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‘Russia hysteria’ an affront to American values, US congressman insists

By ethan / August 17, 2018

The ongoing demonization of Russia distracts from far more serious issues facing the United States and undermines American values, including the concept of innocent until proven guilty, congressman Thomas Massie has argued. In an op-ed for Real Clear Politics, the Republican lawmaker took aim at “out-of-touch” politicians and journalists who “want us to believe that […]

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Russian space boss insists continued cooperation with US depends on parity

By ethan / August 16, 2018

The head of Russia’s space research corporation has spoken about its latest planned projects and noted that cooperation with the United States could continue on condition that the American side treats Russia as an equal partner. “As far as participation in the Deep Space Gateway project is concerned, if it’s a purely American project with […]

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Couple insists stuffed ‘Jesus’ lion is their lawyer, lose custody of child

By ethan / June 8, 2018

A Canadian couple lost custody of their daughter because their religious views were found to be too extreme and impacted their relationship with family, doctors, social workers, and even the church, who tried to help them. The couple from British Columbia lost the custody battle after a bizarre court case in which they refused legal […]

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Melania missing? Bizarre conspiracy theory insists FLOTUS is a ‘body double’

By ethan / June 5, 2018

Melania Trump’s first public post-hospital appearance after a three-week absence didn’t seem to make conspiracy theories about her “missing” go away, with many on the internet insisting it wasn’t the first lady, but a body double. The First Lady of the United States welcomed American prisoners released by North Korea back to the US on […]

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Sabre-rattling Netanyahu insists he doesn’t ‘seek’ war with Iran

By ethan / May 1, 2018

For those concerned about the prospect of war between Israel and Iran after Benjamin Netanyahu’s picture-heavy presentation on Tehran allegedly breaking the nuclear deal, the Israeli prime minister has a calming message. Asked whether Israel was prepared to go to war with Iran, Netanyahu told CNN: “Nobody’s seeking that kind of development,” adding: “Iran is […]

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Theresa May insists ‘I’m no quitter’ as Tory unrest reaches fever pitch

By ethan / January 31, 2018

Tory vultures are circling, and yet, despite plotting Conservatives waiting to pick at the bones of Theresa May’s authority, the prime minister has insisted that she is “no quitter” and will remain in position. Prime Minister Theresa May, who will visit China this week in order to strengthen diplomatic and trade ties for the UK’s […]

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Top court insists fugitive Catalan leader must return to Spain to be re-inaugurated

By ethan / January 28, 2018

Spain’s Constitutional Court says Carles Puigdemont, the only presidential nominee put forward by the ruling Catalan pro-independence coalition, cannot be sworn in while in exile, demanding he attends the ceremony in person. Puigdemont, who faces charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement of funds for his role in the Catalan referendum and subsequent declaration of independence […]

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Top US aid recipient Guatemala insists Jerusalem move was ‘sovereign decision’

By ethan / December 27, 2017

Guatemala has defended its decision to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, claiming it was a “sovereign decision” that had nothing to do with foreign pressure despite it being the largest recipient of US aid in Central America. The move to acknowledge Jerusalem as the Israeli capital was “a foreign policy decision, therefore sovereign,” Foreign […]

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