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  • NHS Waiting-List In England Reaches Longest In 11 Years July 16, 2018
    New figures released by NHS England today reveal the waiting list to be at its longest since August 2007 having steadily risen over the last few years to 4.1 million people awaiting treatment. You will find more infographics at Statista Responding to the figures, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, Janet Davies, said: […]
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  • The Relentless Radicalization Of Sweden July 16, 2018
    Authored by Judith Bergman via The Gatestone Institute, A new study of Salafism in Sweden, conducted by the Swedish Defence University, paints a bleak picture of the ongoing radicalization of Muslims in Sweden. The Salaf are the "pious ancestors" during the first three generations of the followers of Mohammed; its ideology has come to be associated over the last few […]
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  • Beijing Sends Spy Ship To Monitor Rimpac Wargames After Being Disinvited July 16, 2018
    A Chinese spy ship is currently monitoring the US-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) war games off the waters of Hawaii after Beijing was disinvited from the event, according to USNI News. The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) spy vessel was first spotted near the event on July 11, though it has not […]
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  • The Deadly Math Of America's Faux Prosperity July 16, 2018
    Authored by Tom Luongo, Record Deficits, Stronger Dollar Equals Record China Trade Deficit Sometimes math is a real bitch.   Donald Trump is a smart guy.  I know he knows math. Too bad he’s ignoring it. Here’s the gig.  The title says it all.  Government spending is rising rapidly.  More actual money is flowing into the US […]
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  • A Brief History Of US Covert Action In Syria - Part 1 July 16, 2018
    In part 1 of this corrective history of the Syrian proxy war which notable Middle East experts have lately urged is important and essential reading, William Van Wagenen thoroughly dismantles the dominant media myths that have persisted throughout seven years of conflict.  Part I: The Myth of US 'Inaction' in Syria, by William Van Wagenen via The Libertarian […]
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  • Chaos At The NATO Summit Benefits Eurasian Integration July 16, 2018
    Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The chaos that has engulfed the NATO summit is yet further confirmation of the world’s transition from a unipolar to a multipolar order, with the return of great-power competition and different states jockeying for hegemony. Trump is adapting to this environment by seeking to survive politically in […]
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  • A Problem Emerges For Japanese Stocks: The Biggest Market "Whale" Can't Buy Any More July 16, 2018
    When it comes to Japan's risk assets, it is a widely - in incorrectly - accepted that only the Bank of Japan matters: and with Kuroda now a proud owner of nearly 80% of the country's ETFs and the BOJ a top 10 shareholder in nearly 40% of listed companies, one can see where this […]
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  • China GDP Growth Slows After Record Contraction In Shadow Banking Credit July 16, 2018
    Following the largest contraction in 'shadow banking system' credit, and a record low for M2 growth, fears were building that China's economic growth prospects may lag expectations. By way of background for tonight's economic data deluge, here are the lowlights. The drop in shadow bank was particularly sharp for the second month in a row: […]
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  • De-Dollarization: Chinese Refiner Replaces US Imports With Iranian Crude July 16, 2018
    Via FinancialTribune.com, An independent Chinese refiner has suspended crude oil purchases from the United States and has now turned to Iran as one of its sources of crude, media reports cited an official from the refiner, Dongming Petrochemical Group, as saying. The source said Beijing is planning to slap tariffs on US crude oil imports […]
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  • US Message To Assad: "We Will Pull Out Of Syria If Iran Withdraws" July 16, 2018
    As Presidents Trump and Putin are set to meet Monday in Helsinki, efforts toward winding down the proxy war in Syria will no doubt be high on the agenda. We explained previously that the diplomatic cards for ending the war seem to have fallen into place as just days before the historic summit Netanyahu said […]
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