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Czech President Klaus Signs Lisbon Treaty; Says the Country Has Lost Its Sovereignty

"The Czech Republic will cease to be a sovereign state" once the treaty enters into force, Klaus said after signin the Lisbon Treaty.

Ukraine pleas for help as flu epidemic spreads

Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko has called on the international community to help the country combat the swine flu epidemic which hit the country last week. Kiev is taking emergency measures to stop the outbreak.

Flu, or Something Else, Panics Ukraine

A panic is under way over H1N1 flu in western Ukraine, including quarantines and panic buying of drugs in Lviv, Ternopil, and other towns.

Italian Senators Introduce Motion For LaRouche's New Bretton Woods

Sen. Oskar Peterlini officially presented to the Italian Senate a "Motion for the Reorganization of the International Monetary System: the New Bretton Woods." The motion calls upon the Italian government to "act internationally to promote" a new system, "modeled on the New Bretton Woods as proposed by the American economist, Lyndon LaRouche."

Tremonti's New Bretton Woods Proposal Will Be On G8 Agenda, Says Frattini

In response to a question from EIR, who asked if Tremonti's New Bretton Woods proposal would be on the agenda, as Italy takes the chair of the G8 this year, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini replied, "Tremonti intends to propose a new item for the G8 finance ministers which is to build a new Bretton Woods arrangement."

President promises liquidity wont be a problem for Russian business

Dmitry Medvedev has promised Russian business there will be no shortage of bank finance. He said the government would minimize the negative impact of the global financial crisis and the military conflict in South Ossetia.

Russian Central Bank pumps cash into system to fend off credit crunch

The Central Bank pumped a record $13 Billion into banks on Friday, as it battles the spread of the liquidity crisis to Russia. With stocks hitting a 2-year low this week, Russia's economic woes are deepening. Experts warn it might take 2 years before the RTS recovers.

IMF agrees in principle on $750 million loan to Georgia

The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it has reached an agreement in principle with Georgia on a 750 million-dollar financial package.

Russia warns US over missile deal

Moscow has warned Washington that it will respond to deployment of interceptor missiles and radar facility in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Gheddafi Claims Italy Will Deny NATO Bases for US Attacks on Libya

Condition in article four of Italian-Libyan friendship treaty signed on Saturday by Silvio Berlusconi. Prime Minister’s Office replies.

Berlusconi: Britain Could Have Led to a Confrontation

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said that a crisis had been defused. "The situation could have been the detonator for a serious crisis," he said. It was especially Great Britain's position—together with eastern European countries—that could have shifted the EU onto a confrontation course.

Russia appreciates Turkey's efforts for solution to Caucasus issue

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that his country appreciates Turkey's efforts to advance the solution process for the Caucasus issue, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

Germans view Bush as greater danger to global peace

Germans see American President George W. Bush as a greater danger to global peace, the Super Illu magazine cited Sunday an opinion poll released by the Leipzig Institute for Market Research.

Italy to Pay $5 Billion to Libya in Landmark Accord

Italy agreed to pay Libya $5 billion as compensation for its 30-year occupation of the country during the 20th century. The money will be invested by Italy over a 25-year period.

Russia: Withdrawal to Security Zone in Georgia Complete

However, top general in Moscow says troops will maintain 18 checkpoints in security zone around South Ossetia, which includes airport near Senaki.