Greece

"Bitcoin Saved My Life..."

"Treating my mother’s cancer would have been very difficult without using bitcoins because my business is going bankrupt and I have a lot of debts, so bitcoins enabled me to stay afloat while our currency is collapsing."

 

Russian Ambassador To Sudan Found Dead, Drowned In Own Pool

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Sudan, Mirgayas M. Shirinskiy, was found dead in his home in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Wednesday. Al Arabia adds that the ambassador was found drowned in the swimming pool at his home.

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

Gavekal On The Coming Clash Of Empires: Russia's Role As A Global Game-Changer

Just when China is starting to offer an alternative—an alternative that the US should be trying to bury—the US is moving to “weaponize” the dollar and pound other nations—even those as geo-strategically vital as Russia—for simple domestic political reasons. It all seems so short-sighted.

Greeks Trust Putin Most Relative To Trump, Brits Undecided

Around the world, few people trust Russian President Vladimir Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. A global median of roughly one-in-four (26%) say they have confidence in the Russian leader. However, as KeepTalkingGreece reports, Greeks love the Russian President; much more so in fact than US President Donald Trump.

Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain

Spain is on track to overtake Greece as the second-biggest gateway for migrants entering Europe by sea. The sudden surge in migration to Spain comes amid a crackdown on human smuggling along the Libya-Italy sea route, currently the main migrant point of entry to Europe.

Why Elites Are Winning The War On Cash

"The real burden of the war on cash falls on honest citizens who are made vulnerable to wealth confiscation through negative interest rates, loss of privacy, account freezes and limits on cash withdrawals or transfers."

Austerity Isn't Dead, It Will Come Back With A Vengeance

"Whilst I don’t deny the medium term tide is against austerity, the very high levels of sovereign debt mean austerity will return. To understand why this must happen we need to deal with the three key fallacies that austerity opponents are propagating."