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Aletho News - 2019-05-26 - Original post - cached version

RT | May 26, 2019 Iran has proposed signing a non-aggression pact to its neighbors, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. At the same time, the country is ready to defend itself from any attack, be it “an economic war or a military one.” “Tehran has offered to sign a non-aggression pact...

Aletho News - 2019-05-26 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik | May 23, 2019 From May 10 to 17, the United States imported 49,000 barrels of Venezuelan crude oil. This is the first time that the US imports its neighbor’s oil in weeks and the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, María Zakharova, has commented on the figure, published in the weekly...

Aletho News - 2019-05-26 - Original post - cached version

By Renee Parsons | OffGuardian | May 26, 2019 In its recent Official 2020 Issues Survey, DNC Chair Tom Perez solicited input on the ‘top’ issue for the upcoming June debate as the Dems will use that “feedback to shape our electoral strategy.” In other words, the following identified issues will...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-26 - Original post - cached version

In the dramatic escalation of tariff escalations and trade war tensions between China and the USA, China President Xi Jinping made a well-timed visit to see the JL Mag Rare-Earth Company Ltd., a state-owned complex in Ganzhou. Though he did not openly threaten, he sent a clear...

Aletho News - 2019-05-25 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | May 23, 2019 Hungary’s foreign minister Thursday accused major Western European nations of “hypocrisy” and “hysteria” for criticizing central European countries’ business dealings with China, and defended Hungary’s use of Huawei 5G mobile phone technology. Sixteen central and eastern...

Aletho News - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Korybko | EurasiaFuture | 2019-05-24 Iran is becoming increasingly desperate after the US intensified the economic component of its Hybrid War on the country, and while Indian Prime Minister Modi snubbed the Islamic Republic’s top diplomat during his visit to the country earlier this...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

On 29 May Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, will host leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) at a summit to mark the 5th anniversary of this organization. The fact that this meeting will take place in the capital of Kazakhstan is quite symbolic, as the treaty to establish...

Aletho News - 2019-05-23 - Original post - cached version

By Manlio Dinucci | Voltairenet | May 21, 2019 The conclusions of the latest confidential report by the Rand Corporation were recently made public in a « Brief ». They explain how to wage a new Cold War against Russia. Certain recommendations have already been implemented, but this systemic...

Aletho News - 2019-05-23 - Original post - cached version

Dean Baker | Beat the Press | May 20, 2019 The New York Times had an article on the Middle East peace plan being developed by Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. The piece tells readers: “The idea is to secure financial commitments from wealthy Persian Gulf states as well as donors in...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

With the Greek parliamentary elections only a few days away, incumbent politicians are clamoring for a foothold on victory once again. In a high profile vote recently, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the sitting parliament rekindled the old World War 2 reparations fires against a...

Aletho News - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Korybko | EurasiaFuture | 2019-05-21 Many media outlets are reporting that the BJP will probably win re-election according to exit polling conducted over the month-long electoral process that was finally made public after it ended, which would be the result of several important factors...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

China faces a threat to its agriculture that could do far more damage to her political stability and economy than the escalating USA tariff war. In recent months cases of deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) among the pig population of the world’s largest pig producer have forced drastic...

Aletho News - 2019-05-19 - Original post - cached version

RT | May 19, 2019 EU sanctions targeting Russia don’t work and “all decent people” support removing them, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said ahead of next week’s European Parliamentary elections. “I continue to believe that we don’t need sanctions. The issue of their removal...

Aletho News - 2019-05-19 - Original post - cached version

By Eric Worrall | Watts Up With That? | May 18, 2019 One of the most intriguing takeaways from the 18th May Federal Election in Australia is how poorly Labor’s climate action political campaign focus played in working class areas: Scott Morrison has earnt a permanent place as a Liberal Party...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — A letter written by He Tingbo, president of HiSilicon, a semiconductor company owned by Huawei, was published on Friday in China. In the letter, which the Global Times described as “touching and which has won public support,” He said that employees of the company embarked on the “most...

Aletho News - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | May 15, 2019 The sudden visit to New Delhi by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif for a meeting on May 14 with the outgoing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the dying days of the Modi government underscores dramatically how much...

