Migrant Problems Still Threaten Europe

The picture drawn by the present migration into Europe may fundamentally undermine the "Refugees Welcome" narrative that dominated news reports last year, but the continent-wide economic ramifications of its effects on a country such as Italy, already subject to considerable political tumult, should not be underestimated.

Yemen Offers Russia Use Of Its Airports And Ports In "Fight Against Terrorism"

A newly-formed governing council in Yemen could work with Russia to "fight terrorism" by allowing Moscow use of the war-torn country's military bases, Yemen's former president said on Sunday.  "In the fight against terrorism we reach out and offer all facilities. Our airports, our ports... We are ready to provide this to the Russian Federation," Saleh said in an interview.

Child Suicide Bomber Behind "Heinous" Attack At Turkish Wedding That Killed At Least 51

As the death toll from a deadly suicide bombing - which took place late on Saturday at a wedding party in the southern Turkish town of Gaziantep, near the southern border with Syria - rose to 51, with another 69 wounded of whom 17 were critical, Turkey's president Erdogan issued a statement denouncing the "heinous" bombing and saying that IS was "the most likely perpetrator of the Gaziantep attack." This was the deadliest attack in Turkey so far this year.

America's "Humanitarian War" Against the World

The media, intellectuals and the politicians, in chorus, obfuscate the unspoken truth, namely that the US-NATO led war destroys humanity. When the lie becomes the truth there is no turning backwards. When war is upheld as a humanitarian endeavor, Justice and the entire international legal system are turned upside down: pacifism and the antiwar movement are criminalized. Opposing the war becomes a criminal act. Meanwhile, the war criminals in high office have ordered a witch hunt against those who challenge their authority. The Big Lie must be exposed for what it is and what it does.

German Anti-Immigrant Party Leader Urges People To Arm Themselves

"Many people are increasingly feeling unsafe. Every law-abiding citizen should be in a position to defend themselves, their family and their friends," AfD Chairowman Frauke Petry told the Funke Media Group in an interview published on Saturday. "We all know how long it takes until the police can get to the scene, especially in sparsely populated places," she said.

Putin Flies Into Crimea As Ukraine "Prepares For An Invasion"

Vladimir Putin flew into Crimea on Friday a day after staging war games there, and said he hoped Ukraine would see "common sense" when it came to resolving a diplomatic crisis over the peninsula. The visit comes a day after Ukraine president warned he was "prepares for an Russian invasion."

Frontrunning: August 18

  • World stocks rise, dollar weakens on divided Fed  (Reuters)
  • U.S. Held Cash Until Iran Freed Prisoners (WSJ)
  • Brazil police pull U.S. swimmers from flight amid robbery probe (Reuters)
  • Rio’s Latest Headache: Loads of Empty Seats (WSJ)
  • Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking (Reuters)

In Leaked Doc, Germany Accuses Erdogan Of Supporting And Financing Terrorist Groups

A leaked internal government document accused the Turkish government of supporting terrorist organizations such as Hamas, public broadcaster ARD reported yesterday. The leaked report, which just a year ago would have been called, what else - a tinfoil conspiracy theory - states the German government’s belief that Ankara has been deliberately financing Islamist and terror organizations with the direct consent of President Recep Erdogan.

Frontrunning: August 17

  • Futures flat ahead of Fed minutes (Reuters)
  • Trump shakes up campaign staff (Reuters)
  • Univision Wins Bankruptcy Auction for Gawker Media for $135 Million (WSJ)
  • Congress receives FBI material on Hillary Clinton emails (CBS)
  • Traders Brace for More Turmoil in World’s Worst Stock Market (BBG)

Austria's "Anti-Immigration" Presidential Candidate Resurgent After 9 Refugees Accused Of Gang-Rape

Nine Iraqi refugees have been arrested in Austria on charges of gang-raping a 28-year-old German woman in a case that could ignite debate of immigration and crime ahead of this Autumn’s presidential election re-run. As a result, Austria's "anti-immigration" presidential candidate, Norbert Hofer, suddenly finds himself enjoying a substantial boost to his popularity ahead of country's presidential elections on October 2.

Turkish Turmoil: Let The Politics Begin

A month on from Turkey’s failed coup attempt, and you’ll find endless op-eds opining the supposed strategic implications of Erdogan’s rear-guard offensives. In a nutshell, it breaks down into four key arguments...