Trump and Putin discussed importance of fighting terrorism and deescalation of conflicts


nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation that reportedly lasted more than one hour. Following the phone conversation the White House stated that both presidents affirmed their support for the Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, issued at More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Sloppy OPCW investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria discredits UN and permanent Security Council members

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Sloppy work by the joint OPCW-UN mechanism in the investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria on April 4, including an undocumented and broken chain of alleged evidence and condemnation More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Abe, LDP and Komeito won super-majority in Japan’s snap elections

nsnbc : Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) – Komeito Party coalition have won a super-majority in Sunday’s parliamentary – lower-house elections. In More...

By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Iranian court converts death sentence for blashemy to unspecified number of years in jail

nsnbc : An Iranian court, on October 17, converted a death sentence for Soheil Arabi to an unspecified number of years behind bars. He was sentenced to hanging in August 2014 after allegedly defaming the prophet More...

By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Catalonia declared independence; Suspends it for talks with Francoesque Madrid

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont, Tuesday evening, made a formal declaration of independence from Spain to then have it suspended to allow talks with Madrid. The situation in Spain More...

CDU hq. Merkel declares victory despite a result that "could have been better".
By nsnbc On Monday, September 25th, 2017

CDU and Merkel win German elections; AfD and German patriots the actual winners

nsnbc : Chancellor Angela Merkel and her CDU/CSU coalition won a fourth term but lost several percent. The Social Democrats (SPD) keep their position as second-largest party despite a historic loss. The SDP won’t More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Colombian bananas: Supreme Court Justice, under investigation for corruption, refuses to step down

nsnbc : Supreme Court Justice Gustavo Malo who was asked to step down after he and his daughter became suspects in a major corruption investigation, refused to abandon his post and insists that it is sufficient More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Oh no, not Dukor again: Illiteracy rate in Mozambique hovers around 45 percent

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Over 90 percent of Mozambicans were illiterate when the country gained its independence from Portugal in 1975. Today over 40 percent of Mozambicans are illiterate with marked differences More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Why China’s audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

Ricardo Reboredo (TC) : It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious. A massive infrastructural development More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

North Korea knows it can’t afford to go to war

Ra Mason (TC) : The current flare-up over North Korea’s missile tests and Donald Trump’s belligerent response is frightening for many, but anyone worried that Pyongyang wants to start a war is – fortunately More...