World Watching Politics Archived # 14

 
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Putin Confirms Scope Of Russian Military Role In Syria

Over the past 48 hours or so, we’ve seen what certainly appears to be visual confirmation of a non-negligible Russian military presence in Syria. Going into the weekend however, Russia had yet to confirm publicly that it had commenced military operations in the region despite the fact that it’s the next closest thing to common knowledge that at the very least, the Kremlin has provided logistical support and technical assistance for a period that probably spans two or more years. But on Friday, Vladimir Putin looks to have confirmed the scope of Russia’s military role, even if he stopped short of admitting that Russian troops are engaged in combat.

 



BAM!

 

SCANDAL IN MALAYSIA

 

Thousands Demonstrate Against Prime Minister.. Furor Over Financial Scandal.. Former Leader Joins Anti-Government Protests.. Calls For ‘People’s Power’.. $600 Million Reportedly Transfered Into Account Under PM’s Name

 




 




THE ECONOMIC FUTURE OF CHINA IS IN THIS VILLAGE

 




 




‘EUROPE HAS FAILED’

 

As Migrants Head North, Hungary Decries ‘Humiliating’ EU Policy



“Black Monday” Brings Global Market Rout, Investors Mourn The Death Of Central Bank Omnipotence

 



 



Netanyahu Wanted To Attack Iran But Was Overruled: Ex-Defense Minister

The Israeli premier pressed for military operations at least three times in recent years, according to Ehud Barak.

 
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Make no mistake — this is the opening of the ‘China Decade’





Patient Saudis

The Saudis have “played a waiting game,” Robert Burgess, Deutsche Bank AG’s chief economist for emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said from London. “The budget for next year is going to be a very important milestone that the markets are going to be focusing on quite intently.”

With oil prices down by more than half over the past 12 months to below $50, Saudi Arabia faces many of the same financial problems it did in 1998.

“There’s a long list of things that Saudi officials can do before touching the livelihood of ordinary Saudis”

 

“There’s a long list of things that Saudi officials can do before touching the livelihood of ordinary Saudis”
Waseem Obaidi/Bloomberg

 



GREECE’S PM TSIPRAS RESIGNS

 



Iran Deal Appears to Have Eased Some of the Conflict in the Middle East

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WANG LAURENT



The world’s top China analyst has a doomsday scenario




For the first time since 2008, economic alarm bells are ringing in China. 

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Julian Assange case: Sweden to drop sex assault inquiry

File photo from 2014 shows Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, left, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Julian Assange, pictured in 2014, has said that he will not leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London even if the accusations are dropped

Swedish prosecutors will drop their investigation into sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange on Thursday because of the statutes of limitation, the BBC has learned.



CURRENCY CRISIS IN CHINA

China’s Yuan Falls Further… Concern Other Governments Could Fight Back With Own Devaluations… Beijing’s Move Could Threaten Obama’s Trade Plan




‘THE RETURN OF THE BUSH DOCTRINE’




China has been reading Obama administration emails for years




SHAKE UP IN IRAQ

Prime Minister Unveils Plan To Trim Government.. Demonstrations In Baghdad.. Temperatures Soar Amid Power Cuts.. Attempt To Remove Vice Presidencies.. Anti-Corruption Push In Iraq

 

 




 

70 YEARS ON

Japan Marks Hiroshima Anniversary With Call For Nuke-Free World… ‘It’s Time To Confront The Past’ PHOTOS: Inside The Building That Survived Hiroshima




INSIDE THE CALAIS CRISIS

One French Town.. A Makeshift Camp Called ‘The Jungle’.. What To Know




GLACIERS MELTING AT FASTEST RATE ON RECORD




GREEK MARKETS IMPLODE

 




Al-Qaeda Attacks CIA-Trained Syrian “Freedom Fighters”; Commander Captured

“We warn soldiers of (Division 30) against proceeding in the American project. We, and the Sunni people in Syria, will not allow their sacrifices to be offered on a golden platter to the American side.”

 




TALIBAN POWER STRUGGLE

 




 

‘TURKEY IS ON THE ROAD TO ARMAGEDDON’

 

 




 

 

China Says US “Militarization” Of South China Sea Shows Washington “Wants Nothing Better Than Chaos”

“China is extremely concerned at the United States’ pushing of the militarization of the South China Sea region. “What they are doing can’t help but make people wonder whether they want nothing better than chaos.”

 

 




 

IMF: NO BAILOUT FOR GREECE

 




 

Total Collapse: Greece Reverts To Barter Economy For First Time Since Nazi Occupation

“He is going to pay me back in some sort of product when he is able to, maybe in cheese.”

 




Meanwhile, In Ethiopia

China crashing, commodities plunging, emerging currencies imploding to levels last seen when LTCM blew up, Greece on the verge of deposit confiscations, the Apple Sachs Industrial average well in the red for the year, the US economy on the verge of an industrial recession, junk bonds bloodbathing, Donald Trump pulling ahead of Hillary… Meanwhile the president is in China’s African slave colony of Ethiopia… prioritizing.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping



 

Welcome To Qamishli, The Phantom Capital Of Syrian Kurdistan

KAMISHLI — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s smiling face beams down from a large billboard on the central artery of Kamishli, a city in northe…

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The Ebb And Flow Of Russia’s Ultra-Nationalist Novorossiya Project

MOSCOW — Alexander Prokhanov loves to play the bad guy. But he’s no character actor. He is editor-in-chief, since its founding in 1993, of Zavtr…

2015-07-11 
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World Tour Of Technology Companies Bowing To State Power

From Facebook to Google, Baidu to VKontakte, the world’s biggest technology companies talk about their singular dedication to their users. Yet the…

2015-07-10 
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Greek Crisis: A Perfect Case Of Pathological, Collective Denial

-Analysis- PARIS — As the Greek sovereign debt crisis escalates further, one man found the right words earlier this week to describe the situatio…

2015-07-10 
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Eight Reasons Why Turkey Will Not Cross The Syrian Border

ANKARA — Turkey is still struggling to form a coalition government weeks after the Parliamentary elections that denied an outright majority to the…

2015-07-10 
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New Evidence Of Russian Agents In Eastern Ukraine

KIEV — Since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly reported arrests they say they’ve made of…

 

ESCAPED

Drug Lord El Chapo Busts Out Of Maximum Security Prison..For The Second Time.. Head Of The Sinaloa Cartel On The Run..Escaped Through Elaborate Tunnel



TORTURE DOCTORS COULD FACE CHARGES
 



FREEFALL: CHINESE STOCKS PLUMMET

Government’s Efforts To Stabilize Don’t Work… How To Understand China’s Crisis… The Bursting Of A Bubble…

 

When you shred democracy and the central tenants of a legal system in order to benefit the very few, it’s only a matter of time before the whole system collapses.

TICK TOCK

Greek PM Looks For Last-Minute Loan At Emergency Euro Meeting… Lenders Tighten Noose… Country Down To Last Few Days Of Cash… Germany Won’t Budge… Others Soften… U.S.: Make A Deal!… Greek Exit Called ‘A High Probability,’ ‘More Likely Than Not’… German Power Polarizes Europe…

 


 

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