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Imminence – Salt Of The Earth Lyrics

Our fathers that built this land
Is now broken and second hand
Our mothers that shaped this land
Is heart broken by its dead hand
Don’t let the colours blind you
Don’t
Don’t let the hatred find you
Cross the border
Welcome to your new home
Last in order
Welcome to being alone
There’s a flag that I love for what it was
It was a flag that I proudly raised because
It gave you freedom – but you hate it
They wave it back but with hatred
Our fathers that built this land
Is now broken and second hand
Our mothers that shaped this land
Is heart broken by its dead hand
They stand there with open arms
And closed hearts
Don’t want to see
Don’t want to know
Let it be, let the fire grow
Don’t want to see
Don’t want to know
Let it be, let the fire grow
Let the fire grow
There’s a flag that I love for what it was
It was a flag that I proudly raised because
It gave you freedom – but you hate it
They wave it back but with hatred
It gave you freedom – but you hate it
And just a glimpse of light
Can cloud that longing fright
Through and through that lasting blight
Through and through that lasting blight
Don’t let the colours blind you
Don’t let the hatred find you
And just a glimpse of light
Can cloud that longing fright
Through and through that lasting blight
Through and through that lasting blight

Ben West – Dust Lyrics

Is this how it goes? Is this how it goes? Then prayed aloud and cried alone, like so many before me. I suppose. I suppose. Cause no one sees their end ’till they’re right back where they started. All we are is dust. Now, of all the times
And of all the places. But no one understands that we can heavy hearted. That’s how it goes. That’s how it goes. In quiet sorrow lies
On empty faces. That’s how it goes. All we are is dust. That’s how it goes. I suppose. I waited by the phone to hear another story. All we are is dust after all. All we are is dust. Don’t you know?

Dyscarnate – Cain Enable Lyrics

word. break it into pieces! crush! slaughter! as was the serpent obliterated at his hands, so
Must be. Once. the son of man. upon the
Seventh passing, the walls crash to the ground-like a curtain falling upon the
Inhabitants final shreds of sanity. sons of the kingdom burn for the omnipotent
“cut down the groves! massacre them in my name!”
Once more past the heretic’s gate-the seventh herald saw what was taught: as was the
Serpent raised in the wilderness, so must be the son of man; that who believes shall
Not perish-but suffer for eternity. send venom through their veins! annihilate!” marching again across
The mouth of hell, his harsh commands resound amongst crusaders
“pierce the flesh! they are surrounded by the celestial army
Bearers of the whitest standard, heralds of the purest note. worship! and angels breed deceit in accordance
With his. disciples and deceivers herded together within
The walls that will become their tomb
Men who whimper for their brittle bones, which will soon be crushed into dust. stakes
Hammered into the ground upon which their women and children are impaled. innocent, not proven guilty. it is they who shall ascend while the sons of the kingdom burn for the
Omnipotent. more past the heretics gate, where harlots. bow! his final words of hatred call from the great heavens
The orders shimmer through the harsh wind like the blood that will surely follow
Once more past the heretic’s gate, where harlots and angels breed deceit in
Accordance with his word.

Cliff Edwards – Thats My Weakness Now Lyrics

The things I never missed
Are things I can’t resist
Love love love love
Isn’t it plain to see? She’s got eyes of blue
I never cared for eyes of blue
But she’s got eyes of blue
And that’s my weakness now
She’s got dimpled cheeks
I never cared for dimpled cheeks
But she’s got dimpled cheeks
And that’s my weakness now
Oh my, oh me
I should be good, I would be good but gee
She likes to bill and coo
I never liked to bill and coo
But she likes to bill nad coo
That’s my weakness now
She likes rainy days
I never cared for rainy days
But she likes rainy days
And that’s my weakness now
She likes a vestibules
I never stood in a vestibule
But she likes vestibules
And that’s my weakness now
Oh gee, poor me
I can hear the clock striking one, two, three
She likes long good nights
I never had a long good night
But she likes long good nights
And that’s my weakness now
(vamping)
She’s got a Chevrolet
I never liked a Chevrolet
But she’s got a Chevrolet
And that’s my weakness now
She likes to drive in a certain way
I never drove in a certain way
But she likes to drive in a certain way
And that’s my weakness now
Oh my, oh me
I should be good, I would be good, but gee
She likes to park and play
I never liked to park and play
But I guess we’d better park and play
That’s my weakness now Love love love love
What did you do to me? I just had a change of heart
What can it be?

Kevin Krauter – Shadow Boxing Lyrics

That lady in the sky is a full moon singing white
Tall shadow steps to cast while I’m walking round the whole night
Won’t be to scared to fall, yeah I’ll probably just float
You know that cold light’s just a reflection of the sun glow
There’s something calling out in the breeze where I do run
I’ll exit that vignette and I’ll step into a new one
One moment there then and suddenly I’m carried off, the breeze is gone
My morning star broke up
I’m shadowboxing angel dust
Float my glory cloud back to the sky
And I cry, “there is a place for us”
But waking up this seems undone
And leaves me alone and wondering why
She’s looking through the glass at a white face passing by
This memories got hands that I’ll kiss until the sun shines
My shadow grows and then disappears into the night
Want to surround myself want to feel it like the last time
There’s something calling out and it finally came through
Last night that dream I had reoccurs as they are known to
What I thought was is not what is it’s just a face that I once knew
My morning star broke up
I’m shadowboxing angle dust
Float my glory cloud back to the sky
And I cry, “there is a place for us”
But waking up this seems undone
And leaves me alone and wondering why

