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"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people" - John Adams - Second President - 1797 - 1801

 

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

 

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,487

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$
1,804,799,759,424

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"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them": Ralph Waldo Emerson

"As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever": 
Clarence Darrow

"It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.": 
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) German philosopher

"A man does what he must -- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers -- and this is the basis of all human morality.": 
John F. Kennedy - (1917-1963) 35th US President

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"Sorry Chump. You Didn't Have It In Writing"
By Eric Margolis
Russia’s leaders firmly believe Washington’s ultimate plan is to tear apart Russia.   Continue

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The Case Against Iraqing Iran
Must Read - By David Swanson
Stop being afraid. Don’t listen to the pro-war propaganda even when it’s parroted by the pro-peace advocates.  Continue

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Nikki Haley Is Not Good At Foreign Policy
By Reza Marashi
“Do as I say, not as I do” is a slogan, not a strategy.   Continue

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Donald Trump’s First Year Sets Record for U.S. Special Ops
By Nick Turse
Elite Commandos Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017.   Continue

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Protester With No Legs is Shot Dead by Israeli Occupation Troops
By Julian Robinson
Israeli occupation force troops killed 4 Palestinians during protests, medical officials said.

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West Bank Palestinians Should Demand the Right to Vote in Israel
By Sheena Anne Arackal
Israel never had any intention of granting the Palestinians a viable state anyway.  Continue

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Antisemitism, the Holocaust and Palestine
By Gilad Atzmon
Palestinians are the last victims of Hitler.   Continue

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FBI: American Gestapo
By Lawrence Sellin
There is a Cold Civil War underway in the United States to determine who should control the federal government.   Continue

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Half of Total Trump-GOP Tax Plan Benefits Go to Richest 5%
By Jon Queally
Profit-hungry corporations and the rich receive massive cuts. Everyone else—gets to help pay for it all.   Continue

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US 'World Champion of Extreme Inequality', UN Envoy Warns
By Ed Pilkington
Special rapporteur issues devastating critique of US society and condemns ‘private wealth and public squalor’.  Continue

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American Taliban
By Lucian K. Truscott IV
Our long national nightmare has just begun.   Continue

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Jailed for Sagging Pants?
By Reggie Yates
"The police operate for profit."  Continue

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Iraq: Seventeen Islamic State militants killed in airstrike on Anbar secret tunnel

Iraqi troops kill eight terrorists on border between Diyala, Salahuddin

Three policemen killed in shootout with Islamic State in Mosul

Syrian activists: 9 killed in airstrikes on "rebel" stronghold

Russia starts pulling out troops from Syria after Putin declaration

Saudi kills 15 people in southern Yemen

Saudi Airstrike on Yemen kills 12 women

Bomb blast kills 4 soldiers in Yemen

Russia, Saudi Arabia sign nuclear power agreement

Palestinian double amputee killed by Israeli sniper

'This land is ours', last words of disabled Palestinian: Abraham Abu Sureyya, who lost his legs in a 2008 airstrike attack, martyred during protests for Jerusalem in Gaza

UN council weighs measure drafted by Egypt rejecting US Jerusalem decision

Iran tells France's Macron not to 'blindly follow' Trump

Natanyahu applauds US for 'pushing back' against UN moves on Israel

Netanyahu grilled by police for seventh time in graft probe

'Netanyahu to Jail': Thousands of Israelis March Against Corruption in Tel Aviv

Israel lobby group is trying to expand its efforts to sue academics who support Palestinian rights

South Africa's ANC prepares to elect new leader

11 police killed in Taliban attack on Afghanistan checkpoints

Car bomb blast hits NATO convoy in S. Afghanistan, killing civilian

Pakistan: 9 killed in suicide attack on Quetta's Bethel Memorial Methodist Church

Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional North Korea talks: Tillerson's declaration marked a stunning reversal after he proposed discussions with Pyongyang without preconditions earlier this week.

