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Aletho News - 2019-02-21 - Original post - cached version

Official translation of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s State of the Union Address to Russia’s Federal Assembly as published by the Kremlin’s website on February 20, 2019. Members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, citizens of Russia, Today’s Address is primarily devoted to ...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-02-21 - Original post - cached version

It is still less than a year since the European Union gave birth to, in Pushkin’s words, “neither son nor daughter, frog nor mouse, but a creature none had seen before”. The “creature” we are referring to is the long–awaited financial mechanism for trade with Iran, which bears the name...

Aletho News - 2019-02-20 - Original post - cached version

RT | February 20, 2019 Despite years of mutual trade restrictions, Russia remained Ukraine’s biggest trade partner in 2018, according to data published by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Sales of Russian produce to Ukraine saw 12.3-percent year-on-year growth to US$8.1 billion. That...

Aletho News - 2019-02-20 - Original post - cached version

For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments’ support for the US coup in Venezuela lightly. By Ariel Fornari | MintPress News |...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-18 - Original post - cached version

(TM) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the European Union is not accepting Turkey into the bloc because Turkey is a Muslim country, Turkish media reported. “I am now revealing the reason why they [the EU] is not taking Turkey in. I am saying it openly, there is only one reason:...

Aletho News - 2019-02-18 - Original post - cached version

By Dmitry BABICH | Strategic Culture Foundation | 15.02.2019 As the Ukrainian presidential election, scheduled to take place on March 31, draws ever closer, Western politicians are going out of their way to protect it from “Russian meddling.” This protection, which became a sort of peculiar...

Aletho News - 2019-02-18 - Original post - cached version

By Tsvetana Paraskova | | February 15, 2019 Litasco, the international trading arm of Russia’s second-biggest oil producer Lukoil, stopped its oil swaps deals with Venezuela immediately after the U.S. imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry and state oil firm PDVSA, Lukoil’s...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-16 - Original post - cached version

(CD) – A day after Amazon announced it was cancelling plans to establish a new headquarters in New York City, critics pointed to a new report on the company’s federal taxes for 2018 as more evidence that its exit was no loss for New York. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) on...

Aletho News - 2019-02-15 - Original post - cached version

RT | February 15, 2019 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has introduced a bill to Congress which would prevent President Donald Trump from withdrawing the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). Speaking at a press conference on Friday morning, Gabbard said that...

Aletho News - 2019-02-15 - Original post - cached version

By Joe Emersberger – FAIR – February 12, 2019 The Miami Herald (2/8/19) reported, “Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro continues to reject international aid—going so far as to blockade a road that might have been used for its delivery.“ The “Venezuelan leader” reporter Jim Wyss referred to is...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-15 - Original post - cached version

(TT) – The president looks poised to sign a bill that will avert another government shutdown, then use an emergency declaration to instruct the military to build his wall. From Congress to the border, Texans react. President Trump didn’t get everything he wanted from Congress for his long-...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-14 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — As it turns out, those reports about Amazon reconsidering its plan to build one of its “HQ2s” in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City weren’t just trial balloons intended as a warning to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to get his people in line. Because in a Thursday announcement that...

Aletho News - 2019-02-14 - Original post - cached version

  Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ). ©REUTERS / Yuri Gripas RT February 13, 2019 A group of senators have introduced a bill suggesting a wide range of sanctions against Russia. The bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and Democrat Bob Menendez (...

Aletho News - 2019-02-13 - Original post - cached version

RT | February 13, 2019 Trade turnover between Russia and its second largest trade partner, Germany, increased 8.4 percent and reached nearly €62 billion ($70 billion) in 2018 compared to previous year, according to the German trade lobby. Year-on-year imports from Russia to Germany expanded 14.7...

Aletho News - 2019-02-13 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 13.02.2019 On Tuesday, the Financial Times reported that the United States and the European Union had been negotiating and were close to reaching an agreement on imposing new economic sanctions against Russia after the incident in the Sea of Azov in late November. Russian Foreign...

Aletho News - 2019-02-13 - Original post - cached version

By Finian CUNNINGHAM | Strategic Culture Foundation | 13.02.2019 It was billed politely as a Franco-German “compromise” when the EU balked at adopting a Gas Directive which would have undermined the Nord Stream 2 project with Russia. Nevertheless, diplomatic rhetoric aside, Berlin’s blocking...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-13 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — For 8 years, we took every opportunity to point out that under Barack Obama’s administration, US debt was rising at a alarmingly rapid rate, having nearly doubled, surging by $9.3 trillion during his term. And while the absolute pace is slower, the trajectory of US debt under the Trump...

