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France sees Russia as “crucial partner”

Posted by seumasach on January 16, 2015

Russia Beyond The Headlines

15th January, 2015

French Ambassador to Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert gave an interview to the Kommersant newspaper in which he said that despite the recent difficulties in Russia-EU relations, Paris considers Russia “a fundamental partner and a crucial country in the political, economic, and cultural sphere for the construction of future security in Europe.”

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Russia Aims to Transform BRICS

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2015

..into Full-Fledged Economic and Political Alliance

Russia Insider

13th January, 2015

MOSCOW, January 13 (TASS) – Converting BRICS, a grouping of five emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa— into a full-fledged cooperation mechanism in major issues of global economy and politics will be a key goal of Russia’s upcoming presidency, a senior Russian diplomat told China’s Xinhua news agency in an interview.

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NATO wants to cooperate with Russia

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2015

Not Pursue Anti-Russia Policy

Sputnik

14th January, 2015

BERLIN, January 14 (Sputnik) – NATO wishes to cooperate with Russia, and does not want to pursue anti-Russia policies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.

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Saudi reset with Iran is unavoidable

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

15th January, 2015

The terrorist strike last week on the Saudi border post facing the Iraqi province of Anbar — known to be the Islamic State’s first assault on the kingdom — could be the proverbial straw on the camel’s back, forcing Riyadh into a profound rethink of its regional strategies imbued with the rivalries involving Iran.

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Russian FM says Paris attackers were trained by Syrian opposition

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2015

TASS

12th January, 2015

MOSCOW, January 12. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that last Wednesday’s attack on a French satirical magazine was committed by militants who had fought in Syria for the West-backed aim of ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

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Libya: Dr. Moussa Ibrahim speaks

Posted by seumasach on January 14, 2015

Pravda

14th January, 2015

During a historic event last Monday at the Committee Rooms Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, dr. Moussa Ibrahim, the main media spokesperson of the Libyan Jamahiriya government at the time of the NATO aggression in 2011, spoke publicly in English for the first time after the so-called fall of Tripoli. Dr. Ibrahim, who is still wanted by the NATO powers for committing the “crime” of eloquently defending the truth about the imperialist war on Libya to the international press, joined the event called “Libya: NATO’s untold story”  via video link.

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The terror attacks in France. The broader geopolitical implications

Posted by seumasach on January 13, 2015

Interview with Umberto Pascali – For Voice of the People, TV Sonce, Skipje, Macedonia

Global Research

10th January, 2015

Question: Mr. Pascali, an unprecedented drama is developing in France under our eyes. After marked terrorists killed 12 people at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo, new terrorist acts are striking France. Hostages have been taken in a Paris store after a murder, two suspects are surrounded by the French police with the prospect of a long siege.

Confusing and terrifying news are coming from the field and from the press wires. One of the suspects for the Charlie Hebdo massacre give himself up to the police claiming to have been in school at the moment of the massacre. The media report that the suspect authors of the massacre have been for several years on a US and British Terrorist Database and, thus, they were well known and had been even previously arrested. The video of the terrorists killing a policemen in front of the Charlie Hebdo building, and the scared reaction of the civilian population are creating the climate of what has been called the European September 11. What is going on?

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Obama takes heat for not attending ‘anti-terror’ Paris rally

Posted by seumasach on January 13, 2015

This is rather reminiscent of the Obama administration’s boycott of the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.

RT

12th January, 2015

President Barack Obama and other US officials are receiving criticism for not attending Saturday’s ‘Unity March’ in Paris. The rally included more than 40 world leaders who showed solidarity with 17 victims of multiple attacks last week.

 

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Berlin peace talks on Ukraine fall flat

Posted by seumasach on January 13, 2015

Things have taken a sudden reverse after Hollande’s and vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel’s dramatic anti-sanctions statements only a week ago.

RFERL

13th January, 2015

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France have failed to agree on terms for a summit later this week aimed at defusing the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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Merkel sets high bar for lifting of Russia sanctions

Posted by seumasach on January 10, 2015

After all the expectations raised by Hollande’s interview on Monday, as well as statements by the German vice-chancellor, which showed a dramatic shift towards a pro-Russian position, here is Merkel pouring cold water over any suggestion of breaking with the NATO consensus.

Reuters

8th January, 2015

(Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Europe could not consider lifting sanctions against Russiauntil all elements of a 12-point peace agreement signed in September between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were fully implemented.

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Right Sector: we will walk alone

Posted by seumasach on January 7, 2015

Right Sector units refuse to obey orders of Ukrainian Defense Ministry

TASS

6th January, 2015

KIEV, January 6. /TASS/. Units of the radical organization Right Sector have refused to obey orders of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, presidential adviser Yury Biryukov said on TV Channel 5 on Tuesday, Ukrainian media reported.

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