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As Trump Takes His Sanctions Battle to Europe, Who Is More “Isolated”: Iran or US?

    As Trump Takes His Sanctions Battle to Europe, Who Is More “Isolated”: Iran or US?

BRUSSELS – The U.S. has made good on its threats to reimpose sanctions on Iran following Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the six-party nuclear deal. The new package of restrictions on the Iranian economy came despite widespread friction between Washington and its transatlantic allies who sought to do business with Iran. The sanctions were accompanied by…

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European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust With “America First” Policies Mount

    European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust With “America First” Policies Mount

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — While the White House’s frenzied anti-Iran campaign has entailed unprecedented attempts to twist the arms of the United States’ traditional European allies, the pressure may be backfiring – a reality made all the more clear by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s claims that Europe’s three major powers plan to continue trade ties…

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As Post-Colonial Migrants Cross the Mediterranean, Europe Says “Go Home” in Every Language

    As Post-Colonial Migrants Cross the Mediterranean, Europe Says “Go Home” in Every Language

MALTA — (Report) The standoff in June between Malta and Italy over the fate of over 600 migrants on board the Aquarius — a rescue boat operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) — made headline news for the wrong reasons. As both countries prioritized populist rhetoric, with Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Maltese Prime…

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Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy

    Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy

Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations’ economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday, reports the Thomson Reuters Foundation. An analysis of economic and migration data for the last three decades found asylum seekers added to gross domestic products and boosted net tax revenues by as much…

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The Far-Right Effort to Win Hearts and Minds Across the Atlantic

  The Far-Right Effort to Win Hearts and Minds Across the Atlantic

When Marine Le Pen took the reins of her father’s French far-right National Front party, she launched a well-crafted communication strategy to de-demonize the party’s image. She distanced herself from unsavory associations and condemned the party’s more overtly racist and anti-Semitic elements. She also co-opted some of the lexicon of the left to appeal to…

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Russian senator promises nuclear response to NATO expansion

In response to NATO’s efforts to enlist new member-countries, a member of the defense and security committee for Russia’s Upper

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Russian diplomat says West realizes futility of attempts to isolate Russia

  Russian diplomat says West realizes futility of attempts to isolate Russia

“The attempts to isolate Russia are actually futile while they take a lot of resources from the EU,” the diplomat

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Russian Defense Ministry: the West has not provided Russia with intelligence information on terrorists in Syria

  Russian Defense Ministry: the West has not provided Russia with intelligence information on terrorists in Syria

“Western countries have not provided Russia with intelligence data about the location of terrorists in Syria. However, they continue to criticize

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Lavrov to meet with Mogherini, Kerry and Wang Yi on 11 February

  Lavrov to meet with Mogherini, Kerry and Wang Yi on 11 February

The organizers are elaborating upcoming bilateral meetings in Munich at the moment, the official representative of Russian Foreign Ministry Maria

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Kremlin’s spokesman commented on Merkel’s allegations about victims of Russian Air Forces in Syria

  Kremlin’s spokesman commented on Merkel’s allegations about victims of Russian Air Forces in Syria

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov commented on the previous allegations of Angela Merkel about victims of Russian Air

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