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No ‘Big Change’ Expected in France’s Foreign Policy under Macron: SIPRI Chief

Paris (Tasnim) – The director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) described French president-elect Emmanuel Macron as a foreign policy novice, saying that he expects “no very big change” in the country’s external policy under the new president. “Macron is generally regarded as having far less understanding of foreign and security policy issues than he does […]

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Europe Mulls Acquiring Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

Berlin (SCF) With Donald Trump leading the United States, Europe seems to be losing trust in the American nuclear umbrella. As the EU focuses on the need to have its own military, the issue of European nuclear deterrent comes to the fore. The debate has been triggered. This issue is intensively discussed in Germany. The nuclear […]

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European Parliament Approves Massive ‘Undemocratic’ Trade Deal

Strasbourg – (teleSUR) The controversial CETA trade deal between Canada and the EU revives a mechanism which allows corporations to sue governments for passing regulations. Despite seven years of massive grassroots mobilization and a petition with over 3.5 million signatures, the European Parliament voted to approve the highly controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between […]

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U.K. Court: Brexit Will be Voted on by Parliament

(GPA) London – The British Supreme Court gave their decision this week on invoking Article 50 of the European Union charter, declaring that Brexit will have to be approved by Parliament. The U.K. government has lost their case in the Supreme Court by a vote of 8 to 3 which will now require Theresa May […]

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Who Wants to Keep Gas Flowing Through Ukraine and Why?

(SCF) Kiev – This past year of 2016 set a new record for the export history of Gazprom, Russia’s biggest gas company. Its chairman, Alexey Miller, has claimed that by the end of the year Gazprom will have shipped a total of 180 billion cubic meters to non-CIS countries. Gazprom had only planned to export […]

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EU Extends Sanctions on Russia

(GPA) Brussels – This week at an EU summit, top representatives from the European nations voted to extend the sanctions against Russia. Just days after French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly stated that they supported a renewal and extension of sanctions on Russia, the leaders of the EU voted to renew […]

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Bitter in Aleppo Defeat, US and EU Seek to Further Demonize Russia

(SCF) Aleppo – As Russian forces help liberate the Syrian city of Aleppo this week from a four-year terrorist siege, Washington and Europe step up threats of cyber war and economic aggression with sanctions. That’s no coincidence. It is the response of accomplices bitter in defeat. Perverse isn’t it? Instead of celebrating with the people […]

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EU Refuses to Pay for Damage They’ve Caused in Syria

(GPA) Brussels – In several European Union (EU) documents released this week, as well as in statements by EU officials it has been revealed that money won’t be coming from Brussels to rebuild Syria unless a western favored deal is struck. The EU has apparently decided against helping to repair the damage they’re in part […]

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Erdogan’s AK Party Seeks to Empower President, Eliminate PM

(GPA) Ankara – Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) has proposed a bill in parliament to further expand the power of his office while possible eliminating the Prime Ministry. The ruling AK Party in Turkey has put a bill in to committee that would further expand the powers of the office of President while […]

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ISIS Beheads a Family of Four in Libya; LNA Seeks Russian Support

ISIS IN ACTION On 25 November, four members of a single family were beheaded in their house in Khoms, with graffiti left behind claiming ISIS was responsible. The motive and perpetrators of the attack are unknown, but locals say that the family belongs to a branch of Salafism whose members have had an active role fighting […]

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