World Politics

Moscow welcomes Trump’s description of NATO as ‘obsolete’, with the Kremlin calling the military body ‘a vestige of the past’

Monday, January 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

At the weekend Donald Trump said NATO was ‘designed many, many years ago’ He said it was ‘obsolete’, many members didn’t pay ‘what they’re supposed to’ Today Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said ‘NATO was a vestige of the past’ Germany’s Angela Merkel said: ‘We Europeans have our fate in our own hands’ CHRIS SUMMERS... »

Trump ready to look at currently ‘terrible’ US-Russia relations with ‘fresh eyes’ – Pence

Monday, January 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

RT.com 15 Jan, 2017 US President-elect Donald Trump is open for a better relationship with Vladimir Putin and Russia, which will be beneficial for both Washington and Moscow, US Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in an interview to US media. “In the president-elect, you have someone who is willing to approach this terrible relationship... »

US Marines land in Norway, signaling departure from post-WW2 commitment to Russia

Monday, January 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

RT.com 16 Jan, 2017 Almost 300 US Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, arrived in Norway on Monday. The deployment signals a departure from the NATO member’s decades-old policy of not hosting foreign troops on its soil. The agreement for stationing the American troops will last for at least a year. The contingent that... »

Angry Germany Slams Trump Criticism: Urges US To “Build Better Cars”, Accuses Washington Of Causing Refugee Crisis

Monday, January 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com Jan 16, 2017 An angry Berlin has responded with a staunch defense of its policies after President-elect Donald Trump criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel in two separate Sunday interviews, one with Germany’s Bild and one with the Sunday Times, for her stance during the refugee crisis while threatening a 35%... »

‘You’re not having control of our lives again!’ – Farage mocks EU as ‘hard’ Brexit looms

Monday, January 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

NIGEL FARAGE declared that voters “have got the taste” for toppling bureaucratic political organisations like the European Union following a year of political upheaval. By JOE BARNES Express.co.uk Mon, Jan 16, 2017 The former Ukip leader claimed the sooner overly bureaucratic organisations like the EU are “swept away” people will not have to give... »

Eurosceptics surge ahead in Italy and Holland as anti-EU parties set to WIN elections

Monday, January 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

EUROSCEPTIC parties have surged into the lead in Italy and the Netherlands ahead of crunch elections as anti-Brussels sentiment sweeps Europe. By NICK GUTTERIDGE Express.co.uk Mon, Jan 16, 2017 Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders looks set to score a crushing victory over the ruling conservatives after his party opened up a commanding eight-point lead.... »

Fearful global elite reeling from the rise in populism and Trump election gather at Davos and admit ‘there’s something unprecedented going on and we can’t deal with it’

Monday, January 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

The World Economic Forum is being held this week in Davos, Switzerland Xi Jinping will be the first Chinese leader ever to attend the annual get-together But the CEOs, bankers and politicians are flummoxed by the rise of ‘populism’ Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump have shocked mainstream politicians CHRIS SUMMERS DailyMail.com 16... »

IMF Downplays Trump Stimulus Effect; Slashes Saudi, Mexico Growth In Latest World Economic Outlook

Monday, January 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com Jan 16, 2017 As the world’s elite gather in Davos to decide for the minions what the world should look like, The IMF has taken a far dimmer view of global (and by that we mean Trumpian) economic growth than markets appear to be. In addition to slashing Brazilian, Mexican,... »

South Korea Seeks Arrest Of Samsung Chief For Bribery, Embezzlement And Perjury

Monday, January 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com Jan 16, 2017 South Korea political crisis spilled over into the corporate sector overnight, when the country’s special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country’s largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of impeached President Park Geun-hye.... »

In Stunning Pair Of Interviews, Trump Slams NATO And EU, Threatens BMW With Tax; Prepared To “Cut Ties” With Merkel

Sunday, January 15, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com Jan 15, 2017 In two separate, and quite striking, interviews with Germany’s Bild (paywall) and London’s Sunday Times (paywall), Donald Trump did what he failed to do in his first US press conference, and covered an extensive amount of policy and strategy, much of which however will likely please neither... »

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