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Failed state made in the USA: Ex-president of Honduras and coup victim Zelaya tells all

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President Jose Manuel Zelaya of Honduras was deposed from power in a military coup after joining a progressive alliance of Latin American leaders and he has “absolutely no doubts” the US was behind his ouster, he tells RT America. “The US warned me: if you sign the Bolivarian Alternative to the Americas (ALBA) you’re going Read More

Girl won’t be allowed to sing with prestigious German boys’ choir as legal bid fails

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A girl who tried to become the first female member of a 554-year old Berlin boys’ choir has lost her gender discrimination case after a court ruled that the choir had not been sexist when it rejected her application. The State and Cathedral Choir of Berlin has never admitted any women since it was founded Read More

Khan claims Pakistan ‘doesn’t fear death,’ as Modi maintians stony silence

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has escalated his no-holds-barred verbal assault on nuclear rival India, as tensions once again reach boiling point over the disputed territory of Kashmir. In recent days, Khan warned the Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that “no force can stop” Pakistan from achieving its goals, adding that India will Read More

Hong Kong banks say threat of massive cash withdrawals by protesters won’t cause problems

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Banks in Hong Kong say they can cope with a sudden increase in demand for cash after reported calls by protesters to take out and convert their money to dollars in a bid to put pressure on the local authorities. After several weeks of chaos in the streets and a shutdown of the city’s airport, Read More

Israel bans two US congresswomen from entering the country

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Israel has banned two US congresswomen from entering the country for supporting an international boycott movement. Democrats Rashida Tlaib, whose family immigrated to the US from the West Bank, and Ilhan Omar were barred for “negating the legitimacy of Israel”. US President Donald Trump had put pressure on his ally Benjamin Netanyahu to block the Read More

#BoycottMulan: Disney star faces wave of liberal rage online over support for Hong Kong police

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In the span of a few weeks, the star of Disney film ‘Mulan’ has gone from feminist icon to authoritarian monster in the eyes of progressives, after Liu Yifei voiced support for Hong Kong’s police force amid heated protests there. Only a little over a month ago the Chinese-American actress was heralded as a feminist Read More

Iran oil tanker released by Gibraltar, setting up race with the U.S.

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By Jonathan Browning on 8/15/2019 GIBRALTAR (Bloomberg) – Iran is racing to return an oil supertanker to international waters after a Gibraltar judge said he couldn’t wait for the U.S. to take action that would prolong the six-week seizure of the vessel for allegedly violating trade sanctions. The ship, the Grace 1, had been held Read More

Trump offers Xi to meet and discuss Hong Kong via Twitter

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US President Donald Trump has proposed a summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, in order to resolve the Hong Kong problem “quickly and humanely.” “Personal meeting?” Trump tweeted on Wednesday afternoon, calling Xi a “a great leader who very much has the respect of his people” and a “good man in a tough business.” Read More

Iranian oil tanker held by UK to be released Thursday – reports

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The tanker with Iranian oil that has been held by British naval forces in Gibraltar for over a month will be released on Thursday, sources close to Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo told a British tabloid. Picardo won’t apply to renew the detention order for the tanker Grace 1 in a court hearing on Thursday, Read More

‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

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For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the president observed: “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for Read More