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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Lithuania on the brink of a catastrophe

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research felllow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… COVID-19 expands in Lithuania. Having registered its first official case in February, the country currently has almost 300 infected people and four confirmed deaths. Taking into account that the official numbers tend to differ from…

Italy leans on Russia after the EU fails to deliver

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator… More than 15 military transport planes flew from Russia to Italy delivering disinfection units, 180 doctors, 100 personnel which include specialists in biological protection, nurses, ventilators, and masks.  The experts sent to Italy have worked on international epidemics including African Swine Fever and in developing an Ebola vaccine. Italy’s Prime Minister…

Russia – Saudi Oil Price War: A Silver Lining For U.S. and Allies

With the news cycle completely dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, another war is being overlooked: the oil war. The oil price war is being waged between Russia and Saudi Arabia after the Russians abruptly broke off talks with the Saudis and other OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) members in early March 2020. Moscow Ends…

Saudi Arabia faces double budget hit from oil prices & corona

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how Saudi Arabia’s oil price war is bringing the Kingdom to its knees. OilPrice.com reports () At $30 a Brent barrel, the Saudi wealth fund will deplete fast and reduced government spending will stall projects, and the already suffering private non-oil sector will suffer further. That’s…

Russia sends critical aid to Italy, as Merkel goes into self-quarantine (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the decision by Russia to send Italy much-needed aid to help the country battle against the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 5,400 people. The Russian Defense Ministry said four military planes carrying virologists, epidemiologists, medical equipment and supply of pharmaceuticals will arrive at the…

China spin machine uses US liberal media in its whitewash [Video]

Recently, we put forth the notion that China is in trouble and that they know it. This speculation has borne itself out over the last week quite strongly, as multiple sources in China spin the story to try to tell about how well Chinese authorities handled the coronavirus outbreak in-country, while subtly, and sometimes not…

Poland Sabotages Russian Coronavirus Relief Efforts for Italy

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies… Russia has encountered problems in delivering humanitarian aid to Italy, with assistance struggling to be reached quickly due to the hostilities of many European Union/NATO countries towards Russia. Yesterday it was revealed that Poland did not let Russian planes pass…

Congress fiddles while citizens die in Democrat partisanship [Video]

I guess this is taking “don’t panic!” to its ultimate end. In a severely distasteful move, Congressional Democrat members tried to attach irrelevant riders to the latest coronavirus relief bill, apparently making use of Rahm Emmanuel’s philosophy, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” As a result the bill is presently deadlocked in Congress,…

NATO Exercises Defying Coronavirus Reveal Desperation

Submitted by Infobrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies… The planned NATO military exercise in Europe, “Defender 2020,” will be held on a reduced scale because of the coronavirus pandemic. Defender 2020 will have the participation of 18 NATO countries, cover 4,000 kilometers of convoy routes and rely on 10 European countries…

Corona defeats massive DEFENDER-Europe 20 war games (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the Pentagon’s decision to scale back (effectively cancel) NATO’s massive military drill named ‘Defender Europe 2020’ due to the coronavirus threat. The US Department of Defense has announced that it will halt further troop deployment to Europe for the Defender 20 exercises, and recall thousands of…

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