World Politics

US Bombers to Australia: Washington’s Deployments in the Pacific

Monday, May 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Binoy Kampmark Global Research May 18, 2015 The language never reflects the actual conduct. Deploying weapons to a region in greater numbers is not seen as provocative, even if placing such items in a theatre of operations is bound to get neighbours nervous. This is particularly the case about the US “rebalance” in... »

Is the US Planning a “Gulf of Tonkin” Incident in the South China Sea?

Monday, May 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Peter Symonds Global Research May 18, 2015 Following weeks of scaremongering by American officials over China’s activities in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry used his visit to Beijing last weekend to issue an ultimatum to Chinese leaders to halt land reclamation on islets and shoals. His Chinese counterpart... »

Europeans Lose Control Over Their Continent – German Media

Monday, May 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 18.05.2015 The EU is increasingly becoming weaker and unable to control processes taking place on its soil. The European continent is becoming a playground for two major powers – the US and Russia – which seek to expand their influence in the region. The EU is no longer able to control processes taking... »

Gold Bullion Buying In Germany Surges On Euro Collapse Concerns

Sunday, May 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

by GoldCore ZeroHedge.com 05/17/2015 Gold Bullion Buying In Germany Surges On Euro Collapse Concerns – German gold demand spikes 20% in first quarter – Gold investment demand surges 63% as jewellery demand falls – France, Switzerland and Austria see “double digit” rise in demand – Fear of conflict with Russia, ‘Grexit’ and currency debasement... »

Iraq’s western Anbar province is nearing ‘total collapse’ to ISIS

Sunday, May 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

BAGHDAD BUREAU, REUTERS BusinessInsider.com May 17, 2015 Islamic State militants overran one of the last remaining districts held by government forces in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday and besieged a key army base on the edge of the western provincial capital, security sources said. The militants seized most of Ramadi on Friday,... »

Russia, China Kick Off Active Phase of Mediterranean Naval Drills

Sunday, May 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 17.05.2015 Russian and Chinese warships have arrived in the sea area allocated for the “Naval Cooperation 2015” military drills, they have replenished their stocks and currently hove to at their set locations. Russia and China has kicked off the active phase of their naval drill in the Mediterranean Sea. “Russian and Chinese warships... »

French Mayor in Trouble After Pushing to Ban Islam and Deport Muslims

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 16.05.2015 Robert Chardon, the mayor of a small town in southeastern France, has gained media infamy and the ire of the conservative Union for a Popular Movement party after tweeting that France must ban the Islamic faith and send Muslims back where they came from. Chadron, the mayor of Venelles, a town with... »

Turkish jet shoots down Syrian aircraft after it ‘violated air space’

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com May 16, 2015 A Turkish F-16 has shot down Syrian aircraft jet that violated Turkey’s airspace in the southern province of Hatay. A statement released by the government said that two missiles were launched at the stray aircraft, which was intercepted by several Turkish fighter jets. “The area is currently being searched for... »

Russian, Chinese Warships Enter Mediterranean to Hold Joint Naval Drills

Friday, May 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 15.05.2015 The first Russian-Chinese naval exercises in the Mediterranean will take place between May 17 and May 21. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A group of Russian and Chinese warships have left the Black Sea and entered the Aegean Sea to hold their first ever joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian Defense... »

Terror arrests in Britain at highest level since 9/11 – police

Friday, May 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com May 15, 2015 Terror-related arrests in England, Wales and Scotland last year were at the highest level since 9/11, with teenagers, women and entire families among those held in custody, Scotland Yard has said. In the year to the end of March, UK police arrested 338 people on suspicion of terror offences. More... »

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