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S. Korean army launches 'decapitation unit' against Kim Jong-un’s govt – report

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 16:15 The South Korean army has launched a special operation force aimed at overthrowing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the event of war, according to The Korea Times. The “decapitation unit” consists of around 1,000 soldiers. The unit, which is modeled on the US Army Rangers, Delta Force, SEAL Team Six, and the Green ...

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US to stop arming Syrian Kurds in fight against ISIS – Pentagon

Washington will stop providing weapons to the Syrian Kurdish militias, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said. This follows a vow US President Donald Trump made to his Turkish counterpart to scale down support to the groups Ankara sees as terrorists. “The YPG is armed and as the coalition stops operations then obviously you don’t need that, you need security, ...

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Polish website allows residents to report ‘slander’ against country by foreign press

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 20:58 A Polish group backed by the Foreign Ministry has launched a website allowing people to report potential slander against the nation in the foreign media, saying that Poles need to respond to “manipulated” and “inaccurate” news about their country. The Rycerz (Knight) Initiative was launched earlier this week by the Polish League Against Defamation ...

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EU resolution calls for arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, accuses it of war crimes

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution, which calls for an EU-wide embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the alleged war crimes it has committed in Yemen. The resolution also criticizes EU members selling arms to the Gulf kingdom. The EU parliament “condemns in the strongest terms the ongoing violence in Yemen and all attacks against civilians and ...

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Russia to kick off 2018 World Cup against Saudi Arabia in Moscow

Hosts Russia have been drawn with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay in their World Cup 2018 group, and will kick off the tournament against the Saudis at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on June 14. At a star-studded Final Draw at the State Kremlin Palace, the 32 teams that have qualified for the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia learned their group stage ...

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US sanctions aimed at turning business elite against Putin before election – Kremlin

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 21:52 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 21:54 The threat of sanctions is a tool for Washington to divide the country’s big business and Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov has said. The Kremlin spokesman pointed out that the timing coincides with the approaching 2018 presidential election in Russia. Dmitry Peskov was replying to questions submitted to him ...

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British volunteer killed clearing landmines in Raqqa after joining fight against ISIS

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 11:21 A British man who travelled to Syria to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has died. Oliver Hall, from the south of England, was killed on November 25 during a mine clearance operation in Raqqa, the former IS capital. Hall, 24, was working alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) when he died, an ...

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Not just a matter of opinion: NYTimes openly lobbies against GOP tax bill

In a rare call to action, the New York Times editorial board took over the newspaper’s opinion Twitter account to lobby against the Republican tax bill. The political action urged readers to call seven GOP senators and tell them to vote down the bill. The Gray Lady ventured into a gray area of political activism for four hours on Wednesday, ...

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International Ice Hockey Federation speaks out against Russian Olympic ban

Several international sports federations, including the IIHF, have spoken out in support of Russian athletes, calling on the IOC to not impose “collective punishment” when deciding on Russia’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) released a statement on Tuesday urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to not punish the entire Russian team for violations ...

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‘If US goes to war against N Korea, Pyongyang will fight back’

North Korea, treated as a rogue nation led by crazy people, has developed a nuclear program they consider to be existentially important as a deterrent against the menace they perceive from the US, says Brian Becker from the anti-war Answer Coalition. North Korea has conducted first missile test since September. The hermit nation fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which ...

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