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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.