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French Elections: Macron versus Le Pen in Run-off. Discredited Socialist Party. A Vote against Neoliberalism


Written by Diana Johnstone; Originally appeared at GlobalResearch

The results seem to be just what the polls have predicted from the start: Emmanuel Macron versus Marine Le Pen.  As if the whole campaign brought us right around to the point of departure.

I would add that a significant result of this […]

Erdogan Labels Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units “Terrorist Organization”, Part Of “Persian Expansion Policy”


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Turkish President Recep Erdogan labeled the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, as a “terrorist organization” and a part of the “Persian expansion policy” in an intervew to the Doha-based news outlet Al Jazeera (Its Baghdad office was shot down by the Iraqi government for promoting secrarian […]

Syrian War Report – April 24, 2017: Government Forces Liberate Large Areas In Northern Hama


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Last weekend, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) continued loosing ground in the province […]

Head of LafargeHolcim steps down over company’s alleged business with Islamic State


Published time: 24 Apr, 2017 12:28

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French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim has announced the resignation of CEO Eric Olsen following an internal investigation into the company’s activity in Syria before September 2014.

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“While I was absolutely not involved in, nor even aware of, any wrongdoing I believe my […]

‘Hang gliding jihadist’ has US citizenship revoked for plotting terrorist bombing campaign


Published time: 24 Apr, 2017 12:28

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A man convicted of being a member of an Egyptian terrorist organization has had his US citizenship revoked. Khaled Abu al-Dahab was found to have trained budding jihadists to hang glide as part of a plan to bomb targets from the air in Egypt.


Senior Russian senator names major threats to civilized world

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Published time: 24 Apr, 2017 12:22Edited time: 24 Apr, 2017 12:24

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Islamic fundamentalism, North Korea’s pseudo-communist ideology and Western liberalism are the triple threats currently facing the civilized world, Senator Konstantin Kosachev has warned.

“The three ideological fundamentalisms are currently as follows: an Islamist, personified by Islamic State [IS, […]

Russian escapes Colombian guerrillas by disarming, shooting his abductors

Published time: 24 Apr, 2017 12:20

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A Russian-Armenian captive has escaped from Colombian guerrilla fighters in a shootout worthy of an action movie. The man disarmed his guard and seriously injured five of the militants, in the process receiving a gunshot wound himself, the rebels say.

The man, identified as Arsen […]

North Korea’s nuclear program linked to suburban London home

The UK has frozen the assets of a North Korean insurance company in the suburbs of London that may have been generating revenue for Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

The Blackheath property was the base for the London branch of Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC), the only state-controlled insurance company in North Korea.

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US military spending grew for 1st time in 6 years in 2016 – study


Published time: 24 Apr, 2017 12:10Edited time: 24 Apr, 2017 12:10

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While US military spending grew for the first time in six years, Russia became the third-largest spender in 2016 due to Saudi Arabia’s drastic fall, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

The US […]

UKIP wants mandatory FGM checks on young girls & burka ban

Published time: 24 Apr, 2017 12:06Edited time: 24 Apr, 2017 12:09

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UKIP announced plans for a policy of mandatory annual medical checks for schoolgirls in “at-risk minority” groups for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and prosecutions for parents of anyone who has undergone the procedure.

As part of its “integration agenda,” UKIP […]

Afghan military top brass resign after devastating Taliban attack

Afghanistan’s defense minister and army chief of staff have resigned following a deadly Taliban attack on a military base in the north of the country. The resignations come just ahead of a visit by US Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi & Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down […]


[4/24/17]  The utter waste of money that is an “Equality and Diversity Unit” has struck again, this time across the pond at the University of Oxford.

According to a report in The Telegraph, the school’s diversity team — indeed, called the”Equality and Diversity Unit” — has warned students via a column titled “Everyday Racism” that […]


[4/24/17]  A teacher in Orlando, Florida is under fire for allegedly forcing students to take off their Christian cross necklaces, and for “promoting an LGBT agenda” in class.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Liberty Counsel organization sent a letter to Hillsborough County Superintendent Jeff Eakins claiming that teacher Lora Jane Riedas “barred at least three […]

‘He had a lucky escape’: 12yo caught driving solo across entire continent

A 12-year-old boy was caught trying to drive 4,000km (2,500 miles) across Australia on Saturday, when police pulled him over for a damaged bumper in the remote mining city of Broken Hill. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Euro, stocks surge on French election results


Published time: 24 Apr, 2017 10:40

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Following the first round of voting in the French presidential election the euro briefly rose to a five-month peak, and the country’s main stock index surged nearly four percent in early trading Monday.

The euro was up about one percent at $1.0856 at 9:10am […]