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Prepay Before Pumping: Russia Threatens Gas Delivery to Western Europe

Prepay Before Pumping: Russia Threatens Gas Delivery to Western Europe
Russia on Monday granted Ukraine another week before it will start demanding prepayment for gas, without which it has threatened to cut off supplies. The announcement by Russia's state gas company Gazprom came at the outset of a second round of European Union-mediated talks aimed at resolving the two countries' dispute over gas prices and outstanding debt.
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Juergen Baetz
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NASA Study: 1%'s Greedy Resource Grab Could Trigger End of Civilization Within 15 Years

NASA Study: 1%'s Greedy Resource Grab Could Trigger End of Civilization Within 15 Years
A new study backed by NASA warns that, much like the Romans and Mayans before us, our elite power brokers may be driving us towards a cliff as the 1% vacuums up wealth and natural resources. Although the study is largely theoretical, the new report is just one of many warning that the convergence of food, water and energy crises could create a "perfect storm" within 15 years.
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