Daily Archives: September 12, 2014

Stark Warning: WHO Says Ebola Epidemic Out Of Control, Death Toll Over 2,400 – 12 September 2014

RT logoWest Africa’s explosion of Ebola cases is outpacing the ability of healthcare workers to manage the situation, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, as more countries have stepped up to the plate to lend their assistance.

WHO director general Margaret Chan said the depth of the Ebola crisis, concentrated on the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, now required more international assistance.

“The Ebola outbreak that is ravaging parts of West Africa is the largest and most complex and most severe in the almost four-decade history of this disease,” she told a news conference in Geneva.

The death toll from the deadly virus, for which there is no known cure, surged to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases. Meanwhile, Chan said the current death toll figures were most certainly “an underestimate.”

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James Corbett – The Corbett Report – Scottish Independence Or Scotland In Dependence? – 12 September 2014

This month on the Geneva Business Insider, James and David preview next week’s Scottish independence vote and the various political forces that are clashing as the Scottish people go to the polls. We discuss the push for NATO membership, EU membership and a central bank for “free” Scotland and how it undermines the entire push for independence. We also examine the latest on the ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine and the specter of a cyber-hacking bank bailout.

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EU To Give Ukraine Another €8Bn To Help Reform – 12 September 2014

RT logoThe European Union is to provide Ukraine with €8 billion to carry out reforms, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said Friday.

We are convinced that this Agreement (EU – Ukraine Association Agreement) will promote further economic growth and modernization of the Ukrainian economy. Eight billion euro will be transferred to Ukraine to stabilize the economy. But this support is not unconditional. It is based on the expectation that the country will continue to follow the path of reformation,” RBC quotes Schultz.

The required reforms would include electoral law, a comprehensive constitutional reform, elimination of corruption, and the respect of human rights and minority rights, Schultz explained.

In turn Aleksey Ulyukayev, the Russian Minister of Economic Development said that if Ukraine proceeds with the EU Association Agreement as of November 1, Russia will respond with the introduction of import tariffs on Ukrainian goods.

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New US-UK Security Deal Means Tougher Checks For Air Passengers – 12 September 2014

RT logoPassengers travelling to the United States from Britain could face interrogations and inspections from police, under a new “pre-clearance” agreement between the British and American governments.

According to documents obtained by The Guardian, passengers could be approached by security staff and asked for details about their travel arrangements, as well as aspects of their personal history.

The plan was proposed by the US government to five EU countries, including Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. According to the document, however, only Britain has overtly welcomed the plans, claiming that it “sees the advantages in allowing this procedure.”

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BBC Accused Of Anti-Independence Bias After Editing Out Salmond’s Reply To ‘Bank Exodus’ question – 12 September 2014

RT logoThe BBC faces accusations of anti-independence bias after its political editor, Nick Robinson, produced a report that wrongly claimed Alex Salmond had ignored his question during a heated press conference.

Calling into question the impartiality of the publicly-owned broadcaster, the veteran BBC correspondent edited out Salmond’s lengthy answer, in which the First Minister claimed the BBC had skewed facts and colluded with the Treasury to undermine the “Yes” campaign.

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SCO Leaders Support Putin’s Peace Plan For Ukraine – 12 September 2014

RT logoHeads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization say that the crisis in Ukraine is spilling beyond the borders of the country and needs immediate action, while stressing that the only solution to the conflict lies in dialogue and consensus.

At a press conference following the summit President Putin said the leaders had touched upon various issues of international politics, including those connected with the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, and added that the approaches to this settlement proved to be similar.

We are very satisfied by the fact that the approaches to basic directions of cooperation appear to be identical or very close,” Putin told reporters.

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