Over 1200 Rohingya children under 5 killed in the first month of Burma Army push

Extraordinary Russian-Chinese Economic Integration in Siberia Gathers Pace

Russian forces kill 3 gunmen in Dagestan Republic

Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip-off which helped Russia prevent terror attack

Declassified Documents: Gorbachev WAS PROMISED NATO Wouldn't Move Past East German Border

Austria far right: Freedom Party wins key posts in new government

Widespread Detainee Abuse At ICE Immigrant Prisons Confirmed By Inspector General Report

$21 Trillion dollars is missing from the US government. That is $65,000 for every person in America. That is more than our entire national debt!

1st grader asks for food, blanket in heartbreaking letter to Santa,

Map shows richest politicians in every state.

“Dark Money” Runs the World: Few people know financial markets’ biggest secret...

Prominent lawyer sought donor cash for two Trump accusers

How Obama's Economic Policies Destroyed the Black Middle Class

White U.S. police officers have more racially conservative views than white citizens

How spanking your children can affect their relationships in life

GOP lawmaker: Top FBI officials will be subpoenaed

Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probe

More evidence surfaces showing FBI colluded to get Hillary Clinton off the hook for email server (Video)

MUST WATCH: Republican asks Donald Trump’s US District Judge nominee basic questions of law & he can’t answer a single one

This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started.

 

December 15/16, 2017

The Scary Void Inside Russia-gate
By Stephen F. Cohen
This is unprecedented, preposterous, and dangerous. Continue

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Does the United States Have a Future?
By Gilbert Doctorow
A country which appears unable to govern itself is hardly an all-powerful state suitable to govern the rest of the world. Continue

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Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly
By Patrick Buchanan
Trump may survive the deep state-media conspiracy to break his presidency, overturn his mandate, and reinstate a discredited establishment. Continue

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Russia’s Victory and the Western Denial Habit
Editorial
Why aren’t CNN, BBC and France 24, going into Syria to report on the country’s liberation?  Continue

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Haley Fails To Make Case About Yemeni Missiles - Ignores Saudi War Crimes
By Moon Of Alabama
Haley simply lied about the UN findings.  Continue

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Iraq, Syria, Iran…Are We To Destroy Iran Next?
By Jon Basil Utley
 Neoconservatives Won't Stop Until Their Plans to Remake the Middle East are Realized.    Continue

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A Harvey Weinstein Moment for America’s Wars?
By Andrew J. Bacevich
It discomfits me to reiterate this mournful litany of truths.  Continue

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US Has Taken 70% Of World’s Wealth Gains Since 2012
By Paul Buchheit
One would think that a nation monopolizing the world’s new wealth would avoid alienating the victims of inequality. But it’s just the opposite.  Continue

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Soon, The Only Ones Not In Jail Will Be The Jailers
By Joey Racano
We are, by the millions, wickedly dirty little creatures with many-a-skeleton in our closets. Continue

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What Was Verifiably Great About America: Fragments of a Memoir Set to a Musical Soundtrack
By Phil Rockstroh
I was born in the foothills of Appalachia. I know, bones to brain, the painful plight of the labouring class. Continue

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Strikes, clashes kill 51 in Yemen: Saudi-led air strikes have killed 28 Houthi rebels around Yemen's west coast, medics and security sources close to the insurgents said Friday

U.S. arms sold to Saudis are killing civilians in Yemen. Now the Trump administration is set to sell them more

Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies

Hostilities flare on Yemen's west coast, sparking new displacement – UN refugee agency

Haley slammed for attacking Iran's 'lawless behavior' while ignoring plight of Yemeni civilians

‘Netanyahu is calling shots as US beats drums of war vs Iran' – CIA veteran

U.S. Accuses Iran of U.N. Violation, but Evidence Falls Short

Syrian Army thwarts ISIS attack on al-Tadamon in Damascus, kills 22 Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Aleppo

Huge number of Syrian Army reinforcements sent Aleppo for upcoming Idlib offensive

ISIS gains ground in Yarmouk Camp after massive attack

Russia says US has 'no grounds' to stay in Syria

Lebanon, Syria reopen border crossing after five years

Ten IS members killed in airstrike on Diyala, Salahuddin borders: Commander

Iraq: Eight security personnel killed, injured in suicide attack, northwest of Samarra

