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‘Hypocritical’: Russian Foreign Ministry blasts US statements over NED undesirability

‘Hypocritical’: Russian Foreign Ministry blasts US statements over NED undesirability | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russian diplomats say that the US concern over inclusion of the National Endowment for Democracy into the list of undesirable groups was hardly justified as this NGO is known for projects aimed at regime change in foreign nations.
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An analysis of real-life projects sponsored and executed by this organization shows that the majority of those were destined to misbalance the internal political situation in countries that attempt to remain independent and act in accordance with their own national interests, the ministry added.

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‘Jeremy Corbyn will cure Labour Party of its Blairite virus’ – union

‘Jeremy Corbyn will cure Labour Party of its Blairite virus’ – union | Global politics | Scoop.it
One of Britain’s biggest trade unions has described Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn as the “antidote” to the “Blairite virus” gripping the party.
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Corbyn will win, he must win, if something is to change. The Blairites smearing him and threatening splitting the party are only panicking for their privileges and their power abuse, after cheating the electorate by using a label they don't deserve.

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Medicare for all: Bernie Sanders calls for single-payer health system

Medicare for all: Bernie Sanders calls for single-payer health system | Global politics | Scoop.it
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wants the US to adopt a single-payer healthcare system. Vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders has called for the universal expansion of Medicare, a social assistance program that just turned 50.
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“The United States must join the rest of the industrialized world and recognize that health care is a right of all, and not a privilege. Despite the fact that more than 40 million Americans have no health insurance, we spend almost twice as much per capita on health care as any other nation. We need to establish a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system.”

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Greece was forced to accept 'recessionary' bailout deal - Tsipras

Greece was forced to accept 'recessionary' bailout deal - Tsipras | Global politics | Scoop.it
The deal with creditors was “not of our choice,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said, adding that Greece faced the dilemma between a difficult compromise and disorderly default.
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"There is a viewpoint the blackmail (by creditors) was not real, and there should not be an agreement. This view cannot wait until the extraordinary congress,” Tsipras said, suggesting a ballot on the issue on Sunday.

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Fort Russ: In the merciless grinder of history - the story of one of the "Zaporozhian 300"

Fort Russ: In the merciless grinder of history - the story of one of the "Zaporozhian 300" | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Fort Russ: The End of a Myth

Fort Russ: The End of a Myth | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Russia, defending itself against Washington's geopolitical maneuvers, has gained new allies, new markets, and strengthened itself internally, politically, and morally. It does not need Ukraine, or rather the bankruptcy estate that remains of the Ukrainian state. 

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Power thinking: Autonomy-seeking ethnic group, Right Sector movement in Ukraine conjured up by RT?

Power thinking: Autonomy-seeking ethnic group, Right Sector movement in Ukraine conjured up by RT? | Global politics | Scoop.it
“Russian propaganda” and the “imagination of RT producers” have become so powerful they have created an ethnic group seeking autonomy in western Ukraine, according to US Ambassador in Kiev, Geoffrey Pyatt. He also says the Right Sector threat is overblown.
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Pyatt who? A professional coup maker and an agent for mob regime change. And more.

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‘Gaddafi officials sentenced to death interrogated without lawyers present’ – Amnesty

‘Gaddafi officials sentenced to death interrogated without lawyers present’ – Amnesty | Global politics | Scoop.it
Since the start of the trial of former Gaddafi officials, Amnesty International has expressed serious concerns about flaws and violations of due process rights, noting that the defendants were deprived an opportunity to challenge evidence against them, says Magdalena Mughrabi, Libya Researcher from Amnesty International.
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Varoufakis faces charges over ‘Plan B’ parallel payment system — RT Business

Varoufakis faces charges over ‘Plan B’ parallel payment system — RT Business | Global politics | Scoop.it
The former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis could stand trial on charges of intending to hack the accounts of taxpayers. Greece’s Supreme Court has forwarded complaints filed by a prosecutor and a mayor to parliament.
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Have you not heard Paul? Drawing up contingency plans vs the troika unapproved by the troika = High Treason

