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OPEC “In Terrible Bind” As Monitoring Committee Proposes Nine-Month Extension

In the end, the OPEC Vienna meeting – which technically won’t conclude until tomorrow – was anticlimatic, with the recommendation by Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee in line with what was “trial ballooned”, and leaked in advance: The JMMC considered several scenarios presented by the JTC regarding the extension of the Declaration of Cooperation and […]

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Social Media: Stick A Fork In It

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, Let me make one thing clear before I start: It’s not that I’m saying “social media” is going away, as in no longer will be around or, will not have any use or value going forward. What I am stating is this: Everything that you’ve been told, as well as sold, […]

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Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Trump's Budget Takes a Sledgehammer to What Remains of the American Dream

The Trump administration unveiled its $4.1 trillion budget Tuesday. The plan includes massive cuts to social programs, while calling for historic increases in military spending. The budget proposes slashing $800 billion from Medicaid, nearly $200 billion from nutritional assistance programs, such as food stamps and Meals on Wheels, and more than $72 billion from disability […]

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Putin decorates commandoes for two-day face-to-face clash with militants in Syria

© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has personally presented government awards to a group of commandoes who for two days confronted advancing terrorists in Syria face-to-face, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “On Wednesday, the head of state personally presented government awards to a group of Russian […]

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Rep. Al Green to Draft Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Citing Obstruction of Justice

As controversy continues to swirl around the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials ahead of the 2016 election, we speak to Democratic Congressmember Al Green of Texas. Last week he became the first congressmember to call for President Trump’s impeachment from the floor of the House of Representatives. Please check back […]

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International Chekhov Theater festival opens its doors for 13th time in Moscow

MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/ Moscow is slated to host the International Chekhov Theater festival for the 13th time, while its organizers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the actual creation of the festival, Valery Shadrin, head of the festival, told TASS. The festival opens on May 24 and runs until mid-July. Among its participants are […]

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Russian Emergencies Ministry says over 70 homes burn down in Siberia

© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. More than 70 homes have burned down in the Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia, a source in the Siberian Regional Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told TASS. According to the source, situation there remains complex. “Fires hit four settlements where a total of 71 homes burned down. Their residents total […]

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Trump arrives in Brussels for first NATO, EU talks

US President Donald Trump (R) speaks with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (R) upon arrival at the Melsbroek military airport in Steenokkerzeel on May 24, 2017. (AFP photo) US President Donald Trump has arrived in Brussels for his first summit with NATO and European Union leaders. Trump flew to the the Belgian capital from Rome […]

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Russia Insider Daily Headlines for 05/24/2017

Today’s headlines Media Runs for Cover as Latest Russia-gate Allegations Evaporate Into Bullshit Mist by RI Staff New Cracks in Russia-gate ‘Assessment’ by Robert Parry The Lies About Russia Are a Great Big Gift for Fox’s Tucker Carlson (Video) by Oscar Platt NATO Annexes Montenegro to Paper Over the Disaster West’s Balkan Colonialism Has Been […]

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How Moscow's metro grew in 82 years

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Romania’s Parliament passes law providing more money for Holocaust survivors: Zio-Watch, May 24, 2017

This is a controversial source. The views of David Duke are not shared by everyone within the anti oligarchical empire movement. May 21, 2017 3:30pm (JTA) — Romania’s Parliament passed legislation that would provide increased direct financial support for Holocaust survivors. The funds, a monthly payment of up to $97.98 per month for each year of […]

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Dr. Duke Plays Recording of Trump Saying Saudis Behnind 911, and Now Supports the State behnd the Manchester Massacre!

