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Trump considering withdrawal from 68-year-old treaty with Japan: report 25.6.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump has been privately talking about withdrawing from the postwar defense treaty with Japan, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Trump is telling confidants the treaty is unfair to the U.S. because it promises to help if Japan was ever attacked, but doesn’t require Japan to come to America’s defense, the […]
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Jared Kushner’s Bahrain conference won’t work 25.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Twenty-five years ago, Vice President Al Gore asked the two of us to head up a project he was launching to promote Palestinian economic development in support of the still fledgling Oslo peace process. Our effort was called Builders for Peace and brought together an impressive group of American...

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Why doesn't Trump's tough talk on China extend to Uighur persecution? 25.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Given the recent fight over whether U.S. refugee detention centers are in fact “concentration camps,” the Trump administration might want to borrow a page from the Chinese and simply call them “vocational skills education training centers.” That way, no one would really care at all.

That’s what...

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Trump to meet Xi, Putin at G20 in Japan 25.6.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump will meet an array of world leaders on the sidelines of this week’s G20 summit in Japan, including China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, a US official said Monday. Also on the list are Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Japanese Prime Minister […]
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UK’s Johnson admits needing EU support in event of no-deal Brexit 25.6.2019 Raw Story
Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, has acknowledged that London would need cooperation from the European Union to cushion potential shocks in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Johnson has repeatedly insisted Britain should leave the bloc on the current deadline of October 31, even if it means walking away […]
Jared Diamond believes America is ruining itself in 4 different ways 25.6.2019 Raw Story
Jared Diamond is not afraid of big ideas. He has tackled such subjects as evolutionary psychology, the reasons why the West rose to global dominance, the lessons to be learned from “traditional societies” and the relationship between environmental change and the decline of ancient civilizations. and why ancient societies fell into decline. Diamond has been […]
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The fossil fuel industry is quietly undermining global climate talks, report says 25.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Fossil fuel industry giants such as Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell are maintaining an outsize presence at global climate discussions, working to undermine scientific consensus and slow policy progress, according to findings released Wednesday by an environmental monitoring organization.


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Stocks finish mixed ahead of U.S.-China trade talks 25.6.2019 LA Times: Business

The U.S. stock market capped a day of listless trading with modest losses Monday as investors focused on upcoming trade talks between the U.S. and China.

The major stock indexes drifted between small gains and losses for much of the day, though smaller company stocks had their worst day since May....

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Latest sanctions on Iran will block ‘billions’ in assets: US 24.6.2019 Raw Story
The US sanctions slapped Monday on Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other officials will block “literally billions” in Iranian assets, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. The sanctions, which US President Donald Trump signed in an Oval Office appearance with Mnuchin, target eight top military commanders as well as Khamenei. Iran’s Foreign Minister […]
There Aren’t Mass Marches, But There’s Still an Antiwar Movement 24.6.2019
A struggle against endless war is quietly brewing right under our noses.
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How America's Biggest Companies Made China Great Again 24.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Big business made China great by bending to Beijing's will. Here's how it all happened.
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China presses Trump to compromise on trade war demands ahead of key meeting 24.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Chinese officials on Monday demanded compromise from the Trump administration, with hopes for an end to a bruising trade war resting on a key meeting this week with China’s Xi Jinping.

Chinese deputy commerce minister Wang Shouwen told journalists Monday that compromise had to come from both sides.

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Let the debates begin: Time for progressive candidates to seize the moment 24.6.2019 Raw Story
On Wednesday and Thursday, 20 Democratic candidates for president will file onto the stage of a Miami theater for the first formal debates of the primary season. There are so many contenders that the DNC and hosts NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo must platoon them in, 10 per a night. Each debate lasts two hours and […]
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Donald Trump Puts A Price Tag On Murder 24.6.2019 Crooks Liars
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd pressed Donald Trump on his reactions to the death of Jamal Khashoggi and whether he would hold those accountable for the crime: CHUCK TODD: Are you going to -- The United Nations said they'd like the United States to order the FBI to investigate Jamal Khashoggi's death and possibly MBS’ -- " Trump interrupted to falsely claim it has been heavily investigated already, but in truth, his administration did nothing in response to a foreign country murdering a US legal resident. And then he pulled his usual trick of blaming everybody else to trying to get himself off the hook. See, Iran is bad too! DONALD TRUMP: Iran's killed many, many people a day. Other countries in the Middle East, this is a hostile place. This is a vicious, hostile place. If you're going to look at Saudi Arabia, look at Iran, look at other countries, I won't mention names, and take a look at what's happening. And then you go outside of the Middle East, and you take a look at what's happening with ...
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Lakers’ title aspirations could hinge on finding the right role players 24.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been eight years since Frank Vogel first became an NBA head coach and he’s seen the league evolve.

The Indiana Pacers hired him in 2011 and there he coached teams with playoff expectations. With the Orlando Magic from 2016 to 2018, Vogel coached a team that was a project.

“Turned it into a...

Trump-Xi meeting this week could head off a global recession or worsen outlook 24.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Japan later this week to discuss their nations’ worsening conflict over trade and commercial relations, the course of the global economy may depend on which Donald Trump shows up.

Trump has veered for months from threatening to bring...

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Iran and US trade barbs after drone incident and ahead of new sanctions 24.6.2019 Raw Story
The United States on Monday was due to tighten sanctions on Iran as the two countries traded barbs in a tense standoff sparked by Washington’s withdrawal from a nuclear deal. Both nations say they want to avoid going to war, but tensions have spiralled as a series of incidents, including attacks on tankers and the […]
Wind power: £100m fund aims to boost UK companies 24.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
The offshore wind industry says the money will help to 'maximise opportunities' for UK companies.
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History Proves We Can’t Count on the Democratic Party for a Green New Deal 23.6.2019
The 1966 failed struggle for the Freedom Budget offers lessons in the fight for a Green New Deal.
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Liam Fox criticises Boris Johnson's Brexit plan 23.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
The international trade secretary insisits the EU will apply trade tariffs in a no-deal Brexit.
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