The Slow Return Of Eurosclerosis

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Authored by Thomas Kirchner and Paul Hoffmeister via, With protests by yellow vests in France approaching their six month anniversary and the European economy showing signs of not a temporary dip, but prolonged weakening, it is a good moment to take a step back and analyze the current situation as well as its implications… Read More

Germany Can't Locate Scores Of ISIS Fighters Who May Have Slipped Back Into The Country

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The German government can’t locate over 160 German “Islamic State” sympathizers who left home to fight with the terrorist organization and may have returned to Germany, according to Welt am Sonntag.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The Federal Ministry of the Interior speculates that most of them were likely killed in combat, but that they could have “succeeded… Read More

Obscure company targets coal mining project on Kruger Park doorstep

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AN obscure company called Manzolwandle Investments wants to start coal mining operations on the doorstep of the Kruger Park’s southern border, near Komatipoort. It has has already submitted a scoping report, which is an initial assessment of a mining project’s viability. Local residents are concerned and it is sure to get on the radar screen… Read More

'BorisGate' Is Beneath Us

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Authored by Kit Knightly via, Whatever you think of BoJo, we mustn’t normalise smear tactics and tabloid nonsense… <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Three days ago the police were called round to the flat shared by perspective Tory leader, and likely future Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds. There had apparently… Read More

China Tests New Helicopter Drone Slated For Service In South China Sea

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China, having claimed most of the South China Sea for itself, has published a new report that suggests helicopter drones could soon be deployed to its militarized islands. The AV500W vertical take-off and landing unmanned helicopter manufactured by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has completed its first-night operation under challenging conditions, showing that the… Read More

Tuesday’s News Links

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[Reuters] Stocks suffer trade jitters, dollar braced for more Fed talk [Reuters] Dollar weighed by Fed prospects; Swiss franc, gold shine on geopolitics [Bloomberg] Gold Jumps to Highest in Almost 6 Years Fueled by Rising Risks [Reuters] Trump ‘comfortable with any outcome’ from pivotal Xi talks: official [Reuters] China, U.S. trade officials talk ahead of Trump-Xi meeting [Reuters] Trump privately talks… Read More

Cockburn: Trump May Be In Too Deep To Avoid War With Iran

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Authored by Patrick Cockburn via The Unz Review, President Trump’s last-minute change of mind over launching US airstrikes against Iran shows that a military conflict of some description in the Gulf is becoming highly probable. His hesitation was most likely less connected with an Iranian surface-to-air missile shooting down a US surveillance drone than with his instinct… Read More

Is This Nation The Next "Digital Nomad" Hotspot?

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Authored by Simon Black via, By the summer of 1936, Europe was in a state of perpetual crisis. Hitler’s rise to power, German invasion of the Rhineland, Spanish Civil War, Fascist Coup attempt in France, etc. World War was just a few years away. 25-year old Scotsman with a proper Scottish name – Fitzroy… Read More

iPhone X Sales Collapse Triggers Serious Breach Of Contract With Samsung 

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In an exclusive, ChannelNews reveals Apple is facing hundreds of millions of dollars in penalty payments to Samsung because iPhone demand has fallen. Apple “demanded” that Samsung construct one of the world’s biggest OLED manufacturing facilities exclusively for iPhone screens. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Overconfidence of Tim Cook, not adjusting forecasts for trade wars… Read More

EIA Warns "Limited Options To Bypass" Straits Of Hormuz

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Via, The Strait of Hormuz, located between Oman and Iran, connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important oil chokepoint because of the large volumes of oil that flow through the strait. In 2018, its daily oil flow averaged 21… Read More

Pakistanis Boycott Proctor & Gamble After Feminist Detergent Ad Insults Islam 

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Proctor & Gamble has come under fire in Pakistan after running a commercial for their Ariel soap brand which encourages women to break free of conservative norms and pursue careers, according to Gulf News.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> In the ad, several women representing different professions – including a journalist and doctor – are seen pushing… Read More

Iran – Message Sent, Message Delivered

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Authored by Tom Luongo, It is clear that Iran is sending the U.S. a stern message. And that message is we can hurt you asymmetrically as much as you hurt us. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Over the weekend Iran’s leadership made it clear there was no mistake in their actions last week. They purposefully… Read More

PRESS DIGEST- British Business – June 25

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June 25 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times Britain-based hedge fund Seneca Investment Managers is understood to have approached other institutional shareholders to force changes to the five-person board at Woodford… Read More

California Panics about Losing Businesses and People (to Texas): What the Housing Market Fears Most is Cropping Up in the Data

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But Texans Say, “We’re Full.” And Californians, Buckling Under Housing Costs & Congestion, Tell Wannabe Leavers, “Just Do It” This is now everywhere in the Media. In San Francisco, it was on Radio this morning, a whole discussion on KQED’s Forum about California and Texas, with a good dose of California-bashing, and some Texas-bashing too.… Read More