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Laos – Vietnam to Bolster Bilateral Relations in 2017

nsnbc : The Prime Ministers of Laos and Vietnam, for the first time co-chaired the Meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee More...

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Kim Jong-Nam Allegedly Murdered With VX Weapon of Mass Destruction

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Malaysian government authorities claim preliminary autopsy results show that Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged More...

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MERCOSUR Parliament Rejects Suspension of Venezuela

Lucas Koerner (VA) : The legislative organ of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) unanimously approved a resolution Monday rejecting More...

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Geneva Talks on Syria not Expected to Yield Immediate Results, Momentum Must Continue: De Mistura

nsnbc : A fourth round of UN brokered peace talks were launched in Geneva, Switzerland on February 23, after a 10-month-long hiatus. More...

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Germany to Speed Up Processing and Deportation of Asylum Seekers

nsnbc : Germany will speed up the processing of asylum seekers and deportations under measures adopted by Chancellor Angela Merkel More...

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Bulgaria – Greece IGB Gas Link Construction Expected in 2018: Nikolai Pavlov

nsnbc : Nikolay Pavlov the Energy Minister of Bulgaria, said during a visit to Azerbaijan that the construction of the gas pipeline More...

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Colombian Government and ELN Ask European Countries to Help Fund Peace Talks

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) will ask a number of European countries More...

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Indonesian, Malaysian and Vietnamese Foreign Ministers Met to Discuss Kim Murder Case

nsnbc : Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and her Vietnamese and Malaysian counterparts met in the Philippines to discuss More...

Baghdad Lawmakers Ask Iranian Kurdish KDP-I in Iraq to Disarm or Leave – Wildcards in a Wider ME War

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iraqi lawmakers in the capital Baghdad demand that Iranian and Turkish Kurdish militants, primarily the KDP-I and PKK leave the country. The KDP-I is More...

Russia Hosts Pan-Kurdistan Conference – The Third Great Middle East War

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nsnbc : Russia hosted the annual pan-Kurdistan conference in the capital Moscow with participants of major Kurdish parties from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran to discuss the More...

North Korean Missile Launch Prompts Criticism – Especially from Powers Armed to the Teeth with Nukes

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency session on Monday following the test launch of a strategic missile by the Democratic People’s More...

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Copper is great at killing superbugs – so why don’t hospitals use it?

Bill Keevil (TC) : Fantasilandia in Chile, one of Latin America’s largest theme parks, has replaced its most frequently touched surfaces with copper to help reduce the spread More...

Afghanistan to Crack Down on Bacha Bazi Sex Abuse of Boys as a Heinous Crime but..

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Afghanistan is set to criminalize the sexual exploitation of boys known as bacha Bazi, as a heinous crime. Many rights organizations welcome the banning More...

Belarus Wants to Cooperate with EU to Achieve Removal of All Sanctions: MoFA

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nsnbc : Dmitry Mironchik, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, told the press that Belarus will continue More...

Russia Appoints Pyotr Ilyichev as Acting UN Ambassador – Moscow Bids Last Farewell to Churkin

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nsnbc : Russia appointed First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Pyotr Ilyichev  as acting More...

President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan is standing firm against any political pressure. Flickr/GovernmentZA Why Gordhan’s silence on South Africa’s nuclear option is a good sign

Hartmut Winkler (TC) : South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the...

Monthly state food tickets will be increased to 108,000 Bolivars as of March 1. (GacetaOficial) Venezuela Increases Food Vouchers by 70% Effective March 1

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday a 70 percent hike in the...

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Chinese National Reform Commission Vice-President Ning Jizhe. (@PartidoPSUV) Venezuela and China Sign New $2.7 Billion Development Deal

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Venezuela and China ratified 22 new agreements totaling US $2.7 billion Monday in a...

Hernie Trolls Trump – US Nutcase Politics in a Nutshell

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nsnbc : Former U.S. Democratic Party presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders, last Saturday, called U.S. More...

Did the US Use Depleted Uranium Munitions in Syria?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : In 2015 US Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman John Moore said the US didn’t use depleted uranium munitions..

Trump to Netanyahu “Hold Back on Settlements” – Open to Accept Either One or Two-State Solution

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the White House on Wednesday,..

Killing of Five UAE Diplomats in Afghanistan Allegedly Planned in Pakistani Madrassa

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nsnbc : The killing of five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates in Kandahar, Afghanistan, was planned at More...

Afhganistan’s Taliban Kingpin Calls for Tree Planting Campaign

nsnbc : Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada, the “supreme leader” of Afghanistan’s Taliban, called on all people in the country to plant fruit..

Baghdad Lawmakers Ask Iranian Kurdish KDP-I in Iraq to Disarm or Leave – Wildcards in a Wider ME War

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iraqi lawmakers in the capital Baghdad demand that Iranian and Turkish Kurdish militants, primarily the KDP-I and PKK..
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The lock of love: how leaving padlocks became a modern-day romantic ritual

Ceri Houlbrook (TC) : Cities as distant and varied as Moscow and Manchester, New York and Newport, Beijing and Blackpool all..
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Belgian FANC Considers to Allow Restart of Tihange Reactor 1 – Dirty Bombs

nsnbc : Belgium’s Federal Nuclear Agency (FANC), said that new tests will have to be conducted before Tihange 1 nuclear reactor..
Stainless steel is the metal of choice in hospitals. Shutterstock

Copper is great at killing superbugs – so why don’t hospitals use it?

Bill Keevil (TC) : Fantasilandia in Chile, one of Latin America’s largest theme parks, has replaced its most frequently touched surfaces..