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The Atenco Warning

MEXICO CITY — Can organized crime and government, at least sometimes, be considered one and the same? For many exasperated and frightened Mexicans the line between the two has become increasingly blurred.<p>On May 11, 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto, then the governor of Mexico State and the presidential …

US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and …

The silver lining from the election? A more united kingdom

Now the EU cannot weaken its Brexit opponent by driving a wedge between England and Scotland<p>There is unlikely to be much of a legacy from Theresa May’s premiership, which could yet be truncated a short way into its second year. Yet one very good thing looks like coming out of it: the strengthening …

They survived Boko Haram, now returnees are fighting hunger

<b>Adamawa, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> In September 2014, Boko Haram attacked Bdagu -- a village in Adamawa state, northern Nigeria.<p>Jafiya Nuhu, a 52-year-old commercial farmer, hid under maize cobs in his farm with his wife and two children as the insurgents raided their neighbors, looting and torching …

6 trigger points: How the conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war

<b>(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File))</b><p>The United States’ next ground war in the Middle East might erupt without warning<p>Jefferson Morley<p>June 28, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The long-simmering conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war. The …

Iran calls Trump's travel ban 'racist' and 'unfair'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is "racist" and "unfair."<p>Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted by state TV Wednesday as saying it is "regrettable" that Washington "closes its …

Donald Trump

How Much Do We Really Know About Vladimir Putin?

Vladimir Putin has been either the President or Prime Minister of Russia since 1999. When Putin took over, Russia's economy was growing at 7 percent …

Iranian Lawmaker Claims That Travel Ban Is 'Obvious Breach' of Nuclear Deal

Most of the criticism of President Donald Trump's “travel ban” executive orders has centered on discrimination, especially in light of Trump's …

China may have achieved a seemingly impossible renewable energy goal, putting the US to shame

President Trump may not be interested in renewable energy or the Paris Agreement, but that's not stopping other parts of the world from …

Mexico: Authorities Find Charred Body of Missing Journalist

MEXICO CITY -- A charred body found in western Mexico has been identified as the owner and director of a local television station abducted in May, the seventh journalist killed so far this year in the country.<p>Salvador Adame was director of local cable Channel 6 TV. Armed men grabbed him on May 18 …

Putin Prepares to Fight Against the Russian People

<i>This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site.</i><p>To paraphrase <i>Pravda</i> in 1929, Putin is the Stalin of today.<p>Nobody since Stalin’s death has …

Everyone in the world hates the U.S. now... except for Russia

Donald Trump may have a tremendous amount of haters across the world, but thankfully, he still has Russia in his corner.<p>A new poll by the Pew …

US lists China among worst offenders on human trafficking

The US State Department has downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," placing it alongside what are deemed the worst offenders. …

Education for all? Not in Iran

Iran is refusing to implement UNESCO's education agenda. The country's religious leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, views it as a Western conspiracy. In …

Iran's president heckled at rally after criticism by supreme leader

Protests in Tehran suggest escalation in power struggle between Rouhani and Khamenei after landslide re-election<p>Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has been heckled during an annual pro-Palestinian rally in Tehran, a week after he was criticised by the supreme leader, as a power struggle between the …

Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

<b>Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from standing in next year's presidential election.</b><p>The Central Electoral Commission has ruled he may not stand because he was found guilty of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence.<p>Mr Navalny has said the case against him was …

Russia

Putin’s Timeline of Aggression Against the U.S.

<i>This article first appeared on the Just Security site.</i><p>Below is a timeline of publicly reported events of Russian provocations and dangerous acts …

Mexican authorities accused of failures over notorious mass murder

Claims leads were not followed in the deaths of five people, including journalist Rubén Espinosa, in a Mexico City apartment<p>Human rights officials in Mexico City have concluded that authorities in the country’s capital failed to properly investigate one of the capital’s most notorious recent …

China’s Debt Crackdown Could Get Out of Hand

China’s leaders have a window to tackle risks before the economy slows and the Party leadership conference in the fall. They are taking it.<p>China is poised for a once-in-five-years conference this fall, where the next generation of Communist Party leadership will be chosen. Nothing dramatic can …

China

How to understand Boko Haram

The rise of northern Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has garnered a great deal of attention from American policymakers in recent years. That interest compounded after the 2014 kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, an event that galvanized grass-roots anger and demands for an …

In China's far west the 'perfect police state' is emerging

During a trip through China’s violence-plagued Xinjiang, the Guardian witnesses dramatic security surge as Communist party fights to ‘pacify’ region<p>It was Friday, the Islamic day of assembly, but outside Kashgar’s Id Kah mosque on Liberation Avenue it was the growl of diesel engines that filled the …

If the Iran deal is to survive, the west must change course | Ali Akbar Salehi

I helped negotiate the 2015 nuclear deal. Its success depends on constructive engagement, not the destabilising policies currently being pursued<p>Working to negotiate agreements with the west has been a mixed experience for Iran. Often, following some hard-won engagement, some western nations, …

Will The U.K. Break Up? One Year After Brexit, Questions Remain

It is one year to the day since Britain voted to leave the European Union in the “Brexit” referendum, and things are still pretty crazy.<p>There’s been …