Aletho News - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

By Dean Baker | May 1, 2019 I had the opportunity to testify yesterday before the House Rules committee on Medicare for All. Incredibly, this was apparently the first time the topic had been explicitly addressed in a congressional hearing. In my testimony, I argued that a Medicare for All...

Aletho News - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 12, 2019 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed, after initial denial, that a number of commercial ships have been targeted by “sabotage” attack near its territorial waters. The Foreign Ministry of the United Arab Emirates issued a statement, saying that four commercial...

Aletho News - 2019-05-12 - Original post - cached version

RT | May 12, 2019 Pakistan has notified Iran that mounting US economic pressure makes it “impossible” to proceed with the massive Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline (IP) project, also known as the ‘Peace pipeline’. “We cannot risk US sanctions by going ahead with the [IP] project as America has clearly...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-12 - Original post - cached version

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an international organization, member states of which include Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. As the name implies, the EAEU aims to integrate Eurasian economies in an economic union work together with all its potential trading...

Aletho News - 2019-05-12 - Original post - cached version

Dr John Constable – GWPF – 11/05/19 The European renewables industry press, which is usually unequivocally upbeat in its assessments, is currently reporting a broad spectrum of substantial problems in the sector, ranging from bankruptcies and technical problems to tepid policy support and...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-12 - Original post - cached version

The story of the Russian Arctic development has taken a back seat to the major geopolitical stories that grab the news headlines and are more suitable to one-sentence Twitter discussions. The Artic is not. It is a cold mystery wrapped in a freezing enigma.

Yes I know that is an...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

The second BRI Forum was held in Beijing from 21st to 27th of April 2019. It was intended by 5000 delegates from 150 countries, including 40 heads of government and representatives of 90 international organisations.

The forum followed a successful trip to Europe by China’s...

Aletho News - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 7, 2019 Iraq’s Electricity Minister Luay al-Khateeb says his country brushed aside US demands that Baghdad stop gas and power imports from neighboring Iran. Khateeb, whose remarks were quoted by Iraqi media on Monday, did not say whether the Americans had made the demand after...

Aletho News - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

By Whitney Webb | MintPress News | May 6, 2019 CARACAS, VENEZUELA — As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil...

Aletho News - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

By Attilio Moro | Consortium News | May 6, 2019 As the EU approaches what are considered to be the most important elections in the history of its parliament — between May 22 and 26 — the EU has never had so many enemies. The list starts with U.S. President Donald Trump and extends to […]

Aletho News - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

RT | May 6, 2019 Iran, which has been living under tight US sanctions for several decades, is consulting the crisis-hit Venezuela on how to overcome economic blockade and boost production, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza revealed. For several decades, Tehran “has been growing its economy under...

Aletho News - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

By Iain Aitken | Watts Up With That? | May 6, 2019 In this essay I propose that there are many things about climate change that the general public, journalists, academics, environmentalists and politicians may think they ‘know’ to certainly be true that are actually, at the least, highly...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-05 - Original post - cached version

Russia plays an important role in the Eurasian railway system. Eurasia is traversed by the Trans-Siberian Railway — the world’s longest network of railways — connecting Moscow with Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East. Russian rail technologies and specialists from Russia are highly...

Aletho News - 2019-05-04 - Original post - cached version

RT | May 4, 2019 President Trump took to Twitter to declare his support for peace on the Korean Peninsula, after discussing the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin. North Korea, meanwhile, test-fired short-range missiles. “Anything in this very interesting world is possible,” Trump...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-04 - Original post - cached version

Israel plans to construct the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just endorsed the project. It will run smack up against a competing...

Aletho News - 2019-05-03 - Original post - cached version

By Natalya Zamarayeva – New Eastern Outlook – 03.05.2019 Many firsts, much tradition and a great deal left out on the official agenda for the Iran-Pakistan talks. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, who took office in August 2018, paid his first visit to Tehran on April 21-22, 2019 after...

Aletho News - 2019-05-02 - Original post - cached version

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | April 2, 2019 The GWPF has issued this press release in response to the Committee on Climate Change’s new proposals to cutting CO2 emissions to zero by 2050: Summary The recommendation of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for a Net Zero...

