Foreign Affairs

Other threats facing N Korean leader

America Is Not Kim Jong Un’s Main Concern For many years, North Korea’s relationship with the outside world has endlessly cycled between belligerence and crisis, always backed by an endless chorus of hysterical hostility. Recently, though, things seemed to be heading in a very different direction. Since late March, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has held two cordial meetings …

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USA’s role in Malaysian election results

Extensive US Meddling in Malaysia’s General Election Revealed May 18, 2018 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – After now 2 years of accusations and constant headlines regarding allegations of still unproven “Russian influence” in the 2016 US presidential election, it is difficult to imagine that real political meddling or election interference anywhere around the globe could go unnoticed. This is especially true …

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India’s Kishanganga dam open violation of Water Treaty

India's Kishanganga dam open violation of Water Treaty

Pakistan shall be raising its concerns over the inauguration of the Kishanganga hydropower plant by India during high-level talks with the World Bank in Washington on Monday, Radio Pakistan reported. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, while talking to media persons, said a four-member delegation led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf will reiterate Pakistan’s demand to constitute an international court of …

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India “warns” Saudi Arabia to not manipulate oil prices

Major crude oil importer India is concerned that the rallying oil prices are hurting its economy, and its Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reiterated the need for “stable and moderate” prices in a phone conversation with Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih. India—which imports around 80 percent of the oil it consumes—has been particularly hurt by the higher oil prices. As Brent Crude prices briefly …

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Europe will trade in Euro with Iran

Europe will trade in Euro with Iran

The European Union is planning to switch payments to the euro for its oil purchases from Iran, eliminating US dollar transactions, a diplomatic source told RIA Novosti. Brussels has been at odds with Washington over the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, which was reached during the administration of Barack Obama. President Donald Trump has pledged to re-impose sanctions …

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Malaysia’s Awar Ibrahim pardoned, key reforms and more

Malaysia's Awar Ibrahim pardoned, key reforms and more

Anwar Ibrahim, the imprisoned longtime opposition leader in Malaysia, was pardoned and released from custody on Wednesday, opening the door for his possible ascent to become prime minister after a coalition of his allies won a national election last week. Mr. Anwar, 70, left Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, where he was recovering from shoulder surgery. Crowds of supporters …

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Malaysia surprise elections results and new directions

In a result few pollsters and analysts predicted, including myself, last week Malaysia’s opposition coalition, led by 92-year-old former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, defeated the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Najib Razak in national elections that marked the first transfer of power in Malaysia’s modern history. The long-dominant United Malays National Organization, or UMNO, and the coalition it leads, Barisal …

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US ambassador orders Germany to pull out of Iran

Trump’s Ambassador to Germany Stokes Furor Over Iran Just One Day Into Job President Donald Trump’s ambassador in Berlin is fueling trans-Atlantic tension less than 24 hours into the job after telling German companies to get out of Iran. Richard Grenell, a Trump loyalist and former Fox News contributor, took office as U.S. ambassador to Germany on Tuesday, hours before the …

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