Politics

Corbyn: Labour Government Will Recognize State Of Palestine

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“The next Labour government will recognise Palestine as a state as one step towards a genuine two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict,” Corbyn wrote on Twitter during a visit to Jordan. Samuel Thrope JPost Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, said Saturday that a UK government under his leadership would recognize the state of Palestine. “The next Labour government will recognise Palestine as a state as one step towards a genuine two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict,” Corbyn ... Read More »

The Fate of Turkey’s Democracy Lies With the Kurds

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Ahead of tomorrow’s elections, Ankara is expected to tamper with the vote and make life difficult for members of the embattled minority group. Diego Cupolo The Atlantic DIYARBAKIR, Turkey—This past Sunday, four Kurdish candidates running for office in Turkey’s June 24 elections rolled into the rural town of Hani to rally their supporters. The candidates, along with their campaign team, had been speaking from atop their bus to a crowd of some 150 people for about 10 minutes before a ... Read More »

Australia Needs to Teach Western Civ

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“Australian schools and universities are good at teaching students to master the disciplinary expertise of their chosen subject areas—they are less good at tolerating the independence of mind that people develop by… Salvatore Babones The National Interest Australian universities have rebuffed Australia’s former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation for wanting to endow programs that are actively pro-… Yet, America’s top schools and universities have been doing that for one-hundred years. Universities don’t often turn ... Read More »

WA government backs suspension of embattled livestock shipping company’s licence

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The West Australian government has backed the federal government’s decision to suspend an embattled livestock shipping company’s licence after a disastrous sheep shipment to the Middle East. AAP WAtoday Thousands of sheep died from heat stress during the Emanuel Exports shipment, sparking a national debate about the industry and the need for reform. WA’s Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said in a statement on Saturday that elements undermining the industry’s credibility had to be accounted for. “It was always… WA ... Read More »

Thousands march in Scottish Independence rally in Bannockburn

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Thousands of campaigners have taken to Bannockburn on the 704th anniversary as part on an independence rally. Diane King The Scotsman The event organised by All Under One Banner, is one of many being held across the country with events also taking part in Dumfries and Glasgow. Organisers estimated that up to 8,000 people took part in Saturday’s march. Leaving Stirling at 1:30pm, marchers walked two miles to… Neil Mackay, spokesman for AUOB, said: “We greatly look forward to tomorrow’s ... Read More »

Greece Will Be Stuck In Its Bailout for Years to Come

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The exit terms make it difficult for the next Greek governments to chalk up any wins. Leonid Bershidsky Bloomberg In a way, the debt relief deal Greece has received as it exits its bailout makes good sense: It keeps the country on a tight leash, all but eliminating the possibility that it will go on a borrowing spree in the financial markets and misspend the money as it’s done… On the other hand, the scheme gets superimposed uncomfortably onto the ... Read More »

Gina Miller says will of people has CHANGED as she demands second Brexit referendum

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ANTI-BREXIT campaigner Gina Miller claimed the will of British voters has changed as she urged protesters to demand a second referendum on European Union membership. Aurora Bosotti Express The outspoken anti-Brexit campaigner claimed the will of the British people had changed as she delivered a speech to thousands of Remainers gathered at the “March for a People’s vote.” Addressing the crowd in central London, Ms Miller said: “It is simply dishonest for them in that House to say that they ... Read More »

ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

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ICC gives Myanmar until July 27 to respond to a request on whether it should exercise jurisdiction over alleged crimes. AlJazeera and News Agencies The International Criminal Court (ICC) has given Myanmar just over a month to respond to a prosecution request that it consider a case on the alleged deportation of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya to Bangladesh. On Friday, The Guardian newspaper published details from evidence that has been sent to the ICC and forms part of the… The document included accounts from a… ... Read More »

Fighter Sale to Turkey Could Pit Trump Against Congress

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A battle is brewing over the transfer of F-35 fighter jets. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are threatening to block Turkey from obtaining its promised fleet of 100 F-35 fighter jets over Ankara’s human rights violations and planned purchase of a… By Lara Seligman, Robbie Gramer FP But it’s not clear that President Donald Trump’s administration will back them up. Turkey, the third-largest planned operator of the F-35 after the United States and United Kingdom, just received its first aircraft during ... Read More »

Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

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The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a spokesman said on June 21. WASHINGTON – The Associated Press Hurriyet The request for temporary shelter – amid a growing political battle over detained migrants – was made by the Department of Health and Human Services and accepted by the Defense Department, said the… A Pentagon memo to members of Congress, obtained by The Associated Press, said it has been asked to have ... Read More »

What is Europe’s migration fight about?

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Europe can’t agree how to deal with migrants and refugees — here’s why. By JACOPO BARIGAZZI AND JAMES RANDERSON Politico Migration is back at the top of the political agenda in Europe. The issue is threatening to bring down the government of the EU’s richest country and tear through the European Council summit next week, but leaders seem further than ever from a solution. Here’s POLITICO’s guide to Europe’s boiling political crisis. Why is this news now? Two main reasons — Italy and ... Read More »

The eurozone isn’t ready for the next big shock

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Here’s how to fix that. MADRID — The return to economic growth in the eurozone has produced a dangerous sense of complacency on the Old Continent, especially in the richer countries of the north. Miguel Otero-Iglesias  and Raymond Torres Politico But Italy’s flirtation with an exit from the euro under a populist government is a stark reminder that, if left unaddressed, the deep structural weaknesses that plague the single currency could trigger an existential crisis across the EU. It would be a ... Read More »

Ethiopia’s Ginbot 7 opposition movement suspends armed resistance

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An Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government. BBC Ginbot 7 said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reforms had given it hope that “genuine democracy” may be “a real possibility”. Earlier, the government said it had unblocked 264 websites and TV channels. This is the latest of numerous changes made since Mr Abiy came to office in April, relaxing the state’s previously tight grip on… Ginbot 7, which is based in neighbouring Eritrea, had been designated a… ... Read More »

Yemen Conflict Alert: Last Chance to Prevent a Destructive Hodeida Battle

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The fate of Hodeida hangs in the balance as UAE-backed Yemeni forces poise for what will be a prolonged and destructive battle to expel Huthi rebels. ICG A real but fleeting opportunity exists to avert catastrophe through a UN-mediated solution that safeguards all sides’ interests. The battle for Hodeida is reaching the point of no return. UAE-backed Yemeni forces are poised to begin operations to take this Red Sea port and city of 600,000 from Huthi rebels. This is the ... Read More »

Erdogan Is Making the Ottoman Empire Great Again

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Turkey is leveraging tradition to expand its power in Europe — but the history cuts both ways. Michael Colborne, Maxim Edwards FP SARAJEVO — Not every Turkish president can come to Sarajevo and get an endorsement from both heaven and earth, but Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to pull it off. At a pre-election rally for Erdogan in the Bosnian capital last month, Bakir Izetbegovic, the Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) chairman of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency and son of the country’s first ... Read More »

Send them to Taiwan: Turnbull government’s secret refugee deal revealed

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The Turnbull government has signed a deal to send refugees on Nauru who need urgent medical care to Taiwan, in an undisclosed arrangement aimed at stopping them from applying to stay in Australia after being treated in local hospitals. David Wroe The Age Fairfax Media can reveal Australia signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan – which is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention – in September last year that has so far seen about five refugees flown ... Read More »