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Brussels attack: Who will expose West’s role?

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A Brussels victim being helped: Pic courtesy New Statesman

The Brussels attack, horrific that it is, still sweeps under the carpet the role West has played in bringing terror on its door. Media, as ever, would like to keep the people dumb. 

Sharapova ban most foul

Sponsors have left in double quick time

Sponsors have left in double quick time

One of the world's best female tennis players, Maria Sharapova, has been suspended, because a medicine she has been taking legally under a doctor's prescript

Russia’s withdrawal is just a time-out

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Russia’s pull-out was always on cards

American presstitutes, such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, expressed surprise at Russia's support for the Syrian ceasefire, which Russia

Another nail in Dollar’s coffin: It’s India this time!

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India has begun to move away from dollar

India and Russia are developing a road map for mutual settlements in national currencies which could open prospects for both countries, India’s Ambassador to

How can US abandon Kurds to Turkey?

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Women soldiers are essential to Kurds offensive who are gaining ground at Turkey’s expense in Syria

This is second and final part of our series on Syrian War, rapidly drawing to a climax. If Turkey commits boots to the ground, Iran and Russia would surely do likewise and apocalypse would be upon us.

Syrian War: None of us are safe now

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Syrian War: The end of the world is nigh near as US-Russia stare each other down

In a two-part series from two different distinguished voices, we bring you Syrian War rushing towards a climax which could be World War III or humanity going up in smoke. We scarily await our fate.

Russia would bleed dry with sell-offs

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Looming fear of assets' sell-off in Russia

There is no need for Russia to accept this pro-rentier economic philosophy that bleeds a country of public revenues. Neo-liberals are promoting it not to help Russia but to bring Russia to its knees.

America’s New Vietnam

It was half a century ago, but I still remember it vividly. “We have to help South Vietnam,” I explained.

Reuters and other lies on South China Sea

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(from left to right): Marine Traffic map and the Lombok Strait

Once you have read this piece by Peter Lee, an American, on South China Sea you would start hating your newspapers for the lies they serve up. Ignore it and remain a sucker all your life.

Rumble in the Ruble; but not in Yuan

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Low interest credit is way out for Ruble

A case can be made that for Moscow it would be a tremendous waste of hard-earned foreign exchange – to try to counter a rig against their currency they simpl