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US slaps crew of Iranian supertanker with visa ban after it set sail from Gibraltar

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Hours after Washington failed to persuade the Gibraltar authorities to not release the Iranian oil tanker, the State Department warned that anyone linked to the vessel will not be able to travel to the US. Unable to stop the Iranian supertanker Grace 1 from leaving Gibraltar, the US will target its crew, comprised of Indian, Read More

‘Butcher of Beijing’ who ordered Tiananmen Square crackdown dies

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The Chinese premier who ordered a bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square to counter pro-democracy protests has died. Li Peng died at the age of 90 on Monday of an unspecified illness. While he leaves behind a legacy of long-term economic growth, he is best known for his role in the demonstrations that spawned the enduring Read More

Tanker crisis reflects UK’s self-inflicted act of national vandalism

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor The seizure of a British-flagged tanker by Iran was an accident waiting to happen. Not only does the move further expose Britain’s limitations in defending its interests after decades of cuts to the military, it also underlines the lack of a coherent strategy to deal with the crisis in Read More

‘Take a seat’: Trump ‘humiliates’ Spanish PM at G20, says outraged Spanish press

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Donald Trump is known for stealing headlines with scathing takedowns of his political opponents, both in person and on Twitter, but this time a simple gesture was all that was needed to spark the ire of the Spanish media. At a session of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on Friday, Trump appeared to cut Read More

‘Not high on news agenda?’ UN torture expert talks to RT about op-ed on Assange rejected by MSM

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The UN rapporteur on torture told RT about the fanciful excuses Western media used to avoid publishing his damning op-ed on the extreme pressure Julian Assange was exposed to – despite covering every wild allegation against him. A host of reputed Western media outlets turned a deaf ear to Nils Melzer and his op-ed in Read More