This is a controversial source. The views of David Duke are not shared by everyone within the anti oligarchical empire movement. Download Today Dr. Duke made an airtight case for the Zionist/Deep State responsibility for the “civil war” in Syria (it’s really an armed invasion) and the creation of ISIS. He played audio clips showing […]

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ISIS Is On Run In Eastern Aleppo. Tiger Forces Liberate 5 More Villages

Southfrontsouthfront.org Donate ISIS terrorists are on the run in the eastern part of the Syrian province of Aleppo as government forces liberate more villages in the area. On May 24, the Syrian Arab Army Tiger Forces took control of Battushiyah, Salihiyah, Jabab Musaid Kebir, Jabab Musaid Segirr and Shummari outflanking the ISIS-held town of Maskanah from […]

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ISIS Is On Run In Eastern Aleppo. Tiger Forces Liberate 5 More Villages

southfront.org Donate ISIS terrorists are on the run in the eastern part of the Syrian province of Aleppo as government forces liberate more villages in the area. On May 24, the Syrian Arab Army Tiger Forces took control of Battushiyah, Salihiyah, Jabab Musaid Kebir, Jabab Musaid Segirr and Shummari outflanking the ISIS-held town of Maskanah from […]

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On The Testimony of John Brennan (Washington Times)

WTMay 24, 2017 Too bad Obama couldn’t have nipped the Russian interference in the bud during his presidency. Then maybe the whole Russian-Trump collusion charge the left is so desperately trying to make true wouldn’t play so prominently in the press these days. from http://eastwestaccord.com/testimony-john-brennan-washington-times/

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Poland Tells EU: No, We Won’t Take Your Fake Refugees

The European Union TimesThe European Union Times   The Polish government has told the European Union that they will not take in any of the “redistributed” nonwhites pretending to be refugees from Greece or Italy as that plan only aggravates the invasion problem and does not solve it. Reacting to the EU’s threat last week that Poland—and Hungary—would […]

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Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Thailand in ISIS Fight

The European Union TimesThe European Union Times   Three members of the security forces were killed and 12 wounded, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told a news conference, as clashes erupted in the wake of what the military said was a raid on a flat where about 15 rebels were hiding. Lt. Gen. Eduardo Ano, the armed forces chief […]

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Lvov authorities decide to turn Donbass into Domestic Waste Dump, ecology in danger

The location of Lvov garbage in the cities of Donbass can seriously damage the ecological situation in the region, DPR Construction, Housing and Communal Services Minister Sergei Naumet states.  “The location of Lvov garbage in Donbass can threaten us with an environmental disaster. This negligence of Kiev authorities’ with which they treat environmental issues, the […]

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DPR doctors implant 4 cardio stimulators in frames of Humanitarian program

Four cardio stimulator implantations were held in the Donetsk Regional Clinical Territorial Medical Association (DoKTMO) in frames of the Donbass Reunification humanitarian program, reports the acting Health Minister, Alexander Opryshenko. “On Monday, May 22 the direction of the humanitarian program aimed at the implantation of apparatuses, correcting the heart rhythms violations (cardio stimulators) came into effect. […]

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Six dead, 30 public institutions attacked in Barinas as violent protests continue in Venezuela

By Lucas Koerner, Venezuela Analysis, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 CARACAS – Six more people were killed in Venezuela on Monday, May 22 amid nationwide opposition attacks on public institutions and government personnel. Anti-government protester in Venezuelan capital of Caracas on May 20, 2017 (Ariana Cubillos, Associated Press) The deaths occurred under unclear circumstances in the […]

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Students Get the Last Word on Commencement

RINF “Don’t let complexity stop you,” Bill Gates once told graduating Harvard seniors. “Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives.” These days, college students have no trouble transforming into activists to address big inequities — including from their own commencement speakers. Recently, over 100 Notre Dame […]

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Trumponomics budget cuts target Medicaid and food stamp programs, slashes $3.6 trillion over 10 years

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Gali Tibbon / AFP The Trump administration’s $4.1 billion budget proposal calls for increased spending on law enforcement, the military and the US-Mexico wall, but cuts spending for programs for the poor by slashing funding for Medicaid and cutting food stamps. “We looked at this budget through the eyes of the one’s paying […]

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Turkey imposes new restrictions on Russian wheat imports as Putin restricts Turkish tomatoes

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Usher, D. / Global Look Press Sales of Russian wheat to Turkey are facing another hurdle after Ankara introduced a new law limiting Russian imports to 25 percent of the total amount of grain imported. Russia’s leading exporters confirmed the information reported by business daily Vedomosti on Wednesday. The new law comes after […]

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'They told me to die & threw a Molotov at me': Protester set ablaze during Venezuelan riot

