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US Congress Moves Toward Full Trade Embargo on Iran
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress moved closer here Wednesday to imposing a full trade embargo against Iran and pledged its support to Israel if it felt compelled to attack Tehran’s nuclear program in self-defense. The Senate voted 99-0 to adopt a resolution that urged President Barack Obama to fully...
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More Diplomacy, Less Pressure Needed for Iran Settlement: Report
WASHINGTON - The administration of President Barack Obama should put more emphasis on diplomacy in its quest for a satisfactory resolution of Iran’s nuclear programme, according to a major new report released by The Iran Project. Endorsed by nearly three dozen former top U.S. diplomatic, military,...
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Libya Intervention More Questionable in Rear View Mirror
WASHINGTON - While the tenth anniversary last month of Washington’s invasion of Iraq provoked overwhelmingly negative reviews of the adventure except among its most die-hard neo-conservative proponents, a more recent – albeit far less dramatic and costly – intervention has faded almost completely...
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Ahead of March Iran Talks, US Urged to Back Possible Israeli Strike
WASHINGTON - In the same week that talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) concluded in Kazakhstan with rare positive Iranian feedback, a joint resolution declaring U.S. support for Israel in the event of an Israeli military strike on...
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Iran: All Nuclear Weapons Must Be Destroyed
Accusations from Israel, US are 'laughing matter,' says Iran spokesman
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'Crime Against Humanity': Poisonous Gas Flaring on the Rise
'Gas flares go on because it is cheap to kill, as long as profits keep on the rise,' says Nnimmo Bassey
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God's Lobbyists: The Hidden Realm of Religious Influence
On the first day, according to the Book of Genesis, the Lord said, “Let there be light.” But when it comes to the government lobbying efforts of most religious institutions, their activities are notably shrouded in darkness, even as representatives of numerous faiths routinely pressure federal...
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New Agricultural Agreement in Argentina: A Land Grabber’s 'Instruction Manual'
What are the implications when one of China's most powerful agribusiness firms starts acquiring thousands of hectares of land in the Province of Rio Negro, Argentina for the production of soyabeans, wheat, and oilseed rape to ship back to China? What are the consequences for the local communities...
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US Military Aid Far Outpaces Democracy Assistance
WASHINGTON - Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalization and human rights in the region, according to a new...
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Russia's Agony a "Wake-Up Call" to the World
VIENNA - A wind turbine on an acre of northern Iowa farmland could generate 300,000 dollars worth of greenhouse-gas-free electricity a year. Instead, the U.S. government pays out billions of dollars to subsidise grain for ethanol fuel that has little if any impact on global warming, according to...
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