Geopolitics

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  1. Tensions in the Balkans are on the rise, annoying some who fear that increased nationalism, ethnic conflicts, and weak democratic institutions -- mixed with...
      


  2. Days after announcing a formal decree launching the country’s asset-based cryptocurrency, the Petro, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hiring miners across the country to...
      


  3. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the U.S. might apply pressure on Venezuela by restricting the sale of oil from the South American country. The US market is...
      


  4. The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a “devastating” response from Iran, accusing them of...
      


  5. Transparency Int'l published list of most corrupt countries... 1. North Korea 2. Somalia 3. South Sudan 11. Iraq 23. Zimbabwe 44. Nigeria 46. Iran 46. Russia 98. China 98. India 102. Turkey 113.South Africa 115. Saudi Arabia 117....
      


  6. Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch-rival Iran does so. “Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without...
      


  7. A German court has ruled cities can impose driving bans on the oldest and most polluting diesel cars. This decision could lead to millions...
      


  8. European Parliament overwhelmingly passes new resolution on Saudi Arabia. Demands targeted UN special report on human rights for Saudi. 525 votes in favor, 29 opposed,...
      


  9. President Donald Trump is negotiating with China on trade while the Trump Organization is involved in a deal linked to a Chinese developer. A...
      


  10. Vladimir Putin, Russia President, said how his country has new supersonic weapon that can reach almost any point in the world. Earlier, US was said...
      


  11. Turkey's warships blocked Italian Eni's drilling ship on its way to explore for gas in Cypriot waters ... Erdogan on the loose again. So far,...
      


  12. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has given his first time line for denuclearization, aiming for the end of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first term,...
      


  13. European Union leaders took a step toward deeper euro zone integration on Friday to help prevent future crises, but deep disagreement left key issues...
      


  14. How do you know that a bromance is over? Quite possibly, when one side starts talking about sausage factories when referring to their recent...
      


  15. According to Bloomberg, Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to Beijing on his first known trip outside North Korea since taking power in...
      


  16. According to Reuters Agency, Russia told Japan on Monday that Moscow’s sovereignty over several disputed islands was not up for discussion and that disagreements between...
      


  17. According to a statement, Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed the missile attack that targeted a science lab and two chemical weapons depots...
      


  18. ... or it may not, given that the frontrunner in the July election has softened a bit. Would be interesting to watch, though, what...
      


  19. Turkey has ordered the arrest of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen and seven others over the 2016 assassination of the Russian envoy to Turkey,...
      


  20. Brexit transition period, by the government sources, is indefinitely beyond December 2020. It's obvious how PM T. May has many different kind of problems...
      


  21. Normally I don't quote entire articles, but this is a Panic Service Announcement (and a gentle ribbing).  My comment at the bottom, after the article. The...
      


  22.  The Kremlin expressed concern on Monday over media reports that Poland has requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil, saying NATO’s expansion...
      


  23. Cold war. Theresa May said she had agreed with Britain’s National Security Council to suspend all high-level contacts between her country and Russia. In same time...
      


  24. One person has been killed every 15 minutes in Syria in the last 4 days. One person has been killed every 15 minutes in Syria...
      


  25. Iran and Syria signed a deal for military cooperation in a meeting between the defense ministers of the two countries in Damascus, the Tasnim...
      


  26. Iran on Friday supported Syria’s right to defend itself against aggression from Israel, state TV reported, accusing others of remaining silent over the attacks...
      


  27. The proposed U.S. Space Force, a new military service backed by President Donald Trump, could have an initial budget of less than $5 billion,...
      


  28. Emmanuel Macron’s strategy for next year’s European elections is taking shape and the French president sees it in stark terms - an open battle...
      


  29. Trump is reportedly going to unveil a $60-billion tariff package (annually) on China by Friday ... I think this means the trade war is...
      


  30. Three British lawmakers on Monday endorsed reports that women activists detained in Saudi Arabia have been tortured, and said responsibility for what is likely...