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VIDEO: 2 inmates dead and 13 injured on 2nd day of Mexican prison uprising

al-masdar-newsalmasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:41 P.M.) – The second day of the Cadereyta state prison’s uprising in Mexico has left two dead and a further 13 wounded, making it the second fatal security breach of the week in the country’s prison system. Relatives of inmates could be seen scuffling with police outside the prison’s entrance in […]

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Contact Group participants start talks in the capital of Belarus

The participants of the Contact Group on peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbass have begun negotiations in Minsk, Viktoriya Talakina, the Press Secretary of Denis Pushilin, the DPR People’s Council Chairman, Delegation Head to Minsk talks states.  “The session of the Contact Group has started in Minsk,” highlighted Viktoriya Talakina.  According to her, the […]

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Aftermath of Ukrainian deadly shelling in Donetsk district [Video]

Video report from the consequences of Kievsky district’s shelling on Wednesday night in the Donetsk People’s Republic. One woman died in heavy explosions conducted by Ukrainian forces and which were heard around the Donetsk capital. “Everything was damaged, window frames, everything. The glass was blown out, the balcony was damaged,” said the resident of affected civilian house. “Everything […]

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Toronto's Buried History: The Dark Story of How Mining Built a City

The Real NewsWednesday, 29 March 2017 08:32 On Sunday March 5th, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) hosted its 85th annual conference in downtown Toronto. With more than 20,000 attendees and 900 exhibitors, the conference is the largest of its kind in the world. During those four days, delegates take over 20 of Toronto’s downtown […]

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World War 3 in September? Massive Drills By Both Russia and NATO Sparks Concerns Over Miscalculations Are we potentially looking at a world war this …

Steve QuayleMassive drills are set for September by both Russia and Nato which have raised the concern by Western Military commanders that a miscalculation could lead to a crisis, or World War 3. Recently the US, Japan, and South Korea held annual drills which were met with tension from North Korea; however, during one of North […]

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Islamic Council of Norway Appoints Niqab-wearing Woman as its Communications Officer

March 29th, 2017 – Fort Russ News – – Agencies – – by Samer Hussein –                                         Islamic Council of Norway has appointed Leyla Hasic, a Niqab-wearing woman, as its communications officer. During the annual meeting last […]

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US War Crimes in Iraq and Syria

Stephen-LendmanUS War Crimes in Iraq and Syria by Stephen Lendman Wherever US forces show up, mass slaughter and destruction follow – notably ongoing in Iraq and Syria. Russia requested a special Security Council session so members can be briefed on US terror-bombing of Mosul, specifically the March 17 strike, massacring hundreds of civilians. Sergey Lavrov […]

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US War Without Mercy in Mosul

Stephen-LendmanUS War Without Mercy in Mosul by Stephen Lendman The battle for Mosul began last October – conducted by Iraqi ground forces and US-led warplanes. Relentless terror-bombing killed thousands of civilians, war crimes by any standard. Residents told to remain inside were buried under the rubble of their destroyed homes. US-installed Iraqi puppet president Haider […]

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No Accountability: Will UN ever hold US responsible for civilian deaths in Iraq?

SOTT.netsott.net/news © REUTERS/ Ammar Awad The Iraqi Army has suspended their push to recapture the city of Mosul from Daesh terrorist after US-led airstrikes killed at least 150 people in a single district. International outrage is mounting over bombing raids in Iraq, with the attack on the Mosul al-Jadida neighborhood considered one of the deadliest […]

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Vladimir Putin welcomes President Rouhani to the Grand Kremlin Palace

SOTT.netsott.net/news President Rouhani’s visit to Russia confirms Tehran is acquiring a security guarantee from Moscow and Beijing as it integrates itself into ‘Greater Eurasia’. Iran’s President Rouhani is currently in Moscow at the head of a big Iranian delegation for comprehensive talks with Russian President Putin and with other members of the Russian leadership. The […]

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Jared Kushner the latest target in MSM's hysterical 'Russian agent' witch hunt

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Jim Bourg / ReutersIvanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner The media keeps beating the dead horse of ‘Russiagate’ with its ever more mundane conspiracy theories Late 19th century British prime minister Lord Salisbury reportedly said, “The commonest error in politics is sticking to the carcass of dead policies.” What he said about […]

