US tanks arrive in Germany for NATO mission in Europe Hundreds of military vehicles to be transported to Eastern Europe in NATO build up that could increase Russia tensions.

  The forces will gather first in Poland, then fan out across seven countries from Estonia to Bulgaria [AP] Hundreds of US tanks, trucks and other military equipment have arrived by ship in Germany to be transported to Eastern Europe as part of a NATO build up that threatens to …

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‘Disgraceful lies’: MP blasts Pentagon chief’s statement on Russian role in fighting ISIS


  US Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s allegation that Russia rendered “virtually zero” support to the anti-terrorism campaign in Syria is a “lie” that puts the US in a “foolish” and “worrying” position, says a member of the State Duma’s Committee for International Affairs. “I think it makes no sense now …

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Dems renew demand for slavery reparations


Source : http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other Democrats this week re-introduced legislation that would set up a commission to consider whether reparations should be paid to black Americans for slavery. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has proposed the bill in each Congress for at least the last two decades. …

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China calls US ‘a shooting star’ in history as Trump picks protectionist trade chief


Robert Lighthizer has urged aggressive approach to China, which on Wednesday decried president-elect’s trade ‘fixation’ Donald Trump has doubled down on his plans to transform US trade policy, picking a longtime China critic and protectionist to be America’s next chief trade negotiator. Robert Lighthizer, 69, has advocated for increasing tariffs …

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