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Trump admin threatens to shutter Palestinian office in Washington – report

After Israel’s Jerusalem affairs minister called for a million Jewish settlers to occupy the West Bank, the US is reportedly putting Palestine on notice. Its Washington office may be closed unless it enters into serious peace talks with Israel. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has determined the Palestinians violated an obscure US law that would make the Palestinian Liberation Organization ...

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Drudge Report creator fires back at Washington Post over ‘Russian propaganda’ claims

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 11:40 Drudge Report creator Matt Drudge has lashed out at the Washington Post in a rare public statement, after the paper accused him of being “linked to Russian propaganda.” Drudge noted that his site gives the paper over a third of its referral traffic. “I’ve linked to Washington Post over 10,000X in 25 years of ...

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Washington orders RT America to register as foreign agent by Monday

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 13:49 Edited time: 9 Nov, 2017 13:57 Washington has decided to apply its Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) to RT. The US Department of Justice has given the company through which the RT America channel is broadcast in the country until Monday to register as a foreign agent. Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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‘Saudi anti-corruption purge was endorsed by Washington’

The arrests of members of the Saudi elite as part of a so-called anti-corruption purge came after consultations between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US investors as well as members of the Trump administration, investigative journalist Pepe Escobar told RT. The Saudi crackdown had nothing to with corruption, Escobar stressed, saying that the Crown Prince “knows exactly what he’s doing ...

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Trump's Asian trip: ‘Washington seeks to contain China, while avoiding confrontation’

The real priority of US President Donald Trump’s Asian tour could be forming a coalition to contain China, Andrew Leung, an expert on China, told RT. He added that the US leader does not want to openly “confront” Beijing. Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday as he started his 12-day Asian tour, the longest for an American president in over ...

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'Unacceptable': Online reactions to Virginia church's removal of Washington & Lee plaques

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 14:45 A Virginia church’s decision to remove plaques honoring George Washington and Robert E. Lee has sparked outrage online. Some have accused the “out of control” church of “cowardly political correctness.” Read more Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, decided to remove the plaques because they “create a distraction in our worship space and may create ...

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‘Why would Washington punish us?’ Resigning Iraqi Kurdistan leader accuses US of betrayal

The US has failed to back the Kurds, who were their close allies in the fight against ISIS terrorists, and has allowed Baghdad to use American weapons in its attack on Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, the Iraqi Kurdish President, has said after resigning his post. “Nobody stood up with us other than our mountains,” Barzani said in a televised address Sunday ...

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US Defense chief Mattis ‘cannot imagine’ Washington accepting nuclear Pyongyang

Published time: 28 Oct, 2017 11:13 The US secretary of defense says he “cannot imagine” the US ever accepting North Korea as a nuclear state, and claimed that possessing nuclear arms makes Pyongyang vulnerable rather than more secure. The Pentagon head spoke after a week-long trip to America’s allies in Asia, culminating in a visit to the DMZ, or demilitarized ...

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Body cameras don’t change police behavior: Washington, DC study

The adoption of body cameras by Metropolitan Police Department officers in Washington, DC had no discernible effect on reducing citizen complaints or use of force by the officers, according to the latest study by the MPD. “We found essentially that we could not detect any statistically significant effect of the body-worn cameras,” says Anita Ravishankar, a researcher with the Metropolitan ...

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