Date archive forDecember, 2019
By admin On Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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‘Art against austerity’: Paris Opera gives free street performance amid strikes over pension reform

Paris Opera musicians on strike over unpopular pension reform plans proposed by the French government delighted passers-by with a free New Year’s Eve concert on the steps outside the Bastille opera house. In the More...

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Unrest at US embassy reveals Iraqis are fed up with American ‘occupiers’

Anti-American sentiment has taken deep root in Iraqi society and ultimately fueled the fiery siege of the US Embassy in Baghdad, as the locals blame Washington for the sorry state of Iraq, military and political More...

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This is not warning, it is a threat: Trump declares US embassy in Iraq safe, says Iran will pay ‘big price’ for attack

US President Donald Trump said that the embassy in Baghdad has been secured by US and Iraqi troops, and threatened to hold Iran “fully responsible” for any damages or loss of life at any American facility. “This More...

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Fires create hellish conditions across Australia

An unprecedented mass evacuation order for an area half the size of Belgium gave tens of thousands of residents and holidaymakers just hours to pack up and leave. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

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MI6 Reportedly Considers Ditching HQ Refurbishment Plans After Potential Blueprint Leak

A contractor tasked with remaking the UK spy service’s headquarters lost the blueprints that it had designed for the MI6, but eventually found most of them. However, the circumstances surrounding their disappearance More...

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Darfur violence blamed on ethnic tensions but suspicions rise about foul play

Darfur violence blamed on ethnic tensions but suspicions rise about foul play Many in Darfur are blaming Sudanese ‘old regime’ for spike in killings, arson Mohammed Amin Tue, 12/31/2019 More...

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Iran slams US ‘audacity’ to blame it for Baghdad embassy storming

Iran has flatly rejected US accusations that it is behind violent protests which broke out at the American embassy in Baghdad in response to US airstrikes on militia groups in Iraq. In a tweet on Tuesday, US President More...

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Protest has helped define the first two decades of the 21st century – here’s what’s next

We’re living in an unprecedented moment – the fortunes of popular protest will depend on the collective leadership of the movements, writes Feyzi Ismail Counterfire Daily  More...

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French chef thought of suicide after Michelin star lost over using English cheddar

French courts have dealt a fresh blow to a chef who said he thought of suicide when his restaurant was stripped of a Michelin star, dismissing his request for the prestigious guide to explain its claim he used cheddar More...

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Little Women – film review

Little Women is a successful film adaptation but haste and gloss obscure many of the central and distinctive elements of Alcott’s original story Counterfire Daily  More...