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Rejected asylum-seeker ‘slit throat’ of elderly German man who gave him job & shelter at his home

An Afghan migrant has been arrested in Germany for allegedly slitting the throat of an elderly man whose home he worked in. The man’s daughter, a charity worker, had suggested he hire the asylum seeker.

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A Russian not becoming head of Interpol is bigger news than the person who did

Interpol’s new boss is South Korean Kim Jong-yang, although reading the gleeful mainstream coverage of the news, it’s much easier to find out who didn’t get the job — or more specifically, that the losing candidate was Russian.

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Killers, drinkers & traumatized for life: What it means to be a US drone operator in ‘war on terror’

They sit in rooms resembling hi-tech shipping containers. Joysticks in hand, they spend hours watching grainy screens, displaying people in faraway lands going about their daily life — and they hold life and death in their hands.

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Russian diplomacy is winning the New Cold War – Stephen Cohen

Washington’s attempt to “isolate Putin’s Russia” has failed and had the opposite effect. On the fifth anniversary of the onset of the Ukrainian crisis, in November 2013, and of Washington “punishing” Russia by attempting to “isolate” it in world affairs — a policy first declared by President Barack Obama in 2014 and continued ever since, […]

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Stop being ‘Saudi Arabia’s b*tch,’ Tulsi Gabbard tells Trump, critics pounce

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has mocked US President Donald Trump’s commitment to remaining allied with Riyadh in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death, calling the president “Saudi Arabia’s b*tch.”

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Chances of US Recession Increase Amid Mounting Risks – Reports

Economic experts from major international financials, academic circles, and government agencies say the US is facing mounting risks of a recession due to elevated uncertainty in international trade, a possible slowdown in domestic investment, and rising costs of doing business.

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Global Financial Markets Dive Following US Tech Stocks Crash

The continued fall of FAANG stocks – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google – on Monday left the blue-chip basket of equities down almost $730 billion after a six-week sustained decline, stoking investor fears of the US technology sector entering a bear market.

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‘Perhaps We’re Also Responsible for California Fires’: Zarif Fires Back at Trump

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif slammed US President Donald Trump for announcing US intention to continue cooperating with Saudi Arabia despite the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

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Trump Says He Doesn’t Know Anything About Assange Amid Alleged Secret Indictment

A few days ago CNBC reported that the US Justice Department had prepared to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, although it remains unclear whether any charges had already been filed. US President Donald Trump said that he didn’t know “much” about Julian Assange when reporters outside the White House asked him whether the whistle-blower should […]

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All Foreign Troops Except Russian Military Must Leave Syria – US Envoy

Earlier, the envoy claimed that US troops would be staying in the Arab Republic until the “enduring defeat” of Daesh*. He also said that Bashar Assad should not govern the country in the future, noting, however, that it’s not the US’ job to oust him.

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US Coalition Strikes Deir ez-Zor Using Banned White Phosphorus – Syrian Media

Syrian state media has repeatedly reported about the coalition’s airstrikes in the area of the Syrian city of Hajin leaving dozens of civilians dead, while the US-led coalition fiercely denies conducting strikes.

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Amnesty Starts Project to Let Netizens Track US Coalition’s Destruction of Raqqa

A prominent international watchdog has launched an online investigative project that will allow Internet users worldwide to track the destruction caused by the US-led coalition’s bombardment of Syria’s Raqqa in 2017 that has resulted in numerous civilian casualties and the city being nearly completely razed to the ground.

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‘Unscientific Fiction’: Moscow Denies Plans to Reopen Military Bases in Cuba

The West is worried by Russia boosting ties with its Cold War ally Cuba. The Russian Foreign Ministry has dismissed as “unscientific fiction” media reports about Russian military bases allegedly returning to Cuba, Alexander Schetinin, the head of the ministry’s Latin American desk, told Sputnik.

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Cuba Sees EU Effort to Sidestep Iran Sanctions as Blueprint to Break US Embargo

A senior Cuban official says the country is looking closely at the Special Purpose Vehicle the EU is creating for Iran, because Havana may benefit from a similar mechanism.

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US Scrambling to Counter Growing Chinese, Russian Influence in Latin America

The US Air Force Chief of Staff has said that both China and Russia are ready to step in to fill a power vacuum in Latin America left by Washington. The United States should pay more attention to Latin America, lest China and Russia take root in the region, US Air Force Chief of Staff […]

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