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Obama says U.S. underestimates rise of Islamic State. (Also blamed the civil war in Syria for giving rise to the group)

Σεπτεμβρίου 29, 2014 Σχολιάστε

obama golfingThe United States underestimated the rise of the Islamic State now running amok in Iraq and Syria while overrating the Iraqi military’s ability to fight the extremist group, President Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview to be aired on Sunday night.

«That’s true, that’s absolutely true,» the president told the CBS News «60 Minutes» program, echoing an assessment made by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper a couple of days ago….………EL Ethnos…..……… EL AN

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Lavrov: Western bloc headed by Washington rejects UN principle that all states are equal (2 video En, Ru)

Σεπτεμβρίου 27, 2014 Σχολιάστε

sergei lavrov mid ru  official fotoThe US-led Western block rejects the principle of the equality of sovereign states secured by the UN Charter while advocating democracy in the international arena, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressing the UNGA.
«The US-led Western alliance, while acting as an advocate of democracy, rule of law and human rights in individual countries, is acting in the international arena from the opposite position, rejecting the democratic principle of the sovereign right of states enshrined in the UN Charter and trying to decide for others what is good and what is bad,» Lavrov said at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Saturday……………………… EL AN………………………EL Ethnos

EU, World Bank Could Act as Guarantors for Ukraine Gas Debt Payments (Alexander Novak, Russian EM)

Σεπτεμβρίου 26, 2014 Σχολιάστε

gazprom naftogazThe European Union and the World Bank could act as guarantors for the debt payments that Ukraine would be submitting to Russia under the plan proposed at the trilateral gas talks in Berlin Friday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.

«The funds that Ukraine received today from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which amount to $3.1 billion, could be used as a source of paying off the debt on the [Russian] gas deliveries, and the World Bank and the European Union can act as guarantors for the repayment of this debt,» Novak told journalists after the talks……… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

EU energy commissioner fearing Russia may use natural gas as weapon

Σεπτεμβρίου 25, 2014 Σχολιάστε

a158a-0agogosaeriokyprosisrahlelladaEU’s outgoing energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in a speech at a meeting of the EU energy committee on Thursday he felt Russia might stop deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine.

A report placed on the EU’s official website said Oettinger said in his opening speech that many people were thinking relations with Russia were more important in the field of energy than relations with Ukraine but “we have to overcome this.”

“Gas can be used as a weapon and no longer be delivered,” Oettinger said. ……. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Corruption Probe Into Former French President Sarkozy Suspended

Σεπτεμβρίου 24, 2014 Σχολιάστε

sarkozy questioningAn investigation of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for alleged corruption and influence-peddling has been suspended, AFP reported on Wednesday.
The investigation was dropped just days after Sarkozy announced that he was returning to politics.
“The Paris appeals court decided Tuesday to drop the probe and does not have to give a reason,” the news agency quotes a source close to the inquiry as saying.
On Friday, September 19 Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he plans to run for the country’s top position again………….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

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US gave Syria no advance warning of air strikes. «Secretary Kerry did not send a letter to the Syrian regime»(Jen Psaki)

Σεπτεμβρίου 23, 2014 Σχολιάστε

psaki state departmentThe United States did not give the Syrian regime any advance warning of the air strikes launched against Islamic militants (ISIS/ISIL) early Tuesday, a senior US official said.

«We did not request the regime’s permission. We did not coordinate our actions with the Syrian government,» State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement……. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Απάντηση Εκπροσώπου ΥΠΕΞ σε ερωτήσεις δημοσιογράφων σχετικά με τη φωτογράφηση του Αντιπροέδρου της Βουλής της πΓΔΜ στην κορυφή του Ολύμπου, με τον Ήλιο της Βεργίνας…

Σεπτεμβρίου 22, 2014 Σχολιάστε

ypex el Ο Εκπρόσωπος του Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών, Κωνσταντίνος Κούτρας, απαντώντας σε ερωτήσεις δημοσιογράφων σχετικά με τη φωτογράφηση του Αντιπροέδρου της Βουλής της πΓΔΜ, κ. Αντόνιο Μιλόσοσκι, στην κορυφή του Ολύμπου, με τον Ήλιο της Βεργίνας, δήλωσε τα εξής:

«Ευχαριστούμε τον κ. Μιλόσοσκι που επισκέφθηκε τη χώρα μας, προκειμένου να φωτογραφηθεί, εντός της Ελλάδας, με τον Ήλιο της Βεργίνας, ένα ελληνικό εθνικό σύμβολο……… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

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