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John Ward – Geopolitics: Greece, Tsipras, Draghi, Putin, And The Antidollar- 24 January 2015

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The bandwagon effect taking place in Greece looks set to deliver leftist Party Syriza a victory by 6-7% of the popular vote….but the ECB says the country is an ECB leper. The Slog tries to put things into a wider geopolitical context.

Well, now we know: Greece will be shut out of QE “for at least six months” because of “limits on how much debt the central bank buys from a single issuer”. It must be smashing being a central banker: everything you do is secret and/or the opposite of what the public are told – so you can lie your head off with glorious abandon. I spoke to a contact in Spain today, who had this to say:

“Spanish banks break those limits at least once a week, but the ECB moves the money around the whirlygig so that it never hits the tripwire. If he’d let the Greeks take part [in the easing programme] frankly nobody would’ve noticed it. It’s just more bullshit”. Continue reading

Putin, Obama In ‘Brief Meeting’ At APEC summit – 10 November 2014

RT logoVladimir Putin has met with Barack Obama on Monday in Beijing at the APEC summit, the Kremlin has confirmed. With relations between Moscow and Washington strained, the encounter between the two leaders was hardly more than a mere greeting and small talk.

Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s press secretary, said the two said hello and had a brief talk at the welcoming ceremony.

“There was no conversation,” Peskov said. “Actually, they greeted each other – there was a short contact on the sidelines of the event we were talking about.”

However, Putin and Obama may still have a full-length meeting on Tuesday, a highly-ranked US official told RIA Novosti news agency.\

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Putin, Xi Jinping Sign Mega Gas Deal On Second Gas Supply Route – 9 November 2014

RT logoPresident Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have signed a memorandum of understanding on the so-called “western” gas supplies route to China. The agreement paves the way for a contract that would make China the biggest consumer of Russian gas.

Russia’s so-called “western” or “Altay” route would supply 30 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas a year to China.

The new supply line comes in addition to the “eastern” route, through the “Power of Siberia” pipeline, which will annually deliver 38 bcm of gas to China. Work on that pipeline route has already begun after a $400 billion deal was clinched in May.

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Putin, Poroshenko Shake Hands As Minsk Forum To Discuss Ukrainian Peace Plan – 26 August 2014

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Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko shook hands as talks between the Eurasian Customs Union, EU and Ukraine began in Minsk. The crisis in eastern Ukraine is likely to dominate the agenda, with Poroshenko calling on the forum to accept his peace plan.

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Putin and Poroshenko greeted each other with a handshake as they met in the Belarusian capital at the start of talks on the Ukrainian crisis.

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Putin, Poroshenko Meet On D-Day Sidelines, Call For End To E.Ukraine Bloodshed – 6 June 2014

RT logoVladimir Putin and Ukraine’s president-elect Petro Poroshenko have briefly spoken on the sidelines of the D-Day anniversary celebrations in Normandy. They called for both sides to “stop violence and military actions” in eastern Ukraine.

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Both leaders “have spoken for a prompt end to bloodshed in southeast Ukraine as well as for an end to military actions from both sides – from the side of the Ukrainian armed forces and the supporters of federalization of Ukraine,” said Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov.

Putin and Poroshenko also agreed that there is “no alternative” to “peaceful political means” to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.

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ITAR-TASS – Putin, Cameron Discussed Ways To Settle Ukrainian Crisis – 6 June 2014

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By Aleksey Nikolskiy

Journalists noted that there had been no traditional shake of hands at the beginning of the meeting

Quote: PARIS, June 06 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron, who met at the VIP lounge of Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport on Thursday, discussed ways of settling the situation in Ukraine and invigorating the Russian-British dialogue, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said after the talks.

Putin, Lukashenko, Nazarbayev To Sign Eurasian Economic Union treaty On May 29 – 27 May 2014

ITAR-TASS

The creation of the Eurasian Economic Union will allow the countries to reach the higher level of integration, the Kremlin says

MOSCOW, May 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian and Kazakhstani counterparts, Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev, will sign the Eurasian Economic Union treaty in Astana on May 29, the Kremlin says.

The treaty will come into effect on January 1, 2015.

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