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EUCOM Commander Calls For Larger “Enduring Armored” Force To Deter Russia

The commander of U.S military forces in Europe told lawmakers Tuesday that he needs a larger combat force, including an armored division and increased naval power, to deter Russian military forces on the continent. Military.com’s Matthew Cox reports that Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, testifying before the House Armed Service Committee, […]

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Russian General: US Trying to Destroy Syria's Critical Infrastructure – RI Staff

Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military’s General Staff said on Tuesday that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes were intentionally targeting critical infrastructure in Syria — which could lead to major ecological and humanitarian catastrophes.  According to General Rudskoi,  [The U.S.-led coalition is] trying to “completely destroy critical infrastructure in Syria and complicate post-war reconstruction as much as possible.” […]

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Russian diplomat says new Cold War possible

US Embassy in Moscow © AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko MADRID, March 29. /TASS/. A new Cold War is possible, Russian Ambassador to Spain Yuri Korchgin said at a colloquium arranged in Madrid by the New Economy Forum. Korchagin pointed out that the Cold War had been based on ideological differences between the Soviet Union and the United […]

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Russian diplomat says situation with Syrian ceasefire 'not desperate'

© AP Photo/Hassan Ammar GENEVA, March 29. /TASS/. The situation with maintaining the ceasefire in Syria is not desperate, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Wednesday. “I would not describe the situation as desperate,” he said commenting on a reporter’s remark. “The cessation of hostilities has been maintained.” “The monitoring data show that the […]

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FIDE chief Ilyumzhinov names people allegedly plotting to oust him

MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. FIDE (International Chess Federation) Executive Director Nigel Freeman and Georgios Makropoulos, the FIDE president’s deputy, attempted to stage a coup within the federation, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said on Wednesday. On Monday, FIDE’s official website posted a statement on President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s supposed resignation. It stated that FIDE’s president announced his […]

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Putin sacks Russian traffic police chief, envoy to ECHR

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy – Putin sacks Russian traffic police chief, envoy to ECHR <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> Russian traffic police chief Viktor Nilov © Sergei Fadeichev/TASS MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. […]

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How Russians conquered the Arctic in vintage photos

TASS: Business & Economy – How Russians conquered the Arctic in vintage photos <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue international forum is underway in Arkhangelsk till March 30. International organizations, […]

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Daesh shelling attack forces engineers to leave Syria’s Tabqa Dam

Engineers, journalists and US-backed fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) run for cover after Takfiri Daesh terrorists shelled positions held by the SDF at Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates River, Syria, on March 29, 2017. (Photos by Reuters) Engineers working to open spillways in a major Syrian dam partly held by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in […]

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Why Islamic banking is not working in Russia

One of the most well-known Islamic banking institutions in Russia is in a precarious position with a senior executive of its parent company being charged with fraud. This case is reflective of the many legal hurdles faced by Islamic finance institutions in Russia. A year ago, when Tatagroprombank launched The Partnership Banking Center, which operated […]

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Moscow named Eastern Europe’s top developing megacity

Over the past six years Moscow has shot up the international league tables and now leads Eastern Europe in terms of transport and infrastructure development, it was announced by the head of the Moscow Department of International Relations, Sergei Cheremin, at the MIPIM International Real Estate Exhibition in France on March 15. Moscow ranks first among […]

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Renowned American professor discussed Russian architecture at U.S. Embassy

American Slavicist and historian William Craft Brumfield gave a lecture on March 27 at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Moscow, Spaso House. The lecture was called “Architectural Historian, Photographer, and Preservationist of Russia: A Half Century of Discovery” and was a part of the Spaso House Speakers Series. Since 1970, Professor Brumfield has been traveling […]

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The meat eater's guide to surviving Lent

“You must fast in order to clear the mind, to arouse and develop sensibility and to bend the will to virtue.” (Blessed Ephrem the Syrian) Fasting is not a matter of losing a couple of spare kilos, but of becoming a different person spiritually. Vegetarian food does not weigh heavily on the stomach and is […]

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Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with President of Yemen Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi

MFA-RUOn March 28, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov had a meeting with President of the Republic of Yemen Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi at the Dead Sea (Jordan) ahead of the Arab League summit. The meeting, which was also attended by the Foreign Minister of Yemen […]