SOTT.netsott.net/news A government supporter set on fire during opposition riots in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, is in a coma suffering from severe burns and stab wounds, his doctor told RT. Another man was also injured by rioters who were apparently trying to kill him. Gruesome footage of a man named Orlando Figuera, 21, was broadcast on […]

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Kim Dotcom teases: Promises to disclose Seth Rich testimony, but only to Special Counsel in return for safe passage to US

SOTT.netsott.net/news Kim DotCom and the late DNC operative Seth Rich As promised over the weekend, Kim Dotcom has delivered his official ‘statement’ on the Seth Rich murder. Unfortunately, it’s a bit light on the details and more of a teaser along with a promise to disclose full details of his relationship with Seth Rich to […]

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NATO changes rules after Turkey's spat with Austria threatens to paralyze alliance

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Hazir Reka / ReutersAustrian troops as part of the NATO force in Kosovo. The 28 NATO member states have reportedly agreed that military cooperation with non-members can be approved on a country-by-country basis after alliance member Turkey put a veto on Austria’s participation and froze out 40 other partner states in the process. […]

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House Democrats Ask Deutsche Bank If Trump Accounts Have Russia Ties

In the aftermath of prior media reports that in the past Deutsche Bank provided hundreds of millions in loans to Trump, today Democratic lawmakers – looking for a smoking gun- asked Germany’s largest bank to hand over its findings on “two politically charged matters”, demand details whether Trump accounts have Russia ties, and if Deutsche […]

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Media Runs for Cover as Latest Russia-gate Allegations Evaporate Into Bullshit Mist

John Brennan really screwed the fake news pooch.  The former CIA Director told Congress on Tuesday that he has no knowledge of the Trump administration trying to strong-arm intelligence officials into dropping or “pushing back” against the Flynn investigation.  This was a major blow to the Washington Post and its juicy scoop about how “President Trump asked […]

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Poll shows 25% of Russians expect headway in ties with France during Macron’s presidency

MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. As many as 25% of Russians believe that after Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France, relations between the two countries will improve, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center said in a statement on Wednesday. “As many as 25% of those polled expect bilateral relations to improve during Emmanuel Macron’s presidency,” […]

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Russia’s consumer market: stimulating demand

TASS: SPIEF-2017 – Russia’s consumer market: stimulating demand <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> Boosting consumer demand is one of the levers to accelerating the overall growth of the Russian economy. […]

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Experts say rising military spending to push Europe to reconsider NATO’s role

MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. European countries’ mounting military expenditures on NATO are getting Europe ‘hooked on’ the alliance, which will finally prompt EU states to reconsider the alliance’s role, experts said on Wednesday. President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems Leonid Ivashov believes that Europe is now reconsidering NATO’s role. “There are three basic players […]

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Sberbank forecasts Central Bank's key rate to reach 8% in 2017

TASS: Business & Economy – Sberbank forecasts Central Bank’s key rate to reach 8% in 2017 <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Sberbank forecasts that the key […]

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Russian authorities do not see grounds for blocking messengers in Russia

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy – Russian authorities do not see grounds for blocking messengers in Russia <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> INNOPOLIS, May 24. /TASS/. The Russian authorities do […]

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US-led airstrikes kills over dozen civilians in northern Syria

In this file photo released by the US Air Force, fighter jets fly over northern Iraq as part of coalition airstrikes in Syria. A so-called monitoring group says more than a dozen civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out a string of aerial attacks against […]

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Iran: Trump’s anti-Tehran remarks outdated propaganda

Iran has slammed US President Donald Trump’s recent anti-Tehran remarks as “outdated” propaganda. “The US policy of [spreading] Iranophobia and the repetition of outdated claims have failed and proved ineffective,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday.    Speaking in Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday, Trump accused Iran of backing terrorism, and pledged Washington’s commitment […]

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Iran marks Khorramshahr liberation anniversary

Iranian forces celebrate the liberation of Khorramshahr at the city’s Grand Mosque, May 24, 1982. Hamid JavaniPress TV, Tehran On the occasion of the liberation of the port city of Khorramshahr during the Iran-Iraq war, Iranians remember the day and honor the sacrifices made to liberate the city.  

