If you read the media coverage of the presentation given to the United Nations General Assembly on 17 September by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, you could be forgiven for picturing him pounding his shoe on the podium, old Soviet-style, and yelling “We will bury you!” Press reports on this speech in the United States described him as “threatening”, “aggressive” and “unyielding”. Dafna Linzer of the Washington Post went so far as to claim that he had said that Americans “brought the devastation of Hurricane Katrina upon themselves” (1). Why was his speech presented in this way? The usual pundits who dominate US newspaper column inches and television talk shows would reply that Iran is not to be trusted because it ran a clandestine nuclear enrichment programme, dramatically exposed in 2002. Like previous assertions on Iraqi weapons, this claim has been conveniently stripped of significant nuances, and has … [Read more...] about Iran needs nuclear energy, not weapons
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The building of the construction base of the Paks-2 Nuclear Power Plant begun on 20 June by the engineering division of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. “From the point of view of the long-term competitiveness of the Hungarian economy, it is extremely important that Hungarian enterprises and the population be provided with cheap electricity from domestic sources,” Minister without portfolio Responsible for the Planning, Construction and Commissioning of the Two New Units at th... This story is part of New Europe's Premium content. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑ Login … [Read more...] about Construction of Hungary’s Paks-2 nuclear plant base begins
United Kingdom European Union membership referendum “ Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? ” LocationUnited Kingdom (pop. 65.648m) and Gibraltar (pop. 0.030m)Date23 June 2016 Results Votes % Leave 17,410,742 51.89% Remain 16,141,241 48.11% Valid votes 33,551,983 99.92% Invalid or blank votes 25,359 0.08% Total votes 33,577,342 100.00% Registered voters/turnout 46,500,001 72.21% Results by voting areas Leave Remain On the map, the darker shades for a colour indicate a larger margin. The results for Northern Ireland are by parliamentary constituency. The electorate of 46.5m represents 70.8% of the population.The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum and the Brexit referendum, took place on 23 June 2016 in the United Kingdom (UK) and Gibraltar to ask the electorate if the country should remain a member of, … [Read more...] about 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum
Vladimir Putin was said to be livid. It was bad enough that more than a dozen EU countries had collectively decided to expel Russian diplomats over the poisoning of former intelligence operative, Sergei Skripal, in the UK. But the diplomatic offensive was announced by EU chief Donald Tusk in the Black Sea resort city of Varna in Bulgaria – a country the Kremlin consider to be within its political and economic sphere of influence. So Russia’s network of Bulgarian influencers who dominate the country’s political, economic and media landscape went into action. Within days of Tusk’s announcement, in March 2018, Bulgaria’s Kremlin-friendly president Rumen Radev called a press conference to clarify his country’s stance on the Skripal poisonings. Days earlier, Russian military intelligence officials had entered the UK and allegedly used the chemical weapon novichok against a turncoat … [Read more...] about Are Bulgaria’s strings still being pulled by the Kremlin?
By Abdul Kerimkhanov The situation around the Lidian company with the British-American capital, licensed to operate the Amulsar field, is increasingly concerning the Armenian expert community and pro-Western politicians. Obstacles caused to the company by the public with the connivance of the authorities, and Lidian’s intention to apply to Armenia in an international arbitration court can put an end to the Pashinyan government’s plans to attract major western investments to the country. This situation is especially hard on the Armenian-American relations, consider analysts at armenianreport.com. The Armenian-American relations contain great opportunities for Armenia, which, however, may be put at risk as a result of inaction. It is about relations with the Lidian company, which have reached such a level and quality as a result of problems encountered in the Armenian-American political relations. Lidian announced its intention to start the process in international … [Read more...] about Armenia loses billions because of Pashinyan’s economic policy