Saturday , 17 August 2019

World

Ukraine Has Become a ‘Weak Spot of Europe, Creating Trouble for Everyone’

Even though Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko considers NATO membership for his country as a strategic priority and hails its relations with the Alliance as ”unprecedented,” Ukraine still keeps knocking on NATO’s door. NATO remains divided about over Ukraine’s bid to join in, but is ready to cooperate with Kiev with no strings attached, the newspaper Izvestia reported, citing an unnamed …

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Fillon: Russia should be Europe’s partner to fight terrorism

Russia should be a partner for Europe in order to jointly tackle a terrorist threat and other international challenges, French presidential candidate Francois Fillon said on Monday.   “Russia should be a partner for the European nation, we need it in particular for countering a terrorist threat. We should not reveal weakness to our Russian partner, we have common interests which should be protected jointly. I want open …

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NATO is ‘Powerless to Meet the Real Threat of International Terrorism’

The North Atlantic Alliance lacks the capacity to tackle real threats like international terrorism, focusing instead on the imaginary threat emanating from Russia, political analyst Alexander Perendzhiev, a lecturer at the Plekhanov Russia University of Economics, told Radio Sputnik. “What is NATO today? The bloc is not even a commercial project, but rather a scam. It is essentially meant to …

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What the Supreme Court Brexit decision means, and what happens now

MPs must be given a vote on triggering Article 50, after a humiliating defeat for the government in the Supreme Court. The ruling, handed down by Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger this morning, means the Prime Minister will not be allowed to start the Brexit process without parliamentary scrutiny. He revealed the court voted by a majority of 8 to …

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Former PM Romano Prodi calls Europe to scrap anti-Russian sanctions

Italy’s former Prime Minister and European Commission ex-president Romano Prodi called on Europe to scrap immediately the anti-Russian sanctions, rather than waiting for US president Donald Trump would do it first. “Sanctions are effective not only when they are imposed but also when they are lifted. Lifting them from Russia now can prove to be a more efficient policy,” said …

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Will TPP End Up Dead Without the US?

President Donald Trump said that the US will start pulling out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement to protect American jobs and kick-start economic revival. In a statement issued after Trump’s January 20 inauguration, the White House named the planned withdrawal from the TPP as a major priority for the new administration’s effort to bring down unemployment and …

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French presidential candidate Fillon says relationship with Russia should be rebuilt

Former Prime Minister of France, presidential candidate Francois Fillon has criticized Western countries for conducting the aggressive policy towards Russia in an interview to Le Monde. According to his words, the military rivalry with Moscow was a big mistake. Francois Fillon said: “Has the West always been reliable? Not introduced if ever misled by Russia for Libya, in Kosovo, for …

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US storms: At least 18 dead in Georgia and Mississippi

Severe weather has killed at least 18 people in the US South and injured many more, emergency officials say. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in seven counties in the state, where 14 people have died. Four people were killed by tornadoes in Mississippi on Saturday. The US National Weather Service warns of possible strong wind …

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Ceasefire in Syria: Turkish policy sets Syria on new path

If the ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey holds, it will be welcomed by most people in Syria – but the odds seem stacked against it. Several previous ceasefires have collapsed, and new clashes have already broken out in several parts of the country amidst sharp differences in interpretation of the latest agreement by the Syrian opposition and the regime …

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The Gambia ‘missing millions’ after Jammeh flies into exile

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss. Luxury cars and other items were reportedly loaded on to a Chadian cargo plane as Mr Jammeh left the country. …

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