World Politics

Russia on brink of financial crisis as showdown with West escalates

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

Country’s private companies shut out of global bond markets, raising prospect that they may need state support By Ambrose Evans Pritchard TelegraphUK 14 Apr 2014 Russia is at increasing risk of a full-blown financial crisis as the West tightens sanctions and Russian meddling in Ukraine pushes the region towards conflagration. The country’s private companies... »

Obama Admin. Says It May Send Arms to Ukrainian Junta

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

Sen. McCain calls for economic warfare against Russia Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com April 14, 2014 An adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry stoked the crisis in Ukraine on Monday by saying the United States may send weapons to the junta in Kyiv. “Obviously we are looking at that as an option,” said Thomas Shannon... »

Palladium, Gas And Wheat Surge On Russian Supply Fears

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

GoldCore GoldSeek.com Monday, 14 April 2014 Relations between Russia and the West are at their worst since the Cold War. Some Western governments believe Russia is preparing to take control of eastern Ukraine. The United States is prepared to step up sanctions against Moscow if pro-Russian military actions in eastern Ukraine continue, a senior... »

Ukraine Proposes Joint U.N. Action Against “Terrorists” Opposed to Coup

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

U.N. boss expresses “full support” for junta in Kyiv Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com April 14, 2014 Ukrainian coup leader Aleksandr Turchynov has proposed conducting a joint military operation with the United Nations to quell anti-junta sentiment in the eastern part of the country. Turchinov made the suggestion during a phone call to United Nations boss... »

Russian Fighter Jet Flies Repeatedly Within 1000 Yards Of US Warship In The Black Sea

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 04/14/2014 As we reported last Friday, a second US warship, the destroyer Donald Cook, crossed the Bosphorus last week and entered the Black Sea at precisely the time when NATO was arguing that its encroaching presence around Russia should not spook anyone. Apparently it spooked someone, Russian, which earlier today... »

East Ukraine Braces For Military Operation As Ultimatum Passes: Full Ukraine Event Recap

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 04/14/2014 As was expected, so called Russian separatists completely ignored Ukraine’s 0600 GMT ultimatum to hand over their weapons and give up, which means Ukraine now is in the clear, according to its leaders, to engage in the previously warned military “anti-terrorist” operation. As a result, as Reuters updates, “towns... »

Ukraine Mobilizes Military, Gives Separatists Ultimatum; Russia Slams Escalation As “Criminal”, Yanukovich Warns Of Civil War

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 04/13/2014 If Russia’s intention was to give Ukraine enough “escalation” rope with which to hang itself once again, it may have succeeded when a little over an hour ago acting president Oleksander Turchinov said in a televized address that Ukraine has mobilized its armed forces to launch a “full-scale anti-terrorist... »

China Claims Sovereignty Over Senkaku Islands: Marine General Ready for Battle against China

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

Breaking Deception.com April 13, 2014 If the Chinese invaded the Senkaku Islands, U.S. Marines in the Pacific could recapture them, the commander of Marines in Japan said Friday. The Senkakus have been administered by Japan for decades, but China now claims sovereignty over them. Amid other heated territorial disputes with its neighbors, China has... »

Stocks dive as Russia abandons U.S. dollar

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

Moscow accelerates move in retaliation for Obama sanctions Jerome R. Corsi WND.com 4/12/14 NEW YORK – The stock market dive Friday that brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average to near 16,000 and the Nasdaq to below 4,000 might reflect an accelerated move by Russia away from the petrodollar in retaliation for the Obama administration’s... »

One Killed, Many Wounded After Shooting Breaks Out Between Ukraine Special Forces And Pro-Russia Separatists

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 04/13/2014 “Ball is in Kiev’s court.” That is how we concluded our article yesterday reporting that Moscow won’t accept force against demonstrators after Kiev warned it would use special forces to quell ongoing “terrorist” uprisings across cities in east Ukraine. Predictably, Ukraine couldn’t wait to shoot the ball right back... »