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    • Pro independence trade union worker holds up ''esteleda'' or Catalan pro independence flags, in support of the Catalonia's secession referendum, and against to alleged brutality by police during a referendum on the region's secession from Spain that left hundreds of people injured, in Pamplona, northern Spain
      Last update: 12:53 GMT 21.06.2021
      12:53 GMT 21.06.2021

      Bellingcat Nailed in Russia Spoof

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      It was a typical media operation to smear Russia that was seeded by Bellingcat, the self-styled online “independent investigation” group that in reality is a front for Western intelligence agencies.

    • European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen take part in the EU-US summit with U.S. President Joe Biden, in Brussels, Belgium June 15, 2021.
      Last update: 13:29 GMT 16.06.2021
      13:29 GMT 16.06.2021

      US, EU Blind Leading Blind

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      US President Joe Biden prepared for his summit with Vladimir Putin by first meeting EU heads to sound out their views on how to engage the Russian leader.

    • FILE PHOTO: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Moscow March 10, 2011.
      Last update: 15:45 GMT 14.06.2021
      15:45 GMT 14.06.2021

      Biden vs. Vlad the Impaler

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      Both sides acknowledge that relations between the United States and Russia are at an abject low point. And both sides have said they want to make relations better. But who is actually making a positive effort to reduce tensions and give peace a chance?

    • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks past union flags as he arrives to attend a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on December 19, 2020.
      Last update: 13:48 GMT 10.06.2021
      13:48 GMT 10.06.2021

      Britain’s ‘Special’ Relationship

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      Britain’s much-vaunted special relationship with the United States got a clunking reality-check with the arrival of President Joe Biden for the G7 summit.

    • A picture taken on June 6, 2021 shows a EURO 2020 jersey of the Ukrainian national football team.
      Last update: 12:39 GMT 07.06.2021
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      Glory to Ukraine Zeros!

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      The clowns in the Western-backed Kiev regime excel at least at one thing. Political slapstick. Every time President Volodymyr Zelensky – a former TV comedian – and his regime make an announcement it’s like watching clowns slapping cream cakes into their own faces.

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      US Spying on EU Lackeys

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      Joe Biden’s attempts to rally the transatlantic alliance have just got a punch in the nose after media reports of American spying on European leaders.

    • A view shows a banner depicting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma, near a damaged building, ahead of the May 26 presidential election, in Homs, Syria May 23, 2021.
      Last update: 15:24 GMT 28.05.2021
      15:24 GMT 28.05.2021

      Syria’s Victory Stuns NATO Enemies

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      Syria’s presidential elections this week were a resounding success against a backdrop of 10 years of brutal, relentless war imposed on the Arab country by the United States and its NATO partners.

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      Last update: 14:29 GMT 25.05.2021
      14:29 GMT 25.05.2021

      Flying High for Foreign Powers?

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      The blogger Roman Protasevich snatched out of the air by Belarus authorities seems to have heavy-hitting Western friends. The US president and European leaders have condemned his arrest and are demanding his release.

    • FILE PHOTO: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Moscow March 10, 2011.
      Last update: 12:20 GMT 21.05.2021
      12:20 GMT 21.05.2021

      Nicer US Tone to Russia?

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      Russia is right to give a cautious welcome to the improved US attitude on display this week. But the watchword is "cautious" because there is a lot more that Washington needs to do in order to rebuild trust.

    • British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Daring sets sail on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, April 24, 2017
      Last update: 13:14 GMT 19.05.2021
      13:14 GMT 19.05.2021

      UK’s Warning Tickle to Russia

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      British media report this week that the Royal Navy has sent a “warship” to the Black Sea in support of Ukraine against alleged Russian aggression.

    • Smoke and flames rise from a tower building as it is destroyed by Israeli air strikes amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City May 12, 2021.
      Last update: 13:51 GMT 13.05.2021
      13:51 GMT 13.05.2021

      Russia’s Right Call for Mideast Talks

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      As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict erupts once again this week, Russia makes the right call for a broader framework of negotiations for efforts to find a lasting peace.

