Thursday , 9 July 2020

Europe

OSCE Chair Kurz Calls for Expanding OSCE Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

The OSCE chairman wants to increase the number of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine members in order to boost security in the region. The chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said Wednesday he was contemplating “widening” the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine in order to boost security in the region. “I m considering the widening of monitoring mission (in Ukraine) …

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Man Who Provided NATO With Casus Belli to Bomb Yugoslavia Immortalized in Stone

Sputnik/ Iliya Pitalev

A statue of the former chief of OSCE Verification Mission to Kosovo, William Walker, was unveiled in the village of Racak, where 45 Albanian civilians were reportedly massacred by Serbian forces on January 15, 1999. William Walker is already the second US politician to be honored with a lifetime statue in Kosovo. He was the first to report the tragic …

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The Swedish Kings of Cyberwar

On April 24, 2013, just weeks before Edward Snowden went public with his leaks about mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, General Keith B. Alexander, then the head of the NSA, welcomed a group of Swedish intelligence officials to a secret three-day meeting at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. In the delegation were Ingvar Åkesson, the longtime director …

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BBC’s Trump-Kremlin documentary is like an ‘Austin Powers’ film, says Galloway

THE TIMES

The credibility of a BBC documentary about US President-elect Donald Trump called ‘Trump: The Kremlin Candidate?’ has been questioned by ex-MP George Galloway. The former Labour and Respect politician likened the broadcast, and the whole furore over Russia’s alleged influence on the US election and Trump, to an “Austin Powers film.” Speaking to RT, Galloway also questioned why the BBC …

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New Earthquake Hits Central Italy, Tremors Felt in Historical Part of Rome

A RIA Novosti correspondent reported that a new earthquake hit central Italy with tremors felt in the historical part of Rome. Evacuation is underway in the city’s metro. A total of three quakes have been felt in central Italy. Earlier in the day, a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit central Italy Wednesday morning, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported. The quake occurred …

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Inside Story – Is a ‘hard Brexit’ the best way for Britain to leave the EU? (video)

Prime Minister Theresa May wants a complete break from the European Union. Not a partial membership. It’s a move some have called a ‘hard’ Brexit. She laid out her strategy in a highly anticipated speech in London. May insists her country will seek new and equal partnerships with its friends and allies in the EU. Her ultimate goal is to …

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Patriarch Kirill: Churches in Russia, UK served as bridge between our countries for centuries

The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, has delivered a speech in London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints in a four-day visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. Your eminences, your graces, your eminence Archbishop Elisey, your grace the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin …

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Political Conflict Between Trump, EU Possible – Russian Senator Pushkov

A member of the Russian parliament’s upper house Alexei Pushkov says that current tensions between US President-elect Donald Trump and the EU leaders could lead to political confrontation. Current tensions between US President-elect Donald Trump and the European Union leaders could result in political confrontation between the sides, a member of the Russian parliament’s upper house, Alexei Pushkov, said Tuesday. …

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