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The fighting that erupted in the east of Ukraine can be traced to a US-instituted coup d'état of February 2014 – confirmed by president Obama on CNN when he confided that Washington had “brokered a deal to transition power” in the country, forcing Viktor Yanukovych from office.
The "high tech" Global Hawk AUV was shot down by the "low tech" Raad anti-aircraft missile system, "which bears a striking resemblance to the outdated Soviet Kub (Cube) system". "That does not look good". An issue of political self-esteem, face saving on the part of Trump & failure of US advanced weapons systems.
The two most often cited reasons for President Truman’s controversial decision were to shorten the war and to save the lives of “between 250,000 and 500,000” American soldiers.
The surprise collapse of a small Inner-Mongolia Chinese bank, Baoshang, has suddenly focused attention on the fragility of the world’s largest and largely opaque banking system. The timing is very bad, as China struggles with a sharp domestic economic slowdown.