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Ecuador set to create state-backed digital currency... to ditch dollar?

*Opening Branch Trade Bank of Iraq in Maysan .. Dinars and Dollars and VISA

Obama looking with the Prime Minister of Canada, the NATO summit and the situation in Iraq (United Kingdom will host the NATO Summit September 4-5-2014)

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U.K. Wants EU to Block Russia From SWIFT Banking Network

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Message From The Angels .. Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ecuador set to create state-backed digital currency... to ditch dollar?

August 30, 2014

Ecuador set to create state-backed digital currency... to ditch dollar?

Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country.

The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to the country’s Central Bank.

The technical details or the name of the currency have not been revealed, although the officials stated that it would not be a crypto-currency like Bitcoin.

The new currency is expected to co-exist with the US dollar, the current official money Ecuador uses, and will be channeled for 2.8 million people in the country – 40 per cent of the participants in the economy – who are too poor to afford the usual banking.

Use of the currency will be voluntary, and it will not be used to pay the state employees.

It will be possible to make and get payments via cellphones, Central Bank’s deputy director Gustavo Solorzano told AP.

The software needed for the currency to function is already being used by cellphone companies, according to the official responsible for the currency, Fausto Valencia.

The country’s President Rafael Correa declared that the only issue with the plan is that it has taken so long, defending it against “pseudo-analysts who have appeared in the media trying to smear (it).” Correa denied any plan to replace the US dollar.

Last month, other digital currencies like Bitcoin which are not approved by the state were prohibited in Ecuador by the country’s National Assembly.

The disadvantage of the new currency would be that, unlike Bitcoin, an unlimited amount of it can be minted, creating potential risk of inflation.

Some specialists also regard the move as a step towards giving up the US dollar funds.

Nathalie Reinelt, an emerging payments analyst with the US-based Aite Group, told AP that she doesn’t see any other motivation for creating such a currency.

The US dollar was set as the Ecuadorian currency in 2000, after a massive banking crisis hit the country. Even nowadays, the country is $11 billion in debt, mostly to China.

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Obama looking with the Prime Minister of Canada, the NATO summit and the situation in Iraq (United Kingdom will host the NATO Summit September 4-5-2014)

On 4-5 September 2014, the United Kingdom will host the NATO Summit of Heads of State and Government in Newport, Wales.

August 30, 2014

Obama looking with the Prime Minister of Canada, the NATO summit and the situation in Iraq

The White House said President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, spoke by telephone Saturday to discuss the NATO summit to be held next week in Wales, in addition to the situation in Iraq.

The White House said in a statement: «The two leaders agreed on the importance of ensuring the unity of the alliance and on the measures to strengthen the alliance's readiness and response of all the risks of existing and future».

The statement added that Obama stressed that the agreement to increase investment in defense in all fields will gain a top priority during the NATO summit.

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WHO CALLS EMERGENCY CLOSED-DOOR MEETING ON EBOLA TREATMENT SEPTEMBER 4-5-2014

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August 26, 2014

WHO CALLS EMERGENCY CLOSED-DOOR MEETING ON EBOLA

New York - The World Health Organization will host a closed-door conference in Geneva with some 100 health-care experts from around the world to explore the alternative medical treatments and experimental drugs available to combat Ebola.

The WHO hopes the conference, Sept. 4-5, will lead to the approval of one or more treatments to combat the current Ebola outbreak in Africa.

WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib in Geneva explained to WND in an exclusive telephone interview that while journalists will be excluded from the meeting, the WHO will conduct a media advisory at the conclusion to allow journalists to ask questions.

The WHO decision to explore experimental Ebola drugs and treatments appears to have been prompted in part by a widely reported offer made Monday by the Japanese company Toyama Chemical, a pharmaceutical subsidiary of the photo giant Fujifilm.

The Japanese company will deliver to the WHO at no cost a quantity of the experimental drug Favipiravir, originally known as “T-705.” The drug is marketed by Toyama Chemical under the trade name “Avigan.” The company will supply enough doses for 20,000 people in an attempt to control the Ebola outbreak affecting West Africa.

