#AceWorldNews – COLUMBIA – Nov.20 – Colombian Marxist rebels agreed to release an army general captured by their comrades over the weekend, Reuters said.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) promised to free General Ruben Dario Alzate and four others captured in the past two weeks “as soon as possible.”
The agreement reached with the government and guarantor nations Cuba and Norway may help resume peace talks.
#AceNewsServices – Nov.14 – Barack Obama is secretly negotiating the largest international trade agreement in history, and the mainstream media in the United States is almost completely ignoring it.
If this treaty is adopted, it will be the most important step toward a one world economic system that we have ever seen.
The name of this treaty is “the Trans-Pacific Partnership“, and the text of the treaty is so closely guarded that not even members of Congress know what is in it. Right now, there are 12 countries that are part of the negotiations: the United States, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia,Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
These nations have a combined population of 792 million people and account for an astounding 40 percent of the global economy.
And it is hoped that the EU, China and India will eventually join as well. This is potentially the most dangerous economic treaty of our lifetimes, and yet there is very little political debate about it in this country.
#AceBreakingNews – BEIJING – Nov.09 – President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have signed a memorandum of understanding on the so-called “western” gas supplies route to China.
The agreement paves the way for a contract that would make China the biggest consumer of Russian gas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will discuss new gas supply routes at their meeting in Beijing on Sunday, RIA Novosti reports.
In May, Russia’s Gazprom and China’s CNPC signed a 30-year contract for Russia to deliver 38 billion cubic meters of gas a year via the eastern route of the “Power of Siberia” pipeline.
There’s also a plan to supply China with 30 billion cubic meters of gas every year via a western route, of the “Altay” pipeline.
Speaking to journalists on the eve of his visit to China, Putin was optimistic that he would be able strike a deal on the western route with Beijing, saying that a lot of aspects of the supplies have already been agreed upon.
The deal on the western route NOW signed, China WILL replace Germany as Russia’s biggest gas customer.
All in all, 17 business and political agreements have been prepared for signing at the Beijing meeting between Putin and Xi.
#AceWorldNews says that reports of Rebel forces in South Sudan launched a major assault early on Tuesday against the key town of Malakal, the government-controlled capital of the oil-rich Upper Nile state, AFP said, citing witnesses.
“There is fighting on the outskirts of the town. It’s a very big, coordinated attack,” an independent source said.
The fighting is the heaviest since the government of President Salva Kiir and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar signed a ceasefire agreement in neighbouring Ethiopia on 23 January.