Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

NATO returning to ‘historic role as war fighting command’ to counter Russia – top US general

The commander of NATO and US forces in Europe has called for yet more armored vehicles and troops to be deployed on the continent to counter what he calls “a resurgent Russia.”

Seeking El Chapo’s billions, US officials ‘can’t find a single dollar’

Before Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured last year and extradited to the United States in January, he was believed to have accumulated a fortune in drug profits. US authorities claim his 30-year criminal career garnered $14 billion.

Assange brands Clinton ‘butcher of Libya’ & requests Sweden scrap detention order

Julian Assange has fired back at Hillary Clinton, branding her the “butcher of Libya” in a scathing response to the former presidential candidate’s labeling of WikiLeaks as “Russian WikiLeaks”.

Kiev accuses 94yo war veteran of killing Nazi-linked Ukrainian nationalist in 1952

A Jewish-Ukrainian nonagenarian, known as a decorated Soviet WWII veteran and a KGB agent, has been accused of “willfully killing” a group of Ukrainian nationalists, including a prominent anti-Soviet artist known to have worked for the Nazis during the war.

The comeback kid-Matteo Renzi is back in Italian politics, for now

Despite a convincing victory he faces a tough time in parliament

“I CAN’T stay sitting on the sidelines,” sighed Matteo Renzi, the former prime minister of Italy, towards the end of his campaign for re-election as leader of the governing Democratic Party (PD). “I’m not capable of just looking on.”

Syria fully supports Russian safe zones initiative: Foreign Ministry

Damascus says it fully supports a Russian proposal for the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria, in an initiative meant to boost the ceasefire in the Arab country and facilitate the progress of peace talks between the warring sides.

Ժիրայր Սեֆիլյանի և նրա հանցակիցների վերաբերյալ քրեական գործն ուղարկվել է դատարան

ԵՐԵՎԱՆ, 4 ՄԱՅԻՍԻ, ԱՐՄԵՆՊՐԵՍ: ՀՀ հատուկ քննչական ծառայությունում քննված քրեական գործի նախաքննության ընթացքում ձեռք բերված փաստական տվյալներով հիմնավորվել է, որ Ժիրայր Սեֆիլյանը պետությանը որոշակի գործողություններ կատարելուն հարկադրելու համար զենքի գործադրմամբ քաղաքացիների և զինծառայողների կյանքի համար վտանգավոր բռնությամբ ՀՀ տարածքում գտնվող ռազմավարական նշանակություն ունեցող շենքեր, շինություններ զավթելու նպատակով 2015 թվականի նոյեմբերից ստեղծել և ղեկավարել է կազմակերպված զինված խումբ, որի կազմում գործող ենթախմբում ընդգրկվել են Սասունիկ Կիրակոսյանը, Հրայր Թոփչյանը, Հովհաննես Պետրոսյանը, Գալուստ Գրիգորյանը, Ներսես Պողոսյանը, Արթուր Մովսիսյանը և Սմբատ Գալոյանը:

Israel’s nuclear weapons threat to Mideast peace: Analyst

Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today, believes Israel’s refusal to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has been a decades-long issue, adding that it is time for Iran to use its leverage to bring Tel Aviv to the table on a number of issues, including its nuclear weapons, which are a threat to peace in the Middle East.

Thousands rally in West Bank to back Palestinian hunger strikers

Several thousands of Palestinians have taken to the streets in the West Bank city of Ramallah to express their solidarity with the large number of Palestinian inmates who are on hunger strike in Israeli prisons.

Դրական չեզոքություն. Իրանի հայ համայնքի դիրքորոշումը նախագահական ընտրություններին

ԵՐԵՎԱՆ, 4 ՄԱՅԻՍԻ, ԱՐՄԵՆՊՐԵՍ: Իրանում մայիսի 19-ին սպասվող նախագահական ընտրություններին հայ համայնքը որևէ թեկնածուի սատարելու միասնական որոշում չունի: Այս մասին «Արմենպրես»-ի հետ զրույցում նշեց հյուսիսային իրանահայության պատգամավոր Կարեն Խանլարյանը:

UN Security Council members head to Colombia to back peace agreement

Representatives from the UN Security Council members have headed to Colombia to demonstrate its commitment to the peace agreement between the government and the country’s largest rebel group and to promote efforts at reconciliation.

Police arrest protesters at Alton Sterling memorial rally

Police in the US state of Louisiana have arrested several people during a confrontation with a group of protesters, who were enraged by the Department of Justice’s decision to clear two officers in the killing of Alton Sterling, an African-American man.

French presidential candidates hold heated debate

French centrist presidential candidate Emanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen have exchanged barbs at their only televised debate prior to the Sunday presidential runoff in France.

RT’s Head Simonyan Mocks NATO Claims of Russian Plan to Impact German Election

Sputnik news agency and RT broadcaster editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan on Wednesday ridiculed NATO claims that Russia plans to target German Chancellor Angela Merkel with “propaganda” during the upcoming federal election in Germany.

London Proposes New Listing Structure To Attract Aramco Listing

By Zainab Calcuttawala

The London Stock Exchange is trying to attain the Saudi Aramco listing by proposing a new structure that would make it more attractive for Riyadh to select the bourse, according to an exclusive report by Reuters.

Trump’s Fragile Grasp of History

President Trump may have been a reality-TV star but his grasp of reality has always been tenuous, underscored by his weak understanding of U.S. and world history, as Michael Winship explains.

By Michael Winship

Government Smearing of Israel’s Critics

Israel’s pressure to conflate criticism of its treatment of Palestinians with the evils of anti-Semitism has stifled a needed debate in Western societies, as Lawrence Davidson explains.

By Lawrence Davidson

She’s making her film debut in a movie for Amazon Studios

By Evann Gastaldo

Paris Jackson, Movie Star?

Hillary Clinton Blame-Shifts Her Defeat

Exclusive: While admitting unspecified shortcomings in her campaign, Hillary Clinton blame-shifted her defeat primarily onto Russian President Putin and FBI Director Comey, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

French Oil Giant Total Earning Like It’s 2014

By Nick Cunningham

Profits are finally on the rise again for the oil majors. Big Oil reported its best quarter in years, a sign that the industry is on the upswing even though oil prices have failed to rally much above $50 per barrel.

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