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Pentagon investigating how Javelin missiles ended up with Libyan militants

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The Pentagon has launched an investigation into how a cache of American-made missiles ended up in the hands of the Libyan National Army – a military group vying to depose the US and UN-supported government in Tripoli. The stockpile of Javelin anti-tank missiles –four shoulder-fired units that cost more than $170,000 each– was discovered in Read More

China rejects US ‘sanctions’ on Iran oil, vows to protects its energy security

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China will not jeopardize its energy security and will continue to import Iranian oil, a top diplomat said, rejecting the unilateral US crusade against the Islamic Republic at the expense of a cornerstone non-proliferation deal. “We do not support the US policy of reducing Iran’s oil exports to zero,” Fu Cong, director-general of the Chinese Read More

Lawyers for Huawei CFO urge Canada to withdraw extradition proceedings

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(Reuters) – Lawyers for Huawei’s chief financial officer urged Canada’s justice minister on Monday to withdraw extradition proceedings against Meng Wanzhou, who has been detained in Vancouver since December on U.S. fraud charges. FILE PHOTO: Huawei’s Financial Chief Meng Wanzhou leaves her family home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo Read More

Billionaire Arkady Rotenberg discusses Putin friendship & Western sanctions fight in rare interview

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Russia can’t rely on the West or China if it wants to become a world-leading economy, construction tycoon Arkady Rotenberg – often described as one of Vladimir Putin’s closest confidantes – told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze. “In the past, we could afford to be idle and put things off or not do them at all, but Read More

Iranian admiral urges ‘destabilizing’ US to leave Persian Gulf, reveals arrests of CIA-run agents

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Tehran is well able to provide security in regional waters, Iranian Admiral Ali Shamkhani has said, branding the US the main source of “crisis and instability” and disclosing arrests made in the wake of a “CIA-run spy ring” bust. “We have always said we guarantee the security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Read More

#IAmHere on Facebook: How thousands of users combat hate speech on the social network

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A network of users is waging battle against hate speech on Facebook. Across the globe, users scan through conversations on pages with large followings and posts of mainstream news sites to look for comment sections that have become overrun with racist, homophobic or sexist vitriol. These users don’t try to change the minds of people Read More

Japan PM Abe to visit Iran for talks amid rising Middle East tensions

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Tokyo — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to visit Iran for talks with Iranian leaders over June 12-14, marking the first visit by a Japanese premier in almost 41 years, where he is expected to play a constructive role in helping reduce US-Iran tensions. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & Read More

7 times Putin apparently trounced US at St. Petersburg Forum

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Vladimir Putin had a lot to say about the US at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, warning that Washington’s policies may turn global economy into battle royal and suggesting that dollar’s role should be revised. Even though the Russian president didn’t always identify the US or the Donald Trump administration by name, he didn’t Read More