June 22, 2017

Onderzoek naar groei aantal vaccinmijders

DEN HAAG - Deskundigen gaan in opdracht van het kabinet onderzoeken waarom steeds meer mensen hun kinderen niet laten inenten.

Zij moeten zich onder andere buigen over de vraag wat de beste manier is om ongegronde angst voor vaccinaties weg te nemen,.. Lees meer.

Telegraaf

Iran preparing to publish evidence US supporting ISIS – Revolutionary Guard media adviser



Iran is preparing to publish evidence that the US is supporting Islamic State. That's according media adviser to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Commander-in-Chief Hamid Reza Moghadam Far, in an exclusive interview with RT. Read more.

RT

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Robert Fisk: "Zolang westerse legers aan de poort staan, zal het Midden-Oosten nooit vrede kennen"

De wereldberoemde oorlogscorrespondent Robert Fisk komt donderdag naar Gent en zal daar onder meer verklaren dat Europese en Amerikaanse militairen niets te zoeken hebben in het Midden-Oosten. “Zolang we de oncomfortabele waarheid blijven ontkennen dat er een direct verband is tussen onze Midden-Oosten-politiek en de terreuraanslagen in Europa, zal het geweld niet stoppen en zal Islamitische Staat onze samenleving blijven openbreken.”

Robert Fisk komt naar België om over het lot van de vele vluchtelingen uit het Midden-Oosten te praten – een fenomeen dat hij in zijn thuisstad Beiroet vanuit een heel ander perspectief bekijkt dan veel Europeanen. “Ik blijf me verbazen over de partijdige en hypocriete blik waarmee veel westerlingen naar vluchtelingen kijken. Want hoewel in het Midden-Oosten bijna alleen maar autocraten en dictators rondlopen, verdelen wij die regimes naar eigen goeddunken in good guys en bad guys. Lees meer.

DM

June 20, 2017

24 people killed in Yemen market in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes



RT has obtained footage of the aftermath of the Saudi-led coalition's strike in Yemen, which killed up to 24 people on Saturday, when a local market was hit.

The viewer may find the following images disturbing. Read more.

RT

June 19, 2017

US-led coalition downs Syrian army plane in southern Raqqa



One of the Syrian fighter jets has been shot down by U.S.-led forces

The Syrian government says the plane was conducting a counter-terrorist raid, when it was brought down south of Raqqa. Read more.

RT

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U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says - Washington Post

'Conflict gets more dangerous': Russia halts co-operation with US in Syria (video) - RT

Rusland woest om neerhalen Syrische jet - Telegraaf
Rusland ziet toestellen VS-coalitie boven Syrië als 'legitiem doelwit'  - NU

Report: Israel giving secret aid to Syrian rebels

Israel has been regularly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

According to the report, the IDF is in regular communication with rebel groups and its assistance includes undisclosed payments to commanders that help pay salaries of fighters and buy ammunition and weapons, according to interviews with about half a dozen Syrian fighters. Read more.

Arutz Sheva

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- Report: Israel secretly giving aid to Syrian rebels - JPost

June 16, 2017

Russia, China refusing to submit to US world order: Analyst



Russia and China are threatening America's so-called international order by challenging US military and economic dominance and refusing to submit to Washington’s global policies, says political analyst Scott Bennett in California.

PressTV

Ethereum Linked To Bilderberg Gets Putin Endorsement



Move over bitcoin there's a new crypto on the block! Ethereum has become the second largest cryptocurrency on the market next to bitcoin but where did it come from and where is it going?

In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth digs deep into the blockchain that is Ethereum to ask the question, is this the rival to bitcoin or is there more to this story?

Press For Truth

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- Putin Meets With Ethereum Founder To Create National Virtual Currency - ZeroHedge

Alternative cryptocurrency ‘ethereum’ looks to topple bitcoin - RT
Bitcoin rival ethereum hits record high rallying almost 3,000% this year - RT

Weer een erg slechte dag voor beleggers in bitcoin en ether - RTL-Z
Waarom je (niet) je spaargeld in de bitcoin moet steken - NOS

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June 14, 2017

UN: 'Staggering' civilian deaths in Raqqa offensive

UN investigator says US-led air strikes on ISIL stronghold of Raqqa is causing a 'staggering loss of civilian life'.

Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by US-backed rebel forces on Syria’s Raqqa are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life", United Nations war crimes investigators have said. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Staggering Loss of Life: 'Raqqa is not about protecting civilians' (video) - RT

Raqqa: US-backed forces advance in IS 'capital' - BBC

June 13, 2017

‘It’s never too late’: Serbia sues NATO over 1999 bombing



Serbia is launching a lawsuit against NATO over the 1999 bombing

According to the Serbian legal team, it used depleted uranium munitions - causing a spike in cancer-related illnesses in the country over the last two decades.

RT

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June 12, 2017

The Age of Anger

Chris Hedges - The nihilism and rage sweeping across the globe are not generated by warped ideologies or medieval religious beliefs. These destructive forces have their roots in the obliterating of social, cultural and religious traditions by modernization and the consumer society, the disastrous attempts by the United States to carry out regime change, often through coups and wars, and the utopian neoliberal ideology that has concentrated wealth in the hands of a tiny cabal of corrupt global oligarchs.

This vast, global project of social engineering during the last century persuaded hundreds of millions of people, as Pankaj Mishra writes in “The Age of Anger: A History of the Present,” “to renounce—and often scorn—a world of the past that had endured for thousands of years, and to undertake a gamble of creating modern citizens who would be secular, enlightened, cultured and heroic.” The project has been a spectacular failure. Read more.

Truthdig

Supporters of Independence Boycott Puerto Rico's Plebiscite



While the government urged voters to back Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state of the United States, pro-independence groups called on people not to vote in a non-binding referendum they say is illegal and will change nothing.

teleSUR

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With 78% Abstention, Puerto Rico Plebiscite Seen as 'Failure' - teleSUR

New Puerto Rico referendum bid to become US state - BBC
Puerto Rico holding referendum on US statehood -- let's brush up on it! (video) - CNN

Rothschild replaces Millstein as Puerto Rico financial adviser - Reuters
Rothschild to advise Puerto Rico on $69bn debt restructuring (paywall) - FT

Referendum: Puerto Rico wil staat VS worden - NOS
Puerto Rico kiest voor toetreding tot VS in niet-bindend referendum  - NU

A Call for the Caribbean to Stand Firm on Venezuela



The Caribbean stands firm with Venezuela against external attempts to overthrow the government

teleSUR

Commander: Iran Has Proof of US Direct Support for ISIL Terrorist Group

TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mostafa Izadi announced that the country is in possession of evidence and documents proving Washington's direct support for the ISIL terrorist group.

"We are facing a proxy warfare in the region as a new trick by the arrogant powers against the Islamic Republic," Izadi said on Sunday. Read more.

Fars

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Iran claims to have evidence of US support for ISIS (video) - RT
'US blames Iran for terrorism, yet Saudi Arabia supports Islamic State' - RT

Tehran Was Always America’s And Thus The Islamic State’s Final Destination - Activist Post

June 11, 2017

Qaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam freed and left Zintan: report

Zintan is said to be in uproar with firing in the streets after it was reported that Saif Al-Islam, Muammar Qaddafi’s son had been released and had left the town.

Al-Ajmal Al-Atiri, commander of Zintan’s Abubakr Al-Siddiq brigade which had been holding the dictator’s son since it captured him fleeing through the desert six years ago, is understood to have confirmed to a local journalist that Saif was freed yesterday and had quit Zintan. Read more.

Libya Herald

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Libyans celebrate Gaddafi's son’s release from prison on Ghat's streets (video) - RT
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Dozens of new cracks discovered at Belgian nuclear reactors

The latest ultrasonic inspections have detected a substantial number of new micro cracks in nuclear reactors at the Tihange and Doel power plants in Belgium since the last study conducted three years ago, Belgian and German media report.

