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Questions hang over Nato stability as summit draws closer

Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg attempts to defeat scepticism before Trump visit

Sceptism greeted the Nato secretary-general when he claimed the transatlantic bond that glues Nato together is not weakening but actually strengthening.

The sentiment was expressed at Lancaster House in London where Jens Stoltenberg made the remark to an audience of mainly defence and foreign policy specialists. And the scepticism would almost certainly be shared in capitals across Europe.

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Why isn’t there greater outrage about Russia’s involvement in Brexit? | Nick Cohen

This scandal should cause uproar but the BBC and Labour just change the subject

The first duty of the leaders and citizens of a democracy is to defend its elections from subversion. Yet a country that boasts of giving the world free parliaments feels no obligation even to look at allegations that Russia subverted British democracy. The government and opposition are compromised and want the scandal closed down. As does an embarrassed rightwing press and a shamefully negligent BBC.

“Suggest we send a note of support to the ambassador,” wrote Andy Wigmore, press officer for Nigel Farage’s Leave.EU just before the Brexit referendum. Documents seen by the Observer suggest that Arron Banks, who gave the campaign the largest political donation in British history, agreed. Whether a note was sent or not, Leave.EU supported the Kremlin line that it was not interfering in British politics. Pause to think about the scene described by Carole Cadwalladr in today’s Observer. The demagogues behind a lavishly funded campaign, whose claim to be patriots was accepted by 52% of the electorate, appeared to be scrambling to provide cover for a hostile foreign power. Why?

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Leave. EU faces new questions over contacts with Russia

MPs say latest revelations show Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore may have misled parliament

A leader of the Leave.EU campaign suggested sending a “message of support” to the Russian ambassador after the then foreign secretary made a speech that was critical of Russia, documents seen by the Observer suggest.

The material also appears to show that Andy Wigmore, spokesman for the Leave.EU campaign and the business partner of Arron Banks, the biggest funder of Brexit, passed confidential legal documents to high-ranking officials at the Russian embassy and then denied it to parliament.

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A Question of Perspective

A Question of Perspective

I remember sitting outside a pub in England, around about the turn of the last century give or take a year or two. I was chatting to a youngish couple about their finances, and they were telling me that in spite of them both having professional jobs, they were having difficulty making ends meet, every month around two hundred pounds would be added to their credit cards.

At the time this conversation took place, the economy was starting to boom again, people that were in the negative equity housing trap of the last recession were suddenly in the money again, we were told that the economy was doing so well, the good times were back. This it seems to me, is a question of perspective, the banks, estate agents and stock market spivs were doing fine, everybody else was struggling to make ends meet as price rises outstripped their salaries.

That genius Chancellor and Prime-Minister Gordon Brown (sic), proudly announced that he had abolished boom and bust and at the time of the 2008 financial crises, printed seven hundred billion pounds out of thin air.

Tony Blair told us that everybody had the right to go to university, today we have an horrendous graduate unemployment rate: this couldn’t have been originally to disguise unemployment could it?

When the Brits were bled dry: never mind; the government to protect the security of the banks, could always sell our housing stock off to overseas investors and immigrants. Today the ever-increasing gap between income and the multiples needed to purchase a home are a testament to the pent-up inflation in the system.

Another inflation indicator is the strength of the New Zealand dollar, a tiny little country economically and yet the pound continues its dive against its currency. It isn’t that the New Zealand dollar is getting stronger, it’s that the pound is getting weaker, more and more worthless.

The most vulnerable in society, the pensioners on fixed incomes are already paying the price for perhaps the biggest financial heist in history, the first of many.

The economic illusion created since the last financial crisis is coming to an end, the sole purpose of this illusion was to drag every last person into debt, to bleed them dry before the plug is pulled.

As usual at such times, as was the case after the Great Depression, war is the usual solution. War is a great distraction from the evil deeds of bankers and politicians, justifies further money printing, enables vast profits from weapons sales and other things. The next step is for the banks to set up shop elsewhere and the whole process repeats.

This is the system in which we live, a false democracy where politicians are the pimps and debt collectors for the Central Banks, this is who they represent, not us the people.

Donald Trump has been a thorn in the side of the bankers and globalists, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton were desperate to demonise Vladimir Putin and Russia as was our Prime-Minister Theresa May. North Korea was the next candidate for war, but Trump is bringing us peace.