Yoshihide Suga, a spokesman for the Japanese cabinet, affirmed Toyama Chemical is ready to ship the drug at any time to West Africa upon the approval of the WHO. He said Japan’s health ministry approved in March the use of Avigan against influenza.

Opening Branch Trade Bank of Iraq in Maysan .. Dinars and Dollars and VISA

08/31/2014 

Opening Branch Trade Bank of Iraq in Maysan 

Inaugurated governor of Maysan Ali Douai required Branch Trade Bank of Iraq 

In the city of Amarah, a State-owned banks that provide for Zbanha all banking services advanced in the world and stressed the bank manager Mohammed Ali Ibrahim Al-Jubeir (justice) 

The Bank provides banking services evolving from opening current accounts and savings Iraqi dinar and the dollar also. 

As the bank opening credits for the purposes of import and export and the issuance of remittances to the inside and outside Iraq and the issuance of letters of guarantee for contractors. Noting: that his bank grants loans business for merchants and business owners and gives banking facilities different for them. 

As distract its customers credit cards (Visa card) the currencies in the Iraqi dinar and the American dollar and especially the visa golden dollar and that the subscriber can where the exchange and receipt of payment from anywhere and in any state of the state countries of the world pointing: to be the type of Visa (MasterCard) the disposal of the Iraqi dinar inside Iraq and outside Iraq, the American dollar. 

The Bank of Iraq Trade (TBI) is one of the state banks, which seemed to work with in November of 2003 and independently, and with a capital of one hundred million USD dollars and increased its paid up capital to reach (860) million (trillion Iraqi dinars) and the size of his money up to 801 / 17 billion Dolar.uadd correspondent banks with (300) Bank online (106) and the city of oil (95) countries in the world.

 Stressing the significant role which sought him Director of the world and the head Magali manage the bank Ms. Hamdiya Mahmoud dry founded and developed blocks this National Bank in Maysan province in an effort to support the citizens and businessmen, traders and Iraqi and foreign companies operating in Iraq in general and the province of Maysan, especially .oanha includes the shores of many of Chinese and foreign companies in the field of Turkish construction and reconstruction in the oil field investment for foreign companies operating in the oil fields Halfaya and Bazerkan and the rest of the investment sectors in the province.

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National Alliance agrees to put his paper to the government program and demanding political blocs Baturk

Snip .. "Khalati said that "the first or second of September next, will provide the prime minister-designate ministerial his booth in principle," adding that "the negotiation atmosphere is very positive and it was agreed to defer some of the demands until after the formation of the government to be in accordance with the demands of the Constitution." 

08/31/2014 

Cabinet ministerial declaration of expectations in the constitutional period

National Alliance agrees to put his paper to the government program and demanding political blocs Baturk

Baghdad - In the framework of the ongoing negotiations between the delegations negotiating formed by political blocs 

In order to resolve the issue of the formation of the government, demanding a parliamentary circles that the talks be focused predominantly on the basis of the government program for the management of the state at the current stage. 

In this aspect, MP for the Liberal parliamentary bloc Bahaa al-Araji, that the negotiations be political blocs at the present time is limited agreement on the government program and the cabinet reshuffle. 

They said in a press statement, "The problems and crises between the components and the setting calls for some of the blocks to the joint committees to legislation and other laws, as it should be non-violation of the Constitution." 

He added that "on the other that does not confuse the stock and setting out the conditions and restrictions in order to gain partisan or personal." Noting that "the claims of the government of national partnership, it should be part of everyone cooperates with the prime minister-designate to end the mission." 

Mr. Ammar al-Hakim has called for political forces to teamwork harmonious and high responsibility, urging them to overcome sensitivities, crises and accelerate the formation of the government, and said during the Cultural Forum Weekly that the crises that have accumulated over the past years can not be resolved in days or weeks, but certainly Today is the will of the solution will actors to everyone, calling for action roof roof rights are not demands. 

