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As Chernobyl nuclear disaster feeds TV drama, is Ukraine looking at a real-life re-run?

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This month, HBO has launched its new historical drama ‘Chernobyl’, looking back at one of the worst nuclear disasters in history – but for Ukrainians, it’s also a chilling reminder that history could repeat itself. US cable giant HBO is reviving the 33-year-old memory of one of the worst – and the most infamous – 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’s ‘deal of the century’ will give Israel control over West Bank settlements – report

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The US peace deal for the Middle East includes establishing Israeli law over the Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli TV channel has reported. The condition has been a no-go for Palestine. More than two years in the making and bogged down by delays, the Trump administration’s “peace deal” for Israel and Read More

As it re-elects hopeless ANC again, do we finally admit that post-apartheid South Africa has failed?

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The ANC has yet again won a majority in South Africa’s general election despite its disastrous record, killing hope that the country will turn in the right direction. And the West must stop pretending this is just a glitch. What’s wrong with the country that went to the polls on Wednesday to vote for a Read More

Venezuela’s Maduro says turncoat general ‘recruited by CIA’ was mastermind of failed coup

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has named his former intelligence chief a mastermind behind the recent botched coup attempt, claiming Caracas has proof that he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency over a year ago. During a televised speech on Friday, Maduro unleashed an attack on General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, former director general of Read More

‘Rocket booster for democracy’: President in plea for votes

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has told voters that giving him another term in office will provide a “rocket booster for democracy”. South Africans voted on Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections. But amid rampant corruption scandals and a national employment rate of 27%, politicians found it difficult to galvanise a largely disenchanted population. Mr Read More

Iran and US on course for head-on military collision

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By Alex Rossi, Middle East correspondent The announcement today signifies another step towards a confrontation between Tehran and the US. What has happened will be hailed by the hawks in the White House as a victory for their policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran. But others will look at this development with consternation and fear Read More

Serbia stable despite protests, Western media coverage biased – FM to RT

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In spite of protests calling for the ouster of President Aleksandar Vucic that are likely backed by Western countries, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic tells RT’s SophieCo that his government remains strong and stable. Dacic’s claims come as Serbia appears to be at a political crossroads. Between rampant speculation that Belgrade might recognize its breakaway Read More

U.S. adds another China e-commerce site to ‘notorious’ IP blacklist

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(Reuters) – The United States on Thursday added China’s third-largest e-commerce platform to its list of “notorious markets” for violations of intellectual property rights and kept China on its priority watch list for piracy and counterfeiting concerns. FILE PHOTO: Colin Huang, founder and CEO of the online group discounter Pinduoduo, speaks during the company’s stock Read More

U.S. adds another China e-commerce site to ‘notorious’ IP blacklist

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(Reuters) – The United States on Thursday added China’s third-largest e-commerce platform to its list of “notorious markets” for violations of intellectual property rights and kept China on its priority watch list for piracy and counterfeiting concerns. FILE PHOTO: Colin Huang, founder and CEO of the online group discounter Pinduoduo, speaks during the company’s stock Read More