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 2018-07-16 07:15 

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Italy Blocks 450 Migrants As New Mediterranean Crisis Unfolds...

Italy dug its heels in on Saturday after conservative Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to let 450 migrants aboard two military vessels dock at Italian ports, marking the country's latest stand against the large-scale influx of predominantly No...

 2018-07-16 06:40 

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The Gaping Holes In The Official Skripal Story...

Authored by Craig Murray, In my last post I set out the official Government account of the events in the Skripal Case. Here I examine the credibility of this story. Next week I shall look at alternative explanations. Russia has a decade long secret progra...

 2018-07-16 06:05 

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NHS Waiting-List In England Reaches Longest In 11 Years...

New figures released by NHS England today reveal the waiting list to be at its longest since August 2007 having steadily risen over the last few years to 4.1 million people awaiting treatment. You will find more infographics at Statista Responding to the ...

 2018-07-16 05:30 

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The Relentless Radicalization Of Sweden...

Authored by Judith Bergman via The Gatestone Institute, A new study of Salafism in Sweden, conducted by the Swedish Defence University, paints a bleak picture of the ongoing radicalization of Muslims in Sweden. The Salaf are the "pious ancestors" ...

 2018-07-16 04:30 

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Beijing Sends Spy Ship To Monitor Rimpac Wargames After Being Disinvited...

A Chinese spy ship is currently monitoring the US-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) war games off the waters of Hawaii after Beijing was disinvited from the event, according to USNI News . The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Dongdiao-class auxiliar...

 2018-07-16 03:35 

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The Deadly Math Of America's Faux Prosperity...

Authored by Tom Luongo, Record Deficits, Stronger Dollar Equals Record China Trade Deficit Sometimes math is a real bitch. Donald Trump is a smart guy. I know he knows math. Too bad he's ignoring it. Here's the gig. The title says it all. Governme...

 2018-07-16 03:10 

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A Brief History Of US Covert Action In Syria - Part 1...

In part 1 of this corrective history of the Syrian proxy war which notable Middle East experts have lately urged is important and essential reading , William Van Wagenen thoroughly dismantles the dominant media myths that have persisted throughout seven y...

 2018-07-16 02:45 

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Chaos At The NATO Summit Benefits Eurasian Integration...

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The chaos that has engulfed the NATO summit is yet further confirmation of the world's transition from a unipolar to a multipolar order, with the return of great-power competition a...

 2018-07-16 02:20 

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A Problem Emerges For Japanese Stocks: The Biggest Market "Whale" Can't Buy Any More...

When it comes to Japan's risk assets, it is a widely - in incorrectly - accepted that only the Bank of Japan matters: and with Kuroda now a proud owner of nearly 80% of the country's ETFs and the BOJ a top 10 shareholder in nearly 40% of listed co...

 2018-07-16 02:07 

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China GDP Growth Slows After Record Contraction In Shadow Banking Credit...

Following the largest contraction in 'shadow banking system' credit, and a record low for M2 growth, fears were building that China's economic growth prospects may lag expectations . By way of background for tonight's economic data deluge,...

 2018-07-16 01:55 

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De-Dollarization: Chinese Refiner Replaces US Imports With Iranian Crude...

Via FinancialTribune.com, An independent Chinese refiner has suspended crude oil purchases from the United States and has now turned to Iran as one of its sources of crude, media reports cited an official from the refiner, Dongming Petrochemical Group, as...

 2018-07-16 01:30 

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US Message To Assad: "We Will Pull Out Of Syria If Iran Withdraws"...

As Presidents Trump and Putin are set to meet Monday in Helsinki, efforts toward winding down the proxy war in Syria will no doubt be high on the agenda. We explained previously that the diplomatic cards for ending the war seem to have fallen into place a...

 2018-07-16 01:05 

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Dershowitz: SCOTUS Confirmation Process Has Gotten Out Of Hand...

Authored by Alan Dershowitz via The Gatestone Institute, The framers of our constitution would be turning over in their graves if they could see what happened to their words "with the advice and consent of the senate." Now senators neither advise ...

 2018-07-16 00:40 

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Leg Amputations & Raw Sewage: More Ugly Problems From Tesla's Production Hell...

Today we got a little bit of a deeper look into the true "hell" that took (and is taking) place at Tesla in the weeks leading up to the company making its Model 3 push. A new report from Bloomberg has Elon Musk exclaiming that he is going through ...

 2018-07-16 00:15 

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The Market Gods Are Laughing...

Authored by Bill Bonner via Bonner & Partners, President Trump escalated the trade war this week, making a kamikaze attack on a vast armada of Chinese imports $200 billion in total headed for California. The Chinese say they will retaliate. Phony Wars Las...

 2018-07-15 23:50 

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New San Francisco Mayor: "There's More Feces... Than I've Ever Seen"...

The new Mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, is beside herself at the abject squalor resulting from decades of "progressive"; policies that encourage homeless residents to use the streets as their personal toilet. In an interview with local statio...

 2018-07-15 23:25 

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Five Things That Would Make The CIA/CNN Russia Narrative More Believable...

