Friday, 01 August 2014  
Fighting erupts after start of Gaza ceasefire

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Gaza ceasefire was in jeopardy just hours after it began on Friday, with the Islamist group Hamas saying Israeli tank fire killed four people and Israel accusing militants of violating the truce.

Sberbank says sanctions hit global finance

Russia’s largest lender says its partial blocking from European capital markets under new EU sanctions would do nothing to ease Ukraine crisis


Thailand to use rubber for roadbuilding

Buoyant rubber stocks, inherited by Thailand’s military junta when they took power in May, will now be used to pave hundreds of kilometres of road


Thai generals bounce idea of rubber roads
Met’s chorus of disapproval continues
Sierra Leone declares Ebola emergency
Indian objections sink WTO deal
Xi graft crackdown hits party appeal
US and UN secure 72-hour Gaza ceasefire
CIA apologises for spying on Senate
Met faces union chorus of disapproval
US diplomat faces questions over strategy
The Federal Takeover of State Governments

Epstein & Loyola, Atlantic
The tug of war between the president and Congress is steadily escalating. The most recent sign of incipient institutional breakdown is House Speaker John Boehner’s suit against President Obama for rewriting laws and stepping on Congress’s turf.But lurking in the wings is a second separation-of-powers issue, just as important, that Americans have mostly overlooked—the separation between federal and state government.


Why They Really Hate Neil deGrasse Tyson
John Kerry Just Legitimized Hamas
Can't Address Poverty Without Character
"Maybe in America"
Democratic Phonies Are on the Run

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