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According to Chinese press accounts, a major international conference on the New Silk Road was held Aug. 25 and 26 at Lanzhou University in Gansu province in northwest China, with the participation of 100 officials and experts from 21 countries, including China, India, Russia, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. ...

August 27th, 2014 • 10:51 AM

Argentine Chief of Staff Jorge Capitanich announced in Tuesday morning’s press conference that the Central Bank’s Superintendant of Financial and Exchange Entities has revoked the operating license of the Bank of New York-Mellon, denying it the ability to maintain a branch in the country. ...

August 27th, 2014 • 9:57 AM

The whole system, as it has been, is essentially largely disintegrating. The U.S. is about to go totally, hopelessly bankrupt: it’s all about to be over very soon. Within just weeks, there will probably be no one in the U.S. who is not starving; and if you’re not prepared to do something about it by now,-- to change your ways, you’re probably done for already. ...

August 26th, 2014 • 8:24 PM

“Russia is rushing Egypt to conduct negotiations to sign a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Customs Union that includes Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus,” Al-Ahram Arabic reported Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour as saying...

August 26th, 2014 • 9:20 AM

The old system of empire is dying rapidly and the signs are evident to anyone who wishes to look. Two governments have collapsed, in Ukraine and France. In Lyndon LaRouche’s view, it is the EU as a whole and as a system...

August 26th, 2014 • 8:52 AM

“These guys aren’t just bugging out, they’re tactically withdrawing. Very professional, well trained, motivated and equipped. They operate like a state with a military,” said one official who tracks ISIS closely. ...

August 27th, 2014 • 10:03 AM

A long-term cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant groups in Gaza went into effect at 7 PM local time, Tuesday evening. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced the cease-fire on television, and Hamas and Egyptian officials subsequently confirmed the announcement. ...

August 27th, 2014 • 9:37 AM

Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement, blaming NATO and the United States for causing the chaos now engulfing Libya. Unofficial translations of the excerpt text are now available on Itar-Tass, RIA Novosti and other major Russian media. The statement asserts

August 26th, 2014 • 9:27 AM

The French government collapsed Monday morning, following weeks of dissent within the Socialist Party, from a faction of between 50 to 100 elected officials, over the question of austerity policies. ...

August 26th, 2014 • 8:54 AM