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The European Union’s Democracy Dilemma By
A sigh of relief was heard across Europe on Sunday night, as far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was beaten soundly in the French presidential runoff election, losing to centrist Emmanuel Macron 66 percent to 34 percent. Le Pen had...
Award-Winning Economist Roger Bootle: EU On The Verge Of Collapse By
LONDON– The recent triggering of Article 50 of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty by the United Kingdom has formally set into motion the process of Britain’s departure from the EU, an action that is in line with the result of last June’s referendum, where 52...
Turkey’s President Erdogan Defends “Democratic” Power Grab By
Turkey’s President Erdogan is firing back against those accusing him of trying to become a dictator. From a Reuters report on Monday: “A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West’s ‘crusader mentality’ Monday after European monitors criticized...
European Union Rejects Calls For Russia Sanctions By
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson led the charge at the G7 for sanctions to be brought against Moscow to no avail, as Germany, Italy and the wider European Union rejected his request. Johnson’s colleagues, however, are somewhat optimistic that measures...
EU Snubs Russia In Favor Of New Israeli Pipeline By
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...
The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris On “Fake News,” Russia Allegations And Change In Europe By
GREECE — “Fake news” is a phrase that has quickly become a mainstay in the contemporary political and journalistic lexicon. Claims of “fake news” reporting have been levied against sites as varied as MintPress News and TheDuran.com, while mainstream media...
Radical Groups Attempt To Bomb EU Targets As Greek Tragedy Worsens By
ATHENS – Last week, major financial institutions in Europe were put on notice when letter bombs were sent to the International Monetary Fund and the office of Germany’s financial minister. Only one of those bombs exploded and injuries were minimal. But not-so-coincidentally,...
Documents Reveal Norweigan Officials Teamed With Oil Lobby To Stop Ban On Arctic Oil Drilling By
Norwegian officials are lobbying to kill an EU resolution calling for an end to offshore oil drilling in Arctic waters, according to documents obtained by Energydesk. A letter from Norwegian MP Eirik Siversten – who leads the delegation for Arctic parliamentary cooperation...
Trump’s Russia Charm Offensive Is Meant To Isolate Iran, China By
NEW YORK — (Analysis) Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rhetoric was a cocktail of ostensibly nationalist economics and isolationist foreign policy that was viewed by much of the punditocracy as a sharp break from traditional U.S. policy. But while his words...
Europe Union Considering Alliance-Wide Nuclear Weapons Program By
(REPORT) — Initially pushed by Eastern European members, particularly Poland, as another way to challenge Russia, the European Union is now seen warming to the idea of establishing its own alliance-wide nuclear weapons program placed under common European command. This...