Blain: "These Are The 3 Things That Could Trigger A Bond Avalanche"

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Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners “The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws…”  Angel Merkel is marshalling her forces for a last effort on Sunday to close out her new government. She needs to get her own party on board. According to reports, it’s going to be close whether the SDP […]

Ramaphosa reclaims traditional ANC values, sidelining Zuma – Ben Turok

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Flag of the African National Congress (ANC) CAPE TOWN — Cyril Ramaphosa’s signalling of a return to the traditional ANC values of non-racialism, as espoused by the last true leader South Africa had, (Nelson Mandela), and his early recalibration of party ethics, bode well for SA – but he’s going to need all the help he can […]

5 of Africa’s most under pressure mining bosses in 2018

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RUNNING a mining company is not beer and skittles at the best of times, but there a number of industry bosses who are under particular pressure at the current time. Miningmx identifies those with the most to prove and what they must do to keep their seats. Nico Muller CEO: Impala Platinum Appointed: April 2017 […]

Swiss Town Denies Passport To Dutch Vegan For Being "Too Annoying"

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While the Trump administration faces judicial blocks at every turn when it comes to immigration, it appears the Swiss are a little more creative with their citizenship. A Dutch vegan who applied for a Swiss passport has had her application rejected because the locals found her too annoying. As Yahoo UK’s Andy Wells reports, Nancy […]

Oliver Stone's "Ukraine On Fire" Documentary Released In The West

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Via Jim Quinn’s Burning Platform blog, Oliver Stone’s seminal documentary Ukraine on Fire has finally been made available to watch in the West. Investigative journalist Robert Parry reveals how US-funded political NGOs and media companies have emerged since the 1980s, replacing the CIA in promoting America’s geopolitical agenda abroad. As Russia-Insider details, Ukraine on Fire provides a historical perspective […]

There's No 'Fake News' In Holland?

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Following President Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Olympics this week, we wondered just how widespread the belief in the inaccuracy of the news worldwide really is.   As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, the growing phenomenon of fake news has exacerbated fractured attitudes on the accuracy of the news media, especially on matters such as politics, current events and when […]

Russia Might "Pivot To Africa" With "Mercenaries"

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Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, The upcoming draft proposal to legalize private military companies (PMCs, a.k.a. “mercenaries”) in Russia could give the country a competitive edge over its rivals by helping it carve out a valuable and much-demanded niche as a reliable security provider, thus enabling it to later leverage its strategic advantage […]

Amazon’s Top 20: The cities in the running for Amazon HQ2

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Amazon has whittled down the 238 applications it received to a list of 20 cities that are in the running to host its proposed second headquarters. This is a BizNews Premium article. Please login or sign up for a free 1-month trial. If you just want to view this article, get 24 hour access for £0.99.    Source: biznews.com

Army Major: "We're Killing These Kids, We're Breaking The Army!"

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Authored by Major Danny Sjursen via TheAmericanConservative.com, Our soldiers are still redeploying at a frenetic pace that cannot keep up with reality – and the cracks are showing…   I’ll admit I was taken aback. This senior officer and mentor – with nearly 28 years of military service – wasn’t one for hyperbole. No, he […]

The State Of 'Freedom' Worldwide (According To Democratic Think-Tanks)

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Democratic watchdog organization Freedom House has released its annual ranking of the world’s most free and the world’s most suppressed nations. For the twelfth year in a row, global freedom has been found to have declined. As Staista’s Martin Armstrong notes, 71 countries experienced a decline in freedom with only 35 making a move in the right […]