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Date: February 20, 2015

Worried depositors rush to pull cash out of Greek banks. Greece defiant as Germany tears up last-ditch EMU compromise on austerity.

Worried depositors rush to pull cash out of Greek banks
(Source: CNBC) – In the midst of the dramatic showdown in Brussels between the new Greek government and its European creditors, many Greek depositors—spooked by the prospect of a Greek default or, worse, an exit from the euro zone and a possible return to the drachma—have been pulling euros out of the nation’s banks in record amounts over the last few days.

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Netanyahu on collision course with White House over Iran

(Source: Yahoo) – For someone who was educated in the United States, speaks fluent American-accented English and worked as a management consultant in Boston, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sure knows how to rub his closest ally up the wrong way.

In surprisingly critical and unvarnished comments on Wednesday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest accused Israel of distorting details of the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program in order to scupper the talks.

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Italy Prepares for Potential ISIS Air Attack

WEB Notes: This is one of the most ridiculous stories I have read lately. Who is buying this? ISIS which the NY Post confirmed consists of maybe 20,000 fighting men spread across the middle east is able to take out city after city and now somehow found and learned how to arm, fuel and fly fighter jets in order to attack Italy? Really? How is it that it took the strongest military on earth years to fight terrorists in Iraq, yet ISIS can do it in weeks with 20,000 men. People need to really settle down and stop believing everything they read and think for themselves.

(Source: Breitbart) – According to recent reports, the Italian Secret Service fears an air attack by ISIS, compounding the already existent danger of terrorist infiltration among with throngs of immigrants coming to Italy by boat from neighboring Libya.

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Ukraine crisis: House of Lords criticises EU and Britain for ‘sleepwalking into crisis’ as Moscow and Nato remain on diplomatic collision course

(Source: Independent) – The fraught relationship between Russia and the West, which was supposed to improve following an agreement over Ukraine, has descended instead into renewed acrimony after a series of tense military and diplomatic confrontations.

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Homeschool Children Seized By Authorities to Remain in State Custody for at Least Another Month

(Source: Christian News) – Seven homeschoolers in Arkansas who were seized by the Garland County Sheriff’s Department last month will remain in state custody for at least another month after a hearing over the matter was pushed back until March.

As previously reported, the children of Hal Stanley and his wife Michelle were removed from their Hot Springs home on Jan. 12 following an anonymous complaint.

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Number of Corporations in U.S. Hit Lowest Level Seen in 40 Years

(Source: CNS News) – The number of corporations in the United States has hit the lowest level seen in 40 years, according to data from the Tax Foundation.

The Tax Foundation’s report titled, “America’s Shrinking Corporate Sector” states that “recently released IRS data shows that there were 1.6 million C corporations in 2011. This is the lowest number of traditional corporations since 1974 and 1 million fewer than there were at the peak in 1986.”

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Latest Surge of Arctic Air to Freeze Eastern Half of US: “records from late-1800s will be challenged”

(Source: Accuweather) – Old Man Winter will be unrelenting across the Midwest and Northeast this week as yet another blast of arctic air spreads deep into the South and off the Atlantic coast.

This current push of arctic air is delivering air that is just as cold, or even colder than the air that brought subzero lows to the Midwest and Northeast during last weekend.

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IMF aid package pushes Ukraine gas prices up 280%

(Source: RT) – Ukraine has agreed to increase the cost of gas to consumer by 280 percent, and 66 percent for heating, as part of the IMF terms for getting extra financial aid, says Valery Gontareva the head of the National Bank of Ukraine.

“From now on, in accordance with our joint program with the IMF, the tariffs will see rather a sharp increase of 280 percent for gas and about 66 percent for heat,” said Gontareva Wednesday during the 11th Dragon Capital investment conference in Kiev. She added that as a result inflation will be 25-26 percent by the end of 2015. 

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Sudan’s President claims CIA and Mossad ‘stand behind’ Isis and Boko Haram

(Source: From The Trenches) –  Sudan’s President has claimed the CIA, America’s intelligence agency, and Israel’s Mossad are behind the Islamist militant groups Boko Haram and Isis.

Omar al-Bashir used an interview with Euronews to claim there was a connection between the American and Israeli intelligence organisations and both extremist groups.

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Earth Changes for the Past Week

A look at the past week with respect to earthquakes and volcanos.

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