‘War in the Woods, round two:’ Amid civil unrest, activists gear up for bigger battle over Trans Mountain

OTTAWA — Recent protests and blockades are only the beginning of the civil disobedience that lies ahead as Ottawa pushes ahead with the controversial Trans Mountain expansion project, claims an activist group. “I really do see this as a taste of things to come,” said Alexandra Woodsworth, campaign organizer at the British Columbia-based Dogwood Initiative. […]

As Libya’s international proxy war deepens, U.S. and Europe jolted back into crisis talks

In a sign of Washington’s growing concern, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend Sunday’s summit, making him the most senior U.S. official to attend a high-level meeting on ending the war in Libya. Libya has become the center of one of the world’s most internationalized proxy wars, a contest over lucrative oil and gas […]

Rouhani says Iran wants dialogue, working to ‘prevent war’

Tehran (AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Friday he wants to avoid war after Tehran and Washington appeared on the brink of direct military confrontation in early January for the second time in less than a year. Ahead of parliamentary elections on February 21 — predicted to be a challenge for Rouhani’s camp — […]

‘There’ll be war’ if Bolivia cuts coca growing, farmers warn

Coroico (Bolivia) (AFP) – For the coca farmers of western Bolivia’s Las Yungas region, the loss of president Evo Morales — himself a one-time coca grower, and a champion of indigenous rights — is less worrying than the drop in price of their “holy leaf” crop. And the growers of the coca leaf — the […]

Oil slips as weak China exports highlight trade war impact

Oil prices fell on Monday after data showed Chinese exports declined for a fourth straight month, sending jitters through a market already concerned about damage to global demand by the trade war between Washington and Beijing, Trend reports citing Reuters. Brent futures LCOc1 settled down 14 cents, or 0.22%, at $64.25 per barrel, after gaining […]

Hillary Clinton: Trump Made Me ‘Sick to My Stomach’ Pardoning War Criminals

On Wednesday, during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show,” 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton commented on President Donald Trump getting involved with  Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s case and pardoning Army veterans Clint Lorance and Matthew Golsteyn. After telling the story of Navy SEALs saving women and children at Osama bin Laden’s compound after […]