Michele Morrone – Hard For Me Lyrics

You keep telling me that I am free to go
But I am addicted to you
It’s a lie
It’s a lie
It’s a lie
When I’m not here, you’re alone
Can you walk by your own? Don’t you lie
Don’t you lie
Don’t you lie
And I think you should know
That I won’t let it go
It was like a million times
I’m singing a lullaby
And I think you should know
That I won’t let it go
I thought that it was enough
But I don’t wanna say goodbye
And I think you should know
It was hard to say
Every minute that we spent together
Doesn’t matter for you
It’s a lie
It’s a lie
You’re a liar
Every time you wanna walk the door
I don’t blame you
I don’t blame you
And I think you should know
That I won’t let it go
It was like a million times
I’m singing a lullaby
And I think you should know
That I won’t let it go
I thought that it was enough
But I don’t wanna say goodbye
And I think you should know
And I think you should know
Hard for me
Hard for me
It wass hard for me
Hard for me
Hard for me
It was hard for me
Hard for me
Hard for me
Yeah it’s hard for me

Joe Arroyo – Cantinero Lyrics

Eh, eh, eh
Cantinero sirva el trago
Cantinero sirva el trago
Que me voy a emborrachar
Que me voy a emborrachar
Ay, cantinero sirva el trago
Cantinero sirva el trago
Que me voy a emborrachar
Que me voy a emborrachar
¿Y tú que vas a tomar? Que me den un trago de vino
Que me den un trago de ron
Para mí un trago de cerveza
Para mí un trago de Ñeque
Para mí un trago de Whisky
Para mí un trago de Caldas
Para mí un trago de Ñeque
Para mí un trago de Whisky
¿Y tú que vas a tomar? Cantinero sirva el trago
Cantinero sirva el trago
Que me voy a emborrachar
Que me voy a emborrachar
Ay,   cantinero   sirva el trago
Cantinero   sirva el trago
Que me voy a   emborrachar
Que me voy a emborrachar
¿Y tú que vas a tomar? A mí que me den un tinto
Pero que me lo den con blablala…
Guayabo el de Nicolás
Guayabo el de Nicolás
Guayabo el de Nicolás
Guayabo el de Nicolás
Y a mí no me digan nada porque yo…
Oye cachaco Correa
¿Y del Barrio Abajo qué? A mí me das otro tinto
Pero con bastante blablabla…
Guayabo el de Nicolás
Guayabo el de Nicolás
Guayabo el de Nicolás
Guayabo el de Nicolás
¡Uy!, en la Plaza Majagual
¡Sincelejo! ¿Cómo? Que me den un trago de vino
Que me den un trago de ron
Para mí un trago de Ñeque
Para mí un trago de Whisky
Para mí un trago de Caldas
Para mí un trago de cerveza
Para mí un trago de Ñeque
Para mí un trago de Whisky
¿Y tú que vas a tomar?

Skyzoo – A Song For Fathers Lyrics

Understood it back then but even more now
It’s easier to feel it when it’s your child
When forever is the only thing you want now
Middle man with the baton, pass it on down
Pass what he gave me to mine in due time
From how to put a fist in the air to shooting five
To how to not give in to fear when the blues arrive
He said my only job was making sure you survive
Duly noted, all the direction that you were throwing
I might not have known where it led but I knew the motive
So all the conversations that might’ve turned into more
Was to keep me from writing from the other side of the wall
My friends never had their pop so you became it
Yours died when you were a child so you related
Taught us that everything you are and what becomes of you
Is usually everything that was be front of you
Believe it
Youngin’ do believe it
Super hero dad, capes on, you know how we get
And this one is a song for my father, let the radio repeat it
A song for my father, let the radio repeat it
A song for my father, let the radio repeat it
Like everyday is Father’s Day weekend
Celebrate it, celebrate it, celebrate it
Yeah, velebrate it, celebrate it
The day that the baton came to me
Heart started jumping when your mom came to me
And said that you were cooking
I was overlooking Brooklyn knowing we had to leave
Cause I wanted you to see more when you repeat after me
You were born I was torn, a feeling never before
But I knew the world waiting for you is forever more
Every cop that’s outta pocket with his rep in his in his hand
And every word thrown at me to make me less of man
Was all fully aligned here for you to take part in
So put your whole chest in whatever you put your heart in
I put it on the table there’s nothing that can surprise you
Keep you the wiser before they try to Korey Wise you
Miles the miracle, every part of your breath
Doctors told me my only hope was IVF
So know that everything that you are and what becomes of you
Is usually everything that be in front of you
Believe it
Youngin’ do believe it
Super hero dad, capes on, you know how we get
And this one is a song for my father, let the radio repeat it
A song for my father, let the radio repeat it
A song for my father, let the radio repeat it
Like everyday is Father’s Day weekend
Celebrate it, celebrate it, celebrate it
Yeah, celebrate it, celebrate it
If there was ever a man who was generous, gracious and good
That was my dad, hollow tipped his way out the hood
Shot through it and showed me how to hop to it
Like never let nobody ever say what you’re not doing, unless it’s me
Same rule apply to the one that I made
Only one I’ll give it to if he wanted my lane, all yours, nothing that I won’t provide
From the first time that you saw the world and you opened mine
My pop made sure that I was all the way fine
Even when him and my mom were saying all their goodbyes
So shout out to my mother and all the mothers for their comforting
The best ones got a father that’s in love with them, right
So this is for the father’s support
The ones that you couldn’t pay enough to walk out the door
And the ones who know that everything you are and what becomes of you
Is usually everything that be in front of you
Believe it
Youngin’ do believe it
Super hero dad, capes on, you know how we get
And this one is a song for my father, let the radio repeat it
A song for my father, let the radio repeat it
A song for my father, let the radio repeat it
Like everyday is Father’s Day weekend
Celebrate it, celebrate it, celebrate it
Yeah, celebrate it, celebrate it