Iraq: High Court rules British troops are guilty of cruelty, despite alleged government attempts at 'cover-up'

Four Palestinians killed in clashes as anti-Trump protests continue

Nazareth, Jesus' hometown, cancels Christmas to protest Trump's Jerusalem move

China backs independent Palestine with East Jerusalem as capital

Saudi Arabia orders media 'to limit coverage' of Trump's Jerusalem move

Israeli defense minister's comments highlight 'plague of racism'

10 killed as police clash with illegal miners in Nigeria

Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for killing civilians

Shocking details of how 5 Kenyans were sold as slaves in Libya

The UAE Is Getting Ready to Deploy Jets to the Libya War

US Looks to Preposition Jet Fuel in Niger, Algeria, as Drone Operations Expand in Africa

Beijing is cultivating the next generation of African elites by training them in China

14 Afghan soldiers killed by Taliban in Helmand province

12 militants killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan

MSF: At Least 6,700 Rohingya Killed During Attacks in Myanmar

Russia says not ready to strangle North Korea economically

Trump says would like to have Russia’s help with North Korea

Newly Declassified Documents: Gorbachev WAS PROMISED Numerous Times NATO Wouldn't Move Past East German Border

Brexit: EU leaders agree to move talks to next stage

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

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Inside Honduras' Torch-Lit Marches Against the US-Backed Dictatorship

Canada Must Stop Support to Honduras Regime following Botched Election

One Map With All the Countries the US Has Invaded Will Make You Question Everything

The United States of Petroleum Government’s secret alliance with Big Oil

Chicago cops killed a mentally ill teen — and then the city tried to sue his family

Republican politician accused of sexual assault found dead in apparent suicide,

Democrats want to know why Justice Department released FBI texts

Trump Slams FBI; Opens Door To Pardoning Flynn

“A president who'd all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets"

Is Joe Biden Running In 2020?: Biden’s primary opponent will be Bernie Sanders.

December 14, 2017

Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria
By Aram Roston
The US equips proxy armies in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan with weapons made in Russia and Eastern Europe.   Continue

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“Russsiagate” and the Collapse of Obama’s War Against Syria
By Glen Ford
“The eclipse of United States ‘primacy’ in the world was now painfully palpable.”   Continue

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Israel Will Return Lebanon to Stone Age, Intel Minister Threatens
By Daily Sabah
"What happened in 2006 will be a picnic compared to what we can do."   Continue

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Saudi Crown Prince offered $10 billion to Mahmoud Abbas to give the West Bank to Israel?
By Siasat
A plan to help Israel wrest control of Jerusalem and the West Bank, leaving Palestinians with their own state of Gaza only.   Continue

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Kushner and Saudi Crown Prince… the Wunderkinds Wreak Havoc
By Finian Cunningham
Saudi rulers “don’t give a damn” about a settlement for the Palestinians.   Continue

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A Short Commentary on Trumps Latest SNAFU
By The Saker
 Okay, I admit it: Trump is a Russian agent.    Continue

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The Middle East in the New World Disorder
By Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.
Iran has been the major beneficiary of America’s strategic blunders.  Continue

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China Is Forcing The US Out Of The Region
By Sergey Manukov
Russia has also gained strength in Latin America over the last 15 years.   Continue

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Putin’s End-of-year Q&A
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Putin says: "I'm on good terms with Trump..."   Continue

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The Deep State’s Christmas Present to America: Surveillance That Never Ends
By John W. Whitehead
If this power-hungry cabal gets its way, the government’s power to spy on its citizens will soon be all-encompassing and permanent.  Continue

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The FCC Officially Votes To Kill Net Neutrality
By Devin Coldewey
Yes, Net Neutrality Is Being Stolen From Us in a Fuc*ed Up, Undemocratic Heist.   Continue

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America’s Painful Self-delusion
By Allen Marshall
We need to open our eyes to what America has become, not what we wish it still was. It’s time to face reality and take action.  Continue

