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."
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 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.
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.
As the world is seemingly preparing for a third world war between NATO and the growing Eastern bloc, we are witnessing the strengthening of alliances as well as the switching of some very strategic ones. One can only hope that as alliances switch and strengthen, the balance of power could shift just enough to prevent the powers-that-be from launching this disastrous war in the first place.
We recently wrote about a small $100,000 trade of cheese and butter, and how this one trade changed 400 years of history in just four hours... While the trade was small, it was big for the $7 trillion trade finance industry.
When the U.S. Marines and Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in June 1944 over 200,000 Allied forces lost their lives in a matter of weeks. Now, courtesy of some futuristic military technology, "storming a beach" can be done from a completely remote location with some machine-gun wielding robots
"Denial is an extremely powerful thing, and tens of millions of Democrats were completely bamboozled by Obama due to their personal obsession with the man. This is precisely why cult of personality worship is so dangerous and counterproductive when it comes to politics."
The latest annual survey of the best and worst jobs in the country has again found that being a newspaper reporter (blogger may or may not fall under the umbrella) is the worst career one can be pursue.
On both sides of the Atlantic the revolt had been unleashed! Ordinary citizens demanding to claw back power from the Davos class were on the march! What began in 2016 would surely continue in 2017. Except it didn’t...
After what has been the slowest of slow-motion train wrecks, Puerto Rico’s federal overseers have finally taken the inevitable first step toward considering the use of bankruptcy-ish proceedings, known as Title III, to allow the island to escape it's $70 billion debt burden.
US troops and armored vehicles have been deploying along the Syrian-Turkish border, days after a Turkish airstrike killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters. The US involvement is meant to send "a message of reassurance for the Kurds and almost a warning message." It also may lead to military conflict between the US and Turkey.