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July 16, 2017

More bad news for Trump as public support fades

President Donald Trump’s popularity among American citizens is fading as he faces multiple setbacks over his stalled agenda and efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.Nearly six months after...

Black Iraqis demand end to discrimination

African Iraqis in the southern province of Basra say that they are the victims of racism and are not fairly represented in parliament.They have lived in the country for centuries and now number more than one million.Many of them are descendants of African ...

US Senate is to blame for climate summit failure

President Barack Obama's attempt to put China in the frame for climate change talks failure had its origins in the absence of American campaign finance reform, writes George Monbiot. The last time global negotiations collapsed like this was in Doha, i ...

One year on: Is UN report about Gaza invasion fair?

Anna ReitmanTzipi Livni, Israel’s unrepentant foreign minister during last year’s Gaza invasion and current opposition party leader, cancelled a London speaking engagement the day before an arrest warrant for her was issued.And, as the one year anniversary ...

Damning picture painted by UK’s Iraq inquiry

Top civil servants in Britain have spoken and the reputation of ex-Prime Minister Tony "history will judge me" Blair has been shredded.The first evidence-gathering session of the Chilcot inquiry into the disastrous Iraq war has come to an end after three ...

How to help jailed journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has released its annual census of imprisoned reporters around the world writes Elisabeth Witchel, Journalist Assistance Program and Impunity Campaign Coordinator for CPJ. Citing 136 journalists jailed for their wo ...

Dying for care in US hospital emergency rooms

Carla K. JohnsonUninsured patients with traumatic injuries, such as car crashes, falls and gunshot wounds, were almost twice as likely to die in hospital as similarly injured patients with health insurance, according to a troubling new study. The findings ...

Death of His Tremendousness Giorgio Carbone

He was the Ruritania-type ruler of the smallest country in the world but managed to get the place officially recognised by 20 other nations.Giorgio Carbone, who died on November 25 aged 73, was the elected prince of Seborga, a self-proclaimed principality ...

Key Obama supporter opposes his Afghan war policy

One of American's most prominent Black women politicians has launched a broadside against President Barack Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan.Outspoken Californian Congresswoman Maxine Waters says the billions of dollars Obama's "troop surge" wil ...

Murdoch's Fox News targets Obama charity that helps poor

Sarah Ponn                                    A US housing charity with past ties to Presid ...

Money no object in Chinese bid for Africa's oil

Jacques Lhuillery - in Lagos, NigeriaChina has offered a near open cheque book to Africa's major oil producers in a bid to guarantee supplies for decades to come. It has offered $US30 billion ($A33 billion) to Nigeria and is negotiating for stakes in ...

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