At least 70 additional cracks were uncovered at the Tihange 2 nuclear reactor during an ultrasonic inspection in April of this year, Belga news agency reports. Some 300 new flaws have also allegedly been discovered at the Doel 3 reactor tank during a check last November, according to tagesschau.de. Read more.

RT

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Qatar FM in Moscow for talks with Russia



Qatar's Foreign Minister was in Moscow on Saturday for talks with his Russian counterpart

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said only dialogue will solve the dispute that's dividing the Gulf. But Washington's role as mediator is in question.

Al Jazeera’s as Andrew Simmons explains.


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U.S.-led forces appear to be using white phosphorus in populated areas in Iraq and Syria

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria appears to have used white phosphorus-loaded munitions on at least two occasions in densely populated areas of Mosul and in the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, according to videos posted online and human rights groups. 

The often-controversial munitions are common in western militaries and are used primarily to create smoke screens, though they can also be dropped as an incendiary weapon. Read more.

Washington Post

Catalonia sets date for landmark vote on independence from Spain



The autonomous region of Catalonia will have the decisive referendum on secession from Spain on October 1, the regional government announced on Friday.

The move comes after a months-long standoff with Madrid, which decries the vote as illegal.

RT

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June 9, 2017

The Intercept’s Source Burning Problem

With its outing of an anonymous NSA source, online publication The Intercept is finding itself in hot water. The publication was also involved in the prosecution of CIA-whistleblower John Kiriakou.

Long having built its reputation on reports derived from classified information provided to them by leakers, The Intercept now finds itself in the unpleasant position of having burned – or outed – one of its anonymous sources. Read more.

MintPress

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Greece Forced To Sell Public Water Utilities Under EU-Imposed Privatization Plan

Greece’s economic woes continue to pile up, with key public utilities such as water now on the chopping block of privatization. But activists like Maria Kanellopoulou are working to spread awareness of this issue and prevent Greek water from being put into private hands.

GREECE — In May 2016, the SYRIZA-led Greek government passed a new comprehensive set of economic austerity policies in exchange for receiving new loans that are intended to keep the country’s fragile economy afloat. Read more.

MintPress

June 8, 2017

Iran's Revolutionary Guards blame Saudis for Tehran twin attacks, Riyadh rejects accusation



The Iranian army's elite unit says Islamic State's involvement in twin attacks that killed 12 in the country's capital, means Saudi Arabia is linked to the terror acts. 

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister denies any involvement in the twin attacks. Read more.

RT

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Iraanse Revolutionaire Garde: dat IS aanslagen Teheran opeist, bewijst dat Saoedi-Arabië erachter zit - Volkskrant

What Bilderberg Really Wants In 2017



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Iran’s parliament, Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum come under attack


Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) and the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in the capital Tehran have come under terrorist attacks.

According to reports, a dozen people have been killed in Wednesday's attacks while another 42 have been injured and admitted to 3 hospitals to receive treatment. Read more + video.

PressTV

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Saudi FM Threatens Iran Hours before Wednesday Terrorist Attacks in Tehran - Fars

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia for Tehran attacks - Al Jazeera
Islamist militants strike heart of Tehran, Iran blames Saudis - Reuters

Iraanse Revolutionaire Garde: dat IS aanslagen Teheran opeist, bewijst dat Saoedi-Arabië erachter zit - Volkskrant

June 7, 2017

German foreign minister accuses US of stirring up Middle East conflict

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has accused the US president of stirring up conflicts in the Middle East and risking a new arms race as Qatar's neighbors cut diplomatic ties. Saudi's foreign minister is visiting Berlin.

Gabriel told Germany's Handelsblatt business newspaper that what he termed a "Trumpization" of interactions in the already crisis-shaken Middle East region was extremely dangerous. Read more.

