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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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Iran, EU Ink First-Ever Nuclear Safety Cooperation Project

Tehran (Tasnim) – The European Union (EU) announced on Tuesday that it has signed the first-ever project for nuclear safety cooperation with Iran, under the framework of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. The European Commission said in a statement on Tuesday that the €2.5 million ($2.6 million) project aims to enhance the […]

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EU Snubs Russia in Favor of New Israeli Pipeline. Will Turkey Follow Suit?

Tel Aviv (GPA) – At 1,248 miles long and almost 6 miles deep, this will be the longest and deepest undersea pipeline ever built. Israel hopes that becoming a major energy exporter will improve relations with current foes. How will this change the geopolitical landscape? The Pipeline Israel and the European Union signed a new natural […]

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Erdogan’s War of Words Inciting Terror in Europe

Ankara, Turkey (SCF) – Only hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a bloodcurdling warning about terror attacks against European citizens, four people lay dead on the streets of London. That death toll may rise further because several of those injured in the attack this week in the British capital are in critical condition, fighting for […]

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Turkey to Scrap Migration Agreement with EU

Ankara, Turkey (SCF) – Turkey’s relationship with the EU and NATO appears to have plumbed new lows. Ankara’s agreement with the EU to help hold back a flood of migrants is about to end. On March 13, Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus announced the freeze amid an escalating row over Turkish officials’ access to the Netherlands. Another […]

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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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In Wake of Brexit, Over 100,000 U.K. Companies Register in Ireland

London (GPA) – Following the announcement last month by UK Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain would not be able to keep their preferential access to European Union markets, thousands of businesses have begun registering in Ireland to remain in the EU. Although the deadline for completing the process of leaving the EU is two […]

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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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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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