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    Trump, the DOJ and Julian Assange

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    THERE had been some doubts from initial enthusiasts about WikiLeaks once information from leaks released on its site started puncturing holes in an already worn Democratic campaign in 2016. Accusations of being an agent of Russian interests were being fired by various officials across the Clinton spectrum, though many Republicans, seeing the Clinton ship holed, preferred reticence, and even praise...

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    Silencing Palestinian political expression

    by Matthew DeMaio | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    THIS week, over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners launched a mass hunger strike to protest rights violations by the Israeli prison system. Marwan Barghouti, a prominent leader of Fatah and the mass hunger strike, penned an op-ed in The New York Times describing the reasons for the strike and the prisoner’s demands. In response to the op-ed, Israeli authorities threw Barghouti, who is in prison serving multiple life sentences following a widely-condemned show trial, into solitary confinement...

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    Turning Ataturk’s Turkey upside down, powerful Erdogan arrives in Delhi

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    WHEN Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in New Delhi on April 30, he will find in his host, prime minister Narendra Modi, something of a kindred spirit. Both aspire for absolute power...

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    China-North Korean relations of last year in review

    by Konstantin Asmolov | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    TOUCHING upon the topic of difficulties with the PRC and RK, we will talk about the DPRK. Here, on the one hand, Beijing demonstrates loyalty to the UN resolutions on sanctions, which it can formally fulfil; on the other, it does not go beyond them...

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    Why did US deploy its largest non-nuclear ordnance?

    by Ulson Gunnar | Updated at 01:05am on April 21, 2017

    SIXTEEN years onward and the US is no closer to its alleged goal of creating a stable Afghanistan free of terrorist organisations using its territory to stage attacks regionally and globally...

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    Israel celebrates 50 years as occupier

    by Jonathan Cook | Updated at 01:05am on April 21, 2017

    ISRAEL is to hold lavish celebrations over the coming weeks to mark the 50th anniversary of what it calls the ‘liberation of Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights’ — or what the rest of us describe as the birth of the occupation...

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    The problem is Washington, not North Korea

    by Mike Whitney | Updated at 01:05am on April 21, 2017

    WASHINGTON has never made any effort to conceal its contempt for North Korea. In the 64 years since the war ended, the US has done everything in its power to punish, humiliate and inflict pain on the communist country...

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    Economic power centre is shifting eastwards

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 21, 2017

    NEARLY 30 heads of state and government leaders, including Putin, have confirmed they will attend the Belt and Road summit in Beijing in May 14–15....

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    Divided, now rule

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 21, 2017

    FOR many voters in Turkey’s referendum, the choice was between an empowered president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the unknown...

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    Boiler inspection should be routinely done

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 21, 2017

    THE death of two labourers in a boiler explosion at a rice mill in Dinajpur on Wednesday, as New Age on reported Thursday, brings to the fore the issue of negligence in regulation and monitoring of mills that use boilers and their maintenance and inspection...

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