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Kim Jong-un calls Trump ‘mentally deranged US dotard’ in response to UN speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un responded to Trump’s fiery speech at the UN with one of his own, threatening to “tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire.” But it was his use of the word “dotard” that caught America’s attention. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Trump keeps eyes on Afghan mineral prize in meeting with Ghani

President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have voiced support for US companies developing Afghanistan’s vast trove of minerals, in what Trump sees as payment for the US’s role in the drawn out war. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Stingray tracking of cellphones unconstitutional without a warrant – US court

A federal court has ruled that police must obtain a warrant before using Stingray tracking devices to locate a suspect via their cellphone signal. Civil rights groups argue that such tools also violate the rights of innocent bystanders. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Russia Warns US In Unprecedented “Secret” Face-To-Face Meeting Over Syria, But What’s The Endgame?

The moment the first Russian jet landed in Syria at the invitation of the Assad government in 2015, Putin placed himself in the driver’s seat concerning the international proxy war in the Levant. From a strategic standpoint the armed opposition stood no chance of ever tipping the scales against Damascus from that moment onward. And […]

“This Is Embarrassing”: 2 People Show Up For iPhone 8 Launch in China

Confirming reports that reception for Apple’s newly launched iPhone 8 may be “underwhelming” to put it lightly, as the phone provides little if any material improvement over its lower-priced predecessor even as sales for hardcore fans will be cannibalized by the iPhone X, is the following report from Hangzhou, China which shows that all of […]

Pictures Of Pyongyang: WSJ Unveils Never-Before-Seen Images From North Korea’s Showcase Capital

For the first time since 2008, a team of Wall Street Journal journalists has been allowed to visit and document the North Korean capital city of Pyongyang just as tensions between the US and its longtime geopolitical foe are reaching a boiling point.

The team of reporters was taken on a guided tour of the […]

Australia Cracks Down On Foreign Real Estate Buyers As “Ghost Towers” Increasingly Outrage Locals

As we’ve discussed frequently over the past several years, home prices in some of Australia’s largest markets have gone completely vertical since 2013 as wealthy Chinese buyers have increasingly sought safe havens outside of the mainland to launder invest their cash.  Per the chart below, home prices in Melbourne have more than tripled since 2002 […]

Why The German Elections Matter, And Not Just For Germany

With just hours to go before the German election, Angela Merkel looks set to remain Chancellor for a record fourth term. This suggests largely unchanged economic policies, focusing on fiscal prudence and conditional steps towards European integration. However, with new political winds clouding the outlook for globalization, trade relationships and security in Europe, and with […]

Illinois’ Kamikaze Bondholders Cheer Massive New $6 Billion Bond Deal: “It Has Turnaround Potential”

Just two days ago we wrote about how, despite a budget deal signed back in July that called for a massive tax hike, Illinois’ unpaid payables balance had ballooned to a new all-time record high of $16,046,145,423.20 according the comptroller’s office (see: Illinois Unpaid Vendor Backlog Hits A New Record At Over $16 Billion). 

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Mainstream Media ‘Triggered’ Over Trump Sovereignty Talk, Claims ‘America First’ Idea Is Russian Propaganda

Authored by Alex Thomas via SHTFplan.com,

In yet another example of obvious disinformation being pushed by the establishment media, noted liar and MSNBC host Brian Williams took to the airwaves Wednesday to complain about the presidents use of the word “sovereignty” before interviewing a former CIA operative who declared that the literal idea of putting ones country […]