He declared the Iraqi National Alliance put forward for the final paper, which will represent the government program for the coming years, and submit it to the other blocks. A statement by the Office of Media Jaafari said that "the leaders of the Iraqi National Alliance met Friday in the office of President of the Alliance in Baghdad with the negotiating committee, headed by Ibrahim al-Jaafari." He added that "the conferees discussed the results of the dialogues that took place with the political blocs, with the aim of forming a government." 

The statement continued, "During the meeting, agreed to put up the final paper, which will represent the government program for the coming years, and submit it to the other blocks, to proceed with the formation cabinet reshuffle within the legal limit." The negotiating committee formed by the Iraqi National Alliance for the purpose of negotiating with the rest of the political forces, committees have discussed with those committees mechanism of forming the next government. 

In this context, suggested the MP for the Kurdistan Alliance, longings dry, he could prime minister-designate Haider Abadi to provide his government during the constitutional period, noting that the negotiations between the blocs capable of determining the legitimacy of the demands or not. Dry and said that "it is expected to succeed Abadi announce cabinet reshuffle during the constitutional period specified, and that international support and the support of reference and the political blocs." 

She added that "the current phase hazardous to Iraq, and everyone hopes to form a government of genuine partnership." She continued that "negotiations can identify demands Is it illegal or unconstitutional," calling to "stay away from statements at this time because they do not serve the formation of the government and there are those who want to disturb negotiations, we want to form a government to combat terrorism and maintain all Iraqis." 

For his part, MP from the parliamentary bloc citizen, Hassan Khalati, that the prime minister-designate will present his booth Haider Abadi ministerial in the first or second of September next, in principle, noting that it had been agreed to postpone some of the demands until after the formation of the next government. 

Khalati said that "the first or second of September next, will provide the prime minister-designate ministerial his booth in principle," adding that "the negotiation atmosphere is very positive and it was agreed to defer some of the demands until after the formation of the government to be in accordance with the demands of the Constitution." 

He added that he "had been agreed on the general lines, Vwazzarat will be divided on the basis of the seats, and also taken into account some of the issues, it is futile, for example, be a minister of the Kurds in the Ministries of Health, Education and Higher Education of the Federal considering that these ministries do not provide services to the region for the existence of Ministries There is a debate ministries of service in the Kurdistan region, such as health, education and higher education. " 

He explained that "some of the issues that are related to problems with the Sunni component, be the first to assume the ministry is one of the Sunni component to be Adre existing problems and deal according to those problems," noting that "in principle there would be no ministry managed by proxy."

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Mr. Ammar al-Hakim and Muqtada al-Sadr confirm the ability of the National Alliance to cooperate with the political partners

August 31, 2014

Mr. Ammar al-Hakim and Muqtada al-Sadr confirm the ability of the National Alliance to cooperate with the

Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr, the ability of the National Alliance to cooperate with political partners and contribute effectively to provide support towards the stability of the country. 

Said Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, in a joint news conference with Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr held at his residence in Najaf, "We continue to make efforts in the framework of the National Alliance, stressing the importance and joint work between national forces to build the National Alliance," pointing out that "he is able to contribute in stability of the country and cooperation with political partners, "praising" the role of reference in the Supreme Dinh role and guidance to reach a stable Iraq and the formation of a government of national admissibility. "

He added that he "has deliberation regard the security and great effort carried out by the armed forces and the sons of popular mobilization and we clearly this path to get to the secure and stable Iraq and stressed the need to stand all denominations and sects in their respective regions for the defense of the nation, regions, and stand up and strongly support the sons of Anbar, Salahuddin and Nineveh We will give full support to them and we support the armed forces to prevail against terrorism, "stressing that" there is great optimism consultations in the hope that you get to see a path politically reassuring to the Iraqis. " 

He added that "there is cooperation from all the blocks and sophisticated in the dialogue and the process of dialogue going on and everyone have two nationally and providing the public interest and private access to satisfy everyone." 

