The New Take on the Afghan Conflict Settlement

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Vladimir Terehov (NEO) : In mid-January Islamabad and Kabul saw the talks between foreign affairs representatives of four states – the United States, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan More...

Western Sahara: Forgotten State inside America’s Sphere of Interest

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Alexander Mezyaev (SCF) : A few days before the new year of 2016, a whole series of resolutions were adopted at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, one of which deserves More...

Russia Invites Foreign Partners To Develop Occupied Japanese Islands

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Moscow has signaled that it is looking for “foreign partners” to develop Russian-occupied Japanese Islands while pressuring Tokyo to better More...

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The world condemns North Korea’s rocket launch and misses the point again

Robert Winstanley-Chesters (TC) : The collective global roar of disapproval that greeted North Korea’s launch of its satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 is a familiar sound by now. The More...

Julian Assange verdict: how this curious episode might be brought to an end

Gbenga Oduntan (TC) : The UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has decided that Julian Assange is being “arbitrarily held” by a concert of powers – so how might More...

Why Washington Fears Britain Quitting EU

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Finian Cunningham (SCF) : The countdown begins this week for the momentous question facing Britain: whether to exit the European More...

Britain at Forefront of Mercenary Trade

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Michaela Whitton (AM) : British firms are at the forefront of a lethal mercenary trade with hundreds of private More...

Lars Schall 2016 will be a good year for gold investors

Lars Schall (LS) : Lars Schall talked with investment manager Ronald Stoeferle about this year’s prospects...

Christine Lagarde_IMF_PD Beyond Lagarde: there’s more to the IMF than who the leader is

Matthias Kranke (TC) : Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund and a former French...

IRobt_Military Robot_USA_SP_OC_2016 Money Talks: iRobot to Sell Defense Division Thanks to Activist

Susanne Posel (OC) : Thanks to the pressure enforced by activist shareholders, iRobot will sell its defense...

Egypt’s FM meets with senate intelligence committee head

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TCP : Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein More...

The Labor Movement’s Pearl Harbor Moment

Shamus Cooke (nsnbc) : War can sneak up on you. And now unions are scrambling desperately for shelter, realizing they were..

New initiative from Governor Jerry Brown could reform sentencing in California, cut prison terms

Hadar Aviram (TC) : On January 27, California Governor Jerry Brown proposed a voter initiative to reform sentencing in the state. The..

American Aggression against China in the South China Sea

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Christopher Black (NEO) : On January 30th the United States committed a deliberate act of aggression against More...

Legal North Korean Satellite Launch Draws Superpower’s Condemnation

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched the Kwangmyongsong-4 observation satellite on Sunday. The legal launch prompted..

Don’t be complacent about Australia’s top credit rating: Treasury secretary Fraser

Michelle Grattan (TC) : Australia should not be complacent about maintaining its top credit rating, which depends on achieving budget repair..
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30,000 People Call for the British Government to End Its War Against Partying

Michaela Whitton (AM) : If you thought the British rave scene died out with luminous lycra and whistles, you would be..
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Tanzania is still failing to protect its children who live with albinism

Simon Ngalomba (TC) : There is no doubt that educational access worldwide has improved in the past two decades. This has been..
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Exxon Funded Rep Smith Gets Scientists to Call For NOAA Inquiry

Susanne Posel (OC) : Three hundred scientists and academics have requested that Congress look into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration..
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Piping as poison: the Flint water crisis and America’s toxic infrastructure

Chris Sellers (TC) : As the crisis over the water in Flint, Michigan, rolls on, we’re learning more and more about the..
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Growing Evidence Shows BPA-Free Products May Not Be Safe After All

Susanne Posel (OC) : Researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have released a study on the negative effects..
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Excessively Thin & Photoshopped Models Now Illegal in France

Susanne Posel (OC) : In France, the National Assembly recently passed a law requiring all models applying for work to provide a..