Daily Archives: April 17, 2014

World’s Central Banks ‘Are Gambling Immense Amounts Of Money’ – 17 April 2014

RT logoThe banking system is completely dysfunctional, and it is going to lose legitimacy as we are nowhere near the solution of the too-big-to-fail problem, Robert Pringle, chairman and founder of the Central Banking Journal, told RT.

It was never supposed to force the Central Banks to gamble on such an enormous scale as is happening today, Pringle, author of the Money Trap said on RT America’s show Boom Bust.

RT: What are the problems of the current banking system?

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Kiev: Military operation In Ukraine Southeast To Go On Despite Geneva Agreement – 17 April 2014

RT logoDespite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said it will not affect the “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and the troops will remain there.

Soon after the Geneva document, adopted at a four-side meeting between Ukraine, the US, the EU and Russia, was published, Ukraine’s acting Foreign Minister Andrey Deshchytsa said Kiev is not bound by its recommendations.

According to Deshchytsa cited by RIA Novosti, “the troops in the East of the country are carrying out a special operation and can remain where they are.”

This comes despite the statement issued by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry following the meeting, which says:

“All sides have pledged to refrain from any form of violence, intimidation or provocative actions. The participants of the meeting strongly condemned and rejected all forms of extremism, racism and religious intolerance, including manifestations of anti-Semitism.”

Deshchytsa said the Ukrainian side has agreed on “joint efforts” with Russia “to start the process of de-escalation in eastern Ukraine.”

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2,300 Tubes Containing SARS Virus Samples Missing In France – 17 April 2014

RT logoA major French biomedical research body, the Pasteur Institute, have launched an investigation into the disappearance of some 2,300 test tubes containing samples of the SARS virus. The loss was discovered during an inventory.

The Pasteur Institute filed a so-called ‘complaint against X‘ on Monday over the lost SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) samples. According to French law, such complaints allow law enforcement agencies to investigate a certain case, without targeting specific individuals or companies.

The distinguished research body has also announced it has closed its P3 laboratory, where the samples of the potentially deadly virus were kept.
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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Putin Threatens Military Intervention In Ukraine; Obama’s Hypocritical Response – 17 April 2014

MishMikeShedlockIn his strongest message yet to Ukraine, the EU, and US, Putin says Russia ready to act in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of his readiness to deploy troops in eastern Ukraine if diplomatic efforts fail to resolve the escalating crisis there.

The threat came as foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU were meeting in Geneva to find ways to ease the tension. Continue reading

BusinessInsider – Brett LoGiurato – Kerry Announces Deal That Might Calm Down The Crisis In Ukraine – 17 April 2014

businessInsiderDiplomats from the United States, Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union announced a preliminary deal on Thursday that would provide a path to de-escalation in the Ukrainian crisis.

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ZeroHedge – Is U.S. Media Coverage Of Ukraine And Syria Even WORSE Than Its Coverage Of Iraq? – 17 April 2014

Over the last year, we’ve documented that – despite all of the mea culpas for horrible Iraq coverage – the U.S. media’s coverage of Ukraine and Syria is just as biased, superficial and pro-war. Continue reading

ZeroHedge – Frontrunning – 17 April 2014

  • ZeroHedgePutin Doesn’t Rule Out Sending Troops (WSJ)
  • Japan Cuts Economic View on Tax Rise (WSJ)
  • No “harsh weather” in Chipotle restaurants where comp store sales rose 13.4% (PR)
  • No sanctions for you: EU sanctions push on Russia falters amid big business lobbying (FT)
  • Consumer Spending on Health Care Jumps as Obamacare Takes Hold (BBG)
  • China Seen Cracking on Property Controls (BBG)
  • Google, IBM results raise questions about other tech-sector companies (Reuters)
  • California city evacuation lifted after military ordnance found (Reuters)
  • For Obama, Standoff With Moscow Jumbles Plans at Home and Abroad (WSJ)
  • Weibo cuts IPO size amid selloff in technology stocks (Reuters)
  • High-Frequency Fightback Starts in Foreign Exchange (BBG)
  • Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45 billion (Reuters)

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