He expressed Mr. Ammar al-Hakim optimism friendly atmosphere that prevails overall negotiations between committees blocs negotiating, Mushir that "there are a spirit of optimism and flexibility and each poses Bishop expectations and it is important not to insist, but there is a desire to reach a common vision between the blocks and acceptance roof Constitution and find the entrance important to solve problems , and this is what makes us optimistic in finding solutions to disagreements. " 

He said the "National Alliance is the biggest bloc, and Big Brother is seen at a glance national to the public interests and put the government program right that guarantees the interests of everyone to come partners and put their touches here and there and seen the Coalition for the interests of Iraqis, is seen as an area of ​​the community that put their trust in it and must include all expectations in confidence and fulfillment rights. " 

He stressed Mr. Ammar al-Hakim said, "assumes the completion of the government program satisfactory to all parties according to the Bishop of the specified time, and that the main obstacle in the completion of the program the government is the vision and the Bishop of time and today begins the process approached the political blocs to begin the process of forming a government, where the face of Prime Minister-designate a letter to the blocks Political and asked them to submit their candidates to be differentiation between names and will provide the government program agreed upon by everyone and you will find the steps to be achieved, and reassuring for all Iraqis. " 

On the issue of limbering Ministerial explained Mr. Ammar al-Hakim said, "We are with the principle of limbering ministerial and that the reduction of ministries helps to reduce the grades and special privileges that takes the staple food of the people, and it will provide great potential, and will be granted powers to local governments increasingly help to its powers," noting that he "would leave the situation assessment Prime Minister-designate and negotiating committees in the implementation of the decision limbering at the present time or at a later time. " 

He said the "federal system is the identity of the political system in the Constitution and every division of the country against the backdrop of a sectarian divide between the people of the country, we reject in toto, it is possible to run Iraq through the regions and provinces, we are with the system of the country coherent", pointing out that "crime Spyker beyond it genocide and must be dealt with on this basis since 1700 young man killed in cold blood and in this way the brutal issue is not linked to terrorism and that there is military leaders involved and conspired to obtain the massacre, and we will be serious through parliament and legal methods to identify the perpetrators and negligent in compromising our children and Nlahakhm because they Frtoa the lives of the sons of the Iraqi army. 

For his part, Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr on "the need to fix what is going through the country of the conditions of security, political, and support the new government and end the political crisis in a way dialogue to be no real partnership between all the political parties," hoping that "Allah grants the Mujahideen who are generally terrorist forces a victory to come out Iraq from this ordeal and end the crisis of the benevolent efforts of the Sons of Iraq. " 

He pointed out that "political and military forces have cooperated to end this crisis and when this crisis is resolved and when handled properly will end the suffering of all Iraqis and are freed areas usurped." He said the "National Alliance will be discussed first deputy and that he does not constitute a crisis, but that the coalition will discuss the selection of a suitable without the presence of a crisis over the post of first deputy."

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Iraq .. Called for political blocs to submit their nominations during the next two days; Abadi: we will start reforms since the first day of the formation of the government

08/31/2014 

Called for political blocs to submit their nominations during the next two days

Abadi: we will start reforms since the first day of the formation of the government

Baghdad - Tutoring with the end of the new government in light of the current talks

 About the format and the terms of the government program, the next Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, said he will start political reforms and security since the first day of the formation of the government, calling for political blocs to submit their nominations to fill the ministries during the next two days, noting his commitment to the guidance of the Supreme Religious Authority to form a government widely accepted . 

A statement from the Office of the media that Dr. Abadi constant and continuous and intensive follow-up meetings with the political blocs to form a government and the drafting of the government program, which is close to the agreed upon. He added that "Dr. Abadi calls blocs to speed up the submission of candidates for the ministries in order to study their resumes and choose the most efficient and Alaenze of them and has the vision to develop the work of the government, as everyone is aware of the size of the challenges faced by the country it is necessary to speed up the submission of names of candidates during the next two days, with an emphasis on the blocks need to provide women candidates for cabinet seats to enhance the important role of women in the political process in Iraq. 

He added that "Dr. Abadi is committed to the principle of partnership in the formation of the government and rely on the guidance of the Constitution and the Supreme Religious Authority to accept the formation of a government with a national scale." 

The statement said that to speed up the formation of the government is informed response to the terrorist groups and organize Daash terrorist who seeks to thwart the political process and the democratic structure of the country, and incorporating it in the conflicts between the components and the destruction of civilization and the cultural and intellectual legacy. 

