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Western sanctions can bring Russia long-awaited infinite relief

Western sanctions can bring Russia long-awaited infinite relief | Global politics | Scoop.it
Imports of food for the Russian market have become commonplace. Russia imports more goods than it produces, and this trend lasts for years. The world's largest country with rich agricultural history has become virtually dependent...
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How Nice attack brought together rival Iranian factions

How Nice attack brought together rival Iranian factions | Global politics | Scoop.it
The terrorist attack in Nice draws condemnation in Iran, but also cross-factional criticism of the French government for hosting the exiled Iranian opposition group MEK.
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“French President Francois Hollande announced on French national television that the extension of the state of emergency, which had been in place for eight months, would be ridiculous, but only a few hours later, the crazy truck [attack] in Nice turned Hollande into the most ridiculous French president.” Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/07/iran-reaction-nice-attacks-reformists-conservatives-unite.html#ixzz4F5RatE9q
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Will failed coup push Erdogan toward Iran, Russia?

Will failed coup push Erdogan toward Iran, Russia? | Global politics | Scoop.it
The foiled coup in Turkey could lay the groundwork for closer ties with Russia and Iran, resulting in a Turkish turnabout in Syria.
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German Train Attacker Left Suicide Note Before Going on Rampage

German Train Attacker Left Suicide Note Before Going on Rampage | Global politics | Scoop.it
The German train attacker who injured passengers with an axe on Monday left a suicide note, according to investigators.
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Hezbollah Drone that Violated Israeli Airspace Used US Technology

Hezbollah Drone that Violated Israeli Airspace Used US Technology | Global politics | Scoop.it
According to DEBKAfile, an Israeli military-intelligence website based in Jerusalem, a purported Syrian drone that flew over Northern Israel on July 17 was a “Yasir” vehicle, launched from a Hezbollah base in the Qalamoun Mountains, an area roughly 37 miles (60 km) from central Golan, where it was first spotted.
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Justice Department Lashes Out at CNN on Twitter Over Melania Trump

Justice Department Lashes Out at CNN on Twitter Over Melania Trump | Global politics | Scoop.it
Those closely observing the Republican National Convention this week were quick to pounce on the fact that Melania Trump appears to have appropriated part of a speech by Michelle Obama, and the US Justice Department became an inadvertent mouthpiece for indignation.
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42 Helicopters Missing in Turkey Sparking Concerns of a Second Coup Attempt

42 Helicopters Missing in Turkey Sparking Concerns of a Second Coup Attempt | Global politics | Scoop.it
At least 42 helicopters have gone missing from Turkey's military inventory in the wake of the failed coup attempt on Friday evening causing concern that there may be another act to the attempted overthrow of Erdogan.
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The Dangerous Military-Industrial-Petrochemical-Political-Financial-Media Complex of Silence Still Rules

The Dangerous Military-Industrial-Petrochemical-Political-Financial-Media Complex of Silence Still Rules | Global politics | Scoop.it
The author is a Major (Retired) of the US Air Force and a peace activist.The definition of “conspiracy of silence” from wiktionary.org reads as follows: An agreement, either formal or tacit, between two or more parties not to discuss some matter nor to reveal any information concerning it, especially in order to avoid blame, embarrassment, or other discomfort. See also
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For the EU to Be Friends With Erdogan's Turkey and Enemies With Russia Is Suicide

For the EU to Be Friends With Erdogan's Turkey and Enemies With Russia Is Suicide | Global politics | Scoop.it
The author is a young Italian blogger who writes for Wake up News and Il Legionario.Turkey’s turmoil should set Italians and Europeans into general thinking.News of the attempted coup in Turkey appeared on the Rai News website at 7:59pm. "The European Union has called for "a rapid return to constitutional order in Turkey".
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Is Russia's Alliance With Greece a Threat to NATO?

Is Russia's Alliance With Greece a Threat to NATO? | Global politics | Scoop.it
Against the backdrop of ongoing economic crisis and tensions over the troika-backed austerity program, the Greek government of Alexis Tsipras has formed remarkably close ties with the Kremlin.
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Turkish Pilots Who Downed the Russian Su-24 in November Arrested Over Coup Ties

Turkish Pilots Who Downed the Russian Su-24 in November Arrested Over Coup Ties | Global politics | Scoop.it
Two Turkish Air Force pilots linked to the downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber in November have been detained in connection with the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey, the country’s justice minister has said"The pilots that downed the Russian jet were arrested," Haberturk TV channel quoted Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag as saying on Tuesday.
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Regarding Doping Scandal, Russia Should Go on the Offensive

Regarding Doping Scandal, Russia Should Go on the Offensive | Global politics | Scoop.it
A famous Russian economist, left-leaning politician and prominent media personality comments on the developing doping scandal that threatens to exclude the Russian team from the 2016 Rio summer Olympics on Russian national broadcaster TV CenterIf someone slaps you in the face, you need to respond. Russia too should respond.
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Our defector, who was once a brilliant doctor, but apparently sold out for a green card – fine, but he needs to provide the names of the international officials who, it turns out, were our agents. Until they provide that, it will only be a slap in the face. And we need to respond to that. If we are having a cold war over sports…
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Why the Pentagon and NATO Are Bluffing

