Was NSA Head Insider Trading?

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 8:09 am

According to documents filed by former NSA Director Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA was speculating in commodities linked to China and Russia while receiving asymmetric information on the countries as part of his job. The use of asymmetric or non-public information for financial gain is a crime known as insider trading. The shares [...]

Ukraine President Orders Russian Border Closed, Applying For EU Membership In 2020

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 8:13 am

Ukraine's Poroshenko lays out plan to apply for EU membership "in six years time": http://t.co/3ppm5A5qTy pic.twitter.com/oyk1e3YS5R — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 25, 2014 Though the ceasefire in East Ukraine is hanging by a thread, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to order a closure of the Ukraine-Russian border and announced that he is pushing [...]

Obama Tells UN General Assembly ‘The Cause Of Empire Leads To The Graveyard’

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 9:29 am

In what may be one of the most well publicized acts of cognitive dissonance in history US President Barack Obama, leader of the most powerful empire in the world, told the United Nations General Assembly that “the cause of empire leads to the graveyard.” Not surprisingly, Obama was not talking about US foreign policy in [...]

Reactionaries In Kiev Throw Member Of Parliament In Dumpster, Luhansk And Donetsk Granted Special Status

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:45 am

A reactionary mob in Kiev threw a member of Ukraine’s parliament in a dumpster for supporting a bill that would give special status to regions in East Ukraine. The mob waving flags from neofascist groups such as Svoboda and Right Sector burnt tiees and ultimately assaulted a member of parliament, dumping him in a trash [...]

Ukraine Defense Minister Says NATO Countries Now Shipping Arms To Kiev

By: Monday September 15, 2014 8:07 am

Ukraine PM: Only NATO can defend Ukraine from aggression. Doesn't look good, then.. pic.twitter.com/jzg1loL9GY — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 13, 2014 The Ukraine Defense Minister has now confirmed what many have long suspected, NATO member countries are supplying the government in Kiev with weapons to kill the separatists in East Ukraine.  This poses some interesting [...]

Ukraine President Says No Military Solution To Crisis, May Need To Decentralize Power

By: Friday September 12, 2014 8:49 am

Ukraine's president says no military solution to his country's crisis, eyes reform: http://t.co/O5fdvSLDxl pic.twitter.com/YMhjvHqqac — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 12, 2014 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has conceded that there is no military solution to the crisis in Ukraine. Though initially the war in East Ukraine against separatists was called a counter-terrorism campaign, after a [...]

New Russia Sanctions May Finally Target ExxonMobil And BP

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 4:39 am

There has been an interesting little game going on with US sanctions against Russia up until now. The US pretends to seriously sanction Russia and Russia pretends it is being seriously sanctioned. But now it appears the US may be actually targeting the companies that matter to Russia. ExxonMobil has a $50 billion contract with [...]

Right Wing Militias In Ukraine Say They’ll March On Kiev Next

By: Monday September 8, 2014 10:48 am

Ceasefire between Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists holding despite sporadic violations: http://t.co/cWhxLTlNKr pic.twitter.com/RNZ1SZrj72 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 8, 2014 Though the right wing militias battling in East Ukraine were ostensibly fighting for the government in Kiev, it appears once the east is secured they have other plans. After the right wing militias who are referred [...]

Ukraine And Separatists Sign Ceasefire

By: Friday September 5, 2014 7:40 am

Ukraine's President Poroshenko confirms envoys in Minsk have signed agreement on ceasefire, comes into effect on Friday — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 5, 2014 The government in Kiev and separatists in East Ukraine have signed a ceasefire to go into effect today 3 pm EST GMT. The ceasefire, if it holds, could help end [...]

NATO To Stage Exercises In West Ukraine, Russia To Stage Exercises In Southern Russia

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 5:20 am

Nato summit: £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal to be signed http://t.co/pV06deNouu #NATOSummitUK pic.twitter.com/CLZNkIqVZI — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 3, 2014 What could go wrong? In a sign of increasing tensions both NATO and Russia will be staging high profile military exercises aimed at influencing the crisis in Ukraine. The escalation of military posturing comes after [...]

Senator John McCain Claims Ukraine President Yanukovich ‘Overthrown Peacefully’

By: Monday September 1, 2014 8:52 am

Perhaps one of the reasons Senator John McCain has been so consistently wrong about world events is that he is living in an alternate reality. Over the weekend Senator McCain told Face The Nation that former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich was “overthrown peacefully by the people of Ukraine.” Regardless of how you feel about Viktor [...]

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