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  • Ukrainian Presidential Debate Sparks Envy Among Russians And Belarusians

    04/21/2019 3:30:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | Apr 2019
    Many commentators have suggested that the greatest threat to the authoritarian regime in Russia would be a Ukraine that successfully navigated the difficult passage to economic development and political freedom, but apparently even Ukraine’s moves in that direction are a problem for the Kremlin. That is because, as the SerpomPo telegram channel put it, the chief reaction of Russians to the debates between the two Ukrainian presidential candidates is envy, envy that each of those who watched as many Russians did could decide for himself or herself who won and how they would if they could vote, something not possible...
  • Russia made its move — and Trump blinked

    11/26/2018 7:23:38 PM PST · by TBP · 84 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2018 | Benny Avni
    Russia over the weekend mounted its most serious aggression against Ukraine since President Trump took office, and America punted. Trump’s outgoing ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, described the chain of events that led to the current standoff at the Black Sea as an “outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory.” She vowed that Washington and its friends would stand with Kiev. So what’s the plan? “It is our expectation that our European partners will lead this effort through the Normandy Four format,” Haley said, referring to a toothless Barack Obama-era gabfest that has mostly served to legitimize Moscow’s illegal...
  • INTERIM REPORT OF THE OPCW FACT-FINDING MISSION IN SYRIA

    07/06/2018 12:19:15 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 5 replies
    opcw.org ^ | July 6th 2018 | OPCW Technical Secretariat
    This document contains an update on the work of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission in Syria (FFM) regarding the alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma, the Syrian Arab Republic, on 7 April 2018. The work of the FFM was conducted in accordance with preambular paragraph 8 and operative paragraphs 5 and 6 of decision EC-M-48/DEC.1 (dated 4 February 2015) and other relevant decisions of the OPCW Executive Council (hereinafter “the Council”), as well as under the Director-General’s authority to seek to uphold at all times the object and purpose of the Chemical Weapons Convention, as reinforced by...
  • Europeans Say Increased Iranian Uranium Enrichment OK [semi-satire]

    06/12/2018 10:19:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 June 2018 | John Semmens
    European participants in the Obama-arranged "deal" that is supposed to discourage Iran from developing nuclear weapons insist that the country's stepped up uranium enrichment program does not violate the terms of the agreement. Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, explained that "a careful reading of the terms shows that Iran has only agreed to forego attacking us with nuclear weapons until they are 'physically able to do so.' All work on bombs and delivery systems prior to the attainment of this capability are unconstrained by the agreement brokered by former US President Obama and his Secretary of...
  • Merkel predicts 'contentious' G7 summit with Trump

    06/06/2018 10:13:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 June 2018 14:55 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she expected “contentious discussions” at a G7 summit this week, given differences with US President Donald Trump on trade, climate and security. Speaking two days before the Canada meeting of the club of major industrialized democracies, Merkel also said the leaders may not necessarily manage to agree on a final joint statement. “I think everyone knows there will be difficult discussions there, because G7 summits deal with the global economy, trade, climate protection, development—and foreign policy,” she told German parliament. […] Merkel vowed to enter the talks “in good faith”, but stressed that...
  • Russia-made submarine signaling missiles on Poland's beaches

    05/31/2018 2:46:58 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2018 | None Attributed
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokesman for Poland's Navy says that three Russian-made submarine signaling missiles have been found in recent days at different locations on Poland's Baltic Sea beaches. Speaking from a from a Navy base in Gdynia, Cmdr. Radoslaw Pioch said Wednesday the missiles came from a submarine type Kilo, made in Russia. They were found at two locations on the Hel Peninsula and on the Sobieszewska Island, within the Bay of Gdansk area that borders Russia's Kaliningrad region with its military port.
  • Russian thugs who launched sickening attack on Liverpool fans in Ukraine warn England [tr]

    05/28/2018 6:21:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2018 | Alex Green
    Violent Russian thugs who attacked Liverpool fans in Ukraine have issued a stark warning to England supporters planning to attend the World Cup. Trouble Company, a notorious hooligan group, said fans traveling abroad will face 'hell' during the 2018 competition. The group's followers have released a string of messages on social media claiming responsibility for the violence in Kiev, which saw Brits hospitalised.
  • The disappearance of Ukip: Brexit cheerleaders have collapsed at the polls and faces losing (tr)

    05/03/2018 10:27:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 4, 2018 | Tim Sculthorpe
    Ukip has collapsed in the polls and faces the loss of almost every council seat it won four years ago. With the results still coming in, the Brexit cheerleaders have already lost 86 of the 166 seats they won last time. Ukip is currently on just two seats - one of which is a gain in Derby in defiance of the nationwide performance.
  • The battle for Syria's skies will see a move from proxy clashes to direct ones

    04/29/2018 8:45:38 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    The National, Arab Emirates Sourced Opinion ^ | April 29, 2018 | Jonathan Cook
    The hidden battle in Syria – the one that rarely appears on our television screens – has been raging for years between Israel and a coalition comprising the Syrian government, Iran and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. Watching over the proceedings without directly intervening has been Russia, although that might be about to change. The prize is control over Syrian territory but the battlefield is Syria’s skies.
  • Russia’s ‘keep it in the ground’ ploy to stifle American oil

