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Russia pushes own antiterror UN resolution

Posted by seumasach on November 23, 2015

Russia to push for adoption of its draft antiterror resolution in UN Security Council


21st November, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, November 21. /TASS/. Russia will push for the soonest possible adoption of its draft resolution on the fight against terrorism in the United Nations Security Council despite the adoption of a France-proposed document, Russia’s Permanent Representaive to the global organization Vitaly Churkin said Friday.

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U.S.-Russia cooperation key to fighting Islamic State in Syria – EU

Posted by seumasach on November 15, 2015



15th November, 2015

Belek, Turkey. The United States and Russia must cooperate in fighting Islamic State in Syria, the president of the European Council said on Sunday, stressing Russia should focus its military actions there on the radical Islamists and not the Syrian opposition.

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India’s Modi faces an existential choice

Posted by seumasach on November 9, 2015


Asia Times

8th November, 2015

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which rules India, has suffered crushing defeat in the provincial elections in the populous northern state of Bihar on the Gangetic plains. Almost all estimates forecast a neck-and-neck fight between the Hindu nationalist BJP and the opposition alliance of secular parties. However, the results were a landslide in favor of the opposition alliance, which won two-thirds seats in the 244-seat state assembly.

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“Quite Right Mr. Ambassador”

Posted by seumasach on October 16, 2015

Michael Jabara Carley


9th October, 2015

The Red Army accounted for 80% or more of all the casualties inflicted on the Wehrmacht during the war. But don’t ask for gratitude. Hooligans recently desecrated a Red Army cemetery in eastern Poland. Lucky for them dead soldiers can’t defend themselves. Red Army monuments are being torn down in Poland where Soviet symbols are banned, whilst in the Baltic states local residents offer flowers and beer to Nazi SS veterans. And what can one say about the Ukraine, now a fascist state, where a murderous Nazi collaborator, Stepan Bandera, has been elevated to the status of father of the nation.

Ambassador Andreyev deplored the desecration of the Red Army cemetery, but what really aroused controversy in the Polish foreign ministry were his comments about Poland’s responsibility for the outbreak of World War II.


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Why is China making another five-year plan ?

Posted by seumasach on October 14, 2015

“China has relied on a strong government steering its economy for over 60 years, so it would be unwise not to draw on a tradition that has proven effective in the last few decades, especially with the economy at a crux of upgrades and changes of emphasis,” Xinhua said answering its own question.

Asia Times

13th October, 2015

An interesting tidbit out of Xinhua Tuesday posed the following question: If China is moving to a market economy, why does it need to develop another five-year national plan?


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Japan suggests Russia use Yen instead of US Dollar in transactions

Posted by seumasach on September 5, 2015

It is ironic that as the dollar sores it is gradually being phased out as the world’s leading trading currency. The dollar is obviously being boosted by hot money flows and unravelling carry trades. This is a temporary state of affairs, the deeper underlining trend being towards the overthrow of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Japan Suggests Russia Use Yen Instead of US Dollar in Transactions


4th September, 2015

VLADIVOSTOK, September 4 (Sputnik) – Tokyo has suggested to Moscow that Russia use the Japanese national currency, the yen, in its transactions instead of the US dollar in order to minimize risks, Tadashi Maeda, the Senior Managing Director of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), said Friday.
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Bombing Soviet Russia into the stone age

Posted by seumasach on September 5, 2015

From 1945 – 49 the US and UK Planned to Bomb Russia into the Stone Age

Russia Insider

4th September, 2015

Just weeks after the Second World War was over and Nazi Germany defeated Soviet Russia’s allies, the United States and Great Britain hastened to develop military plans aimed at dismantling the USSR and wiping out its cities with a massive nuclear strike.

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The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

Posted by seumasach on August 22, 2015

William Dalrymple


4th March, 2015

One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this word was rarely heard outside the plains of north Indiauntil the late 18th century, when it suddenly became a common term across Britain. To understand how and why it took root and flourished in so distant a landscape, one need only visit Powis Castle.

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Erdoğan’s ‘election war’

Posted by seumasach on August 11, 2015

“A U.S. condemnation of the crackdown on HDP — and Kurds more generally — could carry considerable weight. The U.S. holds significant leverage in terms of Turkey’s forays across international borders. The U.S. doesn’t have to back Turkey strikes in Qandil. It can insist that if Turkey won’t participate in the anti-ISIS coalition under U.S. direction, that it better not strike Syrian Kurdistan, even inadvertently.”


11th August, 2015

ISTANBUL — Turkey sustained an unprecedented slew of militant attacks Monday, the product of a controversial “war on terror” instigated by an interim government under the guidance of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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German ‘wisemen’ say euro zone states should be able to go bankrupt

Posted by seumasach on July 28, 2015


28th July, 2015

The German government’s panel of independent economic advisers favors the creation of a sovereign insolvency mechanism for euro zone states to prevent future crises and says countries should be able to leave the currency bloc as a last resort.

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Germany open to discuss euro zone budget with own tax

Posted by seumasach on July 28, 2015


26th July, 2015

Germany is willing to discuss the creation of a euro zone finance minister who would have his own budget and raise extra taxes, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

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