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To ‘protect democracy,’ scandal-fearing Facebook teams up with ‘unbiased’ Atlantic Council

Would you like a think tank advocating acts of terrorism, war and suppression of the media working with Facebook to protect democracy and elections worldwide? If so, great news! Facebook is “excited to launch a new partnership with the Atlantic Council, which has a stellar reputation looking at innovative solutions to hard problems,” Katie Harbath, Facebook’s director for global politics ...

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Israel withdraws its bid for UN Security Council seat

Seeing little support amid international criticism over its violent crackdown on Palestinian protesters, Israel has announced it will not be seeking a rotating two-year non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council. “After consulting with our partners, including our good friends, the State of Israel has decided to postpone its candidacy for a seat on the Security Council,” the Israeli ...

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Ukrainian politician pulls gun on neo-fascist mob at city council meeting (VIDEO)

A Ukrainian politician took the phrase crying over spilt milk to a whole new level when he pulled on a gun on protesters and fired warning shots during a city council meeting in Nikopol. The incident reportedly happened on Friday when neo-fascist Right Sector activists stormed the city council meeting demanding a change in the administration. The group managed to ...

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Caviar diplomacy: Probe suspects Council of Europe members of corruption in favor of Azerbaijan

There is “a strong suspicion” that several Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe officials, including its former head, have been involved in corrupt activities in favor of Azerbaijan, a new PACE report said. The officials have accepted luxury gifts, including caviar, carpets, and stays in top hotels in the Azeri capital, Baku, the 219-page report conducted by French, UK, ...

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Russia needs more offensive foreign policy to counter US – security council chief

With Washington dropping all pretense and turning ever more hostile and confrontational towards Russia, Moscow needs to make its foreign policy more offensive, the head of the Russian national security council believes. Over the past few years Washington has taken a number of steps and made policy changes that pose a threat to Russia, Nikolay Patrushev told the nation’s top ...

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'Security Council, unite’: US, UK & France want UN to back their illegal Syria strikes

Having set themselves above international law by bombing Syria without UN authorization, the US, the UK and France are now going calling on other countries to unite behind their fait accompli and endorse their actions. American, British and French ships and airplanes fired over 100 missiles at Syria Saturday morning, claiming it was in response to the alleged use of ...

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US only Security Council member to block UN inquiry into Gaza violence

The US was the only UN Security Council member to reject a call by the 14 other countries to independently probe the Gaza clashes, in which dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces. Read more For the second week in a row, the US has vetoed a UN Security Council (UNSC) statement calling on Secretary General Antonio Guterres ...

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Russia calls for UN Security Council meeting over Skripal affair

Russia has requested an open session of the US Security Council on Thursday to discuss the accusations from the UK that Moscow used a nerve agent against former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England last month. The use of chemical weapons by anyone anywhere is “inadmissible and must be investigated and punished,” Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vasily ...

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UN Security Council holds emergency meeting over deadly Israel-Palestine border clash

An emergency meeting is being held by the UN Security Council after some Muslim states and the Arab League decried what they view as Israel’s brutal crackdown on protesters in Gaza, which led to the deaths of at least 15 people. The meeting was called by Kuwait, which, along with Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and other countries with predominantly Muslim population, ...

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‘Chief of police got my brother killed’: Protesters storm Sacramento City Council meeting (VIDEO)

The brother of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man killed by police in Sacramento last week, led protesters as they disrupted a city council meeting to voice their anger at the city’s mayor. Stevante Clark entered the Sacramento City Council meeting chanting his brother’s name before jumping up on the desk where Mayor Darrell Steinberg and city council officials sat. ...

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