The real reason that Russia was a target for the globalists is that Putin has made the Russian Central Bank independent of the Rothschild banking system, see here:

Putin Bans Rothschilds From Russia

There are many articles about this on the Internet, you can do your own research. Many have predicted that with the collapse of the Western banking system, particularly in the United States, the world reserve currency will move to China. Already the new Petroyuan is rapidly gaining ground with many dollar-indebted countries preparing to trade for commodities in Yuan.

There is some speculation, however, that China will follow the Russians and break away from the Rothschild banking system and Trump will facilitate this. If this is the case, prepare for fireworks.

There is another cloud on the horizon”

Closure of mosques in Austria may lead to ‘war between cross & crescent’ – Erdogan

You don’t have to be a mastermind to work this one out, a totally incompatible and hostile culture has been allowed by successive British governments to invade our country. During the second world war, Germans living in Britain were interned for security reasons: do you think we will be able to intern millions of Muslims when war breaks out? Of course not, as Enoch Powell predicted, our streets will become a bloodbath.

Successive LibLabCon governments then, far from representing the people they were elected to represent, represent the banking system first and foremost, their objective is to bleed you dry and then send your children out to be killed and maimed on the world’s battlefields.

As Gerard Batten said several times during the recent Tommy Robinson protest: “our government is the enemy of the people.”

Not just our current government but successive governments, lib, Lab or Con.

Gerard Batten is the first political leader that I have heard state this, to openly articulate the truth and it is why I now have confidence in Gerard as the leader of UKIP.

UKIP is still the only political party that has a chance to confront our very evil government, as Muslims pour into our country and breed like rabbits, as our women and children are groomed and raped, it seems like the globalists are determined to have their pound of flesh.

Theresa May’s government have shown their utter contempt for the British people they were supposedly elected to represent, they are betraying us on Brexit to keep us tied to the globalist regime, a regime that is hell-bent on our destruction as a race and as a nation.

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In World Cup Russia 2018, Titans will clash

With only a few hours till the beginning of the sporting world’s most important event – the FIFA World Cup 2018 – in Russia, millions of people around the globe are preparing for what promises to be an exciting edition of the football extravaganza.

Running June 14 to July 15, this year sees the return of Panama, Tunisia, Senegal and Egypt who have been absent for many years. Egypt, for example, returns after 28 years, making an appearance in Italy in 1990.

The 2006 edition winner Italy will not be part of this World Cup much as 2010 runner-up Netherlands since neither team made it out of the qualifying stage.

The games will be held in over 11 cities and 12 stadiums; 32 teams will compete in 64 matches for the world’s most important trophy.

Fight for glory

The competition will not be an easy deal for the teams this year, as this edition will feature a lot of new teams and players that will compete for the trophy.

2014 champions Germany are well equipped and ready to compete for another trophy under the supervision of their coach Joachim Lov.

Meanwhile, the Brazilian team wants to redeem what was lost during the last edition in front of their fans after losing 7-1 from the German team.

Look to Belgium to be the black horse, this year. Armed with world class players like Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, and Romelu Lukaku, Belgium is ready to be one of the toughest competitors for all teams.

France also is considered from the top nominees to hold this year’s title due to the number of players on their team, such as Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, and Raphael Varane.

Despite what recently happened with Spain’s coach Julen Lopetegui being sacked two days before their first match, 2010 World Cup title holders Spain are considered to be one of the stronger prospects this year.

Spain’s rival in group B Portugal will do their best to compete for the trophy depending on their legend, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Of course, Argentina – which has a roller coaster history of trials and tribulations since 1986 – remains a powerful contender, especially as it boasts Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Paulo Dybala.

Players to watch out for

This year, fans will witness players that are supposed to be top performers in football, each of them will have his own motive to glory.

All football fans are waiting to see the Brazilian star Neymar Jr, after being the most expensive player in his transfer from Barcelona to PSG; and, after his injury in the last edition quarterfinals and the fail of Brazil after his injury.

Last season, Neymar played in total 31 matches, scored 29 goals and made 16 assists.

Colombian star James Rodriguez is awaited to perform in this edition after being the top scorer of 2014; he will be aiming to break German Miroslav Klose’s record of being the historical top scorer of the World Cup.

How he leads his time in Russia will determine his rise or fall in the next transfer market.

Klose’s record is also likely to come under the offensive from Thomas Muller his teammate in Bayern Munich and on the German team.

