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40% Of Spanish Children Live In Poverty

Despite a resurging stock market and stabilized bond risk premia (cough Draghi cough), EurActiv reports the proportion of children living below the poverty line in Spain has increased by 9 percentage points between 2008 and 2014, to reach almost 40%.

Key Events In The Coming Busy Week: Payrolls; FOMC Minutes; Trump Meets Xi

The key economic releases in the US this week are ISM manufacturing on Monday, ISM non-manufacturing on Wednesday, and the employment report on Friday. The minutes of the March FOMC meeting will be released on Wednesday, while several Fed officials are scheduled to speak this week. The meeting between Trump and Xi set for Thursday and Friday at Mar-A-Lago will likely attract significant attention.

First Post-Brexit Tremors: Theresa May "Would Go To War" To Protect Gibraltar

The ink has yet to dry on Theresa May's Article 50 signature from last week which officially started the UK's 2-year long divorce from the EU, and already Europe has been traumatized by comments from former Conservative leader Michael Howard, who suggested that Theresa May is be prepared to go to war to protect Gibraltar.

Is McCain Hijacking Trump's Foreign Policy?

With the death of Communism, the end of the Cold War, and the collapse of the Bushite New World Order, America needs a new grand strategy, built upon the solid foundation of America First.

How Shale Is Reshaping The World: Three New Wars

"...the US Shale revolution will accelerate the breakdown of the global order as we know it, reshaping global geopolitics, leading to three major conflicts - Russia vs. Europe, Iran vs. Saudi Arabia & an Asian Tanker War"

Europe Votes To Impose Visas On Americans

European lawmakers voted to force Americans to apply for visas when traveling to Europe in response to Washington refusing to allow all Europeans to travel to the States visa-free.  The vote by show of hands is the latest in the ongoing “visa war” between Brussels and the US capital.

Romania's Unrevolutionary Revolution

February in Romania has brought 27 consecutive days of protests against the current government, at a scale unmatched since the Revolution in 1989.

Gallup Finds Americans' Hostility To Russia Soared After Obama's 2012 Re-Election

No other nation has plunged even nearly as steeply in Americans’ favorability as did Russia, during Obama’s second term. What is especially important to note regarding the plunge in Americans’ approval-rating for Russia is that it didn’t occur only after, but started well before, those events in Ukraine in 2014; it started at the very end of Obama’s first term, in 2012.

Who's Contributing How Much To Financing NATO?

While the U.S. outspends all NATO allies when it comes to overall defence spending in relation to her GDP; as President Trump is very well aware, the U.S. is also the prime direct financer of NATO.

Is A Trump-Putin Detente Dead?

The epidemic of Russophobia makes it almost impossible to pursue normal relations. Indeed, in reaction to the constant attacks on them as poodles of Putin, the White House seems to be toughening up toward Russia...