DW

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Off base: German troops ‘ready for transfer’ from Turkey’s Incirlik airbase



Germany is prepared to move its troops from the Incirlik base in Turkey to Jordan after Ankara denied German lawmakers a visit to the military airport over Berlin’s refusal to extradite the alleged suspects in last year’s failed coup attempt. Read more.

RT

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US ambassador Nikki Haley lambasts UN rights council

Visiting Geneva, US envoy Nikki Haley has slammed the makeup of the UN human rights council and its "anti-Israel bias." She also threatened US withdrawal if the council failed to rid itself of abusive regimes.

Haley delivered twin addresses Tuesday, first telling the council that violator nations should not be allowed seats, and then a university audience that the US could advance human rights outside the body "if it fails to change." Read more.

DW

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1967 war: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine

Palestinians are marking 50 years since the 1967 occupation of their remaining lands this week

Fifty years ago this week, the state of Israel shocked the world when it seized the remaining Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, as well as the Syrian Golan Heights, and the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, in a matter of six days.

In a war with Egypt, Jordan and Syria, known as the 1967 War, or the June War, Israel delivered what came to be known as the "Naksa", meaning setback or defeat, to the armies of the neighbouring Arab countries, and to the Palestinians who lost all what remained of their homeland. Read more.

Al Jazeera

June 6, 2017

Gulf plunged into diplomatic crisis as countries cut ties with Qatar



Qatari diplomats ejected and land, air and sea traffic routes cut off in row over terror and regional stability

The Gulf has been hit by its biggest diplomatic crisis in years after Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region with its support for Islamist groups. Read more.

Guardian

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- Iran, Turkey call for dialogue, easing tension (video) - PressTV

Why Saudi Arabia is mad at Qatar and why we care - USA Today
What's behind the diplomatic breakdown in the Gulf? (video) - Al Jazeera

"Saudi try to do with Qatar they did with Syria" (video) - PressTV
Qatar slams campaign of lies, regrets Arab states’ decision to cut ties - PressTV

Qatar diplomatic crisis: How it affects air travel - Al Jazeera
Oil prices up as GCC members, Egypt cut Qatar ties (video) - PressTV

June 5, 2017

Empire Files: Buying a Slave – The Hidden World of US/Philippines Trafficking



Human trafficking is a hidden industry that brings in $150 billion in illegal profits every year. In the United States, tens of thousands are trafficked annually—the biggest clients being major hotel chains and foreign diplomats. 

The Philippines is one of the largest labor exporters in the world. 6,000 Filipinos—mostly women—leave the country every single day to work, because of mass unemployment and poverty. Tricked by placement agencies, thousands end up living as virtual slaves.

Damayan, a New York-based organization led by Filipina domestic workers, is fighting this underground crisis. Abby Martin speaks to several members of the organization about how this exodus of women has devastated a generation of families, and how they are fighting back.

teleSUR

US Mulls Sanctioning Venezuelan Oil as 'Economic War' Continues

The U.S. is considering sanctions against the country’s oil sector, while its right-wing opposition has declared an “economic war” against it.

The Trump administration is debating imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector, while Washington has raised “concern” about U.S. firms giving a “financial lifeline” to the South American nation. Read more.

teleSUR

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'I Don't Regret Expelling the DEA from Bolivia': Evo Morales

Two years after his election in 2006, Morales ordered the closing of the DEA's office in La Paz and the U.S. military base in Chimore.

President Evo Morales recalled today that the expulsion of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. military base allowed Bolivia to recover economic and political sovereignty. Read more + video.

teleSUR

Media Review: Manchester Attack



Richard Seymour reviews how the UK media covered the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester.

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June 4, 2017

Bilderberg Group is level one of the Deep State – Lionel



The infamous Bilderberg Group is meeting this week, this time in Chantille, Virginia. 

The secretive international group (which has included royalty, bankers and assorted global elites) has convened for arcane conversations and what protesters maintain is conspiratorial plotting on an annual basis since 1954.

They use their own security and do not admit journalists. Legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media joins RT America’s Manila Chan to offer his analysis.

