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Putin mostly fears a united European action (Scott Uehlinger)

971 words Scott Uehlinger, a US Service Academy graduate, served ten years in both the US Navy and merchant service.  Entering the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1996, he served abroad in US embassies located in the former Soviet Union for ...

$53.9 billion for the US Intelligence Community

123 words The National Intelligence Program (NIP) funds the Intelligence Community (IC) activities in 6 Federal Departments, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). According to the outline of the requested budget figure ...

TS/SCI leak: Spies do drink coffee

65 words This is a vital development for the United States’ national security since CIA employees can now work harder and longer. A Starbucks coffee has opened at the company’s headquarters in Langley, VA. Be careful, your name should not be written ...

Who (or what) did create Islamic State (Daesh)?

186 words A rumor is spreading throughout the Middle East that affirms the group Islamic State (ISIS, shorthand for Daesh) has been created by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to the extent that the US embassy in Beirut had to denounce it publicly ...

Who are the world's 5 most powerful politicians?

Annualized return on Goldman Sachs (GS) average common shareholders’ equity (ROE) was 14.7% for the Q1 of 2015. “Given more normalized markets and higher levels of client activity, we remain encouraged about the prospects for continued growth,” said Lloyd C. Blankfein, GS’ Chairman and CEO.

“By the end of 2014, Russia’s GDP has grown by 0.6 percent – a small growth, but it is growth nevertheless. Despite the significant fluctuations on the financial market, Russia’s banking sector has demonstrated good dynamics. Overall, we concluded 2014 with a slight deficit of 0.5 percent and managed to prevent a spiraling into a major deficit,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his annual TV Q&A session.

In January 2015, Cyceon wrote that Marine Le Pen’s editorials and interviews in the NYT and WSJ, two of the most respected newspapers, were very significant developments. Now, Le Pen is among Time’s 100 most Most Influential People in the world in 2014. French President François Hollande is not, contrary to his counterparts Obama, Xi, Putin and Merkel.

Chinese sources said Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved the purchase of 8 Chinese submarines – probably diesel-powered Yuan class, known as Type 039A or 041 – in what will likely be one of China’s most important arms deals ever, worth between $4 and $5 billion. China accounted for more than half of Pakistan’s arms purchases in recent years.

The ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.05 percent, 0.30 percent and -0.20 percent respectively. A press conference with President Mario Draghi followed.

Financial results aren’t as good as some hoped they’d be but here is some good news about Netflix whose membership surged past 60 million. Netflix, which wouldn’t see HBO as a threat, is therefore strengthening its status of world’s leading Internet TV network available in over 50 countries.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China contrasted much with weak March 2015 trade data as it increased 2.2 percent YOY while inbound FDI was up 11,3 percent to $34.88 billion for Q1 2015.

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent announced their intention to combine to create an innovation leader in next generation technology and services for an IP connected world. Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent, through a public exchange offer in France and in the United States.

As a result of the government policy of “moving forward while maintaining stability”, the National Bureau of Statistics said, China economy had a smooth development with restructuring advancing steadily and new impetus showing momentum. According to the preliminary estimation, the GDP of China in the Q1 of 2015 showed a YOY increase of 7.0 percent.

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