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Trudeau-Duterte fight over illegally-dumped Canadian trash highlights global problem

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The global waste crisis was brought into sharp focus again after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened “war” with Canada over illegally dumped trash — an issue PM Justin Trudeau has repeatedly failed to address. Duterte threatened to send back 103 shipping containers full of household waste which were illegally shipped to his country by Canada Read More

‘Rules of engagement have been liberalized’: Ex-Pentagon analyst to RT on US killings in Afghanistan

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More Afghan civilians are being killed by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgents, the UN reports, 18 years after US military involvement in the country began. Between January and March 2019, 581 civilians were killed in Afghanistan, 305 died at the hands of foreign and pro-government forces, while insurgent groups Read More

‘Star Wars’ are back? US might preemptively strike Russia & China with space weapons – Russian MoD

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The US may be plotting a preemptive strike on the nuclear arsenals of Russia and China, Russian military said, citing the revival of the 1980s ‘Star Wars’ program and ever-growing US “missile defense” in Europe as evidence. The analysis of the “probable actions” of Washington shows that Americans are seeking to achieve strategic superiority through Read More

Erdogan fires back at France’s ‘bloody past’ on day of 1st Armenian genocide commemoration

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused France of hypocrisy on the latter’s first national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide, citing Rwanda and Algeria as example of France’s own historic misdeeds. “If we look at those trying to give lessons on human rights or democracy to Turkey on the Armenian question and the Read More

UK spy agency calls Trump’s ‘wiretapping’ charges tweet ‘utterly-ridiculous nonsense’

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Published time: 24 Apr, 2019 12:52 Edited time: 24 Apr, 2019 14:41 Following Donald Trump’s tweet quoting a former CIA analyst who accused a UK spy agency of spying on his campaign, the intelligence organization responded, calling the accusations “ridiculous,” and to “be ignored.” The United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was prompt to dismiss Read More

Japan extends apology & restitution to victims of forced sterilization law

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Published time: 24 Apr, 2019 14:28 The Japanese government apologized to thousands of people forcibly sterilized under a now defunct eugenics program, and offered the victims money in compensation. The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe devoted 3.2 million yen (US$28,000) to all surviving victims of the program, while Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga extended Read More

Pakistan’s Navy fires domestically-made cruise missile in ‘impressive fire power display’

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Pakistan showed off its newest domestically-built anti-ship and land-attack cruise missile during a test in the Indian Ocean. The test is part of Islamabad’s ongoing efforts to acquire more “indigenous” weapons. The missile, launched from a fast attack craft in the northern Indian Ocean, successfully hit a target on the shore, the Pakistani Navy said. Read More

Family’s heartbreak as son is buried in Sri Lanka attack mass grave

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By Tom Cheshire, Asia correspondent As she followed the car that carried her brother’s coffin, she cried out, asking why God was punishing them, and remembering how they had walked the same street together so many times when he was alive.   Marious Neranjen Fernando was killed in the bomb attack on St Sebastian’s Church Read More

‘I come with warm feelings’: Kim speaks to press ahead of Putin summit

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made an extremely rare appearance in front of the press in Russia, ahead of his summit with Vladimir Putin. In what is thought to be his first interview with foreign journalists, he told Russian state media: “I have come to Russia with warm feelings from my people. “I Read More

UK spy agency calls Trump’s ‘wiretapping’ charges ‘utterly-ridiculous nonsense’

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Published time: 24 Apr, 2019 12:52 Edited time: 24 Apr, 2019 13:27 Following Donald Trump’s tweet suggesting a UK spy agency had collaborated with the Obama administration to spy on his campaign, the intelligence organization responded, calling the accusations “ridiculous,” and to “be ignored.” The United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) dismissed US President Donald Read More