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Iran To Name US Individuals Involved In “Helping And Founding” Terrorist Groups

Tyler Durden, Following the escalation on Friday morning, in which the US Treasury Department published a list of 13 Iranian individuals and 12 Iranian entities facing new restrictions following Iran’s recent ballistic missile test, Tehran promptly denounced the latest round of sanctions imposed by the US and said it would retaliate – something it has

Trump Warns France, French Socialist Threatens Trump

Daniel Greenfield,  Trump’s people were not very happy with the French “summit”. The media is already touting it as a warning or a message to Trump.  Last week senior advisers to President-elect Donald Trump reportedly told French government officials in a meeting at Trump Tower they “strenuously objected” to the Paris conference, scheduled just five

Putin dismisses U.S. hacking allegations as vote rhetoric

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed allegations on Sunday of Russian hacking attacks on the United States, calling them election campaign rhetoric by the White House. Putin said he hoped Moscow-Washington ties could improve after the U.S. elections. Russia does not seek confrontation with the United States (US) and is not trying to influence the upcoming

Russia says can protect its Syria assets if U.S. carpet bombs

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that Russia had the means to protect its assets in Syria if the United States decided to carpet bomb the Syrian government’s military air fields. Lavrov said he had heard that this was one option being advocated by some policy makers in Washington. “This is a very

Russia: We will respond to entry of U.S. naval vessel into Black Sea

The Russian Foreign ministry said Moscow would respond to a U.S. naval ship’s entry into the Black Sea with unspecified measures, saying it and other deployments were designed to ratchet up tensions ahead of a NATO summit, the RIA news agency reported. Russian state media reported that the USS Porter, a U.S. naval destroyer, entered

Hijacked Egyptair Passenger Plane is a Airbus 320, Has a Passenger Strapped with Explosives

An Egyptair domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and landed in Cyprus, Egyptian officials said. The pilot of the plane was threatened by a passenger strapped with explosives, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said. The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reported that 55 passengers were on board and a crew of seven. The hijacking

China Evacuating Citizens as Vietnam Deters Anti-China Protests

 China is sending five ships to Vietnam to evacuate its citizens as Vietnamese authorities thwarted anti-China protests after violent demonstrations resulted in two deaths and damage at factories. More than 3,000 Chinese nationals had been evacuated as of May 17, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday, citing the Foreign Ministry. More than 290 were

Russia Can’t Be Trusted Over Ukraine, NATO Chief Says

 NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said President Vladimir Putin’s assurances that Russia has no plans to intervene further in Ukraine can’t be believed, amid continued unrest in the run-up to the May 25 election. “After what we have seen in Ukraine, no one can trust the so-called guarantees given by Russia about sovereignty and

CIA, FBI and Now Academi Mercenaries on the Ground in Ukraine

 The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday 400 U.S. mercenaries are working with the junta government in Ukraine to suppress opposition to the coup in the eastern part of the country. The newspaper said the for-profit mercenaries are actively participating in the effort to eliminate anti-coup activists in Slavyansk and possibly other areas

North Korea issues its latest nuclear threat

 North Korea issued its latest nuclear threat on Saturday, two days after South Korea’s defense minister said Pyongyang was making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test. North Korea has “clarified its resolute stand that it would take countermeasures including nuclear test to protect the sovereignty and dignity of the” country, the North’s official

Ukraine Presses Assault on Rebels With Warning of ˜War’

 Violence escalated in Ukraine’s easternmost regions as the government pressed its offensive to dislodge rebels and an official characterized that part of the country as “essentially” at war, while the conflict spread to the south. International monitors who had been held by pro-Russian separatists were released yesterday, as Russia said it’s receiving mounting calls for

Ukraine Troops Move on Rebel Stronghold Defying Putin

 Ukraine sent armored vehicles and artillery to retake Slovyansk, a stronghold for pro-separatist forces, defying President Vladimir Putin’s demand to pull back troops with Russia’s army massed across the border. Interior Ministry forces were dispatched at 4:30 a.m. local time to displace the militants from seized buildings and free hostages, including eight international monitors, minister