Russia To Send Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Syria, Warns Israel Of "Catastrophic Consequences"

Israel continues ratcheting up its rhetoric this week in response to Russia’s Defense Ministry signaling it will likely move forward in arming Syria with the advanced S-300 missile defense system, bringing both Israeli and Lebanese airspace to within targeting range of Syrian missiles.  On Tuesday Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in unambiguous terms that his country would attack such missile sites should Russia move forward […]

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Tech Stocks Tumble As Huawei DOJ Probe Prompts Fears Of Trade War Escalation

In what appears to be the latest salvo in the US’s escalating trade spat with China, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the Department of Justice is investigating Huawei Technologies, the Chinese smartphone giant, for possible sanctions violations related to Iran. Last week, the White House banned US companies from selling telecoms components to China’s ZTE Corp. after accusing the company of lying while […]

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"He Wasn't A Social Person": A Profile Of The Toronto Van Killer Emerges

Just hours before Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian was set to arrive in court at 100 Finch Ave. W at 10 am in Toronto, Reuters published a profile of the perpetrator of the worst mass killing in Canada in nearly 30 years. The Richmond Hill man, who was described by acquaintances as withdrawn and was said to have attended a high school program for […]

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Saturday’s News Links

[Reuters] IMF must better police external imbalances: Treasury’s Mnuchin [Reuters] China’s Xi says internet control key to stability [Reuters] China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises Source:

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Silver Price Up 3.2% on Week as Trump Turns on Opec, Inflation 'All Over' Philly Fed Data

GOLD slipped Friday in London but silver prices spiked to 11-week highs as US President Donald Trump berated the Opec oil cartel for “artificially” pushing energy prices up to 4-year highs by discussing new output cuts.   Asian stock markets fell but Europe held flat on the day, keeping the Stoxx Europe 600 Index unchanged from last Friday’s finish.   Silver prices hit $17.35 per […]

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Thursday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Set to Slip; Bond Sell-Off Deepens: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Tobacco and tech drag on Wall Street; yields boost banks [Bloomberg] U.S. Weighs Emergency Powers to Curb Tech Investments by China [Bloomberg] Bond Traders Refocus on 3% U.S. Yield as Inflation Bets Mount [CNBC] Home prices just took the biggest jump in four years [CNBC] What’s behind the big commodities rally, and why it could be just getting started […]

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Citi: "This Is Not A Healthy Chart"

We issued the first warning notice last December, in a post whose title said it all: “Global Deflation Alert: Chinese Credit Creation Tumbles To 27 Month Low.” It showed the chart which we – and UBS – have argued is the only one that truly matters for global inflation (or deflation): China’s credit impulse. We followed it up two months later in February with “The […]

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Warsh, Druckenmiller Buy "Basis" – The Central-Bank-Inspired "Stable" Cryptocurrency

Three Princeton grads just raised $133 million from some of Wall Street and Silicon Valley’s biggest investors for a cryptocurrency that is ‘boring by design’… On Wednesday, the New Jersey-based cryptocurrency startup ‘Basis’ announced it had raised $133 million in a round backed by venture capital firms including GV (formerly Google Ventures), Bain Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, and Sky Capital. Stanley Druckenmiller, the […]

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"I Want To Set The Record Straight": Hannity Expains His Relationship With Michael Cohen

With most of the media in a feeding frenzy after judge Kimba Wood – the same judge who 5 years ago married the 83-year-old George Soros to 42-year-old Tamiko Bolton… Georges Soros married Tamiko Bolton; Judge Kimba Wood officiated the non-denominational ceremony … unveiled that Michael Cohen’s “third client” is Sean Hannity, questions swirled over potential conflicts of interest, and whether Hannity had an obligation […]

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A Map Of The Syrian War: Who Is Who (And Where)

On Thursday, just 24 hours before Trump ordered airstrikes on Syria for the second time in just over a year, we said that “with war likely set to break out in Syria at any moment, a question many Americans are asking is… where is Syria? We then added that “geographical challenges aside, it is safe to say that the situation in Syria is extremely fluid, […]

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Watch: Former Head Of British Armed Forces In Iraq Tells Truth About Syria, Is Cut Off By Sky News

While every politician in the world and their mainstream media lackeys are chomping at the bit to “unleash hell” on Assad and Syria, there are some that are willing to question the “Assad chemically attacked his own people and needs to be punished” narrative. Liberty Blitzkrieg’s Mike Krieger  scoffed at the idea of Assad gassing his own people… “When your enemy is nearly defeated, and […]

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Sibanye-Stillwater partners with Wits to create the 'mine of the future'

In a technology-focused partnership that will help make mines safer and more productive, Sibanye-Stillwater and the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, today launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine). DigiMine is a simulated mining environment in the Chamber of Mines building on the West Campus of Wits University, whose facilities now include a vertical shaft in a stairwell, a tunnel […]

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Germany Approves Russia-Led Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via, Germany approved on Tuesday the construction and operation of the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in its territorial waters, thus issuing all necessary permits for the German section of the project that has torn Europe and EU member states over the implications of Russia’s gas giant Gazprom gaining even more foothold on the European gas market. Hailing the project as […]

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Mapping Where Global Tariffs Are Highest And Lowest

Last week, China announced that it would retaliate against U.S. tariffs by imposing its own duties on a range of American products including apples, port and steel pipes. Last Thursday, President Trump signed an executive memorandum that could lead to tariffs being imposed on up to $60 billion of Chinese products, a move which is designed to penalize China for alleged intellectual property theft. Beijing […]

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Driver Of Tesla Model X Dies After Violent Crash Incinerates Car

Last October, we reported that in the latest, at the time, conflagration involving a Tesla car bursting into flames after its batteries exploded, a Model S burned to a crisp after an accident on an Austrian highway. The car’s 19-year-old female driver had entered a construction zone on the highway, and when she tried to shift from the local to the fast lane, the car […]

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Ex-Playboy Model Suing To "Break Silence" On Affair With Trump

A former Playboy model who says she had an affair with President Trump is suing the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media, so that she can be released from a legal agreement barring her from discussing the relationship. Karen McDougal Karen McDougal filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to the New York Times, after she claims the Enquirer paid her $150,000 for the story […]

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CNN Reports From Stormy Daniels' Latest Strip Club Performance

In its pursuit of objective, impartial hard-hitting news, and unquenchable thirst to uncover the truth, CNN first went dumpster-diving outside the Russian troll farm accused of costing Hillary Clinton the election and “undermining democracy” (turns out America can do so on its own), it then sent a film crew to Thailand to interview the Belarus hooker currently holed up in a local jail after she […]

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13 Of 19 Bear Market Indicators Have Now Been Triggered: BofA

Exactly one month ago, just as the S&P hit all time high, Bank of America caused a stir when it announced that one of its proprietary “guaranteed bear market” indicators created by the Bank of America quants was just triggered. As we said at the time, what was remarkable about this particular indicator is that it predicted not only the size of the upcoming drop […]

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