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Apr 12, 2014

YouTube | Al Jazeera English has uploaded Gunmen seize buildings in east Ukraine and Inside Syria - Has Ukraine Shifted Attention from Syria? - April 12, 2014 -.


Al Jazeera English has uploaded Gunmen seize buildings in east Ukraine
Gunmen seize buildings in east Ukraine
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State buildings in a number of towns have been occupied by pro-Russian gunmen, a move which Kiev says is an act of aggression from Moscow.

In Slovyansk, armed men have opened fire as they seized a police headquarters and security service building.

And in Donetsk, where they declared a people's republic last week, armed men have taken over a police headquarters.

Al Jazeera's Kim Vinnell reports from Donetsk.

Al Jazeera English has uploaded Inside Syria - Has Ukraine shifted attention from Syria?
Inside Syria - Has Ukraine shifted attention from Syria?
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We analyse what effect Russian diplomacy and military action is having on the three year old crisis. Mike Hanna speaks to Mahjoob Zweiri, a professor of modern and contemporary history of the Middle East at Qatar University, Alexander Shumilin, head of the Moscow-based Center for the Analysis of Middle East Conflicts and Mark Kimmitt, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East.

RT | Keiser Report - April 12, 2014: Keiser Report: Petrodollar vs Petroyuan (E587).



Keiser Report: Petrodollar vs Petroyuan (E587)
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In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the dollar at the bottom of the shampoo bottle and JPMorgan about to have a very cold winter. In the second half, Max interviews investor and businessman, Jerome Booth, about emerging markets in an upside-down world in which most investors have core-periphery disease. 

Trading oil outside of dollar might break gold price suppression, Roberts says: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - April 12, 2014.

Trading oil outside of dollar might break gold price suppression, Roberts says

Submitted by cpowell on 06:06AM ET Saturday, April 12, 2014. Section: Daily Dispatches
9:07a ET Saturday, April 12, 2014
Acceptance by energy producers of currencies other than the U.S. dollar well might destroy the Federal Reserve's ability to suppress the price of gold, former Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts tells King World News:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Tocqueville's Hathaway on why gold is likely to rise: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - April 12, 2013.

Tocqueville's Hathaway on why gold is likely to rise

Submitted by cpowell on 06:02AM ET Saturday, April 12, 2014. Section: Daily Dispatches
9a ET Saturday, April 12, 2014
In commentary posted at King World News, the Tocqueville Gold Fund's John Hathaway makes a comprehensive case for higher gold prices.
"No mining company management in its right mind would commit to a program of mine construction at current prices," Hathaway writes. "Therefore, we believe that mine supply will shrink in the years ahead, especially after 2015. Given the lead times involved in new mine construction and even with a moderately rising trend in gold prices, supply could be constrained through the end of the current decade. The demand picture, especially from Asian consumers and possible central banks, looks robust.
"The flow of gold into China continues to set records and the all-important consumption by the Indian subcontinent remains solid. The Chinese government, acutely aware to the downside risks of its $4 trillion exposure to the U.S. currency, has almost certainly been surreptitiously accumulating physical gold as a hedge. There has been no update from official sources on central bank holdings since 2009, and if China is still in an accumulation mode, one can be certain that they have taken full advantage of the two year price decline and that their future intentions remain a well-guarded secret."
Hathaway covers market manipulation as well: "We believe that the architecture of the gold market is set to undergo significant change in the current year and that these changes, which have little to do with macroeconomic considerations, will result in attracting capital flows. These changes begin with inquiries by regulatory authorities in Germany and the United Kingdom into possible price manipulation by bullion banks in connection with the London fix mechanism for gold. These inquiries have been followed by lawsuits seeking damages for plaintiffs possibly injured by price manipulation. We believe many other lawsuits could follow."
Hathaway's commentary is posted at KWN here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

YouTube | RT has uploaded Greenwald makes 1st return to US since Snowden leaks, talks to RT - April 12, 2014 -.


RT has uploaded Greenwald makes 1st return to US since Snowden leaks, talks to RT
Greenwald makes 1st return to US since Snowden leaks, talks to RT
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The two journalists who broke the NSA surveillance scandal returned to the US for the first time - to accept a prestigious journalism award for their work with Edward Snowden. They were subjected to intimidation and accused of assisting a criminal by the authorities in the US and beyond. And as RT's Anastasia Churkina reports, the debate started by their actions to expose top-level misdeeds is stronger than ever.

Bloomberg | Share The View - April 12, 2014: Sebelius's Legacy.

