Patrick Veeris

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Russia Just Made A Bold Move To Keep Its Gas Leverage On Europe

"...the Turkish Stream is the only route along which 63 billion cubic metres of Russian gas can be supplied, which at present transit Ukraine. There is no other way," the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said.<p>The European Union's energy chief said that this would hurt Russia's reputation as a …

Russia Is Losing Control Over The European Gas Market

Oil isn't Russia's only problem.<p>The energy exporter is losing its dominance over the European gas market.<p>Two factors used to keep Russia as the major gas powerhouse: European policies and cold winters.<p>But both of those things have changed — and Russia is starting to explore non-Western …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

[avocado-gallery ids=”308771,308762,308763,308764,308765,308766,308767,308768,308769,308770″]<p>A brilliant white lightning bolt strikes the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In Venice, Italy, a whale splashes joyfully through a street system made up of canals. In New York, an elephant is lifted high into the …

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/984000/984890_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534437221_31b80b3549af321d7a261cdd48e33b44<p><b>Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California.</b><p>The two leaders spoke of overcoming differences and …

This is not a Turkish Spring and isn’t likely to be

Turkey’s story has been one of cycles of conflict and then calm, not long-term violence in which citizens gather arms against the regime. Turkish military intervention could, for decades, be counted on to impose order on a divided public or allegedly Islamic-leaning political leaders.<p>While the …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers

Most of the major companies have now explicitly denied participating in such a program. Apple, Facebook, and Google have denied all knowledge of it.<p>An hour ago, Google CEO Larry Page published a blog post blasting the very idea that Google would do this.<p>And now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has done …

What We Don't Know About Spying on Citizens: Scarier Than What We Know

The NSA's surveillance of cell-phone calls show how badly we need to protect the whistle-blowers who provide transparency and accountability.<p>Yesterday, we learned that the NSA received all calling records from Verizon customers for a three-month period starting in April. That's everything except …

Now More Than Ever, Everybody's a Target in the American Surveillance State

"Everybody's a target; everybody with communication is a target."--A senior intelligence official previously involved with the Utah Data Center<p>The recent revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers, with the complete …

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