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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Rejects Trump’s Military Intervention Remarks

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Rejects Trump’s Military Intervention Remarks

Trump’s said that his administration was considering many options, “including a possible military option if necessary” to repair the “dangerous mess” in Venezuela. The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) rejects “the use of force, or the threat of applying such force, by whatever country against Venezuela.” “The only path to peace is the restoration of democracy. Venezuelans demand free elections be held at all levels,” added the statement.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Keep Away From ‘Bloody Ugly’ War With Kim Jong-un: Former Army Chief Peter Leahy Warns Turnbull

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Keep Away From ‘Bloody Ugly’ War With Kim Jong-un: Former Army Chief Peter Leahy Warns Turnbull

Army chief Peter Leahy said, “I think we need to perhaps take a deep breath and … run as quickly and as hard as we can down the diplomatic and the economic options, because it’s a pretty horrid thought to think that in the space of just a few days — a week or more — we could be at war. We’re not talking about a few guns, we’re talking about tens of thousands of guns, and stockpiled artillery. So they’d be able to inflict, very quickly on Seoul, massive damage.”

“It’s going to look bloody ugly.”

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USA POLITICS: $1T Wiped Off Global Markets Because of Trump Outbursts With North Korea

USA POLITICS: $1T Wiped Off Global Markets Because of Trump Outbursts With North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday warded off – at least for now – the prospect of massive losses on the Wall Street market after stressing that there was “no imminent threat of war” and that Americans could “sleep well at night.”

However, Trump’s unpredictable behavior and comment saying, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded” against North Korea,” are unlikely to leave nervous traders pacified and the market doldrums may persist.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Fire and Fury’ Comment on North Korea ‘Wasn’t Tough Enough’: US President Donald Trump

USA POLITICS: ‘Fire and Fury’ Comment on North Korea ‘Wasn’t Tough Enough’: US President Donald Trump

“It is dangerous and reckless and counterproductive for Donald Trump to threaten the annihilation of North Korea,” said Daryl Kimball, the head of the Washington-based Arms Control Association. “What we need is a dialogue to reduce tension and avoid catastrophic miscalculation. We are currently on the road to a conflict and we have to get to the off-ramp.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Ready to Fire Missiles at Guam By Mid-August

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Ready to Fire Missiles at Guam By Mid-August

“The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA (Korean People’s Army) will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi Prefectures of Japan,” said the report, citing KPA Commander General Kim Rak-gyom.

“They will fly 3,356.7 kilometers for 1,065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40 kilometers away from Guam,” added the report.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Approval Rating Drops to All-Time Low

USA POLITICS: Trump Approval Rating Drops to All-Time Low

“Despite Americans’ optimism regarding the economy, multiple factors are collectively offsetting the boost that the economy should be giving Trump, and driving down his approval rating,” Mayur said.

“Trump’s skirmish with Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions did not go well with many conservatives, and former communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s vulgar exchange with a reporter upset many. On top of this, the daily dose of insinuations from the media regarding collusion with Russia also help to explain the low approval rating.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Barack Obama in Kenya, Calls for Calm

KENYA POLITICS: Barack Obama in Kenya, Calls for Calm

Former US President Barack Obama said: “In Kenya’s election we have already seen too much incitement and appeals based on fear from all sides. But I also know that the Kenyan people as a whole will be the losers if there is a descent into violence. You can make clear that you will reject those that want to deal in tribal and ethnic hatred.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Signs Sanctions Bill to Punish Russia, Iran, North Korea

USA POLITICS: Trump Signs Sanctions Bill to Punish Russia, Iran, North Korea

“Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3364, the ‘Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.’ While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Independence Vote ‘Would Be Terrible’: Donald Trump

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Independence Vote ‘Would Be Terrible’: Donald Trump

Having been asked about “trade talks with Britain”, US President Donald Trump is noted as saying: “We’re going to be very involved with the UK. I mean, you don’t hear the word Britain any more. It’s very interesting. It’s like, nope.”

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USA POLITICS: Neoconservatives Seeking to Remove Trump From Office: Mark Dankof

USA POLITICS: Neoconservatives Seeking to Remove Trump From Office: Mark Dankof

“Donald Trump is approaching a crisis in presidency,” said Mark Dankof, who is also a broadcaster and pastor in San Antonio, Texas.

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USA POLITICS: Why United States Must Avoid War With Iran: New York Times Explains

USA POLITICS: Why United States Must Avoid War With Iran: New York Times Explains

“The last thing the United States needs is another war in the Middle East,” the paper said in the opinion piece,” The New York Times.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

US President Donald Trump: “If Maduro regime imposes its Constituent Assembly on July 30, United States will take strong and swift economic actions.”

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USA POLITICS: ‘Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win the Election’: Trump

USA POLITICS: ‘Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win the Election’: Trump

“We are the most powerful country in the world, we are getting powerful, I’m a big military person. That’s what Putin doesn’t like about me,” Trump said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump’s Son-in-Law Kushner Heading to Palestine

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump’s Son-in-Law Kushner Heading to Palestine

Trump’s international envoy, Jason Greenblatt, will join meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Faces Possible Obstruction of Justice Probe: Report

USA POLITICS: Trump Faces Possible Obstruction of Justice Probe: Report

US President Donald Trump is currently under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, a leading American newspaper report published.

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USA POLITICS: Clinton Lost Because ‘She Was Terrible Candidate’: Trump

USA POLITICS: Clinton Lost Because ‘She Was Terrible Candidate’: Trump

“Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook and even Dems and DNC,” Trump says.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Described as Riyadh Declaration, the document was signed “to combat terrorism in all its forms, address its intellectual roots.”

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USA POLITICS: Al Green Calls For Trump Impeachment Backfires

USA POLITICS: Al Green Calls For Trump Impeachment Backfires

“You’ll be hanging from a tree. Try it and we will lynch all of you,” one caller said in a voicemail. “We are not going to be intimidated,” All Green said.

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USA POLITICS: Kim Jong-un ‘Pretty Smart Cookie’: Trump Says

USA POLITICS: Kim Jong-un ‘Pretty Smart Cookie’: Trump Says

“’I can tell you this, and a lot of people don’t like when I say it, but he was a young man of 26 or 27 when he took over from his father, when his father died. He’s dealing with obviously very tough people, in particular the generals and others,” Trump said.

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USA POLITICS: Exposed! Trump Team Bluster as Aircraft Carrier Steams in Opposite Direction

USA POLITICS: Exposed! Trump Team Bluster as Aircraft Carrier Steams in Opposite Direction

Trump boasted he sent “armada” as warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group was far from Korean peninsula headed in the opposite direction.

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