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Sisi takes control, eclipses Obama, restores Egypt’s regional clout

Egyptian President President Abdul Fatah Sisi at the opening ceremony of the New Suez Canal. / Reuters

Special to Sol W. Sanders President Abdul Fatah Sisi is rapidly resuming Egypt’s role as leader of the Arab world, nosing out U.S. Mideast leadership under President Barrack Obama’s “leading from behind”. Initially snubbed by Obama after his military […]

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Egypt to buy Mistral-class warships France originally built for Russia

One of the two warships originally intended for Russia that will be bought by Egypt.  /Mehdi Chebil/FRANCE 24

Special to Egypt will purchase a pair of helicopter-carrying warships which France had built for Russia. France canceled what would have been the largest arms sale ever by a NATO state to Russia in protest after Moscow’s invasion of […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

Boat People

Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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Europe hit by migrant flood of biblical proportions

Officials in Hungary and Austria say Germany triggered the crisis when it said last week that it would ease entry requirements for Syrian refugees.

Special to Europe has been flooded by over 350,000 Middle East migrants in 2015. “Since the beginning of the year 2,342 migrants have died in the Mediterranean, 2,326 in the Channel of Sicily,” said Federico Soda, director of the […]

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Americans who foiled terror attack given France’s highest honor

From left: Briton, Sadler, Hollande, hurt guy, Salatkov.  /AP

Special to Three Americans and a Briton who stopped a jihadist who had opened fire on a crowded train were presented France’s top honor on Aug. 24. French President Francois Hollande hailed the four men as heroes as he […]

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Moscow gets a cash settlement but not its promised Mistral carriers from France


Special to By John J. Metzler St. Nazaire, FRANCE — As the high-speed TGV train from Paris slowed down coming into St. Nazaire passing the sprawling shipyard alongside, a little boy in in the seat in front of us […]

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Report: U.S. could get better Iran deal, if Congress votes no, French official said

Jacques Audibert

Special to A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande reportedly said the rejection of the Iran nuclear agreement by the U.S. Congress could ultimately result in a better deal. Jacques Audibert, the senior diplomatic adviser to French President […]

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Iran deal is done, Obama’s legacy is set, money starts to flow, who laughs last?


Special to By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — A rhetorical tsunami followed the signing of the landmark nuclear limitation deal between Iran and six world powers in Vienna. On the one hand President Barack Obama and his tireless […]

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The overlooked strategic interplay of the Iran nuclear deal and the new Greek debt package

City Skylines And General Views Ahead Of Elections

Special to GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Greek government, in last-minute talks with its European creditors (predominantly Germany) achieved a breathing space on July 13, to start to manage its new economic framework. However, largely ignored by the Greek […]

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China’s premier goes shopping in Paris


Special to By John J. Metzler PARIS — China’s Premier Li Keqiang descended upon Paris for a shopping spree; signing contracts and making deals which will energize the still anemic French economy. The French put on the Ritz as […]

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