Kierra Luv – Worth It All Lyrics

So don’t tell me to do better when you lowkey still bitter
[Chorus]
We went from nothin’ to somethin’ (Nomethin’)
How could we go back to nothin’ (Nothin’)
I put my all in this shit and I
Swear I would die for this shit we had
All of that fightin’ and fussin’ (Fussin’)
All of that violence and cussin’ (Yeah)
But I ain’t mad, I just brush it off
I know a rough past makes it worth it all No more back and forth, watch you switch, now we on and off
Baby you no good for me, so I had to cut it off
[Chorus]
We went from nothin’ to somethin’ (Nomethin’)
How could we go back to nothin’ (Nothin’)
I put my all in this shit and I
Swear I would die for this shit we had
All of that fightin’ and fussin’ (Fussin’)
All of that violence and cussin’ (Yeah)
But I ain’t mad, I just brush it off
I know a rough past makes it worth it all
[Verse 2]
Yeah
It just sucks that we is deep
Anytime I’m screamin’ off, you don’t ever hear me
You know that you did wrong, yeah you did me filthy
Why the hell your friends involved? [Intro]
Mister Sean Brown
Ayy
[Verse 1]
Hold up wait a minute, yeah
‘Fore you get to runnin’ off
Let me get   this   off my chest
Hear   how you been mouthin’ off
Hold up,   I ain’t finished yet
You gon’ listen when I talk
No more   room   for   disrespect
I been in   the studio, ain’t   worried ’bout you at all
How you get to send a text but you blockin’ all my calls? Now they wanna kill me
Moral is, from the jump you been toxic (Oh, oh)
I been blind to the signs, when I coudl’ve been stopped it (No, oh)
Manipulated me for days, the way you think out of pocket (Oh, oh)
But you reapin’ what you sow, so at the end we gon’ drop it
Can’t be questionin’ my moves when everything you do sus’ (Oh)
Had me cut off all my friends to rekindle your trust (Oh, oh)
You put everybody first, now you tight ’cause you second (Oh, oh)
And I was beggin’ you to choose me, what a odd obsession, my time is
Money now and all I’m wantin’ is my worth
I did you wrong, you did me wrong, so now we equal and that hurt
How it’s hard to move on but you been reactin’ quick?

Kraja – Giftasvisan Lyrics

Jag ska aldrig bort mig binda
Ej i äktenskapet gå
Ty det är så svårt att finna
En   man   helt kan lita   på
Är han riker så är han   rådig
Är han fattig lider jag nöd
Är han ung är han otrogen
Är han gammal är han snart död
Jag ska ensam gå på jorden
Vara såsom fågeln fri
Inte tro på de falska orden
Tacka nej till vart frieri
Är han riker så är han rådig
Är han fattig lider jag nöd
Är han ung är han otrogen
Är han gammal är han snart död
Men så kom där en tidig morgon
En så fager unger man
Och han lovte mig sitt hjärta
Och han räckte mig sin hand
Är han riker, det kan jag tåla
Är han fattig; går bra ändå
Men är han unger och otrogen
Ska jag själv vara likaså
Är han riker, det kan jag tåla
Är han fattig; går bra ändå
Men är han unger och otrogen
Ska jag själv vara likaså!

Dyscarnate – The Promethean Lyrics

He destroys with the shining lamp of knowledge, the darkness born of ignorance. Their eyes are opened as they scream: “Blasphemer!” In his twisted vision of the cosmic form, fouled by artificial breath, he shatters galaxies. Divine dealings with mortality – residing in their hearts. Orchestrated by Death himself. The swelling gloom which spells conclusion across the heavens. Blasphemer. Master of the inferno, bringer of devouring flame to this transitory world. Bound to this monolith – a tragic monument to his pride. Innocent screams entrap his mind, as the crowd continue taunting, lives that never were; relentless, torturous in their haunting
This is the splendour of the almighty one
Destroyer. Across the stars the scriptures are unfurled
The creator’s revelation: End everything and begin
Imploring them to heed his scripture of liberation, he cries “Worship Me!” as they blow his legacy across the skies. Master of all and none Igniter of the thousandth sun
This is the splendour of the almighty one
Destroyer, Blasphemer. Snatching the bounty for another human race, where holocaust is victory and peace is defeat
The radiance of a thousand suns bursts into the sky – eruptions surging outward, disintegrating the partisans as they march on to a death unknown
It begins. This is the splendour of the mighty one. This is his conviction. The crowd once gazing skyward exclaiming wonder, they round upon him, blinded by his brilliance. “Now I am become death”
To end everything and begin, to become the destroyer of worlds.

Bully – Turn To Hate Lyrics

[Verse 1]
It’s got an awful bite
It’s gonna rise again
Keeping track of everything we lose
Another whole demand
[Pre-Chorus]
Tell   me   you can stay
[Chorus]
Don’t   leave, don’t cry
You’re just another girl   caught in the rye
Don’t say goodbye
Head full of nothing, I’m wondering why
[Post-Chorus]
It’s alright
It’s alright
[Verse 2]
I’m coming down
I got your life laid on my floor
Yeah, I’m something of a liar now
‘Cause I’ve seen it all before
[Pre-Chorus]
Tell me you can’t wait
[Chorus]
Don’t leave, don’t cry
You’re just another girl caught in the rye
Don’t say goodbye
Head full of nothing, I’m wondering why
[Post-Chorus]
It’s alright
It’s alright
[Instrumental Bridge]
[Pre-Chorus]
Tell me you can stay
[Chorus]
Don’t leave, don’t cry
You’re just another girl caught in the rye
Don’t say goodbye
Head full of nothing, I’m wondering why
[Post-Chorus]
It’s alright
It’s alright
[Outro]
I’m walking towards that gate
You’ll all be stars, now just you wait
I’ve done enough to take that bait
Don’t let my sorrow turn to hate