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Police searched world-famous theater, looking for $3.5 million

On the morning of May 23, messages on social networks appeared about the police searching Moscow’s Gogol Center Theatre, and the apartment of its artistic director, Cannes Festival winner Kirill Serebrennikov. Employees of the Investigative Committee did not come to the theater alone. According to some messages, they were accompanied by FSB agents, according to […]

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Twenty-Seven Hours: Donald Trump in Israel

It was time to do the Zionist boogie within a mere period of 27 hours, and anyone wishing to see two muggers of history enjoying each other’s company found themselves peering at Donald Trump of the United States, and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, nearly arm in arm on the recent tilt in US policy. “We understand […]

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Video: Syrian Army Expels US-Backed Militants From Syrian Desert

US-backed militant groups, often referred to as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have declared the start of a counter-offensive against “the regime and its foreign militias” in the area east of Suweida in southeastern Syria. The counter-offensive was dubbed operation “Desert Volcano”. Its declared goal is to expel government forces from the Syrian desert. Since […]

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Truth Has Become Un-American

Those of us who have exited The Matrix are concerned that there are no checks on Washington’s use of nuclear weapons in the interest of US hegemony over the world. Washington and Israel are the threats to peace. Washington demands world hegemony, and Israel demands hegemony in the Middle East. There are two countries that […]

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Growing Poverty Fuels Europe’s Extremism

The European Union’s neoliberal economic orthodoxy has spread income inequality and even poverty across the Continent, spurring extremist movements to challenge this system, reports Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus The rise of protest movements across Europe, with increasing support for extremist candidates and political parties, comes against the backdrop of a growing sense of insecurity […]

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Manchester attack: Blowback for UK's support of terrorism in Libya, Syria and beyond

SOTT.netsott.net/news Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, brought to you by the U.S. and UK. When I first learned of yesterday’s terror incident in Manchester, UK I snarked: Moon of Alabama‏ @MoonofA So another heroic “Syrian rebel” – which the British government avidly supports – blew himself up. But why in #Manchester? 6:26 AM – 23 May […]

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'Not if, but when': US intel chief warns Kurdish secession from Iraq imminent

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Imad Aqrawi / AFPYoung Kurdish Iraqis carry the flag of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq. Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence from Baghdad appears to be only a matter of time, presenting a tremendous challenge to Iraq’s future, according to the head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency. “Kurdish independence is on a trajectory where […]

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Manchester attacker linked to Libyan terrorists harbored by UK govt for decades

SOTT.netsott.net/news UK Proscribed terrorist organization, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), maintains large presence in Manchester area and is now being linked to recent blast.As suspected and as was the case in virtually all recent terror attacks carried out in Europe – including both in France and Belgium – the suspect involved in the recent Manchester […]

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Middle East crisis: Ongoing violence and conflict spur the spread of cholera

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Reuters/ Khaled Abdullah Cholera and conflict have jeopardized the lives of some 24 million children across the Middle East and North Africa, while health facilities have been under siege, according to UNICEF. “Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in […]

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Intel heads tell Senate: 'Inevitable' that N. Korea builds nuclear-armed missile able to reach US

SOTT.netsott.net/news © AFPNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intermediate-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2’s launch test, May 22, 2017. The Defense Intelligence Agency has provided the first official US assessment of North Korea’s latest missile test, telling a Senate committee that the reclusive nation is on a clear trajectory to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile that […]

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FISA Court Finds “Serious Fourth Amendment Issue” In Obama's “Widespread” Illegal Searches Of American Citizens

A newly released court order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) found that the National Security Agency, under former President Obama, routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall.  In describing […]

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New Cracks in Russia-gate ‘Assessment’ – Robert Parry

At the center of the Russia-gate scandal is a curious U.S. intelligence “assessment” that was pulled together in less than a month and excluded many of the agencies that would normally weigh in on such an important topic as whether Russia tried to influence the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. Former CIA Director John […]

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Participant in March 26 protest sentenced to 18 months for attacking policeman

MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. A court in Moscow has sentenced a participant in last March’s unauthorized demonstration to 18 months in a standard security penitentiary for attacking a policeman. The court session was fast-tracked as the defendant, Aleksandr Shpakov, had agreed with the charges and pled guilty. His lawyer, Sergey Badamshin, said he would appeal […]