    • Russian servicemen from the Presidential Regiment preparing for the Victory Day Parade at the Red Square in Moscow. 24 June 2020.
      Last update: 13:43 GMT 08.05.2021
      13:43 GMT 08.05.2021

      Victory’s Test of Time

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      The Russian people have every right to proudly proclaim victory over Nazi Germany and fascism in Europe. Every year, celebrations of Victory Day remain as vibrant as ever. And for good reason.

    • Protesters demanding police reform walk past Mesa police officers blocking a street, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. The protest is a result of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25
      Last update: 04:43 GMT 08.05.2021
      04:43 GMT 08.05.2021

      Burning a Police Station Led to Justice

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      As people of good will celebrate or merely breathe a sigh of relief in response to the conviction of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the videotaped torture and murder of George Floyd, it is worth noting that this victory would never likely not have occurred had it not been for a spectacular act of property destruction.

    • FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure plan during an event to tout the plan at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 31, 2021.
      Last update: 14:02 GMT 30.04.2021
      14:02 GMT 30.04.2021

      Biden’s Left Feint

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      If you don’t dig deep Joe Biden appears to be governing as the most liberal president since LBJ. But conservatives needn’t worry. Biden is no progressive in centrist’s clothing.

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      Last update: 13:55 GMT 29.04.2021
      13:55 GMT 29.04.2021

      Post-COVID: Will Journalists Be Just As Carried Away By Geopolitics And Techno-Nationalism?

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      Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Techno-nationalism are the next big things for global leaders to fight over. But in a post-COVID era, journalists from all over the world face a new challenge of resisting pressures from their own government on these three subjects so they can continue to report as objectively as possible.

    • Demonstrators march during an anti-lockdown 'Unite for Freedom' protest, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, April 24, 2021
      Last update: 10:41 GMT 27.04.2021
      10:41 GMT 27.04.2021

      Hypocrisy and Hatred on Display as ‘Inside the Tenters’ Smear London Anti-Lockdown Marchers

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      There was a huge turnout for Saturday’s peaceful march against lockdowns and vaccine passports in London, with people from all walks of life attending, but media coverage was either non-existent, dismissive or hostile, proving it was clearly a protest the power elites disapproved of.

    • Russian and U.S. state flags fly near a factory in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia March 27, 2019
      Last update: 05:00 GMT 23.04.2021
      05:00 GMT 23.04.2021

      Unlearned History Lessons

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      “Avoiding a clash with great powers does not indicate cowardice, but wisdom, because sacrificing oneself is never an advantage anywhere”. Preface to "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu by N. Konrad

    • A person receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., April 6, 2021
      Last update: 13:29 GMT 22.04.2021
      13:29 GMT 22.04.2021

      West’s Cold War Prolongs Pandemic

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      US President Joe Biden this week hailed his target of administering 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine within 100 days of taking office. But Biden’s apparent success in rolling out vaccination may only offer his nation short-lived protection from the coronavirus.

    • In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Taliban negotiator Abbas Stanikzai, center front, and his delegation attend the opening session of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, in Doha, Qatar. Afghanistan’s Taliban on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, welcomed a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he promised to have the last of the U.S.'s troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas. If that withdrawal happens, it would be months ahead of schedule and the tweet made no reference to a Taliban promise to fight terrorist groups — a previous pre-requisite for an American withdrawal.
      Last update: 12:04 GMT 22.04.2021
      12:04 GMT 22.04.2021

      Afghanistan Under the Taliban: It Won't Be Like Last Time

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      We’ve been in Afghanistan 20 years, Joe Biden’s generals told him. All we need is a little more time. The president overruled them, ordering a complete withdrawal of American troops by September 11th.

    • Britain's Royal Navy warship HMS Westminster sits docked in Gibraltar, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013
      Last update: 14:05 GMT 20.04.2021
      14:05 GMT 20.04.2021

      Brits Push Russia War

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      The United States backed off sending two warships to the Black Sea last week after Russia warned of a naval showdown. Days later, however, Britain is reportedly stepping in with plans to send warships.

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