Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/22/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/22/2011The Russian foreign minister will meet tomorrow in Moscow with the leaders of Hamas and Fatah. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Russian recognition of a Palestinian state under the unity government of the two major Palestinian political groups.

In other news, financial analysts now believe that it is only a matter of time before Greece defaults on its debts. Greece, however, say that Fitch has treated it unfairly by relying on stories in the press and downgrading its bonds without looking at the larger picture. Meanwhile, a recent poll shows that 62% of the Greek public opposes last year’s Memorandum of Understanding with the EU that imposed the current regime of austerity on Greece.

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Thanks to AA, AC, C. Cantoni, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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