The worsening global slump is sending shock waves through financial markets.
Enrique Ferro's insight:
The day began with a 1.1 percent fall in Asian markets, followed by losses across Europe, indicated by a 2.4 percent decline in the FTSE Eurofirst 300 index. Turbulence on Wall Street recalled the gyrations of mid-October, when a “flash crash” in bond market yields created conditions resembling those following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008.
Federal investigators in the United States should considering weighing whether or not health workers involved in the interrogation tactics highlighted in the recent CIA torture port should be charged with war crimes, a group said this week.
Depuis la dislocation de l’Union soviétique, l’Otan s’est transformée en vue de devenir un outil global de l’impérialisme états-unien. D’ores et déjà, les pays arabes du Golfe persique (sauf le sultanat d’Oman et le Yémen) sont intégrés dans l’Alliance aux côtés d’Israël. Ainsi le Qatar a-t-il fourni un habillage aux mercenaires utilisés par l’Otan contre la Libye.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow wants Ukraine to carry out a constitutional reform to allow more autonomy to Russian-speaking eastern regions that would then stay with Kiev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
The Bank of Russia needs to reduce lending to force banks and corporations sell currency, ex-chairman of the Bank of Russia, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VTB Bank, Sergei Dubinin, told TASS. commenting on the fall of the ruble. "Right now, one is left to restrain ruble liquidity, to push banks, corporations and individuals, who need to spend money in rubles, towards selling foreign currency," said Dubinin.
Apparently, a Predator Drone, possibly the best symbol of American freedom nowadays, decided that Nabeela and her family were potential threats, and released its entire payload on the defenceless civilians. In the blink of an eye, Nabeela’s world was ruined beyond repair: seven children were injured, and Momina Bibi was killed on the spot.
Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill. According to the congressional record, it took only three congressmen and one second. - 2014/12/16