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Russia seeks united anti-ISIS front

Posted by seumasach on May 26, 2015

RT

26th May, 2015

Moscow has condemned the massacre of civilians in the ancient city of Palmyra, urging the international community to denounce double standards in its approach to fighting terrorists, and unite against IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL) aggression.

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U.S. wakes up to New (Silk) World Order

Posted by seumasach on May 15, 2015

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

15th May, 2015

The real Masters of the Universe in the U.S. are no weathermen, but arguably they’re starting to feel which way the wind is blowing.

History may signal it all started with this week’s trip to Sochi, led by their paperboy, Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with Foreign Minister Lavrov and then with President Putin.

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US admits that Kiev fails to honor Minsk accords

Posted by seumasach on May 13, 2015

“I think Kerry’s visit was intended not just to signal a shift in the US stance but, above all, to try to partially restore the dialogue that had been practically severed. Naturally, if the United States wants to resume dialogue, it must take into account Russia’s stand, at least on some issues,” Pushkov said. 

TASS

13th May, 2015

MOSCOW, May 13. /TASS/. The United States has acknowledged for the first time that Kiev doesn’t comply with the Minsk agreements, Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee Alexey Pushkov told reporters on Wednesday. He commented on the remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry, which he made following talks in Sochi with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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Russian missile sale to Iran involves unseen deals with Israel

Posted by seumasach on May 5, 2015

Bloomberg

4th May, 2015

Last month, when President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced plans to sell a powerful anti-missile system to Iran before the lifting of international sanctions, Israel was quick to join the U.S. in expressing shock and anger.

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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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Iran: New frontier in energy politics

Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

13th April, 2015

The integration of Iran into the international community is expected to be the last frontier in energy politics. No doubt, it will be a game changer and it would have an Asian vector and a European vector — and a Russian-American vector. The major players are gearing up for action to cope with the new great game in energy politics.

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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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Tsipras sees red (pipeline), accepts Putin invite

Posted by seumasach on February 8, 2015

Neurope

6th February, 2015

ATHENS – The new Greek government’s improved relations with Russia may help the implementation of Gazprom’s planned Turkish Stream pipeline to Europe.

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Russia might bailout Greece

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2015

RT

31st January, 2015

Greece hasn’t outright asked Russia for a loan, but Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Moscow wouldn’t rule it out. His statement comes days after Greece openly opposed further economic sanctions against Russia.

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Greece begins the great pivot toward Russia

Posted by seumasach on January 28, 2015

The geo-political environment is now quite altered: Greek exit no longer means them falling prey even more to Wall Street- they can, instead, move towards the Russia-China axis. That may not happen but Russian diplomacy has changed the balance of forces inside the EU and given leverage to the new Greek government.

Zero Hedge

27th January, 2015

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is due in Brussels on Thursday to discuss possible additional sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. Before the cabinet even meets for the first time tomorrow, the Greek government said that it disagreed with an EU statement in which President Donald Tusk raised the prospect of “further restrictive measures” on Russia.

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Russia and Iran sign defense deal

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2015

.. ‘may resolve’ S300 missile delivery issue

RT

20th January, 2015

Moscow and Tehran have signed military cooperation deal that implies wider collaboration in personnRead moreel training and counter-terrorism activities. It may also resolve the situation concerning the delivery of Russian S300 missiles, Iranian media reported.

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