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  2. Donald Trump will regret it if he pulls out of the nuclear deal with Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, warning the U.S....
      


  3. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said  that a trade war with China is “on hold.” Chinese state media also reported that Washington and Beijing have agreed to back off on...
      


  4. Interesting question: let's say a Dem wins the presidency and starts firing Republicans because they oppose his agenda.  His rationale? "Because it's in the...


  5. Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday Europe could not rely on Donald Trump and needed to close ranks after the U.S. president called the...
      


  6. https://www.timesofisrael.com/redacted-fbi-document-hints-at-israeli-efforts-to-help-trump-in-2016-campaign/ Redacted FBI document hints at Israeli efforts to help Trump in 2016 campaign Affidavit quotes Trump confidant Roger Stone being told by a Jerusalem contact:...
      


  7. The European Union snubbed Saudi Arabia by adding it to its blacklist of havens for money-laundering and terrorist financing Wednesday, joining the likes of...
      


  8. So, now Putin has offered to help America with regard to oil prices ... Does anyone see a problem with that?
      


  9. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/20/russia-coronavirus-ruble-stock-market-reaction-live-updates-a69640 https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/USDRUB:CUR My Russian Stories https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TNLgFNBS_jURlZiqkdZfYjG6DoGiYbcwcdn1e-62rUM/edit Rising Oil Prices Lift Russian Ruble and Stocks The latest on how the ruble and Russian stock markets are reacting to the coronavirus.   Updated: March...
      


  10. Bullet point summary below, more details of each item in the link.  Pretty amazing how often oil is the key windfall that got totally wasted by grossly incompetent and...


  11. Definitely not winning this passive-aggressive war they started with Qatar. US is now supporting Doha, and while the blockade hurts, international deals are still...
      


  12. India regained the status of the world's fastest-growing major economy in the October-December quarter, driven by a pick-up in growth in manufacturing and services...
      


  13. For those of you not paying attention to the latest from the authoritarians running Saudi Arabia, herewith the tale: It turns out that Mohammad bin-Salman,...
      


  14. Russia will start delivering its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July, the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said, according to...
      


  15. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for 3½ hours as both sides try to defuse tensions between...
      


  16. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday at a time when relations between the two countries have sunk to a...
      


  17. This year, America reaches its 4th of July day in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic.  The 4th is America's big day, the date...


  18. Spain’s government intends to increase taxes by more than 20 billion euros ($22.5 billion) during the next several years if Socialist Pedro Sanchez secures...
      


  19. So, I see there are 24 presidential candidates from the Democratic party and all of them seem to advertise their climate change fight plans. Cheapest...
      


  20. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday that it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria, targeting militants the force blames for a recent attack on...
      


  21. Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) went on trial on Monday to face investors seeking 9.2 billion euros ($10.6 billion) in compensation, arguing the carmaker should have informed...
      


  22. DT Note - then they get in their cars, live on their phones and laptops.....  LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of climate-change protesters took to the...
      


  23. 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....
      


  24. It was the lack of change after a 2016 hashtag campaign against Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship laws that finally pushed Reem to flee what...
      


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


  26. https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/08/15/poland-united-states-sign-deal-relocate-troops-germany This is exactly what I would have recommended. RCW  We have planted our flag closer to the threat. U.S. and Poland Sign Deal to Relocate Troops...
      


  27. European leaders have hashed out a deal on migration that should satisfy the Italian government's hardline approach and stave off a potential collapse of...
      


  28. For your consideration.  Copying in full some info dug up by an anon over on 8kun.  Clearly, this info will need some independent verification.  Please do...


  29. This is a follow up from my earlier thread Charts of COVID-19 Fatality Rate by Age and Sex In my next comment is an extensive article from SouthFront,...


  30. Since end of last week Libya has been a little bit of a headache for oil markets as 2 of its ports have been...