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Russian lawmaker comments on US decision to end military subsidies to Ukraine

© AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. By leaving Ukraine without military subsidies, the US is embarking on a course towards sparing funds and honoring its national interests, Russian Federation Council upper house’s Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told reporters on Wednesday in comments on Washington’s decision to shift military assistance to Ukraine from grants to loans. […]

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Russian IT companies under Ukrainian sanctions do not need state aid — minister

TASS: Business & Economy – Russian IT companies under Ukrainian sanctions do not need state aid — minister <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> INNOPOLIS, 24 May. /TASS/. Russian IT companies […]

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Russia’s presidential campaign to kick off between December 7-17

MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. The Russian presidential election campaign will officially begin between December 7 and 17, Central Electoral Commission’s secretary Maya Grishina told reporters on Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, the State Duma (lower house of parliament) passed under the third reading draft amendments to the electoral legislation, one of which regulates the election day […]

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Controversies over Russia’s TV-rights for FIFA Cups to be soon settled

MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. An issue regarding the rights of the Russian television to broadcast matches of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and, perhaps of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will be soon settled, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko told TASS on Wednesday. Earlier, a conglomerate of state-owned Russia’s Channel One and VGTRK, and […]

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Russia's legendary Su-27 fighter marks 40 years since its first flight

TASS: Military & Defense – Russia’s legendary Su-27 fighter marks 40 years since its first flight <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> The prototype of Russia’s legendary Su-27 fighter jet, T-10 (Sukhoi’s […]

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Former Finnish PM points to signs of improvement in Russia-West relations

HELSINKI, May 24. /TASS/. Relations between Russia and the West have been gradually improving, Former Finnish Prime Minister, member of the country’s parliament Alexander Stubb said in an interview with TASS on Wednesday. According to him, in order to achieve further progress, the parties need to come to compromises on many issues. “I think the […]

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War in Afghanistan Is Killing Children in Record Numbers in 2017

Abdullah, 8 years old, from Ghazni province lays in a ward inside EMERGENCY hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 2, 2017. Abdullah was wounded during a fight between the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Taliban when a shell landed near his home. While fighting has been constant between ANA and Taliban, this is first […]

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Syrian Forces Kill More Than 3000 ISIS Terrorists in Aleppo Countryside, Top Emirs Including

May 24th, 2017 – Fort Russ News – – Breakingnews.sy – – translated by Samer Hussein –  Syrian forces took control of Al Jarah Airport and a number of surrounding towns and villages, following intense clashes with ISIS terrorists, during which more than 3000 of them, top emirs including, were killed in the eastern countryside […]

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'We need modern weapons': Duterte meets Putin but cuts trip short over Philippines terrorist crisis

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Maxim Shemetov / Reuters The Philippines wants modern Russian weapons to combat ISIS-linked terrorists, the country’s president Rodrigo Duterte told his Russian counterpart after declaring martial law for 60 days in the South and cutting short his trip to Moscow to deal with the crisis. The meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Duterte […]

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'Don't f**k with me about ISIS': Duterte slams world leaders in anti-ISIS pledge

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Romeo Ranoco / Reuters Rodrigo Duterte warned that the Philippines could “implode” if the ongoing Islamist insurgency is not quashed immediately. “I am willing to gamble with martial law. And I will put a stop to it,” he added. In a press conference Wednesday Duterte made an emphatic statement to world leaders who […]

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Moscow suspects 'deliberate provocation' in Libya massacre to disrupt the peace process

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Reuters Russia has condemned the recent spike of violence in Libya where over 140 troops and civilians were reportedly slaughtered in an attack on the Brak Al-Shati airbase. Moscow called it a “deliberate provocation” intended to disrupt the peace process. “Moscow is very concerned about the recent outbreak of violence in Libya,” the […]

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JPMorgan Is Surprised By The Lack Of “Any Major Trump Bombshell Headlines”

It has gotten to the point where traders, like most reflex-based creatures, have become accustomed to the seemingly daily Trump “bombshell” news to emerge just after 5pm from either the WaPo or NYT. So much so, in fact, that when there is none – as was the case overnight  – they to complain. Case in […]

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Joe Lieberman “No Longer Being Considered” For FBI Director: Report