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Delhi’s Russian centre celebrates legacy of women poets and writers

The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi and the Parichay Sahitya Parishad, on March 24, held a literary evening to celebrate great Russian women writers and poets.  “The function held within the international project ‘Russia-Love without Borders’ was aimed at marking the International Women’s Day,” RCSC said in a press release. […]

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Red states eye Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion after GOP bill failure

RINF With the failure of the House Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, several GOP-led states are reconsidering their decisions to opt out of the Medicaid expansion. Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA, commonly known as Obamacare) expanded Medicaid to everyone making less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, covering […]

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Trump's Energy Independence EO

Stephen-LendmanTrump’s Energy Independence EO by Stephen Lendman America already is energy independent.  According to the American Petroleum Institute, it has enough oil and natural gas reserves alone to provide US energy needs for many decades to come, along with vast amounts of coal. So why was an energy independence EO issued? It has nothing to do with […]

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Online Privacy Protections Gone

Stephen-LendmanOnline Privacy Protections Gone by Stephen Lendman Last Thursday, majority Senate Republican members passed SJ Res. 34, a joint resolution, rescinding FCC broadband privacy rules. On Tuesday, House members followed suit, Trump sure to sign the measure into law, letting telecommunications and cable companies sell private customer information for profit without their permission – an […]

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Brexit Officially Begins: EU Receives Article 50 Notice From The UK; What Happens Next

There is no going back now: moments ago the EU’s Tusk received the signed Brexit notification letter from UK envoy, triggering two-year countdown to British withdrawal from EU and marking the first ever withdrawal of an EU member state in its 60-year history. The EU has received the letter from UK that will trigger Article […]

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‘Most Secure Coin In World’ ?

‘Most Secure Coin In World’ ?   – New pound coin ‘most secure coin in world’ ? – New British £1 coins much harder to counterfeit– Pound coin uses “secret” cutting edge technology– Coins uses ‘iSIS’ technology which may involve RFID tags– Central banks, governments may be able to track coins– Libertarians and privacy advocates will have concerns– […]

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Frontrunning: March 29

British PM May fires starting gun on Brexit (Reuters); Britain Starts ‘Historic’ Brexit Process (BBG) Firms stack up Brexit warnings as May triggers divorce talks (Reuters) Huge range of sterling forecasts clouds horizon for Brexit talks (Reuters) Merger of Deutsche Börse and LSE Blocked by EU Regulator (WSJ) After crippling cost overruns, Toshiba’s Westinghouse files […]

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Trump's petulance: that, we can always count on

Let us review. Having watched the president get stiffed on healthcare reform by his party’s extremist faction, virtually every competent political strategist — left, center, and right — has encouraged him to “pivot” (a word I have come to loathe; it is overused mediaspeak for, simply, “change”). He should extend a welcome to congressional Democrats, […]

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4 Ways Trump and the GOP Still Wield Tremendous Power to Do Serious and Lasting Damage to America

TheSmirkingChimp— from Alternet For millions of Americans, Friday’s collapse of the House Republican leadership’s bill to defund Obamacare, take $880 billion out of Medicaid and give the wealthiest hundreds of millions in tax cuts they don’t need, was a spot of good news. As Saturday dawned, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee began airing TV ads […]

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Oligarchs Laughed When Putin Said He Would Double Russia's GDP in 10 Years. Now He Wants to Do It Again – Paul Kaiser

In his state-of-the-nation address in 2003, President Putin said Russia would double its GDP in ten years.  At the time, many thought it could not be done. Russia was still recovering from the 1998 financial crisis, during which the Russian Central Bank devalued the ruble and defaulted on its debt. According to former Duma Deputy Alexander Zhukov, “Many people doubted […]

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All Sberbank offices in Ukraine resume operations

TASS: Business & Economy – All Sberbank offices in Ukraine resume operations <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> © Alexandr Rybin/TASS KIEV, March 29. /TASS/. All Sberbank offices in Ukraine earlier blocked by radicals, […]

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WADA chief urges IOC to make decision on Russia’s 2018 Games participation

TASS: Sport – WADA chief urges IOC to make decision on Russia’s 2018 Games participation <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) President Sir Craig […]

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Russia waiting for Turkey’s official stance on grain export restrictions — deputy minister

