International

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Both EU and US sending coalitions to Gulf!

EIGHT EU nations: France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and Portugual will support a European-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz,...

‘US Troops Must Leave Iraq’ Say 170 Lawmakers

ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY IRAQI lawmakers have signed a draft bill, demanding the withdrawal of US military forces from the country following the assassination...

Iran & Iraq united against US attack

THE US ATTACK on Iran and Iraq will cement the unity of the two countries, Iranian President Rouhani said in a phone call with...

Unions Agree To Axe Steel Jobs And Sell Out Members

UP to 500 jobs will be axed at British Steel with the trade unions agreeing to the axing. The union leaders have warned the takeover...

‘We’ll step up our struggle!’ – vow Iraqi protesters after 5 killed

AT LEAST five demonstrators have been killed in Baghdad, Karbala and Baqubah in Iraq as security forces opened fire on the mass protest of...

US BEGINS NEW ARMS RACE! – as Senate agrees to spend £1.37 trillion next...

THE US has begun a new arms race with President Trump’s announcement of the US’ formal withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). This...

‘Blatant act of annexation’ – Ashrawi slams Israeli ‘nature reserve’ land grab

ISRAEL is creating ‘nature reserves’ in the occupied West Bank and this is ‘a blatant act of annexation and land theft that violates international...

‘Free Sudanese journalist Sadiq Rizaigi now!’ – NUJ

‘SUDANESE generals must free journalist Sadiq Rizaigi now!’ the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the UK and Ireland demanded yesterday joining calls from...

World Climate Strike!

MILLIONS of youth supported by trade unionists walked out of their schools, colleges and universities yesterday, in one hundred and fifty countries across the...

Day four of Harland & Wolff occupation – South African unions send international solidarity...

THE OCCUPATION of Harland and Wolff, in Belfast in the north of Ireland, is going from strength to strength, now into its fourth day...

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT RESIGNS – Medvedev to be deputy head of Russian Security Council

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly yesterday. According to Putin, the birth rate in the...

Johnson willing to scrap Iran deal for ‘Trump deal’

TORY PM Johnson, yesterday morning stated he is willing to scrap the Iran nuclear deal in favour of a ‘Trump deal’. Then, in a move...

Trump – more Iran sanctions – urges NATO involvement!

PRESIDENT TRUMP told a White House Press conference yesterday afternoon that while he was president of the USA, Iran would never be able to...

US, UK & France ‘complicit in possible Saudi war crimes’ – Amnesty

A NEW report by Amnesty International reveals that precision-guided bombs made by the United States have been used in Saudi-led deadly airstrikes against civilians...

Hamas Condemns Bahrain Conference

A HIGH–RANKING member of the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, said yesterday that the Palestinian nation vigorously rejects US President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for...
Tunisian demonstration against mass poverty

‘TODAY I START A REVOLUTION!’ ‘for those who have no means of subsistence’

CLASHES have erupted between protesters and security forces in Kasserine city in Tunisia following the funeral of a journalist who had set himself on...

Trump declares National Emergency! – ‘US will never crush us’ says Huawei boss

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency to protect US computer networks from ‘foreign adversaries’. He signed an executive order which effectively bars US...

Mexican forces attack caravan

CHILDREN went missing yesterday as a US-bound caravan of refugees clashed with Mexican forces under instruction from President Trump to block them from entering...

China Hits Back At US Trade!

China launched countermeasures against the United States’ trade war attacks yesterday, with the Chinese People’s Daily saying that Beijing ‘will never waver in its...

LEBANESE REVOLUTION! – masses opposed to all sectarianism

HUNDREDS of people have been wounded in Beirut after security forces used tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds of anti-government protesters trying...

Tsipras Calls General Election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a general election for June 30 following the heavy defeat in last Sunday’s Euro elections of his...

Iran at Bay – ‘Russia not fire brigade’ – Putin

THE chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Iran does not seek war but is not afraid of one either. Making a...

Huge rise in US military spending

THE US senate has unveiled a draft bill that would authorise Washington to modernise its nuclear weapon arsenal, in a move to counter China’s...

