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‘ICC is dead to us’: US to use ‘any means’ to shield citizens & allies from war crime probes

The US will fight back using all means necessary if the International Criminal Court ever dares to probe an American or Israeli, and will punish those who cooperates with a war crime investigation, John Bolton is set to announce. “The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by ...

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US Army to send 1500 more to Germany despite Trump’s calls for allies ‘to pay more’

The US Army is to further bolster the number of troops it has stationed in Europe by a further 1,500, despite repeated complaints by President Trump that NATO allies are not spending enough to defend the continent. US Army Europe said the troops will be deployed to Germany by September 2020, calling it a “display of our continued commitment to ...

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US & allies can have missiles ready to strike Syria within 24 hours – Russian Foreign Ministry

Published time: 30 Aug, 2018 08:20 Edited time: 30 Aug, 2018 08:37 It will take the US and its allies just 24 hours to ready its missile-strike group for an attack against Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The statement comes amid warnings of a possible false-flag chemical attack. READ MORE: Planned chemical weapon provocation in Idlib aimed to prevent removal ...

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‘While Taliban is on offensive, US & allies in Afghanistan at a loss as to what to do’

The Taliban tries to apply more pressure to force the US to talk to them about withdrawal and despite all the tough talk from the Americans, the US is losing in Afghanistan, says investigative journalist & author Nicholas Davies. The Afghan capital saw heavy gun fighting on Tuesday between security forces and insurgents. Earlier in the day missiles rained down ...

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US and allies violating INF Treaty, says senior Russian diplomat

Russia’s deputy foreign minister has said that the United States and some of its allies were knowingly violating the 1988 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by deploying launching systems capable of firing cruise missiles. “As far as the INF Treaty is concerned, the situation is evident in which the United States and some of its allies are knowingly violating it, in ...

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US and allies sink USS Racine as China watches Pacific exercise (VIDEO)

Australian, Japanese and US troops have banded together to sink the decommissioned USS Racine during the Rim Of The Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 naval exercise. The USS Racine was a Newport-class of Landing Ship, Tank (LST) and served for 22 years before being sent to rest in Pearl Harbor in 1993. However in January the US Navy announced that it would ...

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‘Toxic unilateralism’: Iran says impulsive Trump increasingly isolates US, even from allies

The US is becoming increasingly isolated, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on the anniversary of the country’s nuclear deal and even allies have learned that Washington can’t be trusted to honor any agreement, its FM has said. “Today, the United States is isolated in the public opinion of the world and is even more secluded among the Iranian people because ...

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Trump warns NATO allies US can ‘do our own thing’ if 2% spending goal not met – reports

US President Donald Trump has reportedly told NATO allies that the US would do their “own thing” if members didn’t up defense spending to 2% of GDP despite reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the bloc. The not-so-veiled threat was reported by NATO officials and diplomats inside an unscheduled crisis meeting of the alliance on Thursday morning, according to Politico.  Further sources ...

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Russia extends counter-sanctions against US, EU & allies through 2019

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law extending the embargo against countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia. Restrictions will be in force until the end of next year. Read more The government is instructed to take all measures necessary to implement the decree. The document came into force on the day of signing, on July 12. In August 2014, ...

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From 2 to 4%: Trump turns the screws on NATO allies to up defense spending

Donald Trump is now demanding that NATO nations spend 4% of their GDP on defense, doubling the current spending commitment that many member states are already struggling to meet. Tweeting from Brussels – where the US president is currently locking horns with his NATO allies during their annual summit – Trump said that Berlin’s reliance on NATO protection while also ...

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