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EU strikes against Libyan refugee smugglers will set ‘dangerous precedent’ – Assange
The military intervention against “smugglers” bringing migrants from Libya to EU shores will set a “dangerous precedent” for the EU to unilaterally engage in hostilities and endanger innocent people’s lives, believes WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

28.05.2015 02:02

NATO keeps pinning blame on Moscow, pushing Kiev to military resolution – Russian envoy
​NATO is destabilizing the Ukrainian crisis by turning blind eye to Kiev’s aim for a military solution, Moscow’s envoy to NATO said, warning that alliance’s rhetoric of shifting all responsibility onto Russia is not consistent with real state of affairs.

28.05.2015 02:04

​Netanyahu demands ‘up to $45 bn’ in US military aid to deter Iran, Gulf States
Israel is hoping to receive $4.2-$4.5 billion a year in military aid from the United States for ten years, to counter the threat from Iran and oil-rich Middle East states that have been re-arming rapidly, a senior Israeli source has told Defense News

27.05.2015 17:05

Russia arms chief reprimands official for saying Moscow won’t buy Mistrals - reports
An official from Russia’s Military Industrial Commission has been reprimanded by Dmitry Rogozin for saying Russia won’t buy France’s Mistral warships, media reported. The official is said never to have taken part in talks over the ships.

27.05.2015 14:18

Hamas committed war crimes, executed ‘collaborators’ in Gaza conflict – Amnesty UK
Hamas took advantage of the chaos created by last year’s Gaza conflict with Israel to settle political scores through summary executions and torture, an Amnesty UK report alleges.

27.05.2015 11:07

‘Pattern of attacks on civilians in Ukraine’
​With an artillery attack in eastern Ukraine, a violation of the Minsk Agreement has occurred, but it is important to wait for a final judgment by the OSCE to determine who initiated the incident, foreign policy analyst Derek Monroe told RT.

27.05.2015 11:28

To beat ISIS, kick out US-led coalition
It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

27.05.2015 11:03

Poroshenko presidency, one year on: Can peace be achieved amid heightened nationalism?
As Ukrainian President Poroshenko celebrates his first year in power, the truce in Donbass is fragile and ceasefire agreements are violated daily. Can Poroshenko become a ‘president of peace’ and can a peacekeeping party be formed in Kiev?

26.05.2015 16:56

Repressive govts donated to Clinton Foundation, arms deals approved by Hillary’s State Dept. - report
Nations openly chastised by the US for dismal human rights records donated billions to the Clinton Foundation, while gaining clearance for weapons deals approved by the Hillary Clinton-led US State Department, according to a new report.

26.05.2015 15:49

Russia won’t be taking Mistral warships from France – official
Russia won’t try and get its ill-fated Mistral helicopter carriers from France, a Russian official has announced. Moscow and Paris are set to discuss damages to be paid by France for welching on the deal.

26.05.2015 15:43

​Snowden leaks aided terrorists, damaged spy agencies – neocon think-tank
Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks damaged the security services’ war on terror, crippled spy agencies, aided terrorists and failed to reveal evidence of mass surveillance, according to a radical neoconservative think-tank.

26.05.2015 14:59

Unlimited upgrades & value mean Russian T-14 Armata tank is export gem – developer
Russia’s brand new ‘super tank’ Armata T-14 has unlimited potential for modernization, which together with a reasonable production value, significantly increases its export possibilities, the developer said.

26.05.2015 14:39