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Foreign mediators? Catalonia urges Madrid to talk independence, forwards letter to Trump, Putin & Xi

Catalonia’s leader has urged the Spanish government to enter a constructive “mediated dialogue” over the region’s independence aspirations, sending a copy of his letter to the US, Russian and Chinese leaders. In a letter dated September 26 and leaked to the media on Thursday, Catalan President Quim Torra formally asked Madrid to “enter mediated dialogue as quickly as possible.” “You ...

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Syria a victim of wars fought in the name of oil – Austrian Foreign Minister

Oil is the real reason behind all conflicts in the Middle East while Syria is just the latest victim of this struggle, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told the UN General Assembly in a speech she started in Arabic. Read more The very existence of the modern Middle Eastern states have been “shaped by oil business,” Kneissl told the UNGA. ...

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North Korean foreign minister speaks at UNGA (WATCH LIVE)

LIVE UPDATES Published time: 29 Sep, 2018 14:59 North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho has taken the stage at the UNGA. His speech comes amid mixed signals from the US, ranging from threats of “increased pressure” to hopes for a second Trump-Kim meeting “to come soon.” Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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‘Orwellian’ move: Facebook teams up with US government to police ‘fake news’ in foreign elections

Facebook has teamed up with two US government-funded think tanks as part of a new initiative to bolster the social media giant’s “election integrity efforts” around the globe. The new partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) was revealed by Facebook in a call with reporters last week and reported by Reuters — but ...

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Like Americans, Germany now learns of US decisions from Twitter – Foreign Minister

Twitter is sometimes the only way to learn of decisions made by the US, a German minister has complained. Americans are in no better position, he said – they also have to rely on White House tweets to catch up. The level of communication between Germany and the US is now so low that Berlin has to employ Twitter to ...

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Foreign critics of Philippines drug war will be ‘human live targets’ to military – Duterte

The controversial president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has told his military that his foreign critics will make great ‘live human targets’ for home troops, as only his countrymen have the right to question his policies. Duterte, who has two complaints filed against him at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his brutal war on drugs, attacked his opponents abroad ...

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US orders Chinese media to register as foreign agents – reports

China’s Xinhua News Agency and Global Television Network have reportedly been ordered to register as foreign agents by the Justice Department as the US continues to clamp down on foreign agencies questioning mainstream narratives. The official state-run news agency and one of the most reputable services in the world was asked by the US authorities to comply with the mandates ...

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US sets up coalition to track foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea – report

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions. The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – America’s partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance – as well as Japan ...

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US aims to ‘artificially prolong’ bloodshed in Syria by saving terrorists – Russian Foreign Ministry

Washington is seeking to obstruct moves towards peace to “artificially prolong” the conflict in Syria by saving Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists from imminent defeat, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has said. The US is obviously struggling to justify its military presence on Syrian territory as it uses officials and biased media to prepare the world for a new round of aggression ...

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US Senate candidate, reporter accuse Israeli PM’s foreign media spokesman of sexual assault

Two women, a New York State Senate candidate and a Wall Street Journal reporter, have accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign media spokesman, David Keyes, of sexual assault. Julia Salazar is a Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate and member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She faces off against incumbent Martin Dilan on Thursday. With just ...

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