Gulf states to form US CENTCOM-controlled Arab NATO

The Arab Joint Military Command, which should include all pro-US Arab states, will be supplied by the U.S. under a special dispensation granted by Congress, to facilitate the sale of sophisticated weapons.

EU symbolically opposes Russia’s South Stream Gas Pipeline

The European Parliament has adopted a symbolic resolution opposing the South Stream gas pipeline and recommending a search for alternative sources of gas supplies for the EU.

Reality Bites: EU to find it difficult to wean itself off Russian gas

Europe will have trouble weaning itself off Russian natural gas, analysts say, as it faces declining production at home and Asian competition for supplies. Even before the current flare up of tensions with Russia over its possible annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, Europe has been trying to reduce its dependence on Russian supplies.

US PetroDollar Crumbling: S Arabia, Bahrain, UAE recall envoys to Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have recalled their ambassadors from Doha in protest at Qatar's interference in their internal affairs, they have announced in a joint statement.

Latvia to adopt Euro as of Jan. 1, 2014

The economic and financial affairs council of the European Union (Ecofin) passed on July 9 a decision allowing Latvia to adopt the euro as its currency as of January 1 2014.

EU Laughing Stock: 25 truths about the Evo Morales/Edward Snowden case

Unprecedented in the history of international relations, the governments of four European countries - France, Spain, Italy and Portugal - have closed off their airspace this week to the Bolivian president’s airplane. Is this a case of strict compliance with international laws or further proof of the servility of European ’powers’ towards Washington? To better answer this simple question, French pundit Salim Lamrani sets out a list of 25 facts.

EU livid: American surveillance may kill US-EU free-trade talks

The ‘biggest bilateral trade deal in history’, reached at the G8 Summit, is possibly at risk as rapport between the US and EU quickly degenerates over leaks which reveal the US allegedly spied on EU diplomats.

Cyberattacks, Bugs from America: NSA Spied on European Union Offices

USA out of control: America's NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the European Union with its spying activities. According to German media Der Spiegel, the US placed bugs in the EU representation in Washington and infiltrated its computer network. Cyber attacks were also perpetrated against Brussels in New York and Washington.

Greek bailout to cost Malta €11 million

Malta set to lose €11 million over 30 years following €50.6 million loan to Greece, finance minister says.

Croatia to celebrate EU accession with “cosmic” radio talks

Croatia is set to become the 28th member state of the European Union on 1 July 2013. Croatians plan to celebrate their EU accession by communicating with astronauts at the International Space Station.

Strict new EU laws could be the end of oil price reporting

Following the raids on the London office of the lead oil price publisher Platts over suspicions of manipulating oil prices in the market, the European Union has decided to introduce tough new rules that would effectively prevent price reporting agencies from operating.

Russian FM Lavrov to Discuss Crisis in Syria, Multipolar World with CELAC

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will attend the second meeting on May 29 with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the expanded CELAC troika (Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica and Haiti), chaired this year by Cuba, the Russian Foreign Office confirmed today.