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India, China, Russia News Round-up

INDIA

India to give U.S. Mumbai “evidence” against Pakistan (Reuters)  – Yahoo 1/4/09

The sophistication of the Mumbai attack points to the involvement of “state actors” in Pakistan, India’s home minister said on Sunday, ahead of a visit to the United States with a dossier of evidence.

India unveils economic boost plan – BBC 1/2/09

Brazil, Russia, India and China: BRIC Nations Expected to Drive 70% of Global Growth – Global Research 12/27/08

Indian PM Manmohan Singh accuses Pakistan agencies of supporting Mumbai terror attacks – Guardian, UK 1/6/09

Indian Mumbai dossier details gunmen’s calls with handlers – Guardian, UK 1/7/09 

 

ASIA

Army phone links China and Russia – BBC 12/29/08

A new military hotline between Beijing and Moscow has been used for the first time, according to reports in Chinese media.

China employs army of piece-rate ‘netizens’ for online thought control – Tibetan Review 1/4/09

Japanese Rating Agency Chief Recommends Marshall Plan for US – Implode Explode 12/24/08

Japan Should Scrap U.S. Debt; Dollar May Plummet, Mikuni Says  – Bloomberg 12/24/08

Japan to pull military from Iraq by year’s end – CNN 11/27/08

Asia Economic Crisis: Spotlight on Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam – Implode Explode 12/27/08

The Great Dragon Awakens: China Challenges American Hegemony– Global Research 1/6/09

China seen facing wave of unrest in 2009 (Reuters)  – Yahoo 1/6/09

Corporate Profits Plummet In Japan  – Forbes 1/1/09

Operating profits slump 23% after peaking in early 2007. 

Brazil, Russia, India and China: BRIC Nations Expected to Drive 70% of Global Growth – Global Research 12/27/08

China says lending to US will not go on forever – AFP/Yahoo 12/17/08

 

RUSSIA & FORMER SATELLITES

New law in Russia ends jury trials for ‘crimes against state’ – LA Times 1/2/09

President Dmitry Medvedev signs the controversial measure with little publicity. A pending Putin-backed law widens the definition of treason. Government critics fear the stage is set for a crackdown.

Georgia says to sign partnership pact with U.S. Jan. 9 – AtheoNews 1/5/09

Ruble Falls to Record Low Versus Euro as Russia Weakens Defense – Bloomberg 12/29/08

Army phone links China and Russia – BBC 12/29/08

A new military hotline between Beijing and Moscow has been used for the first time, according to reports in Chinese media.

Russia to axe some weapons if U.S. abandons shield (Reuters)  – Yahoo 12/19/08

Russia offers fighter jets to Lebanon as gifts – Guardian, UK 12/17/08

Kremlin Rules: Electoral Rot Nearby? The Russians Don’t See It – NYTimes 12/17/08

In bolstering authoritarian regimes in neighboring states, the Kremlin helps create the illusion of democracy.

Russia wants warships around the world – Raw Story 1/4/09

Russia’s military leaders approved a plan by the navy on Sunday to station warships permanently in friendly ports across the globe

Brazil, Russia, India and China: BRIC Nations Expected to Drive 70% of Global Growth – Global Research 12/27/08

Russians Buy Jewelry, Hoard Dollars as Ruble Plunges – Implode Explode 12/11/08

Financial Fraud: Corruption scandal over Ukraine’s emission money – Global Research 12/20/08

Estonia votes to vote by phone – CNet 12/13/08

Cold War Shivers. US-NATO clash with Russia – Global Research 12/23/08

Russia accuses foreign nationals in Georgia war – USA Today 12/23/08

Russian investigators on Tuesday charged that volunteers from the United States and a number of other countries fought on the side of Georgia in its war against Russia.  Russian news agencies reported that Aleksandr Bastyrkin, chairman of an investigative committee with the Russian prosecutor’s office, said the mercenaries included nationals of the U.S., Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Turkey.

Russia commissions 70+ new nukes – Raw Story 12/22/08

Putin says ‘cheap gas era’ ending – BBC 12/23/08

Obama and US-Russia Tensions – Consortium News 12/14/08

President-elect Barack Obama’s choice of Robert Gates at Defense and Hillary Clinton at State suggests continuation of policies that have strained U.S.-Russian relations.

Oligarchs Seek $78 Billion as Credit Woes Help Putin – Bloomberg 12/22/08

Ukraine’s “Orange” elite reunites to impose IMF-dictated austerity measures – Global Research 12/23/08

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