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English speaking soldiers in Ukraine and 20 other things you should know – Video

| WTF News | Various media distractions have covered up the recent surge in violence in the Ukraine proxy war. 1. English speaking soldier recorded on video in Mariupol Saturday, a video (from a longer news clip) surfaced that shows an English speaking soldier (or mercenary) refusing to be recorded…
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Rebels capture Ukraine commander in Donetsk airport fight, force prisoners to face angry crowds

| WTF News | Multiple videos show captured Ukraine troops paraded in front of angry civilians who vent their frustration at them for the attacks. Ukraine archive Euronews Captured Ukrainian servicemen have been taken to the scene of Thursday’s deadly bus stop attack in Donetsk and paraded before an angry…
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Libya’s Ansar al-Sharia chief dead: Islamist websites

AFP The head of Libya's Ansar al-Sharia jihadist group, whose fate has been a mystery since fighting in October, was mortally wounded then, Islamist websites and an army officer said Saturday. Mohamed al-Zehawi "was killed in Benina clashes near the Benghazi airport, southeast of the city," the Islamist militias February…
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Attack on Mariupol Begins; 7,000-8,000 Ukrainian Forces Nearly Encircled in Northern Cauldron; US Sends Army Trainers

Yesterday, DNR (Donetsk People's Republic) president Alexander Zakharchenko issued this statement on a ceasefire:"There will no longer be any attempts to speak about a ceasefire from our side. We will now see how Kiev reacts. Kiev doesn’t currently understand that we can advance in three directions simultaneously". Jacob Dreizin, a…
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US Army Command delegation to arrive in Kiev this week

RT Representatives of the US Army Command will arrive in Ukraine in the coming days, Ukrainian military announced. The visit comes as the Kiev forces have launched a large-scale offensive on the militia positions in the south-east of the country. READ MORE: Poroshenko rejected Putin’s artillery withdrawal plan, began assault…
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Yemen President Hadi Resigns After Shiite Rebels Seize Palace

Bloomberg Yemen’s President Abdurabuh Mansur Hadi resigned on Thursday after Shiite Houthi rebels seized his palace and demanded constitutional changes. Hadi informed the speaker of parliament of his decision, which followed the failure of the rebel fighters to honor an agreement the previous day to withdraw from the palace, his…
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Israel unaware killed Iranian general was in Hezbollah convoy in Syria

Guardian Israel was apparently unaware an Iranian general was travelling in a Hezbollah convoy it targeted with an air strike in Syria on Sunday, killing the general as well as a senior Hezbollah commander. The claim – made by an unnamed senior Israeli security source in an interview with Reuters…
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Yemeni Government Admits It Has Lost Control Of Nation Amid “Attempted Coup”

Zero Hedge In what Yemen's information minister described as an "attempted coup" Shia Houthi rebels (backed by Hizbollah and Iran) have surrounded the Yemeni Presidential Palace putting them, as The Telegraph reports, in direct confrontation with al-Qaeda and the Yemen government. Amid hopes of a compromise deal or cease-fire in…
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New wave of intense fighting kills 11 in east Ukraine

Yahoo News Kiev (AFP) - Fierce fighting in east Ukraine has killed at least 11 people over the past 24 hours, officials said Friday, as a new round of violence threatened all-out conflict between government forces and pro-Russian rebels. A military spokesman reported six soldiers killed and 18 others wounded…
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Canada sends three ships to Odessa with aid for the Ukrainian army

Ukraina Odessa is awaiting the arrival of the second batch of Canadian military aid to the Ukrainian army. "We are expecting three ships with 56 containers to arrive on January 6, 7 and 13," Advisor to the Ukrainian President Yuriy Biryukov said in an interview with the Ukrainian media  "We…
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Hegelian Dialect

Ukraine President Poroshenko Met With George Soros

President Poroshenko has expressed gratitude to George Soros for his support of Ukraine, particularly for urging the international society to increase the level of support to Ukraine. Petro Poroshenko and George Soros have discussed international instruments and opportunities of increasing the economic assistance for Ukraine. In this context, George Soros…
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Ukraine President Signs Mobilization Decree: 50,000 To Be Drafted

UA Today Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has issued a decree mobilising 50,000 servicemen to the frontline in eastern Ukraine.   Those eligible will receive notice papers calling them to service as soon as the Ukrainian parliament approves the measure.   The Ministry of Defense plans to draft healthy men and…
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Russia Cuts Off Ukraine Gas Supply To 6 European Countries

