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US designates Cuba as a “sponsor of terrorism”

Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Padilla criticized the move and called it hypocritical and cynical

Impeachment motion against Trump tabled in US Congress

The impeachment motion will be the second presented in the four years since Trump has been in office. If successful, it can lead him to being barred from elections in the future

US move to designate Houthis in Yemen as terrorist organization raises concern

The Houthis control a majority of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Their designation as a terrorist organization will make it difficult for international agencies to engage with the group which could harm millions

Iran nuclear deal: What happens next?

Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss what lies ahead in West Asia as a new US administration takes charge

DC Riot: Resignations and the question “Where were the police”

A day after the riots in the US Capitol building, the death toll has risen to 5, several high-ranking officials in Trump’s administration have resigned.

Riot in Washington DC: This is America!

Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News talks about the Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol Building by fascist Trump supporters

4 dead as Trump’s mob storms into US Capitol

The storming of the Capitol happened moments after Trump addressed a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally outside the building

After fascist riot, Congress certifies Biden’s victory

Trump has been strongly condemned for his role in instigating the rioters, with his unproven claims of a “stolen” election and his refusal to concede. Questions have also been raised about the lax treatment of the rioters and the space afforded to them

Sudan’s transitional government signs Abraham Accords normalizing ties with Israel

According to the deal Sudan will recognize Israel and will “normalize” relations with it. The UAE and Bahrain had signed the deal in September last year

Trump supporters storm US Capitol building

Thousands of Trump supporters assembled in Washington DC, as the ceremonial counting of electoral college votes was underway in the US Congress, hundreds of them proceeded to storm the Capitol building

Democrats set to secure historic win in Georgia’s senate run-offs

While Democratic candidates leading by a significant margins over the Republican incumbents, the two seats will tilt the balance of power in the US Senate towards the Democrats

Julian Assange verdict: Good day for human rights, bad day for journalism

Renata Avila talks about the verdict in the Julian Assange extradition trial. She says that while it was historic in being the first positive verdict from UK courts in 10 years, the implications for journalism are dangerous due to the statements the judge made

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