He pointed out that the media office of Dr. Abadi start and since the first day after the formation of the government to apply the government program agreed Bida and political reforms and economic security and for the advancement of the country and rid it of the crises that passes by.

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U.K. Wants EU to Block Russia From SWIFT Banking Network

August 29, 2014 

U.K. Wants EU to Block Russia From SWIFT Banking Network

The U.K. will press European Union leaders to consider blocking Russian access to the SWIFT banking transaction system under an expansion of sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, a British government official said.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, known as SWIFT, is one of Russia’s main connections to the international financial system. Prime Minister David Cameron’s government plans to put the topic on the agenda for a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels today, according to the official, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

“Blocking Russia from the SWIFT system would be a very serious escalation in sanctions against Russia and would most certainly result in equally tough retaliatory actions by Russia,” said Chris Weafer, a senior partner at Moscow-based consulting firm Macro Advisory. “An exclusion from SWIFT would not block major trade deals but would cause problems in cross-border banking and that would disrupt trade flows.”

“Blocking Russia from the SWIFT system would be a very serious escalation in sanctions against Russia and would most certainly result in equally tough retaliatory actions by Russia,” said Chris Weafer, a senior partner at Moscow-based consulting firm Macro Advisory. “An exclusion from SWIFT would not block major trade deals but would cause problems in cross-border banking and that would disrupt trade flows.”

The EU enrolled SWIFT as part of sanctions imposed on Iran in March 2012, prohibiting financial messaging providers from providing services to Iranian banks. SWIFT, based in Belgium, has to comply with EU decisions because the organization is incorporated under Belgian law. No one was immediately available for comment from SWIFT’s press office when contacted by phone yesterday.

Faced with the risk of losing access to the network, Russia’s government has already drafted a bill to create a new Russian system for domestic bank transfers, Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Moiseev said on Aug. 27, according to the Itar-Tass news service.

The system transmitted more than 21 million financial messages a day last month, facilitating payments between more than 10,500 financial institutions and corporations in 215 countries, the organization said on its website.

“There’s no doubt that in the short term restricting Russian usage of SWIFT would be extremely disruptive to Russian financial and commercial activities,” said Richard Reid, a research fellow for finance and regulation at the University of Dundee in Scotland. “However, it may carry a longer-term downside, namely the likelihood that large chunks of Russian international payments flows would move to much less well monitored and measured financial channels and thus be beyond sanctions at any future point.”

EU governments widened sanctions on Russia to banks financing and advanced technology in July. Since then, fighting in eastern Ukraine has intensified.

Leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are due to meet to try to forge a joint response after NATO reported a surge of Russian troops and advanced military equipment into eastern Ukraine.

EU leaders will “consider further measures” at the summit, Steffen Seibert, Merkel’s chief spokesman, said in Berlin yesterday. “I don’t want to go into detail on which measures those might be. Europe needs to deliberate that jointly.”

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Iraq receives Russian Mi-28 'Night Hunter' helicopters

Aug 30, 2014

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that it had received Russian helicopters with "high flexibility" to be brought into service as a part of its war on terrorism against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS. 

The Ministry said in a statement reported by IraqiNews.com that Iraq received Russian-made MI-28 'Night Hunter' helicopters. These attack helicopters carry guided weapons, cannons and advanced navigational systems.

The statement did not mention the number of the helicopters delivered by Russia. "They will enter into the service to contribute to the war waged by the Iraq Armed Forces in order to eliminate the terrorist elements of the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant."

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‘If threatened, China could take serious action against US’


and .. remember .. Chinese Billionaire Plans $10 Billion to Develop Ukrainian Port ..Link 

Aug 30, 2014

American officials claim the Chinese jet performed a 'barrel roll' - at one point coming within 10 meters of their plane. Beijing says it was keeping a safe distance and that American spy missions pose a threat to its core security interests, and could be considered as a hostile act. Every year the US flies about five hundred missions around China - as well as monitoring from the sea and from satellites. Andrew K. P. Leung - a China specialist - says Beijing could take serious action if it feels it's being threatened