (AFP photo) Trump has threatened to end government payments to health insurers if Congress does not pass a new healthcare bill, despite studies that show repealing Obamacare would leave millions […]

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Russia celebrates Navy Day with major parades

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Russia celebrates Navy Day with major parades

Russian marine forces have held some large-scale parades from posts in the Baltics to the shores of Syria as President Vladimir Putin bolsters the traditional Navy Day celebrations to show off his country’s military might to the rivals in the West. Media reports said the parades were the biggest ever […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stresses probe into reports of Saudi Arabia’s abuse

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stresses probe into reports of Saudi Arabia’s abuse

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (photo by AFP) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is taking “very seriously” reports that Saudi Arabia is using Canadian-made armored vehicles in a crackdown on Shias in the Middle Eastern country. “We are looking at these claims very seriously… and have immediately […]

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