Just days after it was reported that the frontrunner to replace James Comey as head of the FBI was career democrat Joe Lieberman, it now appears that Trump has gotten cold feet about installing a career democrat as head of an agency that has become rather “sensitive” for the White House in recent weeks, and […]

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‘RussiaGate’ Has Become a Catastrophic Failure of Leadership — and a Debacle From Which the Trump Presidency Will Not Recover

TheSmirkingChimp— from Moyers & Company A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian contacts with advisers to President Donald J. Trump and his campaign team was about to […]

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The Lies About Russia Are a Great Big Gift for Fox's Tucker Carlson (Video)

Much of the alternative media is in chicken-little mode, moaning and groaning about the special counsel development – with ominous talk of a ‘soft-coup’ underway, worries of impeachment, etc. Funny, you wouldn’t get that impression watching Fox’s most important news slot, Tucker Carlson’s 8pm news and political analysis show. It has almost become a daily […]

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Russian diplomat stresses London’s refusal to cooperate with FSB hinders anti-terror fight

ZAVIDOVO (Tver region), May 24. /TASS/. London’s refusal to cooperate with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) is the main obstacle to cooperation with the UK in combating terrorism, a senior Russian diplomat told TASS on Wednesday responding to a question about prospects for dialogue in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing. “The problem […]

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Perm session completes cycle of regional offsite events in run-up to SPIEF 2017

The Roscongress Foundation jointly with the Russian Export Centre and Agency for Strategic Initiatives organized an offsite session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum titled ‘Russia’s Regions: New Areas of Growth’ in Perm on May 24, 2017. The offsite session was attended by acting Perm Territory Governor Maxim Reshetnikov, Head of the Roscongress Foundation’s […]

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Nine Russian missile regiments rearmed with advanced ICBM systems

© Sergei Bobylev/Russian Defence Ministry Press Office/TASS MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Nine missile regiments of the Russian Armed Forces have been rearmed with modern Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. “We are paying special attention to maintaining the strategic nuclear forces’ potential at the level that allows […]

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UK foreign policy to blame for Manchester bombing: Analyst

A woman looks at flowers in Albert Square in Manchester, northwestern England, on May 24, 2017, placed in tribute to the victims of the May 22 terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena. (Photo by AFP) Jahangir Mohammad, the director of the Center for Muslims’ Affairs, says the war in Iraq “caused total de-stability” in the region […]

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Russia to serially produce upgraded Tu-160 strategic bombers after 2021

The serial production of upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) strategic missile carriers is expected to begin after 2021, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on May 24. “After 2021, we plan to begin the serial production of the modernized Tu-160M2 strategic missile carrier, which is capable of striking hostile ground objectives in […]

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Saints Cyril and Methodius

Home /Stories /RL Online /Saints Cyril and Methodius Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by Linda DeLaine The brothers who later became Saints Cyril and Methodius were born in Thessalonica in 827 and 826, respectively. Their birth names were Constantine and Methodius. They came from a wealthy family, but denounced worldly things to become priests. Cyril and Methodius eventually […]

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Turkish-backed Militant Groups Clash For Syrian Border Town Of Azaz

southfront.org Donate FILE IMAGE Violent clashes have erupted among Turkish backed militant groups in northern Syria. According to reports, the Leant Front has attacked the Sham Legion in an attempt to capture the strategic town of Azaz located near the Turkish border. Jabhat al-Shamiyah and Sultan Murad members were also reportedly involved in the battle. […]

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US Military Failed To Keep Track Of $1bn Arms In Iraq. Part Ended Up With ISIS

southfront.org Donate FILE IMAGE The US military failed to keep track of over $1bn worth of weapons and military equipment sent to Iraq, Amnesty International reported adding that some of those arms could have ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists. “The US Army failed to keep tabs on more than $1 billion worth of arms and other […]

