Visit of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to Moscow indicates significance Italian government attaches to relations with Russia. Trade between the two countries very high:(approximately $52 billion) per year. Italy second largest consumer of Russian exports.
Jacob Rothschild, banker and chairman of RIT Capital Partners :on top of a "difficult economic background" investors face "a geopolitical situation perhaps as dangerous as any we have faced since World WarII".result of "chaos and extremism in the Middle East, Russian aggression and expansion, weakened Europe threatened by unemployment, caused by failure to tackle structural reforms in the European Union".
US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) this week filed legislation she calls the "Internet Freedom Act" to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's new network neutrality rules. , Blackburn received $25,000 from an AT&T political action committee (PAC), $20,000 from a Comcast PAC, $20,000 from a cable industry association PAC, and $15,000 from a Verizon PAC, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Monday, those who were leaving the venue for the night were greeted by dozens of chanting protesters. Some of the protesters said they were of Palestinian descent, but others were Jewish.
Qu Xing, China’s ambassador to Belgium, was quoted as blaming competition between Russia and the West for the Ukraine crisis, urging Western powers to “abandon the zero-sum mentality” with Russia, said that Western powers should take into consideration Russia’s legitimate security concerns over Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government's economic reforms, including the six-fold hike of natural gas prices for consumers, looks like the right thing to do, but amounts to a humiliation of Ukraine's citizens; Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russia’s communications minister has reportedly called for sectoral sanctions against French-based communication companies in reply to the scuttled delivery of Mistral warships.
The rising tensions between Russia and the West, especially the United States, over Ukraine provide a constant reminder of the Cold War, when the two superpowers fought proxy conflicts for spheres of influence.
Public opinion about Israel is changing irreversibly in the United States. The negative impression of Israel will grow because of Netanyahu's arrogant speech, increasingly opposed to U.S. support for Israeli aggression. This dramatic shift is also registering very profoundly among Jewish-Americans, who are increasingly outspoken in opposition to Israeli policies.
Walker cited his experience in pushing through anti-worker legislation as proof of his fitness for the presidency. “If I could take on 100,000 protesters, I could do the same across the world,” he boasted, effectively comparing throngs of state workers and students to ISIS terrorists.
US immigration officials are moving to deport scores of Bosnians who fled to the United States in the 1990s, concealing their involvement in war crimes and ethnic cleansing against Muslims in the former Yugoslavia.
“ Maduro: In order to protect our country...I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela, We have captured some US citizens in undercover activities, espionage, trying to win over people in towns along the Venezuelan coast.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Tuesday that the Obama administration is, in fact, seeking approval for the deployment of ground troops to participate in combat operations against Islamic State forces.
Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana.The legislation forbids the smoking of marijuana, but allows businesses to grow marijuana and sell pot-infused products such as brownies, candy and lozenges.
Nearly 2,500 acres of public lands in Arizona has been handed over to two foreign mining companies that plan to excavate $130 billion in copper from an area considered sacred to Native Americans, got permission to create the mine after Arizona’s two Republican senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, slipped a provision into the Defense Reauthorization.
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