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Murray McCully’s Middle East dreams and dramas

In his 22 June 2012 speech to the Otago Foreign Policy School, The Middle East unfolding: dreams and dramas in the early 21st century, New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully spoke about what the New Zealand government sees as the strategic and economic significance of the Middle East to New Zealand. Syria Early in […]

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American-backed Putsch in Paraguay

“Legal but illegitimate,” Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa summarized the parliamentarian putsch that last Friday, June 22, 2012, resulted in the impeachment of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo in a process that took just one day. The event has been condemned practically by all Latin American countries, most of them having declared that they will not recognize […]

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Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction?

If enough isolated individuals pursue the same goal, the effect is indistinguishable from a conspiracy. Many people delight in hearing about conspiracies. My favourite story about conspiracy theories came during a summer break from college.. Working as a waiter, I noticed that one of the other waiters had more customers coming to see him. He […]

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Israeli strike killing 6-yr-old boy in Gaza

Relatives are mourning a six-year-old Palestinian boy who was killed by an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip. Israel confirmed the strikes, which also wounded 20 other people, but denies any involvement in the child’s death. On Saturday Israel launched air raids on Palestinian territory following rocket fire from Gaza that wounded an Israeli man. […]

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Gul’s Goal: Turkish F-4 downed by Syria

Byzantine at heart, the Rising Ottoman is planning to… Certain news create nostalgia for the times in which governments censored almost everything. Back then, one was spared the insulting attempts to manipulate public opinion by sheer lies told by governments. Yesterday, June 22, 2012, an American-made Phantom F-4 jet in service of the Turkish army […]

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Views from Venezuela: From Left to Right

As another fascist Franco takes the stage in the world conflict of greed versus social justice I write this report from Venezuela as a member of diverse research delegation of seven women from the USA who are visiting Venezuela to listen to the Venezuelan people about their lives in the new Bolivarian Republic. We are […]

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P5+1 and Iran talks in Moscow-Iran Today

Published on Jun 23, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews- Very Interesting Must watch! On the 18th and 19th of June 2012 Iran and the P5+1 met in Moscow to discuss Iran’s nuclear program yet again. The participants sat down to talk 4 times in those two days, but the results could be summed up in one sentence. […]

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“Total War Ideology” against Islam?

Published on Jun 22, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews It is revealed by American magazine Wired in May 2012, that the American Army teaches its officers to “Use ‘Hiroshima’ tactics for a ‘total war’ on Islam”. The course teaches officers there is no such thing as moderate Islam and that they should consider Islam their enemy. It […]

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USA and Israel Extortion Croatia

Demand from Croatia to admit WWII crimes before joining European Union For a second I was so puzzled that I opened timeanddate.com just to make sure that today was June 22, 2012. Yet, the interview I had just read in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz seemed taken from the 1950s. Yesterday, former Under Secretary of State […]

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Hamas heartened by apparent Mursi victory

Palestinians and Israelis react to the possible victory of Islamists in Egypt’s presidential race, with Fatah and Tel Aviv left worried, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah Palestinian Islamists, who closely followed this week’s Egyptian presidential elections run-off, reacted with deep satisfaction to the apparent victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi over his secular […]

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Israel murders more Palestinians

A two-year-old is among the victims of a barrage of violence Israel this week thrust on the Palestinians, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank Palestinian medics treat a man wounded by Israeli fire in a hospital in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza Strip The Israeli occupation army and paramilitary Jewish settlers killed more than 10 Palestinians […]

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Coup in Egypt? News Analysis

Published on Jun 21, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews A year since Egyptians enthralled the world with the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, more and more people are fearing they’re back to square one, facing the former regime minus Mubarak. On this edition of News Analysis we’re asking whether the Egyptian revolution has become the target of a […]

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The silence continues

In the 24 hours to 8am 21 June 2012, Israeli air strikes killed a 14-year-old boy, Momen al-Adam, and injured 2 children. Imagine the headlines and outrage that would be expressed by our politicians and news media if a 14-year-old Israeli boy had been killed and two Israeli children injured. But that’s not all, more […]

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Assange: Patsy or Fool?

Wikileaks’ founder seeks refuge in Ecuador On June 20, 2012, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa acknowledged that his country is considering giving political asylum to Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ founder, who got temporary refuge at Ecuador’s embassy in London. Mr. Correa said that he will consult the UK, Sweden, and the US before deciding on Mr. Assange’s […]

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