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Chinese sent Iran missile parts

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Chinese sent Iran missile parts

The Trump administration recently imposed sanctions on Iran for its missile test, and the sanctions reveal that Tehran’s missile program is backed by covert assistance from China. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, which enforces U.S. sanctions, said last week that a “Chinese-based network” was helping procure goods for Iran’s ballistic missile program. […]


Dear IMF, please put Greece out of its misery

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Dear IMF, please put Greece out of its misery

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock For the umpteenth time, the IMF has warned that Greece cannot meet fiscal targets set by its creditors. And once again, the IMF insists that it will not be a part of the “Troika” unless the goals on Greece are realistic. History suggests the IMF will cave in to Germany and […]


The case for a Kurdish state in the Middle East

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The case for a Kurdish state in the Middle East

By Diliman Abdulkader / Gatestone Institute Many international bodies including the United Nations, the European Union, and the Arab League continue to push for a Palestinian state, while ignoring calls for a Kurdish one. For far too long, the Arab, Turkish and Iranian peoples and leaderships have used the Israeli-Palestinian issue as justification for their […]


Study: 54% of Dutch inner city school teachers think Muslim integration has failed

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Study: 54% of Dutch inner city school teachers think Muslim integration has failed

By Timon Dias / Gatestone Institute   While the Muslim school children’s integration into Dutch society is failing, Dutch school children as young as four, are kneeling at a local mosque. A new study (PDF) by the Dutch DUO Onderwijsonderzoek was conducted among 2200 elementary and high-school teachers. The theme was the extent to which teachers […]


The countries where millennials will struggle the most to support retirees

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The countries where millennials will struggle the most to support retirees

From Freedom’s Phoenix The United States is a demographic time bomb, plain and simple.  Over the next 30 years, the U.S. economy will face an unrelenting demographic transition as ~75 million baby boomers exit the highest wage earning years of their life and start to draw down what little retirement savings they’ve managed to tuck […]


Want a German residence permit? Make sure to be a victim of a right wing offense

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Want a German residence permit? Make sure to be a victim of a right wing offense

FROM OUR NATO ALLY – we’re going to fight the war on Islamic Terror with these clowns? They either reject Merkel etc or we go it without them – they are an impediment.  EF By Vincent van den Born / Gatestone Institute The Brandenberg Parliament ― representing Germany’s North-Western federate state of Brandenberg ― decided (PDF) on 28 […]


French Presidential hopeful Fillon challenges Merkel on Russia, immigration, Turkey: Assessing election odds

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French Presidential hopeful Fillon challenges Merkel on Russia, immigration, Turkey: Assessing election odds

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Regardless who wins the French presidential election in May, Angela Merkel may have a tough go of maintaining Franco-German solidarity. Please consider François Fillon Urges Angela Merkel to Soften Stance on Russia. François Fillon has urged Angela Merkel to soften her position towards Russia and harden her policies on migration, as […]


The points of conflict between the US and Mexico

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The points of conflict between the US and Mexico

Mexico City (dpa) – The relationship between the United States and Mexico could get rocky under President Donald Trump. The first test comes Wednesday, when Mexico’s foreign minister visits Washington ahead of a trip north by President Enrique Pena Nieto later in the month, and Trump announces plans for a border wall. Here’s a look […]


How Trump should handle Russian nuclear talks

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How Trump should handle Russian nuclear talks

A B-2 launches simulated B-61 nuclear weapon If the Trump administration wants to negotiate an arms control treaty with Russia, it must meet several preconditions. The Times of London reports that then President-elect Donald Trump signaled he would consider a nuclear arms reduction treaty with the Russians. He was quoted as saying, “For one thing, […]