EU

Majority of Brits want to quit EU – poll

Among the six European states participating in the poll questioning EU membership, the British appeared most certain of all that they want to leave the union with only 37 percent against breaking ties. The French OpinionWay poll showed that 42 percent of British respondents want to leave the EU, while 37 percent are for staying […]

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Bulgaria ready to issue South Stream permits

Bulgaria is ready to issue all the necessary permits for the construction of the South Stream pipeline, according to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. He said it will up to Gazprom whether the pipeline is built or not. Borisov said he has the full support and understanding of the European Union and that Bulgaria is not […]

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European Parliament votes to recognize Palestine statehood ‘in principle’

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood in principle. A total of 498 MEPs voted in favor, while 88 were against. A parliamentary session in Strasbourg on Tuesday could not decide on the matter, opting for further negotiations, but on Wednesday the European Parliament eventually adopted a resolution that “in principle” grants […]

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EU court removes Hamas from terror blacklist

The EU General Court has ordered that the Palestinian militant group Hamas be removed from the bloc’s terror blacklist. The move comes over four years after Hamas appealed its terror designation before the EU. The European Union first banned Hamas’ military wing, the Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades, in 2002, though the organization’s social and political […]

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US, European markets tumble following ruble, oil

US stock futures fell along with shares in European companies exposed to Russia, as the ruble and crude oil slid to new record lows on Tuesday. The Russian ruble lost over 20 percent against hard currencies on Tuesday. At its worst the ruble plummeted to 75 against the US dollar, and traded at almost 100 […]

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“Dating that will never end in marriage”: Medvedev describes Ukraine’s chances in EU

The program imposed by the EU on Ukraine to diminish its alleged economic dependence on Russia is pushing this unstable country into a full scale crisis, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev writes in a newspaper article. The PM emphasized that the planned economic cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union looks very much like neo-colonialism.

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All dogs go to heaven: Pope Francis says animals will enter pearly gates

Pope Francis has promised that your favorite pooch will have a spot in heaven, along with all other animals. He made the vow while comforting a little boy mourning the loss of his dog, according to media reports. During his weekly address in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square, the pope told the boy that “paradise […]

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Not-so-magnificent 7: Nations Named & Shamed in CIA torture report

Fifty-four countries were named in the Senate report into US terror activities around the world. Here are seven governments whose leaders will be having sleepless nights trying to come up with excuses to explain their actions.

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“How Ukraine was turned into a failed state in a year”

As a country with few socio-economic and political problems Ukraine has turned into a failed state torn by civil war and sectarian violence, with a lack of constitutional order and a destroyed economy, foreign affairs expert Nebojsa Malic told RT. Malic added that there has been a lot of talk about financial assistance for Ukraine […]

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Euromaidan 1st birthday: How the Kiev coup grew (Op-Edge)

It’s been a year since thousands of peaceful protesters took part in the initial Euromaidan rallies in Kiev, hoping for a brighter future. Since that optimistic start, the state has been torn to shreds and now its very future is in doubt. Ironically, Maidan was the cause, although it’s probable that, eventually, Ukraine would have […]

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Is “third world” Europe finished?

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says “third world” Europe is finished and some British industrialists agree. However, the reality is far more complicated. It’s not the continent that’s finished – it’s Europe’s neoliberal elites who are in peril. Andy Street, the managing director of Britain’s prestigious retailer John Lewis claimed recently that France was “finished.”

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Putin: “Supporting Russophobia in Ukraine will result in catastrophe”

The West should not wait for Russia to solve the Ukraine crisis, but should instead try to influence the extreme policies of its “clients” in Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Hubert Seipel of the German channel ARD ahead of the G20 summit. Hubert Seipel: Good afternoon, Mr President. You are the only Russian President […]

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EU, US destroying Ukraine’s economy by sanctioning Russia – Putin

It’s astounding that the EU and US don’t realize that by limiting Russia’s access to international capital, they’re actually undermining the financial wellbeing of Ukraine, which is credited by Russian banks, Vladimir Putin told German TV channel ARD. The Russian President said that the country’s banks “have currently extended a $25-billion loan to the Ukrainian […]

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“We didn’t block EU creation, but they’re blocking us” – Russian lawmaker

CIS countries should unite in order to resist the vast media and sanction pressure from the West, which is aimed at hampering the integration in Eurasia, a Russian senator says. “Today the area of totalitarian manipulation of the media extends to the Eurasian integration.

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“EU may become an increasingly declining part of the world”

The eurozone has huge problems and is holding back the global economy from growing, however the world in general is doing ok, Jim O’Neill, former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, told RT. Europe’s had a hard time economically in the last few years, with 2014 seeing an especially sharp slowdown in growth. What’s behind […]

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