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US Conducts Successful Field Test Of New Nuclear Bomb

The US National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.S Air Force announced the second successful field test of the modernized B61-12 gravity thermonuclear bomb at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada, which was completed on August 8.

Frontrunning: August 24

  • Future of Fed Chief Hangs Over Meeting at Jackson Hole (WSJ)
  • Fellow Republicans rebuke Trump over government shutdown threat (Reuters)
  • How Fair Is Stock Trading? The SEC May Soon Decide (BBG)
  • Russian bombers on mission near South Korea, Japan (Reuters)
  • U.S. Defense Secretary says Russia trying to redraw borders by force (Reuters)

Eclipse Day Begins With S&P Futures Flat While Industrial Metals Soar

S&P500 futures, as well as Asian and European stocks, started off the week off unchanged after the S&P cash index fell to its lowest level in five weeks on Friday, with the "Bannon rally" fading on growing concerns about the US political situation, while tensions ratcheted up again as the US and South Korea began massive military drills

The Secret History Of The Banking Crisis

"Accounts of the financial crisis leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. How long can the system be propped up for?"

Russia, Belarus Joint Drills Used As Pretext For NATO War Preparations

'Zapad-2017' is a joint strategic military exercise of Russia and Belarus scheduled for September 14-20, 2017. NATO, the United Nations, the OSCE and other countries have been invited to send their observers... "The hysteria which is being whipped up in Lithuania [about Zapad-2017] is meant to score political points and justify the militaristic psychosis..."

Hero Imams?

More than 60 Islamic leaders and imams - from France, Belgium, Britain, Tunisia, and of different Islamic faiths - in a move that may be unprecedented, are touring Europe to denounce Islamic terrorism and to pay homage to the victims of terror...