Spy Culture - 2019-05-01 - Original post - cached version
I recently saw Avengers: Endgame and it’s a pretty spectacular end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. It is also the greatest piece of promotion for the predominant economic model of our time that I’ve ever seen.

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Aletho News - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

RT | April 30, 2019 Global military expenditures reached their peak in 2018, and the driving force behind this increase is the growing appetite of the US military-industrial complex rather than real threats, analysts say. The world spent $1.8 trillion on its military in 2018, the latest report...

Aletho News - 2019-04-29 - Original post - cached version

Windows on the World | April 21, 2019 The corporate backed “protest” group Extinction Rebellion fully explained. The main protagonists in this organisation and their links to Agenda 2030, the UN Global Action Plan and template NGO’S are all explained in this fact filled show. Do listen and look...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-04-29 - Original post - cached version

There has been much talk of Japan recently, which has significantly intensified its foreign policy: Japan is working together with the United States to promote the Indo-Pacific strategy with multilateral support within the framework of the US-Japan-India-Australia quadrilateral security...

Aletho News - 2019-04-29 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – April 28, 2019 GAZA – The Hamas Movement has strongly denounced the participation of Israel in the 2020 World Expo in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, describing it as a serious development. In Twitter remarks, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri urged UAE to...

Aletho News - 2019-04-28 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – April 28, 2019 The “yellow vest” protests in France have spread to Strasbourg, the seat of the European Parliament, on the 24th consecutive weekend of a revolt which shows no sign of abating. Thousands gathered near European Union institutions late Saturday, with organizers hoping to...

Aletho News - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

By Dean Baker | CEPR | April 23, 2019 Jim Tankersley had a piece in the NYT yesterday on the cost per job saved of Trump’s tariffs on Chinese washing machines. According to the study, the cost per job saved was $817,000. While that is a steep tab, there are a few points that should […]

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

The Kalashnikov Concern is the flagship manufacturer of small arms in Russia and one of the Russian defense industry’s most important enterprises, which has had a long and successful history of exporting its products to numerous different countries for many decades. Foreigners are...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro regime, recent news of a major Chinese oil success in Cuban waters will clearly deepen the...

Aletho News - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | April 24, 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels around the country every day claiming to be the defender of national interests in Pulwama, Balakot, ASAT and so on. But he’s keeping deafening silence on the one issue that has come up in the foreign...

Aletho News - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – April 22, 2019 The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has denounced US economic sanctions against Iran, describing the punitive measures as “an act of aggression” against all world nations. “US efforts to increase economic pressure on Iran, especially its...

Aletho News - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

By Paul R. Pillar | LobeLog | April 2, 2019 Almost a year after President Trump reneged on U.S. commitments in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal, there is not the slightest sign that this move is achieving the declared objective of Iran...

Aletho News - 2019-04-21 - Original post - cached version

By Sophia Yang -Taiwan News – 2019/04/05 TAIPEI — As Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine project is underway, media reported the North Korean government years ago reached out to Taiwan’s military in an attempt to sell its advanced marine propulsion technology – Air Independent Propulsion (AIP...

Aletho News - 2019-04-21 - Original post - cached version

By Dean Baker | CEPR | April 18, 2019 Economists pride themselves on being the serious social science, the one most deserving of status as an actual science. I will let others make the comparative assessment, but there is an awful lot of nonsense that passes as serious analysis within economics...

Aletho News - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

By Marko Marjanović | Checkpoint Asia | April 17, 2019 Syria produced 325,000-385,000 barrels of oil per day before the war. Now it produces 25,000. Partly because of war damage, and partly because the majority of its oil fields are to the east of the Euphrates and occupied by the US and its...

Aletho News - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

RT | April 17, 2019 The Trump administration is set to permit lawsuits against Cuba over property confiscated in the revolution, in a bid to dismantle the ‘troika of tyranny’ resisting Washington’s total dominance in what it sees as its ‘backyard.’ Cubans who fled to the US under Fidel Castro’s...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-04-17 - Original post - cached version

On 28 March 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Kyrgyzstan. His Kyrgyz counterpart, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, called the trip historical. Media outlets have primarily focused on agreements, reached via negotiations between the two leaders, on the...

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