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‘Enemies of freedom’? Germany launches anti-rightwing crusade amid Austrian govt crisis

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German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have rushed to take advantage of the government crisis in the neighboring Austria for their own political goals, uniting in a crusade against the right-wing populists. As Austria is reeling from a scandal involving Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, which put the Alpine nation on a brink of snap elections, Read More

Austrian VC caught discussing alleged shady deals, and pundits cry ‘Russia took over the country’

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Austria’s ruling coalition party is under fire after a leaked video showed the vice chancellor discussing alleged quid pro quo arrangements with a “Russian oligarch niece” … and some pundits quickly had their Russiagate meltdowns. The scandal rocked the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) on Friday after two German publications, Spiegel and Suddeutscher Zeitung, released Read More

Imperiled Dutch PM’s party: Vote us, or our Kremlin-loving rivals will give country to Putin

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When you get crushed at the ballot box and want to undercut the guys who beat you, the best strategy is to say they are in love with the Kremlin and want to sell the country to Putin, the ruling Dutch party apparently believes. People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), the party of Dutch Read More

Taiwan: Same-sex marriage legalised in first for Asian country

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Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. The landmark bill was passed by 66 votes to 27 following a heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled island. Thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside parliament in the capital Taipei. Ahead of the vote, president Tsai Ing-wen Read More

US tech industry regulations are ‘no longer subject to democratic checks & balances’ – Macron

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France’s President Emmanuel Macron has taken a jab at Washington by saying that its policies relating to the tech industry are at the hands of corporations. A quite surprising statement for one of America’s closest allies. The French leader said that US policies, in fact, fall short of being a paragon of democracy – at Read More

Washington orders suspension of all flights between US & Venezuela

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Washington has suspended all US-based cargo and passenger air services between the US and Venezuela, citing “safety and security” conditions in the Latin American country amid attempts to oust the government in Caracas. The move was announced by the US Department of Transportation on Wednesday. The decision was made with “the approval of the Secretary Read More

Year of selective blindness: Russian journalist still in Ukrainian jail under bogus treason charges

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Exactly a year ago the head of a Russian-Ukrainian news agency was snatched in Kiev and put in jail under a charge of high treason. Western champions of media rights have shown spectacular will to ignore the scandalous case. Being a journalist in a nation where the government can put you in jail for unfavorable Read More

Guaido’s ‘envoy’ set to meet Pentagon officials to plan ways of bringing ‘democracy’ to Venezuela

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A representative of the Venezuelan opposition leader in the US will meet members of the Southern Command next week to discuss strategy for regime change in the Latin American country, Juan Guaido has confirmed. “The meeting will be held on Monday,” Guaido said at a press conference on Tuesday. “I understand it will be at Read More

Lavrov & Pompeo agree to work on nukes control but clash on Venezuela, election interference

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concluded the Sochi talks by agreeing to cooperate on nuclear arms control. The two diplomats, however, could not reach agreement on Venezuela. After emerging from a sit-down in the Russian Black Sea resort on Tuesday, Pompeo and Lavrov both talked of their governments’ Read More

Transfer of Venezuelan embassy in US to ‘fake government’ would be an ‘act of war’ – Max Blumenthal

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The US risks setting the stage for war if peace activists are evicted from the Venezuelan embassy in Washington and representatives of US-backed Juan Guaido move in, investigative journalist Max Blumenthal told RT. “It could be considered an act of war for them to allow the parallel government, which is unrecognized, which controls Read More