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« Reply #645 on: February 25, 2020, 08:51:00 am »

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How a Subtle Turkey-Iran Entente is Helping Iran Secure a Firm Presence in Syria

mintpressnews.com - In stark contrast to their positions during the early years of the deadly war in Syria, Turkey and Iran are currently finding areas of strategic cooperation in the war-torn country. The driving facto…

Violent Protests As Trump Arrives In India, Negotiates $3B Arms Deal With Modi

mintpressnews.com - President Trump arrived in India today for an official state visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is hoping to close a series of huge arms and trade deals between the two nations, including $2…

Stocks, oil prices tumble on pandemic fears, as gold soars

news.yahoo.com - London (AFP) - World stock markets and oil prices tumbled Monday, with Milan and Seoul falling hardest on growing fears of a coronavirus pandemic, as gold hit a seven-year peak on safe-haven buying, …

Live updates: Coronavirus sparks new travel disruption; markets stabilize after earlier rout

washingtonpost.com - People wait in a line to buy face masks at a store in Daegu, South Korea, on Tuesday. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) By Adam Taylor close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of s…

South Korea reports 60 new coronavirus cases, total 893

news.yahoo.com - South Korea has the largest national total of coronavirus cases anywhere outside China (AFP Photo/Jung Yeon-je) Seoul (AFP) - South Korea reported 60 more novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the smal…

Desperate to stop virus' spread, countries limit travel

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended Tuesday as officials desperately sought to stop the seemin…

Coronavirus: How the virus has impacted sporting events around the world

bbc.co.uk - The spread of coronavirus around the world has impacted the staging of sporting events in China and elsewhere. This is what has been affected so far:

Trump Asks Congress for $2.5 Billion to Fight Coronavirus

nymag.com - On Monday night, after a weekend of new international outbreaks of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and growing concerns over a potential pandemic, the Trump administration sent Congress a $2.5 billion…

2021 Pentagon Budget Request Hints at Russia and China as the New Focus of US Empire

mintpressnews.com - The Pentagon recently announced it fiscal year 2021 budget request. At $705 billion, it indicates a shifting focus from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a greater emphasis on the types of weapons…

Richard Grenell’s paid consulting included work for U.S. nonprofit funded mostly by Hungary

washingtonpost.com - Ambassador Richard Grenell at a February signing of a transportation agreement between Kosovo and Serbia in Germany. (Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images) By Emma Brown, close Emma Brown Investigative re…

Harvey Weinstein Is A Rapist. No 'Allegedly' About It Anymore.

wonkette.com - One of the small but galling things about writing about Harvey Weinstein for nearly three years now has been having to refer to him as an "alleged" rapist and an "alleged" sexual predator. It is, of …

The long pursuit of justice for victims of MH17, the passenger jet shot down over Ukraine

cbsnews.com - With a single shot, 298 men, women and children were massacred in Ukraine. The dead were traveling from Amsterdam to Malaysia when an anti-aircraft missile shredded their wide-body airliner. That was…

PSA: Do Not Fall For Trump's Gaslighting Bul

wonkette.com - We've now officially known for several days what pretty much anybody could have told you, if they've been paying attention. Russia is actively interfering with the 2020 election right now as we speak…

Putin as Russia’s supreme leader? A constitutional rewrite brings out some ‘crazy’ ideas.

washingtonpost.com - An activist with the Russian Left Front movement holds a banner reading “It's time to change authority” during an opposition rally over Russia’s constitutional changes this month in Moscow. (Sergei I…

Pollution Is in Your Blood. Is That a Form of Battery?

undark.org - “None of us would have signed up for this,” said Sandy Wynn-Stelt, kicking off a round of gallows humor among her neighbors. “None of us would have said, ‘Hey, I’ll do the experiment.’” It was a warm…

Bernie Sanders Plunges to First Place

fair.org - Remember when the big winner of New Hampshire was third-place finisher Amy Klobuchar (FAIR.org, 2/14/20)? “Bernie Sanders may have come first in New Hampshire, but Amy Klobuchar won,” Bloomberg (2/12…

Dark-Money Groups Back Democratic Efforts to Retake Senate

theintercept.com - Advancing Arizona launched in April and has spent at least $1.8 million on ads in the state targeting Republican Sen. Martha McSally and her vote to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. The group…

Trump’s Most Dangerous Destruction Yet

theatlantic.com - So the president spent the week reshaping the intelligence community to serve his political needs, removing those who speak inconvenient realities, and using control over classified material to suppr…

China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China announced Tuesday that it has sentenced Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to 10 years in prison. The Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court convicted the …

Russia Isn't Dividing Us -- Our Leaders Are

rollingstone.com - The latest act in the comedy began Friday, just before voting opened in the Nevada Democratic caucus. The Washington Post ran a story — sourced, I’m not joking, to “people familiar with the matter” —…


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