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North Korea calls for urgent UN measures in response to seizure of cargo ship by ‘gangster’ US

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Pyongyang has urged the UN to act after North Korea’s bulk carrier, the Wise Honest, was captured by US forces. It was seized a year after being detained in Indonesia. Pyongyang’s UN representative Kim Song has sent a letter on Friday to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking for immediate action to be taken to return the Read More

US warns airlines risk ‘miscalculation or misidentification’ over Persian Gulf

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In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said civilian aircraft flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman are currently at risk of “miscalculation or misidentification.” A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) published by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) late on Read More

US warns airliners about risks of flying over Persian Gulf

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US diplomats have warned that US air carriers and commercial operators flying over the Persian Gulf face a risk from being “misidentified” as tensions between US and Iran continue to escalate. The warning relayed on Saturday by officials in Kuwait and the UAE came from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice to pilots published on Read More

Austrian VC caught discussing alleged shady deals, and pundits cry ‘Russia took over the country’

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Austria’s ruling coalition party is under fire after a leaked video showed the vice chancellor discussing alleged quid pro quo arrangements with a “Russian oligarch niece” … and some pundits quickly had their Russiagate meltdowns. The scandal rocked the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) on Friday after two German publications, Spiegel and Suddeutscher Zeitung, released Read More

Cheap ‘shots’ & attacks at light speed: Why laser weaponry is a trend for 21st century

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Lasers are commonly seen as a ‘weapon of the future’ – and that future is already here as they are making it into the military. Laser systems have unique properties, opening new ways of waging warfare, RT’s military analyst says. Laser weaponry “will largely define” the combat potential of the Russian armed forces “throughout the Read More

Leaked OPCW memo casts doubt on watchdog’s Douma ‘chemical attack’ conclusions

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A leaked report by OPCW engineers contradicts the chemical watchdog’s official report on the April 2018 incident in Syria, and raises questions about political pressure by US, UK and France on the UN body. In April 2018, as Syrian government forces recaptured the city of Douma from Islamist militants, the “White Helmets” claimed a chemical Read More

‘Making an example of us’: French journalists face jail for exposing govt lies about Yemen war

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French journalists are being threatened with jail time for reporting on leaked documents revealing the country’s complicity in the Saudi-led war in Yemen after they refused to answer questions from anti-terror police. “They want to make an example of us because it’s the first time in France that there have been leaks like this,” Geoffrey Read More

Mississippi River barge shipping resumes after floods, but rains to return

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(Reuters) – The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as shippers scrambled to move a backlog of overdue fertilizer barges to farmers racing to sow corn before the end of the month. Some fertilizer shipments had been parked on river banks near St. Read More

ICYMI: Game of War Zones: Trumpgaryans vs Iranisters

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There are two stories gripping the world’s attention, the fictional finale of Game of Thrones, and the very real storm gathering around Iran, but are there any parallels? Well it’s pretty clear that whether you’re armed with a dragons or nukes, the ability to reduce entire cities to ashes makes you a formidable foe, especially Read More

US speaks of peace talks, while ‘holding a gun’ at Tehran – top Iranian official

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Iran has pulled no punches with regards to Washington, saying that while the US is urging talks, it simultaneously holds a gun at Tehran. It comes as tensions between two states continue to grow. “The actions of American leaders in exerting pressure and launching sanctions while speaking of talks, is like holding a gun Read More