Thousands of film fans gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square for a screening of a film by an Iranian director who was nominated for an Oscar but is boycotting the Academy Awards in protest over U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban policies. On February 26, just hours before the start of the Oscars ceremony in Los […]

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Japan is ready to propose a specific plan to Russia for the joint economic development of an island chain that both countries claim, The Nikkei Asia Review reports. According to the report published February 25, the Japanese government will propose that it promote the small, windswept islands northeast of Hokkaido as a tourist destination, with […]

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Keith Ellison Loses DNC Race After Heated Campaign Targeting Him for His Views on Palestine

on February 25, 2017

Minnesota Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison lost his bid to become the chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday after  a scorched-earth smear campaign targeting  his religious faith, his affinity for the Nation of Islam in his youth, and his support for Palestinian rights alongside a secure Israel. Instead, the majority of the DNC’s voting […]

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Posted on Feb 25, 2017 After a contentious race, the Democratic National Committee has chosen its new chair: former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez. The first Latino appointed to the position of DNC chair, Perez beat Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota by 35 votes. Watch the announcement of Perez’s win below: Watch Perez’s victory speech below: For […]

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Attacks in Syria’s third city of Homs, which left dozens dead on February 25, aimed to “spoil” peace talks under way in Geneva, the UN’s envoy said. The suicide assaults on the headquarters of state security and military intelligence in the city killed dozens of people, including a top Syrian intelligence chief, overshadowing the Geneva […]

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Fox News Interview With Fake Expert on Sweden Further Baffles Swedes

on February 25, 2017

A man interviewed by Bill O’Reilly of Fox News this week, who was identified in an on-screen caption as a “Swedish Defense and National Security Advisor,” turns out to be entirely unknown in his native country, with no connections to either the nation’s defense or security services. As the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on […]

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