Europe

NYT’s ‘Economic Logic’ Ignores Italy’s Economic Reality

Rome (CEPR) – A NYT article discussing the possibility that Italy will leave the eurozone told readers that this decision would defy economic logic. It noted the various downsides for Italy of leaving the euro and then told readers: “As demonstrated by the Brexit vote, which numerous analyses showed would not be good for Britain’s health, economic […]

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Hariri Heads to Saudi Arabia for Second Time Since Suspect Resignation

Paris (MEE) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On 4 November, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh, sparking concerns that he was being detained against his will. After French mediation, however, he rescinded […]

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Will Oil End the American Century?

Washington D.C. (NEO) – The American Century, so triumphantly proclaimed in a 1941 Life magazine editorial by US establishment insider Henry Luce, was built on the control of oil and on an endless succession of wars for that control of global oil. Now, ironically, with the illegal and unilateral cancellation of the Iranian nuclear agreement […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei Outlines Tehran’s Conditions for Staying in Iran Nuclear Deal

Tehran (TNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday announced necessary conditions for Tehran to stay in 2015 nuclear deal after the US withdrawal from the agreement. On the seventh day of the auspicious month of Ramadan, the heads of government branches, officials, government authorities, a group of senior managers as well as […]

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Brussels Rises in Revolt Against Washington: a Turning Point in the US-European Relationship

Brussels (SCF) – The May 16-17 EU-Western Balkans summit did address the problems of integration, but it was eclipsed by another issue. The meeting turned out to be a landmark event that will go down in history as the day Europe united to openly defy the US. The EU will neither review the Iran nuclear deal (JPCOA) nor join […]

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UK Has Sold $1bn of Weapons to Turkey Since Coup Attempt

London (MEE) – Theresa May is set to roll out the red carpet for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this weekend, as new figures reveal that Britain has sold more than $1bn of weapons to Ankara since the failed 2016 coup and subsequent crackdown under emergency powers, Middle East Eye can reveal. Turkey remains a “priority market” for […]

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Iran Won’t Remain in JCPOA without Practical European Guarantees

Tehran (TNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged that any decision to keep the 2015 nuclear deal running without the US should be conditional on “practical guarantees” from the three European parties to the JCPOA. In comments during a visit to the Farhangian University in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei […]

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UK Drones in Syria Using Controversial Vacuum Bombs

London (MEE) – Royal Air Force drones used the weapons, often called “vacuum” bombs because they suck oxygen into the powerful blast, against targets in Syria in January and February of this year, an FOI request sent by Drone Wars UK, a campaign group, has revealed. Britain’s defense ministry has acknowledged using controversial thermobaric missiles in Syria that […]

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Alegerian al-Qaeda in the Sehal Offered Immunity in ‘Secret French-Backed Deal’

Algiers (MEE) – Al-Qaeda and other militants in Sahel region will gain immunity if they surrender in a deal between Algiers, Bamako, and Paris, sources tell MEE. France, Algeria and Mali are operating a secret agreement to offer Sahel militants immunity in return for them laying down arms, security sources in Algeria have told Middle East Eye. […]

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There’s no End to Washington’s “Invade, Destroy, Repeat” Mantra

Washington D.C. (NEO) – Aggression in all shapes and forms has been for a long time the tool of choice for Washington in its approach towards all of its foreign policy challenges. There are more confirmations of this notion in history that you will be willing to check up and those become particularly relevant today […]

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