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UN rules in favour of Julian Assange

Julian Assange UN rules in favour

A United Nations panel which was considering a case by Julian Assange that he had been unlawfully detained by the UK and Sweden has ruled in his favour, the BBC has reported. The founder of Wikileaks — who has been living in London’s Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for …

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Pentagon wants $582 billion to wage war in 2017

United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Pentagon

The US military faces five “big challenges,” Ash Carter told the Economic Club of Washington on Tuesday. Those challenges are: Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and ISIS. So essentially, the exact same “challenges” Washington has been trotting out for years to justify hundreds upon hundreds of billions in defense spending, …

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Deadly virus leaked from US lab in Ukraine: 20 dead, 200 injured

Virus biological weapons Ukraine Donbass

Chemical, biological and radiological warfare is a longstanding US practice, used in direct and proxy wars, Syrians and Yemenis notably affected. On January 22, the Donbass International News Agency (DINA) headlined “Deadly virus leaked from US laboratory – DPR Army and Intelligence,” saying: “More than 20 Ukrainian soldiers have died and over …

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Civilians killed in latest US air strike on Iraqi banks

Iraq Mosul bombing

US-led coalition airstrikes killed Iraqi civilians in latest hit against an ISIS financial target in Mosul, according to the Pentagon. The coalition said they had been prepared to accept “some” civilian casualties. “Yes, we were prepared to accept civilian casualties in conjunction with this cash strike, it’s tragic and it’s not …

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Libya destroyed by the west, $7 billion in gold and silver missing

Libya Gaddafi gold

A declassified email sent on April 2, 2011 to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reveals the invasion of Libya was launched to prevent Muammar Gaddafi from establishing a pan-African currency based on Libya’s gold Dinar. According to the document posted on the US State Department website advisors to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, …

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US Army to spend $900m on chemical warfare projects

Chemical warfare US army

The US Army has awarded $900 million in contracts to several companies, including major corporations, for logistics and service support for biological and chemical war projects. The US Department of Defense, made the announcement on Tuesday saying, the companies, including the Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus in Ohio and the Camber …

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US warships taken into custody after entering Iranian waters

US navy vessels Iran water

Two small Navy vessels and their ten crew members are being held by Iranian authorities after reportedly “drifting” into Iran’s territorial waters, according to the Pentagon. Though details are scarce, an unnamed Department of Defense official said the ships had been moving between Kuwait and Bahrain, ostensibly on a training …

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