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  Four dead after gun battle in eastern Ukraine First deaths since signing of Geneva accord raise tensions in eastern Ukraine and dash hopes of a truce for Easter By David Blair, Donetsk 11:58AM BST 20 Apr 2014 A gun battle in eastern Ukraine claimed up to four lives on Sunday when fighting erupted near… Read more »

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Jim, The US is just beginning to pay for NSA malfeasance. CIGA Craig Washington on back foot in web negotiations By Richard Waters in San Francisco A meeting in Brazil this week will reveal whether Washington has succeeded in preventing international anger over the Edward Snowden revelations clouding discussions about future governance of the internet…. Read more »

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  U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says By Fred Hiatt April 18 at 3:53 pm Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That… Read more »

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Jim, Per your recent post on bail ins, many people either don’t realize or just simply cannot do the math. They read the headlines of only having two absorbent 8% losses which too many does not seem like a big deal. However if they read it closely it’s enough to completely collapse their entire savings…. Read more »

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GEAB N°84 is available! Europe dragged into a division of the world between debtors and creditors: the United States’ desperate solutions for not sinking alone – Public announcement GEAB N°84 (April 17, 2014) – In the present confrontation between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian crisis, the image of the Cold War inevitably comes… Read more »

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The test for whether one is living in a police state is that those who are charged with enforcing the law are allowed to break the laws with impunity. – Jon Roland  (1944-) founder of the Constitution Society   I do believe that historians of the future will come to see the "too big to… Read more »

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Jim, It looks like the EU/IMF will swallow their pride and pay Ukraine’s bill for Gazprom. Since neither Ukraine nor Bulgaria are part of the EU, I am not sure why South Stream is considered a breach of EU law. South Stream makes a lot of sense for Russia. CIGA Craig UPDATE 2-EU agrees to… Read more »

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Putin expects UN to condemn Kiev’s use of force in E. Ukraine  DEBKAfile April 15, 2014, 9:30 PM (IDT) Russian president Vladimir Putin told UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon Tuesday that the UN and international community must condemn the use of force by the Ukrainian authorities in eastern Ukraine and its  “anti-constitutional actions.” The Kremlin press… Read more »