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US kills 23 family member in Syria

US weapons supplied to Syrian rebels ended up with Islamic State: report

Tracing ISIS’ Weapons Supply Chain—Back to the US

ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by US government

US F-22 was hampering Russian Su-25 jets to provide cover for aid convoy – MoD

Syria: US says flares fired at Russian jets

ISIS' Genocide: Mass Grave Found in Iraq Containing At Least 50 Bodies

Iraq Hangs 38 Sunni Militants in Mass Execution: Justice Ministry

Thirteen security personnel killed in clashes with IS members, west of Mosul

Over ten IS members, soldier killed in clashes, west of Ramadi

Yemen: 11 More Killed in Saudi-Led Airstrikes

US Support “Vital” to Saudi Bombing of Yemen, Targeting Food Supplies as Millions Face Famine

Yemen: From cholera to diphtheria – shattered health system battles a new threat

Saudis Host Surprise Talks Between U.A.E., Yemen's Brotherhood

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas), call for Iran sanctions over its alleged role in Yemen

Propaganda alert: WATCH: US Amb. to UN Nikki Haley discusses Iran nuclear deal

Saudi Arabia, UAE poised to launch digital currency

Trump honored with Friends of Zion award in White House ceremony : “No president in history has ever built such an alliance for the State of Israel"

Israeli Minister Threatens Attack on Lebanon

Lebanon calls for building embassy in East Jerusalem

Lebanon calls for punishing states which recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Israeli general threatens to 'tear the Palestinians apart' and 'toss them across the Jordan'

Saudi Crown Prince invited to visit Israel

Did Saudi Arabia Just Try To Give the West Bank to Israel?

Palestinian President Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator

It's personal: How Trump betrayed both Abbas and Abdullah of Jordan

Pence, an architect of Jerusalem recognition, plans triumphant visit

Custodian to most sacred Christian site in Jerusalem refuses to meet Mike Pence over Israeli capital decision

17 killed in suicide bombing at Somalia police academy

Libya: Clashes erupt between army, militants in Libya's Benghazi

Saudi, UAE commit to backing West African "anti-terror" force

In major BDS win, South Africa university officially cuts ties with Israel

Taliban attacks kill 18 security personnel in Afghanistan

3 IS militants killed in eastern Afghan province

Pakistan orders George Soros foundation, other aid groups to close

Russia says U.S. 'muscle flexing' in South Korea fraught with grave consequences

Lindsey Graham: There's a 30 Percent Chance Trump Attacks North Korea

Air Force Is Training F-35s To Fight Russia and China in a War

Putin: We shall guarantee our security without being engaged in arms race: “We did not quit basic treaties that are cornerstones of the global security, we did not exit from the ABM Treaty. The USA did it unilaterally.

Putin’s End-of-Year Conference, the Highlights: “Look at the markets, how they’ve risen. That shows investors’ confidence in the American economy, it shows they believe in what President Trump is doing.”

Putin on U.S. and North Korea

EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Canada green lights deal to sell weapons to Ukraine

Facebook Says Russian-Linked Accounts Spent Just 97 Cents on Ads Over Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn does not support boycott of Israel

WikiLeaks recognised as a 'media organisation' by UK tribunal

Ecuador's VP Jorge Glas jailed for six years over Odebrecht kickbacks

Venezuela Becomes a Surprising Bitcoin Hub: Both poor Venezuelan retirees and wealthy business leaders are converting their bolivars into bitcoins online

Mexico One Step Closer to Legalizing Military State

Canada granting US border agents 'expanded' powers: A move civil liberties groups say may put the rights of Canadian travellers at risk.

