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‘Serious breach’ or ‘blackmail’: What's EU Article 7 & why has it been used against Orban's Hungary?

What has Hungary done to deserve the European Union’s “nuclear option”, and will it suffer any consequences beyond a harsh rebuke? What is the sinister-sounding Article 7? The article – one of eight – is part of the Treaty on European Union, which serves as its equivalent of a constitution, and has existed in various forms since 1992. It is ...

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Russia’s move to ditch dollar in favor of gold minimizes risk of US political blackmail – analyst

Bank of Russia data shows the country’s gold holdings are approaching 2,000 tons, nearly quadrupling over the recent decade and rising to 17 percent of the nation’s total foreign reserves. By opting to purchase precious metals and liquidating holdings of US Treasury securities, Russia has been playing it smart, precious metals market analyst Dimitri Speck said, commenting on the latest ...

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‘US shooting itself in the foot with economic blackmail against China’ – Beijing

China is preparing for a trade war with the United States, which is officially going to start on Friday. Beijing says it will never shoot first, but is ready to defend itself. Read more “China will not bow in the face of threats and blackmail, nor will it be shaken in its resolve to defend global free trade,” said ministry ...

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UK & allies used ‘bribery & blackmail’ to force other states to back OPCW proposal – Moscow

The UK and its western allies have resorted to downright intimidation and bribery to make other OPCW member states support the idea of giving the chemical watchdog the right to assign guilt, the Russian Foreign Ministry charged. “London together with other countries … managed to push their scandalous project … by political manipulations as well as by downright bribery and ...

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Horror in Jonestown: Cult survivor recalls brainwashing, blackmail & mass suicide (AUDIO)

Sprung from a church in 1950s Indiana, the People’s Temple was hailed by its charismatic founder Reverend Jim Jones as a vehicle for a utopia called Jonestown, where solidarity could thrive, sickness be cured, and the ills of the world left at the door. But on November 18, 1978, the church became a conduit for murder and mass suicide when ...

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Legal blackmail? Congress considers withholding support for countries opposing US position at UN

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 18:51 US lawmakers want to legally prohibit any financial and military assistance to countries disagreeing with Washington’s foreign policy. A bill suggesting such course of action based on a certain country’s “behavior” at the UN has been introduced by Republican Congressmen. The “United Nations Voting Accountability Act of 2017” has been put forward by Louie ...

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'It's a blackmail attempt' Catalan breakaway plan sparks furious backlash in Madrid

The secret document includes a plan for the region to unilaterally break away from Spain should its citizens be prevented from holding a referendum on independence in the autumn. The leaked plans provoked fury in Madrid.  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said: “This proposal is an unacceptable attempt to blackmail the state.”  He warned that oppening negotiations with Catalonia would ...

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Brexit Blackmail? Spain 'willing to use VETO on Gibraltar as leverage in EU negotiations’

A leaked report from the Spanish foreign ministry claims Gibraltar’s low-tax status enables its citizens to enjoy “unfair competition” than its much larger neighbour, Spain. The document titled, “Negotiations About the Exit of Britain from the EU” which was leaked to the Spanish newspaper, El Pais, said: “Gibraltar has developed an extremely permissive regime in terms of taxes, customs and ...

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Texts may show blackmail attempt of former Trump campaign chair

President Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort may have been the target of a blackmail attempt by a Ukrainian parliament member, according to a report on Thursday. A potential cyber hack of Manafort’s daughter’s phone revealed texts allegedly showing Ukrainian parliamentarian member Serhiy Leshchenko threatening to expose damaging information about Manafort and Trump, Politico reported. One text allegedly shows Leshchenko ...

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BREAKING: Donald Trump 'warned his advisor may leave him open to BLACKMAIL from Russia'

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates reportedly told the new administration that Trump could be susceptible to blackmail from the Kremlin, according to the Washington Post. It comes after Flynn reportedly denied he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the US before Trump became President. More to follow… Daily Express :: World Feed

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