Trump administration’s neocon war hawks target Venezuela: US Congresswoman

US President Donald Trump is surrounded by neoconservative war hawks who have a history of supporting regime change wars in the past and now are calling for the overthrow of the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, an American Congresswoman says. Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii – a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate – said in an interview with MSNBC television network on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s foreign policy is highly influenced by the “neocon war hawks” who once supported regime change wars in Libya, Iraq and Syria,…

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Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground

Environmental activists in the UK vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take more radical measures to avert what they cast as an imminent global climate cataclysm. Climate group Extinction Rebellion has ratcheted up its protests in recent weeks, blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge, smashing a door at the Shell building and shocking lawmakers with a semi-nude protest in parliament. A total of 290 people were arrested on Monday and…

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Study: Saudis look for way out of Yemen, Ansarullah fighters invincible

The International Crisis Group has urged the United States to help its ally, Saudi Arabia, to find a way out of its deadly war on Yemen that has left the kingdom sapped of resources and reputation. According to Press TV, the group, which is committed to resolving conflicts, said in a study on Sunday that the Saudi-led coalition “needs to stop thinking about how to eke out some notional victory.” The International Crisis Group added that the alliance should “instead commit itself wholly to finding a political exit, regardless of whether…

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Trump calls Omar’s statements ‘anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful’

US President Donald Trump has censured House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for defending Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, saying the Minnesota Democrat is “out of control.” According to Press TV, Trump tweeted “Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made.” “She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!” he added. Earlier on Monday, an adviser Trump’s reelection campaign…

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German, Spanish MPs protest outside UK jail holding Assange

Three European politicians have held a protest outside a British jail where press freedom activist Julian Assange is being held pending a trial on his extradition to the United States. According to Press TV, Spanish Member of Parliament Ana Miranda joined German lawmakers Heike Hansel and Sevim Dagdelen in the vigil outside the Belmarsh Prison to demand British and European Union officials to prevent an extradition of Assange to the US where he could face a hefty prison sentence or even death for alleged attempts to access classified military information.…

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Shooting outside nightclub leaves one dead in Australia

Firemen wash away bloodstains after a security guard was shot dead in a drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub on April 14, 2019.

A security guard is dead and another man is fighting for his life after a drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub, police said Sunday, amid a spate of gun violence in Australia’s second-largest city. Police said four men — three security guards and a patron waiting to get in — were shot outside the Love Machine club in the trendy inner-city suburb of Prahran early Sunday morning. “It would appear that shots have been discharged from a car in this area into a crowd that was standing outside the…

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Putin hails Russian military advancements, says new ICBM almost final

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile is in its final testing phase, hailing the amount of work the Russian military has put into developing advanced weapons. According to Press TV, speaking at a meeting with senior officers and prosecutors on the occasion of their promotion on Thursday, Putin commended the “large-scale systematic work that has been conducted in recent years to comprehensively develop the army and provide advanced military hardware for the armed forces.” He noted that “the final tests of the Sarmat missile…

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Terrorist bombing hits Hazara market in Pakistan’s Quetta

A bomb hidden among bags of potatoes at a Pakistani market killed at least 16 people, half of them ethnic Hazaras, officials said, in an attack apparently aimed at minority Shia Muslims. According to Press TV, officials said at least 30 people were wounded in the blast in the southwestern city of Quetta, capital of Baluchistan Province. The attack came after a lull of at least a year in attacks against Hazaras, though there have been isolated shootings. The blast took place at Hazar Ganji, a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts…

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Indian embassy advisory for students hoping to study in US

The Indian embassy in Washington issued an advisory Wednesday urging students hoping to study in the United States to go beyond the usual checks to ensure they were not applying to “fake” universities that law enforcement agencies here have set up in the past to “trap” immigration frauds suspects. “In order to ensure that Indian students do not fall into such “traps”, it is advised that due diligence be exercised while seeking admission in US Universities,” said the embassy advisory. “The fact that a University is duly accredited by relevant…

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