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Noam Chomsky: “Worship of Markets” Is Threatening Human Civilization 17.7.2019
We need a government of, by and for the people to replace the prevailing stance, says the world-renowned thinker.
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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan told to review 'India spy' case 17.7.2019 BBC: World
Pakistan should review the death penalty given to an Indian Navy officer, the top UN court rules.
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NJ Bill Conflates Anti-Semitism With Criticism Of Israel Says CAIR, Jewish Voice for Peace And More 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Critics argued the bill, which prohibits public universities from 'demonizing' Israel, infringes on First Amendment rights.
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As US Modernizes Its Nuclear Arsenal, Costs and Risks Soar 16.7.2019
Trump's $2 trillion makeover for the U.S.'s nuclear arsenal is certain to trigger a deadly new arms race.
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Philippines’ Duterte mulls cutting Iceland ties over UN probe 16.7.2019 Raw Story
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is “seriously considering” cutting his nation’s diplomatic ties with Iceland after it spearheaded a UN resolution to probe his deadly drug war, the leader’s spokesman said. Duterte bristles at any Western condemnation of his signature campaign, which has killed thousands and critics say could amount to crimes against humanity. The comments […]
Monsoon season: The river politics behind South Asia's floods 16.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
Every year, tensions increase between India and Nepal during the monsoon season. Why?
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Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans 15.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.
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Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border 15.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Trump administration moved Monday to effectively end asylum for any migrant who arrives at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous shift in U.S. immigration policy that could block hundreds of thousands of people from seeking protection in the U.S. — and is certain to draw legal challenges.


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Trump has brought ‘naked racism to the White House’ — and ‘Republicans absolutely love him for it’: Charles Blow 15.7.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump has long ago removed any doubt that he’s a “raging racist,” said columnist Charles Blow, but he continues to offer new reminders to appeal to the racists who support him. The president launched racist attacks Sunday morning at the four Democratic lawmakers feuding with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Blow wrote in […]
England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic finale against New Zealand 15.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
England win the men's World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a super over in one of the most incredible games in cricket history.
Ex-British Ambassador Called Donald Trump's Iran Deal Withdrawal 'Diplomatic Vandalism' 14.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's not news that the U.S. and UK differ in how to ensure Iran is never able to acquire a nuclear weapon," a spokesman for the UK Foreign Office said.
England v New Zealand: Where Cricket World Cup final will be won and lost 13.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
Devastating batsmen, blistering pace bowlers and supreme fielding - BBC Sport assesses the fine margins which could decide the World Cup final.
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‘Playing with fire’: China to impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale 12.7.2019 Raw Story
China on Friday said it would impose sanctions on US companies involved in a potential arms sale worth $2.2 billion to self-ruled Taiwan — a move that has infuriated Beijing. “The US arms sale to Taiwan has severely violated the basic norms of international law and international relations,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang […]
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Justice Gorsuch’s libertarian streak shaped his conservatism this term 12.7.2019 LA Times: Nation

Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s first appointee to the Supreme Court, is proving to be a different kind of conservative.

He is a libertarian who is quick to oppose unchecked government power, even in the hands of prosecutors or the police. And he is willing to go his own way and chart...

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Russia Says U.S. Military Lied about Its Missiles and Plans to Put New Ones Near Border 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A senior Moscow diplomat also warned that Russia was "starting to gear up for a potential deployment of U.S. intermediate-range ground missiles."
Announcing CN Live! A Weekly Current Events Webcast Beginning Friday on Consortium News 11.7.2019
Consortium News announces the launch on Friday of a weekly webcast news show as a successor to the Vigils for Assange that will also delve into other pressing issues of the day. CN Live! will air every Friday from 2 pm to…Read more →
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Cricket World Cup final to be on free-to-air TV 11.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
England's World Cup final against New Zealand will be shown live on free-to-air television on Channel 4.
England reach Cricket World Cup final with thrashing of Australia 11.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
England surge into their first World Cup final for 27 years with a sensational eight-wicket demolition of Australia at Edgbaston.
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Threat level raised for UK ships in Iranian waters 11.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
The threat level was raised to the highest point before Iranian boats 'tried to intercept' a British tanker.
Iranian boats attempted to seize British tanker but were driven off by a Royal Navy 11.7.2019 Raw Story
Britain said on Thursday that Iranian military vessels tried to “impede the passage” of a UK oil tanker but were warned off by a British warship in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Tehran in the Gulf. The incident in the narrow but busy Strait of Hormuz occurred on Wednesday after President Donald Trump ratched […]
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