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Deep Debt for Depp

Deep Debt for Depp

on August 2, 2017, 6:59 AM / in International News, National News

A California judge recently dismissed part of a lawsuit filed against Johnny Depp on grounds that the celebrity’s spending habits were not relevant to the case. The Management Group (TMG), which previously managed Depp’s affairs, sued Depp earlier this year, alleging his financial troubles were the result of his extravagant spending habits, including $30,000 a month on wine, $18 million […]

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Analyst Warns of Debt Bomb, Credit Expansion, and Wanton Chicanery in China

Analyst Warns of Debt Bomb, Credit Expansion, and Wanton Chicanery in China

on August 2, 2017, 6:44 AM / in International News, National News

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com by The_Real_Fly Do not worry about anything you’re about to read. In fact, close out your browsers now and go to sleep — since it’s late and you must be really sleepy. Charlene Chu from Autonomous Research is out with a note warning about Chinese credit expansion. Before we delve into the details, let’s have a gander […]

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Tillerson Applies Brakes on North Korea War Talk: ‘We’re Not Your Enemy’

Tillerson Applies Brakes on North Korea War Talk: ‘We’re Not Your Enemy’

on August 2, 2017, 6:31 AM / in International News, National News

By Patrick Goodenough (CNSNews.com) – The United States “does not seek a regime change” in Pyongyang, and is not looking for a speedy reunification of the Korean peninsula or for “an excuse to send our military north of the 38th parallel,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. “We’re trying to convey to the North Koreans, we are not your enemy, […]

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Here’s a Surprise… not!

Here’s a Surprise… not!

on August 1, 2017, 9:13 AM / in International News, National News

The Pentagon and White House have yet to land on a definitive strategy for moving forward the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, a Defense Department spokesman said Monday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis “wants to get the strategy right first,” before committing to any troop increases or drawdowns. “We’re contributing to a process that’s being led by the […]

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Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown ‘may have emboldened MS-13 street gang’

on July 30, 2017, 6:15 AM / in International News, National News

Alexandra Wilts  /  The Independent Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration may be emboldening the transnational street gang MS-13, which the President has vowed to “dismantle, decimate and eradicate”. While addressing law enforcement officials on Long Island, New York, the President asserted that previous weak immigration enforcement has allowed the gang to terrorise communities. “And they were all let in here […]

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Senate approves new Russia sanctions, sparking Moscow to retaliate

on July 28, 2017, 7:31 AM / in International News, National News

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved new sanctions against Russia, 98-2. The House passed the legislation 419-3 on Tuesday. It will now go to President Trump’s desk. The measure targets Russia for its involvement in conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, but lawmakers have pushed for more sanctions partly in response to Moscow’s 2016 election meddling. White House officials have lobbied […]

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Starbucks takes full control of China stores in $1.3 bn deal

Starbucks takes full control of China stores in $1.3 bn deal

on July 28, 2017, 6:40 AM / in International News

US coffee chain Starbucks has announced it will take full control of its mainland China outlets in a $1.3 billion deal, the largest single acquisition in the company’s history. It will buy the remaining 50 percent of its East China joint venture from Taiwan’s food and beverage giant Uni-President, according to a company statement issued Thursday. Starbucks will gain full […]

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Venezuela’s government, opposition on deadly collision course

Venezuela’s government, opposition on deadly collision course

on July 28, 2017, 6:28 AM / in International News

By Maria Isabel SANCHEZ Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela’s political crisis looks headed for a dangerous showdown Friday, after the opposition called three more days of nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro, defying a ban on demonstrations ahead of a controversial weekend vote. The war of words escalated on Thursday, the second day of a 48-hour general strike by Venezuelans angry […]

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Bosch, Daimler Partner for Driverless Parking System

Bosch, Daimler Partner for Driverless Parking System

on July 27, 2017, 8:23 AM / in International News

Daimler and Bosch have teamed up to demonstrate driverless parking (automated valet parking) in the multi-story car park at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany. Cars now proceed without a driver to their assigned parking space in response to a command issued by smartphone, without any need for the driver to supervise the maneuver. Automated valet parking marks an important milestone on the way to autonomous […]

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Hospital: Charlie Gard’s parents shouldn’t be allowed to take him home to die

