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Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence
Ex-intelligence analyst more than 6 years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46254.htm
How The U.S. Enabled ISIS To Take Deir Ezzor
By Moon Of Alabama
The U.S. military does not only condone but supports ISIS in gaining control over Deir Ezzor. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46256.htm
Trump’s Cat Among European Pigeons
By Finian Cunningham
European leaders of all political shades have been absolute lackeys to Washington for the past several decades. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46250.htm
Four Looming Flashpoints Facing President Trump
By Michael T. Klare
Looking at the world today, four areas appear to pose an especially high risk of sudden crisis and conflict
‘Worse Than Prostitutes’: Putin Slams Those Behind Trump ‘Leak’
« I have an impression they practiced in Kiev and are ready to organize a Maidan in Washington, just to not let Trump take office, » Putin said. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46253.htm
A Demand for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof
By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Release the evidence backing up allegations that Russia aided the Trump campaign – or admit that the proof is lacking. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46252.htm
I Have Come to the Conclusion the Country Does Not Need a CIA
By John Kiriakou
The purge should start on January 20. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46251.htm
John Pilger Obama « Served the Power…He was Meant to Serve. »
Warning to liberal Obama worshippers…the truth spoken by Pilger may damage your psyche, and lead to a permanent state of realistic consciousness. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46255.htm
As Democrats Press for War, the Left Must Demand Peace and Social Transformation
By Glen Ford
There is no such thing as a genuine Left that supports imperialism, but there are plenty of fakers that do. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46248.htm
From Selma to the CIA
By Patrick Martin
John Lewis personifies the recruitment and corruption of a section of middle-class African-Americans. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46249.htm
Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Being Russian « Collaborator »
By Glenn Greenwald
The response to Corbyn’s call for better relations and de-escalation of tensions with Moscow was swift and predictable. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46246.htm
Theresa May Warns EU Faces Being ‘Crushed Into Tiny Pieces’
Video & Transcript
Theresa May confirms Britain will leave Single Market – Sets out 12-point Brexit plan. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46245.htm
30 Killed As ISIS Overruns Army Defenses In Deir Ezzor: Video report:
The ISIS terrorist group lost up to 30 fighters and 4 units of military equipment in the recent clashes, according to pro-government sources.
IS assault halts food aid drops in Syria’s Deir Ezzor:
IS has besieged Deir Ezzor’s 100,000 residents since 2015 and already controls large parts of the city, but on Saturday advanced further inside remaining government-held territory.
20 ISIL militants killed in northern Syria: Turkish military:
The military stated that Turkish jets conducted air operations against 10 ISIL targets, including sniper positions and a mortar factory in al-Bab.
US military boosts weapons airdrops to Syrian opposition : Report:
The weapons are intended for opposition forces closing in on IS’s self-proclaimed capital Raqqa in Syria, USA Today reports.
Lavrov: Russia inviting Trump officials to Syria talks:
Foreign minister says Russia and US could start discussions on ‘fighting terrorism’ in Syria at summit in Kazakhstan.
Iran says it does not want U.S. at Syria talks in Astana;
Iran’s foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran opposed a U.S. presence at peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital next week, after a decision by Russia and Turkey to invite Washington.
Bomb blast in Baghdad kills at least seven: police and medical sources:
A car bomb blast in southern Baghdad killed at least seven people and wounded 20 on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. The explosion hit the mostly Shi’ite neighborhood of Abu Dsheer
Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul: military:
Army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city’s north, officials said during the day on Tuesday.
Yemen war death toll reaches 10,000: UN:
UN envoy urges swift action to form ‘inclusive’ government to end conflict after President Hadi rejects proposals
Trump Reportedly Confirms Kushner to Serve as Mideast Peace Broker:
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly confirmed that he intends to appoint his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a mediator who will try to broker a peace agreement in the Middle East.
Nigeria air strike error kills up to 100 in refugee camp:
A Nigerian air force jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people near Rann in the north-east, killing up to 100 people and injuring dozens more.
