1. China's predatory lending to corrupt African countries may bear dividends soon. With all of the predatory loans that China has made to Venezuela's government, it...
      


  2. Thought it might be time to start a list of all the ways Trump's Iran withdrawal could go very badly:  1. Give Tehran the idea...
      


  3. World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough on Friday in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for...
      


  4. The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal...
      


  5. The North Korea saga has definitely been stepped up a few notches to the point that I'm hoping isn't one of no return, however...
      


  6. Excellent scanning of Libya's geopolitical-criminal-military scene... After this analysis it’s pretty clear why Libya is where it is: nowhere. HIFTER’S ARMY The self-styled Libyan National Army,...
      


  7. The European Parliament elected Italian socialist lawmaker David Sassoli on Wednesday as its speaker for the next 2-1/2 years, completing the round of appointments...
      


  8. Angela Merkel bowed out as leader of her Christian Democrats on Friday with an emotional speech to her conservative party as it met to...
      


  9. In short, a new message, the same distance. But this time, KJU sent a message that means just one: end of the nuclear talks....
      


  10. A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump to reconsider the omission of climate change from his...
      


  11. Prime  minister of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev said how  would like the negotiations (with Greece) to succeed . "We are ready for a geographical qualifier...
      


  12. Taliban and U.S. negotiators are scrambling to rewrite a draft agreement that will outline the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from Afghanistan and...
      


  13. https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/07/31/germany-refuses-military-cooperation-us-persian-gulf/   NATO ‘Ally’ Germany Won’t Back U.S. in Gulf to Avoid War with Iran 8,921  
      


  14. Instagram is now blurring out images of women at gun ranges, saying the photos violate “violence or dangerous organization guidelines.” FULL ARTICLE https://www.zerohedge.com/political/instagram-now-banning-photos-people-gun-ranges-claiming-they-promote-violence   Recall that many on...
      


  15. So, now we learn that the EU has developed a "new mechanism" to trade with Iran, circumventing U.S. sanctions...Really?  Is it possible that they imagine...
      


  16. China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of President Donald Trump’s warning that any companies trading with...
      


  17. Time magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for what it said was standing up...
      


  18. US President was not present at annual East Asia Leaders meeting for the 3rd time in a row. (in 2017, 2018, 2019) Trump actually left...
      


  19. Jack Gerard, the head of the main lobbying group for the oil and natural gas industry, announced he is stepping down in August.  In a...
      


  20. Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday, state media in both countries reported on Monday, making him the...
      


  21. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party...
      


  22. Every day I find it astonishing that Yemen is of virtually no interest to anyone, including the markets. When one of these ballistic missiles...
      


  23. Angela Merkel is to stand down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, a post she has held for 18 years, after a dismal...
      


  24. According to AP agency, Turkey’s opposition dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a symbolic blow by gaining ground in key cities in the country’s local elections....
      


  25. Days before facing a controversial re-election in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro broadcast a teleconference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on state television Thursday....
      


  26. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet on Wednesday ahead of a challenging 2019 election, stressing the need to diversify trade away from...
      


  27. Alongside Brexit, the future of the U.K. Labour Party and whether moderate lawmakers choose to resign is the “big political question” over the next...
      


  28. By the end of this week, we should have a lot more clarity on what is about to happen. But at this point, all...
      


  29. At least one person was killed when a man took hostages. Another person was hurt but their condition was not known, Mayor Eric Menassi...
      


  30. President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the military...