He just need seven goals to be named the historical top scorer of the World Cup. The German lad has appeared 51 times last season, scoring 17 goals and assisting in 17 goals.

Meanwhile, leading his Liverpool team to the UEFA Champions League final and leading his national team to qualify to the World Cup, the Egyptian king Mohamed Salah is expected to be one of the featured players in Russia.

Despite his injury two weeks ago, Salah is expected to lead Egypt starting from the second match against Russia.

Egyptians will be waiting to see their start leading his team, especially after his performance last year with Liverpool FC. Being named as the best player of the Premier League as well as the top scorer will increase the focus on him, especially that his performance in Russia may increase his ability to win the Ballon d’Or.

Salah’s teammate in Liverpool Sadio Mane’ is expected to glow leading his national team Senegal, especially after his extraordinary performance with the Egyptian last season in Liverpool FC.

Mane’ appeared last season in a total of 48 games, scored 20 goals, and helped in making eight goals.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be one of the highlighted players leading his national team England. Kane who has scored 42 goals in a total of 55 appearances is expected to be transferred out to Real Madrid next season; his performance at the World Cup may change a lot in his value and might increase competition between teams to buy him.

The French Antoine Griezmann is expected to be one of the prominent players this year, after his outstanding performance with his team Atletico Madrid last year.

Griezmann’s performance in Russia may totally affect his price especially after the competition between Barcelona and Manchester United to buy him. Griezmann scored last season 30 goals in different competitions in a total of 59 appearances.

Goalkeepers also will be a main part of the competition, especially after the significant performance of attackers last season. Leading Spain, David De Gea is expected to be one of the World Cup’s top players not only goalkeeper.

With his spectacular saves, De Gea may lead Spain to semi-finals then to the trophy just with maintaining the clean sheet with his national team as he does with Manchester United.

By Hussein Moataz for The BRICS Post

China, Russia praise US-N Korea Summit

Trump agreed with Kim that there were road bumps on the path to the summit, but that these were overcome

China, which has played a key role in bridging the gap between Pyongyang and Washington and has been praised by the White House for its efforts, on Tuesday praised the achievements of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The two leaders met at 9am Tuesday in what many described as a historic summit effectively ending a 63-year state of war between North Korea and the US.

The two issued a joint statement which spoke to the establishment of new relations between the two countries and bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula.

“Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration [between North and South Korea], the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” the statement said.

“It was not easy getting here,” Kim told reporters, as he outlined the obstacles in the past few weeks which had for a time put the summit in question.

“But we overcame all of them and we are here today,” he added.

“That’s true,” said Trump, before shaking Kim’s hand again and giving him a thumb’s up.

The summit concluded with the signing of a joint document.

“On behalf of Chairman Kim and myself, we are very honored to have signed this document,” said Trump.

“The world will see significant change,” Kim said.

Trump later said that denuclearization in North Korea – a key US demand to even partake in the summit – would begin quickly. The document also mentioned that the US would provide undisclosed security guarantees to North Korea.

The North Koreans have always said that joint South Korean-US military drills, held annually since the late 1950s, were considered belligerent and tantamount to preparing for war.

During his talk with reporters, Trump said the war games expensive and “provocative,” appearing to indicate that he may move to postpone or cancel them if post-summit developments prove fruitful.

Trump indicated there may be another summit in the following months.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin had called Trump “courageous and mature” for meeting with Kim in Singapore. He also lauded the North Korean leadership for taking “unprecedented steps towards easing tensions”.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

‘Winning an election isn’t about facts’: Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore face MPs’ questions – live

Key players from the Leave.EU campaign answer questions about Brexit and Russia. Follow the latest developments

O’Hara asks if Eldon has scraped data from Facebook, Banks says no: “This project has not even started. Even if we may have had the intention to look at Facebook scraping, we’ve not yet done it.”

“When you’re in business, you go through all of the possible things you might look at. My understanding of this whole issue is that multiple commerical interests have a) done it or b) thought about doing it.

Banks and Wigmore again turn the tables on the committee, arguing that the partnership still isn’t off the ground, and that the only reason anyone has begun reporting it is that Brittany Kaiser told the committee previously that they had shared referendum data with Big Data Dolphins, “based on hearsay”.

The resulting court case, Banks says, “has led to everyone getting up on the stand to say there is not yet a business, there is not yet any project. It is a live project, but… after all this, the University of Mississippi is probably not going to go ahead with it.”

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