Defkhan – Automatikk Lyrics (feat. Automatik)

Also asiatisch
Und nach dem du [?] sind meine Augen asiatisch.. Ich mach dich weg lan, Mutter Ficker rapper Automatikk, Defkhan
[Nakarat]
Senin iyi dediğin adam bana dert değil
Ne yapsan da Rapin; Automatikk, Def değil
Yüksek uçarsan bir gün düşersin bu taşlara
Noktadan atış yapmak bu adamın mesleği
Senin en iyi dediğin adam dert değil
Ne yapsan da Rapin; Automatikk, Def değil
Yüksek uçarsan bir gün düşersin bu taşlara
Noktadan atış yapmak bu adamın mesleği
[Verse 2: Defkhan]
Kuşat beni vur, Def uçar beati kur
Sokak high tech bi mic check, insan değilim dur
Sesi kes keep it cool dokuzdan geri say
Topla kalkın da rap solucan gibi koy
Def sihirbaz, doğuştan beri Rhyme
Konuşan, oluşan deli tayfa da boss
Çünkü ben ve rap aynı ayran ve tost
Eğer taht’a geçiyosam bi paylaşma yok
Koş hergele ser yere minderi, Def gene sürdü kalemi deftere
Sana bol bana bol gibi şişko psiko beat, disko değil bu yerde beton
Güvercinim uç git bi ergenekon
Bura Ham-city dokuz artı beş kere on
Düştü mü sende jeton? Dein Label besteht aus Lappen und Affen Chimperator… Ich mache weiter scheine in business
Bleibe gerissen, fick deine Mutter
[…?], heiße Milfes. Ich bin wie dieser kleiner Cartman. [Intro]
Yeah, yeah
Defkhan, Automatikk; kollabo
2-0-1-4, ihr wisst bescheid
Drei kanaken, yeah, ah, brre
[Verse 1: Automatikk]
Wenn ich komm’ es ist   Feierabend
Heute   gibt’s ein Feierabend
Ich   lasse deine […?], Maybach wagen
Aber bitte   nicht weiter sagen
Ich ficke nur bitches die Kleider tragen.. Polis amca, dikkat, dinlenir her telefon
Çok enteresan, rakip zanneder kendini bana, Def basit halleder
Benle battle yapan vakit kaybeder
Elini değil paramı nakit say da ver
(BesDokuz Automatikk mahveder)
Bunu dinle ve sar geri benle beraber
Hamm, Antalya, İstanbul, İzmir, Ankara, Kayseri
Rap hayvan gibi Def her yerde bela
Sana sıktığım kurşun gelmedi daha
Olsa da rap her derde deva, ortam bana hasta, Def ve Defkhan! Bak olmadı olay homie, anakonda mı dolay’m homie? CLK flow mit der Glock in der Hand. Ihr seid keine Männer, alle höchstens Waschweiber
Und eure Schwänze sind so kurz wie ein [Achtzeiler?]
Ich da gegen zu Hammer, also hör gut zu aga
Deine Frau sieht ein wenig aus wie diese Chewbacca
Meine ganze Crew ballert Magazine leer
Du hast kein […?] sind was nicht an geht die Magazine leer
Ich komm’ mit Defkhan und rocke das Haus.. […?] ich laufe durch die Stadt mit […?] in der Hand.. Okay, das war’s, yeah Sana zor bana kolay homie, seyret beni olay [?]
[Nakarat]
Senin iyi dediğin adam bana dert değil
Ne yapsan da Rapin; Automatikk, Def değil
Yüksek uçarsan bir gün düşersin bu taşlara
Noktadan atış yapmak bu adamın mesleği
Senin en iyi dediğin adam dert değil
Ne yapsan da Rapin; Automatikk, Def değil
Yüksek uçarsan bir gün düşersin bu taşlara
Noktadan atış yapmak bu adamın mesleği
[Verse 3: Automatikk]
Ich ziel’ auf dein Arsch, shieß mit der pump
Scheiß egal wie viel lieder du hast
Es tut dir nicht gut, du Hund verlierst Blut
Und zwar einige [liter?] du [?]
Chef mit der flow, cash für die Show
[….?] ort (bouw)….

Kevin Krauter – Changes Lyrics

Waking up in the morning
Sun beneath horizon’s waiting
To fill my windows full of light
I like the place I’m living
Trees along the streets I’m walking
And a warm place where I lie
But I don’t mind changing
No I don’t mind changing
There was a song you were singing
Something about a fool walking
Across a lake covered up in ice
Trying to make it to a lover
But falling under
And leaving nothing but life behind
One of us is changing
One of us is changing
Between two ivory towers
Runs a river flowing faster
With every cycle of the moon
When I feel that current
Lift me up from where I’m standing
Will it carry me back to you? Well my world is changing
Yeah my world is changing
Yeah my world is changing
Yeah my world is changing

Cliff Edwards – I Got Shoes You Got Shoesies Lyrics

[Chorus]
I got shoes and you got shoesies, but I won’t be satisfied
Till my number 9s and your number 4s are together side by side
I got suits and you got dresses, won’t I be filled with pride
When my 42s and your 34s hang together side by side
I’ve got plans for a love nest
With closet room enough
A community love chest
For your thesies and my thosies and you’re little what-should-me-call-‘ms
I got hopes and if we’re lucky, things will be multiplied
And then maybe there will be several pair of little shoesies side by side
By the way, where do you go? [Chorus]
I got shoes and you got shoesies, but I won’t be satisfied
Till my number 9s and your number 4s are together side by side
I got suits and you got dresses, won’t I be filled with pride
When my 42s and your 34s hang together side by side
I’ve got plans for a love nest
With closet room enough
A community love chest
For your thesies and my thosies and you’re little what-should-me-call-‘ms
I got time, so I’ll keep waitin’
Till you’re my blushing bride
And my numbers 9s and your number 4s are together side by side
It’s a lovely day today
All right, so well, so what
The weather’s very nice
All right, you’ve said that twice
Well there’s something else I’d like to say, perhaps I’d better not
Well, come on give out, what’s it all about? Just the opposite way from you
Well, that’s exactly where I go
With those feet on in the street, I’m sure we couldn’t go walking together
Well I’ve got time, so I’ll keep waiting
Till you’re my blushing bride
And my numbers 9s and your number 4s are together side by side

