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Big bully at work: Firm laying Nord Stream 2 pipeline halts all ‘activities’ faced with ‘crushing sanctions’ by US

Allseas, a Swiss-Dutch company laying the Nord Stream 2 pipeline off the Danish coast, has announced it is suspending its work and will pull out of the project after being faced with an avalanche of sanctions by the US. The company, which operates two vessels installing deep-sea pipes for Nord Stream 2 on the bottom […]

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Germany ‘won’t back down’ under threat of US sanctions over Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Russia – Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that Berlin will not give into pressure from Washington after the US Senate approved a bill sanctioning German companies working on a pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia. During Wednesday’s Q&A session in parliament, lawmakers asked Merkel about the possibility of the US slapping sanctions on German companies […]

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No doubt America’s debt will soon hit $60 TRILLION 🎞️

The growing rivalry between the world’s two largest economies, the US and China, is at risk of becoming a ‘financial war,’ a former Chinese finance minister says. RT’s Keiser Report discusses the possibility of a trade war turning into financial one, with Stacy Herbert saying that America is an empire of debt, ran by derivatives. […]

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‘We must show US that the jokes are over’: Top German MP says Berlin shouldn’t sit idle as Washington hampers its energy projects

As the US braces to slap sanctions on European firms building the last leg of the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a senior MP in Berlin argues that formal protests don’t work anymore – but a strong response could.

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US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Sanctions Against Turkey Over Its Purchase of S-400s

Washington has repeatedly threatened to sanction Turkey over its decision to buy the Russian air defense system, and moved to halt the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Ankara over the purchase earlier this year. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has passed the ‘Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act’, which […]

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US Democrats to Impeach Trump on Abuse of Power, Obstruction of Congress Probe – Nadler

US House Democrats have repeatedly accused Donald Trump of trying to obstruct their impeachment probe by ordering officials not to cooperate. Trump, in turn, slammed the investigation as a biased “witch hunt” and as an illegal blow against him ahead of the election. Democrats running the impeachment probe into US President Donald Trump have revealed […]

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‘I plan to seek justice’: Max Blumenthal vows legal action after US govt drops ‘bogus’ assault charges against him

The US government has dropped all charges against Max Blumenthal, after arresting the journalist over a dubious 5-month-old warrant. But the Grayzone editor says the case is far from closed. Blumenthal was detained for nearly two days after police raided his Washington, DC home in October. The month-old warrant for his arrest listed the journalist […]

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NATO at 70: Sclerotic & bureaucratic zombie should be pensioned off

Seventy is normally considered a ripe old age at which people should be enjoying retirement. The NATO alliance, which meets to celebrate its anniversary in London, should have been pensioned off long ago. The French president, who told the Economist in early November that NATO was “brain dead”, seems determined to jolt the alliance and its members out of […]

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Tough luck, Aussies! Pentagon won’t compensate Australia for faulty Boeing fighter jet that went AFLAME on takeoff

The Australian taxpayer will foot the bill for a $85 million (AUS$125 mn) Growler fighter jet that burst into flames on the runway due to an engine fault. The US Navy will not reimburse Australia for the “dud” warplane.

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‘Destroy, return, get rid of S-400’? Nope, Turkey says we’ll activate Russian missiles instead

Washington officials are reportedly demanding that Turkey “destroy or return” its Russian-made S-400 air defense systems to get back in the good books and rejoin the F-35 fighter program – but Ankara has no intention of complying.

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Ideology trumps facts? Journalists have lost their moral compass, study reveals

Professional journalists are losing touch with the moral code that once galvanized the profession, a new study shows. But what truth-slinger wouldn’t be having an existential crisis in an industry where facts no longer matter? Ideology, speed, and novelty have nudged veracity and honor out of the way at the ethical core of the journalist’s […]

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‘Assassination attempt’: Bolivia’s Morales is certain helicopter malfunction was bid to kill him

Ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales said he has “zero doubt” that a mechanical failure that occurred on a helicopter he was traveling on last month was an “assassination attempt” and no accident.

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‘Evo, I hope your exile is short’: Roger Waters sends message of support to Bolivia’s Morales 🎞️

Bolivian President Evo Morales was “ripped away from his people by greed,” former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters said in a message of support to the exiled leader, ousted in a coup and forced to seek asylum in Mexico.

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‘USA ROCKS! Enjoy!’ National debt surpasses terrifying $23 TRILLION as Trump praises ‘greater than expected’ jobs & stock surge

President Trump has applauded the latest jobs report and its positive effect on stock markets as critics unleashed on him for his failed promise to tame the US government spending spree that pushed the national debt over $23tn.

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US airlines won’t immediately bring Boeing 737 MAX back to the skies even if FAA says it’s good to go – reports

Aiming to win back public confidence in the Boeing 737 MAX, major US airliners are reportedly planning to hold demonstration flights with senior company officials, but not real passengers, on board to prove the model is safe.

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