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An Elite Coalition Emerges Against a Trump-Kim Agreement
AntiWar.com | An implicit coalition of corporate media, Democratic partisans and others loyal to the national security state are actively hostile to any agreement that would endanger the continuation of the 70-year-old Cold War...
Donald Trump Threatens New Tariffs on $200 Billion in China Imports
WSJ | WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump escalated a trade conflict with China Monday, asking his administration to identify a new list of $200 billion in Chinese goods that would be penalized with tariffs. The move followed...
South Koreans Reject Pro-War Old Guard as Moon’s Peace Party Wins Big in Local Elections
Ban Ki Moon
AntiWar.com | When South Koreans went to the polls yesterday they registered their unambiguous backing for President Moon’s Democratic Party and the peace process that is a signature policy of his administration. In doing so, they...
Saudis Announce Start of Attack on Key Yemen Aid Port
Antiwar.com | Saudi media is reporting that the official start of the attack on the Yemeni port of Hodeidah. Locals reported convoys of vehicles speeding toward the city, and heavy gunfire was reported around the outskirts of the...
U.S. drone-strike policy threatens to backfire
Drones
WashingtonTimes | On the surface, it may sound inconceivable: a foreign nation dispatching an armed drone to assassinate a fugitive or a political dissident on American soil. But such a scenario may not be as far-fetched as it seems,...
US has 'reasons to believe' Israel behind air strike on pro-Syria fighters
US Navy
MiddleEastEye | A US official said on Monday Washington suspects that Israel is behind the air raid that killed dozens of pro-Syrian government fighters in Deir Ezzor province. "We have reasons to believe that it was an Israeli strike...
Russia Warns "Credible Information" Of Impending Staged Chemical Attack In Syria
ZeroHedge | As the world's attention was focused on Singapore and the historic Trump-Kim summit this week, and with broad media acknowledgement that Assad has won the war for Syria, the time could be ripe for some kind of major...
Libya "Before And After" Photos Go Viral
ZeroHedge | A Libyan man who took photos of himself posing at various spots across Beghazi in 2000 has revisited the same locations 18 years later to photograph life under the new "NATO liberated" Libya.  The "before and after"...
After Summit, Trump Announces Halt to US-South Korea 'War Games'
Military.com | SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the U.S. president pledging unspecified "security guarantees" to the North and Kim recommitting to...
US Special Forces helping FSA plot chemical attack to trigger strikes on Syria forces – Russian MoD
RT | Russia’s Defense Ministry said it has credible intelligence that US Special Forces are helping Syrian rebels orchestrate a “chemical attack provocation” using chlorine to provoke Western airstrikes on Syrian's...
Mattis: Leaving Syria Without Making Progress Would Be a ‘Blunder’
DOD
AntiWar.com | Speaking at NATO headquarters of Friday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis reiterated his opposition to the idea of withdrawing US troops from Syria. He said any withdrawal before progress was made would be a “strategic...
French opposition, media cry foul over 'fake news' bill
Macron
AFP | Paris (AFP) - French lawmakers accused the government of attempting to legalise censorship during a stormy debate Friday over a bill designed to fight so-called fake news during election campaigns. President Emmanuel...
US, UK and France 'Inflicted Worst Destruction in Decades on Raqqa'
UNZ | Air and artillery strikes by the US and its allies inflicted devastating loss of life on civilians in the Isis-held city of Raqqa, according to an Amnesty International report. It contradicts claims by the US, along...
Turkey students go on trial over 'terror propaganda'
Erdogan
France24 |  Twenty-two students from a prestigious Istanbul university went on trial Wednesday on charges of spreading "terror propaganda" for staging an action on the campus opposing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's military...
Vietnam Tightens Grip on Internet With Data-Storage Law
WSJ | Vietnam’s plans to vigorously police the internet took a step forward Tuesday when it adopted a cybersecurity law that requires internet companies such as Facebook and Google to store their Vietnam-based users’ data on...
Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to ‘complete denuclearization’
ABCNews | North Korea will denuclearize, President Trump declared in an exclusive interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos just hours after intense and historic negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...
Erdogan Predicts ‘War Between the Cross and Crescent’ over Austria Mosque Closures
Breitbart | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Austria’s impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response. “These measures taken...
US hits China's ZTE with $1 billion penalty in deal to end crippling sanctions
CNBC | The U.S. has struck a deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE to end crippling American sanctions, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Thursday. The department said the deal includes a $1 billion penalty against ZTE...