TASS: Business & Economy – Russia waiting for Turkey’s official stance on grain export restrictions — deputy minister <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> ARKHANGELSK, March 29. /TASS/. Moscow has not yet received […]

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Russia, ASEAN favor boosting efforts to combat global challenges

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy – Russia, ASEAN favor boosting efforts to combat global challenges <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations […]

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Rand Paul Drops TruthBombs on Congress About US Warmongering And Unconstitutional Wars

IWB-InvestmentwatchInvestmentWatchBlog Rand Paul: Will we add another commitment to defend yet another foreign country? Will we send more Americans to die in undeclared wars? [embedded content] Dick Cheney 2002: “No doubt, Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction” Dick Cheney 2017: “No question, Russia meddled in US election” pic.twitter.com/iCmckzzGha — DEPLORABLE MEDIA (@correctthemedia) March 28, […]

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Commemorating Andrei Sinyavsky in London

The 1966 trial that sent Russian writer and essayist Andrei Sinyavsky to the camp where he and fellow author Yuri Daniel were convicted of anti-Soviet propaganda, provoked an international outcry. Their case also catalyzed the late-Soviet dissident movement. Sinyavsky passed away in Paris on Feb. 25, 1997 at the age of 71. He was “a […]

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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting of the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Board of Trustees, Moscow, March 29, 2017

MFA-RUMr Drachevsky, colleagues, friends, We are happy to welcome you to a regular meeting of the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Board of Trustees. Today we will discuss the Fund’s performance last year and its priority goals for the near future. We highly value the Gorchakov Fund’s contribution to the implementation of the country’s foreign policy, […]

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In Pictures: Syrian Army enters Deir Hafer for the first time

al-masdar-newsalmasdarnews.com DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 P.M.) – Less than a week after completely encircling the ISIS stronghold of Deir Hafer in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, the Syrian Army has officially entered the town for the first time. New photos have been just released showing a number of government troops roaming the former ISIS bastion after […]

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VIDEO: Captured ISIS terrorist shown mercy, given water by Iraqi Shi’ite militia

al-masdar-newsalmasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – Iraqi Shi’ite militia fighters show mercy with an ISIS terrorist they pulled out of his hiding hole. A wounded ISIS terrorirst is pulled by Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) fighters from the small tunnel where he took refuge. Although he was fearful of being killed, PMU fighters showed mercy and […]

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Security zone around Palmyra against ISIS expands

al-masdar-newsalmasdarnews.com PALMYRA, SYRIA. APRIL 7, 2016. Combat engineers of the Russian Armed Forces’ International Mine Action Center clearing mines from the ancient town of Palmyra. Islamic State militants have not only destroyed many of Palmyra’s heritage sites but they have also laid mines in historic and residential parts of the town. Konstantin Leyfer/TASS Ñèðèÿ. Ïàëüìèðà. […]

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Consulate of Poland in Western Ukraine attacked from grenade launcher

Law enforcers suppose that the attack was conducted from a grenade launcher or some other “serious weapon”. This is evidenced by the nature of the damage to the building – it broke the roof and knocked out the window. The office room came under fire – the consul and his family live in another wing […]

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Disabled Nigerian asylum seeker ‘dragged around on a chain,’ treated ‘like a goat’

RINF A disabled woman who faces deportation to Nigeria by British immigration authorities has claimed she was treated “like a goat” and dragged around Heathrow Airport on a chain. Lovelyn Edobor, a victim of trafficking and who has reduced mobility as she suffers from advanced osteoarthritis in both knees and chronic generalized arthritis, was on […]

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Iran”s President Rouhani Visited Russia: Another Step to Multipolar World

Strategic-Culture-FoundationThe significance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Russia on March 27-28 goes far beyond the bilateral relationship. Iran is one of the main actors in Syria and Iraq. It has an importance place in the geopolitical plans of US President Donald Trump. Its relationship with Russia is an important factor of international politics. […]

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Global Stocks, S&P Futures Little Changed On Brexit Day

Brexit day has finally arrived, and despite this major “risk event”, European and Asian stocks are trading mixed, while S&P futures are just fractionally lower as a bounce on optimism over the American economy appears to have fizzled and President Trump continues to struggle to pass his legislative agenda. The pound first dipped then rose […]