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SHARE THE VIEW
A quick look at Bloomberg News's opinion section
April 12, 2014For more, visit www.bloombergview.com»
HEALTH-CARE REFORM: 

The Editors: "What happens in the next five years may be just as important to Kathleen Sebelius's legacy as what she did in the last five. That's because the law she helped shepherd into existence as secretary of Health and Human Services, the Affordable Care Act, remains very much a work in progress." Read more 

Albert R. Hunt: "These days, serving as secretary of Health and Human Services is an impossible job. President Barack Obama has selected the perfect woman for the task." Read more 

PAY GAP: Evan Soltas: "The larger problem isn't that women are paid less than men for the same work; it's that the American workplace puts women at a disadvantage before any apples-to-apples comparison can be made." Read more 

WAR: "An ex-United Nations spokeswoman formerly with its Darfur peacekeeping mission has stirred up some dust with charges about the mission's coverup of killings and abuse," James Gibney writes. This is "the latest reminder that UN peacekeeping missions are often about sending whatever is cheapest, not whatever is best."Read more 

POLITICS: @jbplainblog (Jonathan Bernstein): The Good, the Bad, and the LBJ: Lessons about presidenting: Read more 

JESUS: "Was Jesus married?" Noah R. Feldman: "When I read an academic article by a Harvard Divinity School professor arguing for the authentic antiquity of a papyrus fragment that includes the phrase 'Jesus said, my wife,' I was filled with awe and wonder. ... It would be wonderfully exciting if this fragment were real. But don't bet on it." Read more 

WALL STREET: Matt Levine: "Felix Salmon and Matt Yglesias are up in arms about how the Securities and Exchange Commission settled its collateralized debt obligation cases with the banks, and I do not get it." Read more 

FOOD:  ‏@JamesGreiff (James Greiff): Food Price Shock, 2014 Edition http://bv.ms/1sMOgzk  

NYT | Today's Headlines - April 12, 2014: Top News: China Takes On Big Risks in Its Push for Shale Gas

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Today's Headlines

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Top News
Huge drilling projects can be seen embedded into farm land outside of Fuling, China. Shale gas has been discovered in the region.
China Takes On Big Risks in Its Push for Shale Gas

By KEITH BRADSHER

While China is eager to wean itself from energy imports and coal, its extraction of shale gas is likely to be more expensive and dangerous than elsewhere.
Investigators on Friday examined the wreckage of a charter bus struck by a tractor-trailer in Orland, Calif. Ten people were killed.
In an Instant, a Bus to College Was a Fiery Trap

By IAN LOVETT

The students in the accident were in a program in which Humboldt State University brings disadvantaged students who have been accepted to visit the campus.
President Obama with Kathleen Sebelius, right, as well as his choice to replace her, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday.
Sebelius's Slow-Motion Resignation From the Cabinet

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, JACKIE CALMES and ROBERT PEAR

By Thanksgiving, it was clear that Kathleen Sebelius, the departing Health and Human Services secretary, would eventually have to go.
. Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »
Today's Video
Jonathan Dawson, the writer, in his library.
Video VIDEO: The Aesthetes | Expats in Tangier
A group of eccentric expats living in Tangier open their extraordinary homes and share what lured them to the city and kept them hooked.
. Related Article
Video VIDEO: This Week's Movies: April 11, 2014
The New York Times film critics on "Joe," "Draft Day" and "Only Lovers Left Alive."
Video VIDEO: Review: 2014 Nissan Rogue SV
Nissan brings a new Rogue to the compact crossover wars.
For more video, go to NYTimes.com/Video »
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World
In France, a Move to Limit Off-the-Clock Work Emails

By SCOTT SAYARE

A deal between unions and corporate representatives would cover hundreds of thousands of workers at consulting, computing and polling companies.
William J. Burns, center, at a Senate hearing in March. Mr. Burns will step down as deputy secretary of state in October.
Diplomat Who Led Secret Talks With Iran Plans to Retire

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

William J. Burns's decision to wait until October to step down as deputy secretary of state raised the possibility that he may again play a role on Iran nuclear policy should formal negotiations fall short.
A memorial in Barmaky, Ukraine, marks where Oleksandr Muzychko of the Right Sector group died. A government report said that he shot himself.
Mystery Surrounds Death of Fiery Ukrainian Activist

By ANDREW HIGGINS

Oleksandr Muzychko's gun-waving tactics and anger, largely directed against Russia, won him both admirers and enemies.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
Abbie Barronian, left, and Ellie Graves browsed at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. The store last year turned its first substantial profit in nearly 20 years.
Bookstores in Seattle Soar, and Embrace an Old Nemesis: Amazon.com

