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Venezuela’s Maduro proposes early elections for opposition-held National Assembly

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding early elections to restock the National Assembly, currently headed by opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, who is backed by the US. Maduro made this call in a speech in Caracas on Monday. He also talked about an early election in February of this year. If Read More

Assassin’s Creed fan? Man armed with 2 concealed retractable blades arrested in Paris (PHOTOS)

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French police have arrested a 27yo ‘assassin’ armed with two hidden blades, a sapper shovel and a pair of pruning shears, who said he was just a cosplay fan taking a stroll during the Yellow Vests protest in Paris. With his black hood and a military backpack, Thomas G., immediately aroused suspicion from Champs-Élysées police Read More

Sarandon, Anderson & Waters question silence on OPCW report on Douma ‘chemical weapons attack’

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Susan Sarandon, Pamela Anderson and Roger Waters are leading questions over why the MSM is ignoring a leaked OPCW report contradicting the claim that Syrian President Bashar Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack in Douma. “This is really important. Why aren’t we talking about it?” actress and activist Susan Sarandon tweeted about the leaked Read More

Anti-coup activists charged with ‘interfering’ in US raid on Venezuelan embassy

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Four protesters arrested inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC have been released pending hearing – but could face up to a year in jail for trying to prevent a takeover of the building by the US-backed opposition. Members of the Embassy Protection Collective have been released on various conditions after their arrest Thursday afternoon Read More

BDS = anti-Semitism? Germany passes motion against Palestinian protest movement

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Germany’s parliament has passed a motion defining the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic. It calls on Berlin to cut funding to groups supporting BDS. The Bundestag voted to adopt the non-binding motion backed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party on Friday, making it the first European parliament to do so. The FDP Read More

‘Violation of Vienna Convention’: Code Pink co-founder denounces police raid on Venezuela embassy

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The decision by US authorities to break into Venezuela’s Washington, DC embassy and arrest anti-coup activists on Wednesday is a clear violation of international law, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin told RT. A group calling itself the ‘Embassy Protection Collective’ has been under siege inside the building for weeks, as supporters of Venezuelan coup leader Read More

China warns U.S. move against Huawei could hurt trade talks

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s decision to sanction and potentially cripple Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd garnered a sharp rebuke on Thursday from Beijing, which warned that the move could damage trade talks. A Huawei logo is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China May 16, 2019. Read More

Senate Committee votes down Canadian oil tanker moratorium

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5/16/2019 CALGARY — The Senate Standing Committee on Transportation has voted to defeat Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) praises the committee for its study of this Bill and taking the time to travel and consult directly with Canadians. Bill C-48 is a highly divisive policy based Read More

US blacklists Huawei as Trump declares ‘national emergency’

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Donald Trump has declared a “national emergency” as his administration imposed severe sanctions on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. The president signed an executive order which – while it did not name Huawei – bars US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms deemed to pose a national security risk. Hours later, the administration took Read More