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Trump's Border Wall May Force Government Shutdown

With attention finally shifting to next major – and potentially damaging – catalyst for the Trump administration and the governing Republicans, namely the all too real threat of a government shutdown on April 28, which falls on Day 100 of the Trump presidency, the most immediate casualty of the mounting financial considerations may be Trump’s […]

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Senate Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch…Maybe

TheSmirkingChimp— from Down With Tyranny! [embedded content]Demos President Heather McGhee on Neil Gorsuch and his corporatist policies (cued partway into the presentation) There a long litany of reasons why Neil Gorsuch is a terrible choice for the Supreme Court, including and especially his strong “corporatist” leanings. Demos President Heather McGhee speaks about that in the […]

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Impeachable Offenses Announced Live on TV — by President Trump!

TheSmirkingChimp— from Reader Supported News “We were very close [on the health care bill]. It was a very, very tight margin. We had no Democrat support. We had no votes from the Democrats. They weren’t going to give us a single vote, so it’s a very difficult thing to do. I’ve been saying for the […]

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The New York Times Still Pulls Its Punches

TheSmirkingChimp— from Moyers & Company New York Times graphic, March 22, 2017. Page A13 of the print edition of the March 27 New York Times carries a tantalizing if equivocal headline: “Is the Military Big Enough?” The article takes up a whole page, half of which is a graphic representing the numbers of tactical aircraft […]

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Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Option or Medicare for Some

TheSmirkingChimpThis has been a tumultuous week for healthcare reform. First there was the pleasantly quick defeat of the American Health Care Act in the House of Representatives Friday afternoon. Then, that evening, Senator Sanders spoke at a town hall in Vermont with Senator Pat Leahy and Representative Peter Welch where he announced that he would […]

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Russia's 'State-Controlled' Media Facilitates Vibrant Debate — Just Not in English

Editor’s Note: This is a terrific follow-up to Doctorow’s previous article about the value of Russian political talk shows. We agree fully with Doctorow’s belief that the easiest way to present a clearer picture of Russia is by bridging the language barrier, which has allowed mainstream western media to present unchallenged narratives.  When I hear from those of my peers […]

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Ukraine to continue upholding its position on Russia’s $3bln debt lawsuit in London court

TASS: Business & Economy – Ukraine to continue upholding its position on Russia’s $3bln debt lawsuit in London court <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> © Alexandr Demyanchuk/TASS KIEV, March 29. /TASS/. Ukraine will […]

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Palestine names conditions for peace treaty with Israel — Abbas

TASS: World – Palestine names conditions for peace treaty with Israel — Abbas <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> Palestinian boy walks past a graffiti in Gaza City © AP Photo/Maya Hitij CAIRO, March […]

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Senator highlights Russian-Iranian ‘combat brotherhood’ in Syria backed at highest level

MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Successful anti-terrorist cooperation between Russia and Iran has become the groundwork for developing bilateral relations in various areas, including in the economic and humanitarian fields, Russian senator Konstantin Kosachev told TASS. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev shed light on “the future […]

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Tehran, Moscow enter new stage of cooperation — Rouhani

TEHRAN, March 29. /TASS/. Moscow and Tehran have reached a new stage of cooperation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told reporters on Wednesday summing up his recent visit to Russia. Rouhani said the talks in Moscow were “fruitful” and the sides discussed the situation in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, regional issues, Afghanistan, security in Central Asia and […]

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Russian-US relations at record-low — top lawmaker

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy – Russian-US relations at record-low — top lawmaker <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> © AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Relations between Russia and the United States […]

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French MP says West should respect Crimean people’s choice

French National Front party member Marion Marechal-Le Pen © EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER PARIS, March 29. /TASS/. French parliament member and member of the National Front party Marion Marechal-Le Pen plans to visit Crimea in the near future. While talking to TASS, she said she had received an invitation from member of the Russian State Duma Natalya Poklonskaya and […]

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Gazprom ready to lay sea part of Turkish Stream pipeline

TASS: Business & Economy – Gazprom ready to lay sea part of Turkish Stream pipeline <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Gazprom has set up a branch of South […]

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Police conduct search at Moscow scientology center — source

TASS: World – Police conduct search at Moscow scientology center — source <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Police are carrying out a search at a scientology center located […]

