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Is another global geopolitical storm coming?

  By: Pepe Escobar Source: Sputnik News Major turbulence seems to be the name of the game in 2016. Yet the current turbulence may be interpreted as the calm before the next, devastating geopolitical/financial storm. Let’s review the current state of play via the dilemmas afflicting the House of Saud, the EU and BRICS members Russia, Brazil and China. Oil and the House of Saud Not many people are familiar with the Baltic Dry Index. Yet the Index is key to track commodity demand. Two months ago, it was trading to all-time lows. Since then, it has increased over 130%. Precious metals prices have all moved higher in virtually all currencies. Why is this important? Because it tells us that...

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Syrian gov’t airstrikes kill 23 say monitoring group

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Syrian government airstrikes on two rebel-held areas killed more than 20 people Saturday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and local reports. At least 10 people were killed in Aleppo, a day after heavy bombardment by Syrian government planes killed at least 19 people. In Douma, shelling killed at least 13 people, but he death toll was expected to rise because several people were critically wounded. The violence comes despite a cessation of hostilities agreement mediated in February in Geneva. On Thursday, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the cease-fire is “under strain,” but still represents the best chance at a peaceful...

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Aleppo: Concern grows for over 40,000 displaced Syrians

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net The United Nations expressed deep worry on Wednesday, April 20 over the fate of more than 40,000 Syrians who have fled fighting near the northern city of Aleppo that has escalated in recent days as government forces press an offensive despite a truce, Reuters reports. Fighting around Aleppo has become the biggest threat to the fragile cessation of hostilities that went into force on Feb. 27, and has contributed to the decision by the main opposition delegation to suspend its formal participation in peace talks. More than 40,000 people in camps, residential areas and settlements have been displaced due to fighting in recent days, mostly pushed...

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