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Trump promises peace and stability

US President-elect Doanal Trump promised a “new era of peace” on Thursday night — claimed he would to end the US’s regime-change policies of the past. Addressing a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the start of a “USA Thank You Tour 2016” for his supporters in the Midwestern swing states that secured his win last … Continue reading

Desperate terrorists use chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria

Iraqi troops edged further into Mosul on Friday as the United Nations revealed shocking new atrocities by the so-called Islamic State (Isis) terrorists occupying the city. Elite Counterterrorism Forces entered the Qadisiya district, advancing slowly to minimise civilian casualties and avoid being surprised by suicide car bombers, said Brigadier General Haider Fadhil. Regular army troops … Continue reading

Trump election scuppers globalisation deals

Globalisers are in disarray and panic. Trump has thrown a spanner in the works of globalisation.European Union leaders said the hated US-EU trade deal TTIP was in limbo yesterday following Donald Trump’s election as US president. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said that they “don’t really know what will happen” but “there is strong reason … Continue reading

Turkey attacks Kurds in Syria

Arrogant Turkey has refused to stop attacks on the YPG, a Syrian Kurdish militia, and says that it will never negotiate with a “terrorist” organisation. The YPG’s Jarabulus military council said on Tuesday that it had agreed to a truce after consultations with the US-led coalition — allied to both the Turkish and YPG forces. … Continue reading

We stand with Florida victims against hatred

On Saturday night in Florida a gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub and killed 50 people, with a further 53 injured. Police killed the gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, a New York-born Florida resident and US citizen of Afghan descent. He had been questioned twice by FBI agents in recent years, according to the authorities. … Continue reading

The Easter Rising 1916: a personal view

 W.B. Yeats`  description of the Easter Rising, “A Terrible Beauty is born”, has become a widespread perception. “Terrible”? –  certainly, as thousands of the surviving relatives of its victims on both sides of the Irish Sea over the past century can testify. But where, exactly, is the “Beauty”?  Asks Henry Falconer Patrick Pearse and James … Continue reading