RT

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'What did the Prime Minister Know?' - John Pilger on terror in Britain



'Going Underground' speaks to legendary filmmaker and journalist, John Pilger about MI6's connection to the Libya-Manchester atrocity ahead of tomorrow's Arianna Grande's benefit gig for those affected by the Manchester attack.

RT

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Israel’s Yinon Plan, Saudi Wahhabism & US Wars: Arab Christians Pushed Into Mass Exodus

Whitney Webb - “The real danger lies in whether the Christian world loses the last early Christians...the last ancient souls of the earth.” Such is the dire prediction by one writer regarding the ongoing exodus of Arab Christians from the Middle East - an exodus triggered by Western neo-colonialism and Zionist expansion that suits the military-industrial complex.

WASHINGTON, D.C.– In the United States, religion is a major part of public life – so much so that it often finds its way into politics. At the national level of politics, it has historically been difficult to win an election, particularly at the national or state level, if one follows a faith not shared by the vast majority of religious Americans: Christianity. Read more + video.

MintPress

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June 3, 2017

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High Potential: Rosneft-Iraqi Kurdistan oil deal signed, US oil plans shaken



One of the most important contracts that have been signed during the SPIEF 2017 is an agreement between Russian oil giant Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq.

The deal is estimated at over one billion dollars and is set to last 20 years. It will involve the joint exploration and development of five oil fields in Iraq's Kurdistan. And Rosneft will get access to a key regional pipeline.

However, not everyone might be happy with the deal. Here's Jacqueline Vouga with more.... Read more.

RT

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Rosneft Said to Prepay About $1 Billion for Kurdistan Oil - Bloomberg

Mishandled Measles Vaccine Kills 15 Children in South Sudan

Contaminated vaccines in a rural village in South Sudan killed 15 children last month and endangered dozens more, according to a statement from the World Health Organization, Unicef and the health ministry of South Sudan.

In the remote village of Nachodokopele in southeastern South Sudan, the same syringe was used on multiple people for four days straight. The vaccines were not stored in a cool place, as they should have been, the statement said. Read more.

NY Times

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June 2, 2017

The Dynasty of Rothschild | The Only Trillionaires in the World



Who is the Richest person in the world? Do you really think your government controls everything? How Rothschild became the richest family in the world?

In this documentary video you will the all about Rothschild Family and his biography.

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No Russian Trace: MSM suddenly goes quiet after no evidence of Moscow hacking Macron found



French investigators have found no traces of a Russian hacking group in the attack on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign, in which thousands of emails were leaked, the head of the French government’s cyber security agency told AP.

RT

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Dutch senators approve ratification of EU-Ukraine pact



A long-awaited cooperation deal between Ukraine and the European Union, known as the Association Agreement, has been finally approved after the last remaining EU state the Netherlands ratified the agreement.

Now Ukraine is poised to improve ties with Western Europe. But its traditional partner Russia says the shift won't benefit the ex-Soviet republic as expected.

PressTV

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Trump and Putin Could Form “Axis of Mass Destruction” on Climate, French Minister Fears

FRANCE’S NEW ENVIRONMENT minister, Nicolas Hulot, does not mince words when it comes to the possible consequences of Donald Trump pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord.

Such an act, Hulot said in March, when Trump first signaled that he might withdraw from the agreement to limit carbon emissions, would be “a veritable middle finger to our children,” and could even expose the American president one day to charges of “crimes against humanity.” Read more + video.

Intercept

June 1, 2017

Secretive Bilderberg Group to talk Russia, Trump & ‘war on information’

Many of the world's most powerful people are gathering for the annual meeting of the mysterious Bilderberg Group this week. Russia, the Trump administration and ‘The war on information’ are among key topics up for discussion.

This year’s gathering takes place in Chantilly, Virginia, less than 30 miles from the White House, and goings on in the Oval Office are top of the agenda for the 131 people who’ve confirmed they’re attending. Read more.

