Tens of thousands of people are taking part in anti-austerity demonstrations in UK cities. The biggest march is in London, where thousands of people attended a rally outside the Bank of England before marching to the Houses of Parliament....
Coming in response to the EU’s extension of sanctions over what Brussels called “the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol,” the Russian statement said “it was time” to accept that those territories are an “integral part of the Russian Federation” and that the situation “can’t be changed by methods of economic and political blackmail.”
Russian president Vladimir Putin reaffirms support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, warns for another ‘regime change’ as in Libya and Iraq
Russian president Vladimir Putin has reaffirmed his country’s support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and says he opposes any use of external force to try to end the Syrian civil war.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said after Friday’s talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that a prospective Russian natural gas pipeline should help Greece service its debt, but the Kremlin said the question of direct Russian financial aid to Greece was not discussed.
The European Central Bank, the EMU bail-out fund, and the International Monetary Fund, among others, are lashing out in fury against an elected government that refuses to do what it is told. They entirely duck their own responsibility for five years of policy blunders that have led to this impasse.
Tsipras calls creditors’ proposals unacceptable, denouncing the ‘criminal responsibility’ of international creditors
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras showed no sign Tuesday of capitulating to Greece’s international creditors, denouncing the “criminal responsibility” of countries demanding spending cuts and accusing them of “strangling” his country.
Just days after attending the G7 summit, which highlighted the possibility of stepping up sanctions against Russia should it not meet the commitments it made in the Minsk agreements, Renzi hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Milan, where he spoke of the “traditional Italian-Russian friendship.”
Property billionaire Donald Trump has announced he will run for the White House in the 2016 election. Mr Trump, a Republican, has never formally run for president before, but has often talked about it.
Filipino Muslim Rebels Hand Over Some Arms Under Pressure from Aquino III Who Still Hopes to Save Peace Deal
The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines handed over a few assault weapons Tuesday in a symbolic gesture to reinforce a peace pact stalled by a public outcry over the killings earlier this year of dozens of police commandos in a fierce battle with insurgents.
Two hundred years ago this month, at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte’s defeat at the hands of an allied army, led by the Duke of Wellington, reshaped Europe’s future. Britain may now be poised to do so once again.