Hospital: Charlie Gard’s parents shouldn’t be allowed to take him home to die

on July 26, 2017, 7:56 AM / in International News

By Claire Chretien LONDON, England,  (LifeSiteNews) – Great Ormond Street Hospital argued in court today that Charlie Gard’s parents, who ended their legal fight to save their son from being removed from his ventilator, shouldn’t be allowed to take him home to spend his final hours. It’s “absolutely tragic … to see the hospital fight over this issue,” human rights activist Rev. […]

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U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel

U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel

on July 26, 2017, 6:11 AM / in International News, National News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation. The encounter Tuesday […]

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Chris Froome wins his 4th Tour de France

Chris Froome wins his 4th Tour de France

on July 24, 2017, 7:58 AM / in International News

British cyclist Chris Froome won his fourth Tour de France title on Sunday, finishing 54 seconds ahead of Colombia’s Rigoberto Uran in the overall race. “I want to dedicate this victory to my family,” he said. “Your love and support makes everything possible.” Froome has now won the storied race three straight times. He needs one more win to tie […]

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Two Jordanians killed in shooting at Israel’s embassy

on July 24, 2017, 7:55 AM / in International News

Two Jordanians died from their wounds after a Sunday shooting in the compound of the heavily-guarded Israeli embassy in Amman. An Israeli also was wounded. Police said the two people who were killed worked for a furniture company, and were entering the embassy to do some repairs when the shooting erupted. The fortress-like embassy is protected by Jordanian security forces. […]

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Taliban car bombing kills at least 24 in Kabul

Taliban car bombing kills at least 24 in Kabul

on July 24, 2017, 7:50 AM / in International News

At least 24 people were killed and dozens more injured after a car bomb exploded in Kabul on Monday morning in the latest in a series of attacks in Afghanistan’s capital city. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming it was aimed at the Afghan intelligence service and its employees. A bomb-laden Toyota Corolla rammed into a minibus carrying […]

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The “Chuck Prince Market” Redux — Only More Dangerous

The “Chuck Prince Market” Redux — Only More Dangerous

on July 24, 2017, 6:42 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

On July 10, 2007 former Citigroup CEO Chuck Prince famously said what might be termed the “speculator’s creed” for the current era of Bubble Finance. Prince was then canned within four months but as of that day his minions were still slamming the”buy” key good and hard: “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But […]

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NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Would Diminish U.S. Sovereignty

NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Would Diminish U.S. Sovereignty

on July 21, 2017, 8:55 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas During his successful bid for the White House, President Donald Trump gave hope to many Americans that he was going to — as he put it himself — “put America First” when it came to trade deals, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump called NAFTA “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly ever […]

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Vladimir Putin and the Hamburg Testament

Vladimir Putin and the Hamburg Testament

on July 21, 2017, 6:15 AM / in International News, Opinion

By Phil Butler    /    New Eastern Outlook Thanks to Thomas Last week the world confirmed, Vladimir Putin may be the last true leader of humankind. How can I say this, you ask? Well, because the insane mainstream media proved it, that’s how. And The Guardian headline reads, “Killer, kleptocrat, genius, spy: the many myths of Vladimir Putin”. Get ready […]

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US armored vehicles seen pouring into Syria

US armored vehicles seen pouring into Syria

on July 20, 2017, 6:49 AM / in International News, National News

Over the last week videos and pictures posted by Kurdish activists on social media show flatbed trucks delivering U.S.-made MRAP, M-ATVs, and up-armored bulldozers into Syria. Military officials say these vehicles are not part of the U-S.-led coalition’s aid to Kurdish allies on the ground who are currently engaged in a tense street-by-street urban battle in Raqqa — ISIS’s self-proclaimed […]

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Trump administration imposes new sanctions against Iran

on July 19, 2017, 7:38 AM / in International News, National News

The Trump administration announced new sanctions against Iran on Tuesday for threatening security in the Middle East, a day after President Trump reluctantly certified Iran’s compliance with the two-year-old deal that relaxed sanctions in exchange for the curbing of Iran’s nuclear program. “The United States remains deeply concerned about Iran’s malign activities across the Middle East which undermine regional stability, […]

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Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists

Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists

on July 19, 2017, 7:35 AM / in International News

A Turkish court on Tuesday jailed six human rights activists, including Amnesty International Turkey director Idil Eser, on charges of aiding an armed terrorist group. The accusations are the latest in a massive crackdown by the government on opponents since a failed coup last year. Four other activists were released but barred from leaving the country until the trial is […]

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