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“Pakistan Is a Fractured Client State of the US Empire, Afghanistan a US Colony”

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Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and US President Donald Trump New Delhi/San Francisco - Editor's Note: US Domestic and Foreign Policy Analyst Mark Mason speaks to The Citizen on the current Trump administration and its world view, with specific focus on West (Iran) and South (India,Pakistan) Asia. Mark Mason offers analyses of United States domestic and foreign policies for the international news media. He was trained as a biological anthropologist educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and recently engaged in the Occupy and bioregional green and peace social movements. His recent publications include Demystifying US and Israeli Power. This interview is...

Sweden sends leaflets to 5m homes on how to prepare for war with Russia

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Sweden is preparing to issue a public information manual on what to do in the event of war, as debate in the country grows over how to deal with the threat from Russia. The brochure, due to be sent to 4.7m households, will inform the public how they can take part in “total defence” during a war and secure water, food and heating. The booklet with the working title If Crisis or War Comes will also give guidance on dealing with threats from cyber attacks, terrorism and climate change, the FT reported. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military support for Ukrainian separatists, along with increased activity and exercises near the Baltics and Scandinavia have caused deep unease in Sweden. The neutral country has begun to reverse deep post war defence cuts and incursions by Russian planes and submarines have sparked intense public debate over whether to join Nato. Sweden has seen debate over whether to join Nato Credit:  Victor Svedberg / Regeringskansliet In September 2017, the country held its biggest military exercise in 23 years, with war games involving 19,000 Swedish personnel and allies from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Norway and America. The country last year voted to reintroduce conscription. “All of society needs to be prepared for conflict, not just the military. We haven’t been using words such as total defence or high alert for 25-30 years or more. So the knowledge among citizens is very low,” said Christina Andersson, leader of the project at the Swedish civil contingencies agency.

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Feds: Iowa man lied about Bosnian killings to gain refugee status

Added: 19.01.2018 2:28 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Justice Department is seeking to strip 51-year-old Eso Razic of his U.S. citizenship.

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Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

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US authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies. Lee, a naturalized US citizen also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested late Monday after he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York. The Department of Justice said Lee, 53, grew up in the United States and served in the US Army before joining the Central Intelligence Agency as a case officer in 1994.

El Salvador tells citizens to renew soon-to-end TPS status

Added: 18.01.2018 21:26 | 1 views | 0 comments

El Salvador's foreign minister is urging his countrymen to renew their temporary protected residency, even though the U.S. government plans to end the program.

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Feds say man accused in Bosnian killings lied to be refugee

Added: 18.01.2018 19:29 | 0 views | 0 comments


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities say a man suspected of killing three people while fighting in Bosnia's war lied to get into the U.S. as a refugee and has been quietly operating a trucking company in Iowa. The Justice Department on Thursday filed paperwork seeking to strip him of his citizenship, which would free immigration ...]

Sweden sends leaflets to 5m homes on how to prepare for war with Russia

Added: 18.01.2018 17:12 | 0 views | 0 comments


Sweden is preparing to issue a public information manual on what to do in the event of war, as debate in the country grows over how to deal with the threat from Russia. The brochure, due to be sent to 4.7m households, will inform the public how they can take part in “total defence” during a war and secure water, food and heating. The booklet with the working title If Crisis or War Comes will also give guidance on dealing with threats from cyber attacks, terrorism and climate change, the FT reported. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military support for Ukrainian separatists, along with increased activity and exercises near the Baltics and Scandinavia have caused deep unease in Sweden. The neutral country has begun to reverse deep post war defence cuts and incursions by Russian planes and submarines have sparked intense public debate over whether to join Nato. Sweden has seen debate over whether to join Nato Credit:  Victor Svedberg / Regeringskansliet In September 2017, the country held its biggest military exercise in 23 years, with war games involving 19,000 Swedish personnel and allies from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Norway and America. The country last year voted to reintroduce conscription. “All of society needs to be prepared for conflict, not just the military. We haven’t been using words such as total defence or high alert for 25-30 years or more. So the knowledge among citizens is very low,” said Christina Andersson, leader of the project at the Swedish civil contingencies agency.

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The Network Keeping Dallas’ Most Vulnerable Citizens Afloat

Added: 18.01.2018 12:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

Poverty, especially for families, is severe in Dallas, but the city's institutions are banding together to provide relief.

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[Ticker] Moscovici calls for more transparency on tax havens list

Added: 18.01.2018 10:53 | 1 views | 0 comments

EU tax commissioner Pierre Moscovici has called "formally and solemnly" on EU member states to publish as soon as possible the letters of commitment they have received from entities on the EU lists of tax havens. He asked finance ministers to take the decision at their next meeting next Tuesday. "We need citizens, NGOs, parliaments and media to be able to see the process," he said on Thursday.

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Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks travelling in Kazakhstan: Kazakh government

Added: 18.01.2018 10:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

From: feeds.reuters.com

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