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 Republic of Korea (DPRK) a.k.a. North Korea. The missile test prompted international outcries, ironically, especially from the governments of permanent UN Security Council More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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Kurds Divided Along Geopolitical Fault Lines

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Kurdish National Council (KNC) claimed three of its members were arrested by security forces linked to the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The PYD rejects these reports as false. More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Canada to Arm Iraqi Kurds with Sniper Rifles, Mortars and Anti-Tank Weapons

nsnbc : Canada will provide weapons, including sniper rifles, mortars, anti-tank weapons and other weapons and equipment to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq, stated the Canadian Defense Ministry. The delivery More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Poroshenko Claims 54% of Ukrainians for NATO Membership – Most Germans Want Out

nsnbc : Ukrainian President Pyotr (Petro) Poroshenko told the German daily Berliner Morgenpost that he will put the question of Ukraine’s NATO membership to a referendum. Poroshenko, and in fact most Berliner More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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Germany’s New Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel For Multilateralism – Will He Tackle German Sovereignty?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Germany’s new Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel noted that domestic and foreign policy are today so interrelated that they are interdependent. Gabriel said the main pillars of German More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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China Blasts US Over Invitation of Taiwanese Delegates to Trump’s Inauguration

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The People’s Republic of China interfered in sovereign domestic US policy, blasting the United States over the invitation of delegates from Taiwan to the presidential inauguration More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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Beijing Wants to Boost China – ASEAN Relations: Win-Win vs Claw-or-Paw

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, during his weekly press conference, in the first week of January 2017, said that the government in Beijing always regarded ASEAN as More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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Egyptian Court Approves Controversial Transfer of Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia

nsnbc : The Cairo Court of Urgent Matters approved the controversial transfer of the Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. The Court’s ruling came after a protracted political and legal battle More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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New Cold War – Venezuela Furious over Colombia’s NATO Cooperation Talks

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Colombia and NATO agreed to launch cooperation talks. The move prompted a furious response from Venezuela, a recipient of Russian military technology and hardware. The North Atlantic Treaty More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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China Operates Daily Charter Flights to “Capital” of Disputed South China Sea Island

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : China further aggravated its territorial dispute with Vietnam in the South China Sea a.k.a. West Sea by launching daily charter flights to Woody Island and Beijing’s “administrative More...