Aletho News - 2019-02-13 - Original post - cached version

By Whitney Webb | MintPress News | February 12, 2019 PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Throughout recent Latin American history, it is hard to find a country that has been as thoroughly manipulated and plundered by the United States as Haiti has. After over a century of U.S. intervention — from the 19-...

The Anti Media - 2019-02-13 - Original post - cached version

(TM) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that Venezuelan gold would be processed in the Central Anatolian province of Çorum. Speaking at a rally ahead of local elections on March 31, the president said Çorum would reach a new level in terms of gold trade amid reports that...

Jay's Analysis - 2019-02-12 - Original post - cached version

#regimechange #venezuela #news A segment of a recent episode of the Sunday Wire I hosted where the first few minutes focused on the modern geopolitical spectrum and how resume change operations occur. From the time of the Inquiry to the Oss to the CIA, regime change operations have...

Aletho News - 2019-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – February 11, 2019 French energy giant Total has sparked the anger of Israeli authorities after its chief executive said making investment in the “complex” Israel was not worth the risk. Total’s chief executive Patrick Pouyanne said in an interview with the Financial Times that it was...

Jay's Analysis - 2019-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Fantastic Russian Primetime Documentary: The Fall of an Empire – The Lesson of Byzantium Credit to Rossiya TV Great Russian film (overdubbed in English) about the Byzantine Empire from an Orthodox Christian perspective. A Russian Documentary with an...

Aletho News - 2019-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 11.02.2019 Over 126,000 barrels of radioactive material are stored in the Asse mine in Lower Saxony, a state in northwest Germany bordering the North Sea, a fact that has many locals – as well as the global anti-nuke community – frustrated. Manfred Kramer, a member of the Social...

Aletho News - 2019-02-09 - Original post - cached version

Global Warming Policy Foundation – 07/02/19 A new briefing paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) dismisses the idea that grid-scale electricity storage can help bring about a UK renewables revolution. According to the paper’s author, Professor Jack Ponton, an emeritus professor...

Aletho News - 2019-02-09 - Original post - cached version

By Tsvetana Paraskova | | February 7, 2019 Iran’s oil customers should not expect new U.S. waivers in May, the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, said this week, urging buyers to stop importing Iranian oil. “What we have announced is the policy to get to zero imports...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-02-09 - Original post - cached version

China’s credits to various countries along its much-discussed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the most ambitious infrastructure undertaking in history, have recently been criticized for drawing poor countries into a debt trap by extending huge credits. Myanmar is often cited, as well as...

Aletho News - 2019-02-08 - Original post - cached version

By Martin JAY | Strategic Culture Foundation | 08.02.2019 At the end of September, the European Union unveiled plans to help Iran bypass sanctions imposed by the US, so that it could sell oil and even trade with EU countries. The move followed Trump finally losing his patience over the so-called...

Aletho News - 2019-02-07 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 07.02.2019 According to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, Moscow and Tehran will be advancing ways in which to defend their economies from US sanctions. “We must — and many have already spoken about this, including our ambassador in Tehran — complete the transition process of...

Aletho News - 2019-02-07 - Original post - cached version

By Dean Baker | Beat The Press | February 5, 2019 I have long had fun with the folks who call themselves “free traders.” Essentially, these are people who argue it is a high moral principle to eliminate any barrier to trade that might support the income of working class people, but suddenly get...

Aletho News - 2019-02-07 - Original post - cached version

By Philip M. GIRALDI | Strategic Culture Foundation | 07.02.2019 One of the most disturbing aspects of the past two years of Donald Trump foreign policy has been the assumption that decisions made by the United States are binding on the rest of the world. Apart from time of war, no other nation...

Aletho News - 2019-02-07 - Original post - cached version

RT | February 7, 2019 Lebanon’s parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Thursday that an Israeli move to license energy exploration near a disputed maritime boundary threatened to drain Lebanese oil wealth before its own drilling had started. The previous day, Berri accused Israel of breaching...

Aletho News - 2019-02-07 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 07.02.2019 The EU is to hold a vote on a revision of the Gas Directive that would let the European Commission gain leverage over the Russian-European gas pipeline project. Germany has resisted Brussels’s attempt to revise the regulations and counted on France’s support amid their...

Aletho News - 2019-02-07 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | February 6, 2019 The US president’s annual State of the Union address traditionally focuses on domestic issues but it also throws some light on the foreign policy priorities. President Trump’s speech on Tuesday adhered to the pattern and if anything, the...

