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Economic penalties against Russia target the European Union and are only beneficial to US corporations, according to Stefan Keuter, a German lawmaker from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. "Sanctions against Russia do not serve the interest of German companies, such [as] Siemens or pharmaceutical firms. Did they benefit from the penalties? What's the use of the Continue Reading
Comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky, set for a landslide win in Ukraine's presidential vote, stayed true to character at his first press conference, dropping some flashy promises but refusing to go into boring detail. Shortly after claiming electoral victory, Zelensky held a Q&A session with reporters at his campaign HQ in a Kiev business center. While the Continue Reading
Yves here. It is quite distressing to see the Mueller report take up as if it were settled fact the idea that Russia influenced the 2016 Presidential election, particularly since his investigation didn't provide any information that supported this theory. So this Real News Network interview with professor Stephen Cohen provides a badly-needed counterpoint. Please also view Continue Reading
Even with the 'Russian collusion' narrative buried by the Mueller report, some mainstream journalists have come out to claim their anti-Trump coverage was backed up by the report. Were they reading a different report? The Mueller report, CNN's Shimon Prokupecz said on Thursday, "really corroborated a lot of the good journalism that was done" during the last two years. "One Continue Reading
As we now shift from the "witch hunt" against Trump to 'investigating the investigators' who spied on him - remember this; Donald Trump was supposed to lose the 2016 election by almost all accounts. And had Hillary won, as expected, none of this would have seen the light of day. We wouldn't know that a hyper-partisan FBI had spied on the Trump campaign, as Attorney General Continue Reading
Like Team Mueller's indictment last July of Russian agents, the full report reveals questions about Wikileaks' role that much of the media has been ignoring. As official Washington pores over the Gospel According to Saint Robert, an all-important fact about the Mueller report has gotten lost in the shuffle. Just as the Christian gospels were filled with holes, the latest Continue Reading
It was no surprise that the Mueller team, which did so much to prove a "hollow and laughable" Russiagate conspiracy, delivered no tangible result, the Russian Embassy in the US said in its own report on the issue. The embassy responded to the much-anticipated report by Robert Mueller and his team just two days after it was made public on Thursday. In a massive 120-page Continue Reading
The leftist icon shocked fans by saying it "was pretty obvious" there was no real collusion. In an interview with Democracy Now!, left-wing author and progressive philosopher Noam Chomsky criticized the Democrats and their base for "investing everything" in Russiagate, and theorized it might cost them the 2020 election. In the interview from last week, published on Continue Reading
"Entrapped" by FBI agents in London, ex-Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos shared the mysterious circumstances that led to his arrest - and to the opening of the Mueller probe - with Larry King on RT's Politicking. Papadopoulos told King he was snared by the FBI for alleged contact with a Russian operative in London in 2016. Despite pleading guilty to lying Continue Reading
The Mueller report didn't just clear President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia, the New York Times said, it handed Russia's Vladimir Putin the "ultimate victory." If you thought otherwise, blame secret Soviet mind games. In a New York Times op-ed, former FBI agent-turned CNN analyst Asha Rangappa argues that by conflating the terms "collusion" and "conspiracy," Continue Reading
The Mueller report left some of President Donald Trump's conduct up for debate, but clearly stated no collusion with Russia took place. Not for one journalist, who launched a Twitter crusade to prove otherwise...with 453 tweets. Beginning on the evening before Attorney General William Barr's pre-report press conference, Newsweek columnist and English professor Seth Continue Reading
Russian oil giant Rosneft has lashed out at Reuters, calling the agency's claims the company helped Venezuela avoid US sanctions "informational sabotage" and promising to work towards banning it in its home country. In its exclusive piece on Thursday, which was solely based on undisclosed "documents and sources," Reuters accused Rosneft of cashing in checks for the Continue Reading
General Yoel Strick warns Lebanon will pay for Hezbollah cross-border incursions; threatens Israel will take out Russian S-300 system if used by Syria against IAF warplanes Israel will win the next conflict with those who pose a threat from the north, says the outgoing head of the IDF Northern Command, General Yoel Strick, as he marks the end of a two-year stint in the Continue Reading
Donald Trump said the best proof of 'no obstruction' was the fact that he generously allowed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to conclude his futile Russiagate witch hunt, even though as president he had the power to end the probe. "I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted," Trump tweeted, after the Continue Reading
Schiff now says President Trump's exoneration does not matter because the president is unpatriotic. Rep. Adam Schiff has both claimed he has unseen evidence of President Donald J. Trump colluding with Russia, and hinted that the Mueller Report would be damning for the president. After the Mueller Report's redacted release, Schiff appeared before cameras to downplay its Continue Reading
Responding to the State Department "applauding" countries that sided with Washington's regime-change efforts in Venezuela, the Russian Foreign Ministry said clapping is at least harmless and keeps the trigger-happy US hands busy. Applauding Malta's decision to deny passage to Russian planes headed for Caracas, newly minted State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus called Continue Reading
Just a week ago, an independent defence analyst reported that Israeli Air Force F-16s may have used the newly-developed air defence-evading "Rampage" air-to-surface missiles during an alleged airstrike in Syria. Israel's newest "Rampage" missiles are designed to outsmart the Russian S-300 air defence systems, deployed in Syria last October, and destroy highly protected Continue Reading
Beijing has rejected "debt trap" criticisms of its massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), calling for skeptics not to impede other countries from participating in the global trade infrastructure project. While 126 countries and 29 international organizations have signed cooperation agreements with China on the initiative, it is open to other players, Chinese Foreign Continue Reading
War is coming in Syria. The decision has been made, the targets are outlined. Syria has had enough. The fake color revolution has done more than fail, it has united Syrians in rage, their homes destroyed, their factories looted, their heritage peddled in auction houses in London and New York and now over 2 million Syrian refugees held hostage by the United States. War is Continue Reading
The liberal world order, which lasted from the end of World War 2 until today, is rapidly collapsing. The center of gravity is shifting from west to east where China and India are experiencing explosive growth and where a revitalized Russia has restored its former stature as a credible global superpower. These developments, coupled with America's imperial overreach and Continue Reading
The Mueller Report was released today, and one section reveals that "multiple members" of the Trump transition team, led by Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, "communicated with foreign government officials" in an effort to undermine the Obama White House's decision to allow the passage of a UN Security Council resolution in December 2016 that was sharply critical Continue Reading
It is depressing to observe how the United States of America has become the evil empire. Having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and in the Central Intelligence Agency for the second half of the Cold War, I had an insider's viewpoint of how an essentially pragmatic national security policy was being transformed bit by bit into a bipartisan doctrine Continue Reading