The Points Guy
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MintPress News
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It’s been one disaster after another, and Putin has been very correct in really castigating the United States and saying, during his U.N. speech , “Do you realize what you’ve done?” That’s a profound statement, in telling the world this cannot continue, this regime change policy, this constant war-like attitude toward the Middle East has to stop, otherwise we’re going to turn a cold war and various proxy wars into hot war. The mainstream media is not helping, that’s for sure. MPN: Recently, NATO forces have been mobilized in Germany and in Eastern Europe, the Russian ambassador to Turkey was murdered and the Russian ambassador to Greece lost his life under unclear circumstances. We had the Russian diplomats that were expelled from Washington in the final days of the Obama administration, and of course the accusations of Russian hacking and meddling in the U.
Mondoweiss
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Herzlian philosophy was that Jews—in the main Jews of Eastern Europe—would become a “normalpeople by doing all the functions that a people do, such as tilling the soil, in a Jewish land. Jewish agriculture is the base for the reconstruction of Palestine, and a Jewish peasantry the foundation of a new Jewish Commonwealth,” said D. Arthur Ruppin, a Zionist presence in Palestine since the First Aliyah. To the Zionist pioneers, this meant minimizing interdependence with non-Jewish Palestinians. There was an unavoidable European sense of superiority. In a February 1918 American Jewish Committee board meeting, AJC board member Cyrus Adler illustrated the all-too-frequent contempt for Arabs that poisoned foreign plans for Palestine, when he observed that, to him, “ It is difficult to imagine how Jews, who have lived in the great world, in the great modern cities of Europe and America, and who should go back to Palestine, could take a place side by side with the Arabs who are 2,000 or 3,000 years behind the Jews in civilization.
Sputnik International
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A record number of European Union nationals migrated to Britain in 2016, with more migrants flowing from the EU than all other countries combined for the first time ever - although the rush obscures an overall net drop in migration, driven by immigrants fleeing the UK in the wake of Brexit.
BBC Two England
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Overall it is even Stevens. Absolutely. But overall it is going up from Eastern Europe anywhere, 20,000 from the eight, those who joined in 2004 and significantly higher from the Romanian and Bulgarian members who joined later. So there is a lot still coming in.
BBC Two England
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It's quite a complicated picture because the net migration figure from the EU eight has come down, the eight who joined from Eastern Europe over a decade ago, but has gone up from among Bulgarians and Romanians. So overall there are now more EU people coming here on the net figures band non-EU people, was that what was meant to happen? Only 100,000.
euronews
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Sputnik International
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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi stated that it is important to convey the message to those in control of Eastern Ukraine, of Donbass region, who we call the de-facto authorities there, to allow humanitarian agencies space to do their work.
euronews
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Antiwar.com News
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A new NBC News/Surveymonkey survey ( PDF ) was released today revealing that two-thirds of Americans are worried about the possibility that the United States will become engaged in a major war in the next four years. 36% were very worried with another 30% somewhat worried. Only 8% of Americans polled were not worried. The polls showed Americans relatively divided on the question of enemies, split roughly down the middle on whether Russia is friendly or unfriendly, and with a slight majority seeing China as friendly. 80% of those polled saw US membership in NATO as a good thing. Interestingly, the split on Russia broke along somewhat political lines, with Republicans leaning 50-49 toward being friendly toward Russia, and 75% of Democrats believing that Russia is either unfriendly or the enemy outright. A lot of the concern about major US wars would doubtless hinge on Russia or China, with the US among NATO nations deploying large amounts of troops along the Russian border in Eastern Europe, and Pentagon officials constantly hyping up tensions with China over maritime claims in the South China Sea The poll also showed that while Americans are pretty divided on the question, 41% believe the United States should be less active in world affairs, with only 25% believing the US should be more active, and 32% saying the current level is fine.
Voice Of America
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Some economists say Trump’s protectionist, anti-trade positions pose another risk to the larger global economy. Trump has turned his back on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, and he wants to renegotiate the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. Critics of NAFTA say the North American trade deal destroyed millions of high-paying manufacturing jobs in the United States. But Zandi of Moody’s says, “The United States is at the center of the global economy. It’s taken hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and brought them into the middle class. Think about Brazil, think about Eastern Europe, think about China and Asia. Consumers have also benefited enormously from cheaper goods. If we pull back on globalization, the world suffers and we will also suffer.” Congress likely to back policies Despite reports of disarray in the early days of the Trump administration, Zandi believes a Republican majority in both houses of Congress is likely to approve most of Trump’s policy proposals.
Proactive Investors USA
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The Huffington Post
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Or Spain a Christian state. So what do we make of a state that is dedicated solely to Jews and Judaism? Such concepts are remnants of 19th century movements that promoted the creation of ethnically and/or religiously pure states. Modern states no longer define themselves on either an ethnic or religious basis. Indeed it was precisely that kind of ugly religious and ethnic nationalism that caused Jews to flee from Eastern Europe in the first place to find their own homeland. The true historical task of Israel, with the support of the world, is now to begin the challenging work of introducing the range of major reforms that will transform Israel into just such a multi-ethnic and bilingual state of equal citizens enjoying equal rights under secular law. It is not a question of allowing Palestinians into Israel, they are already there and have been for millennia, initially in far greater numbers than Jews.
Voice Of America
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The army still has no resources, just like before. People have become three times poorer and the authorities are not doing anything," he said. None of the three groups behind the rally — the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party, the far-right Right Sector and the newly formed National Corps party founded by members of the Azov battalion — are currently represented in parliament. Yanukovych has lived in exile in Russia since fleeing Ukraine on Feb. 22, 2014. His successor, Petro Poroshenko, has tried to move Ukraine toward the European Union but the country is still dogged by poverty and corruption, and the conflict in eastern Ukraine remains unresolved. Ukrainians are also now concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump may roll back sanctions imposed on Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
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Mirrorspectrum
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Dangerous radioactive chemicals were discovered in Europe. A spike in the levels of dangerous radioactive chemicals has been recorded across Europe. Air quality stations across the continent detected traces of radioactive Iodine-131 in January but scientists are yet to work out where the particles came from. Traces of Iodine-131 were first recorded in Norway and have now been found in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain. The isotope has a half-life of only eight days, which suggests the particles must have entered the atmosphere after a recent event. The pattern of movement of the particles suggests they may have originated in Eastern Europe, according to the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA).
Sputnik International
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Daily Express
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RUSSIA will make British troops, who are arriving in Eastern Europe to support Nato, “look like thugs” in a bid to support their false claims of western aggression, Estonia’s spy chief has warned.
Beijing Bulletin
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TIME - Top Stories
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Daily Mail - India
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21stCenturyWire
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Washingtons Blog
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