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Russia slams U.S. policy of forming alliances against third countries

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the U.S. policy of forming alliances against third countries, including China. Responding to a question about Washington’s attempt to pitting other countries against China, Lavrov said “the policy is alien to us.” “Neither Russia, nor China, nor our …

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‘We want to breathe, too’: solidarity from Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Seventeen years after US troops invaded their country and eight months since protests engulfed their cities, Iraqis are sending solidarity, warnings and advice to demonstrators across America. Whether in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square or on Twitter, Iraqis are closely watching the unprecedented street protests sparked by the …

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As pandemic rages, Trump eager to vaccinate America first

Washington, United States | AFP | Leaders of China, France, Germany, and the World Health Organization want any coronavirus vaccine to be deemed a “global public good,” but President Donald Trump has another idea: vaccinate America first. Behind the principle of “global public good” lie two distinct issues: intellectual property rights …

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America’s war with Iran

Many think it is now more likely as Republicans rally behind Trump’s killing of top Iranian general | THE INDEPENDENT | Republicans of all stripes are standing solidly in support of President Donald Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian general—even though some believe it makes war more likely. Conversations …

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‘We don’t retreat in face of America’: Iran president

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic’s response on Wednesday to a US strike that killed one of its generals shows “we don’t retreat in the face of America”. “If America has committed a crime… it should know that it will receive a decisive response,” …

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How the world is reacting to US killing of top Iran general

Paris, France | AFP | The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint. The attack was praised by US President Donald Trump’s Republicans but elsewhere there were sharp warnings it could inflame regional …

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Day man landed on the moon

Remembering and contrasting events of 50 years ago in America as witnessed by a university student in Uganda COMMENT | Harold Acemah | July 20, 1969 will always remain alive in my memory as a momentous day on which President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s dream of landing a human on the …

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US court throws out case against UNAA

Woburn, Massachusetts | USA | THE INDEPENDENT |  Judge Janice W. Howe has dismissed with prejudice a  court case that California based small claims and litigation lawyer Joseph Ssennoga Musoke brought against the Ugandan North America Association (UNAA) in March 2015. The Judge advised UNAA’s Counsel Galen Hair to file a …

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