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Jailed Venezuela opposition leader urges more anti-Maduro rallies

A jailed Venezuelan opposition leader has called for more street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, which he accused of “tyranny.” In a video message posted online, Leopoldo Lopez expressed his “admiration for the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans” who have taken to the streets for more than ...

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Colombian FARC threatens to delay peace agreement

Rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have threatened to hold off their demobilization, accusing the government of “repeatedly breaking” the terms of their peace deal. “After the government’s repeated non-compliance with the Peace Agreement, the FARC is going to seek international monitoring,” rebel leader Rodrigo Londono Echeverri, ...

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Sanders calls for end to ‘Israeli occupation’

US Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called on Israel to end it years-long “occupation” of Palestine and start treating Palestinians better. “We are now in the 50th year of Israel’s occupation, an occupation which denies basic Palestinian rights while failing to deliver Israel real security,” Sanders ...

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CIA names hard-liner as new spying chief for Iran: Report

The US Central Intelligence Agency has appointed Michael D’Andrea as its new Iran operations chief, a man who previously oversaw the hunt for former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The CIA refuses to acknowledge the move but former and current agency officials have confirmed it, The New York Times reported Friday. ...

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US becoming a rogue nation under Trump’s leadership: Analyst

The United States is rapidly becoming a rogue nation under the leadership of Republican President Donald Trump, according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.  Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on Trump’s ...

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US cities, states and companies commit to Paris climate accord

A group of American governors, mayors and companies have express support for the Paris Climate Agreement despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the global accord to fight climate change. The group, which includes three governors, 30 mayors, more than 100 businesses and more than 80 ...

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Trump administration moves to keep CIA torture report secret

The administration of US President Donald Trump has begun returning to Congress copies of a 2014 report describing the CIA’s harsh detention and torture techniques under the George W. Bush administration. The White House made the move in response to requests by Republican Senator Richard Burr, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s ...

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US deploying B-52 bombers to Europe for NATO exercise

The US Air Force is deploying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers and 800 airmen to Britain that will take part in NATO exercises in June in Eastern Europe near Russia’s border. The long-range strategic Boeing B-52 Stratofortress will take part in a series of joint exercises that primarily take place in the ...

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Anti-Trump protesters face decades in jail

Hundreds of protesters arrested during US President Donald Trump’s inauguration rallies are likely to receive decades-long jail sentences, a new report has revealed. Police arrested more than 230 people on January 20, the day thousands of people headed to Washington, DC, to protest Trump’s swearing-in, Al Jazeera reported Wednesday. Law ...

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