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Netanyahu has snake-charmed Israel for a decade, but have voters had enough of ‘King Bibi’?

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If he wins Tuesday’s election, Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. But as his tricks have grown hoarier and his persona more outsize than Trump himself, he risks becoming a self-caricature. Final polls on Friday showed that his right-wing coalition was favored to reach the magic number of the 61 seats Read More

Orban to Juncker: Unveiling statue of Marx gives you no right to lecture others on xenophobia

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Viktor Orban has hit back at claims made by Jean-Claude Juncker that he is racist, quipping that the European Commission head’s appearance at a ceremony celebrating Karl Marx gave him no right to lecture others about xenophobia. The Hungarian prime minister was responding to comments made by Juncker to Italian television on Sunday over the Read More

The Fidesz party was NOT suspended, ‘we suspended ourselves’– Hungarian FM to RT

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Hungarian FM Peter Szijjarto says the European People’s Party (EPP) did not suspend Fidesz from the European Parliament. They’ve suspended themselves, rather, until experts decide if the populist party is a good fit for the bloc. In a conversation with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze, Szijjarto discussed this week’s bomb-shell revelation that the Hungarian party, headed by Read More

Orban’s party suspended from European parliament bloc over ongoing feud with Brussels

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Hungary’s ruling right-wing party Fidesz has been suspended from the center-right ‘European People’s Party’ bloc (EPP), as growing confrontation between Viktor Orban and EU leadership comes to a head in the European Parliament. After serious debate over Fidesz’ fate in the transnational EU bloc, the EPP has voted to suspend the party rather than kicking Read More

Land & sea sections of natural gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey connected

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The last joint connecting offshore and land sections of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline have been welded, Russian media reported, citing the project’s operator South Stream Transport B.V. The operator said on Tuesday that the event represents the completion of all works on the gas transmission system via the Black Sea. During the technical Read More

Israel’s right-wing justice minister samples ‘fascism’ perfume in bizarre campaign ad

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It’s an ad we’ve all seen a million times. A saucy seductress sprays herself gently with an overpriced perfume. Except now the femme fatale is Israel’s justice minister, and the perfume is called “fascism.” Is this real life? Accused by political opponents of embracing right-wing extremism, Ayelet Shaked was clearly going for satire when she Read More

European Parliament formally asks to freeze Turkey’s EU accession talks, sparking anger in Ankara

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The European Parliament has called on the EU to shut down Turkey membership talks, citing its crackdown on media and alleged human rights abuses. Ankara has slammed the vote as a “meaningless” show by the far-right. The European Parliament on Wednesday voted in a non-binding resolution to call on EU member states to bar Turkey Read More

Eurosceptic parties set to double seats in EU Parliament after May elections – poll

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Anti-establishment parties across the EU are expected to receive a surge in popularity at the ballot box, as a poll released Saturday indicates voters tired of the Brussels status quo could lead to a doubling in Eurosceptic MEPs. Conducted by the German newspaper Bild between late February and early March, the poll surveyed over 9,500 Read More

EU declares migrant crisis over, but what do Europeans think?

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The European Commission has declared that the crisis resulting from the massive influx of migrants is all but over, blaming continued concern about immigration on fake news. RT quizzed Europeans on how they view the claim. Frans Timmermans, the European Commission’s first vice-president announced that while “structural problems” still exist, “Europe is no longer experiencing Read More

Breakup of EU ‘can’t be ruled out’ if Brussels tries to enforce pro-immigration policies – Orban

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that a breakup of the European Union cannot be ruled out if one part of the bloc tries to impose pro-immigration policies on another. Quoted on the Hungarian government’s website, Orban said he could see a danger of fragmentation within the European Union. “If we are left alone Read More