What is Russia’s endgame in Libya?:
Haftar met with Russian officials in an effort to secure military support that would prepare for his control of Libya
Gambia ‘lockdown’ as Jammeh declares state of emergency:
Political crisis deepens as president refuses to step down following defeat in last month’s presidential election.
UN warns of famine risk in Somalia amid worsening drought:
Somalia risks slipping back into famine, the United Nations, said on Tuesday, as worsening drought has left millions without food, water or healthcare in a country crippled by decades of war. , the sources said.
37 militants killed, 3 detained in Afghanistan: gov’t:
About 37 Taliban militants have been killed as the Afghan security forces carried out military operations elsewhere within the last 24 hours, said the Defense Ministry on Tuesday.
Don’t blame globalisation for world’s ills, Xi Jinping tells Davos:
President warns against protectionism and promises that China will not embark on a currency war
Lithuania & Estonia sign ‘milestone’ deals on status of US troops on their soil :
It focuses on regulating the presence of US military personnel and their family members, alongside the use of Lithuania’s military sites by American troops.
Elections to be held in Northern Ireland on 2 March;
Northern Ireland will go to the polls on 2 March to elect a new Assembly after the executive collapsed over a botched green energy scheme.
Brexit: Hard border for island of Ireland says Sinn Féin:
If a deal cannot be achieved it could lead to the return of some form of customs checks along the Irish border.
Fearful global elite admit ‘there’s something unprecedented going on and we can’t deal with it’ :
‘There is a consensus that something huge is going on, global and in many respects unprecedented. But we don’t know what the causes are, nor how to deal with it.’
U.S. border officials are illegally turning away asylum seekers, critics say:
Migrants have been told by U.S. border agents that the daily quota for asylum cases has been reached or that a visa is required for asylum seekers, a statement that runs contrary to law
U.S. Defense Contractors Tell Investors Russian Threat Is Great for Business:
The escalating anti-Russian rhetoric comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending
John McCain’s 5-year defense plan calls for $430 billion increase over current plans;
Arizona Senator and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain released a 33-page white paper, « Restoring American Power, » outlining his recommendations for the defense budget.
Trump sued for defamation by former Apprentice Summer Zervos:
Summer Zervos, who alleges Mr Trump forced himself on her in 2007, said he lied to the nation about his behaviour.
General Motors likely to invest $1bn across US factories:
General Motors is expected to announce this week that it plans to invest at least $1bn (£828bn) across several factories in the US. American automaker’s investment in the country could generate over 1,000 jobs.
Wal-Mart Touts Plan to Create U.S. Jobs, in Nod to Trump:
Quantifying its earlier plan, retailer says store openings, e-commerce will add 10,000 positions this year
Trump team touts $8 billion Bayer investment:
German-based Bayer AG has committed to President-elect Donald Trump that it will invest $8 billion in American research and development as part of its deal to acquire Monsanto, Trump’s transition team said Tuesday.
Putin: Those who leaked Trump dossier ‘worse than prostitutes’:
« Prostitution is an ugly social phenomenon . . . but people who order such fakes, which are now used against the elected president of the United States, fabricate information, they are worse than prostitutes, »
Ads in two dozen cities offer protesters up to $2,500 to agitate at Trump inaugural:
Job ads running in more than 20 cities offer $2,500 per month for agitators to demonstrate at this week’s presidential inauguration events.
Rep. Waters on Trump: ‘we are going to investigate him’: Video –
A Democratic Congresswoman has called for Donald Trump to be impeached on the grounds that he coined the term ‘crooked Hillary’ in collusion with the Russian government,
More than 50 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration:
Here’s a list of lawmakers who will not attend, starting alphabetically with Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.):
John Lewis, Democrats are boycotting America, not inauguration:
High on outrage but low on substance, More than 40 Democrats have announced that they will not attend President-elect Trump’s inauguration.
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