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, As we just discussed , some major news stories have recently dropped about what a horrible horrifying menace the Russian Federation is to the world , and as always I have nothing to offer the breathless pundit...

 2018-07-15 23:00 

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How CEOs Actually Spend Their Time: It's Not How You Think...

Submitted by Nicholas Colas and Jessica Rabe of DataTrek Research Legendary Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter and the dean of HBS have a new must-read article out; we have a summary and our take below. The topic: how CEOs actually spend the...

 2018-07-15 22:35 

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Russia Plans $50 Billion Investment In Iran's Oil, Gas Industry...

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via Oilprice.com, Russia is getting ready to invest US$50 billion in Iran's oil and gas industry as the two countries continue to seek closer ties, just as the United States is looking to cut as much Iranian crude oil ex...

 2018-07-15 22:10 

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World's Largest Shipping Company Collapses As Trade War Reality Strikes...

While US equity markets (well a few mega-cap tech stocks anyway), the world's largest shipping company is seeing its stock eviscerated as investor anxiety over trade wars finds an outlet that makes rational sense. A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S may struggle ...

 2018-07-15 21:45 

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Bill Maher: Trump Is The Most "Aggressively Stupid" President In US History...

Bill Maher, the host of HBO's Real Time, has released a new standup special - and, as one might expect, it features more than a few jokes at President Trump's expense. While the US has had presidents in the past who were "stupid", the coun...

 2018-07-15 21:20 

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Junk Bond Crash Imminent? HY ETF Shorts Hit All Time High...

It has been a tough year for junk bond funds, if not for junk bond spreads, which as we noted recently have shown impressive resilience and have solidly outperformed IG since the start of the year (largely thank to a scarcity in HY supply , and a deluge o...

 2018-07-15 20:55 

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George Carlin Was Right...

The wisdom of the late George Carlin on display once again... "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." - George Carlin h/t The Burning Platform...

 2018-07-15 20:30 

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Morgan Stanley : Our Conviction Has Grown Stronger That "Easy Is Over"....

From Morgan Stanley's Matthew Hornbach, Global head of interest rates. In our Global Strategy Mid-Year Outlook: The End of Easy , published in mid-May, my research colleagues and I suggested that multiple tailwinds from the last nine years were abatin...

 2018-07-15 20:05 

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Former CIA Officer: Clinton "Involved In Biggest Treason In History"...

Via Greg Hunter's USAWatchdog.com, Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says what Hillary Clinton did with her charity and Uranium One while she was Secretary of State was a crime for the history books. Shipp explains, "Hillary Clinton...

 2018-07-15 19:40 

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Hedge Fund CIO: "Americans Voted For Real Change And It's Coming"...

Submitted by Eric Peters, CIO of One River Asset Management The planet's most powerful military threatened to reconsider NATO unless Europeans meet their spending commitments. Europe's leaders repeated unfulfilled pledges to do just that, returnin...

 2018-07-15 19:15 

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US Deep State Hits Putin-Trump Summit With Preemptive Strike As Russiagate Fizzles Out...

Authored by Robert Bridge via The Strategic Culture Foundation, In order to save face over an investigation that has failed to produce a smoking gun regarding charges of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the US elite have opted to indict Ru...

 2018-07-15 18:50 

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In Twitter Meltdown, Elon Musk Calls Thai Cave Diver A Pedophile...

What does a billionaire Silicon Valley liberal (or perhaps socialist , or maybe republican ) do when his giant "Thai cave rescue" diversion from his auto company woes goes sideways and authorities tell him to back off? Why handle rejection poorly ...

 2018-07-15 18:25 

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As Goes China, So Goes The World...

Via Nordea China and the CNY are key for the global cycle. If USD/CNY continues higher, it may worsen the global slowdown already predicted by our models. In the latest FX weekly we suggested it was time for a little breather in the trade war, at least be...

 2018-07-15 18:00 

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Mueller Prepares To Target Key Individuals Once Special Counsel Probe Wraps Up...

As special counsel Robert Mueller faces pressure to wrap up his investigation with or without the illusive collusion charge, the Washington Post reports that the Department of Justice and Mueller's team have been preparing to pass the baton of various...

 2018-07-15 17:36 

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France Wins World Cup, Trump Congratulates Putin On "One Of The Best Tournaments Ever"...

Despite the absence of a USA team, many have argued that 2018's FIFA World Cup was the best in history and following France's victory over Croatia by 4 goals to 2, President Trump added his congratulations: " Congratulations to France, who pla...

 2018-07-15 17:25 

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Survival Of The Richest......

Authored by Douglas Rushkoff via Medium.com, Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever been offered for a t...

 2018-07-15 17:03 

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"Such Hatred & Dissension In Our Country" - Trump Decries Media, Dems Predjudiced Criticism Of Putin Summit...

Hours after CBS News aired an interview with President Trump where he described the EU, Russia and China as "foes" of the US when it comes to matters of trade ( eliciting a shocked response from European Council President Donald Tusk ) and said he...

 2018-07-15 16:35 

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Greek Court Rules To Extradite Alexander Vinnik, Accused Of Laundering $4 Billion In Bitcoin...

