Saudi Arabia promised to cut oil production if the Kremlin agreed not to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Saudi and Russian officials were conducting negotiations on the subject, although no result had been achieved yet. If oil can be used to establish peace in Syria, Saudi Arabia may well try to make a deal about it
It happens to have to write words like these. We would never do it but sometimes life compels. A few days ago the University of Padova found itself poorer because it lacks one of its landmarks. On 27 January of this New Year 2015 left us Cesare Voci, Professor Emeritus of Physics, gentleman, teacher, friend.
The economy is sick. It has grown at an anemic pace of only 2% per year for six years. This is the worst performance of any recovery in American history. For the first time ever in this country more businesses are closing their doors than being created. The majority of American's believe we are on the wrong track
It is generally believed that mankind of the XXI century is much more progressive than our predecessors, who lived hundreds and thousands of years ago. However, in ancient times, there were technologies that could come in handy in our days. However, the secret of those technologies has been irretrievably lost
Not that long ago, Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs Grzegorz Schetyna said that it was Ukrainian soldiers, who liberated Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. After such statements that distort the results of World War II, one may ask questions to the quality of education at Wroclaw University, where the Polish politician studied
A recent poll conducted by Levada Center showed that 69 percent of Russian citizens believe that Russia should continue its decisive policy in response to Western sanctions. Respondents were asked how, in their opinion, Russia should act in response to Western sanctions. The most popular answer was: Russia should continue its policy
On 10 January the Brussels Tribunal circulated, internationally, an urgent Appeal (1) for the release of the prominent Iraqi journalist and human rights campaigner Mr Uday Al-Zaidy who had been disappeared by Iraqi militia the previous evening.
Western civilization is based upon hollow, meaningless words such as freedom and democracy when in fact, neither exist. Neither is there true freedom of expression, nor is there true democracy. In fact the entire western civilization story is an urban myth, a sham and a barefaced, blatant tissue of lies and hypocrisy from beginning to end.
ISIS' move to provoke Japan doesn't seem very clever since Tokyo's government hasn't taken any active role in the offensive against the Islamic State and has only contributed with humanitarian aid for refugees in Northern Iraq. Russia is an interesting case when dealing with ISIS and other jihadist organizations
US President Obama has decided to show his teeth. However, the US president is doing it under the pressure from Republicans. Barack Obama has worked hard to earn the reputation of a lame duck. Obama's main initiative - the immigration reform - has failed. He wants to create an image of a strong president, so he takes a strong stance against Russia
There are 2 major points: 1) Obama admits in a video that US started the coup in Kiev. 2) Kiev General admits no Russian troops in Ukraine. The reason for sanctions against Russia is because they claim Putin invaded Ukraine with Russian troops. US mainstream media kept saying for a year now that evil Russia invaded poor little defenseless Ukraine
I tried to put aside journalistic aspirations and get back to my book I've been penning. However, my sense of ethics and morals urged me back to journalism, so I am picking up where I left off - to stand firmly with Russia and the self-defense warriors of Novorossiy.
There is hope on the horizon for the Libyan town of Tawergha that has been totally ethnically cleansed by the pro-NATO forces and NATO itself during the 2011 aggression - at least if we believe the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Calling it a breakthrough reached at the Geneva dialogue talks earlier this week, the UNSMIL stated: