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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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Anti-Iran bill losing support among Senate Democrats

Posted by seumasach on April 10, 2015

PressTV

9th April, 2015

A controversial measure requiring the White House to submit any nuclear deal with Iran to Congress is losing support among Senate Democrats.

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) urged Senate Foreign Relations Committee to postpone a vote on the legislation next week, minutes after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced her opposition to the bill.

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Iran envoy urges deadline for global nuclear disarmament

Posted by seumasach on April 10, 2015

PressTV

9th April, 2015

Iran has criticized the five nuclear weapons states for failing to take concrete measures to eliminate their stockpiles, urging a deadline for nuclear disarmament across the world.

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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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Let’s clear away the Trident delusion

Posted by seumasach on April 6, 2015

Dan Plesch

Independent

19th September, 2010

‘Britain’s ability to continue with nuclear weapons without US support becomes very slim to the point of invisibility”, the Conservative defence specialist Dr Julian Lewis MP admitted in 2005 when addressing a conference in Whitehall. Indeed, British nuclear weapons rely on “American goodwill” according to Colin Gray, a strategist favoured by both President Bush Snr and Mrs Thatcher.

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Rouhani: West despaired of sanctions policy

Posted by seumasach on April 6, 2015

 

 

 

Rouhani: Lausanne Understanding Shows West’s Despair in Sanctions Policy

FNA

6th April, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the common understanding achieved by Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) showed that the western countries have come to realize inefficiency of their sanctions and pressures against Iran.

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Britain must give the West a lead on defence

Posted by seumasach on April 6, 2015

John Bolton epitomizes the views of those whose attachment to the fading hopes of Anglo-American hegemony in the world leads them to grasp the prospect of a “New Cold War” without end with all the desperation of a drowning man. Behind them of course is the Military Industrial Complex, the ultimate lobby. But the perversity of the view that the West can only prosper within the context of a permanent military standoff against enemies who endlessly renew themselves renders Bolton’s efforts merely a kind of devils’ advocacy. What better argument for ending Trident and demilitarizing the bankrupt empire than this grim argumentation so out of tune with prevailing aspirations for peace and international cooperation. Bolton also confirms what I have been arguing in these columns for over two years now, namely, that Obama is leading the retreat from empire. In despair, Bolton looks to Britain.

Telegraph

6th April, 2015

Strengthening Britain’s defence capabilities is critical in a turbulent world, to protect not only the United Kingdom, but the West and its global allies more broadly. Rather than seeking ever-deeper military budget cuts, the UK – and the US – should be planning on sharp increases in manpower, weapons systems, and information technology.

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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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India launches massive investigation into EMF health effects

Posted by seumasach on April 5, 2015

Mega research on effect of mobile tower radiation on human health gets nod

India Times

4th April, 2015

 

MUMBAI: Sixteen leading scientific institutions across India have been allowed to conduct research on the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF), particularly radiating from cell phone towers, on human health.

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The new multilateral financial architecture

Posted by seumasach on April 5, 2015

Gateway House

1st April, 2015

The announcement that major European powers will join the AIIB as founding members means the bank is now clearly accepted as a tangible game changer in the multilateral financial architecture. The formidable intentions of AIIB and the new transnational corridors project are both a challenge and an opportunity for India

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Outline for Iran deal marks a new milestone

Posted by seumasach on April 5, 2015

Campaign Iran

5th April, 2015

Iran and the world powers have reached a new milestone by agreeing to a new framework for a final deal that would end the Iran nuclear crisis and put Iran on a new path in its relations with the international community.

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