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Italian lawmakers announce plans for Crimea visit in October — RT Russian politics

Italian lawmakers announce plans for Crimea visit in October — RT Russian politics | Global politics | Scoop.it
A group of Italian MPs have decided to follow the example of their French colleagues to pay a personal visit to the Crimean Republic in order to get firsthand information on people’s lives and the political situation on the ground.
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‘Fame-seeking’ celebrities at war with Amnesty over legalizing prostitution — RT UK

‘Fame-seeking’ celebrities at war with Amnesty over legalizing prostitution — RT UK | Global politics | Scoop.it
Hollywood celebrities and former sex workers are at war with Amnesty International over the group’s proposal to recognize prostitution as a human right.
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No, I don't mean just AI, but the others.

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Litvinenko lawyer claims Russian state ‘involved’ in ex-KGB agent’s poisoning

Litvinenko lawyer claims Russian state ‘involved’ in ex-KGB agent’s poisoning | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Russian state is ‘in one form or another’ is involved in the murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, claimed the victim’s layer, adding that Litvinenko’s radioactive poisoning might have affected people in London.
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And yet, what interest could ever have the Russian state in eliminating a low ranking spy who had nothing to expose (after the poisoning he was alive for long enough to do it). All this gesticulation is designed to add up to the current Russophobic hysteria. Peruse the Western media and you'll find everyday a derogatory item over Russia. It has become an obsession! Unfortunately there are simple people who end up believing something, after so much mass slamming.

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Inspiring photo: Acclaimed armless pilot hugs little girl, also without arms

Inspiring photo: Acclaimed armless pilot hugs little girl, also without arms | Global politics | Scoop.it
The first licensed armless pilot and motivational speaker, Jessica Cox, was caught on camera doing what she does best – going out of her way to help others. Following a mother’s message and a six-hour drive, three-year-old Ruth got to meet her hero.
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The two hugged in an emotional photo that proved that no matter what you are born with in life, compassion and solace only require you to have a heart.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jew stabs at least 6 at Jerusalem gay pride parade

Ultra-Orthodox Jew stabs at least 6 at Jerusalem gay pride parade | Global politics | Scoop.it
At least six people were stabbed at an LGBT pride parade by in Jerusalem on Thursday, local media reported, citing Israeli police and paramedics. The suspected attacker, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, has been arrested.
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It seems that Israely security is only efficient against the Palestinians. When their own fanatics take action, the police stand by... 

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US imposes further sanctions on Russia over Crimea, east Ukraine conflict

US imposes further sanctions on Russia over Crimea, east Ukraine conflict | Global politics | Scoop.it
The United States has imposed further sanctions against Russia over the events in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Eleven more people and 15 more companies have been put on the sanctions list.
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The US hasn't recovered yet from the tantrums and the rancour the reunification of Crimea with Russia provoked following the referendum and the swift Russian acknowledgment of the Crimeans' wish, as the US had launched a very careful action to seize control of Crimea for the US/NATO navies by means of a coup d'etat in Kiev and the transfer of the junta to the US of Crimea control. The US cannot recover from the spite they wasted $5bn and all they got is the frustrating overseeing of a bankrupt state. They may keep dictating sanctions that nobody will hear of for the next 100 years, but Crimea (nor Ucraine for that matter!) will not be theirs. They should pay more attention to  their domestic abuses instead of seeking a global domination they cannot uphold.

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Fort Russ: Lutsenko: "Third alternative: falling on our knees before Moscow"

Fort Russ: Lutsenko: "Third alternative: falling on our knees before Moscow" | Global politics | Scoop.it
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 For Ukraine to recover it would have to find new trading partners to replace the lost Russian markets, and these partners aren't exactly lining up. Which means that the "third alternative" will soon be the only one remaining.

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Fort Russ: A spectre of armed conflict on Polish border?

