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US selling hundreds of fighters to Middle East

Published: January 19, 2017, 3:27 pm

MIDDLE EASTOutgoing President Barack Obama has decided to supply Saudi Arabia with a modernized version of the F-15 fighter plane, which has long been the backbone of US attack capability. At the same time, Israel will receive the super-modern F-35, and unlike the Saudi Arabia deal, this delivery is free of charge. Israel will receive 50 aircraft, while Saudi Arabia ordered no less than 152 new and modernized planes.

Matteo Salvini: ‘We have had enough of a Europe ruled by the banks!’

Published: January 19, 2017, 3:24 pm

COMMENTOn January 21, Frauke Petry, chairwoman of the German AfD party, plans a public meeting with French Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini from the Italian Lega Nord (LN) in the German city of Koblenz. The Lega Nord-leader says it is about time Europe starts working for its own sovereignty. Here is his comment about the meeting.

Trump: ‘I need Twitter because of dishonest media’

Published: January 19, 2017, 10:43 am

In an interview with Fox News last night, Trump lambasted the media for their 'dishonesty'.

Busted! Paid agitators for US presidential inauguration

Published: January 19, 2017, 9:51 am

San FranciscoPresident-elect Donald Trump may have a point about public violence being orchestrated.

Crimea extends invitation to Le Pen

Published: January 19, 2017, 9:37 am

Sergei Aksyonov, the head of Crimea, has invited Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front

Syria: ISIS converging on Deir Ezzor

Published: January 18, 2017, 1:29 pm

Deir EzzorThe Islamic State, a creation of the Obama adminstration, have advanced in Deir Ezzor province of Syria, cutting off a key air base supplying both anti-jihadist fighters and civilians in the region, RT reported.

Will Tajani follow in the footsteps of big spender Martin Schulz?

Published: January 18, 2017, 10:36 am

StrasbourgMartin Schulz was either a Bollinger Bolshevik or a Foie Gras Federalist. What will Antonia Tajani be?

Antonia Tajani elected as new president of EP

Published: January 18, 2017, 9:59 am

StrasbourgItalian politician Antonio Tajani has been elected as the new president of the European Parliament

EU closes ranks on Iran

Published: January 18, 2017, 8:33 am

After Trump's dismissive remarks on the European Union and NATO, the EU rallied to provide a unified response at least on Iran

Aid agencies smuggling migrants to Europe

Published: January 17, 2017, 10:04 pm

IMMIGRATIONAccording to think tank Gefira, for two months a number of aid agencies have smuggled nearly 40 000 migrants to Europe. Officially, they devote themselves to rescue migrants in distress at sea. But by tracking the movements of the aid agencies’ ships, Gefira has concluded that they actually meet up with the smuggling ships just off the Libyan coast, there to take on board the migrants.