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US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling

By PDI / AP WASHINGTON — In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highlights deteriorating relations between Washington and Tehran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said […]

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UN’s International Court of Justice rules US must suspend sanctions linked to Humanitarian Aid to Iran

By Sputnik News JUDGES from the International Court of Justice, the highest tribunal at the United Nations, have handed a victory to Tehran, who has claimed that US sanctions imposed in May violate the terms their 1955 Treaty of Amity. The International Court of Justice has demanded the US suspend sanctions on Iran related to humanitarian aid and […]

Business News

‘A Tax on US Consumers’: Trump Tariffs to Push Apple Product Prices Up

By Sputnik News AMERICAN multinational technology company Apple Inc. recently claimed that the Trump administration’s proposed US tariffs on US$200 billion worth of goods imported on China will increase the prices on some of its products, including the Apple Watch and its AirPods. In early August, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that US President […]

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US accused of ‘poisoning’ UN climate talks amid global protests

By Press TV The United States has been “poisoning” UN-sponsored climate talks in Bangkok, Thailand, while environmental activists stage protests across the globe. The 6-day talks between world nations aims to determine how to finance the fight against global warming. The issue of how funds are made available to developing nations has emerged as a key sticking point at the talks, […]

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Duterte rejects ‘imposed friendship’ & questions US reputation as ‘peerless’ arms supplier

By RT DESPITE getting no guarantees that Philippines’ colonial-times ‘friend’ the US would ever supply him with weapons, President Duterte says he’ll meet top US officials, who want to stop him from buying arms from Russia and China. “It’s hard to say we are friends. We are friends but remember we are friends because you […]

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Russia Offers the Philippines Lethal ‘Black Hole’ Submarines With Kalibr Cruise Missiles*

By Russia Insider Could provide its navy with a much needed asymmetric enhancement to its combat capabilities and a deterrent against both China and the US. Amid growing defence ties between Moscow and Manilla, with Russia providing the Southeast Asian state with advanced armaments and even military aid, Filipino Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has reported a […]

Opinions

Expert Debunks Hiroshima, Nagasaki Myths on 73rd Anniversary of Atomic Bombings

By Sputnik News ​Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist at the organization Beyond Nuclear, joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Wednesday to discuss the important anniversaries. The Japanese city of Hiroshima marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing by the US Air Force two days ago. The anniversary for Nagasaki, another Japanese city that also experienced an atomic bombing […]

Diaspora News

US justice department indicts Napoles and five family members

By Abner Galino A UNITED States federal grand jury has indicted Janet Napoles, who is currently detained in a Philippine prison, for allegedly laundering Philippine public funds in and out of the States amounting to approximately US$20 million through suspected “multi-layered bribery and fraud scheme.” Five other family members of Janet Napoles, who are presumably […]

Opinions

Do what is right*

THE Philippines recently marked the second anniversary of its landmark 2016 victory in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The arbitral tribunal’s decision on the case invalidated China’s supposed historic nine-dash claim on the South China Sea. The problem, however, remains as China refuses to acknowledge the ruling and continues […]

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Europe Captive… of America*

By Sputnik News/Finian Cunningham, columnist WHILE browbeating European leaders at the NATO summit this week, US President Donald Trump used a rather unfortunate metaphor. He described Germany and Europe as “captive of Russia”. Trump was erroneously referring to the huge and mutually beneficial trade in natural gas between Russia and Europe. He was implying that Germany and the […]

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Breaking point*

THERE comes a time in a person’s life when continued anger and agitation being held back becomes harder and harder to control until it reaches a breaking point and he lets go of his rage. Just recently, a news footage came out showing an official of the US discussing what China had done in the […]

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States support UN rights council after US pullout

By PressTV DIPLOMATS from across the globe defended the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday after the United States withdrew from a body it branded an anti-Israel “cesspool.” Slovenian ambassador Vojislav Suc, who currently holds the council’s rotating presidency and has been pushing a faltering reform drive, described the Geneva-based chamber as the best […]

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US Pulls Out of UN Human Rights Council After Accusing Body of Anti-Israel Bias

By Sputnik News United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Photo © REUTERS / Stephanie Keith THE United States removed itself from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Tuesday, following more than a year of highly public protests against the 47-nation body. The US’ primary grievances are the council’s alleged anti-Israel bias […]