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Socialism’s Return

26/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 43 εμφανίσεις

After more than a half-century in the wilderness, the socialist left reemerges in America. By Patrick Iber FEBRUARY 21, 2017 Norman Thomas in Milwaukee, 1932. (AP Photo)  For the American left, 2016 proved to be a year with a cruel twist ending. In the first few months, a self-
described democratic socialist by the name of Bernie…

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Putin, Erdogan to Meet in Moscow, Visit Planned for March 9-10: Kremlin

26/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 30 εμφανίσεις

February, 25, 2017 TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Moscow March 9-10, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “I confirm. Negotiations [between Putin and Erdogan] have been planned,” Peskov told journalists. Reports of a planned Putin-Erdogan meeting emerged earlier in the Turkish media. The Turkish leader…

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Media Silent As 4 Top Russian Diplomats Die Mysteriously In Last 60 Days

26/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 41 εμφανίσεις

Four top Russian diplomats, including three ambassadors, have died suddenly and under mysterious circumstances just within the last 60 days. By Whitney Webb | February 24, 2017 The widow of Andrei Karlov Marina kisses her husband during a religious service for killed Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov inside the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in…

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26/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 33 εμφανίσεις

Michael Rubin@mrubin1971 February 23, 2017 1:10 pm | AEIdeas It has become a staple of diplomatic rhetoric that, whatever problems the United States has with the current government in Turkey, diplomats must ameliorate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan because Turkey is too important to NATO and also a staging ground in any operations against the Islamic State….

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Trump and the ‘madman theory’  

26/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 33 εμφανίσεις

President Trump listens as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at the Pentagon. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press) By Charles Krauthammer Opinion writer February 23 At the heart of President Trump’s foreign policy team lies a glaring contradiction. On the one hand, it is composed of men of experience, judgment and traditionalism. Meaning, they are all very much…

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How to stabilise Libya if Haftar won’t play ball

25/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 51 εμφανίσεις

  A final deal in Libya is impossible without Haftar, but so is one under the conditions he’s demanding. A way round must be found “There is no deal without Haftar,” European and Arab foreign ministers have been saying since last spring. The anti-Islamist, Egypt-backed field marshall controls large parts of the country and has…

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The European Union First

25/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 52 εμφανίσεις

By JavierSolana MUNICH – The world needs the European Union now more than ever. Despite recent crises and the hard blow dealt by the Brexit vote, the EU may well be the world’s best line of defense against today’s most serious threats: isolationism, protectionism, nationalism, and extremism in all forms, all of which are once again…

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Take It from a European: NATO Is Obsolete

25/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 59 εμφανίσεις

The alliance’s members no longer share common goals or interests. The recent visit by Secretary of Defense James Mattis to NATO allies does not erase the fact that, as a presidential candidate and president-elect, Donald Trump stated on many occasions that NATO is obsolete. It is a bigger problem than just burden sharing. Trump’s key…

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Coup commander: Military chief’s advisor told us coup was within chain of command

24/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 44 εμφανίσεις

                      Col. Muhsin Kutsi Barış, commander of the Guard Regiment, said in court on Monday that the top adviser of Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar told them that a coup attempt was in order and within the chain of command. “One of the…

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Germany says 136 Turks with diplomatic passports applied for asylum

24/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 44 εμφανίσεις

Migrants walk to get the first registration at the registration point for asylum seekers in Erding near Munich, southern Germany, on November 15, 2016. German Interior Ministry has announced that 136 Turkish citizens who have diplomatic passports have applied for asylum in Germany since a failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, according to…

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Erdoğan’s son sells tankers for $75 million

24/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 54 εμφανίσεις

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (L) and his son Bilal Erdoğan. The BMZ Group, owned by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son, brother and brother-in-law, has sold five tankers for $75 million. Maritime news website Deniz Haber Ajansı recently reported the story, saying that BMZ sold five tankers used to transport chemical products. The ships owned by…

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What George Orwell would have made of Donald Trump

23/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 73 εμφανίσεις

The energy of populist insurgents is about more than flat living standards Philip Stephens. Financial Times. The Munich Security Conference used to be the place where western leaders talked about bad and dangerous things happening elsewhere in the world. This year the conversation was all about bad and dangerous things imperilling democracy at home. Donald…

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Rex Tillerson eases concerns over foreign policy under Trump

23/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 87 εμφανίσεις

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson boards his plane at Cologne Bonn Airport as he leaves after a meeting of G-20 foreign ministers. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) By Carol Morello February 17  The Washington Post BONN, Germany — When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came to Germany this week to meet with his counterparts, he faced roomfuls…

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NASA Discovers Seven New Earth-Sized Planets Orbiting One Star

23/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 53 εμφανίσεις

by Kenny Walter – Digital Reporter – @RandDMagazine  Wed, 02/22/2017 This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planets in the system. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Could we be on the verge of…

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NATO’s mission has shifted, but are its members willing to meet the new challenges?

22/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 78 εμφανίσεις

By George Friedman Feb. 22, 2017  Over the past week, American officials have attended meetings of NATO and the Munich Security Conference. The topic has been the future of NATO, with the United States demanding once more that the Europeans carry out their obligation to maintain effective military forces in order to participate in the NATO…

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Saudi Arabia, Israel present de facto united front against Iran

21/2/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 84 εμφανίσεις

 By John Irish and Andrea Shalal | MUNICH Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi’ite Muslim power. Turkey also joined the de facto united front against Tehran as Saudi and…

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