Joe Arroyo – Noche De Arreboles Lyrics

Hay noches de arreboles
Que incitan al amor
Y en los alrededores
Se enciende el ardor
Son noches de ilusiones que
Como hoy te llaman
Y te dicen mi cielo
Cada día, te quiero más
Hay noches de arreboles que
Te incitan vida mía
Temblando de emociones
Me das tu pasión
Son noches de arreboles que
Como hoy, cual flama
Encienden corazones
Ansiosos, al amor
(Si) Noche de arreboles como la de hoy
Te incitan y te entregan al placer del amor
Son noches de emociones
Son noches de pasiones
Son noches de rubores
Llenas de desilusiones de amor
Noche de arreboles como la de hoy (Si, como la de hoy)
Te incitan y te entregan al placer del amor
Son noches de temores
Pero que noches de dolores
Son noches que me llaman
Que me empujan
Que me impulsan
Y me dicen que
Que me entregue a la pasión
Ahora que te he conocido
Oye bien lo que te digo
Donde vayas yo te sigo mujer
Pues mi amor llevas contigo
Noche de arreboles como la de hoy (Noche de arrebol)
Te incitan y te entregan al placer del amor
Son noches de temores
Pero que noches de ilusiones
Son noches de ilusiones que me llaman
Que me empujan
Y me impulsan que
Que me dicen que
Que me entregue a la pasión
Noche de arreboles como la de hoy (Si, como la de hoy)
Te incitan y te entregan al placer del amor
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Resetting the Russia relationship: A China play, too?

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That move, establishing diplomatic ties after decades of shunning Beijing’s Communist regime, was in part designed to strengthen America’s diplomatic hand against its main rival, the Soviet Union.On the chess board of international strategy, could President Trump now be attempting a reverse Nixon gambit? In superpower diplomatic history, there is what might be called a mirror-image precedent for just such a diplomatic recalibration: President Richard Nixon’s surprise 1972 visit to China.
Again, there are likely to be obstacles, both practical and political: European G-7 members are less keen on a rapprochement with Russia, especially if it is aimed against China, and many members of the U.S. The Trump administration, for its part, has been arguing that New START and other arms control accords are worth little unless they include China, too. First, there are the complex technical issues involved in any arms control deal. President Donald Trump has already pulled Washington out of a number of other arms treaties. Congress.While there’s far less bipartisan appetite for easing sanctions or warming ties with Russia, the China factor could, over time, change that calculation. And he proposed inviting the leaders of a trio of democracies in China’s own neighborhood: India, Australia, and South Korea.We’ve been here before, in reverseWhatever pushback he might get from the current G-7 to a formal expansion of the group, the broader strategic and geopolitical aim – paying much warier attention to China’s growing power – could well gather momentum. economic sanctions imposed after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.President Trump also said this month that he plans to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the next meeting of the Group of Seven economically advanced democracies, due to take place in the U.S. and Russia, which have been in a deep freeze since the Kremlin’s intervention in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea six years ago, may be showing the first small signs of a thaw. If New START were allowed to lapse, the world would be without any formal arms control arrangements for the first time in almost half a century.The mere fact that the Vienna meeting is taking place does not guarantee a deal will be struck. And that’s in part because of the Trump administration’s hardening stance toward its main superpower rival, China.The most significant indication of a possible reset came last week, with the announcement the United States had agreed to meet Russian negotiators in Vienna later this month to discuss the future of the decade-old New START agreement on nuclear arms control.That’s important in itself. Now he has a new motivation that has bipartisan support: a desire to constrain China. It highlights the relevance of the administration’s growing tensions with China.President Trump didn’t just mention adding President Putin to the guest list. London
Relations between the U.S. Loading… New START, which limits the number of nuclear warheads Washington and Moscow can have, was negotiated by the Obama administration and is due to expire early next year. – despite Russia’s suspension from the G-7 since Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine.As with the New START talks, an invitation in itself would not necessarily mean any early move toward a thaw in relations. )

By Ned Temko
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U.S. It could also outlast the Trump administration.It was President Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama, who launched a diplomatic and military “pivot to Asia” to take account of Beijing’s growing international influence and ambitions. Congress on both sides of the aisle are skeptical as well.They have not forgotten Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election – something that President Trump has downplayed or dismissed but which was confirmed not only by U.S. Pavel Golovkin/AP

U.S. Interestingly, that came a month after Russia flew a planeload of medical supplies to New York – pointedly organized by two Russian companies subject to the U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be making overtures to Moscow in a new bid to improve ties that he has long wanted to strengthen. and Russian officials, and President Trump’s suggestion that he would invite President Putin to a summit of the Group of Seven, even though Russia has been suspended from the group of economically advanced democracies.They may come to nothing; members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are warier of President Putin than the U.S. The U.S. June 15, 2020

