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Turkish, Iraqi and Iranian military leaders meet as Turkey upscales military drill on border to Iraqi Kurdistan

nsnbc : Turkey’s armed forces, on September 23, increased the level of the ongoing surprise military drill on the border to More...

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Pentagon approves major contract to equip Afghan military with vehicles

nsnbc : The United States’ Department of Defense a.k.a. Pentagon has approved another major contract aimed to equip Afghanistan’s More...

High Referendum Council meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Photo: KRP

Kurdistan independence referendum will not be postponed: High Referendum Council

nsnbc : The High Referendum Council in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) of Iraq asserted that the referendum on the region’s More...

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Iran, Iraq and Turkey consider joint measures against Kurdistan independence referendum

nsnbc : Iran, Iraq and Turkey have agreed to discuss coordinated counter-measures against the government of Iraq’s Kurdistan More...

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BelNPP nuclear power plant to supply 25% of Belarus electricity but it won’t be too cheap to meter

nsnbc : Once commissioned the new nuclear power plant in Ostrovets will generate about 25% of electrical energy Belarus needs, Belarus’ More...

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Two Nigerian pimps in Belgium sentenced to 8 and 9 years – trafficked girls given money back

nsnbc : Two leaders of a Nigerian prostitution and trafficking gang have been sentenced to 8 and 9 years, respectively, in the Belgian More...

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U.S. doesn’t support Kurdish independence in Syria and the greater region: Satterfield

nsnbc : The United States does not support Kurdish independence in Syria or the greater region said David Satterfield, Acting Assistant More...

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Mozambican child street vendors accuse police of aggression

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Although it is technically forbidden, poverty drives many children in Mozambique’s Nampula province More...

Foreign powers behind violence in Myanmar

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Foreign powers, including Bangladesh, foreign terrorist organizations including Harakah al-Yaqin, Harukat-ul-Jihad-ul-Islam, Afghanistan’s Taliban More...

Chief of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council claims Iraqi Kurdish independence leads to war

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nsnbc : Mohsen Rezaei, the head of Iran’s powerful Expediency Discernment Council, appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader, warned Iraqi Kurds about the likelihood of a More...

Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia leader threatens war if Kirkuk joins Kurdistan in referendum

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Iraq’s Shi’ite, Iranian-backed Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces, threatened on Friday that More...

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Mozambican child street vendors accuse police of aggression

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Although it is technically forbidden, poverty drives many children in Mozambique’s Nampula province into trade to help support their families. More...

Subversion in Limboland: Russia & Belarus launch Zapad 2017 military exercise

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Russia and neighboring Belarus launched their joint Zapad (West) 2017 military exercise spanning from the northern top of Scandinavia to Belarus and More...

Belgian police officer had WhatsApp contact with terrorist suspect in Brussels Airport and Metro bombings

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nsnbc : A police officer suspected of leaking confidential information from a major terrorism case is thought to have had More...

Spanish national police cracks down on Catalonian independence referendum, arrests politicians

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nsnbc : Spanish national police have cracked down on Catalonia, stormed ministries and buildings of the Catalonian More...

LNG tanker (archives) LNG glut smaller than predicted: Bloomberg

nsnbc : Research by Bloomberg has found that the global oversupply of liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

Lattice Semiconductor_Oregon_USA_archives Trump blocked Chinese acqusition of Lattice Semiconductor on national security grounds

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, blocked the Chinese government-financed firm Canyon Bridge Capital...

Belgium_Zeebrugge container terminal_APM_Cosco_2017 Chinese Cosco now owns entire container terminal in Belgian port of Zeebrugge

nsnbc : The Chinese Cosco Shipping has become the sole owner of container terminals including former...

Pentagon approves major contract to equip Afghan military with vehicles

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nsnbc : The United States’ Department of Defense a.k.a. Pentagon has approved another major contract aimed More...

U.S. Senate voted to ban Russian Kaspersky Lab software

nsnbc : The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to ban Russian cyber-security company Kaspersky Lab software from U.S. government systems over..

US is sending some 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

nsnbc : Defense Secretary James Mattis says the United States is sending around 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, and increase of..

Only hours before independence referendum, Iran bombards border to Iraqi Kurdistan

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nsnbc : Iranian artillery forces carried out an intense bombardement on Iran’s border to Iraq’s More...

Turkish, Iraqi and Iranian military leaders meet as Turkey upscales military drill on border to Iraqi Kurdistan

nsnbc : Turkey’s armed forces, on September 23, increased the level of the ongoing surprise military drill on the border to Iraq’s..

Elections held in northern Syria’s predominantly Kurdish Rojava a.k.a. Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria

nsnbc : People in the cantons of northern Syria’s predominantly Kurdish Rojava Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria flokked to the..
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Tunisia overturned law that prohibited Tunisian Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims

nsnbc : The office of Tunisian President Beji Cajd Essebsi congratulated Tunisian women on gaining freedom to choose their spose. The..
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Greenpeace sends Belgian ministers notice of default over air pollution

nsnbc : The environmental NGO Greenpeace has sent a notice of default about air quality to the Flemish and Walloon Environment Ministers..
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Huge drop in men’s sperm levels confirmed by new study – here are the facts

Chris Barratt (TC) : Sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined by 50-60% between 1973..