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Published 2018-12-04 20:21:33 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has left for Moscow, where he will hold a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and assured that at this meeting he will seek to increase trade between the two nations. According to the Venezuelan president, he plans to hold “a very intense and very important meeting” with Putin on Tuesday. “At this time, we are on our way to the Russian Federation to strengthen and expand our diplomatic relations and the bonds of friendship between the brother countries,” Maduro wrote on his Twitter. Maduro visited Russia last year when he met… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-04 19:51:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5
WASHINGTON DC, The USA – US Senator John Barrasso said he would like to see more determined US and NATO actions against Russia in the case involving Ukraine. In addition, Barrasso said the US president acted right by canceling the bilateral meeting with the Russian president, which was scheduled to take place during the G20 summit. “Putin is somebody that respects strength and territory. Words don’t mean much to him. Action does, so I think we need to do more,” Barrasso said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The senator suggested sending US ships to the Black Sea, trying to encourage… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-04 18:06:59 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5
WARSAW, Poland – The US ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, thinks the country plays a key role in the global strategy of US President Donald Trump, she said in an interview with the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita. “There is no doubt that Russia will not give up provocations, which means that Poland must remain the basis of stability in the region,” Mosbacher told the newspaper. “Poland is a kind of bastion in that region that defends it against Russian aggression. She added that Poland plays a key role for US security. The strengthening of Western Europe generally influences American security, according… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-04 16:58:35 by Paul Antonopoulos in HEADLINE-NEWS
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has called the US sanctions on his country “petty” and stressed that such measures will not impede gold trade with Turkey. “It is very petty that it is intended, with an illegal sanction, to prevent Venezuela from producing gold and selling it to the world. Venezuela has no right to development?” the Venezuelan leader said in an interview. The remarks were made during a press conference held during the first official visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Caribbean nation. Also highlighted was the legality and transparency of trade relations between… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-04 14:40:58 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5
WASHINGTON DC, The USA – According to journalist Sabrina Shankman of NBC News, this fleet is in terrible condition, adding that currently only two icebreakers are operational. The main goals of icebreakers include scientific data collection, rescue of ships locked in the ice and the neutralization of oil leaks in remote parts of the planet. In addition, these vessels guarantee US interests in the Arctic regions, as the melting of the glaciers opens new commercial opportunities in the Arctic. However, the channel indicates that one of the icebreakers in service, the Polar Star, built 40 years ago, has already exceeded… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-04 13:28:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA
MOSCOW, Russia – Duma (Russian parliament) president Vyacheslav Volodin said that the Ukrainian leader, Pyotr Poroshenko, carried out a provocation in the territorial waters of Russia and, in fact, put the world on the brink of war. “The tension that is being created in the world must be qualified. We do not understand why the actions of the president of Ukraine today remain without such qualification,” Volodin said during a meeting. “In fact, Poroshenko put the world on the brink of war, imposing martial law and putting troops in combat readiness. He did this to preserve his power,” he added…. Continue ->
Published 2018-12-04 12:31:47 by Paul Antonopoulos in HEADLINE-NEWS
TEL AVIV, Occupied Palestine – Israel has concentrated its forces on the Lebanese border with the aim of destroying tunnels used by the Hezbollah armed resistance group, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). IDF announced on their Twitter account that an operation to “expose and neutralize Hezbollah border tunnels”, used by the resistance group to attack the Zionist entity from Lebanese territory. The operation began on Tuesday. “BREAKING: We have just launched Operation Northern Shield to expose and neutralize cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from # Lebanon to # Israel . # NorthernShield,” the military of the occupiers… Continue ->
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