The pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have signed the agreement. Thousands of people have died in almost a year of fighting in the region.
The Ukraine Peace Deal ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
An agreement has been brokered in Minsk to stop hostilities in Ukraine from Sunday. The deal was reached after marathon talks between the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, and signed by the Ukrainian rebels.
"I believe we agreed on a big deal. We agreed to a ceasefire starting at 00:00 on February 15,” Russian President Vladimir Putin told the media after the talks were finished.
"The main thing achieved is that from Saturday into Sunday there should be declared - without any conditions at all - a general ceasefire," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told journalists in a separate statement.
The source told the French newspaper Le Monde that Paris and Cairo had initialed the deal worth USD 5.7 billion on Thursday, confirming that “there is an agreement" over the issue.
The French daily further noted that the official signing is set for February 16 by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and possibly French President François Hollande or French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The deal reportedly includes 24 Rafale jets as well as a Fremm naval frigate and MBDA air-to-air missiles.
Russia wants Egypt for Multipolar World ~ link ~
In the immediate Russia values Egypt for its principled anti-regime change stance on Syria. In the medium term it wants Egypt to come out of US' shadow, which is an idea Cairo has been toying with itself.
Egypt is in transition; there has been a revolution followed by a counter-revolution in rapid succession. The country’s democratic transformation is in suspended animation.
Alongside, the strategic axis with the US, which has been the anchor sheet of Egypt’s foreign policies for decades, has lost its centrality and Cairo is actively probing the frontiers of the emergent multipolar world order.
Russia signs up Egypt as its newest partner ~ link ~ Payback for Israel and Netanyahu for all the trouble they caused Russia in the Ukraine!!! Stirling
The accident in northeastern Spain appears to have been caused by two chemicals accidentally mixing while on their way during delivery, the regional government in Catalonia said, as cited by Reuters.
Merkel: Greek Compromise Possible ~ link ~ The Greeks are beginning to win!!! Stirling
Catastrophic shutdown of America's Supply Chain begins ~ link ~
And the punchline: "The slowdown is already making life difficult, but a shutdown could derail the economy completely."
Just so readers have a sense of what is at stake, this is what the average dockworker makes: $147,000 a year in salary, plus $35,000 a year in employer-paid health care and an annual pension of $80,000 (according to an association press release). It is the overtime compensation to the total shown here, which grosses to over a quarter of a million dollars, that dockworkers are negotiating to raise or else the key US supply-chains gets it.
Audit the Fed and Shackle It Also ~ link ~
The days of the Global Banking Cartel running the Earth are numbered!!! Stirling
US Profits and Sales Are Crumbling ~ link ~ All the government and MSM lies will not change the facts that we are in a economic depression and that it is getting worse!!! Stirling
US Government holding hearings on regulating alternative news media sites ~ link ~ The criminals that control the American Government cannot stand the truth and have nothing but contempt for the American People and their Constitution!!! Stirling
The control freaks that run our government always seem to want to “regulate” things that they do not like. And so it should be no surprise that there is a renewed push to regulate independent news websites. Sites like the Drudge Report, Infowars.com and The Economic Collapse Blog have been a thorn in the side of the establishment for years. You see, the truth is that approximately 90 percent of all news and entertainment in this country is controlled by just six giant media corporations. That is why the news seems to be so similar no matter where you turn. But in recent years the alternative media has exploded in popularity. People are hungry for the truth, and an increasing number of Americans are waking up to the fact that they are not getting the truth from the corporate-controlled media. But as the alternative media has grown, it was only going to be a matter of time before the establishment started cracking down on it. At the moment it is just the FEC and the FCC, but surely this is just the beginning. Our “Big Brother” government ultimately wants to control every area of our lives – and this especially applies to our ability to communicate freely with one another.