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Deep Read ( 3 Min. But as China spreads its influence and ambitions, growing numbers of lawmakers are coming to share President Trump’s hostility toward Beijing.Fifty years ago, Richard Nixon made a surprise visit to Beijing and restored diplomatic relations with China as a means to circumscribe the Soviet Union. Russia may not think it’s worth seeking an early deal as November’s U.S. president is. And since the outbreak of COVID-19, which Chinese officials initially kept under political wraps, attitudes toward Beijing have been hardening among both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. President Trump’s White House has devoted far less attention or preparatory work to structured diplomatic encounters than have past administrations.Political and strategic considerations on both sides could also slow progress. intelligence agencies but by a bipartisan majority on the Senate intelligence committee. He criticized the existing G-7 structure – grouping the U.S., Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan – as outdated. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan (left) and Dmitry Nikitenko, first deputy general director of Pirogov National Medical and Surgical Center, speak to the media as they stand in front of medical aid sent from the United States at Vnukovo International Airport near Moscow, June 4, 2020. presidential election approaches. Resetting the Russia relationship: A China play, too? Why We Wrote This

President Trump has long wanted closer relations with Moscow. But this time, the international context is different, and President Trump has a new motivation for wanting to make nice with Russian President Vladimir Putin: China.Recent signs of a possibly warmer relationship include arms control talks next week between U.S. Could President Trump be attempting a reverse Nixon gambit, using Russia as a counterweight to China? That’s one reason the president has been frustrated in his long and openly stated desire to engage with the Russian leader and get a “fresh start” on ties with Moscow.But again as with New START, the underlying message of the president’s statement on the G-7 is important. sent the supplies to help Russia tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Will Minneapolis become the Selma of the North?Not so bad, after all?But in the wake of mixed signals, the decision to enter negotiations on New START does suggest reluctance in Washington to see these last arms control limits simply expire.That’s not the only sign President Trump is interested in some form of reengagement with Russia at a time when he is adopting an increasingly hostile tone toward China over the COVID-19 pandemic.Last month, the White House arranged the dispatch of dozens of ventilators to help Russia deal with COVID-19.
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Chokeholds or Tasers? Critics question France’s compromise.

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Police chief Franco Gabrielli said in March that the next phase would involve a period of training and “operational experimentation” in a half-dozen cities.“The security of our personnel is first, obviously without causing damage to the people who might find themselves on the other side,” Mr. France announced it will start testing stun guns for law enforcement, making it the latest European country to adopt the controversial weapon. in recent years and agencies in the Netherlands and Italy recently expanded use of stun guns, following the path of Britain, where use has increased steadily since they were introduced in 2003.Stun guns are in limited but increasing use in France already. The human rights group has said at   least 500 people   died after being hit by stun guns between 2001 and 2012 in the U.S.Italy’s government approved using Tasers in January after a two-year trial and opened a bidding process to purchase nearly 4,500 stun guns to be divided among various law enforcement agencies. Gabrielli said outside a Genoa hospital where he had gone to visit two police officers injured in a shootout.The Netherlands began issuing stun guns to police in 2017 and is training 17,000 of the force’s 40,000 officers. Chris LaChall/Camden Courier-Post/AP

A stun gun training session is held in Gloucester Township, New Jersey, Sept. Critics question France’s compromise. de Villèle said.But stun guns are increasingly the weapon of choice for European law enforcement as they have been for years in the U.S., where they are considered effective protection for officers trying to arrest violent suspects. He said it would make more sense to invent another technique to replace chokeholds.“It’s a bad sign to say, ‘You can’t strangle, but here are Tasers for you to use,’” Mr. Loading… Terrill said training must come before widespread distribution of Tasers, which are sold as a way to protect officers from aggressive suspects while avoiding deadly force.“It’s almost asking a police department to make an unfair choice in many respects,” he said. As the French government backs away from its recent chokehold ban, it says it will begin testing stun guns for wider use by police officers. Louise said.Gendarmes in Orléans responding to a drunken brawl tried to arrest his son, Loïc Louise. The Metropolitan Police force said a review found no indication of misconduct, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for an urgent investigation.According to Amnesty International, at least 18 people in Britain have died after a stun gun was discharged on them by police, but in many cases it was not determined that the weapon caused the death. One officer, Noham Cardoso, fired his Taser for the first time, hitting Loïc Louise in the chest with the twin darts and jolting him for a full 17 seconds, rather than the usual 5-second cycle, then hitting him again less than a minute later with another 5 seconds, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. He has said Loïc Louise was aggressive and appeared ready to attack.The officer’s lawyer, Ludovic de Villèle, can’t fathom why France would replace an immobilization technique with a weapon. After France said it would abandon the chokehold last week, police across the country staged   scattered protests, saying they felt abandoned by the government.Police in England and Wales discharged Tasers 2,700 times over the 12 months ending in March 2019, according to government statistics, which also showed black people were more likely than white ones to have stun guns used on them.Britain’s Independent Office for Police Conduct said last month that there were growing concerns “about its disproportionate use against black men and those with mental health issues.”British rapper Wretch 32   posted video last week of his father being hit by a Taser in his London home during a police raid in April. One of the officers was dismissed.Axon, the company that makes Tasers, has made a big push outside the U.S. Loïc Louis, who was Black, passed out and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 3, 2013, death. In Atlanta, just hours after the French stun gun announcement on Friday, a seemingly routine sobriety check outside a Wendy’s restaurant   ended in gunshots   after Rayshard Brooks grabbed a Taser from officers and ran.The killing of the Black man in an encounter with two white officers late Friday rekindled fiery protests in Atlanta and prompted the police chief’s resignation. According to the   French police oversight agency, stun guns killed one person last year and three suffered severe injuries. Chokeholds or Tasers? Axon says it has standing relationships with 95% of American law enforcement agencies.Mr. But far fewer of the weapons are on order and they will not be part of an officer’s standard equipment.There are about 15,000 stun guns in France, which has a total police and gendarme force of around 240,000. Amnesty International reports that 500 people died in the U.S. Cardoso was charged last year with involuntary homicide in the Nov. “And my son paid for it.” In the U.S., by contrast, more than three-quarters of officers carry the weapons as standard issue, according to William Terrill, a professor of criminal justice at Arizona State University. “By articulating it that way, it’s almost saying I value my officers’ safety more than the community’s safety.”Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, based in Washington, D.C., said stun guns can be effective but also fail to subdue people as much as 45% of the time.“We have seen circumstances where police officers get themselves in a situation where they use them, they don’t work, and now they are very close to the person they are dealing with and they wind up having to use force, deadly force in some circumstances,” Mr. 25, 2012. after being hit by stun guns between 2001 and 2012. June 16, 2020

