Europe

Jeremy Corbyn Calls for Dialogue Not Violence in Venezuela

London (TeleSUR) – The leader of the British Labour Party refuses to bow to pressure to condemn the Venezuelan government. The leader of the opposition Labour Party in Britain, Jeremy Corbyn, has said he is saddened by the violence and loss of life in Venezuela, “either of those on the streets or of the security forces who have […]

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Trump Regime Considers Supplying Weapons to Ukraine

Washington, D.C. (GPA) – After finalizing a deal to export US coal to Ukraine, it now seems the pentagon is also considering adding weapons to that order. Following a new round of sanctions on Russia passed by the US Congress, Trump is considering moves that will escalate tensions with Russia. If the sanctions weren’t causing […]

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Iran, Germany Discuss Closer Cooperation in Rail, Sea Transport

Tehran (TNA) – High-ranking officials from Iran and Germany held talks on ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including rail and sea transport. Iran’s Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, who is on an official visit to Germany, attended meetings of the joint working groups of the two countries on […]

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Netanyahu’s Lawyer Could Have Received Cut in Defense Deal

Tel Aviv (MEM) – A state witness has told investigators that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyer would have been paid $9 million if he ensured a submarine defence deal went ahead. David Shimron, who is also Netanyahu’s cousin, is suspected of lobbying defence officials whilst also standing to personally profit from the deal, according to the Times of […]

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UK Police Consider Corporate Manslaughter for Grenfell Fire

London (TeleSUR) – Executives from the council and the tenant management organization are expected to face questioning. An investigation lead by Scotland Yard into London’s Grenfell tower block fire has found “reasonable grounds” to suspect that “corporate manslaughter” may have been committed. Around 80 people are estimated to have died in the blaze on June 14. The two organizations […]

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Ukraine and Georgia: Presidential Visit Highlights Hopes, Challenges

Kiev (EAN) – Petro Poroshenko made his first visit to Georgia as Ukraine’s president, as ties between the two countries – spoiled in recent years by a feud over former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili – now have new momentum following Saakashvili’s exit from Ukrainian politics. The visit, from July 17-19, allowed the two sides to highlight their many […]

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Turkey: German Arms Sales Frozen; Travel Warning Issued for German Citizens

Berlin (AHT) – Germany has frozen all arms deliveries to Turkey, the Bild newspaper reported on July 21, amid a row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since the arrest of several rights activists in Istanbul, according the Turkish Newspaper Hurriyet Daily News. Berlin stepped up its travel advisory for Turkey on July 20 and warned it would review […]

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Georgia: Disapproval Rising for NATO Membership

Tbilisi (EUN) – NATO recently recognized Georgia’s contributions to peacekeeping missions from Afghanistan to Kosovo by holding a session of the alliance’s parliamentary assembly in Tbilisi in late May. The occasion reinforced the hopes of Georgian leaders that their country can one day soon gain admission to NATO. However, polling in the lead up to NATO’s parliamentary assembly […]

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Donetsk Declared ‘Successor State’ to Ukraine, Malorossiya [Video]

Donetsk (GPA) – Frustrated with the ongoing failure of the Minsk agreements and other ceasefire deals, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has declared the founding of a new state to end the Ukrainian conflict: Malorossiya. The announcement was made yesterday by the leader of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, declaring the new state of Malorossiya (or […]

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UK Bends Rules to Allow London Listing of Saudi Oil Giant Aramco

London (MEE) – Authorities plan to exempt state-owned firms from some governance rules, as Saudi Arabia prepares partial sell-off of world’s largest oil firm. The UK’s financial regulator is to loosen regulations that would allow Saudi Arabia’s national oil company to list on London’s stock exchange, the first shot in a war with the US to […]

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