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US worried about its ex-spies, passes new law

Troubled that former American spies are plying their trade for foreign governments, Congress has passed new legislation requiring U.S. spy agencies to provide an annual assessment detailing the risks such conduct poses for national security. The new measure was driven by a Reuters investigation revealing how former National Security Agency …

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PERFECT OPPORTUNITY

By Russell Morris   Open Letter to the Countries in need of money. Thank you. Please, to whom it may concern, Begin the negotiations at least get them started, with President Trump To declare Demurrage on on The US dollar. This will flush out the rest of hidden cash paper …

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Macron sides with Israel over nuclear Iran

President Emmanuel Macron said France was determined Iran would never gain a nuclear weapon but it wanted to avoid any military escalation in the Middle East, after he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. Macron’s two-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories is timed to coincide …

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New Lebanese government desperate or Eurobonds

Lebanon’s new government needs foreign support to help it get out of an unprecedented economic and financial crisis, the finance minister said on Wednesday. Hours after he was named, Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni also said the government must decide on its approach to a $1.2 billion Eurobond maturing in March. …

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UN willing to help Lebanese reforms

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government on Tuesday and will work with the new premier to support reforms in the heavily indebted country grappling with an urgent economic crisis. A statement issued by Guterres’ spokesperson also said the United Nations was committed to …

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TRUMP DAVOS

By Russell Morris   Welcome to The New Economic Olympics, where each Nation strives to be The Best. And we all cheer for the new record breaker. Bravo! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN = Flushing as much as possible of the hidden paper money cash out from its veiled operations in …

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BP pulling out of Iraq amidst regional tensions

BP (BP.L) has pulled out of Iraq’s giant Kirkuk oilfield after its $100 million exploration contract expired with no agreement on the field’s expansion, dealing a fresh blow to Iraq’s hopes to increase its oil output, three sources told Reuters. The move comes as Western energy companies reassess their operations …

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Poland buying more from Saudi Aramco

Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen, said on Tuesday it would increase monthly crude oil purchases from Saudi Aramco to 400,000 from 300,000 tonnes as part of its efforts to diversify supply. Poland’s biggest oil refiner, which buys most of its oil from Russia via pipeline, has been receiving oil from …

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Katyusha strike on US-held green zone

Three Katyusha rockets fell on Tuesday inside Baghdad’s Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions, Iraqi police sources told Reuters. The three rockets were launched from Zafaraniyah district outside Baghdad, the sources said, adding that two rockets landed near the U.S. embassy. Source: Reuters

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DAVOS CASH QUESTION

By Russell Morris   As of January 8, 2020 The Fed says there is 1.75 trillion US cash paper dollars “IN” circulation. How much is NOT in circulation nor accounted for, which is hiding and operating in The Dark Realms? Declaring Demurrage on The US dollar would change our world; …

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Iran angry over switched Davos agenda

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not attend the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos this week because its organizers had “abruptly changed its agenda”, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. “He was scheduled to attend … but they abruptly changed the schedule and it was not …

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After brief lull, Iraqi protests erupt again

Dozens of Iraqi protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces who were trying to clear blocked roads, security and medical sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks. In Baghdad’s Tayaran Square overnight, protesters threw petrol bombs and …

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PAPER MONEY LEVERAGE, and “the Land part”

By Russell Morris   Angel continues her conversation with the old timer. “I have a question for the Crystal eye ball.” she says “What happens to the cash paper money payoffs? Could the payoff have been transferred without removing it from circulation? Tell me JP what do YOU see?” The …

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Turkey criticises EU over Cypriot gas exploration

Turkey called on Sunday for the European Union to end what it said was the bloc’s prejudice against Turkish Cypriots, defending its launch of a fresh round of hydrocarbons drilling off the Mediterranean island. Turkey began drilling for oil and gas near Cyprus last year despite warnings from the EU, …

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Libya peace conference condemns oil diplomacy

A summit in Germany bringing together foreign powers backing rival camps in Libya has called for all parties to refrain from hostilities against oil facilities, a draft of the final communiques showed on Sunday. The draft also recognizes Tripoli-based state oil company NOC as the sole legitimate entity allowed to …

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UAE Nation Brand’s logo headed to Mars

The Hope Probe will carry with it the UAE Nation Brand’s logo and its accompanying slogan, ‘Make it Happen’, when the spacecraft built by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre takes off for Mars later this year. The brand’s placement on the probe, called ‘Al-Amal’ in Arabic, symbolises the future-forward …

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THE MONEY WAR

By Russell Morris   It is good that the people see the newly printed paper money as a poor and even dangerous response to their needs. And their attempt to reveal the hidden cash paper money (the old stuff) is right. There is probably plenty. Declaring Demurrage on their money …

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Think Tanks Activity Summary

The Heritage Foundation says US-Oman relations must improve in 2020 with the new Sultan Haitham.  They note, “The United States and Oman share many geopolitical challenges and have had good relations dating back two centuries. Under the leadership of Sultan Haitham, U.S.–Omani relations will be entering a new chapter. The …

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Yemeni conflict spreads to national currency

Yemen’s warring sides opened a new front in their five-year conflict on Saturday – a battle over old and new banknotes that threatens to create two economies in the same state. As of midnight, the Houthi movement which controls the capital Sanaa outlawed the use and possession of crisp new …

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Greece warns Haftar yo stick to ceasefire proposal

Greece encouraged Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to be constructive at an upcoming conference in Berlin to try end the war over Tripoli, its foreign minister said on Friday after meeting the commander in Athens. “We encouraged the commander to take part with a constructive spirit in Berlin’s procedure and …

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UK freezing all assets trusted to Hezbullah

Britain expanded the scope of its asset-freezing measures against Lebanese Islamist movement Hezbollah on Thursday to cover the entire organization as well as its military wing. The finance ministry move follows Britain’s decision last year to classify the whole group a terrorist organization due to its destabilizing influence in the …

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The race to annexation

By Nasser Nasser   We are witnessing the “annexation of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley” fever and the left in Israel is running to catch up to Israel. This is the meaning of what one of Israel’s senior investigative journalist, Raviv Drucker, revealed in Haaretz yesterday, January 13th, …

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CHINA USA PEACE DEAL

By Russell Morris   Two years of hard work by the Trump administration and the Xi administration, even in the midst of the headlining impeachment party, should be recognized more clearly to show the people how historic this agreement really is. This deal represents the two largest economies in the …

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US, Israel conspiring against UNRWA

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut off funding in 2018. Christian Saunders, in an interview with Reuters in his Gaza office, also said Israel was …

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