Fort Russ: A spectre of armed conflict on Polish border? | Global politics | Scoop.it
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It's no wonder that the Viceroy of Ukraine Pyatt was forced to visit Transcarpathia on 21 July with a "housekeeping visit." The presence of the most important individual in Ukrainian politics indicates that the US is seriously worried about the future of this unstable corner of its newest colony. 

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MH17 crash tribunal would 'extend Dutch-led investigation indefinitely’

MH17 crash tribunal would 'extend Dutch-led investigation indefinitely’ | Global politics | Scoop.it
Malaysia and the Netherlands are putting the cart before the horse by proposing to set up a tribunal on the MH17 Malaysia plane crash before obtaining the results of the international investigation, Alexander Mercouris, International Affairs Editor at Russia Insider told RT.
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Why set up a tribunal or even talk about setting up a tribunal before we know what the results of the international investigation are? It is a case of putting the cart, as they say, before the horse. First we wait the results of the investigation, which we are expecting around October, then we look at what kind of tribunal there is. The concern must be that what is actually happening is that that report is not going to be very conclusive. Those who are now talking about setting up a tribunal are trying to use that device just to extend the investigation indefinitely.

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‘Libya is McDonalds for US’: How Gaddafi’s ‘pro-democracy’ son stood up against the West — RT News

‘Libya is McDonalds for US’: How Gaddafi’s ‘pro-democracy’ son stood up against the West — RT News | Global politics | Scoop.it
Once hailed by the West as a ‘proponent of change,’ the son of Libya’s slain leader Muammar Gaddafi has been sentenced to death by the self-proclaimed government in Tripoli. RT looks back at Saif Gaddafi’s life and interviews.
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The attitude of the West against Saif al-Ghaddafi is unpresentable, to put it mildly. While they demonized Saif, who had helped to save the six medics condemned to death by Benghazi tribunals, they hailed the former top justice who had ratified such sentences twice, just because he was their man in Benghazi. More often than not the West's political stunts are disgusting and have no shame.

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EU plans 4-meter high Eurotunnel anti-immigration fence, points to 'major crisis'

EU plans 4-meter high Eurotunnel anti-immigration fence, points to 'major crisis' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Instead of building a fence or sending immigrants back to Africa, both the British and the French authorities need to coordinate their action and take a joint approach to deal with the Calais migrant crisis, says Keith Best, former Vice Chair of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles.
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Russians’ attitude to US improved slightly, latest poll shows — RT Russian politics

Russians’ attitude to US improved slightly, latest poll shows  — RT Russian politics | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russian citizens claim that their attitude to the United States, the EU and Ukraine has become slightly better, but remains very low as anti-Russian sanctions remain in place.
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Mr Leopold must think that only people in the West, and particularly in the US, are free thinkers and enjoy democracy. As a matter of fact, the media parrot all of them the same (wooden tongue, as the French say), and pluralism of the press is a vague remembrance of the past, the cops continue shooting the Blacks with full impunity, or people appear hanged in their cells in a massive carceral system, and whistle blowers must seek exile (in Russia!) or suffer monstrous jail terms (not in US/EU beloved Saudi Arabia, but in the US!), and Gitmo isn't evacuated and returned to Cuba, or Puerto Rico remains a colony financially sacked, while countries such as Greece lose the little independence they still had... Meanwhile the Russians are happy with their democracy and support Putin by 90%, and the French MPs who have been to Crimea report how happy people are down there, whereas the Western political meddling and military intervention never sleeps. I could continue, as the list of "happiness" here and there is very long... 

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Sailors resorted to cannibalism during 1845 Arctic expedition, bone study proves — RT UK

Sailors resorted to cannibalism during 1845 Arctic expedition, bone study proves — RT UK | Global politics | Scoop.it
Fighting to stave of cold and starvation, Royal Navy sailors boiled and ate the flesh and bones of their fallen comrades in a bid to survive Sir John Franklin’s fateful Victorian expedition, a new study confirms.
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