Why the Pentagon and NATO Are Bluffing | Global politics | Scoop.it
Pepe Escobar – Why the Pentagon and NATO Are Bluffing - Strategic Culture Foundation - on-line journal . NATO. Pentagon. Strategic Culture Foundation
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LOCAL - Turkish intel informed top generals hours before coup attempt, says army

LOCAL - Turkish intel informed top generals hours before coup attempt, says army | Global politics | Scoop.it
Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) informed the country’s top generals hours before the coup attempt was initiated by a group of soldiers within the army on July 15
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Why these Tunisian border towns have become IS recruitment hotspots

Why these Tunisian border towns have become IS recruitment hotspots | Global politics | Scoop.it
The trying economic situations in Tunisia’s border towns have pushed some of their young residents to join terrorist networks, while others seek illegal immigration via the sea to Europe.
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Nice Attacker's Estranged Wife Was Forced To Flee Her Home To Escape Angry Mob

Nice Attacker's Estranged Wife Was Forced To Flee Her Home To Escape Angry Mob | Global politics | Scoop.it
Her lawyer told a French newspaper that she is now living in a state of perpetual fear and is facing threats.
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At Least 70 Kosovars Reportedly Fight for Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

At Least 70 Kosovars Reportedly Fight for Islamic State in Iraq, Syria | Global politics | Scoop.it
At least 70 Kosovars currently serve as footsoldiers for Daesh (a terrorist movement also known as the Islamic State, ISIL or ISIS) in Syria and Iraq.
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Kerry Hit By Downing Street Door, Terrified During Presser With Johnson

Kerry Hit By Downing Street Door, Terrified During Presser With Johnson | Global politics | Scoop.it
In a metaphor that could presage the likely relationship between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his new British counterpart, Boris Johnson, the former had an awkward moment at 10 Downing Street on Monday.
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WikiLeaks Publishes Internal Emails of Turkish Ruling Political Party AKP

WikiLeaks Publishes Internal Emails of Turkish Ruling Political Party AKP | Global politics | Scoop.it
Part one of a series of emails the organization plans to release, the first batch contains nearly 300,000 emails that date from 2010 to one week before the failed coup attempt.
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NATO R.I.P. (1949-2016): Will Turkey-US Rift Over Gulen Destroy Alliance?

NATO R.I.P. (1949-2016): Will Turkey-US Rift Over Gulen Destroy Alliance? | Global politics | Scoop.it
A standoff between the United States and Turkey, two largest NATO powers, over extradition of Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen to his homeland, could shake to the ground the military alliance, experts suggest.
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Trump Foreign Policy Advisor: 'Americans Are Fed up With the BS'

Trump Foreign Policy Advisor: 'Americans Are Fed up With the BS' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Mike Flynn, 57, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), has served as a foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump since the autumn of 2015. For a time, Flynn had been considered as a possible vice presidential candidate for Trump before the announcement Friday that Indiana Governor Mike Pence would be made his Republican Party running mate.
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The Saudis Did 9/11

The Saudis Did 9/11 | Global politics | Scoop.it
News reports about the recently released 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks are typically dismissive: this is nothing new, it’s just circumstantial evidence, and there’s no “smoking gun.” Yet
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While Western Leaders Are Scolding Ergodan Over the Post-Coup Purge Putin's Approach Has Been Entirely Different

While Western Leaders Are Scolding Ergodan Over the Post-Coup Purge Putin's Approach Has Been Entirely Different | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin did on Sunday what no major western leader from the NATO member countries cared to do when he telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan to convey his sympathy, goodwill and best wishes for the latter’s success in restoring constitutional order and stability as soon as possible after the attempted coup Friday night. (Kremlin website)
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Israel is keeping stony silence. Will the US and its regional allies simply throw in the towel or will bide their time to make a renewed bid to depose Erdogan? That is the big question. Erdogan’s popularity is soaring sky-high today within Turkey.
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Ukraine Expresses Condolences to France in Bad Faith with a Bad Mouth (Video)

Ukraine Expresses Condolences to France in Bad Faith with a Bad Mouth (Video) | Global politics | Scoop.it
Whenever Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Andrei Parubyi speaks, it usually makes people laugh. He can’t recite the alphabet, so watching him moderate debates in the legislature is both strange and cruel fun.
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Theresa May Says She's Ready to Nuke 100,000 People (Video)

Theresa May Says She's Ready to Nuke 100,000 People (Video) | Global politics | Scoop.it
Well, Britain's new prime minister Theresa May is off to a great start. I have noticed that she frequently carries a handbag, though female politicians in today's post-feminist world are never seen with one. The subtle imitation of Mrs. Thatcher, who also carried a handbag (though it was far less unusual then) is clear.Thatcher was known for being a lady and also being tough - the "Iron Lady." But I don't recall that Mrs. Thatcher ever promised to mass-murder the world's population and destroy the planet. 
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LOCAL - Meet the women in the spotlight during resistance to Turkey’s failed coup

LOCAL - Meet the women in the spotlight during resistance to Turkey’s failed coup | Global politics | Scoop.it
Journalists, police officers, witnesses: Turkey’s women narrate their role in Turkey’s failed coup attempt
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