Global Economy, Geo-Politics, Militarization: Selected Stories

7 January 2019 — Global Research

‘The Decision Is Taken’: Brazil to Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem, Says Bolsonaro

By Middle East Eye

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed that the South American country will move its embassy to Jerusalem, following an earlier statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was in Brazil this week to attend the new Brazilian leader’s swearing-in. Read more…

Within Hours of Taking Office, “Trump of the Tropics” Starts Assault on the Amazon

By Andy Rowell

Within hours of taking office, the Trump of the Tropics, aka the new President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, launched an all-out assault against the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous communities yesterday, potentially paving the way for large scale deforestion by agricultural, mining and oil companies. Read more…

Japan to Push for WWII-Era Peace Treaty with Russia

By Telesur

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he intends to move towards a World War II peace treaty with Russia during a summit in Russia later this month. The treaty has been hindered for decades by a territorial dispute. Read more…

Global Research New Hour: Global Economy, Geo-Politics, Militarization. The Most Significant Stories of 2018, Projections for 2019

By Michael WelchRick RozoffAndy Lee RothDr. Jack Rasmus, and Dmitry Orlov

At the start of the year, we witnessed nuclear sabre-rattling between U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. There was the poisoning (and recovery) of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury UK, in which the Russian government was implicated. Read more…

Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions and US Troop Presence

By Jim Carey

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions on Iran by Washington. Read more…

Nicaragua and the Corruption, Co-optation of Human Rights

By Stephen Sefton

Like Venezuela previously, Nicaragua has been targeted by the US dominated Organization of American States using local US and European funded non-profit proxies inside Nicaragua and Western corporate dominated non-governmental organizations. Read more…

Has Trump Been Outmaneuvered on Syria Troop Withdrawal?

By Richard H. Black

Following the outcry after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was pulling U.S. troops from Syria, it appears that Trump may be succumbing to political pressure. Read more…

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