1. Nowhere is the trend of kicking the can down the road more prevalent than in government. Consider this a tribute to politicians and governments...
      


  2. There appears to be a curious symmetry connecting both the blocking of Brexit, and the continued attempts to bring down a free and fair...
      


  3. The German government is warning that a number of indicators suggest Europe could be on the brink of witnessing a new refugee crisis explode...
      


  4. A new peer reviewed study by Danish academics has found that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on communities because it erodes trust.  It turns...
      


  5. A CIA employee who lodged a whistleblower complaint over President Trump's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden has a "professional relationship with...
      


  6. WASHINGTON (WSJ) -  House committees will subpoena Gordon Sondland after the State Department directed the U.S. ambassador to the European Union to skip a...
      


  7. For a while it appeared the EU was ready to negotiate with Johnson. Perhaps appearances were deceiving...   Last Friday, Eurointelligence commented:  We would agree that the risk...
      


  8. I don't think there's any dead bodies or anything gruesome but just be aware that war footage can be. I was (and am always interested)...


  9. Don't expect any good news next week when the IMF holds its annual meeting and releases its latest World Economic Outlook report due on...
      


  10. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/06/china-is-reportedly-reluctant-to-agree-to-a-broad-us-trade-deal-with-talks-set-to-restart.html They didn't quite phrase it like that, so it didn't hit me until now.  But knowing Trump this ain't good for the markets.  Should...


  11. https://www.yahoo.com/news/census-inequality-grew-including-heartland-040616890.html I am NOT surprised.  


  12. There has been much recent hype around the issue of Iran, but an all-out war remains unlikely. Militarily, Iran would be hard to dominate....
      


  13. https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-faces-economic-collapse-and-decoupling-from-world-markets-expert-says_3060481.html   CHINA China Faces Economic Collapse and Decoupling From World Markets, Expert Says  
      


  14. NEW YORK (Reuters)  -  A federal judge on Monday said eight years of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be provided to Manhattan...
      


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


  16. The Crimean issue was one of a kind in contemporary geopolitics. Not only another colour revolution planned, funded and coordinated by Washington but the...
      


  17. Wow this is getting seriously desparate... Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez escalated her ongoing Twitter feud with President Trump on Saturday when she accused him of harboring anti-Semitic...
      


  18. (Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com), A lot of readers (some of them former readers now) have been angrily twanging me by email for writing about...


  19. Wow, news of Trump withdrawal from Syria is good news for peace, but it sounds more like a desperate call that a coup is underway...
      


  20. Sometimes, if you open up a big enough gate and stand in the void, the gate will swing back and slap you on the...
      


  21. The Kremlin said on Friday that Moscow’s move to help Beijing build an early warning system to detect missile attacks showed the two countries...
      


  22. Please find link below to very good report prepared by Task Force on American Innovation. It broadly covers issues of changing image of global R&D,...
      


  23. (Reuters) -  U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for a substantial cut in the National Security Council staff, Bloomberg reported late on Friday, citing...


  24. North Korea and the US began preliminary talks on Friday, with working-level negotiations on Saturday in Sweden.... which then ended just as abruptly as...


  25. What's the end game here? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just arrived in Jeddah for talks with Saudi leaders over a response to the...
      


  26. In recent weeks we have seen that the people of Hong Kong have expressed displeasure over the meddling of Communist China (PRC) into their...
      


  27. BEIJING (Reuters) -  Chinese state media released videos of foreign citizens praising the country on the eve of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of...
      


  28. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/m/082b9cfa-880b-316f-a607-632e9941423b/u.s.-manufacturers-experience.html   What happened: Production, employment and inventories all declined in September. The index for new orders actually rose a tick to 47.3%, but it’s still at...


  29. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N-TLMeHsKYBCirxS0vbqMGHpU2SmyLuCc7bqp8eYXVM/edit https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7523839/Hong-Kong-protesters-throw-eggs-Chinas-President-Xi-Jinpings-portrait-National-Day.html China Stories https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wb2YoQGpSWTz32ljsiA_ey6FLVqc2Dpe7Fnpiqn9lBs/edit# Police shoot 'schoolboy' activist, 18, in the chest with a live round as streets of Hong Kong turn into a protest battlefield on...