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Ukrainian servicemen look at a Ukrainian military jet fly above them while they sit on top of armoured personnel carriers in Kramatorsk April 16, 2014. (Reuters/Maks Levin) ‘Kiev wants to spark war between NATO and Russia’
The interim president of Ukraine Turchinov wants to beat the Russians into intervening and provoke war between NATO and Russia, as it’s the only reason he can hold power, foreign affairs analyst Daniel Patrick Welch told RT. 116
Reuters/Enrique de la Osa ​Cuba’s economic reforms: Socialism with neoliberal characteristics?
Havana has prioritized foreign investment and private enterprise, slashed state-sector jobs, while seeking closer cooperation with the European Union. Will Cuba’s latest market-based reforms undermine the social gains of the 1959 Revolution? 13 by Nile Bowie
AFP Photo/Alexander Joe ​Unequal development: What’s the social cost of the BRICS’ economic growth?
After the frantic GDP growth of the past decade in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, experts are trying to assess how far the benefits of this growth have trickled down to their citizens. 5
A volunteers sorts through donations of food at the Hammersmith and Fulham food bank run by the Trussell Trust in London (AFP Photo/Will Oliver) Benefit sanctions, greater poverty forcing more people in UK to use food banks
​The users of food banks in the UK are people are being forced to do so as a result of benefit sanctions and delays, family breakdown or debt, and for many it’s the absolute last resort, Alison Inglis-Jones, from the Trussell Trust, told RT. 6
Reuters / Toru Hanai Asia invests in infrastructure projects despite economic hurdles
While old Europe is sliding into a Cold War redux of self-destructive anti-Russian and pro-US attitudes, Asia is moving fast to consolidate and improve its business. 4 by Claudio Gallo
Reuters/Umit Bektas ​Searching for casus belli: Turkey’s assault on Kassab?
In view of Turkey's strenuous relationship with its neighbor, Armenia, the reports of Turkish involvement in the military attack on the Syrian city of Kassab seems disturbingly timely, apposite, and rather eerie. 5 by Can Erimtan
Supporters of Egypt's former army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate the announcement of his candidacy for presidential election in Tahrir square in Cairo (Reuters / Asmaa Waguih) ​Egypt: Violence & the struggle for power
As Egypt prepares for the first post-coup presidential elections, there is no sign to show that political violence is abating. 3
AFP Photo / Daniel Roland ‘We are to see severe destruction of Western economic system’
With $1.7 quadrillion debt and the present bailout policy that will inflate prices, we’ll see the West collapsing while China and Russia will not be responsible for it or able to help, Lawrence Freeman from Executive Intelligence Review Magazine told RT. 41
An anti-government protester waves a flag in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 14, 2014. (Reuters / Shamil Zhumatov) I'm confused, can anyone help me?
I'm confused. A few weeks ago we were told in the West that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine was a very good thing. These people, we were told by our political leaders and elite media commentators, were 'pro-democracy protestors'. 150 by Neil Clark
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP) 'Time for a new recession'
​The economic cycle is approaching its average upswing, but worryingly many Westerners have yet to encounter the green shoots of recovery. 19 by Patrick Young

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