Fallujah fully liberated, battle over – commander of anti-ISIS op in Iraq
Middle East

Fallujah fully liberated, battle over – commander of anti-ISIS op in Iraq

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1FOt5OasiU] Fallujah has been fully liberated from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), a senior Iraqi commander told AP after the army regained control over the last area in the city under IS control. Fallujah had been under terrorist control since January 2014. Iraqi troops have entered Fallujah’s northwestern al-Julan neighborhood, the last remaining stronghold…

Away From Dollar: Russia, China to Create Entirely Different Gold Market
Money

Away From Dollar: Russia, China to Create Entirely Different Gold Market

While key Western banks are artificially restraining gold prices to breathe life into the diluted and devalued dollar system, Russia, China and other emerging economies are involved in “the genial move” to establish an entirely different gold market, F. William Engdahl underscores. Key central banks, particularly the Federal Reserve and Bank of England, and Western market…

Turkey-Israel Pact Betrays Gazans, Grants Immunity for 2010 Flotilla Attack
Middle East

Turkey-Israel Pact Betrays Gazans, Grants Immunity for 2010 Flotilla Attack

Normalized relations allow Israel to maintain siege on Gaza and raise the prospect of a mutually-beneficial natural gas deal  Abandoning Palestinians and its pledge to fight Israel’s protracted blockade of Gaza, the Turkish government on Monday announced an agreement to normalize relations with the Middle East powerhouse—reportedly just in time for a new, lucrative natural…

US Destroyer Committed Gross Violation in Encounter With Russian Ship
Military

US Destroyer Committed Gross Violation in Encounter With Russian Ship

A US destroyer violated international and bilateral agreements by approaching a Russian ship dangerously close this month, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The russian ship was following its course and didn’t violate any international law standards: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hiZmp2lg7w] “US destroyer Gravely made a close encounter with a Russian warship in the eastern Mediterranean…

Europe

Russian State Duma Passes Total Ban on GMO Crops and Animals

Russia’s State Duma adopted Friday the third and final reading of a government bill that introduces a total ban on the cultivation and breeding in Russia of genetically modified (GM) plants and animals, except for scientific research purposes. The Sate Duma has also given the Russian Government the right to prevent the import of products…