By KIRK JOHNSON

Though many independent bookstores have blamed the giant online retailer for their struggles, there are signs of a thaw in tensions in Seattle, as many Amazon employees are buying books in brick-and-mortar shops.
Keith McBurnett, a scientist, said,
Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate

By ALAN SCHWARZ

Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.
U.S. Denies It Knew of Heartbleed Bug on the Web

By DAVID E. SANGER and NICOLE PERLROTH

The White House denied that the N.S.A. and other agencies had known about the security flaw that has created fears over the vulnerability of passwords and other data of Internet users.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Politics
Clockwise from top left: Senators Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, all Democrats, are facing challenges from Republicans generously aided by outside conservative groups.
Big G.O.P. Donors Stir Senate Runs

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Democrats in races that will help determine control of the Senate are burning through campaign cash as they fend off attacks from conservative groups.
Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, is known among colleagues for his diligence, particularly on antitrust matters.
Franken's Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke

By ASHLEY PARKER

After a failed attempt to block the Comcast-NBC Universal merger, Senator Al Franken again finds himself playing a trustbusting role in Washington.
Grain left over in a press at the AC Golden Brewing Company in Golden, Colo., after mash has been sent to the brewing tank.
Lobby for Small Brewers, Concerned Over Rule, Finds Friends in Washington

By ANDREW SIDDONS

Many members of Congress have rallied to the cause of their home-state beer makers.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business

COMMON SENSE

A Chance for a Market's Wallflowers to Bloom

By JAMES B. STEWART

The sell-off is providing a rare moment in the sun for so-called value investors, who focus on out-of-favor stocks with relatively low valuations.
. Wall Street Ends Week With Another Loss
Large-format theaters, whether Imax or another brand like Cinemark, have been rising in popularity even as the broader moviegoing public sours on 3-D.
Battle for the Bigger Screen

By BROOKS BARNES

Big chains are adding large-format screens in an effort to find new ways to grow in the United States and Canada, where business has been softening for a decade.
Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras arrived in New York on Friday to accept the prestigious Polk Award for national security reporting.
Journalists Who Broke News on N.S.A. Surveillance Return to the U.S.

By RAVI SOMAIYA and NOAM COHEN

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras revealed the findings of the former government contractor Edward J. Snowden.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
AutoNavi is an online mapping company.

DEALBOOK

Alibaba to Acquire Chinese Mapping Firm as Buying Spree Continues

By HIROKO TABUCHI

AutoNavi Holdings, which holds a rare mapping license from the Chinese government, has agreed to sell itself to the Alibaba Group in a deal that values it at $1.5 billion.
Andrew Auernheimer, known online as

BITS BLOG

Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of AT&T Hacker Known as 'Weev'

By NICK BILTON

Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer had been sentenced to 41 months in prison for obtaining 114,000 email addresses in 2010 before a federal judge threw out the case on Friday.
Google said the people testing out Google Glass include bakers and doctors.

BITS BLOG

Google Glass Available to Anyone in U.S. - for One Day Only

By NICK BILTON

Next week Google is running a one-day promotion that will allow anyone in the United States to buy a pair of Google Glass. But some think the price, $1,500, is still too high.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Bubba Watson, whose 2012 Masters victory led to
Derailed by Masters Win, Bubba Watson Seeks Another

By BILL PENNINGTON

Watson, the 2012 Masters champion and the leader after two rounds this year, said it took him a while to recuperate from his first major championship.
Jason Dufner, the reigning P.G.A. Championship winner, carded rounds of 80 and 74.

ON GOLF

Excitement Turns Into Exasperation, Even for Stars

By KAREN CROUSE

With golfers of every ilk - veterans and amateurs alike - brimming with confidence at the first major of the season, it did not take long for reality to set in.
. Three Aggressive Young Golf Stars Are More Old School Than Not
A onetime research subject, Casiguapo has far surpassed expectations by earning $287,665 since being sold to Jorge Wagner for $4,700 as a yearling in 2012.
Kentucky Students Catch Breath to Cheer a Derby Hopeful

By TOM PEDULLA

Students at the University of Kentucky bred a colt that has a chance to qualify Saturday for the Kentucky Derby.
. The Kentucky Derby Dartboard: Week 2
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »
Arts
A rendering of the proposed Samsung building in San Jose, Calif.

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK

Corporate Design: An Energizer Versus an Eyesore

By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN

While LG's new headquarters would mar views of the New Jersey Palisades, Samsung's new building is a boon to its city, San Jose, Calif.
This 1883 seascape by Paul Signac was given to the Vienna Philharmonic by a German Nazi official.