Zero Hedge Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian state energy giant Gazprom to cut supplies to and through Ukraine amid accusations, according to The Daily Mail, that its neighbor has been siphoning off and stealing Russian gas. Due to these "transit risks for European consumers in the territory of Ukraine," Gazprom…
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Economic Warfare

Ukraine Default Risk Soars As Reserves Collapse 63% YoY

Zero Hedge Amid contingent offers of more bailout loans from Europe, and a looming $3bn debt repayment to Russia, Ukraine's default risk has surged once again to post-crisis record highs. With missing gold and despite foreigners encouraging investment, Ukraine's reserves are in total freefall as this morning's data shows a…
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Rand Paul backs bill to cut US aid as UN accepts Palestinian bid to International Criminal Court

| WTF News | United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has accepted the request by Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC). A UN treaty website notes that “the statute will enter into force for the State of Palestine on April 1, 2015” in compliance with procedural steps. The…
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Israel Prepares to Cut Electricity to Palestinians

Antiwar Just days after the Israeli government announced it is seizing some $100 million in tax money from the Palestinian Authority to “punish” them for trying to join the International Criminal Courts (ICC), the Israeli state-run electric company has announced it will cut off electricity supplies to the Palestinians for…
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Economic Warfare: Israel freezes Palestine tax funds over International Criminal Court bid

| WTF News | Israel announced it has stopped the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian authorities. The Israeli regime has retaliated for last week's move by the Palestinian authorities to continue it's membership bid with the International Criminal Court. The Israeli collects taxes on behalf of Palestine, transferring…
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UN resolution to end Israel’s occupation of Palestine fails by one vote

| WTF News | Tuesday, the UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestine in three years. The resolution failed by one vote, receiving eight "yes" votes and two "no" votes with five nations not casting a vote. The 2 no votes…
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Ukraine: Leak reported at Europe’s largest nuclear plant, almost 17 times legal radiation levels

| WTF News | The largest nuclear power plant in Europe is reported to have a major radioactive leak almost 17 times the legal limit, according to LifeNews who published a leaked State Emergency Service of Ukraine report. This is the same plant reported to have had a unit turned…
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Rocket hits Libya’s storage tank at key oil port amid ongoing armed clashes

Daily Maily Islamic militants have fired rockets from speedboats at Libya's largest port in an attempt to seize control of the fiercely contested resource amid warnings the country is descending into chaos like that in Syria. Last night a rocket set three storage tanks ablaze at the eastern Libyan oil…
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Pakistan: Taliban claim attack on military school, at least 125 dead including 84 children

| WTF News | With nothing for the global media to focus on but the CIA Torture Report and the ongoing global economic turmoil, mysteriously a school in Pakistan has suffered an attack that has killed at least 125 people so far. It is reported that suicide bombers have attacked…
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Russia Shocks With Emergency Rate Hike, Boosts Interest Rate From 10.5% To 17%

Zero Hedge Following the biggest rout to the Ruble in ages, Russia - unlike Mario Draghi - instead of talking the talk decided to walk the bazooka walk and shocked all those long the USDRUB by unleashing an emergency rate hike (at 1 am in the morning) from the recently…
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Conspiracy Fact: UN reports confirm Israel aiding ‘rebels’, Al-Qaeda groups fighting in Syria

| WTF News | A series of reports from the United Nations have confirmed that Israeli security forces have given significant assistance to Syrian opposition groups, specifically during the past 18 months as the war on Syria rages. Some reports detail western support as far back as 4 years. The…
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Reports: Syria may have shot down drone during Israel attack on military targets near Damascus

| WTF News | There was much discussion over whether Syria would respond to the Israeli airstrikes on military targets near Damascus. An increasing number of reports are claiming a drone involved in the attack may have been shot down. DEBKA Syrian military sources claimed Sunday night that their air…
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US Army Sends 100 Tanks To Eastern Europe To “Deter Russian Aggression”

Zero Hedge The ink on Barack Obama's Chuck Hagel termination letter hasn't dried yet but already the US president's new, and seemingly far more hawkish advisors, are having their warmongering presence felt. Case in point: the Eastern European theater of (Cold) war, where reports that the new Army commander in…
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Mixed reaction as Kiev’s Yatsenyuk reveals ‘minor’ incident at eastern Ukraine nuclear plant

| WTF News | The situation in Ukraine continues to unfold in surprising ways. Western puppet PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk revealed that a 'minor' accident occurred at the Zaporizhye nuclear power plant in southeast Ukraine nearly a week ago, possibly on Friday, November 28th. The announcement was made during the first…
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Iraq denies Lebanon captured wife of ISIS Leader Baghdadi despite daughter’s positive DNA test

| WTF News | There is some confusion following 24 hours of conflicting reports about the possible capture of a wife of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. Lebanese officials announced Tuesday that the army captured the wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after crossing the border from Syria…
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With Its Gold “Vaporized”, A Furious Ukraine Turns On Its Central Bankers