RT

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Secretive group of global power brokers the Bilderberg Group set to gather in Virginia to mull Trump era including elder statesman Henry Kissinger and NATO secretary - Daily Mail

Bilderberg bijeen in de VS. Dit zijn de Nederlanders die op kosten van de burger in het diepste geheim vergaderen - NineForNews

May 31, 2017

Venezuela furious at Goldman Sachs for making ‘a quick buck’ off its suffering people

The leader of Venezuela's National Assembly has said the country might refuse to repay $2.8 billion for bonds that Goldman Sachs recently bought from the country's central bank.

"It is apparent Goldman Sachs decided to make a quick buck off the suffering of the Venezuelan people," Julio Borges, the leader of the opposition-controlled Congress, said in a letter to Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Read more.

RT

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May 30, 2017

Morocco: Rif protests leader Nasser Zefzafi arrested



A prominent activist has been arrested in Morocco. Nasser Zefzafi has been on the run since Friday.

He's led anti-government demonstrations in the port city of Al-Hoceima in the northern Rif region for the past six months.

At least 20 other protesters were arrested over the weekend, accused of being a threat to national security.

Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.

Al Jazeera

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May 29, 2017

Turkish intelligence agency report describes massive global Gülenist organization


The global network of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) is made up of more than 500 companies, hundreds of foundations and media outlets, and over 1,000 schools across 170 countries, a report by Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) has stated.

The MİT examines FETÖ’s global network and links in a report sent to the parliamentary panel tasked with probing the failed July 2016 coup attempt, staged by military personnel linked with FETÖ. Read more.

Hurriyet

Syrian army advancing towards Jordanian border



The Syrian army is pressing ahead with its offensive to fully dislodge Daesh terrorists from the war-ravaged country. 

The army and allied forces are advancing towards the Jordanian border in a bid to widen the security belt and tighten the grip on the terrorists.

PressTV

May 28, 2017

Measles outbreak: German kindergartens ordered to report parents who refuse vaccination advice

German kindergartens must notify health authorities about parents who fail to prove they have been counselled on child vaccination, the Health Ministry says, ahead of a law set to be passed next week. The move comes amid a measles outbreak in Europe.

Parents not complying will face fines of up to €2,500 (US$2,800). The authorities can already fine parents who allow children to skip vaccination, which is mandatory for attending kindergartens. However, it was previously up to nurseries to decide whether to report such parents. Read more.

RT

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Stockholm clinic to be investigated over vaccine advice to parents - Local
- Stockholm clinic probed for discouraging vaccination, says measles is good for child’s development - RT

Germany 'among worst in Europe' for vaccinating children - Local

ISIL: Target Russia



Thousands of ISIL fighters are training in the mountains of Afghanistan, plotting an attack on the Kremlin.

Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) have always considered "the West" - and the United States in particular - the ultimate enemy.

But following President Vladimir Putin's policy of military involvement in Syria, Russia may have taken its place as ISIL's main target. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Iraq and Afghanistan: The $6 trillion bill for America’s longest war is unpaid - Salon
Time For The US To Take A Step Back From Afghanistan - ZeroHedge

The U.S. will never win the war in Afghanistan - Washington Post
More U.S. Troops Aren't Enough to Fix Afghanistan - Bloomberg

NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan (video) - Al Jazeera

15,000 Rally in Tel Aviv in Support of Two-state Solution

Palestinian President Abbas' message read at rally: Time for Israel to recognize Palestine, end the occupation; opposition leader Herzog booed by demonstrators 

Some 15,000 people rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday in support of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A message from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was read during the demonstration at Rabin Square. Read more.

Haaretz

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78% of Israellis say peace not possible, split if PM serious to make deal - JPost

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U.S. Killing More And More Civilians In Syria



Under the government of President Donald Trump, the United States are killing more civilians in Syria each day.

teleSUR

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Violent clashes erupt at G7 protest in Italy as summit ends



A G7 protest in Taormina, Italy resulted in violent clashes with the police, who were seen deploying tear gas at protesters.