US death penalty: 23 people executed and 39 sentenced to death in 2017

The FCC officially votes to kill net neutrality

Revoking Net Neutrality Violates Freedom of Expression: Amnesty:

Watch - FCC net neutrality vote: Commission votes to repeal net neutrality rules

Student Loan Defaults Hit Nearly 5 Million, or 13 Percent

The United States of Indebted America: One-third of Americans are weighed down by overdue debt, meaning their outstanding payments are in arrears

Omarosa Manigault-Newman on the White House: 'I've seen things that made me uncomfortable

 

December 13, 2017

North Korea Has Already Deterred USA
By Ryan Cooper
The only people in the world in positions of high influence who behave like foreign policy suicide bombers are American neoconservatives.    Continue

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Washington’s Secret Wars
By Bill Van Auken
Aimed at keeping the information from the American people.   Continue

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U.S. Surrenders On Syria - Resistance Turns Eyes On Israel
By Moon Of Alabama
It was Israel that was behind the campaign to dismantle Syria and Iraq.    Continue

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Yes, The Neocons Are Back
By Philip Giraldi
We can expect armed conflict with Iran within the next year.     Continue

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Trump Says Recognising Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel Will Bring Peace – it Will do Quite the Opposite
By Robert Fisk
Enough of this twaddle. What more folly can this wretched man dream up and lie about?     Continue

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Advocating for Israel Pays Well: Salaries of Nonprofit Heads
By If Americans Knew
Directors of nonprofits that support Israel receive compensation in the hundreds of thousands of dollars up to almost $2 million.    Continue

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Why the Documentary Must Not Be Allowed to Die
By John Pilger
This subversion of official lies is the power of documentary.     Continue

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The U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was
By Gabriel Rockhill
The term “democracy” came to be used as a public relations term to re-brand a plutocratic oligarchy as an electoral regime.     Continue

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‘You’re Fuc*ed’: The Acquittal of Officer Brailsford and the Crisis of Police Impunity
By Jeffery Robinson
There is no training that justifies the behavior seen on the video.    Continue

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US kills 23 civilians in Syria: monitor

Living in his own delusion: Trump Says US Has 'Won' Against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

US wary of Putin's declaration of military victory in Syria

Putin submits deal with Syria on expanding Tartus naval base for State Duma approval

Three Iraqi police members killed in blast west of Mosul

2 Daesh militants killed in Iraq's Kirkuk

Pentagon not yet ready to declare victory over ISIS in Iraq

Yemen: Saudi air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa 'kill 30'

US Aid Chief: No Evidence Saudis Have Lifted Brutal Yemen Blockade

Israeli military kills five Palestinians, injures 1,778 since Monday

Did Saudi Arabia Just Try To Give the West Bank to Israel?

Trump's Jerusalem move: All the latest updates

Takes one to know one: Qatar and Turkey are new sponsors of radical ideology : US national security adviser:

Rwanda report: France 'complicit' in 1994 genocide

Amnesty accuses EU of complicity in Libya migrant abuse

Security forces kill 10 IS fighters in N. Afghanistan

Tillerson offers North Korea talks ‘without preconditions’: The US had assured China that should US troops cross into North Korea as part of a conflict, they would later “retreat back south of the 38th parallel” that divides the two Koreas.

Tillerson's new North Korea strategy praised by China and Russia — but undermined by Trump

Russian delegation arrives in North Korea as Tillerson softens US stance

US holds massive military drills aimed at North Korea despite warnings from Moscow

France’s Macron and Saudi Prince in Artful Deception

Tory Brexit rebels inflict major defeat on Theresa May

EU Draws Brexit Battle Lines for Banks: The EU will reject free movement of both goods and services, the officials said.

Australia’s Border Protection Spin Isn’t Fooling The World, UN Docs Reveal

Torture continues in the US Gulag at Guantanamo Bay: UN expert

Trump Signs Massive $700 Billion Military Spending Bill

Republicans have a final deal on their tax bill — here's what's in it

Cooking Books: DOD, HUD Defrauded Taxpayers Of $21 Trillion From 1998 To 2015

Opioid crisis straining foster system as kids pried from homes

Justice Dept. releases text messages from anti-Trump FBI agent, lawyer who were having affair

Roy Moore is defeated in Alabama’s Senate election: A prosecutor of Klansmen captures Jeff Sessions’s old seat, as the Republicans’ Senate majority shrinks to 51-49

Meet the Miss USA Contestant Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct

 

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