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Less than a week after France announced it would abandon police chokeholds, the government responded to growing officer discontent by announcing it would test stun guns for wider use, adding to the ranks of European law enforcement agencies that have recently adopted the weapons that many in the United States equate with excess police violence.Then, on Monday, the government backed away from a complete chokehold ban, saying it would no longer teach the maneuver to recruits but allow its use until a better alternative emerges.For Johny Louise, it felt as though the 22 seconds of Taser pulses that led to his son’s death counted for nothing.“They need more death so that one day they understand, but it will be more pointless deaths and sufferings for families,” Mr. The number of discharges increased from 1,400 in 2017 to 2,349 in 2019. Wexler said.Mr. Will Minneapolis become the Selma of the North?Mr. Wexler said they can be foiled by distance, heavy clothing, or only one of the weapon’s two prongs making contact.For Loïc Louise’s family, from the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, it was a weapon used far too easily on someone with dark skin.His father does not believe all gendarmes are racist but “some use their uniform to do whatever they please,” said Johny Louise.
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India, China clash on Himalayan border in deadly confrontation

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“Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation.”China, for its part, accused Indian forces along the border of carrying out “provocative attacks” on its troops, leading to “serious physical conflicts” between the sides. China was among the handful of countries to strongly condemn the move, raising it at international forums including the U.N. 16, 2016. Zhao said.Thousands of soldiers from the two countries, backed by armored trucks and artillery, have been facing off just a few hundred yards apart for more than a month in the Ladakh region near Tibet. Gen. Security Council.Lt. Both said that no shots were fired by either side. Gen. The Indian army said that a "violent faceoff" took place in the Ladakh region on June 15, 2020, "with casualties on both sides."

Loading… That triggered shouting matches, stone-throwing, and fistfights, much of it replayed on television news channels and social media.China has sought to downplay the confrontation while saying the two sides were communicating through both their front-line military units and their respective embassies to resolve issues.The disputed border covers nearly 2,175 miles of frontier that the two countries call the Line of Actual Control.Though skirmishes aren’t new along the frontier, the standoff at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, where India is building a strategic road connecting the region to an airstrip close to China, has escalated in recent weeks.India and China fought a border war in 1962 that also spilled into Ladakh. Manish Swarup/AP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands with leaders at a summit in Goa, India, Oct. June 16, 2020

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Srinagar, India
At least three Indian soldiers, including a senior army officer, were killed in a confrontation with Chinese troops along their disputed border high in the Himalayas where thousands of soldiers on both sides have been facing off for over a month, the Indian army said Tuesday.The incident – in which neither side fired any shots, according to Indian officials – is the first deadly confrontation between the two Asian giants since 1975.The Indian army said in a statement that a “violent faceoff” took place in Galwan Valley in the Ladakh region on Monday night, “with casualties on both sides.””The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers,” the statement said. The two countries have been trying to settle their border dispute since the early 1990s without success.Since then, soldiers from the two sides have frequently faced off along the frontier, which stretches from Ladakh in the north to the Indian state of Sikkim in the northeast.The Indian army statement said the “violent faceoff” occurred “during the deescalation process underway in the Galwan Valley.”Indian officials say Chinese soldiers commit more than 500 border transgressions annually. Hooda, a former head of the Indian military’s Northern Command, under which Kashmir and Ladakh fall, said the incident was the “most serious confrontation” between India and China since 1975, when Chinese troops killed four Indian soldiers in an ambush in the Twang region of northeastern India’s Arunachal Pradesh state.”It’s a very complicated and serious situation, and it will take real, hard negotiating skills to resolve this,” Lieutenant General Hooda said.Lt. Army officers and diplomats have held a series of meetings to try to end the impasse, with no breakthrough.Indian authorities have officially maintained near-total silence on the issues related to the confrontation, and it was not immediately clear how the three Indian soldiers died.But two Indian security officials familiar with latest developments told The Associated Press that soldiers from the two sides engaged in fistfights and stone-throwing, which led to the casualties. D.S. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with government regulations.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t comment on the clash in a televised meeting Tuesday with state officials.The tense standoff started in early May, when Indian officials said that Chinese soldiers crossed the boundary in Ladakh at three different points, erecting tents and guard posts and ignoring verbal warnings to leave. India, China clash on Himalayan border in deadly confrontation

Soldiers have been facing off in the region for weeks, but the Indian soldiers’ deaths mark the first fatal confrontation between the two Asian giants since 1975. China released no details on any casualties from their side. Will Minneapolis become the Selma of the North?Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian gave no details on any casualties on the Chinese side, but said that China had strongly protested the incident while still being committed to maintaining “peace and tranquility” along the disputed and heavily militarized border.”But what is shocking is that on June 15, the Indian troops seriously violated the consensus of the two sides, crossed the border illegally twice, and carried out provocative attacks on Chinese personnel, resulting in serious physical conflicts between the two border forces,” Mr. Vinod Bhatia, a former director-general of Indian military operations, said the incident was “serious but local.””Such incidents can happen, particularly when [opposing] soldiers are in such proximity,” he said. China claims about 35,000 square miles of territory in India’s northeast, while India says China occupies 15,000 square miles of its territory in the Aksai Chin Plateau in the Himalayas, a contiguous part of the Ladakh region.India unilaterally declared Ladakh a federal territory while separating it from disputed Kashmir in August 2019.