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GOP accuses Democrats of blocking closed FBI, NSA testimony on Russia

IWB-InvestmentwatchInvestmentWatchBlog Attention: Democrats, Liberals, Muslims, Illegals, Anti-God, Anti-American & Snowflakes… pic.twitter.com/wuxVvh1Cc8 — ????????Tia6 ????????? (@tia6sc) March 28, 2017 Republicans charged Tuesday that Democrats are blocking the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia from moving forward by refusing to sign a letter that would officially invite FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Rogers back […]

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Spread like WILDFIRE! President Obama’s Own Defense Deputy Admits Obama White House Spied on Candidate/President-Elect Trump

IWB-InvestmentwatchInvestmentWatchBlog This is stunningly interesting and hopefully will be picked up by MSM and congressional investigators. Sometimes when a person is deep inside an echo-chamber of like-minded ideologues, they  might not realize what they’re saying is rather revealing to those on the outside. That’s the set up for former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy […]

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Senate Braces For Fallout Over Supreme Court Fight… More Than Half Of Dems Will Vote Against Gorsuch

IWB-InvestmentwatchInvestmentWatchBlog Senators in both parties are gearing up for a showdown over Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) confidently predicted on Tuesday that the Senate would confirm Gorsuch on April 7, before lawmakers leave town for a two-week recess. But as Democratic opposition grows, leaders are signaling they’re prepared to […]

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Le Pen: ‘France should leave NATO’s Allied Command’

Marine Le Pen told a BBC interviewer that France should leave NATO’s Allied Command because the Soviet Union no longer exists and the alliance has therefore become obsolete, as US president Trump has suggested. London With only a few weeks left before the French presidential elections, Front National candidate Marine Le Pen sat down with […]

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To build or not to build: Border wall funding may force government shutdown

RINF Mexico won’t pay for the border wall, and it seems Congress isn’t quite ready either. A $3.8 billion proposal by President Donald Trump is expected to complicate lawmakers’ negotiations to prevent a government shutdown. Senate Republican leaders signaled Tuesday that they are unlikely to seriously pursue Trump’s supplemental border wall funding to avoid a […]

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Playing with Fire: Anti-Ballistic Missiles in the Age of Mutually Assured Destruction

Strategic-Culture-FoundationWith the introduction of the atomic bomb at the end of World War II, the balance of militarily power altered radically. The nuclear arms race became an essential part of many nations’ military doctrine. Nuclear weapons came about as a result of the United States’ famous Manhattan Project during World War II. The first atomic test, called Trinity , took […]

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SMOKING GUN? Obama Defense Deputy Slips Up On Live TV – Reveals Spying On Trump Team And Leaking Of Intel

Former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, made some stunning admissions during an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. While discussing the mad scramble by the Obama administration to collect and preserve intelligence on alleged Russian election hacking before Obama left office, it appears that Farkas accidentally implicated the Obama White House in the surveillance of Trump’s campaign staff: The Trump folks, if […]

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London High Court to hear Russia’s lawsuit on Ukraine’s $3bln debt in expedited procedure

TASS: Business & Economy – London High Court to hear Russia’s lawsuit on Ukraine’s $3bln debt in expedited procedure <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> High Court in London © AP Photo/Tim Ireland LONDON, […]

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Moscow remembers victims of double subway suicide bombings

TASS: Society & Culture – Moscow remembers victims of double subway suicide bombings <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Muscovites and visitors to Russia’s capital are bringing flowers and […]

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Japanese PM to visit Russia on April 27-28 — media

TASS: World – Japanese PM to visit Russia on April 27-28 — media <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> TOKYO, March 29. /TASS/. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay an official visit […]

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Russian Energy Ministry to support gas carrier to Japan if businesses show interest

ARKHANGELSK, March 29. /TASS/. Russia’s Energy Ministry will support the plan for laying a gas pipeline to Japan if businesses show interest, but at this point it is too early to say any concrete decisions are due, Russia’s Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak told the media on the sidelines of the international forum The Arctic – […]

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Press review: Sberbank's loss on Ukrainian subsidiary sale and Central bank under fire

Media: Sberbank ‘to lose money’ on $130 mln Ukrainian subsidiary sale The sale of the Ukrainian subsidiary of Russia’s biggest lender to a duo of investors continues to top today’s headlines in the Russian press. Kommersant writes citing sources that the deal of a 45% stake to Grigory Guselnikov through Latvia’s Norvik Banka and a […]

