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EU, Kazakhstan Agree On Enhanced Cooperation – 9 October 2014

RT logoThe EU and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement in Brussels Thursday, forging closer economic and political ties.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev also met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

Brussels and Almaty will enhance cooperation on 29 key sectors- including economic, financial, energy, transport, environment, climate change, employment, education and research.

Kazakhstan is the biggest economy in Central Asia, and has large oil reserves, and is the world’s largest producer of uranium. It is also closely politically aligned with Russia, and along with Belarus is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, which comes into force on January 1, 2015.

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Germany’s Energy Industry A ‘Disaster’ – France’s EDF Chief – 9 October 2014

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Profits have declined for German energy companies since Angela Merkel decided to shake up the power industry by cutting nuclear energy in favor of renewables. The impact on the energy sector is severe, and may be having a domino effect across Europe.

Henri Prolio, the Chief Executive of France’s state-owned EDF, has openly criticized Germany’s two biggest energy suppliers, RWE and E.ON.

“When it comes to energy they are in a disaster. Their two major companies – E.ON and RWE – are under huge pressure. One is more or less dead, the other one is in a very difficult situation,” Henri Prolio claimed, adding that his company was doing “quite well.”

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2nd Huge UK Tax Bill Blunder This Year Leaves Millions In Limbo – 9 October 2014

RT logoHundreds of thousands of UK citizens’ tax bills may have been substantially miscalculated on two consecutive occasions, HM Revenue and Customs whistleblowers have revealed.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has privately acknowledged that tens of thousands of Britons who overpaid or underpaid their income tax bills last year may still not have paid the correct amount. The government body is reportedly uncertain of the true scale of the debacle.

In June, HRMC said it collected an incorrect amount of tax from over 5 million UK workers for the year leading up to April 2014. The individuals concerned subsequently received official letters detailing how the HRMC planned to take back or reissue funds, which averaged at £300 per person.

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John Ward – Crash2 Signs: Every Day In Every Way They’re Getting Bigger – 9 October 2014

JohnWThis morning the Bank of Italy announced that bad loans in the country rose 20 percent year-on-year in August –  and lending to companies and families shrank equally dramatically.

In just 3 months, oil has suffered a 20 percent plunge into bear-market territory as average petrol prices hit their cheapest level for nearly four years. Brent crude fell more than a dollar to a 27-month low of $90.76 at one point.

China, the world’s top coal importer, is to levy import tariffs on it of between 3 per cent and 6 per cent from October 15th in its latest attempt to support ailing domestic miners. Australia and Russia will be hit very hard indeed.

See closely-related Slogpost: Neoliberal Cock comes home to roost

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Fertilize That! German Farmer Dresses Cows In Diapers In EU Protest – 9 October 2014

RT logoA German farmer has been putting nappies on his cows in protest at EU legislation that forbids the use of fertilizers on steep slopes. With no bovine-sized diapers available from the local store, white bed sheets with pink ribbons had to suffice.

The idea was the brainchild of Bavarian cattle farmer Johann Huber, who became fed up with an EU directive that did not allow farmers to fertilize slopes steeper than 15 percent. With cow droppings in theory counting as fertilizer, he sarcastically decided to try and abide by EU regulations by making sure that no cow droppings managed to land on the pristine Bavarian slopes.

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MH17 Victim Found Wearing Oxygen Mask – Dutch FM – 9 October 2014

RT logoOne of the passengers of the MH17 plane shot down over Ukraine was wearing an oxygen mask, Dutch Foreign Minister Franz Timmermans has said. This new revelation contradicts assumptions that all 298 people on board the plane died instantly.

Kiev seeks access to MH17 site to back ‘prefabricated’ crash version – Moscow

Timmermans’ comments suggest that the Boeing-777-200 shot down three months ago might not have fallen apart immediately after the aircraft was hit, killing all people aboard, if at least one passenger remained conscious and managed to pull an oxygen mask on.

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Aisha North – The Manuscript Of Survival – Part 427 – 9 October 2014

AishaNorthFor now, the quickening you have entered will begin to manifest in a myriad of ways. Some of them will feel familiar, while others will happen in a very unexpected manner. You see, this opening that you have allowed yourself to take part in will be put to good use, and through these openings many a form of information will continue to flow in, and through this information, a whole host of related events will come into being. Continue reading

Russia And China Among New Emerging G7 – 9 October 2014

RT logoAnalysis of a new IMF report projects the top seven emerging markets, measured at purchasing power parity (PPP), will overtake the conventional G7 group of industrialized economies in 2014.

TheFinancial Timesestimated that the seven largest emerging economies can hypothetically be called a new G7: four BRICS members – Brazil, Russia, India and China and three countries of the so-called MINT – Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey, will have a combined GDP of $37.8 trillion in 2014 when calculated at purchasing power parity (PPS). However, the long established G7 group of industrialized nations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US are expected to have an output of $34.5 trillion.

The IMF World Outlook update showed that China is now the world’s largest economy in terms of PPP having surpassed the US. In terms of relative prices China’s output is forecast to soar to $17.6 trillion, which is above the $17.4 billion of the US.

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Historical Shift: Japan & US Beef Up Defense Pact To Counter ‘China Threat’ – 9 October 2014

RT logo(Lucas : interesting how war and virus is hyped and stipulated to make us ready and belief in war….Do not buy into it.)

Japan and the United States have agreed to create a new defense partnership to counter their perceived threat of China. Tokyo has become more assertive in its military policy under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but this has led to protests at home.

The new pact will help to set out how Japan and the US will work together during various degrees of provocation, from peacetime, to when Tokyo may be under, or carrying out, an armed attack.

“The two governments will take measures to prevent the deterioration of Japan’s security in all phases, seamlessly, from peacetime to contingencies,” an interim report between the two countries stated, Reuters reported.

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Assange Accuses Australian Govt Of ‘Misrepresenting Nature Of Interception’ – 9 October 2014

RT logoWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has challenged assurances by the Australian government that communications interception in the country was a matter of “strict oversight.”

Assange sneaks into US conference… as full-body 3D hologram! (VIDEO)

He has dismissed as “absurd” Australian government agencies’ stance on mass collection of metadata in a submission into a surveillance inquiry by the Australian Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, the Age reported.

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