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Donald Trump’s America Could Meet the Fate of the Soviet Union, French Historian Says

What started out as a promising year for Donald Trump was soon marred by a health and economic crisis, as well as widespread civil unrest. A French pundit believes this is similar to what happened to the Soviet Union before its collapse. Historian and columnist Nicolas Beverez has predicted that the United States will meet […]

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Demand for US dollar as world’s reserve currency ‘seems to be waning’ – Deutsche Bank

The currency markets are currently facing “multiple cross-currents” on rising global concerns over a potential second wave of Covid-19, said Deutsche Bank’s chief Asia macro strategist Sameer Goel. According to him, the “big question” for investors right now is whether the US dollar should be trading at a safe-haven risk premium.

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How Much Is Really a ‘Living Wage’ in Every State?

How Much Is Really a ‘Living Wage’ in Every State? Can you afford to live where you are? The answer depends on two factors — your earnings and the cost of living in your area. The federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour. Some states and a few cities set their […]

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US Unable to Provide Extra Information on Missile Fired at Boeing MH17, Dutch Judge Says

US authorities have informed the Netherlands of being unable to provide additional information about a missile fired at the Malaysian Airlines Boeing, МН17, apart from a document sent in 2014, presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis has stated at the resumed hearings in the MH17 case. “The court asked whether classified satellite images of the missile launch, […]

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Covid has exposed America as a failed state – UnHerd

It’s hard to view the US at this point as anything other than a cautionary tale. It is remarkable how the effects of Covid on the international system mirrors its impact on individuals. Its lethality, in the acute phase, may be lower than we feared, yet there is a risk of sudden catastrophic relapse after […]

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George Floyd protest is ‘for the benefit’ of ‘democratic struggles’ abroad – US group NED, known for promoting regime change

The National Endowment for Democracy, a soft-power group mostly known for splashing government dollars on pro-US influence campaigns overseas to enforce regime change, has endorsed protests against police brutality at home. In a statement on Friday, the NED came out in support of the protests against the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, […]

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German officials call US troop withdrawal a ‘wake-up call for Europeans’ & chance to loosen ties

While some in the German establishment fumed over the US presumably keeping Berlin uninformed about plans to withdraw thousands of troops, others envisioned it as a chance to loosen ties with their turbulent NATO ally. Washington didn’t bother to inform Berlin of its intent to redeploy thousands of troops from Germany to other locations, with […]

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‘State Media’: What’s Behind Facebook’s Labelling Spree Against Russia, China and Iran?

Facebook’s decision to “warn” users about state-controlled media is an outdated propaganda trick, say international observers, asking whether US news outlets are independent and from whom. Facebook has announced that it will start labeling Russia Today, Sputnik, Iran’s Press TV, China’s Xinhua News and other government-funded news outlets as “state media” and will block any […]

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‘I can’t breathe,’ cry US protesters. So does entire global neighborhood fed up with American knee on its neck

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police has forced the American people to take a long, hard look at their country and what it stands for. The rest of the world is looking too. It is not a pretty picture. The image of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling […]

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‘Wanton thuggery’: Outraged Australia to probe US police attack on its journalists covering White House protest

The Australian embassy in Washington, DC will investigate an apparent assault by the US police against two Aussie journalists. The pair were roughed up live on air while covering a protest outside the White House. A crew working for the outlet 7News was targeted on Tuesday while reporting from a demonstration in the US capital […]

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Pompeo gaslights Germans with Huawei privacy concerns… casually forgets NSA spied on Merkel

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned the US’ European allies against using Huawei tech, insisting privacy-loving Germans shouldn’t stand for such (alleged) spying. Never mind that time the NSA wiretapped Merkel. Pompeo pleaded with European governments on Fox News on Sunday that “the right thing to do for their people” was to kick […]

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Syria Seizes Stock of Terrorist Weapons, Including US-Made TOW and LAW Missiles – Photos

Over the past three years, authorities in Syria have seized enough terrorist weapons, ammunition, communications equipment and medical supplies to field a small army. Many of the arms were covertly delivered to the country from abroad, and paid for by powers seeking the illegal armed overthrow of Syria’s government. Local authorities found another major stock […]

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Customers Turn Down American LNG in Growing Numbers Amid Global Supply Glut, Traders Say

American LNG exports are estimated to have dropped by around a half since January due to a collapse in demand which led to lack of storage space in overseas facilities. Buyers of US-extracted liquefied natural gas (LNG) may cancel up to 60 percent of July orders, as the energy industry is reeling from a global […]

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As US Jobless Numbers Top 38.6 Million, Billionaires’ Wealth Balloons by $434 Billion

The staggering increase in wealth inequality comes despite, or perhaps in part because of, several rounds of cash injections by the federal government to corporations, big banks and to a lesser extent, ordinary Americans which have added trillions of dollars to the US national debt. The wealthiest 600+ Americans saw their total wealth increase by […]

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As Americans lose their jobs, Senate gears up to give Israel A MINIMUM of $38 billion over 10 years

With the US economy reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed to give Israel a minimum of $3.8 billion in military aid per year. A full vote on the gift is expected soon. The US unemployment rate now stands at 14.7 percent, the worst figure since records began. […]

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