    04/22/2018 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/22/18 | William F. Shughart II
    ... But a threat is hanging over oil. What is most ominous is the spread of the destructive idea that, because of climate change, all fossil fuels, including oil, must be kept in the ground. Russia bears some of the blame for that underhanded campaign, using social media to twist American public opinion against oil production to achieve its own devious goal: push up world oil prices. With Russia’s help, the keep-it-in-the-ground movement threatens to impede the production of oil offshore and stifle hydraulic fracturing in shale formations. At the same time, Russia is spearheading opposition to the construction of...
  • Salisbury poisoning: UK experts cannot prove novichok nerve agent used on Skripals came from Russia

    04/03/2018 8:23:49 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 40 replies
    Independent / Yahoo ^ | April 4, 2018 | Kim Sengupta
    Accusations and recriminations between Britain and Russia are set to escalate with the news that scientists at the Porton Down military research facility have been unable to establish exactly where the novichok nerve agent used to carry out the Skripal attack was manufactured. The admission comes the day before Moscow convenes an emergency meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague in which it is expected to demand access to samples from the Salisbury poisoning for analysis by Russian scientists. Russia’s embassy in London responded that Porton Down’s assessment “proves that all political declarations...
  • EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

    12/11/2017 9:36:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2017 10:49 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital met with widespread condemnation and triggered clashes in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu, making the first official visit by an Israeli premier to the EU’s Brussels headquarters in 22 years, told reporters that recognizing Jerusalem merely stated the reality on the ground. He said he expected many European countries to follow Trump’s lead. But EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who chaired talks between Netanyahu and EU...
  • Eyewitnesses Say Community Police Fled From Scene Of Terror Stabbings At Borough Market

    06/04/2017 8:02:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/3/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    Multiple eyewitnesses said that community police officers fled from Borough Market in London after seeing two men with knives stabbing people as part of a terror attack Saturday. These eyewitnesses told The Guardian’s Lisa O’Carroll that two men started stabbing people outside a restaurant in Borough Market, close to where the first terror attack took place on London Bridge, resulting in multiple fatalities. “I saw two guys with big knives downstairs outside Roast. They were stabbing people,” the eyewitnesses said. Perhaps the most jarring part of the testimony was a report that, instead of running to the stabbing to stop...
  • Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

    05/28/2017 6:36:14 AM PDT · by skimbell · 82 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | May 28, 2017 | aP staff
    Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. "The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I've experienced that in the last few days," Merkel told a crowd...
  • Defiant EU Nations Ready Themselves for Trump Presidency

    01/16/2017 2:22:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 19 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 01/16/2017 | n/a
    European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the U.S. president-elect's view that NATO was obsolete and his criticism that European allied members aren't paying their fair share had "caused astonishment." Trump also said Britain's decision to leave the 28-nation European Union would "end up being a great thing," and he predicted that other countries would also leave. At a meeting of EU ministers, French Foreign Minister...
  • Trump Foreign Policy Speech Alarms Allies [semi-satire]

    05/02/2016 11:36:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's emphasis that the guiding principle for foreign policy under his administration will be "America first" has made some of our European allies nervous. Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier characterized Trump's stance as "arrogant and selfish. To put America first is offensive to my ears. He is denying our equality and our right to participate in determining what America must do to protect all of our mutual interests. If this kind of self-centered viewpoint had prevailed in an earlier era my country and perhaps all of western Europe would today be run by fascists or communists."...
  • 'Look out, we are heading for a crash again', warns William White, the central banker (tr)

    The world is facing a new crisis caused by an explosion in debt. So warns William White, the central banker who famously predicted the crisis of 2008. As financial markets reeled last week and fears of a fresh recession or even banking crisis sparked panic, White was more than willing to issue yet another prophecy of doom. The world is now facing a crunch that could see a collapse in property prices, including those in London; a new global banking crisis; waves of cheap commodities savaging Western industrial centres; and the need for debts to be written off on a...
  • U.S. says following events in Poland 'very closely' after EU probe launched

    01/24/2016 9:12:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | January 24, 2016 | Reuters
    The United States is scrutinizing developments in Poland, the U.S. trade czar said on Sunday when asked if Washington was concerned about the European Union's rule of law inquiry into Poland and Standard and Poor's cut to Warsaw's credit rating. "As a fellow democracy we do follow developments here very closely," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters during his visit to Google Campus in Warsaw. "We certainly do follow it. As a democracy, we want to make sure that Poland's democracy continues to address the issues."
  • NATO 'categorically' denies it threatens Russia; says enlargement not directed against anyone

    01/05/2016 5:58:27 AM PST · by McGruff · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 05, 2016
    BRUSSELS - NATO is flatly dismissing a claim by Russia that its actions and expansion constitute a menace for Russia's security. Alliance spokesperson Oana Lungescu said Tuesday that NATO is still studying Russia's new security doctrine, approved last week. "That said," Lungescu added, "we categorically reject totally unfounded claims that NATO and its policies constitute a security threat" for Moscow.
  • Russia propaganda machine gains on U.S.

    12/28/2015 12:21:50 PM PST · by familyop · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    American lawmakers push bill to counter Putin message Russia has reorganized and intensified its international propaganda machine so effectively over the past decade that some Western lawmakers and diplomats say Washington now is badly losing a global messaging war to the increasingly modernized blitz of anti-U.S. content from Moscow-backed news operations. Leaders in the House and Senate have not put their full weight behind the Royce-Engel legislation, although it moved swiftly through the committee in May.