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9/11 firefighter blows WTC 7 cover-up wide open

Posted by seumasach on September 14, 2014

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China mulls joining Eurasian Development Bank

Posted by seumasach on September 14, 2014

With the EU know backing off after their humiliation in Ukraine, the Eurasia project is definitely back on track

Global Times

The two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) kicked off on Thursday in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, with the possibility of China joining the Eurasian Development Bank (EADB), anti-terrorism and expanding SCO membership expected to be high on the agenda, said analysts.

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UK government to issue RMB bond

Posted by seumasach on September 14, 2014

Osbourne expresses confidence in Reminbi as “a global reserve currency”

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Yatsenyuk accuses Putin of aiming to ‘eliminate’ Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on September 13, 2014

“They (Moscow) will outplay us,” Yatsenyuk warned. “Putin wants to get another frozen conflict and get his hands on our belly fat.”

I expected Yatsenyuk to settle down to a peaceful retirement in Florida but for some reason to continues to rant hysterically. Moscow or, rather, the Putin-Poroshenko combination has already outplayed him and he is the obvious, big, big loser

13th September

Yatsenyuk told a conference attended by Ukrainian and European lawmakers and business leaders on Saturday that he was convinced that Putin’s goal was “not just to take Donetsk and Lugansk.”

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Russia-Europe ties must get back on track

Posted by seumasach on September 13, 2014

“Europeans, however, insist that they helped to broker the deal between Yanukovych and the opposition and cannot be held responsible for his sudden resignation and disappearance from the country.”

This is a very interesting line in apologetics from the Europeans, the first indication that they were caught out by  the Yanukovitch gambit which left them with the embarrassment of supporting a government stuffed full of neo-nazis.

Moscow Times

9th September, 2014

Russia’s relations with Europe have been badly strained over the Ukraine crisis. The two sides have fundamentally different perceptions of the situation, are suspicious of the other side’s intentions, and have already gone through a series of sanctions against each other’s economies.

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EU-Ukraine trade pact postponed

Posted by seumasach on September 12, 2014

EU-Ukraine trade pact postponed after talks between Moscow, Kiev & Brussels

RT

12th September, 2014

Moscow scored a major diplomatic coup after Kiev agreed to postpone the enforcement of its Association Agreement with EU until the end of next year, following three-way talks between Russia, Ukraine and European Union officials in Brussels.

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EU seeks compromise with Russia over Ukraine free-trade pact

Posted by seumasach on September 11, 2014

This looks suspiciously like a move towards the trilateral agreement over Ukraine whose rejection by the EU led to the current crisis

Reuters

11th September, 2014

BRUSSELS, Sept 11 (Reuters) – The EU will offer Russia more time to adjust to a European trade pact with Ukraine, diplomats say, moving to ease bilateral tensions over an accord at the centre of the crisis in Ukraine as a ceasefire there takes hold.

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France ready to work with Russia on Ukraine, Middle East

Posted by seumasach on September 11, 2014

RIAN

11th September, 2014

MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti) – France is interested in stabilizing the situation in Ukraineand the Middle East and stands ready to work together with Russia to this end, Thierry Mariani, a member of the French National Assembly and a member of the French delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, said Thursday.

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EU dithers over Russia sanctions

Posted by seumasach on September 11, 2014

The Europeans are now in complete disarray and making complete fools of themselves over whether to “punish” Russia for instigating a peace process

Euroactive

11th September, 2014

EU envoys are to meet again today on when to implement new sanctions against Russia over its military involvement in Ukraine. Some members want more time to asses the viability of the truce.

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Refugees returning from Russia

Posted by seumasach on September 10, 2014

Russia Beyond The Headlines

9th September, 2014

RBTH presents a selection of views from leading Russian media on the latest developments in Ukraine, including analysis of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s visit to Mariupol and reaction to the ceasefire in Kiev, as well as news of the return of a number of refugees from Russia’s Rostov Region and the beginning of rebuilding in Donetsk and Lugansk

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Churkin: Dutch report inadequate

Posted by seumasach on September 10, 2014

Russia’s UN Envoy Churkin: Dutch Report on MH17 Crash Investigation Inadequate

RIAN

10th September, 2014

MOSCOW, September 10 (RIA Novosti) – A report on the investigation of a Malaysian Boeing crash in eastern Ukraine could hardly be considered international and independent as a preliminary probe has been conducted by Dutch experts under agreement with Ukraine and its findings are too vague, Russia’s Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin said Wednesday.

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