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US Trade Deficit Biggest in Six Years

Despite a slow but steady growth of US GDP over the last few years, new data suggests a potential downturn. As the nation’s trade deficit reaches a six-year high, those numbers point to a slumping first quarter for the US economy.

Leaked Papers: White House Resorts to Blackmail in TTIP Trade Negotiations

The Obama administration has threatened to block all European car exports if they do not accept America’s genetically-modified and hormone-enhanced produce. Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160502/1038971099/leak-washington-europe-ttip-obama.html#ixzz47ezGPQYj

US Wants to Change Regime in Russia to Snatch Arctic Resources - US Expert

The oil-and-gas rich Arctic shelf is the primary reason why the United States wants to destabilize Russia. Hoping to get its hands on the entire Arctic, Washington wants to bring regime change in Russia, said Bruce Gagnon, a coordinator from Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150510/1021970133.html#ixzz467RJ7WR3

Three Prominent Poroshenko Critics Killed in Kiev in Three Days

As the political situation in Ukraine destabilizes, the suspicious killings of prominent opposition supporters continue to transpire.

West Racking Brain Over How to Outstrip Russia in 'Information War'

John Kerry's recent visit to Sochi has clearly indicated that the White House policy towards Russia during the last year has failed, prompting an apparent shift from confrontation to competition and cooperation, Stephen Cohen noted.

Welcome to Europe! Soros Adding Fuel to the Fire of EU's Refugee Crisis

American business magnate George Soros is making every effort to boost the refugee flow to Europe, by encouraging asylum seekers to travel to the continent and urging the European leaders to fork out, F. William Engdahl notes.

Greeks Threaten to Kick-off Referendum Over Reforms

Why Didn't Washington Dissolve NATO After Collapse of USSR?

NATO has expanded dramatically after the collapse of its primary rivals, the USSR and the Warsaw Treaty Organization, Canadian Professor Michael Jabara Carley notes, posing the question whether NATO was founded as a defensive or an offensive alliance.

Euro Crisis May Drive Germany, France Out of Eurozone – French Politicians

Unanimimity Clause Undermines MH17 Investigation - Zuesse

It has been a year since Malaysia Airlines flight tragically crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. Probes into disaster have been sluggish and secretive, fueling speculation concerning who brought down the plane and why.