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Putin-Trump alliance against ISIS and Al-Qaeda on the way?

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US President Trump’s emphasis on defeating ISIS and Jihadi terrorism finds an echo in the words of Russian President Putin, creating the possibility of an alliance between the two to combat ISIS and… ALEXANDER MERCOURIS The Duran Both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump have repeatedly made clear their utter… Putin-Trump alliance… Read More »

Gerry Adams: Brexit will destroy the Good Friday Agreement

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Taking Northern Ireland out of the EU will “destroy” the Good Friday Agreement peace deal, Gerry Adams has… Michael Mchugh Independent  Speaking at a conference in Dublin on achieving a united Ireland, he claimed fundamental human rights enshrined in the 1998 accord to end violence could be… However, the top… Gerry Adams: Brexit… Read More »

At the Women’s March, it’s the men who mattered most. Here’s why.

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Women everywhere. Pink hats, black hats, hard hats, no… By Petula Dvorak By Petula Dvorak Columnist The Washington Post A crushing polite crowd, well prepared with healthy snacks and… A crowd so sprawling, it nearly covered the march route end-to… It was mighty and… Best of all, there were men… At the Women’s… Read More »

Hahn and Kurz praise Serbia and Vucic

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The Western Balkans countries should look up to Serbia which has achieved good economic performance, European Union’s enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said today after meeting prime minister Aleksandar Vucic on the… Milos Mitrovic Independent Balkan News Agency Hahn said that he and Vucic have discussed situation in the… Hahn and Kurz… Read More »

We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out Of The Homelessness Crisis

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Victoria can do better than a knee-jerk, short-sighted response Once again, Melburnians sleeping rough are in the news. Amongst the cries for action in response to confronting levels of visible homelessness is a call for tougher law enforcement and… Lucy Adams The Huffington Post On Friday morning, we… We Can’t Arrest… Read More »

Removing the right to protect our children

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Home education is something that not everyone understands. Bekah Bel On Line Opinion It is viewed with distrust, there are many misconceptions about it. But if there is one thing… Removing the right to… Read More »

Venezuela Is Falling off the Map

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Beset by relentless hyperinflation, collapsing public services and increasingly dictatorial rule, Venezuela is at risk of becoming a failed… Phil Gunson ICG The best hope for change lies with neighbouring countries, which must sustain pressure to find a… Venezuela Is Falling… Read More »

Social media and the death of democracy: How toxic politics is keeping ‘good people’ away

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Freshly returned from camping by the Murray River, North Coast Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack quipped she would “rather tell people she was a plumber than a politician”. Joanne Shoebridge ABC Ms Cusack is the parliamentary secretary to outgoing NSW Premier Mike Baird, and has seen the trials and tribulations of the top job and the toll it has taken on her boss up close. “Family pressures have been… Social media and the death of… Read More »

Free speech is a lot more than 18C

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Free speech is a lot more than the right to freely comment on issues of race – important though that is. David Leyonhjelm On Line Opinion There is other legislation that contains restrictions on speech just as oppressive and infantile as Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act. If you “insult” a registrar in… Free speech is a lot… Read More »

The Cruise Missile Could Be Mattis’s Nuclear Crisis

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The new defense secretary should be skeptical about acquiring nuclear… Tom Z. Collina The National Interest During his January 12 Senate confirmation hearing, new Defense Secretary James Mattis was asked if he would support the Obama administration’s trillion-dollar plan to rebuild the… The Cruise Missile… Read More »

ASEAN countries should find a solution to end the persecution of Rohingya

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ASEAN’s non-intervention is aggravating the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims suffering widespread abuse by the Burmese military in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Ahmad Rizky M. Umar The Conversation The Rohingya are one the of the world’s most persecuted ethnic minorities. Human Rights Watch reported… ASEAN countries should find… Read More »

Taiwan says aspires to create ‘new era’ of peace with China

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Beijing views Taiwan as a wayward province, to be bought under its control by force if necessary. Reuters Asia Times Taiwan aspires to create a “new era” of peace with China, which should set aside the baggage of history and have positive dialogue, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to Pope Francis, adding military action cannot… Taiwan says aspires to create… Read More »

RT invited to join the United Nations as official In-house broadcaster

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From January 2017, RT will have a permanent home in the United Nations alongside a select group of international media channels chosen to deliver broadcasts inside the UN’s internal communications… PATRICK HENNINGSEN The Duran A number of Russian dignitaries and media professionals gathered in… RT invited to… Read More »

East Timor kicked out of 2023 Asian Cup for fake documents

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East Timor has been expelled from the 2023 Asian Cup for falsifying documents of several Brazilian-born footballers, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on… EuroSport Reuters The AFC launched a probe, in conjunction with FIFA, in June last year into the eligibility of certain players after qualifying matches for the… East Timor kicked… Read More »