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Russia to loan Greece ‘up to $5bn’ to join Turkish pipeline

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2015

RT

18th April, 2015

Russia is planning to pay Greece large a multibillion advance against future profits from operating a gas pipeline that would pump Russian fuel through Turkey and Greece to the rest of Southern Europe, German magazine Spiegel reported.

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Merkel says free trade zone Between Germany, Russia possible

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2015

“Step by step we do everything possible to create a common economic area – as Russian President Vladimir Putin once said – from Vladivostok to Lisbon,” she said.

Sputnik

18th April, 2015

The German chancellor said Germany is interested in economic cooperation with Russia, despite the current political differences between the two countries.

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Tsipras’ top three take-aways from Moscow

Posted by seumasach on April 12, 2015

Andrew Korybko

Sputnik

9th April, 2015

While the Greek Prime Minister may not have received the fabled bail-out that the Western media had anxiously speculated about, he looks to have secured benefits that are far more long-term and tangible.

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Sahra Wagenknecht: EU policy has destroyed Ukraine and damaged Europe

Posted by seumasach on April 11, 2015

Russia Insider

11th April, 2015

Excellent speech the charismatic Sahra Wagenknecht, the vice president of the German Left party and German MP, gave in the German parliament March 18. Highlights.

“The chief interest of the United States is to prevent coordination between Germany and Russia”

“Resultantly Ukraine has lost the great part of its industry. Today, the country is a bankrupt state, where people go hungry, shiver, and have salaries lower than people have in Ghana.”

“Furthermore, the US and Britain sending military advisors and delivering weapons is not a matter of supporting the peace process, but of torpedoing it. But do you now envision sanctions against the US and Britain?”

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The Russian government hints at Greek loan

Posted by seumasach on April 7, 2015

The Russian government reportedly is willing to hold talks with Greece on the possible allocation of new loans and a discount on the price of gas.

Sputnik

7th April, 2015

 

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian government is willing to hold talks with Greece on the possible allocation of new loans and a discount on the price of gas, the Kommersant newspaper reports.

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US fears failure in isolating Russia

Posted by seumasach on April 6, 2015

Official Says US Fears Failure in Isolating Russia Amid May 9 Celebrations

Sputnik

 

Head of the foreign-affairs committee of the Russian State Duma Alexei Pushkov claims that Washington fears its attempts to isolate Russia from the Western world are failing as seen in the US reaction to Czech President Milos Zeman’s plan to visit Moscow’s WWII parade celebrations in May.

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​Greece to turn to Russia for economic help

Posted by seumasach on March 31, 2015

RT

30th March, 2015

The Greek government reportedly plans to negotiate a possible reduction in gas prices from Russia and the lifting of the embargo on certain types of Greek products.

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Let go Italian Marines, India needs EU policy

Posted by seumasach on March 25, 2015

 “Schulz was received by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, who hailed amongst other things, the development of Europe as “an important component of the multi-polarization progress” in the world order. Xi noted”

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

25th March, 2015

The reported ‘diplomatic snub’ by the European Union ignoring the Indian proposal seeking a summit meeting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi is traceable to Delhi’s impudence to keep under detention two Italian Marines for over three years now without trial. The Narendra Modi government is caught in a dilemma because it was the Bharatiya Janata Party that literally forced the UPA government into a corner. In fact, Modi himself contributed to the rabble-rousing.

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Major US allies to join China-backed AIIB bank

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

Deutsche Welle

17th March, 2015

Against the advice of the US, several European nations have decided to join the China-backed AIIB development bank. Washington had expressed concern over funding transparency and competition for the World Bank.

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Cracks In Washington’s empire

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

Paul Craig Roberts

17th March, 2015

Washington’s EU vassals might be finding their backbone. Britain, Germany, France, and Italy are reported to have defied Washington’s orders and applied to join the Chinese-led Asian Investment Bank. Australia, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and Luxembourg might also join.

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Who’s won the ‘sanctions war’ so far?

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2015

Andrew Korybko

Oriental Review

18th March, 2015

It’s been one year since European sanctions were first enacted against Russia on 17 March, 2014, and it’s worthy to briefly highlight their consequences on Moscow. Likewise, the counter-sanctions that Russia imposed on the EU last summer must also be critically looked at in order to assess the economic and political impact of the ‘sanctions war’ on both parties. The results are certainly not at all what the West had anticipated.

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