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Trump Has Killed More Civilians with Illegal Drone Strikes in 9 Months Than Obama Did in 8 Years

Trump Has Killed More Civilians with Illegal Drone Strikes in 9 Months Than Obama Did in 8 Years

While the mainstream media focuses on anything but the current state of U.S. intervention in the Middle East, the Trump Administration is breaking records by accumulating a horrific number of civilian deaths. Former President Obama earned the nickname of “Drone King” when he dramatically escalated the use of drone strikes, while also downplaying the number of innocent civilians who became …

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Barak Obama Warns against the rise of crude nationalism after Donald Trump wins

Barak Obama Warns against the rise of crude nationalism after Donald Trump wins

President Barack Obama is warning that advanced economies everywhere must stand guard against a rise of a “crude sort of nationalism” arising from voter discontent of the kind seen in the recent US presidential election and in Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. On a state visit to Greece, Mr Obama listed what he said were differences between Brexit …

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Obama commutes prison sentences for 102 federal inmates

Obama commutes prison sentences for 102 federal inmates

President Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 102 federal inmates as part of his ongoing push to grant clemency during his final months in office. The latest round brings to 774 the number of sentences Obama has commuted, including 590 this year. The White House says it is more than the previous 11 presidents put together. Almost all …

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Obama offered $115bn arms sales to Saudi: Report

Obama offered $115bn arms sales to Saudi: Report

The administration of US President Barack Obama has offered Saudi Arabia $115 billion in arms sales, a report seen by Reuters has found. The offer, including weapons, other military equipment and training, is the highest the United States has offered in its 71-year alliance with the monarchy, the agency reported Wednesday. Authored by William Hartung of the US-based Center for …

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Obama says 8,400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan at the end of 2016

Obama says 8,400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan at the end of 2016

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year, more than originally planned. “Maintaining our forces at this specific level, based on our assessment of security conditions and the strength of Afghan forces, will allow us to continue to provide tailored support to help Afghan forces continue to improve,” Obama …

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Large majority of U.S. Senate pushes Obama to boost Israel aid

Large majority of U.S. Senate pushes Obama to boost Israel aid

More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year. Eighty-three of the 100 senators signed the letter, led by Republican Lindsey Graham and Democrat Chris Coons. Senator Ted Cruz, a 2016 presidential …

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US House members urge Obama to block anti-Israel resolution at UN

US House members urge Obama to block anti-Israel resolution at UN

The majority of the US House of Representatives have signed a letter to President Barack Obama voicing their support for Israel, according to one of the letter’s lead sponsors. 394 members of the 435-member House signed the letter sent to Obama on Thursday, urging him to use US veto power to block any United Nations resolutions perceived to be biased …

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‘No doubt’ US drone strikes killed civilians, Obama says

‘No doubt’ US drone strikes killed civilians, Obama says

US President Barack Obama has said there is “no doubt” that innocent civilians have been killed in drone strikes worldwide, despite intelligence on the targets being “checked, double-checked, triple-checked.” Drone warfare has become a symbol of post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and other countries. The Obama administration has continuously expanded the drone program over two presidential terms, drawing heavy …

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