Press Review on the Global Systemic Crisis

Europe dragged into a division of the world between debtors and creditors: the United States' desperate solutions for not sinking alone
In the present confrontation between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian crisis, the image of the Cold War inevitably comes to mind and the media are obviously fond of it. However, contrary to what it gives us to understand, it’s not Russia that seeks the return of an iron curtain but really the US. An iron curtain separating the old powers and emerging nations; the world before and the world afterwards; debtors and creditors. And this in the crazy hope of preserving the American way of life and the US’ influence over “its” camp in the absence of being able to impose it on the whole world. In other words, go down with as many companions as possible to give the impression of not sinking...
LEAP/E2020 - Public announcement GEAB N°84 (April 16, 2014)
Nato's action plan in Ukraine is right out of Dr Strangelove
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US has ringed Russia with military bases, nuclear warplanes and missiles as part of its Nato enlargement project. Reneging on the Reagan administration's promise to the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 that Nato would not expand "one inch to the east", Nato has all but taken over eastern Europe...
The Guardian
US financial showdown with Russia is more dangerous than it looks, for both sides
The United States has constructed a financial neutron bomb. For the past 12 years an elite cell at the US Treasury has been sharpening the tools of economic warfare, designing ways to bring almost any country to its knees without firing a shot...
The Telegraph
Transcript: Vladi­mir Putin’s April 17 Q&A
On April 17, Russian President Vlaidmir Putin held a question-and-answer session with Russians in a studio audience, from those calling in or texting, and from a video link in the Crimean city of Sevasotpol. Here is a running transcript of his remarks, via the Kremlin’s Web site...
Washington Post
Climat : les raisons de croire à un accord mondial en 2015
A vingt mois de la Conférence de Paris sur le climat, la publication du rapport du Giec constitue une opportune piqûre de rappel sur la nécessité d'agir. Et fournit aux Etats une feuille de route bien utile pour préparer ce rendez-vous crucial...
Les echos
China, India opt out of OECD-backed meet
India and China boycotted a high-level meeting of an OECD-backed aid effectiveness movement citing concerns over the body’s approach to South-South cooperation and the binding nature of the meeting’s outcome document...
The BRICS Post
High-Frequency Fight Starts in Foreign Exchange
Foreign-exchange dealers say they have the solution to the high-frequency trades eroding banks’ profits across financial markets...
Bloomberg
China's home price growth decelerates
Home prices in major Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with fewer cities reporting month-on-month price gains, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Friday...
Xinhuanet
Japan, U.S., S. Korea Begin High-Level Defense Talks
Japan, the United States and South Korea began a two-day meeting of senior defense officials in Washington on Thursday to discuss potential responses North Korea, which has threatened to conduct a new form of nuclear test...
Japan Times
Trois destins possibles pour l'Europe : le sursaut, ou la communauté de l'euro (2/3)
Poussée des eurosceptiques confirmée ? Gauche sanctionnée, comme aux municipales ? Président (e) de la Commission européenne vraiment issu (e) du choix des électeurs ? L'élection des députés européens, dimanche 25 mai, apportera son lot de surprises. Notre sort ne sera pas tranché pour autant. Du sursaut au lent déclin en passant par la résurgence de la crise, La Tribune vous propose trois scénarios sur l'avenir de l'Europe en 2017...
La Tribune
Pentagon official criticizes Pratt & Whitney
A senior Pentagon official lashed out at Pratt & Whitney, saying that the United Technologies Corp. unit is failing to meet commitments to cut costs for the engines for the delayed and over-budget F-35 Joint Strike Fighter...
Market Watch
Burundi creates reconciliation body that divides public opinion
Burundi, locked in its worst political crisis since its civil war ended in 2005, has created a reconciliation commission that opposition parties say will shield the ruling party from accountability for past crimes...
Yahoo/Reuters
India to double offshore rupee bond programme
India is set to take a major step toward currency internationalisation with World Bank plans to double its offshore rupee bond programme to $2bn and push leading Indian companies to raise global rupee-linked debt for the first time...
Financial Times
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
The shocking scale of food poverty in Britain is exposed today by new figures showing record numbers of people are reliant on handouts because of punitive benefits sanctions...
The Independent
Ukraine, et maintenant passons à un monde sans Europe...
Le sommet de jeudi à Genève, réunira l'Ukraine, la Russie, les États-Unis et Catherine Ashton, autant dire que l'Europe, que les Européens sont à nouveau écartés des pourparlers, des tables de négociations, car Catherine Ashton n'est pas l'Europe, elle ne représente pas les Européens...
Newropeans Magazine
BRICS aim to finish development bank preparations by July summit
The BRICS bloc of emerging economies will have all preparatory work done for setting up its development bank by the group's summit in July, South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday...
Reuters