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Minister says current oil prices make it possible to maintain balance of demand and supply

TASS: Business & Economy – Minister says current oil prices make it possible to maintain balance of demand and supply <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> ARKHANGELSK, March 29. /TASS/. The current level […]

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Putin says Russia intends to boost interaction with Arab League

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy – Putin says Russia intends to boost interaction with Arab League <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a […]

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Source claims Sberbank planning to sell second Ukrainian asset

TASS: Business & Economy – Source claims Sberbank planning to sell second Ukrainian asset <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank plans to sell its second […]

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Church spokesman slams St. Isaac’s handover referendum bid as ‘counter-productive’

MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. The initiative to hold a referendum on preserving the museum status of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, one of St. Petersburg’s landmarks, is strange and counter-productive, Vladimir Legoida, the Moscow Patriarchate spokesman, said on Wednesday. The St. Petersburg Election Commission earlier registered an initiative group to conduct a citywide referendum against the cathedral’s […]

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Syria, militants reach deal to evacuate 4 towns

A convoy of vehicles carries United Nations food and medical aid to the militant-besieged towns of al-Foua and Kafraya on March 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Syrian government and anti-Damascus militants have reportedly reached a deal enabling the evacuation of civilians from four small towns in the Arab country. As many as 16,000 people […]

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MI5 Target Female British Soldier Who Successfully Fought ISIS

IWB-InvestmentwatchInvestmentWatchBlog by Sean Adl-Tabatabai The first ever British female soldier to successfully fight ISIS in Syria says the UK spy agency MI5 is targeting her and her family, who she says are “afraid for their own safety.” Kimberly Taylor has been fighting alongside the Women’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria as part of the ‘Rojava revolution’ – […]

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Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Algeria’s Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel

MFA-RUOn March 27, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met with Algeria’s Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League, Abdelkader Messahel, on the Dead Sea coast (Jordan) ahead of the 2017 Arab League Summit. The sides exchanged views on pressing regional issues […]

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers questions from readers of the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty

MFA-RUQuestion: What happened to Vitaly Churkin? Are there any grounds for thinking that his death was not accidental? Who will be the new Russian representative to the UN? Is Russia again facing the pro-American company at the Security Council alone? And one more thing. It would be great if one of the streets currently under […]

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Iraqi forces liberate Mosul Stadium amid latest push against ISIL

al-masdar-newsalmasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces took contro of more territory in western Mosul, today, after engagng a large Islamic State (ISIL) unit inside the provincial capital’s historical district. According to local activists, the Iraqi Armed Forces liberated the Mosul Stadium and Qadib l-Ban area of the provincial capita, killing and […]

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House Committee Passes Bill To “Audit The Federal Reserve”

The Republican-controlled Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved a bill earlier today to allow for a congressional audit of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, a proposal Fed policymakers have opposed and likely faces a difficult path to final approval in the Senate. Under the bill, the Fed’s monetary policy deliberations could be subject to […]

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After 500 DC Kids Go Missing in 2017, Police Advise Kids to “Stay Home” to Avoid Sex Trafficking

the-free-thought-projectWashington, D.C. – After over 500 juveniles were reported missing in D.C. since the beginning of 2017, and a letter signed by several congressional officials requested federal assistance from the Justice Department in investigating the matter, a DC police commander, when asked, “What preventative measures can young people take, specifically so they don’t become a […]

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Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 03/29/2017

The situation in the responsibility zone of the LPR People’s Militia remains tense. Over the past 24 hours there were thirteen occasions of violations of the ceasefire regime by the enemy. The positions of our units in the areas of the localities of Kalinovo, Logvinovo, Zhelobok, Kalinovka, Frunze, Sokolniki and Nizhneye Lozovoye were attacked. During […]

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War on Terror & neo-con agenda to blame for Westminster attack, says rights group

RINF The West’s violent policies at home and abroad were major factors in bringing about the Westminster attack, but British authorities are in denial, according to the advocacy NGO Cage. Four people were killed and up to 50 wounded on March 15 when British-born Khalid Masood ploughed a car into a crowded area on Westminster […]