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Suriye Ordusu IŞİD’i Halep’ten çıkarmaya çok yaklaştı (Harita)

al-masdar-newsalmasdarnews.com ŞAM, SURİYE (03:17) Doğu Halep kırsalında bulunan stratejik Jirah Havaalanı’nın ele geçirilmesinden sonra, Suriye Arap Ordusu’nun elit Kaplan Kuvvetleri IŞİD’in sözde vilayetinde onlarca kasaba ve tepeyi ele geçirdi. Geçtiğimiz birkaç saatte Kaplan Kuvvetleri “İkinci Çiftlik” , Mazran, Kinnawiyah, Rasm al-Hamam al-Gharbi ve Al-Jamiyaj kasabalarından oluşan Al-Ajouziyah çevresini ele geçirdi.En son ele geçirilen yerlerle birlikte […]

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Ejército sirio continúa ofensiva para sitiar rebeldes en la Badiyah siria

al-masdar-newsalmasdarnews.com DAMASCO, SIRIA – Apoyado por las fuerzas paramilitares aliadas como el partido del Tawhid árabe y las Brigadas iraquíes Imam Ali y el Movimiento Nujaba, el Ejército Árabe Sirio continuó su avance sin precedentes a gran escala en el corazón de la Badiyah levantina. A seis kilómetros al sur del recientemente capturado Batallón de […]

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VIDEO: Syrian forces overrun ISIS northeast of Palmyra

al-masdar-newsalmasdarnews.com DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 45 P.M.) – Russian-trained forces fighting the Islamic State in the gas-rich Syrian Desert continue to recapture more territories from the terror group amid massive jihadist collapse. Today, the Syria Army’s elite forces, known as ISIS hunters, managed to impose full control over several hills overlooking Arak Gas Field, following severe […]

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European politicians: “Kiev, respect minority rights!”

Increasing tensions in Transcarpathia: European politicians urge to protect the rights of national minorities in Ukraine and call for autonomy. The issue of the freedom of speaking minority languages in Ukraine has been brought up in the Ukrainian press again. Somebody installed large signs recently in Transcarpathia in the Beregovo (Beregszász) and Vinohradski (Nagyszőlősi) regions […]

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WTF! Is This The Western Star ?

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'Inevitable' that N. Korea builds nuclear-armed missile able to reach US ‒ intel head

RINF The Defense Intelligence Agency has provided the first official US assessment of North Korea’s latest missile test, telling a Senate committee that the reclusive nation is on a clear trajectory to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile that could hit the US. DIA Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testified […]

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French Interior Minister: Manchester terrorist travelled to Syria

RINF WestmonsterMay 24, 2017 The French Interior minister has said the Manchester bomber travelled to Syria and had “proven” links with Islamic State. French Interior Minister says Manchester bomber is believed to have travelled to Syria and had “proven” links with Islamic State — Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) May 24, 2017 It’s an absolute disgrace […]

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Disturbing Manchester Blast Aftermath

Stephen-LendmanDisturbing Manchester Blast Aftermath by Stephen Lendman UK police state laws already are some of Europe’s most draconian before Monday’s Manchester blast, including the 2005 Prevention of Terrorism Act, eviscerating longstanding legal protections.  Perhaps tougher legislation is coming. Following an emergency meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May acted as expected – elevating Britain’s threat level from […]

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Manchester Arena Attack: Is it About the Time We Wise Up?

Yet another terrorist attack in Europe occurred this time in London. The mayhem unleashed by a single suicide bomber in the Manchester Arena n Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, leaving some 50 more injured. The frightened British authorities, who have recently been busy countering the “Russian threat” by sending troops and hundreds […]

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Britain Slams US For Leaking Details About Suicide Bomber Who “Did Not Act Alone”, Had “Proven Links To ISIS”

Just hours after the UK raised its terror alert to Critical, or the highest possible, for the first time in ten years, Britain’s Interior minister Amber Rudd said that Salman Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue, and had recently returned from Libya had likely not acted alone and […]

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Frontrunning: May 24

Trump Meets With Pope Francis After Policy Clashes (WSJ) Fed Minutes to Offer Clues on Debate Over Path of Rate Increases (WSJ) Manchester bomber had ‘proven’ links to Islamic State (Reuters) U.K. Chides U.S. for Leaking Manchester Bombing Probe Details (BBG) Manchester Bomber, Salman Abedi, Is Thought to Have Traveled to Syria (NYT) ‘No defeat, […]

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Bitcoin Explodes Above $2400 After China Downgrade, Scaling Agreement Reached

