Scholars and Experts Are Urging the German Government to Rethink Its Unconditional Support of Israel  27/08/2014

In an open letter to the German government, numerous scholars are demanding a change to the country's foreign policy in the Middle East in light of Israel's assault on Gaza, which has left more than 2,000 Palestinians dead...

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Global Voice


Must Watch - Sahra Wagenknecht about the EU Crisis and the civil war in Ukraine  27/08/2014

The deputies of the Left Party, Sahra Wagenknecht, responds to the Policy Statement by Chancellor Angela Merkel, June 4, 2014...

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Decision time at the IMF on Ukraine  27/08/2014

At the forthcoming Ukrainian official donors' meeting scheduled for September, one has to hope that G-7 policymakers stop pretending and face up to the questions that they should have been asking when Ukraine's $17 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) stand-by program was approved last May..

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The Hill


The changing face of Europe's mafia  27/08/2014

... But what is arguably more disturbing, not to mention much harder for law enforcement agencies to trace, is the infiltration of mafia groups in the legitimate business world...

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EUObserver


Nato chief unveils new plan for eastern Europe  27/08/2014

The unusual event saw the leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, which have formed a Customs Union, meet with the president of Ukraine and three EU commissioners, before the Ukrainian and Russian chiefs broke off for two-hour long talks...

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EUObserver


Merkel: Ukraine can go to Eurasian Union  26/08/2014

Germany’s Angela Merkel has said Ukraine is free to “go to” Russia’s “Eurasian Union”, amid signs of a new willingness to make peace with Russian leader Vladimir Putin...

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EUObserver


Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.  26/08/2014

The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington or seeking its consent, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines...

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New York Times


China dismisses claims by the United States that a fighter jet flew dangerously close to a Navy plane  25/08/2014

"The US's large-scale and highly frequent close-in reconnaissance against China is the root cause of accidents endangering the sea and air military security between China and the United States."...

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ABCNews


EU migrants urged to back Scots independence bid  25/08/2014

At a rally organized by the Polish for Yes campaign on Saturday, Scotland’s deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon warned that “with the Westminster parties dancing to UKIP”s anti-European tune, Scotland faces the very real prospect of being ripped out of the EU against our will in the event of a No vote.”...

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EUObserver


Draghi urges new stimulus to stave off stagnation  25/08/2014

The Frankfurt-based bank is preparing to belatedly follow the lead of the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England by launching its own programme of quantitative easing (QE) - creating money to buy financial assets...

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EUObserver


North African ministers in Cairo for Libya crisis talks  25/08/2014

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met early Monday with his Libyan, Algerian and Tunisian counterparts for talks on the situation in Libya...

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El Ahram


Crise ukrainienne : Poutine, OTAN, Europe, qui sont les vrais responsables ?  25/08/2014

L'Union Européenne, en demandant à l'Ukraine de choisir entre l'Europe et la Russie par son accord d'association exclusif, et les Etats-Unis, en souhaitant à tout prix étendre l'OTAN, ont choisi la voix du scénario catastrophe. Toute la question est de savoir s'il s'agit d'une maladresse ou d'une malhonnêteté de la part de l'Occident...

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Le Figaro


Washington’s Nightmare Comes True: The Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global (II)  22/08/2014

It is now time to segue into the geopolitical applications of the RCSP. This section will begin with Northeast Asia and then proceed counterclockwise into exploring the dual approaches towards Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. It will then move on to Europe before looking at the Mideast/North Africa (MENA) and Latin America...

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Oriental Review


Poll: Netanyahu’s Approval Rating Down To 55%  22/08/2014

bibi bennettPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approval rating continued to drop with operation Protective Edge in its 2nd month, according to the poll to just 55%, down from 82% on July 23 and 63% when ground forces left Gaza, a new poll published by Channel 2, on Thursday, showed...

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JP Updates


Germany Backs $6.8 Billion RWE Unit Sale to Russian Group  22/08/2014

Germany’s Economy Ministry cleared the sale of RWE AG (RWE)’s Dea oil and gas unit to the LetterOne group of investors led by Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman...

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Bloomberg


USA: la balance des flux de capitaux en déficit  22/08/2014

La balance américaine des flux de capitaux investis à long terme est repassée dans le rouge en juin, selon les chiffres publiés vendredi par le département du Trésor. Elle a accusé un déficit de 30,2 milliards de dollars après avoir enregistré 7,7 milliards de dollars d'excédent en mai...

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Le Figaro


Washington and the Argentine default  22/08/2014

The Argentines blame the 'Washington Consensus' for the default in 2001, and the New York judiciary and vulture funds for the 'artificial default' in July this year. These are challenges not just for Argentina; they endanger the global debt restructuring system and contradict U.S. domestic laws...

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Gateway House


What the leaked EU-Canada trade paper means for TTIP  20/08/2014

Its passage has become a test run ahead of the anticipated trans-Atlantic trade and investment deal between the EU and the US known as "TTIP". EU trade chief Karel de Gucht has publicly described it as a "template" for TTIP...

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EUObserver


Merkel sets limits to Nato solidarity with Baltic states  20/08/2014

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said Nato will defend Baltic states if need be, but will not build permanent military bases in the region...

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EUObserver


Le débat que les francophones ne peuvent zapper  20/08/2014

« Le risque d’atteinte aux intérêts des francophones ne peut être négligé. Nous serions coupables d’un complot tacite en ne le disant pas aussi clairement. » Ce sont trois constitutionnalistes francophones qui lancent cet avertissement dans nos colonnes...

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GEAB N°86 - Contents

- Published on June 17, 2014 -

Global systemic crisis – The Major Global Geopolitical Reconfiguration
After nearly 6 years of blocking the normal development of systemic transition, a blocking caused by a flood of dollars leading to a renewed artificial global addiction to the US dollar, history is now taking its course… (page 2)
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The US 2014-2015: the dominoes of pensions, Munis and the Dollar
Numerous cracks come from the outside: for example the challenge to US dominance by China and Russia. But, amongst the most serious cracks in the Dollar wall, is the market for US municipal bonds and the US pension system… (page 19)
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Central Banks – What the coexistence of QE and deflation reveals about the Western financial system
Common sense (or rather economic sense) would expect that excessive use of the printing press, especially in the US and Japan, causes inflation – if not hyperinflation given the amount of money injected into the system. And yet, it’s nothing of the kind. Are deflation and the printing press conniving in the US? Or in Europe? How can that be possible? (page 25)
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Investments, trends and recommendations
Blackmail in the BNP affair
« Sufficiently big to fine »
Alternative financial investments… (page 30)
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GlobalEurometre - Results and analyses
Even if some financial issues, such as the risk of bank failures or the fear of losing one’s money, seem to be less worrying, for the first time in several months we are seeing signs of a weakening in confidence in the European currency… (page 35)
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