Horror as teenager armed with chainsaw ‘BEHEADS woman’ in shopping centre rampage

Horror as teenager armed with chainsaw ‘BEHEADS woman’ in shopping centre rampage:

A WOMAN is reported to have been beheaded after a teenager armed with a chainsaw went on the rampage at a shopping centre.

The 18-year-old, who was also carrying a hammer, carried out the horrific attack at the Evropa shopping centre in Minsk, Belarus.

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Vladimir Putin Proposes “Eurasian” Currency Union

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Vladimir Putin Proposes “Eurasian” Currency Union (ZeroHedge, March 20, 2015):

While the distraction that is the stock market continues to enthrall most Americans, the big shots in the global monetary which for now are taking place behind the scenes, are getting ever louder. Several recent cases in point:

One person who is paying attention to the failure of the US to grasp that the unipolar world of the 1980s is long gone, is Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who earlier today proposed creating a “Eurasian” currency union which would have Belarus and Kazakhstan as its first members, which already are Russia’s partners in a political and economic union made up of former Soviet republics.

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Russia: US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow

US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow

Russia: US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow (NEO, Feb 28, 2015):

By Tony Cartalucci

Martyrdom on demand: if not of use alive, perhaps of use dead? US-backed opposition groups in Russia have so far failed utterly to produce results. Their transparent subservience to Washington coupled with their distasteful brand of politics has left a rather unpleasant taste in the mouth of most Russians. Each attempt to spread the “virus” of color revolution to Moscow, as US Senator John McCain called it, has failed – and each attempt has fallen progressively flatter.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has never been more popular. His ability to weather serial provocations aimed at Russia by NATO has made him a champion against the perceived growing injustice exacted against the developing world by an increasingly militaristic and exploitative West.

So when US-backed opposition groups in Russia decided to gather again this coming March 1, Sunday, many wondered just exactly what they expected to accomplish.

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China Proposing To Establish Free Trade Zone With Eurasian Economic Union

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China Proposing to Establish Free Trade Zone With Eurasian Economic Union (Sputnik, Feb 9, 2015):

China proposed to the Eurasian Economic Union to think about creation of a free trade zone in the future, according to Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov.

 BEIJING, (Sputnik) — China offered to establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union in the future, Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov told RIA Novosti.
“Chinese partners were very careful in regard to this integration in the beginning. They simply needed to make sure that it works. Now they show interest in increasing cooperation not only with the separate countries – Kazakhstan, Belarus, Russia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan in the future, but with the union as such. And as far as I know they even proposed to us, the members of the union, to think about creation of a free trade zone in the future,” Denisov said.

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Belarus President Tells “Retailers, Money-Grabbers And Thieves” That Capital Controls “Will Remain Forever”

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–  Belarus President Tells “Retailers, Money-Grabbers And Thieves” That Capital Controls “Will Remain Forever” (Zerohedge, Dec 26,  2014):

There is just so much win in the following article describing what is taking place in hyperinflation-ridden Belarus (aka a true Keynesian success story), that we decided to post it in its entirety.

State control of prices in Belarus will remain forever

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said that state control over prices will remain in place in the republic and urged businesses not to count on a liberalization of the price policy after the scraping of a package of emergency measures from the government and the National Bank.

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Russia Completes Ratification Of Eurasian Economic Union, As Putin Signs Law

Russia completes ratification of Eurasian Economic Union, as Putin signs law

Russia completes ratification of Eurasian Economic Union, as Putin signs law (RT, Oct 3, 2014):

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a historic treaty, committing Russia to an economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan. The Eurasian Economic Union will come into effect in January 2015.

Putin’s signature in the document puts the final dot in Russia’s ratification of the union which will be in place on January 1, 2015, as the other union states are expected to complete ratification in the next few days.

The economic union is the next step of integration within the Customs Union between the three countries. The agreement had previously been ratified by the Russian State Duma and the Federal Council of Russia.

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Caption Contest: “Putin Doesn’t Bite” Edition

Caption Contest: “He Doesn’t Bite” Edition (ZeroHedge, Aug 27, 2014):

Wonder why last night’s Russian-Ukraine talks were a complete flop (as the WSJ explains here)? The following photo of Belarus president Lukashenko promising to Poroshenko that Putin doesn’t really bite, should help explain.

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Source: WSJ

 

Iraqi PM Maliki: Russian Jets To Aid The Fight Against ISIS In Iraq

Russian jets to aid the fight against Sunni rebels in Iraq – PM Maliki (RT, June 27, 2014):

Jets from Russia and Belarus will hopefully make a key difference in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, the country’s Prime Minister Nouri Maliki said. He expressed regrets over Iraq’s contract with the US, saying their jets are taking too long to arrive.

“God willing within one week this force will be effective and will destroy the terrorists’ dens,” he told BBC Arabic.

Meanwhile, Maliki criticized the process of purchasing US jets as “long-winded,” adding that the radicals could have been repelled if Iraq had proper air defense.

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