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Iran deal could be reached Sunday or Monday, but major issues remain

A provisional agreement in talks on Iran’€™s controversial nuclear program is expected to be reached on Sunday or Monday, diplomats say, adding that some unresolved issues still remain between the sides. Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi has said that Tehran and P5+1 group (the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany) have agreed on […]

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“US 4th-class allies France, Germany should cipher everything they have”

France and Germany seem to have a servile attitude towards the US and its foreign policy which has to do with their “anti-terrorism” collection capabilities. They felt they had not to upset the collection arrangements says former CIA officer Ray McGovern. The latest documents published by WikiLeaks suggest that America’s snooping activities in France are […]

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Lifting anti-Russia sanctions now would be politically embarrassing for EU

The situation with the sanctions won’t escalate as Russia wants to keep a way open for political dialogue with the EU, said Alexander Mercouris, International Affairs Editor at Russia Insider, adding that Brussels’ policy is “wrong” and “failing”. The EU is officially extending sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. The restrictions will remain […]

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How Europe betrays its own interests to serve those of the US

By slavishly following Washington’s line on Russia, Europe’s leaders are essentially sticking pins into voodoo dolls of themselves. It’s as pointless as it is ridiculous. If America were hand-picking European leaders, it’s doubtful that they could select as subservient a crew as now dominate the EU.

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Breakthrough to Ukraine peace in recent days, no alternative to Minsk deal – German FM

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says there has been a serious breakthrough in fulfilling the Minsk peace roadmap in Ukraine. Despite any difficulties encountered, he says, the participants must press on with implementing the deal. Steinmeier was speaking at a meeting of NATO member states diplomats in Antalya, Turkey.

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E.Ukraine forces close-up: Meet Margarita Seidler, female voice for Strelkov’s cause

The question many people ask: How come hundreds of West Europeans came to fight for the self-proclaimed republics in Eastern Ukraine? In fact, the defense of Donbass became the first major volunteer war in Europe since the Spanish Civil War. Then the internationalist brigades (briogadistas) composed of the British, French and Polish leftists, coupled with […]

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French military intelligence rules out “Russian invasion plans” for Ukraine

France’s intelligence chief has questioned NATO’s claims of Russia preparing to attack Ukraine as their agents failed to spot any activities signaling this – either before or after the crisis began. A statement by the chief of France’s military intelligence, General Christophe Gomart, was published on the National Assembly’s website.

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US Anti-Russian rhetoric – preparation to deliver lethal arms to Ukraine

The US perceives the Ukrainian crisis as an opportunity to damage Russia and bring Ukraine into NATO, says Srdja Trifkovic Foreign Affairs Editor of Chronicles Magazine. He says a decision to ship lethal weapons to the Kiev regime has already been made. Despite an improving situation in Ukraine, we are still witnessing aggressive rhetoric from […]

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Britain couldn’t defeat its own separatists, so why is Kiev asking for London’s help?

Ukraine asking the United Kingdom for advice on fighting separatists is akin to questioning the Marlboro Man about how to prevent cancer. It’s not only futile – it makes both Kiev and London look stupid. Apparently the day Henry Kissinger won the Noble Peace Prize, satire died.

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Le Pen says Washington attempting to start “war in Europe”

The leader of France’s rightwing Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, has called Brussels “American lackeys” over the EU’s Ukraine policy. She further accused Washington of attempting to start a “war in Europe” and expand NATO towards Russia’s borders.

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Hollande, Merkel go to Moscow to discuss Ukraine without consulting US – report

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande did not consult Washington before deciding to visit Moscow to hold talks on the Ukrainian crisis, a source in the French government told AP. The two leaders, who are part of the so-called ‘Normandy Four’ group along with Moscow and Kiev, decided on a trip on […]

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Merkel, Hollande, Putin to discuss end to Ukraine’s civil war at Moscow talks

The French president and the German chancellor are set to visit Moscow on Friday after a trip to Kiev, in order to find a peaceful solution to the escalating violence in Ukraine, the Kremlin has confirmed. “I can confirm that indeed tomorrow [Friday] Putin, Merkel and Hollande will have talks.

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Globalization is barbarous, multinationals rule world – Marine Le Pen

Globalization is a barbarity, believes Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, adding that now the world is in hands of multinational corporations and large international finance. “Globalization is a barbarity, it is the country which should limit its abuses and regulate it [globalization],” Le Pen wrote on her Twitter account.

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2014 as we saw it: Top 10 NEWS videos of the year

From planes to protests to presidents – and even the odd pitched battle. Plenty of videos gave us pause for thought in 2014, bringing a new dimension to news stories from around the world. Immediate aftermath of MH17 crash, Amateur video surfaced showing the horrific aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, […]

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Hezbollah warns Israel against Lebanon war, as France inks $3 bn Beirut arms deal

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has rejected “Israel’s threats of war on Lebanon,” saying it is fully prepared to defend the country, while an Israeli MP said in the event of war the IDF would return Lebanon “to the Stone Age.” Addressing a mass gathering of Lebanese Shiites celebrating the Islamic holy day of Asura in […]

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