Trump Praises Iranian Protesters, Assails ‘Brutal and Corrupt’ Regime

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Iranian protesters Tuesday, saying they were “finally acting against the brutal and corrupt” regime in Tehran, even as Iran’s supreme leader accused the government’s enemies of stirring the violent anti-government demonstrations. Trump contended in a Twitter comment that “all of the money” that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, “so foolishly… Please follow and like us:

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Xi’s China rising, Trump’s America waning

In less than a year in office, US President Donald Trump has managed to alienate more allies and provoke more enemies faster and more decisively than any of his predecessors in recent history. All of a sudden, we face the simultaneous threats of war from the Korean Peninsula to the Middle East. Meanwhile, US’ chief rival,… Please follow and like us:

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Biggest Crash Ever Is (Probably) Coming by 2020: Harry Dent

Brace yourself for the most devastating market crash ever in “the greatest political and economic revolution since the advent of democracy.” That’s the dire alert from colorful, controversial prognosticator Harry S. Dent Jr., in an interview with ThinkAdvisor. Dent, who chiefly uses demographic cycles to forecast the economy and markets, correctly predicted Japan’s 1989 economic collapse,… Please follow and like us:

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Erdogan in the Balkans: A neo-Ottoman quest?

The return of historic empires has long been a favourite theme in Western pundits’ writings on the Balkans. The crisis-ridden EU is losing ground, we are told, and Russia and Turkey are filling in the gap. “Neo-Ottomanism” is on everyone’s lips while Strategic Depth, Ahmet Davutoglu’s treatise making a case for a proactive foreign policy that… Please follow and like us:

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Analyst Raises Scenario of a China Takeover of North Korea

A longtime editor of a magazine that specializes in global power politics recently put forth a scenario where China would stage a takeover of North Korea, giving Washington and the rest of the world a nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula. Bill Emmott, the former editor-in-chief of The Economist magazine, said such a move by China would not… Please follow and like us:

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De-Dollarization & Disintermediation – Russian Mobile Phone Operator Issues First Blockchain-Backed Bond

by Tyler Durden Oct 4, 2017 6:30 PM Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, & Guns blog, For months now Russia has been moving into the blockchain space in a serious way. I’ve talked about these moves in previous articles ( here, here and yes, even here) Image Source: CoinTelegraph But, the latest news is… Please follow and like us:

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Russia Has a Major Stake in Libya’s Uncertain Future

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Still wracked by conflict six years after the fall of Muammar el-Qaddafi, Libya is split between two rival governments. In the west is Fayez al-Sarraj’s Government of National Accord, based in Tripoli, and in the east a regional government under the control of General… Please follow and like us:

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Russia’s new game in Afghanistan

A resurgent Russia is making new inroads into Afghanistan, not in the way the former USSR did, but by aligning itself with some of the very extremists whose leaders were involved in the defeat of the Soviet Union’s decade-long invasion of Afghanistan. In December 2016, Moscow disclosed its contacts with the Taliban, the group that is… Please follow and like us:

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Options Volume Expected To Rise Amid Regulatory Changes

Options volume is expected to rise in 2017, according to a new report from the TABB Group. Always difficult to predict volatility – which is most often driven by surprise – could increase this year, as factors such as interest rate hikes and regulatory tailwinds are expected to bolster options trading volume along with increased user… Please follow and like us:

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