Thursday, 28 August 2014  
Pakistan's Khan looks isolated as crisis reaches crossroads

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan appeared isolated in his struggle to bring down the prime minister on Thursday after a fellow protest leader announced he was ready to allow thousands of anti-government demonstrators to go home.

Source: feeds.reuters.com
 
Navy With a Mission in Mind


George Will, Washington Post
Russia’s ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State’s erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea. Beijing calls this sea, and the Yellow and East China seas, the "near seas," meaning China’s seas. The episodes involving aircraft are relevant to one of Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s multiplying preoccupations — CUES, meaning Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea.

Source: www.realclearpolitics.com

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Safe-Haven Demand Boosts Gold as Russia-Ukraine Tensions Rising


(Kitco News) - Gold prices are higher in early U.S. trading Thursday, on safe-haven buying interest, short covering and perceived bargain hunting. Geopolitics is back on the front burner of the market place as a three-day U.S. holiday weekend approaches. December Comex gold was last up $11.00 at $1,294.40 an ounce. Spot gold was last quoted up $10.90 at $1,294.00. December Comex silver last traded up $0.32 at $19.795 an ounce.

Source: www.forbes.com

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