A Month Of Multiculturalism In Germany: June 2017

"I would strongly urge for the age limit for surveillance to be lowered throughout Germany. Minors have already committed serious acts of violence. Normally, the domestic intelligence agency in Bavaria would not place children under surveillance. But if there is concrete evidence that a 12-year-old is with an Islamist group, we have to be able to monitor them, too."

Alan Dershowitz Slams New York Times For Trump Jr. "Treason" Claims

"Obviously if anyone conspired in advance with another to commit a crime – such as hacking the DNC – that would be criminal. But merely seeking to obtain the work product of a prior hack would be no more criminal than a newspaper publishing the work product of thefts such as the Pentagon Papers and the material stolen by Snowden and Manning."

All Eyes On Yellen As Dollar Slumps On Trump Revelations, Stocks Rebound

The dollar was broadly weaker after dovish comments from Fed Governor Lael Brainard amid reverberations from reports of Donald Trump Jr.’s contact with a Russian lawyer; European equities rebounded with oil while S&P futures were 0.2% higher at 2,428 as traders eagerly await Janet Yellen’s Congressional testimony for further clues on the trajectory of monetary policy while the Bank of Canada is expected to hike rates later.

France: "Jihad by Court"

"Legal action has become a mainstay of radical Islamist organizations seeking to intimidate and silence their critics..."

Frontrunning: July 11

  • Trump Looks to Wall Street for Fed Bank Regulator (WSJ)
  • Rates play prods dollar to four-month high versus yen, kiwi dollar falls (Reuters)
  • Kaspersky Lab Has Been Working With Russian Intelligence (BBG)
  • Buffett’s Berkshire Moves Away From Stock Picking (WSJ)
  • OPEC's Barkindo says all producers should help balance market (Reuters)

16 Killed After Military KC-130 Plane Crashes In Mississippi

At least 16 people have died after a U.S. military plane crashed in rural Mississippi according to LeFlore County EMA Director Fred Randal. No official details were immediately available on the circumstances of the crash in northern Mississippi's LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital according to Reuters.

Trump Jr. Was Allegedly Told Russian Government Behind Damaging Clinton Info: NYT

Donald Trump Jr. was allegedly told in an email before meeting a Russian lawyer who he thought had information damaging to Hillary Clinton, that the material was part of a Russian government effort to help his father's presidential campaign, the New York Times reported in its latest, third, installment on the Russian collusion story, this time involving not Donald Trump but his son.

Merkel Migrant Blowback Begins: "Chechen Sharia Police Terrorize Berlin"

A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin, according to local police who are investigating a recent string of violent assaults in the German capital. "Everyone's attention is fixed on the Syrians, but the Chechens are the most dangerous group. We are not paying sufficient attention to this." - Police in Frankfurt (Oder).

Europe's Mass Migration: The Leaders Vs. The Public

"...I would like to remind [those in Europe who try to change the migration agenda we have adopted] to be serious about this and not to give in to these base reactions that I do not like..." - Jean-Claude Juncker

"Europe must make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes." - Bill Gates

North Korea Warns US Bombing Drill Risks Provoking "Nuclear War"

“The Korean peninsula is the largest gunpowder area in the world with the highest risk of nuclear war, and is the largest hot spot in the world where there is always a risk of nuclear war. [The US] is surely spreading into a new world war"...