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Ukraine Stiffs China for Billions Owed


China paid Ukraine $3B two years ago for grain still not delivered, now demands refund. Another $3.6B that’s owed to China, will probably also default. Eric Zuesse Russia’s RIA Novosti News Agency reported, on January 17th, that China is demanding ...

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War Resumes in Ukraine

Ukraine’s President Says All Ukrainians Who Reject His Government Should Die Ukraine Violates Ceasefire Agreement w. Russia and OSCE, Re-Invades Its East Eric Zuesse On October 30th, the Novorossian press agency announced that on the prior day, Ukrainian troops had ...

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Ukraine’s Civil War Is Restarting

Ukrainian Government is said to have air-dropped leaflets: “leave or die.” Introductory note by Eric Zuesse: Below is from a recent day’s report by the Belarusian (or “Byelorussian”) management-consulting firm Geopolitics, a site which often posts the most-penetrating daily reports ...

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Obama Misrepresents the Russian Economy

Eric Zuesse A report posted October 15th at Russia Insider (a Russian website), headlined “Russian Industry Expands Rapidly In September, Hammers Expectations: Fastest growth since 2012. Manufacturing up 3.6%. Food production shows double digit growth.” This contradicts many reports in U.S. media, ...

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What Obama’s Ukrainian Stooges Did

Eric Zuesse Here are highlights from a one-hour-and-thirty-seven-minute video documenting the ethnic cleansing or attempted genocide against the residents in southeast Ukraine, the Ukrainian area that had voted overwhelmingly for the man whom Obama overthrew on February 22nd. If the voters in that region were ...

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Why Obama Lost His War in Ukraine

A protester wearing a Ukrainian flag walks past a burning tent camp and a fire in the trade union building in Odessa

Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News When President Obama took control of Ukraine in February 2014, via a coup d’etat against the democratically elected President, rather than by an outright invasion of U.S. troops, the new Government that he imposed in Kiev ...

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Putin’s Possible Successor Explains Russia’s Military & Economic Plans

Eric Zuesse http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html The Floridian blogger about Russia, “Vineyard of the Saker,” posted an English translation on September 29th of an informative interview on Russian television. (You can see the entire translated interview at http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html.) Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin, who ...

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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine. Status-Quo Truce-Lines Agreed.

Russia’s Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists’ Aim to Become Part of Russia. But Separatists Will Almost Certainly Receive Reconstruction Aid from Russia. Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News The great German newspaper German Economic News, headlined on Saturday, September 20th, “Welcome Russia ...

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SchNEWS | From Transition Town workshops to the city slickers at the Financial Times (to over-excited pieces in ill-researched journals like SchNEWS), there’s been more and more interest in ‘Peak Oil’. Perhaps it’s got something to do with the price ...

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The Secret Deal For Iraq’s Oil

The Public Record | Four months before the United States invaded Iraq, the Department of Defense was secretly working with Vice President Dick Cheney’s old company, Halliburton Corp., on a secret deal that would give the world’s second largest oil services ...

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BP shuts down Georgia pipelines

Energy giant BP says it has shut two of three pipelines that run through Georgia as a precautionary measure. A spokeswoman for the firm said the oil and gas pipelines, which run from the Caspian Sea into Georgia, had not ...

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It’s the Oil, stupid!

By Noam Chomsky | The deal just taking shape between Iraq’s Oil Ministry and four Western oil companies raises critical questions about the nature of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq — questions that should certainly be addressed by ...

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Happy Oil Dependence Day

By Robert Scheer | As we head into the Fourth of July weekend of patriotic bluster and beer swilling — but before we are too besotted with ourselves — might we also for once consider our imperfections? Why not take ...

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New Global Energy Order Emerging

IPS | By bringing together the world’s major oil producers and consumers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia marked a turning point in the negotiations for a new global energy order that is emerging under the weight of soaring oil prices, which ...

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Kucinich: We went to Iraq for oil

Press TV | Rep. Dennis Kucinich has accused the US of forcing Iraq to privatize its oil fields and keeping US troops at war to protect Iraqi oil reserves. Kucinich, who has introduced measures to impeach George W. Bush and ...

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Big Oil’s Big Lie

By George Monbiot | Of course, it’s not a crime, and it’s hard to see how, in a free society, it could or should become one. But the culpability of the energy firms the climate scientist James Hansen will indict ...

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An alternative to oil?

By Lee Waters | Oil prices could reach $200 a barrel by the end of the year, and the cost of filling up is rising nearly as fast. Lee Waters, of sustainable transport charity Sustrans, explains why it’s time to ...

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Oil: A global crisis

The Iraq War means oil costs three times more than it should, says a leading expert. How are our lives going to change as we struggle to cope with the $200 barrel? Geoffrey Lean reports. The invasion of Iraq by ...

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US Oil Major Complicit in Abuses – Rights Lobby

By Marwaan Macan-Markar – IPS | An environmental group is warning U.S. energy giant Chevron to clean up its act in Burma or face legal proceedings where the multinational’s links to gross human rights violations in the military-ruled country could be exposed. ...

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We Must Imagine a Life Without Oil

By Mark Hertsgaard – The Nation | It used to be that only environmentalists and paranoids warned about running out of oil. Not anymore. As climate change did over the past few years, peak oil seems poised to become the next big ...

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Iraqi oil pipeline blown up again

BBC News | An oil pipeline south of Baghdad has been blown up, wounding at least eight security guards, Iraqi police say. The blast, near the town of Iskandiriya, caused a large fire and disrupted the flow of crude oil ...

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