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‘French first’: ‘President Marine Le Pen’ has in mind for France

France’s right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen has revealed her presidential promises, all 144 of them. Here’s a look at some of her more controversial plans if she is elected president next May.       Via: thelocal.fr  Le Pen’s promises set out what policies she would enact (or at least try to) if elected as president in May, (which, ...

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Russian Baltic Fleet Carries Out Air Defense Drills Using S-400 Systems

The Russian Baltic Fleet has carried out air defense drills in the Kaliningrad region using the latest S-400 missile systems, Baltic Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov said Tuesday. Via: sputniknews.com  “The air defense units of the Baltic Fleet have conducted drills in the Kaliningrad region, in which the crews of S-400 Triumf air defense systems have countered a massive attack of the simulated enemy,” Martov told reporters. ...

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French presidential election Key Players

France elects a new president in a two-round contest that takes place on April 23 and May 7. Here are the main competitors and their programmes:     Jean-Luc Melenchon 65 LEFT PARTY Total overhaul of political system, high tax, big spending on environmental transition, EU-hostile ECONOMY Cut pension age to 60 from circa 62/63 currently, keep work week at ...

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Sweden to consider military partnership with UK

The Swedish Armed Forces is looking into the possibility of joining a military partnership led by the United Kingdom. Via: thelocal.se  As well as the UK, six other Nato countries – Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Netherlands – are Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) members. “We have also held discussions with Finland and will undertake a joint analysis of potential ...

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High Tension In Eastern Ukraine As Kremlin, Kyiv Trade Blame

Tension is high in eastern Ukraine, where fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists has flared over the past three days. Via: rferl.org The sides traded blame on January 31 for a surge in hostilities around the government-controlled town of Avdiyivka that has led to the highest casualty toll since mid-December. The European Union called for “the fighting to stop immediately,” ...

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Germany sends tanks to Lithuania for NATO mission

Germany began sending tanks and other equipment to Lithuania on Tuesday as part of a NATO mission to beef up the defense of eastern Europe and send a signal of resolve to Russia, which has denounced the build-up as an act of aggression. Via: reuters.com The German army command said it was sending about 200 vehicles, including 30 tanks, by train ...

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The Eight Great Powers of 2017

In 2016, Russia surpassed Germany, and Israel joined the list for the first time.  Via: american-interest.com 1. The United States of America No surprise here: as it has for the last century, the United States remains the most powerful country on earth. America’s dynamic economy, its constitutional stability (even as we watch the Age of Trump unfold), its deep bench of strong ...

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Denmark deploying special forces to Syria against Islamic State

Denmark will deploy up to 60 special forces to fight Islamic State in Syria, the Danish government said on Friday.  Via: reuters.com NATO member Denmark is part of the U.S.-led operation “Inherent Resolve” against Islamic State and already has ground troops operating in Iraq. “Based on a concrete approach from the coalition, the government has decided to expand the tasks of ...

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Polish PM Beata Szydlo welcomed US troops to her country

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo welcomed US troops to her country at a formal ceremony Saturday, saying it was a “great day” that would help ensure Poland’s security.    Via : cnn.com Some 4,000 US soldiers have been deployed as part of troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon has said are intended to bolster ties with NATO allies and send ...

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14 US Coalition Military Officers Captured by Syrian in East Aleppo Bunker

According to two reports coming out of Aleppo today, at least 14 US Coalition military officers were captured this morning in an East Aleppo bunker by Syrian Special Forces. This story was quietly leaked by Voltaire.net, who announced, “The Security Council is sitting in private on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 17:00 GMT, while NATO officers were arrested this morning by the ...

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