Why did North Korea just blow up inter-Korea liaison office?

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On Tuesday, North Korea demolished an inter-Korean liaison office building opened in 2018 to facilitate communication. June 16, 2020

By Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim
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Seoul, South Korea
North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea on Tuesday, in a carefully choreographed display of anger that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula and puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy.The demolition of the building, which was in North Korean territory and had no South Koreans working in it, is largely symbolic. Kim In-chul/Yonhap/AP

South Korean Marines patrol on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea on June 16, 2020. Moon’s government has faced criticism that it didn’t take tough measures when North Korea performed a series of short-range weapons tests targeting South Korea over the past year.Mr. Moon urged North Korea to stop raising animosities and return to talks, saying the two Koreas must not reverse the 2018 inter-Korean summit deals.North Korea has a history of taking highly visual symbolic steps for political gains. It will pose a serious setback to the efforts of liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in to restore inter-Korean engagement.North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country destroyed the office in a “terrific explosion” because its “enraged people” were determined to “force [the] human scum, and those who have sheltered the scum, to pay dearly for their crimes,” apparently referring to North Korean defectors living in South Korea who for years have floated anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border.The news agency did not detail how the office in the border town of Kaesong was destroyed.South Korea’s government later released military surveillance video showing clouds of smoke rising from the ground as a building collapsed at a now-shuttered joint industrial park in Kaesong where the liaison office stood. The office, built with South Korean money at a reported cost of $8.3 million, was opened in September 2018 to facilitate better communication and exchanges between the Koreas. Mr. Trump in Vietnam in early 2019. Kim and President Donald Trump in June 2018.On Saturday night, Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korea’s leader, warned that Seoul will soon witness “a tragic scene of the useless North-South liaison office [in North Korea] being completely collapsed.” She also said she would leave to North Korea’s military the right to take the next step of retaliation against South Korea.North Korea has threatened to dismantle the shuttered Kaesong factory complex completely and abandon a 2018 bilateral tension-reduction agreement, which observers say could allow the North to trigger clashes along the land and sea borders.Earlier on Tuesday, North Korea’s military threatened to move back into unspecified border areas that have been demilitarized under agreements with South Korea and “turn the front line into a fortress.”On Monday, Mr. The office was considered a symbol of Mr. Kim and Mr. Why did North Korea just blow up inter-Korea liaison office? Kim entered 2020 vowing to expand his nuclear arsenal, introduce a new strategic weapon, and overcome the U.S.-led sanctions that he said “stifles” his country’s economy. The South’s vice unification minister, Suh Ho, who was Seoul’s top official at the liaison office, called the demolition an “unprecedentedly senseless act” that shocked “not only our people, but the whole world.”   The North said last week that it was   cutting off all government and military communication channels with the South while threatening to abandon bilateral peace agreements reached during North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s three summits with Mr. The summit fell apart because of disputes over how much sanctions relief the North should get in return for Mr. Kim’s dismantling of his main nuclear complex, which was seen as a limited denuclearization measure.After the Vietnam summit, inter-Korean relations turned sour again. Loading… Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he hopes tensions between the Koreas will not escalate further, adding that Japan will cooperate closely with Seoul and Washington while analyzing the development.In China, the North’s major diplomatic ally, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that “we always hope that the Korean Peninsula will maintain peace and stability.”Inter-Korean relations have been strained since the breakdown of a second summit between Mr. It was the first such office between the countries since they were divided into a U.S.-backed South Korea and a Soviet-supported North Korea at the end of the World War II in 1945. South Korea said it would take steps to ban the leafleting, but North Korea argued that the South Korean response lacked sincerity.South Korea’s Defense Ministry said separately that it closely monitors North Korean military activities and was prepared to strongly counter any future provocations. Mr. Moon in 2018.Some outside analysts believe the North, after failing to get what it wants in nuclear talks, will turn to provocation to win outside concessions because its economy has likely worsened because of persistent U.S.-led sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic. Will Minneapolis become the Selma of the North?South Korea issued a statement expressing “strong regret” over the destruction of the building, warning of a stern response if North Korea takes additional steps that aggravate tensions. Moon, a liberal who champions greater reconciliation with North Korea, shuttled between Pyongyang and Washington to help set up the   first summit between Mr. Both events were an attempt by the North to show it was serious about denuclearization amid rampant outside skepticism about its commitment.”It’s hard to see how such behavior will help the Kim regime get what it wants from the world, but clearly such images will be used for domestic propaganda,” said Leif-Eric Easley, a professor at Ewha University in Seoul.The Koreas’ neighbors voiced concerns over Tuesday’s demolition. It invited foreign journalists to watch the detonation of its underground nuclear testing tunnels in 2018 and the demolition of a cooling tower at its main nuclear complex in 2008. But it’s still the most provocative act by North Korea since it entered nuclear diplomacy in 2018 after a United States-North Korean standoff had many fearing war. In a choreographed display of anger against South Korea on the same day, North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office on North Korean soil. The statement, issued following an emergency National Security Council meeting, said the demolition is “an act that betrays hopes for an improvement in South-North Korean relations and the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula.”   The liaison office has been shut since late January because of coronavirus concerns. Moon’s engagement policy.North Korea had earlier threatened to demolish the office as it stepped up its fiery rhetoric over what it called Seoul’s failure to stop civilian campaigns to drop anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North. North Korea’s latest act of "symbolic" anger raises tensions and puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy. North Korea may also be frustrated because the sanctions prevent Seoul from breaking away from Washington to resume joint economic projects with Pyongyang.South Korea’s response to Tuesday’s demolition was relatively strong compared to past provocations.

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