Moscow’s claim about promises not to expand NATO unsubstantiated but revealing

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia – especially in its State-funded media – promotes the idea that the West – in exchange for Moscow’s willingness to accept the reunification of Germany – promised not to expand NATO to former Warsaw Treaty members. Core NATO members, for their part, insist More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Dinosaurs: Al-Sisi and Putin to sign Contracts for Egypt’s Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday to attend the final signing ceremony of Egypt’s first Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) of Dabaa. Putin arrived More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Half of Iraq’s Yazidis kidnapped by Islamic State are still missing

nsnbc : Figures released by Iraqi – Kurdish officials on Sunday, show that good and well half of the Yazidis kidnapped by the Islamic State after KDP Peshmerga, in 2014, fled from ISIS without a fight, are More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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5th African Union – European Union Summit: More of the same, disaster mitigation instead of prevention

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The fifth African Union – European Union (AU – EU) summit took place on November 29 – 30, 2017 in Abidjan, capital of Ivory Coast. The summit brought together African More...

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By Nicoletta Fagiolo On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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From the Arusha peace accords to the Arusha tribunal, silencing history 23 years down the line

Nicoletta Fagiolo (nsnbc) : In October 2017 Rwanda recalled its ambassador to Paris when the French judge, charged with investigating i the shooting down of the plane that killed Rwandan and Burundian Presidents More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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Radioactive waste continues to leak from Illinois power plants: BGA report

nsnbc : An investigation by the US Better Government Association (BGA) found that Illinois nuclear power plants reported at least 35 accidental releases of water contaminated with tritium over the past decade and More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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US troops were told child sex abuse was culturally acceptable in Afghanistan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : A report by the Pentagon Inspector General reveals that U.S. troops deploying to Afghanistan were taught for years that child sex abuse is a culturally accepted practice and were provided More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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6,417 Yazidis held by ISIS, 3,191 survivors registered, 90,000 fled to Europe: Khairi Bozani

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Khairi Bozani, the head of the Yazidi Affairs Office of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KRG) said the number of Yazidi survivors who More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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Sloppy OPCW investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria discredits UN and permanent Security Council members

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Sloppy work by the joint OPCW-UN mechanism in the investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria on April 4, including an undocumented and broken chain of alleged evidence and condemnation More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Thousands in Myanmar march in support of military: Tillerson’s blind spot and Islamist insurgents

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Several thousand people marched in the streets of Yangon on Sunday to express their support for Myanmar’s military and to rebut international criticism and allegations that the military More...