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Frontrunning: July 13

  • Feuding U.S. Senate Republicans to get revised healthcare bill (Reuters)
  • Draghi May Address Future of ECB Stimulus at Jackson Hole (WSJ)
  • BOJ seeks to tamp down speculation on tapering (Nikkei)
  • Iran’s Stature Grows as Rivals Quarrel (WSJ)
  • China June Trade Data Buoyed by Robust Demand at Home and Abroad (BBG)

Car Containing Explosives Rams Police Van In Paris, Driver Dead

There has been an incident on Paris' Champs Elysees, which has been cordoned off, with heavy police presence amid reports that a car has burst on fire, potentially following an explosion. According to AFP, the French police say the car ramed a police van before bursting into flames.

Is This The Greatest 'Arb' In The World?

Since it first entered service with the Soviet army in 1948, the AK-47 and its derivatives have become the world's most widely used assault rifles. However, while demand may be high, prices vary dramatically... which gave us an idea.

AK-47 Maker Staffs Up Amid Surge In Export Orders

As the world roils amid Middle East maelstroms, Donald Trump dysphoria, and terrorist tantrums, there is a silver-lining for some. As MSN reports, the maker of the AK-47 semi-automatic machine gun says it is to increase staff by 30% because of a surge in export orders.

Is Tolerance A One-Way Street?

Just over two years to the day since two gunmen walked into the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris and murdered twelve people, we have learned for certain that any such tolerance is a one-way street.

Dutch Police Arrest Terror Suspect With Loaded AK-47 And ISIS Flag

Just hour after anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders was convicted of insulting and incting discrimination against Maroccans, moments ago the local police announced they have arrested a man in Rotterdam, suspected of planning a terrorist attack. Law enforcement found a Kalashnikov assault rifle and an Islamic State flag while raiding the man’s house.