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North Korea May Cancel Summit Over Bolton’s ‘Absurd’ Demands

It was North Korea’s status as a nuclear power, not sanctions, that brought it to negotiations. Now those talks hang in the balance.

North Korea says it could reconsider Trump summit if US insists it give up nuclear weapons

Negotiations in jeopardy as Kim Jong-un’s officials say they are not interested if talks mean North Korea has to abandon its entire nuclear arsenal

Soros’ Open Society Foundation Leaving Hungary for Germany

After Hungary’s Viktor Orban proposed new legislation dubbed the ‘Stop Soros’ bill, George Soros’s Open Society Foundation announces it will relocate from Budapest to Berlin

Turkey recalls envoys to US, Israel over embassy move

Mounting Palestinian death toll highlights widening gulf between Turkey and the West

Palestinians killed in protests against US embassy's move to Jerusalem

Palestinians killed in protests against US embassy’s move to Jerusalem

Israeli forces kill more Palestinian protesters. 12 are reported here but at the last count that figure had climbed to over 50 dead

Netanyahu: “Let’s You and Him Fight”

Netanyahu: “Let’s You and Him Fight”

When the US government, or those controlling it, wants a war, it invents a frightening danger and warns of it over and over until a poorly educated public believes it

John Bolton Once Sabotaged A Deal With North Korea - He Will Try To Repeat That

John Bolton Once Sabotaged A Deal With North Korea – He Will Try To Repeat That

Grim news as it emerges that John Bolton may have far more influence in the White House than previously supposed

“We Know Where Your Kids Live”: How John Bolton Once Threatened an International Official

“We Know Where Your Kids Live”: How John Bolton Once Threatened an International Official

A former OPCW head and others who dealt with him personally confirm that John Bolton is a thoroughly nasty piece of work

Did Trump Scrap the Nuke's Deal to Pay Back His Pro-Israel Campaign Donors?

Did Trump Scrap the Nuke’s Deal to Pay Back His Pro-Israel Campaign Donors?

Who did Trump rip up the nuclear deal with Iran for? Not the American people, who have now been pushed closer to conflict with Iran

Trump Has No Plan Left on Iran Other Than War

The Iran nuclear agreement has been a great success over the last three years. The IAEC, the Europeans and the UN all say Iran is fully compliant. Tearing up the nuclear accord can only mean one thing: Trump wants war with Iran

John 'Bomb-Bomb-Iran' Bolton

Leaked Doc Reveals White House Planning “Regime Change” In Iran

John Bolton declares that “We will be celebrating in Tehran before 2019”

Killers of the Deal

Killers of the Deal

Trump never was his “own man”. He lied about funding his campaign when it was bankrolled by the Kushners. So now he does their bidding on Israel and Iran

Trump’s Iran deal exit raises regime change spectre

Having promoted Iran hawks to key positions Trump is now on the road to bombing Tehran. As Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personnel attorney, warns that the president is “committed” to regime change in Iran

Trump has proven himself to be the US version of Gaddafi

Trump has proven himself to be the US version of Gaddafi

As Robert Fisk explains, the parallels are really quite creepy

Julius Malema. Click to enlarge

South Africa to emulate Zimbabwe with racial land expropriation

Is South Africa heading down the same disastrous road as Zimbabwe?

UK will not follow Trump in ditching Iran deal, Boris Johnson vows

Britain looks set to break with the U.S. over the Iran nuclear deal and other European countries are likely to follow. Although it may be enough to save the deal

Moscow. The Victory Parade on Red Square on May 9, 2018.

Moscow. The Victory Parade on Red Square on May 9, 2018.

2018 Victory Day parade in Moscow. Hour-long video with latest weapons appearing from 49 minutes and flypast at 58 minutes (in Russian)

US Postal Service worker delivers Amazon packages. Click to enlarge

In Rural America, the Postal Service Is Already Collapsing

The end of the American Empire is in sight and it won’t end with a bang but with a whimper

Britain’s first private police force to go nationwide after success in London’s wealthiest neighbourhoods

Does this mean that the day is coming when the law only protects those wealthy enough to pay for it?

Have You Checked Your Child’s Schoolwork Lately? These Parents Were Outraged

School children being fed material in their schoolwork that promotes sexual deviance