Russia amassing troops at borders in challenge to NATO


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Russia is set to establish three new military divisions — around 30,000 troops — along its borders in a direct challenge to Western allies’ troop buildup in the region.

NATO revealed last month that it would be sending around 4,000 troops to Poland and the former Soviet countries in the Baltic.

Now Moscow has hit back by announcing its own plans to expand its military presence.

“The Defense Ministry is taking a series of measures in order to counter the expansion of NATO forces in direct proximity to the Russian border,” Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday on state television.

“By the end of the year two new divisions will be formed in the western military district and one in the southern military district.”

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/05/04/Russia-amassing-troops-at-borders-in-challenge-to-NATO/4951462367980/

VENEZUELA ENERGY CRISIS: PRESIDENT TELLS WOMEN TO STOP USING HAIRDRYERS AND GO WITH ‘NATURAL’ STYLE TO SAVE ELECTRICITY


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Nicolas Maduro has announced a decree giving state employees Fridays off for two months as part of measures to offset a crippling electricity shortage.

He urged his compatriots to increase other efforts to save power, including cutting appliance use and raising the temperature on air conditioning units.

http://www.infowars.com/venezuela-energy-crisis-president-tells-women-to-stop-using-hairdryers-and-go-with-natural-style-to-save-electricity/

HILLARY CAN’T NAME WHAT SECURITY MEASURES WERE TAKEN TO PROTECT EMAIL SERVER [VIDEO]


“What safeguards did you put in place to make sure that you weren’t hacked?” a reporter with the Boston Globe asked Clinton during an interview in Keene, N.H.

“Well, I can only tell you there is no evidence that I’m aware of that I ever was,” Clinton responded.

http://www.infowars.com/hillary-cant-name-what-security-measures-were-taken-to-protect-email-server-video/

Greek parliament votes for new round of austerity measures


Early Friday morning, the Greek parliament passed a fresh round of harsh austerity measures following a 24-hour parliamentary session.

The debate over the new “memorandum of understanding” between the European institutions and the Syriza government was held less than six weeks after the landslide “no” vote in a referendum on accepting further austerity measures. The Syriza-led government responded to the overwhelming rejection of further cuts by moving as rapidly as possible to secure an agreement with the European banks.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/gree-a14.html

GREEK PARLIAMENT VOTES FOR NEW ROUND OF AUSTERITY MEASURES


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The debate over the new “memorandum of understanding” between the European institutions and the Syriza government was held less than six weeks after the landslide “no” vote in a referendum on accepting further austerity measures. The Syriza-led government responded to the overwhelming rejection of further cuts by moving as rapidly as possible to secure an agreement with the European banks.

The austerity agreement was approved with 222 votes for, 64 against, and 11 abstentions. A total of 43 Syriza deputies did not support the government, with 32 voting against the agreement and 11 abstaining. Seven of those who abstained had voted in support of the government in the last debate on austerity.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras relied on the support of his right-wing coalition partner, the Independent Greeks, and the openly pro-austerity opposition parties—New Democracy, PASOK and To Potami—to get the agreement passed. The Left Platform within Syriza, the Stalinist Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the fascist Golden Dawn voted against the proposal.

http://www.infowars.com/greek-parliament-votes-for-new-round-of-austerity-measures/