Polish Security Services Raid Magazine Offices After Publication Of Secret Recording Transcripts

By: Wednesday June 25, 2014 11:21 am

So much for press freedom. After Polish weekly magazine Wprost published transcripts from a secretly recorded conversation by Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski their office was raided by Polish security forces looking for the recordings. A prosecutor along with armed state security agents raided Wprost’s offices and seized records. According to the editor of the [...]

Secret Recording Reveals Polish Foreign Minister Thinks US Alliance Is ‘Worthless,’ ‘Bullshit’

By: Monday June 23, 2014 7:28 am

Murzyńskość = Négritude – Wikipedia, wolna encyklopedia http://t.co/MGKgnUujFE — Radosław Sikorski (@sikorskiradek) June 22, 2014 Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s Foreign Minister, in an unguarded, candid, and theoretically private conversation revealed he thinks the Polish-American alliance is “bullshit.” A secret recording of Minister Sikorski talking to Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski reportedly contains audio of Sikorski saying [...]

Kiev Holds Peace Talks, Doesn’t Invite Other Side

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 5:33 am

And you thought the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were doomed. The gang in Kiev has decided to conduct peace talks apparently only forgetting one thing, you have to talk to the people you are supposedly trying to make peace with. Unilateral peace talks seems like a contradiction in terms. However, some of Ukraine’s rich oligarchs as [...]

US Trying To Push Europe Into Further Conflict In Ukraine

By: Monday April 28, 2014 6:06 am

Ukraine, (South) East vs (North) West pic.twitter.com/wpQ01fAgsA — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 28, 2014 Despite not having any legitimate interest in the crisis in Ukraine the United States is continuing to fan the flames. Not only did the US play a role in violently overthrowing the democratically elected government in Kiev, now the US is [...]

Sanctions Target Putin’s Political Allies As Crimea Annexation Bill Moves Forward

By: Friday March 21, 2014 5:57 am

Russia’s lower house of parliament voted to officially annex Crimea, a move the upper house is expected to follow up with today completing the process of annexation under Russian law. This formal annexation makes it increasingly less likely Crimea will ever be returned to Ukraine. Ukrainian forces have already started to withdraw from the region. [...]

Ukraine’s Future Could Be Civil War

By: Monday February 24, 2014 5:57 am

Ukraine's political divide #map – Source: WaPo // Language divide translates into a political divide. 2010 election pic.twitter.com/hh3rZ1ka7f — hedgefundinvest (@hedgefundinvest) February 22, 2014 While the US media gets lost in disaster porn the reality of what is going in the Ukraine is being ignored, a divided country is having trouble standing. After President Yanukovych [...]

Peace Talks Collapse As Violence Escalates In Ukraine

By: Wednesday February 19, 2014 5:25 am

Protests in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev are deteriorating rapidly with last night being of the bloodiest nights so far. The ministry of health says that 25 people have died and over 240 have been injured from the protests that started off peacefully in November. Last night proved to be one of the most violent [...]

EU Votes To Suspend U.S. Data Sharing Agreements Over NSA Scandal

By: Thursday July 4, 2013 10:08 am

The fallout from the NSA spying scandal may be just beginning as the European Parliament voted in favor of a resolution that would back the European Commission if it decides to suspend data sharing agreements with the U.S. The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a joint, cross-party resolution to begin investigations into widespread surveillance of Europeans [...]

New Cyprus Bailout Deal Announced

By: Monday March 25, 2013 5:56 am

A new Cyprus bailout deal worth 10 billion euros was announced today by EU leaders which involved shutting down one of the country’s largest banks. The deadline for such a deal was set for today by the European Central Bank. Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a 10bn-euro bailout deal for Cyprus to prevent its banking [...]

Cyprus Bank Holiday Is Extended Again As Unrest Continues

By: Friday March 22, 2013 8:33 am

The bank holiday in Cyprus that was supposed to end Thursday has been extended again which has done little to ease the anxiety of Cypriots desperate to withdraw their savings for fear of having them taxed. Unrest has been breaking out around banks with people protesting for “dignity” and voicing opposition against any plans to [...]

EU Oil Embargo of Iran Begins

By: Monday July 2, 2012 1:47 pm

Over the weekend the European Union inaugurated its embargo on Iranian oil, the most wide-reaching impediment to the Iranian economy of the recent sanctions. The EU as a market is bigger than the United States, so this is significant for Iran. And oil accounts for 80% of Iran’s total exports. Monday marks the first day [...]

support firedoglake
Follow FDL News Desk