German teachers union shows support for Kurdish hunger strikers

While Western governments continue their silence in the face of the hunger strikes launched by DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon More »

Egypt stages referendum to institutionalize General Sisi’s dictatorship

by Bill Van Auken Egypt’s military-dominated dictatorship is rushing ahead with a referendum this weekend on constitutional amendments that would effectively make Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dictator for life, while institutionalizing the More »

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia died on Wednesday in a hospital in Lima, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra confirmed on Twitter. Vizcarra said that he was “consternated” by Garcia’s death, and sent his More »

Fierce clashes erupt in northern Aleppo between Turkish-backed rebels and Kurdish forces

A series of intense clashes broke out in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on April 11, after the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacked the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) More »

Julian Assange has been arrested for US extradition; the time to act is now

by Caitlin Johnstone WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested and taken into custody by the London’s Metropolitan police, just as WikiLeaks warned days ago was about to happen. Assange’s lawyer Jen More »

 

China | ‘Mr Pompeo, you can stop’: China hits back at criticism over Latin America

by Liu Zhen

China’s foreign ministry has hit back at criticism from US Secretary of StateMike Pompeo over the country’s activities in Latin America, urging the top US diplomat to watch his words.

China | US and China escalate Huawei feud in Europe with warnings to Germany and Poland

by Josephine Ma

Beijing and Washington have expanded their Huawei war in Europe, with ambassadors escalating the dispute over the Chinese telecoms giant.

China | China has built second foreign military base near key Afghan corridor

For nearly two decades, China has been denying rumours that its People’s Liberation Army plans to set up overseas bases, yet over the last few years, the presence of at least one base in the African nation of Djibouti has been confirmed.

China | Chang’e-4 finds moon’s far side colder than expected during night

China’s Chang’e-4 probe, having made the first-ever soft landing on moon’s far side, found that the temperature of the lunar surface dropped to as low as minus 190 degrees centigrade, colder than expected.

This is the first time Chinese scientists have received first-hand data about the temperatures on the surface of the moon during the lunar night.

China | La Chine donne un ultimatum à la France de mettre fin au pacte colonial en Afrique

Le pacte colonial (appelé aussi régime de l’Exclusif) est un régime d’échange imposé par les pays européens à leurs colonies au XVIIème siècle et selon lequel la colonie ne peut importer que des produits provenant de la métropole tandis qu’elle ne doit exporter que vers celle-ci

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