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NATO Builds Infrastructure for Permanent Military Presence Near Russia’s Borders

Riga (SCF) – A group of about 50 combat engineers based at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown were deployed to Latvia on April 29 as part of Operation Reassurance. The mission is to build a town for 500 soldiers. According to commanding officer Lt.-Col. Chris Cotton, the installation will have «everything you would expect in a small town, from its kitchen […]

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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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Merkel Calls for End to Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen

Berlin (Tasnim) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an end to Saudi Arabian airstrikes in Yemen, during a visit to the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah on Sunday.  “We do not believe that there can be a military solution to this conflict,” Merkel said, expressing support for the UN-led attempt to find a diplomatic solution. […]

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Ukraine, Korea, Syria, Iran… Falsifying History is Uncle Sam’s Way to War

Washington, D.C. (SCF) – Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the International Arctic Forum this week on the real and present dangers from falsifying history. He said such deliberate distortion of history erodes international law and order, creating chaos and leading to further conflict. The Russian leader deplored the use of history as an «ideological weapon» to demonize others, and he said […]

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Google Loses Monopoly Suit in Russia

Moscow (TeleSUR) – The search engine giant buckled under pressure and agreed to be less controlling about what Android phone manufacturers can do in Russia. Google paid a US$7.8 million fine to Russia’s antimonopoly agency, they have agreed to allow phone manufacturers to change the default search engine on devices. Google has also lost app exclusivity on new […]

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‘The G-7 Are Terrorists!’: Hundreds Protest Italy G-7 Meeting on Syria

After U.S. airstrikes, “Hands Off Syria” demonstrations have cropped up throughout the world, including in Syria itself. Hundreds of protesters poured into the streets of Lucca, Italy, to protest the two-day meeting of G-7 foreign ministers who had gathered mainly to talk about Syria. RELATED: Putin Claims US Preparing Chemical Weapons False Flag in Syria The […]