Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre

Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre. Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow. MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin accelerated a shake-up of … Read More

McConnell Pushes to Speed Impeachment Trial as Trump Requests Swift Acquittal

On Monday, the president’s lawyers asserted he did nothing wrong and urged the Senate to “swiftly reject” the charges against him. President Trump’s lawyers argue that his impeachment is a “brazenly political act.”Credit…T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times WASHINGTON … Read More

Impeachment Trial Brief and Response

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The US House of Representatives and the President have submitted trial briefs to the US Senate. The House brief, 100-plus pages in length, outlines efforts by US President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and others, including withholding aid and meetings, to … Read More

Putin Gets ‘Nothing But Praise’ From Merkel at Kremlin Talks, German Media Claims

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Sputnik/Sergey Guneev Merkel reportedly used “much cooler” words when speaking about the US, as compared to those she reserved for Putin, and she also spoke about the prospects for closer cooperation between Brussels, Berlin, and Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel … Read More

Germany’s Merkel Heads to Moscow Amid Heightened Global Tensions

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reads documents after she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 8, 2020. LONDON – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to travel to Moscow Saturday … Read More

Exclusive: Anti-Putin activist says Russian government likely scared by Trump’s attack on Iran

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Bill Browder, a British businessman, and anti-Putin activist discusses Putin’s response to Trump’s attack on Iran. Bill Browder — the British businessman and anti-Vladimir Putin activist who has successfully pushed for sanctions on Russia for its human rights violations — spoke with … Read More

Russia threatens to unleash hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees on Europe

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The Syrian army’s offensive in the Idlib province in December, accompanied by the mass bombing of settlements by the Russian Aerospace Forces, has brought the Middle East to the brink of a new migration catastrophe. The series of bombing runs … Read More

2,000 German companies have pulled out of Russia

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German companies are continuing to withdraw from Russia, winding up operations in the wake of US sanctions and the decline of solvent demand. In the five years since Russia annexed Crimea, its relations with the West have deteriorated sharply, and … Read More

Russia, Iran and China begin joint exercises in Gulf of Oman

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On Friday, December 27, Iran, Russia and China began their first-ever joint exercises in the Indian Ocean. The area of the drills, dubbed by the participants “the Maritime Safety Belt”, is located in the Gulf of Oman, which is near … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 27 December 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, There is troubling news about Iran.  The Russians and Chinese are reportedly cooperating with Iran in maneuvers at sea.  All three nations are reportedly conducting drills in the Indian Ocean.  It seems foolish to repeat Iranian government … Read More

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