Since 9/11, US corporate media have portrayed Al Qaeda as a monstrous organization whose existence justifies a global war without end. Who could have predicted that by 2016, these same media outlets would become Al Qaeda’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders?
"It is no longer unthinkable that [the EU] breaks apart," German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said in the interview. "Should that happen, our children and grandchildren would curse us because Germany is the biggest beneficiary of the European community - economically and politically."
Santiago told the F.B.I. he thought he was being mind controlled, possibly by the U.S. government or the C.I.A. and admitted hearing voices, which Santiago said told him to study “extremist materials on the Internet,” the New York Times reports. Despite the fact that Santiago himself, his girlfriend, and even co-workers warned authorities of his experiences the F.B.I. failed to detain him before his travels to Florida.
Hundreds of U.S. tanks, trucks and other military equipment arrived by ship in Germany on Friday to be transported by rail and road to eastern Europe as part of a NATO buildup that has been sharply criticized by Putin.
We can now close the book on what happened to all those tankers full of oil off the Iranian coast, because according to Reuters capitalizing on the recent run up in oil prices, Iran has sold more than 13 million barrels of oil held in "offshore storage."
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European shares fell modestly, Asian equities declined for the first day in three, and US equity futures were unchanged before the December U.S. nonfarm payrolls report. China’s offshore yuan fell the most in a year to pare a record weekly rally, while Mexico’s peso climbed after the central bank sold dollars. Oil was trading lower in early trading.
"Will “Trumponomics” change the course of the U.S. economy? We certainly hope so as any improvement that filters down to the bottom 80% of the country will be beneficial. However, as investors, we must understand the difference between a “narrative-driven” advance and one driven by strengthening fundamentals. The first is short-term and leads to bad outcomes. The other isn’t, and doesn’t. "
Overnight, the Russian hacking narrative changed again, after U.S. intelligence agencies told Reuters they obtained what they considered to be "conclusive evidence" after the November election that Russia provided hacked material from the Democratic National Committee to WikiLeaks. However, in the latest switch of the narrative, this time the allegation is that Russia provided the hacked data through a third party, three U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
"We are right at the edge of a terrible period - which I know President-elect Donald Trump wants to avoid - of having a deep bitter division in the communities in a way that makes America very hard to govern...If this had been done to an African-American by four whites, every liberal in the country would be outraged..."
"The request by the Chinese authorities to remove our apps is part of their wider attempt to prevent readers in China from accessing independent news coverage by The New York Times of that country," Murphy said.