How Brexit Threatens Peace in Northern Ireland

The effective lack of a border between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom helped end violence on the island. CONOR MCCABE It was music that first brought me to Belfast. In the 1990s, I would...

Europe to Mike Pence: No, Thank You

The Trump administration manages to turn Germans into Gaullists, ready to flirt with Russia and contemplate strategic independence. By Roger Cohen - Opinion Columnist  - The  New  York Times MUNICH — A French ambassador observed to...

Prisoners of Their Own Rebellion-The Cult-Like Group Fighting Iran

By Luisa Hommerich Members of the Trump administration have been providing support to a political sect that aims to topple the Iranian regime in Tehran. Around 2,000 of its members live in a camp in...

Arrests in Germany-Syrian Torturers Face Justice in Europe

By Jörg Diehl, Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Reuter, Vanessa Schlesier, Fidelius Schmid and Christoph Schult In a first, German authorities have arrested two men accused of being part of the Syrian regime's torture apparatus. Thousands of...

Read the Full Transcript of Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s 60 Minutes Interview

By Casey Quackenbush  - Time Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe outlined Sunday the reasons the FBI opened a counterintelligence probe into President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russia and revealed alleged discussions over the...

Kaepernick Won. The NFL Lost.

It doesn’t matter how much he made from the settlement announced on Friday; he bested the league. Jemele Hill Technically, Colin Kaepernick withdrew his collusion case. Technically, the NFL did not admit that it conspired to...

The Trump Administration Can’t Get a United Front Against Iran

But the Warsaw conference did bring together Gulf Arabs and Israel against their common enemy. KATHY GILSINAN Mike Pence traveled to Warsaw to deliver a scathing message to European allies for not standing with America against...

Germany wrong to involve China in INF

Source:Global Times German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed the hope on February 16 that China should be involved in international disarmament efforts. "We would of course be glad if such talks were held not just between...

A Mind-Boggling Soviet Nostalgia Project

RACHEL DONADIO PARIS—It’s the most bananas artistic undertaking of this century. DAU, as the project is known, is a Soviet thought experiment that brings together A-list artists, world-class scientists, a handful of famous actors, Cambridge Analytica...

Opinion: Angela Merkel’s masterful Munich moment

The world order is broken. Who is going to pick up the pieces? That was the key question hanging over the Munich Security Conference. Angela Merkel provided the answer but it's not the whole...

Germany mulls US demand to take back ‘IS’ fighters captured in Syria

US President Donald Trump is demanding European allies repatriate foreign "Islamic State" fighters captured in Syria. The call has sparked a heated debate about taking back German citizens who fought for IS. US President Donald...

A Weak and Rambling President Declares a Fake National Emergency

By John Cassidy President Trump’s fictitious border crisis is a central element of the political narrative he has constructed for his white-nationalist base, and it’s one he can’t easily back away from. On Friday morning, Donald...

Four Billion More-What to Do About Massive Population Growth

By Fiona Ehlers, Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger and Samiha Shafy The populations in the poorest countries on earth are doubling every few decades. That necessarily leads to conflict over scarce resources such as land, food...

How Much of Venezuela’s Crisis is Really Maduro’s Fault?

There are several factors for Venezuela’s economic crisis, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to U.S. leaders or following corporate media, writes Steve Ellner. By Steve EllnerSpecial to Consortium News The recognition by U.S. House Speaker...

The FBI Came Close to Staging a Coup

Andrew McCabe, a senior bureau official, provided the alarming evidence in a “60 Minutes” interview, writes John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, in an explosive interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” said that in...

‘Long live Putin!’ Haiti opposition protesters burn US flag, demand Russian intervention

Russia  Today As the poorest Caribbean state descends into chaos caused by the corruption of its elites, protesters on the streets are calling for help from a man who has never set foot in the...

US Military Policy in the Age of Trump

The trick will be how do we orchestrate that. by Dan Azzi Source: Annahar Most people in Lebanon think of US foreign policy as a coherent set of unwavering principles, transcending various administrations and lasting...

Meddling, anyone? Pro-Israel groups spent $22 million on lobbying & campaign contributions in 2018

Russia Today Pro-Israel lobbyists funneled more than $22 million into the 2018 US election cycle, making the lobby far more active and influential than those aligned with other foreign nations, public records show. Controversy was sparked...

Italian MEP Marco Zanni of far-right League party on Conflict Zone

Pressed on his party's migrant policies and support of Russia, Italian MEP Marco Zanni, of the far-right League party, abruptly stopped an interview with DW's Conflict Zone and walked off the set. Italian MEP Marco...

Ban smartphones for under-14s, says German government adviser

A German internet expert says children under 14 should be banned from using smartphones. She says the technology drastically raises their risk of exposure to damaging pornographic content. Children should not be allowed to use...