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Sen. Chris Murphy: Saudi war in Yemen 'empowering terrorists'

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) marked the first anniversary of the US-backed, Saudi-led war against Houthi rebels in Yemen by questioning America’s role in the civil war and arguing that US involvement there is fueling more terrorism.

Op-Ed: Congress must approve force, with ground troops, against ISIS

President Barack Obama wants Congress to vote to authorize U.S. military force against ISIS, and may ask for it as early as Friday, February 6. Why Congress must approve this request, including the use of boots on the ground.

United States ponders arming Ukraine

Washington - The United States is considering upping military assistance to Ukraine in a move to aid the country counter pro-Russian separatists based in eastern Ukraine.

Putin denounces U.S. foreign policy at BRICS Latin America summit

Brazilia - Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly criticized American foreign policy when quizzed by journalists at a press conference in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.

Op-Ed: Understatement uber alles? Merkel says big gap with US over NSA

Berlin-m - In what may well be a model of understatement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Germany and the US are “still far apart” on the subject of NSA surveillance. There’s a lot unsaid in her statement, and it’s worth a look.

Op-Ed: Japan defence budgets increase along with China tensions

Tokyo - Japan and China tensions over East China Sea islands, that both countries claim to own, continue to increase resulting in Japan deciding to increase its defence budget.

Execution of Chang Song-thaek, uncle of Kim, stuns world leaders

Pyongyang - News that ousted Chang or Jang Song-thaek, a powerful uncle of Kim Jong-un has been executed, has sent ripples of shock-waves to other countries. The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was ousted from office and not seen in public since November.

Op-Ed: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 'boat note': America reaps what it sows

Boston - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly left a note claiming responsibility for the deadly terror attack in the boat he was hiding in as police closed in on him last month.

Op-Ed: UN human rights official under fire for Boston bombing commentary

A United Nations human rights official who linked belligerent US foreign policy and support for Israel to the Boston Marathon bombing has been attacked as an "anti-Semite" and "anti-American."

Report: Boston bombing suspect motivated by US wars

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has reportedly told interrogators that he and his brother were motivated by the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Op-Ed: US embraces murderous Colombian regime, vilifies Hugo Chávez

This is a tale of two neighbors, Venezuela and Colombia, their leaders, and how they are treated by the world's most powerful nation, the United States.

US has double standards on Syria says Russia

Moscow - After the explosion of a car bomb near Russian embassy offices that killed 53 people, Russia has accused the US of double standards in its foreign policy on Syria. The US blocked a UN Security Council condemnation of the attack.

Op-Ed: John Kerry calls for a less militaristic foreign policy

Washington - Leaning back slightly towards his anti-war youth, Senator John Kerry promised a less militaristic US foreign policy if he is confirmed as secretary of state.

Op-Ed: U.S. Asia pivot fuels conflict with China

Washington - Recent U.S. statements claiming China is militarizing the South China Sea have brought bitter responses from the Chinese. The Chinese say that it is the Obama "Asia pivot" policy that has vastly increased the U.S. military presence in the entire region.

Op-Ed: Romney and Obama differ little on foreign policy

Washington - The U.S. election focuses mostly on domestic issues such as the economy even though the U.S. is the prime global power. On foreign policy issues Romney and Obama are often not far apart although there may be some difference in tone.

Op-Ed: Are the big US news networks guilty of impartial reporting?

Using the recent massacre of almost 100 people in Norway by a right-wing Christian extremist as a test case, it becomes evident that the US news networks are guilty of biased reporting and possibly propaganda.
 

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