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Philippine President threatens to quit United Nations

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte United Nations

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has denounced the UN after it called for an end to killings blamed on his war on drugs, saying he might leave the organisation and invite China and others to form a new one. Two UN human rights experts last week urged the Philippines to stop …

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US, UK and Australia to reject Palestinian bid for statehood at UN

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Palestinian sources say that the US, UK, and Australia have each indicated that they would reject a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council resolution setting a timetable for ending Israel’s administration of the West Bank and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the pre-1967 armistice lines. Haaretz reports that members of Palestinian Authority President …

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Australian property market to crash 30-50%

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The expert who predicted the global financial crisis has a dire warning for Australia’s property markets. Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth are on the verge of the most violent property collapse since the great depression, economist guru Harry Dent has said. Speaking exclusively with 7News, the author, economist and property …

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Why Qatar is being targeted, petro-yuan dominance & the coming war on Iran

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Qatar hasn’t been playing ball with the US-approved, Saudi-led ‘isolate Iran’ program. Partly because Doha has made independence from Riyadh a hallmark of its foreign policy, but mostly because Qatar and Iran share the world’s largest natural gas field. US President Donald Trump’s speech to the assembled Gulf leaders in …

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Bitcoin and Gold’s First Kiss

The performance of Bitcoin in the last few years has made the once easily-dismissed digital currency a serious contender in the financial markets, even for those who don’t understand the basis for its value. While the concept may still be difficult to grasp (the cryptocurrency is notoriously difficult to explain …

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10 things you need to know about Syria

Syria before and after 10 things to know

Corporate media regularly attempts to present Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria as solely responsible for the ongoing conflict in the region. The media does report on events that contradict this narrative — albeit sparingly — but taken together, these underreported details shine a new light on the conflict. 10: Bashar …

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Are global market trends pointing to a recession?

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2016 has been one year that has seen a mixed reaction in both the commodities and the stocks market since the beginning in January. Stock prices have been fluctuating due to the uncertainty in the market as to the effect of the slowing growth in the Chinese economy. Moreover, the …

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The world according to the global power brokers

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When the World Economic Forum released its 2013 Global Risks Report earlier this year, it included an interesting array of proposals which should raise eyebrows and be taken very seriously. The World Economic Forum (WEF) used risk management exercises to address many of the challenges that we all know about …

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Amazing photos show what the world really eats

What do you and your family eat each week? You may be shocked to see the significant variation even between relatively ‘similar’ nations when it comes to diet. While many families within the United States and Mexico include fast food and soda into the core of their nutritional program, families …

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Our collapsing economy and currency

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Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used. The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability to close the federal …

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Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard plan is failing

Zbigniew Brzezinski grand chessboard

The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” has largely been ignored by the media, it shows that powerful members …

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Silver: once and future money

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Before the Renaissance, world money existed as precious metal coins or bullion. Caesars and kings hoarded gold and silver, dispensed it to their troops, fought over it, and stole it from each other. Land has been another form of wealth since antiquity. Still, land is not money because, unlike gold …

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British banker goes ‘American Psycho’ in Hong Kong

Rurik Jutting psycho

The excesses of 1980s New York investment banking as captured best (and with just a dose of hyperbole) by Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho may be long gone in the US, but they certainly are alive and well in other banking meccas, such as the one place where every financier …

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US government is using NSA for economic espionage

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Throughout the last year, the U.S. government has repeatedly insisted that it does not engage in economic and industrial espionage, in an effort to distinguish its own spying from China’s infiltrations of Google, Nortel, and other corporate targets. So critical is this denial to the U.S. government that last August, …

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Natural Resources and the FTSE 100: Why Mining Remains the Future

Brexiters’ notion that the UK can become a global trading nation after it emerges from the yoke of EU regulation was given some credence recently thanks to the FTSE 100. As China prepares to scale back its mining output during the winter months, British companies have been the latest beneficiaries. According …

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G20 Summit to tackle rise in anti-globalization

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The G20 Summit is to take place amid weak economic recovery and the lowest rate of global trade growth in three decades. China would like to see G20 leaders resist protectionism and instead, seek economic growth through innovation and reform. CCTV’s reporter spoke to some of China’s brightest business leaders …

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Eurozone needs €2.4 trillion in QE, experts warn

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The eurozone will need at least another three years of quantitative easing and €2.4 trillion of firepower to revive its flagging fortunes, Standard & Poor’s has warned. With unemployment stubbornly high and growth still bouncing along the bottom seven years after the financial crisis, the European Central Bank will need …

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Peak gold, amid rising demand and a declining dollar

Cash is trash

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Conventional wisdom suggests a strong dollar is bad for the price of gold. So given the dollar’s current relative strength against other currencies, we should expect the price of gold to fall, right? Not so fast, says a new report from the World Gold Council (WGC). …

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