A French media report alleging that presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid to arrange introductions to Russian President Vladimir Putin is "fake news," Russia's Kremlin said on Wednesday. "It is what in English we call 'fake news,'" Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, when asked to comment on the report.
In an Orwellian-sounding step, The White House has planted politically appointed aides in government agencies to monitor President Trump's Cabinet secretaries’ loyalty (according to The Washington Post).
Europe’s “masquerade ball” is over, Erdogan said at yet another demonstration in Istanbul on Sunday, where he slammed Merkel accusing her of engaging in "Nazi practices", and then shocked his audience when he said “if [Europeans] weren’t ashamed, they would revive the gas chambers."
The PBOC stressed that its interbank rate hikes simply followed the market's development, thus are not "true" policy rate hikes. Nevertheless, it also listed four classical rate-hike reasons for the interbank rate changes: the economic recovery, rising inflation (particularly that of housing), strong credit growth and Fed's rate hikes.
"The Greek people have just about reached the limits of their strength...Bishop Ambrossios is urging people to revolt.. and rebellious citizens, will declare themselves against the entire political system, and take their fight not to the parliament but to the streets."
With Donald Trump leading the United States, Europe seems to be losing trust in the American nuclear umbrella. As the EU focuses on the need to have its own military, the issue of European nuclear deterrent comes to the fore. The debate has been triggered. This issue is intensively discussed in Germany.
On Wednesday a large number of Twitter accounts including news agencies, and policial entities were hacked by a pro-Turkish group and posted content supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his feud with Europe, with hashtags in Turkish reading “NaziGermany” and “NaziHolland.”
"If they infringe on the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater," the North's state news agency KCNA adding that "on March 11 alone, many enemy carrier-based aircraft flew along a course near territorial air and waters of the DPRK to stage drills of dropping bombs."