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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

French not amused by US pressure to withdraw Cannes award from ‘racist, misogynist’ Alain Delon

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US social justice activists incensed at the Cannes Festival’s intent to honor Alain Delon have started a petition to stop it, citing the legendary actor’s “close-minded” views. The festival, and the French public, were not amused. Cannes organizers have held firm in their intent to honor the actor, now 83, with a Palme d’Or for Read More

Trump is right to say US-Russia relations have ‘tremendous potential’ – Gorbachev

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The phone call between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump was very important as Russia and US must maintain dialogue, Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet president and one of the signatories of the INF treaty, has said. The two leaders talked on the phone of Friday, discussing nuclear non-proliferation, North Korea, Venezuela, Ukraine and bilateral trade Read More

Australia will pay back Timor-Leste’s oil revenue, Jose Ramos-Horta says

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By Helen Davidson on 4/21/2019 SYDNEY (The Guardian) — Jose Ramos-Horta, the former president of Timor-Leste and Nobel laureate, says he believes Australia will reimburse “every cent it wrongly received” after the countries signed a maritime border treaty last year. His comments are in response to revelations in Guardian Australia that the Australian government was Read More

Who will succeed Carney to run Britain’s central bank?

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is starting its search for a new governor of the Bank of England to succeed Mark Carney who is due to step down in January 2020. FILE PHOTO: Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney arrives for a G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting at the IMF and Read More

Who is Lenin Moreno and why did he hand Assange over to British police?

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US-backed Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno reneged on asylum agreements made with naturalized citizen Julian Assange, leading to his arrest on Thursday, but how exactly did relations with the whistleblower end up here? Moreno won a narrow victory in 2017 to become president of Ecuador, having served as vice president under his predecessor Rafael Correa from Read More

Dalai Lama taken to hospital with chest infection

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been taken to hospital with a chest infection. The 83-year-old Buddhist monk was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi, India, yesterday. His personal secretary, Tenzin Taklha, told Reuters news agency he is in a stable condition and is expected to stay at the hospital for several days. Read More

Thought crime science: Case studies in becoming an enemy of liberal orthodoxy

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The Western world considers itself a bastion of free thought – a marketplace of ideas. But some scholars who questioned prevailing liberal groupthink have quickly discovered that academic inquiry has tightly-controlled limits. There are more Democrat than Republican supporters among scientists of almost every academic field in the US, voter registration studies have shown. In Read More