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Letter From Phnom Penh

Photo by Juan Antonio F. Segal | CC BY 2.0 Although I have been thinking about Cambodia since the 1970s, when it was yet another grim headline over a horizon of endless fighting, I only made it here this week—thanks to a cheap ticket on Royal Jordanian Airlines to investigate my fears that the Trump […]

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War and Propaganda

Photo by Expert Infantry | CC BY 2.0 The U.S. has been at war throughout much of its history. Some wars were blatantly wars of conquest, e.g., the Indian Wars (the near genocide of Native Americans) and the Mexican-American War. Whatever the real reasons for our military actions, they were usually sold to the public […]

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Bloodbath in West Mosul: Civilians Being Shot by Both ISIS and Iraqi Troops

Photo by Ashley Basil | CC BY 2.0 Civilians trying to flee the besieged Isis-held enclave in west Mosul are being shot dead by Isis and Iraqi army snipers as they try to cross the Tigris River, says an eyewitness trapped inside the city with his family. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Jasim, […]

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Does Washington Want to Start a New War in the Balkans?

Photo by Medill DC | CC BY 2.0 With Monday’s procedural vote in the U.S. Senate to allow Montenegro into NATO, the Washington elite proved once more that heightening tensions with Russia might not just be inevitable, but actually desirable. With the exception of Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT), the entire 100-strong body […]

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Donald Trump and Steve Bannon: Real Threats More Serious Than Fake News Trafficked by Media

Photo by Michael Vadon | CC BY 2.0 St. Petersburg, Russia. The United States faces a threat. The danger is potentially existential. Imagine a force that could take the United States into ruinous wars with major powers. Simultaneously, this same threat promises to erode the cultural, regulatory, scientific and social infrastructure upon which the United […]

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What Misinforming the US Public Has Produced

Strategic-Culture-FoundationMisrepresentations by the U.S. ‘news’ media — often serving as mere stenographers for the White House, instead of as authentic journalists — caused the U.S. public to support invading Iraq in 2003, invading Libya in 2011, and also into invading Syria in 2013 on cooked-up charges that Bashar al-Assad instead of the jihadist rebels who were supplied by the […]

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Visualizing NAFTA's Mixed Track Record Since 1994

On January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) officially came into effect, virtually eliminating all tariffs and trade restrictions between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. As Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins reminds readers: Bill Clinton, who lobbied extensively to get the deal done, said it would encourage other nations to work towards […]

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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Faces Russian Arrest Warrant

Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via OilPrice.com, As the Russia versus Ukraine gas war continues, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk now faces a Russian arrest warrant in addition to the international arrest warrant that has been active against him since February 21st, according to reports on filings from a town in southern Russia. The Yessentuki […]

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Syria Balkanization Begins: US Proxies Say Raqqa Will Join 'Decentralized' Kurdish Region – Matthew Allen

A leading Kurdish politician has confirmed that “the northern Syrian city of Raqqa is expected to join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed from Islamic State,” according to Reuters.  Saleh Muslim, the co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party, made his comments […]

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More than 500 militants in Syria’s Homs return to civilian life

HOMS /Syria/, March 29. /TASS/. About 530 militants in the northern suburbs of the Syrian city of Homs decided to lay down arms and return to peaceful life. All the rest will be transported to the north of the country within the next six weeks together with their family members, Governor of the Homs Province, […]

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Russian deputy PM says Arctic should become eco-friendly region

ARKHANGELSK, March 29. /TASS/. Russia will take steps to improve environmental situation in the Arctic region, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said opening the Arctic – Territory of Dialogue International Forum in Arkhangelsk, a city in the north of European Russia. “Today the activity of companies working in the Arctic is clearly regulated in this […]

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China ready to play major role in developing Arctic — vice PM

© Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS ARKHANGELSK, March 29. /TASS/. China is prepared and is capable of making a contribution to developing the Arctic region, Vice-Premier of China’s State Council Wang Yang told the Arctic – Territory of Dialogue International Forum. “China is a party that makes its contribution to the Arctic affairs and is ready and capable of […]

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Russian Armed Forces personnel strength to exceed 1.9 mln from July 1

TASS: Military & Defense – Russian Armed Forces personnel strength to exceed 1.9 mln from July 1 <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> © Yuri Smityuk/TASS MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

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