The violence erupted as the protesters reportedly veered off the approved route and approached a police checkpoint.

A small group of protesters broke from the main column and tried to flank the riot police checkpoint by running along the beach. The police then charged the protesters and deployed tear gas.

RT

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May 26, 2017

Trump plan to cut trillions of dollars from social programmes defended



US budget director Mick Mulvaney has defended plans to cut trillions of dollars from social programmes over the next decade. He says President Donald Trump's proposals are morally justified and will increase economic growth.

The US government plans to boost spending on the military, but will impose significant cuts in other areas, including food stamps, medical care and education.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.

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Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.

Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people.

It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we've heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm our image of Africa.

Try something different. Africa is rich, but we steal its wealth. Read more.

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May 25, 2017

The Fed wants to raise rates but inflation could stand in the way

As the Fed sets forth a fairly aggressive path toward higher interest rates, one key element could scuttle those plans.

Substantially lower-than-expected inflation would be a significant hurdle for the central bank in its quest to normalize a benchmark rate kept near zero through much of the post-financial crisis economy. The Fed has hiked the rate three times since December 2015 and economists and Wall Street strategists widely expect at least two more moves before the end of 2017. Read more + video.

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Rouhani, Erdogan seeking new chapter in Iran-Turkey ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have expressed their countries’ readiness to shore up bilateral ties especially in the economic field.

During a telephone conversation on Wednesday, the two presidents said that Iran and Turkey were keen to open a new chapter in bilateral ties and take a leap in their economic cooperation. Read more.

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Manchester Attack Probe: Suicide bomber's relatives detained in Libya



UK police are investigating a network linked to the suicide bomber who carried out Monday's Manchester concert attack. Eight people have been already arrested. Members of the attacker's family have also been detained.

RT's Emily Siu joins me live in the studio with more.

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Reactions to Manchester Bombing Show How Anti-Muslim Bigots Are “Useful Idiots” for ISIS

Mehdi Hasan - IF YOU WANT to defeat ISIS, listen to former ISIS hostage Nicolas Henin. The group is “heartened by every sign of overreaction, of division, of fear, of racism, of xenophobia … [and] drawn to any examples of ugliness on social media,” the French journalist wrote in November 2015 in the wake of the Paris attacks. “Central to their world view is the belief that communities cannot live together with Muslims, and every day their antennae will be tuned towards finding supporting evidence.”

Get that? Islamophobia plays right into the hands of ISIS. Wittingly or unwittingly, anti-Muslim bigots have become recruiting sergeants for a group they profess to hate and claim to want to destroy. The Islamophobes, to borrow a line from Lenin, are ISIS’s useful idiots. Read more.

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Brazil Police Crack Down as 150K Protest Temer, Demand Election

The massive demonstrations in the capital come after Temer refused to step down despite widespread calls for his resignation.

Riot police cracked down on tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets in Brasilia Wednesday against President Michel Temer calling for fresh direct elections after the latest corruption scandal to rock the unelected government. Read more.

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Thousands Protest Trump Before NATO Summit

Bilderberg 2017 split on Trumps future



This year’s Bilderberg conference in Chantilly, Virginia from June 1st through 4th may very well decide Donald Trumps future. Impeachment, open battle or a new modus vivendi with the establishment are all on the table.

During the campaign the big gimmick was „the man of the people“ draning the swamp, but in reality the picture is much more complex, as demonstrated by the split view on Trump amongst the members of the powerful Bilderberg group.

Some big regular names that are unhappy with Trump or neutral are Banco Santander, Evercore, the European Central Bank, Lazard, the IMF, most media like the Washington Post. But there are also movers and shakers in Bilderberg who like Trump and actucally work with him. Read more + video.

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May 23, 2017

US, Israel will never allow Iran to have nuclear weapon: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said the United States and Israel will never allow Iran to have nuclear weapons, even though the Islamic Republic has already made it very clear that it has no desire or program to develop one.

