Erdogan Blocks Wikipedia, Bans TV Dating Shows, Purges Another 4,000 Public Officials

Two weeks after winning the Turkish constitutional referendum by a modest but decisive margin, president - or perhaps it is now despot - Erdogan decided to take his newly decreed powers for a spin and overnight in rapid succession surprised foreign observers when Turkey decreed that it would ban TV dating shows, fire an additional 4,000 public officials and also ban Wikipedia.

The Last Remaining Cheap Asset

Today we face expensive assets everywhere we look. So what’s an investor to do? Is there anything truly cheap anymore? Well, rest assured, there is absolutely nothing easy left...

100 Days Of Trump: A Nation Divided

An almost inconceivably large amount has been written and said about Donald Trump during his first 100 days as the president of the United States. The lion's share, it must be said, has been negative; especially internationally. But, where it matters most for the president, there is a very clear split in opinion.

Economic Depression And Denial: "We Want To Believe We Aren't Japan"

"And so the longer it goes on, people seem to believe the greater the chance that something just has to go right. It is a happy a comforting thought, aided in emotional manipulation by the constant mainstream optimism. In that belief, every minor uptick is extrapolated far beyond its true significance as that thing that will surely restore positive balance and order."

"We Are Ready, Together" - EU Leaders Proclaim First Brexit Victory, Agree "Firm" Negotiating Stance

European Union leaders have unanimously agreed the negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks with UK will be "firm and fair," and will begin on June 8th after the UK general election. As The BBC reports, EU officials said leaders burst into applause as the negotiating stance was waved through, with the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, proudly proclaiming: "we are ready... we are together."

ISIS Apologized To Israel For Attacking IDF Soldiers

Former Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon said the Islamic State in the Syrian Golan Heights “apologized” for attacking an Israeli unit last November: "There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized,” Ya’alon said.

Japan Shows Footage Of US Aircraft Carrier Just Hours Away From Korea

Japan broadcaster NHK has aired footage of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group sailing off the coast of Nagasaki prefecture in southern Japan, just a few hundred kilometers away from the Korean peninsula. It is expected to reach its target over the next few hours.

Le Pen Names Nationalist As Prime Minister In Last Minute Bid To Boost Votes

With one week to go until the runoff round in the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen - materially lagging her rival Macron according to daily polls - on Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, in an attempt to court his voters and help her defeat her opponent.