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    MH17 Victim Found Wearing Oxygen Mask
    Oct09

    MH17 Victim Found Wearing Oxygen Mask

    Dutch prosecutors have confirmed the body of a passenger on the Malaysian airliner that crashed in July in eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask. The prosecutors said the victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was Australian. Forensic experts have tested the mask for fingerprints, saliva and DNA, but the tests yielded no...

    The Analyst That Predicted Germany’s Horrible Industrial Numbers Has Another Terrifying Forecast
    Oct09

    The Analyst That Predicted Germany’s Horrible Industrial Numbers Has Another Terrifying Forecast

    The industrial data out of Germany just keeps getting worse. This week we’ve already seen terrible factory orders, a slump in industrial production and Thursday’s export meltdown. All of them had their worst month in five years, throwing a massive cloud over the success story usually associated with the German economy. But it’s...

    Hong Kong: The Future of People Power?
    Oct09

    Hong Kong: The Future of People Power?

    In 2000, I organized a meeting in China that brought together independent trade unionists, campaigners for corporate codes of conduct, and human rights advocates. We had spirited conversations about strikes and labor organizing and how to deal with the Communist authorities in Beijing. We didn’t worry about the government monitoring or...

    Ukraine President Signs Law to Purge Supporters of Old Regime
    Oct09

    Ukraine President Signs Law to Purge Supporters of Old Regime

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s president has approved legislation to purge government bodies of officials linked to the rule of the country’s previous leader, Viktor Yanukovych. President Petro Poroshenko’s office said in a statement Thursday that the law is aimed at restoring public trust in authorities. Yanukovych was overthrown in...

    MH17 passenger was found wearing oxygen mask, Dutch official says
    Oct09

    MH17 passenger was found wearing oxygen mask, Dutch official says

    A passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask when the victim’s body was recovered in eastern Ukraine, the Dutch foreign minister and public prosecutor’s office said. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine adopts law to purge government officials
    Oct09

    Ukraine adopts law to purge government officials

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has approved legislation to purge government bodies of officials linked to the rule of the country’s previous leader, Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Dutch reveal new info on Ukraine plane shoot-down
    Oct09

    Dutch reveal new info on Ukraine plane shoot-down

    Prosecutor lets fact slip on national TV, raising questions over theory that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disintegrated quickly in air …read more Source:...

    BHL, the Man Who Whispers in Presidents’ Ears
    Oct09

    BHL, the Man Who Whispers in Presidents’ Ears

    This, too, is part of the BHL phenomenon. Not a “French phenomenon,” mind you, but a “BHL phenomenon,” because it is only with Bernard-Henri Lévy that such a situation, such a sequence of events, could unfold. The committed philosopher, the last heir of Sartre, writes a play that has run for a month at the intimate Théâtre...

    Merkel ‘cautiously optimistic’ that talks on Ukraine gas deal will succeed
    Oct09

    Merkel ‘cautiously optimistic’ that talks on Ukraine gas deal will succeed

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is “cautiously optimistic” that talks to resolve differences between Russia and Ukraine about the supply of natural gas will succeed. …read more Source: FOX...

    Obama’s New Oil Wars
    Oct09

    Obama’s New Oil Wars

    Washington Takes on ISIS, Iran, and RussiaCross-posted with TomDispatch.com It was heinous. It was underhanded. It was beyond the bounds of international morality. It was an attack on the American way of life. It was what you might expect from unscrupulous Arabs. It was “the oil weapon” — and back in 1973, it was directed at the United...