“The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never, ever - and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias, and it must cease immediately," Trump said after a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday. Read more.

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May 21, 2017

The REAL Reason Trump Fired Comey (Worse Than You Think)

New Temer scandal rattles markets in Brazil, Argentina

Stocks and currencies nosedive as investors scramble in response to corruption allegations involving Brazilian president

Brazilian markets plummeted yesterday as allegations that President Michel Temer condoned bribes to silence a key witness deflated investor optimism about the prospects for his ambitious pension and labour reform agenda. That pessimism spread to Argentina, which saw declines in stocks markets and a jump in the value of the US dollar against the peso. Read more.

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Seism in Brazil: Temer could soon be joining Rousseff at the removed ex presidents' club - Mercopress

Brazil's Spiraling Corruption Scandal Deepens with Temer at the Centre (video) - TRNN

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Chaos in Brazilië – aandelenmarkt crasht - Biflatie

The Strategy Behind Washington’s Destabilization Of Venezuela

Venezuela represents everything that the U.S. opposes in the region: socialism, anti-imperialism, economic independence via energy exports and a viable ally for China, Russia, Iran and other countries that oppose the hegemonic designs of Washington.

NEW YORK (Analysis)– The corporate media continues to churn out endless stories detailing repression, state violence and socioeconomic collapse in Venezuela. Conspicuously absent from their stories, however, is the fact that much of the turmoil in the Bolivarian Republic is a result of an economic and psychological war being waged against the country by right-wing elements inside Venezuela and their backers in the United States. Read more.

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May 19, 2017

Cabinet OKs compulsory vaccination for school entry

Up to the age of six says Gentiloni

(ANSA) - Rome, May 19 - The cabinet on Friday approved a decree reintroducing compulsory vaccinations for school admissions. The decree had been held up by a row between Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin and Education Minister Valeria Fedeli over the age limit for the obligation, with Lorenzin wanting it raised to 10 and Fedeli insisting it should be left at six. Read more.

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Protest turns violent: Brazilians call for impeachment of Temer over bribery allegations



Violence erupted late on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro after protesters rallying for the resignation of President Michel Temer, who is engulfed in a corruption scandal, clashed with police.

Thousands of protesters marched peacefully at first in downtown Rio. After they reached their final destination, an anarchist group known as Black Bloc clashed violently with police. Read more.

RT

May 18, 2017

Puerto Rico: 179 public schools to close amid financial crisis



The US territory of Puerto Rico plans to close 179 schools due to crippling debt of more than $70 bn.

Officials say it’s an opportunity to re-invest in Puerto Rico’s education system but with thousands of students affected, many are now worried about the future.

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Thousands protest against austerity in Greece



More than 12,000 people have marched through the Greek capital protesting against the new austerity measures being debated in parliament.

Several demonstrators fought with police who used tear gas to disperse them. Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.

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May 17, 2017

Time to assassinate Assad & get to his allies in Iran – Israeli minister



An Israeli minister has bluntly called for Syrian leader Bashar Assad to be assassinated after unsourced media reports claimed Damascus was using a “crematorium” to cover-up mass killings.

He said the “serpent’s head” in Tehran should be dealt with next.

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‘Trump rules out moving US embassy to Jerusalem'

Friedman: US president won’t unveil diplomatic plan.

President Donald Trump will not use his upcoming trip to Israel to announce plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, although he still ultimately wants to take that step, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. Read more.

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Mercury in Vaccines Has Never Been Tested for Safety



Mercury in Vaccines Has Never Been Tested for Safety since the introduction in 1929 till 2004

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Assange: CIA is the world's most dangerously incompetent spy agency



The CIA is the world's most dangerously incompetent spy agency. That's what WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has told RT, after the CIA slammed him as the 'terrorists' best friend'.

The agency also claims Russian hacking of the US elections is a fact, and this channel's trying to cover it up.

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May 16, 2017

Deep Web


2015

A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath. Read more.