‘What gives Israel rights to annex these lands?’ – Abbas addresses UNSC

‘WHAT GIVES you the right to annex these lands?’ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas demanded, referring to Israel’s plan to seize even more of Palestine...

‘Shot From 10 Metres’

MARKING half a year of demonstrations against the Macron government, French Yellow Vests protesters defied police tear gas and water cannon attacks for the...

No to ‘Son of a Dog’ Trump’s deal – Abbas

PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas has firmly rejected President Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ the details of which were announced yesterday evening. Abbas said: ‘Trump...

Palestine and Lebanon erupt as Bahrain conference opens ‘US conference is to plan Gaza/West...

THE FUTURE of Palestine cannot be drawn up by the White House, Jared Kushner or anyone else, Palestinian presidential spokesman Abu Rudeineh insisted in...

70th anniversary of Chinese Revolution!

CHINA has celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding with a massive military parade in Beijing showing off some of the world’s most advanced...

Prosecute Netanyahu For Fraud Demands Tel Aviv Mass Rally

Thousands of demonstrators rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday against moves by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to secure immunity from prosecution on fraud...

PLO slams US-sponsored Bahrain conference

THE PALESTINE Liberation Organisation (PLO) issued a statement slamming the US-sponsored conference in Bahrain on its second and final day yesterday: ‘The PLO Executive Committee...

FRANCE PARALYSED BY GENERAL STRIKE! – as workers defend pensions

FRANCE is paralysed by a nationwide general strike by transport workers, teachers and other trade unions, supported by the mass of the working population. This...

Israel Attacks Palestinian Journalists!

DOZENS of Palestinian journalists have suffered excessive tear gas inhalation after Israeli military forces attacked a peaceful sit-in staged in the northern sector of...

Hezbollah – a strategic threat to Israel

NAIM Qassim, deputy secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, has underlined the continued resistance against the US and Israel will never surrender. ‘The only...

Sinn Féin win 37 seats in Irish election!

SINN Féin was celebrating the results of the Irish elections yesterday which saw them as the second biggest party, winning 37 seats – an...

Eurozone Plummets

INDUSTRIAL production in the eurozone plummeted dramatically in December with factory output falling by 4.1 per cent in the final month of the year...

Palestinians ready to break off all relations with the USA and to report Israel...

ISRAELI Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier pledged to ensure the extension of Israeli sovereignty to the Jewish settlements of the Jordan Valley after US Secretary...

Greek students march against riot police

SEVERAL thousand Greek university students marched victoriously and defiantly on Monday night in Athens after they had forced the armed riot police ‘storm-troopers’ off...

Halt arms sales to Israel

LABOUR leader Corbyn, on Friday has called upon the UK to freeze arms sales to Israel and to condemn it for killing Palestinian civilians...

Israel & US starves PLO of funds

AHMAD Majdalani, of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee, has warned that Israel is attempting to destroy the Palestinian Authority through more financial...

Sanders campaign rally

AT HIS first rally for the US 2020 presidential bid, Senator Bernie Sanders promised to defeat Donald Trump, calling him ‘the most dangerous president...

Tens Of Thousands March Against Athens Riot Police

TENS of thousands of school and university students demonstrated last Friday in Athens and in all Greek major cities against the oppression and violence...

Canadian grocery workers strike

THE employees of a Your Independent Grocer (YIG) franchise – in Cornwall, Ontario – have been on strike since November 23rd, as employer and...

Father of Yellow Vest whose hand blown off to sue

THE FATHER of the Yellow Vest protester who had his hand blown off by a gas grenade in Paris on Saturday says he plans...

‘US is warmongering’ – President Maduro

VENEZUELA President Nicolás Maduro called Donald Trump’s government a ‘gang of extremists’ and blamed the US for his country’s crisis in an interview with...

‘Don’t rob our gold’ – Maduro to UK

SPEAKING to the BBC on Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro specifically expressed hope that his country ‘is not robbed of the gold that legally...