American Ideals at Heart of Assange Extradition Case

The WikiLeaks publisher saw his free software project as a powerful tool for democracy, writes Nozomi Hayase. By Nozomi Hayase Common Dreams On Monday, Jan. 13, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in his fight against extradition to the...

Tariff war risk may go beyond economic loss

Source:Global Times When US President Donald Trump announced he would be attending this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, many expected a toned-down version of the free trade-bashing Trump, whose tariff wars have caused...

Holocaust survivors struggle while world leaders attend lavish memorials

Saying poverty-stricken victims of the Nazis would have benefited from the money spent on the event, survivors and aid organizations warn that the conditions some are living in are shameful Amir Alon - www.ynetnews.com Galina Perevozkina...

Europe distancing itself from the US while moving closer to Russia

By Jin Feng Source:Global Times German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Moscow on January 11 and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for nearly four hours. According to information revealed by German and Russian authorities, the...

Lebanon’s Cabinet Lineup: Who are our Ministers?

Diab and his Cabinet now face the daunting task of easing Lebanon's economic unease while satisfying protestors' demands. by Sally Farhat -Source: Annahar Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab and his Cabinet BEIRUT: Lebanon announced its new cabinet...

Dubbed Hezbollah’s government, Lebanon faces daunting task of securing international support

Speaking on Wednesday, Pompeo said Washington does “not know the answer yet” if it will work with the newly formed Lebanese government. by Georgi Azar-Source: Annahar U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with...

Iranians find a wary refuge in Georgia

Iranians are one of the largest groups of immigrants in Georgia, but have come under increasing pressure in their new home. Giorgi Lomsadze- Eurasianet.org Ali had not been home to Iran for over three years....

Armenia takes on “thieves in law”

A new law makes it illegal to belong to a “criminal subculture” even if no specific crime has been committed. The legislation follows examples set in Georgia and Russia. Ani Mejlumyan - Eurasianet.org Armenia’s...

Russian parliament fast-tracks Putin’s constitutional changes

Last week, Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping changes to Russia's constitution. Now the parliament has voted in favor of the new measures. Analysts called the fast-moving events in Russia a "sting operation." It's only been a...

Turkey’s E Mediterranean Policy May Deprive Greece and Cyprus of Acquisitions in Region –...

In early January, Greece, Cyprus, and Israel agreed to construct the EastMed pipeline to bring natural gas from Israel’s Leviathan field and Cyprus’ Aphrodite field to Greece and then on to Italy and the...

IMF warns of new ‘Great Depression’, Russia ahead of the curve due to increased...

Bryan MacDonald Bryan MacDonald is an Irish journalist based in Russia. Last week, the IMF issued a stark warning about the global economy. While most large Western states are vulnerable to a new crisis, Russia has...

In its obsession with Russia, Polish government now rushes headlong into disgusting Holocaust revisionism

Nebojsa Malic is a Serbian-American journalist, blogger and translator, who wrote a regular column for Antiwar.com from 2000 to 2015, and is now senior writer at RT. The Polish-Russian war of words over World War II...

What Trump Didn’t Know About Cultural Locations in Iran

Occupying forces are required to protect numerous buildings and sites, says Colonel Ann Wright. Medical facilities are also protected, but economic sanctions are harming and killing citizens by other means.  By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News President Donald Trump’s...

Trump Is Third President to Lie About Afghan War Success

After the deaths of 157,000 people at a cost of $2 trillion, corruption is rampant and the carnage continues, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout The administrations of George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump all...

“As a Chinese Company, We Never Get the Benefit of the Doubt”

In an interview, Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese video app TikTok, defends the company against accusations of spying and censorship and explains why he isn't interested in making the platform a place...

Case for impeachment fails to disturb McConnell’s sweet dreams of acquittal

Trump impeachment Adam Schiff eloquently made the House’s case that the republic is in danger from Donald Trump but Republicans’ reaction was heavy-lidded David Smith in Washington  -  The Guardian The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell,...

Trump’s Refugee Ban Is Expanding

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States has lost its position as so-called world leader in formally resettling refugees, having been overtaken by other nations in 2020, even though, according to the United Nations, the number...

US makes use of hybrid warfare technique to suit its interests in Mideast

By Liang Fang Source:Global Times A rally against war with Iran is held outside the Capitol Hill in Washington DC, US, January 9, 2020. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie The recent tit-for-tat confrontation between Iran and the US,...

Davos reflects uncertainties, expectations

Source:Global Times Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, delivers a speech titled "Work Together for an Open...

Lebanon’s New Govt. Faces Multiple Challenges, Growing Unrest

Lebanon's new government, made up of members nominated by Hizbullah and its allies, got down to business Wednesday, a day after it was formed. Questions arose immediately about its ability to halt a spiral...