Politics – Republican Evening

What happens in Ukraine? View from Europe

The leading European countries – Germany, France, Italy and Spain continue to support the Ukrainian government and president Peter Poroshenko by all means.  Generally this support is of the international political and financial nature.  The main international organizations such as Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Parliamentary

Gross misuse of dollar by US will lead to its weakness and switch to national currencies – Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that the role of the US dollar as a global reserve currency may be diminished as more countries switch to national currencies in trade. “Abuse, gross abuse of the role of the US dollar as a world reserve currency will cause its role

‘Ask your grandads’: Russian defense minister warns Germany against ‘strength & unity’ strategy

The Russian defense minister has reminded his German counterpart that approaching Moscow from a “position of unity and strength” is not the wisest idea, citing the bitter history of WWII that should’ve made Berlin more prudent. “We are open for dialogue. We are ready for a normal cooperation, but not

South Africa to change constitution to legalize taking away white farmers’ land

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving the way for land grabs without compensation. Ramaphosa, who vowed to return the lands owned by the white farmers since the 1600s to the

‘You are unbalanced & one-sided’: Hungary’s FM spars with BBC reporter in heated migration debate

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto hit back at a BBC reporter who suggested his government is xenophobic and authoritarian during an intense interview, in which the politician defended his country’s immigration record. As Hungary’s foreign affairs chief sat down for an interview with BBC Newsnight on Tuesday, the talk quickly

EU inaction over Mediterranean migrants is criminal

The extraordinary support we have received from European civil society since we were first refused a port of safety for the 630 people who were stranded on the Aquarius shows that citizens are wiser than their leaders (Report, 13 June). By showing their attachment to human life and dignity first,

Race to replace Rajoy as head of embattled Spanish conservatives

The race to lead Spain’s graft-tainted conservative Popular Party gathered pace Tuesday, as two women who were heavyweight ministers in Mariano Rajoy’s ousted government announced their candidacy. Former deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, 47, and ex-defence minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal, 52, both threw their hats into the ring

‘Can’t work with this woman’: Key ally Seehofer reportedly jabs Merkel over migration

On the back of the latest round of fighting over illegal immigration, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer of Bavaria’s CSU party reportedly castigated Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying he “can’t work with this woman anymore.” Horst Seehofer, a heavyweight of Bavarian and German politics, previously unveiled a new strategy called the ‘Migration

‘Imagine outcry if Israelis were held in open air prison like Gaza & 120 were shot dead’

The UN resolution condemning Israel shows overwhelming international recognition that what’s going on in Gaza is wrong and that there’s no future in continuing this oppression, investigative journalist Rick Sterling told . The UN has adopted a nonbinding resolution condemning Israel’s excessive use of force during clashes in Gaza which have left

‘May the strongest team win’: Putin meets Saudi crown prince ahead of World Cup opener

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman both wished success to the strongest team ahead of their nations meeting in the opening match of the World Cup in Moscow. The two met in the Kremlin on Thursday, along with Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak and his