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Thaw on the horizon?

Posted by seumasach on July 25, 2015

Kerry Seeks Russia’s Help Fighting ISIL

Sputnik News

24th July, 2015

The historic Iran nuclear deal is offering hope of renewed cooperation in the Middle East and a potential warming of US-Russian relations. In the coming weeks, US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to discuss new strategies for combating Islamic State militants with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

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‘BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance’

Posted by seumasach on July 9, 2015

The international monetary system itself depends a lot on the US dollar, or, to be precise, on the monetary and financial policy of the US authorities. The BRICS countries want to change this,” Putin said.

“In the year since the Durban Summit, we have managed to achieve significant progress in this direction. In the near future, we expect to finalise all the remaining issues and we will be able to use this Bank’s potential to realise major projects in our countries,” he said.
The Statesman

9th July, 2015

BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West.

He, however, emphasised that the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, having “coinciding strategic interests”, wants to change the global monetary order which depends a lot on the US dollar.
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Russia rules out excluding Greece from anti-EU food ban

Posted by seumasach on July 6, 2015

Russia Rules Out Excluding Greece From Anti-EU Food Ban in Case of Grexit

Sputnik News

6th July, 2015

The possible exit of Greece from the Eurozone will not result in Russia lifting the food import embargo from Athens, Russia’s First Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexei Likhachev said on Monday.

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Russia through the Saudi looking glass

Posted by seumasach on June 25, 2015

Nonetheless, Rashed sums up: “Of course, we shouldn’t read into any new developments outside political frameworks, because I can hardly imagine that Saudi Arabia has decided to turn against its alliances (with the West) – but it probably wants to get out of the narrow US corner and expand its options”.

The Saudis can downplay this as much as they want- the simple fact is that getting out of “the narrow US corner” is tantamount to ending the reign of the petrodollar

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

24th June, 2015

The latest bunch of diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks as part of the half a million files relating to Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry contains a revealing document on an “arrangement of reciprocal support to the candidature of the Government of Russia to the Human Rights Council on the understanding that the Government of Russia would also extend its valuable support to the candidature of Saudi Arabia” in the elections to the body held in May 2013.

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St. Petersburg in the heart of the action

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2015

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

20th June, 2015

The dogs of western fear and sanctions bark, while the Eurasian caravan passes.

And no caravanserai could possibly compete with the 19th edition of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Thousands of global business leaders – including Europeans, but not Americans; after all, President Putin is “the new Hitler” – representing over 1,000 international companies/corporations, including the CEOs of BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total, hit town in style.

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Tsipras reaches out to Putin

Posted by seumasach on June 20, 2015

Asked whether Russia saw its economic future more closely bound into a China-led grouping, he added: “We are not creating a bloc-based approach. We are trying to create a global approach.”

Greek prime minister reaches out to Vladimir Putin for help in financial crisis

Guardian

19th June, 2015

Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has made a broad overture to Russia as he seeks a way out of his country’s debt and currency impasse, telling Vladimir Putin that Greece wants new partners to help it out of the crisis.

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Pope disappoints US and Uniates over Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on June 12, 2015

Why only Putin could turn up late for meeting with the Pope

CNN

11th June, 2015

Moscow (CNN)There aren’t many world leaders prepared to keep the Pope hanging around for a meeting. Russia’s President is perhaps the only one.

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Renzi says Italy, Russia are on one side of barricades

Posted by seumasach on June 12, 2015

TASS

10th June, 2015

MILAN, June 10. /TASS/. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said that even at the current no easy moment in world affairs Russia and Italy stand side by side in addressing global problems.

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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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