Aletho News - 2019-02-06 - Original post - cached version

By Nick Cunningham | | February 4, 2019 Venezuela’s oil production could be disrupted to a greater degree than most analysts first thought, as the U.S. government seeks essentially shut in the country’s oil sector. When the Trump administration first announced sanctions on Venezuela...

Aletho News - 2019-02-06 - Original post - cached version

By Leon Tressell | Dissident Voice | February 4, 2019 The British political establishment is experiencing an unprecedented crisis over the issue of exiting the European Union. The Conservative government staggers from crisis to crisis over its Brexit deal while politicians of all colours bicker...

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

RT | February 5, 2019 Despite being granted exemptions from US sanctions against Iran to enable them to buy Tehran’s oil, some European countries fully cut off crude imports from the Islamic Republic, according to Iran’s oil minister. Washington agreed to give temporary waivers to several...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-02-05 - Original post - cached version

The scheduled World Economic Forum, held at the end of January of this year in a Swiss town of Davos, was noteworthy in several ways. First of all we would like to highlight that its focus on Globalization 4.0 is a direct throwback to the times when the concept of the Fourth Industrial...

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

Romain Majou | January 26, 2019 A video to make you understand what’s presently going on in France. 12 minutes to understand who are the Yellow Vests, what they are fighting for and if they really are violent. Send me a message on my profile:

Aletho News - 2019-02-04 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – February 4, 2019 Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani says the Islamic Republic will never give in to humiliating conditions set by Europe for the enforcement of its new non-dollar mechanism aimed at facilitating trade with the Islamic Republic. Addressing a meeting...

Aletho News - 2019-02-03 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – February 3, 2019 Hundreds of Germans have donned yellow vests to match protesters in France, demonstrating in the bastion of Germany’s car industry in Stuttgart against a recent driving ban on older diesels. The protest came after organizers asked people to hit the streets clad in the...

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

(Ayatollah Khomeini waves to followers from the balcony of his headquarters in Tehran, Feb 2, 1979, on second day of return from exile.) By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | February 2, 2019 The annual event known as the Ten Days of Dawn marking the political celebration of the Islamic...

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

teleSUR | February 2, 2019 The United States Treasury Department announced Friday that non-U.S. companies that buy Venezuelan oil through the U.S. financial system or U.S. commodity brokers, will not be allowed to carry out any purchase after April 28. “Transactions to purchase petroleum and...

Burning Blogger - 2019-02-02 - Original post - cached version

So it looks like US military intervention in Venezuela might be on the cards. Certainly, with Washington and other Western governments now officially recognising someone other than the sitting president as the legitimate leader, it’s hard to see how there won’t have to be some kind of forced...

Spy Culture - 2019-02-02 - Original post - cached version
Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki, two of the stars of the CBS drama FBI were asked about the government shutdown this week, and responded with a statement that sounds like it was written by the FBI's Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit. They talked about the FBI doing everything in its...
Aletho News - 2019-02-01 - Original post - cached version

RT | February 1, 2019 A new mechanism to allow “legitimate trade” with Iran, which was set up by France, Germany, and the UK this week, doesn’t change anything for European companies, according to independent journalist Luc Rivet. He told RT that European companies and others cannot feel...

Aletho News - 2019-01-31 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | January 31, 2019 Russia is doing the right thing by switching tack from strident ‘anti-American’ rhetoric to focus on tamping down the tensions over Venezuela. China had counseled such an approach right from the outset when the crisis erupted last week....

Aletho News - 2019-01-31 - Original post - cached version

By James Petras | Axis of Logic | January 30, 2019 Understanding imperialism as a general phenomenon loses sight of its modus operandi in any specific and meaningful context. While the exercise of imperialist power is a common strategy, its motives, instruments, objectives and engagement vary,...

Aletho News - 2019-01-30 - Original post - cached version

By Marco Teruggi – Pagina 12 – January 25, 2019 Caracas ‐ The dice have been thrown and the game is on in Venezuela. This week has seen the country enter into new uncertain and dangerous terrain, although with some predictable elements. We have witnessed different variables develop, and now wait...

Aletho News - 2019-01-29 - Original post - cached version

By Vanessa Beeley | 21st Century Wire | January 29, 2019 A 30-year-old volunteer fireman who joined the Gilets Jaunes protests in Bordeaux, France on the 12th January 2019, is in a coma after being shot in the back of the head by an LBD or “flashball” bullet fired by French security forces who...


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