Zero Hedge As reported two weeks ago, following a stunning announcement by the head of Ukraine's central bank, Valeriya Gontareva, on primetime TV we learned that (virtually) all of Ukraine's gold was gone, or - in the parlance of Jon Corzine - had "vaporized." And as we also predicted two…
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France parliament votes in support of recognizing Palestine, Israel says peace process will suffer

| WTF News | France has joined the growing list of European countries that have sent a message to Israel regarding the treatment of Palestine. Representatives in French parliament voted Tuesday in support of recognizing a Palestinian state. The resolution, which is non-binding, serves as a symbolic change to the…
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Falling Oil Prices Could Cripple ‘Vulnerable’ Russia, Trigger World War III

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo The Cold War is going hot, and while it may someday be fought with planes, tanks, guns and bombs, the first front is being fought with oil and shale gas. The and European sanctions against Russia will become more severe and crippling in the face of…
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Escalation of Violence in Iraq – A Mistake or a Premeditated Scenario?

New Eastern Outlook by Alexander Saburov The triumph of Islamists in Iraq has generated a new round of the old discussions about the assumptions underlying the failure of American policy in Iraq, and about the reasons for the collapse of Washington’s democratic experiment that has plunged the Iraqi state into…
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Poroshenko aims to change laws to allow foreigners into Ukrainian govt

RT Ukraine’s president has announced plans to change the nation's legislation to make it possible to appoint foreigners to top government positions. This has been dubbed “unprecedented,” and may indicate that the country is being governed “from outside.” “My idea is to change the laws in order to give the…
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US at Crossroads Between Russia, Middle East, and China

New Eastern Outlook by Kurt Kolbert Washington officials have recently announced that the United States is going to increase its military presence in Iraq, at the same time a number of US troops have been deployed in the Iraqi Kurdistan. Simultaneously, the White House is applying a lot of pressure…
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Hagel Warned Of Rogue ‘New World Order’, Now He’s Fired

Prison Planet by Steve Watson Also cited war on terror blowback, criticized US foreign policy Chuck Hagel has been fired by Obama from his position as Defense Secretary. Hagel, a former GOP Senator, was appointed by Obama in early 2013 and therefore was scheduled to serve for the entirety of…
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10 Signs That Russia Is Preparing To Fight (And Win) A Nuclear War With The United States

The American Dream by Michael Snyder If the United States and Russia fought a nuclear war, who would win?  You might be surprised by the ; Under the Obama administration, the rapidly aging strategic nuclear arsenal has been ; Meanwhile, the Russians have been developing an entirely new generation of…
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The Islamic State (ISIS) and Imperialism: Terrorism is not a “Threat” to the West. It is a Weapon of the West

Global Research By Sam Muhho Cooperation is an essential part of maintaining a healthy and progressive international order that serves the interests of multipolarity and the people as opposed to the powers of the financial elite and imperialism. Cooperation is needed in a world increasingly affected by the machinations and…
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Samantha Power: Americans Should Get Behind U.S. Constant Global Intervention

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, Samantha Power, the Ambassador to the United Nations, encouraged Americans to stay committed to America’s increasingly interventionist foreign policy and to avoid wearying of the role the country must play in protecting the world from a variety of threats to its national security.…
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Can the World Avert a New Cold War?

Global Research By Annie Machon The West is charging off into a new Cold War with Russia under banners of hypocrisy, from charges of “expansionism” to complaints about disrespect for individual rights. This lack of balance could have grave consequences for the world, says former British intelligence officer Annie Machon.…
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“Moderate” Rebels Armed by Obama Join al-Qaeda, ISIS

The New American by Alex Newman More of the Obama administration’s supposed “moderate” jihadist rebels this month defected to al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch known as Jabhat al-Nusra, which was also reportedly working with the self-styled “Islamic State.” Obama’s “moderate” rebels, armed and trained by taxpayers under the guise of fighting less-moderate…
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Washington Brings Africa Under Military Control

New Eastern Outlook by Vladimir Platov Against the background of actively discussed recent developments in the Middle East, Washington’s activity in Africa has been given less attention in foreign media. This could not happen without the active influence of the United States on the said process in order to reduce…
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