Following comments from DoubleLine’s Jeff Gundlach tieing the surge in virtual currencies to the demise of China (right before that nation is downgraded), Bitcoin surged overnight, breaking above $2400 for the first time. It is now up over 150% year-to-date. Bitcoin is up fopr the 26th day in the last 29 sessions, doubling in price […]

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Trump in the Middle East: From 'America First' to Saudi and Israel first

TheSmirkingChimp— from Middle East Eye President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East has turned out as expected: no single act of outreach to the Muslim world could undo his fueling of Islamophobia and no amount of Iranophobia could cover up the irony of Trump and Saudi Arabia uniting against intolerance. It is clear what […]

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Trump to the ‘Rescue’ in Saudi Arabia and Israel

TheSmirkingChimp— from New American Media Both Saudi Arabia and Israel believe that if they can entice the United States to embrace a more aggressive posture toward Iran, it will provide a solution to their own internal problems. That was the clear message in President Trump’s visit to the Middle East this week. Saudi Arabia believes […]

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The student loan scam, and other tales from the crypt

TheSmirkingChimpWriting anything about Donald Trump, the apparently unhinged and possibly treasonous occupant of the White House, is essentially impossible to do in a weekly column. Nobody, probably including the man himself, knows what he will do next — any more than you can predict the behavior of a barrel of nitroglycerin in a bumpy train […]

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Wilkerson on Impeachment, Pence, Destabilizing the State, and War with Iran

TheSmirkingChimp— from Down With Tyranny! [embedded content] We’ve written recently about the destabilization of the State under the pressure of the current situation (see “A Nation in Crisis, Again“). Lawrence Wilkerson, retired U.S. Army colonel, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, and frequent commenter on U.S. foreign policy, adds more. In the wake of […]

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Trump Honors Saudi Family Police State as His Government Ideal

TheSmirkingChimp— from Reader Supported News “Let me now also extend my deep and heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of the distinguished heads of state who made this journey here today. You greatly honor us with your presence, and I send the warmest regards from my country to yours. I know that our time […]

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NATO Annexes Montenegro to Paper Over the Disaster West's Balkan Colonialism Has Been – Marko Marjanović

As NATO prepares to devour Montenegro, most commentators in the mainstream and alternative media claim that Russia now has egg on its face. The former are giddy about it, while the latter are worried, but both agree this has something to do with Russia. They could not be more wrong. Supposedly Montenegro joining NATO will pain Russia because it […]

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About half of Russian Navy warships to be armed with Kalibr cruise missiles by late 2020

TASS: Military & Defense – About half of Russian Navy warships to be armed with Kalibr cruise missiles by late 2020 <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> © Russian Defense Ministry/TASS MOSCOW, […]

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Russian security chief calls for cooperation on cyber threats

© EPA/MALTE CHRISTIANS ZAVIDOVO (Tver Region), May 24. /TASS/. Russia calls for cooperation of all world countries to counter cyber threats such as the recent global hacker attack using the WannaCry virus, Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday. The cyber attack on May 12 affected over 200,000 users from 150 countries. The hackers […]

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Russian ground forces to be fully rearmed with Iskander-M ballistic missiles by late 2020

© Yuri Smityuk/TASS MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. The Russian ground forces are scheduled to be fully rearmed with modern Iskander-M tactical ballistic missiles by late 2020, Russia’s Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. “As for the general-purpose forces, self-sufficient groupings of troops and forces capable of adequately responding to any military security threats […]

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Russia, Turkey discuss restrictions on supply of agricultural products

MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Russia and Turkey are negotiating restrictions on the supply of agricultural products, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “Indeed, there are restrictions,” the Kremlin spokesman said commenting on the newly introduced Turkish restrictions on supplies of wheat from Russia. At the same time, Peskov noted, “some restrictions on deliveries of […]

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Amsterdam Court may look into appeal against Scythian Gold ruling in fall

© EPA/BART MAAT SIMFEROPOL, May 24. /TASS/. The Amsterdam Court of Appeal may begin considering in October an appeal from the Crimean museums against the ruling on the Scythian Gold case, the director of the Central Museum of Tavrida in Crimea told TASS on Wednesday. In December 2016, the Amsterdam District Court ruled that the Scythian […]

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