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    Orwell At UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy As A Country That Supports US Policy
    Sep30

    Orwell At UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy As A Country That Supports US Policy

    By Michael Hudson In his Orwellian September 28, 2015 speech to the United Nations, President Obama said that if democracy had existed in Syria, there never would have been a revolt against Assad. By that, he meant ISIL. Where there is democracy, he said, there is no violence or revolution. This was his threat to promote revolution, coups and...

    Russian Parliament Authorizes Military to Carry out Air Strikes in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian Parliament Authorizes Military to Carry out Air Strikes in Syria

    Russia’s Syria build-up is Moscow’s first military engagement in a distant theater of war since the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in 1979 . . MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been granted permission from the upper house of Russia’s parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria following a request from the...

    Russian lawmakers give green signal to Vladimir Putin’s decision to use troops in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian lawmakers give green signal to Vladimir Putin’s decision to use troops in Syria

    Russian lawmakers voted unanimously on Wednesday to let President Vladimir Putin send Russian troops to Syria. The Kremlin sought to play down the decision, saying it will only use its air force there, not ground troops. Putin has to request parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the constitution. The last time...

    Ukraine, rebels give initial backing to small arms withdrawal
    Sep30

    Ukraine, rebels give initial backing to small arms withdrawal

    Kiev said on Wednesday (Sep 30) it had struck an initial agreement with pro-Russian insurgents to withdraw smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel lands from the rest of Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin wins parliament approval for Syria air strikes
    Sep30

    Putin wins parliament approval for Syria air strikes

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday won permission from parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria, in what would be Moscows first engagement in a distant theatre of war since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.The announcement comes as Putin and US President Barack Obama are pushing rival plans on ways to...

    Old foes Mourinho, Wenger both forced to defend selection
    Sep30

    Old foes Mourinho, Wenger both forced to defend selection

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shake hands before the match. Reuters Archrivals Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger found themselves in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons after another miserable night for English clubs in the Champions League. Chelsea and Arsenal lost on Tuesday night to Porto and Olympiakos...

    Putin wins parliamentary backing for air strikes in Syria
    Sep30

    Putin wins parliamentary backing for air strikes in Syria

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday secured parliament’s unanimous backing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, paving the way for imminent Russian military intervention in its closest Middle East ally. Russia has already sent military experts to a recently established centre in Baghdad that is...

    Russian lawmakers give Putin OK to use troops in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian lawmakers give Putin OK to use troops in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (second left) flanked by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (left) and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, watches military exercises at Donguz range in Orenburg region, Russia on Sept. 19, 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)Russian lawmakers voted...

    BRICS nations call for concerted efforts to combat terrorism
    Sep30

    BRICS nations call for concerted efforts to combat terrorism

    India and other BRICS nations have called for concerted efforts to combat terrorism on a “firm international legal basis” as they underscored that terrorist activities of extremist organisations like ISIS pose a direct threat to the whole international community. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj chaired a meeting of the BRICS...

    Russian parliament grants Putin right to use military force in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian parliament grants Putin right to use military force in Syria

    The Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously granted President Vladimir Putin the right to deploy the country’s military in Syria, a move a top Kremlin aide said related only to the air force. Russia has been building up its military presence in Syria, where it supports the government forces of President Bashar al-Assad in a conflict...

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