It is the 20th of September 2018


Air Strikes Target Damascus: Syrian Officials Say "Israeli Missile Attack" Thwarted

Syrian state media reports that several Israeli airstrikes have targeted Damascus international airport, and that Syrian air defenses have been activated, attempting to shoot down the incoming missiles

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Seth Klarman: These Are The 20 Forgotten Lessons From The 2008 Crisis

On the 10 year anniversary of the Lehman bankruptcy, a cottage industry of crisis experts, historical apologists, and generally freelance reminiscers (sic) had emerged, opining on what happened, what should have happened, what changed in the interim ten years, and what will happen in the future.

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China Launches First Domestically Built Icebreaker For "Polar Silk Road"

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an ambitious effort to promote regional cooperation and connectivity on a trans-continental scale via infrastructure-building projects covering Eurasia, various oceans, and parts of Africa.

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WaPo Slams NYT Over Embarrassing Nikki Haley "Drape-Gate" Retraction

The New York Times on Thursday wrote an incredibly ham-handed hit-piece on UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, suggesting that she had spent over $52,000 on curtains at the official ambassador's residence. 

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Glenn Greenwald: The Mainstream Media's "Allowed List" Of "Real Reporters"

Glenn Greenwald, the well-known journalist for The Intercept and the reporter who worked closely with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to expose vast US government illegal domestic spying, explained this week how mainstream media 'gate-keeping' and suppressing alternate perspectives works, especially when it comes to reporting American foreign policy. 

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"Lower For Longer": Yellen Urges Fed To Commit To "Booms" To Offset Crashes

If there is one thing the history of the Fed has taught us, is that every boom eventually results in a painful bust.

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