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Germany environment minister: Make fracking illegal

Posted by seumasach on April 2, 2014

Wake From Your Slumber

1st April, 2014

Germany’s environment minister has called for the controversial gas extraction technique known as “fracking” to be made illegal. Her comments came ahead of an emergency energy summit.

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Germany: No Ukraine NATO membership

Posted by seumasach on April 2, 2014

Ukraine NATO Membership Is Denied as Germany Seeks Easing

Bloomberg

1st April, 2014

Germany’s top diplomat said Ukraine won’t join NATO and urgedRussia to move troops away from the Ukrainian border, saying it would be a “small signal” that the crisis is easing.

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Turkey’s Sultan rewrites history

Posted by seumasach on April 1, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

31st March, 2014

The mystique of democratic elections never wears off. Throwing into the dustbin all media projections and opinion polls and so on through the recent months, Turkish people have handed down to Recep Tayyip Erdogan a resounding victory in the local elections held on Sunday. 

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Ukraine urges Right Sector to vacate its Kiev HQ

Posted by seumasach on April 1, 2014

Ukraine urges Right Sector to vacate its Kiev HQ after downtown shootout injures 3

RT

31st March, 2014

Ukraine’s acting interior minister urged the far-right group Right Sector to vacate its HQ in Kiev after a downtown shootout instigated by one of its members injured three, including deputy mayor Bogdan Dubas.

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BRICS support for Russia’s invasion of Crimea

Posted by seumasach on April 1, 2014

BRICS Support For Russia’s Invasion Of Crimea Signals A New International Era
Business Insider

31st March, 2014

There’s been no shortage of reports and commentaries on the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea, and Russia’s role in it. Yet one of the more notable recent developments in the crisis has received surprisingly little attention.

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Euroland in the hands of Eurolanders

Posted by seumasach on March 31, 2014

Harald Greib

LEAP 2020

31st March, 2014

The present pause in the march towards the creation of the new political European entity Euroland, consequence of the approaching European elections, which virtually put the entire communitarian system on stand-by, enable us to dedicate this lead article of our April newsletter to an abnormality in the handling of the evolution of Euroland : How is it possible that a member states of the European Union, which is not a member of the Eurozone, has such a disproportionate clout on the institutions where the coming of age of Euroland is being masterminded and prepared?

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Ukrainian crisis: Eight strategic recommendations

Posted by seumasach on March 31, 2014

GEAB N°83: Global systemic crisis – The Ukrainian crisis, the ultimate test of Europeans’ ability to build their political union to take control of their common destiny

Newropeans Magazine

31st March, 2014

This crisis is well and truly a test of national leaders’ ability to grasp the tools of independence, power and peace that their fathers (the generations of politicians which ruled right until the end of the 80s basically) have put at their disposal, this united and institutionalized Europe which only remains to be put under political control.…

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Russia, US back federal constitution to solve Ukraine crisis

Posted by seumasach on March 31, 2014

RIAN

31st March, 2014

PARIS, March 31 (RIA Novosti) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry agreed at talks in Paris on Sunday to seek a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, showing signs of agreement on the need for a federal constitution in the country.

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Dollar hegemony under attack by export-superpowers Germany and China

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2014

Testerone Pit

29th March, 2014

The word dollar didn’t even come up. “The volume of transactions that can be carried out in the Chinese currency in international and German financial centers is not commensurate with China’s importance in the global economy,” the Bundesbank explained in its dry manner on Friday in Berlin, after signing a memorandum of understanding with the People’s Bank of China. President Xi Jinping and Chancellor Angela Merkel were looking on. It was serious business. Everyone knew what this was about. No one had to say it.

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Bundesbank, PBOC in pact to turn Frankfurt Into Renminbi hub

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2014

BusinessWeek

27th March, 2014

Germany’s Bundesbank and the People’s Bank of China agreed to cooperate in the clearing and settling of payments in renminbi, paving the way for Frankfurt to corner a share of the offshore market.

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Catherine Ashton condemns pressures of right-wing extremists on Ukrainian parliament

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2014

Ashton finally remembers she’s not meant to be supporting violent mob rule and neo-nazi thugs

All Voices

29th March, 2014

Chief of European Union foreign policy Catherine Ashton condemns , threats of extremist group , ” Wright Sector ” for the deputies of the Ukrainian parliament , as “a violation of democratic principles and the rule of law.”

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