Americans Want to End Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Split on Israel

Americans Want to End Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Split on Israel

A new poll shows nearly 70% of Americans want to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia and only a slight majority support selling arms to Israel.  “When survey takers were asked if the United States should continue its sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, more than two-thirds responded negatively,” the Eurasia Group Foundation reported. Americans identified Riyadh’s human rights abuses and the war in Yemen as the reason for wanting to halt arms sales.  Saudi Arabia began bombing Yemen in 2015. Riyadh claimed its goal was to return the elected Yemeni president, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, to power. However,...

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North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

Japan warned its citizens to take shelter as it estimated the flight path of a North Korean missile went over its territory. Pyongyang has carried out a series of missile tests during the past week. At the same time, Seoul and Washington have carried out joint war games, and Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the North Korean border to slam the Pyongyang government.  According to Tokyo’s Ministry of Defense, the missile flew over Japan’s northern territory, though the flight path is yet to be confirmed. The Japanese government prompted citizens in two northern prefectures to take...

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Lithuania Calls for NATO to Begin Talks on Admitting Ukraine

Lithuania Calls for NATO to Begin Talks on Admitting Ukraine

Lithuania is urging the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to begin negotiations regarding Ukraine's prospective membership. Though Vilnius acknowledged, Kiev is unlikely to be admitted for some time. Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for Brussels to accelerate Kiev's NATO membership.  Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas said, "the key thing is not the simplified NATO admission procedures applied in Sweden and Finland's case, but the consensus of 30 countries that [Ukraine] can be admitted to NATO and that the process itself must start, despite the war," on...

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Kiev Offers White House Targeting Control, Seeks Longer Range Weapons

Kiev Offers White House Targeting Control, Seeks Longer Range Weapons

The Ukrainian government is prepared to give the Joe Biden administration virtual control over its selection of Russian targets. Kiev made the proposal in a bid to receive longer-range weapons from the White House, according to multiple sources speaking with CNN. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will provide a full list of possible targets while allowing the White House to veto any of the potential sites. Kiev is hoping the increased transparency will pave the path to Biden authorizing more weapons transfers. Zelensky made the offer to Washington to alleviate concerns in the Biden...

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NATO Working with Weapons Industry to Ramp Up Production

NATO Working with Weapons Industry to Ramp Up Production

The US and its European allies have begun depleting their arms stockpiles by transferring myriad weapons systems to Kiev. The civilian head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, said he is working with the arms industry to increase production.  Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, members of NATO have sent tens of billions in arms to Ukraine. On Wednesday, the White House announced a new $1.1 billion arms transfer to Kiev. Washington has led all donors by a significant margin, giving over $65 billion to Ukraine in just over seven months.  Most...

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South Korean President Calls US Legislators ‘F**kers’ on Hot Mic as US Aircraft Carrier Makes Port Call

South Korean President Calls US Legislators ‘F**kers’ on Hot Mic as US Aircraft Carrier Makes Port Call

While in New York for the UN General Assembly, South Korea’sPresident Yoon Suk-yeol was caught on a hot mic insulting President Joe Biden on Wednesday. Yoon referred to members of Congress as “f**kers.” The statement comes after the US pledged $6 billion in humanitarian aid and deployed an American aircraft carrier to South Korea.  Yoon’s hot mic remarks were caught at the Global Fund. "How could Biden not lose damn face if these f**kers do not pass it in Congress?" he said. Prior to his insulting remarks, Biden pledged $6 billion to fight HIV and tuberculosis. The aid would need the...

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Congresswoman Demands Action After Report Finds Israel Intentionally Killed an American Journalist

Congresswoman Demands Action After Report Finds Israel Intentionally Killed an American Journalist

Representative Rashida Tlaib is demanding an investigation into the murder of Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh and for progressives to rethink their support of Israel. A recent report on the killing found that Israeli forces intentionally murdered the Palestinian-American journalist.  On May 11, Abu Akleh arrived in Jenin to document a raid carried out by Israeli forces. Sometime after arriving near the raid, Israeli forces opened fire on the journalists. The new joint investigation by Forensic Architecture and Al-Haq found Abu Akleh was easily identified as a journalist, she was not in...

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