“Putin…has already gotten a full return”: Buzzenberg’s Russophobia

On July 12, the month after the Singapore summit, Bill Buzzenberg, formerly in public radio management and head of the Center for Public Integrity, a group funded by the varied individuals and foundations like the CIA-linked Ford Foundation, wrote a…

Trump and Putin set to test rapport, talk Syria in first summit

HELSINKI, Finland — After months of anticipation, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet Monday to put to the test the US president’s ambition to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief and find common ground on an array of…

Top Trump aide says US to stay in Syria as long as Iran ‘menacing’ region

US President Donald Trump’s top security adviser said Sunday that US troops would remain in Syria as long as Iran continues to “menace” the region, seemingly reversing a promise by the White House to pull out sooner. Trump said in…

More Mumbo Jumbo On Russia

The modern political lexicon includes a host of terms that are ironically applied, given how they can be applied to those who use them against others. For numerous reasons, Michael McFaul’s continued standing as a leading Kremlinologist, highlights the ongoing…

Russia Can Mediate A Grand Bargain On Syria

The prevailing impression is that Russia plays a hugely influential role in the Syrian conflict. But it is equally the case that there are serious limits to what Russia can do and/or is willing to do to influence the future…

Netanyahu came to Moscow on ‘private visit’ to watch soccer, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to contradict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday when he welcomed the latter to Moscow on what he called a “private visit” by the Israeli premier to watch a soccer match — a trip repeatedly billed…

‘Pay Up You NATO Deadbeats Or Else!’

`We are the schmucks’ thundered President Donald Trump.  The object of Trump’s wrath at his ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Great Falls, Montana was the craven, stingy European members of NATO, only 16 of 22 members are on budget…

Netanyahu departs for ‘very important’ meeting with Putin in Moscow

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed Israel on Wednesday on his way to Moscow, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the latest in a series of frequent summits between the two amid persistent tensions over the presence…

Iran’s Reaction To The OPEC+ Output Deal Reeks Of Desperation

Iran had a fiery reaction to the OPEC+ output agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The country’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri ominously warned that “Anyone trying to take away Iran’s oil market (share) would be committing great treachery against Iran…

Netanyahu slated to meet Putin amid friction over Iranian foothold in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin Wednesday, the latest in a series of frequent summits between the two amid persistent tensions over the presence of Iran-backed fighters in Syria. The meeting between the…

Trump’s Global Political And Trade Gaffes

Trump’s gaffes are piling up, all within 18 months of his presidency. The tweets are coming at breakneck speeds causing mass confusion. Trump scrapped the Paris climate accord, then pulled out of TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) trade agreement, tore JCPOA…

Of caves and caving: 6 things to know for July 8

1. As the operation to rescue the 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in northern Thailand begins, all eyes in Israel and around the world are turned to the operation, expected to take several days. (As of this…

Anti-Assad Syrians celebrate regime ally Russia’s World Cup exit

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrians opposed to the Moscow-backed regime of President Bashar Assad have taken to social media to celebrate Russia’s exit from the soccer World Cup. Croatia defeated the hosts in a tense quarterfinal penalty shootout on Saturday night…

Croatia ends Russia’s run, advances to World Cup semifinals

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this year’s World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw. The…

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal, monitor says

Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said. Under the agreement announced Friday after talks between rebels…

Nicaragua’s 10-Military Training Deal Is Really A Pro-US Sell-Out

Nicaragua passing a law that allows 10 different armed forces to train on its territory. President Ortega’s decree grants “servicemen, aircraft, and vessels from Russia, the United States, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Taiwan the…

Syria government, rebels reach deal on south

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian regime on Friday reached a ceasefire deal with rebels in the country’s south, the official SANA news agency said. “An agreement has been reached between the Syrian government and the terrorist groups” that includes “the…

Cracks form in bid to save nuke deal as Iran spurns European economic package

VIENNA, Austria — Three European nations along with Russia and China met with Iran Friday to offer it economic benefits that would lessen the blow of sweeping US sanctions, but the meeting was quickly overshadowed by Iran expressing disappointment and…

Shanghai Spirit Gets Indian Flavor At Qingdao Summit

After boarding Air Force One heading for Singapore, US President Donald Trump launched a Twitter broadside to rudely reject the text of the G7 communique, which he just attended, and pile insults on his Canadian host, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.…

Moldova’s “Deep State” Is Exploiting The UN To Undermine Peace In Transnistria

The UN General Assembly recently demanded the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria. The non-legally binding decree was passed with a simple majority and intended to send a political message to both Russia and Moldovan President Dodon. The first-mentioned has…

What Donald Trump Is Preparing?

After having observed Donald Trump’s historical references (the constitutional compromise of 1789, the examples of Andrew Jackson and Richard Nixon) and the way in which his partisans perceive his politics, Thierry Meyssan here analyses his anti-imperialist actions. The US President…

Russian Scientists Develop Microcapsules Able to Diagnose Cancer

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In collaboration with researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine (Germany) and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France), scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI’s Institute of Engineering Physics for Biomedicine have recently developed polyelectrolyte microcapsules…