Authored by Helen Partz via CoinTelegraph.com, A Greek court has ruled to extradite the alleged former operator of crypto exchange BTC-e , Alexander Vinnik, to France, local news outlet CNN Greece reported Friday, July 13. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph ...

 2018-07-15 16:10 

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Tusk Says US, EU "Best Friends" As Trump Calls EU "Biggest Global Foe"...

Following President Trump's controversial interview with CBS , in which he called Europe one of America's biggest foes , European Commission president Donald Tusk fired back ... As we detailed earlier, when asked who America's biggest foe glob...

 2018-07-15 15:45 

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The Bulls' "Maginot Line" & The Bears' Big Milestone...

Authored by Lance Roberts via Real InvestmentAdvice.com, Bull's Maginot Line "The Maginot Line, named after the French Minister of War Andr Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapon installations built by France in the ...

 2018-07-15 15:20 

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Dianne Feinstein Loses California Democratic Party Endorsement To Upstart Progressive...

The wave of far-left and socialist candidates triumphing over long-serving establishment figures continued Saturday night as former California state senate leader Kevin de Leon defeated Sen. Dianne Feinstein for the endorsement of the state Democratic Par...

 2018-07-15 14:53 

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How Much Gold Is In The FIFA World Cup Trophy?...

Submitted by Ronan Manly of BullionStar.com Arguably the best known and most coveted trophy in the history of sport, the World Cup Trophy has a mythical status among elite footballers and sports fans alike, and its iconic shape and form are synonymous wit...

 2018-07-15 14:26 

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Trump May Ask Putin To Extradite Intel Officials During "Low Expectations" Summit...

Donald Trump said he had "low expectations" of his Monday summit with Vladimir Putin, just days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted by the DOJ for hacking the Democrats ahead of the 2016 election, which in turn prompted Trump to b...

 2018-07-15 13:44 

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Theresa May Reveals Trump's EU Negotiating Advice: "Sue Them"...

During an interview on BBC's Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Theresa May revealed the advice that she received - and ignored - from US President Donald Trump. The "advice" which Trump said she had ignored in his bombshell interview with the Sun la...

 2018-07-15 13:04 

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$1 Million Is The New Entry Point For American Luxury-Home Buyers...

Want to buy your way into the most expensive 5% of the United States? $1 million is the new entry fee, according to the latest report from Realtor.com . What's more, over 18% of luxury markets analyzed saw home prices grow at 10% year-over-year , whil...

 2018-07-15 12:00 

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Salvini: It Will Take 50 Years To Expel 500,000 Illegal Migrants From Italy...

Authored by Sharan Kumar via The Daily Cller, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has spoken out this week against the current rate of migrant deportations in Italy, claiming that it would take 50 years to expel a backlog of 500,00 illegal immigrants...

 2018-07-15 02:40 

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The True Meaning Of "Collusion" Exposed...

Authord by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, The indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose task it is to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and 'Russians', that was released yesterday by Deputy AG Ro...

 2018-07-15 02:10 

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And The Best-Run City In The US Is......

Any mayor will tell you that running a modern US city isn't an easy task. Even wealthy enclaves in the middle of a gentrification boom sometimes have trouble providing basic services (have you ridden the New York City subway lately?). While dysfunctio...

 2018-07-15 01:40 

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China's Military Interests Along The Silk Road Stretch From Sea To Shining Sea...

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Leaked Chinese military documents purport that the People's Liberation Army will seek to expand its presence across the world in order to defend its Silk Road interests. The Japan Times was the first out...

 2018-07-15 01:23 

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Liberal Meltdown: Furious Libs Outraged After Elon Musk Revealed As One Of Top Republican PAC Donors...

Who knew that the black swan - or rather "red elephant" - that could destroy Tesla was not its staggering cash burn rate, which last quarter went through $12 million every day , would be the "shocking" discovery that the opportunistic self...

 2018-07-15 01:10 

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Bitcoiners Slam Calls For Crypto Crackdown After Latest Russia Probe Indictments...

After Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released an indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers yesterday , it didn't take long for Democratic members of Congress to point fingers at bitcoin for supposedly helping enable the "nefarious act...

 2018-07-15 00:40 

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AMLO's Approach To Ending The Cartel Wars Could Inadvertently Backfire...

Authored byAndrew Korybko via Oriental Review, The transitional team of Mexico's president-elect declared that the populist-nationalist will pursue a so-called " negotiated peace " with the drug cartels when he assumes office in December. This...

 2018-07-15 00:10 

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TSA Agents Can Now Grope Travelers Without Fear Of Pesky Lawsuits...

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners have gained the upper glove when it comes to being sued by travelers subjected to assaults, false arrests or other abuses, thanks to a Wednesday ruling by a federal appeals court. In a 2-1 d ecision ,...

 2018-07-14 23:40 

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Student Debt Bubble Expands As Parents Do More Of The Borrowing...

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, Not so long ago, student debt was mostly the responsibility of students. That is, you paid for college with loans and then paid off those loans with the proceeds of the good job you got with an advanced educ...

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