Russia Warns: Increased US Marine Corps Presence In Norway Could Be Viewed As An Attack

Russia is hinting that a new wave of U.S. Marines in Norway, near the Russian border in the Troms region, could be viewed as an attack, the MarineTimes reported. Last week, the Russian Embassy in Norway warned of consequences for the latest U.S. troop buildup, and on…

Thailand: UK, France Should Urge End to Military Rule

Expand A Pro-democracy activist holds a fan during a protest against junta near Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand on February 10, 2018.    © 2018 Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun (London) – UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron should press Thailand’s junta leader to…

Street Vendors Near New York’s ‘Ground Zero’ Face an Uncertain Future

Expand Street Vendors who work near the World Trade Center stand outside of New York’s City Hall to oppose proposed legislation that would result in their displacement.   © Private The New York City Council is considering a bill that would displace 22 street vendors who…

WTI/RBOB Tumble After Biggest US Inventory Build Since 2008

WTI/RBOB are trading lower – near two-month lows – after API reported  a big gasoline build overnight (but crude draw), as traders anticipate EIA’s confirmation (or denial as in the case of last week). However, a big surprise crude build (and gasoline build) sent prices…

JPMorgan’s Stunning Conclusion: An Italian Exit May Be Rome’s Best Option

With Europe having a near heart attack last week, as Italian bond yields exploded amid deja vu fears that the new populist government would press the “Quitaly” button and threaten the EU with exiting the Eurozone in order to get budget spending concessions from Brussels,…

Lawsuit Against Greenpeace Raises Freedom of Speech Concerns

Expand A workers unloads a truckload of logs in Howe Sound near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada April 25, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Today, a US federal court heard arguments in a lawsuit against Greenpeace that raises serious concerns about freedom of expression. In May 2016,…

Canada Promotes Justice for Myanmar’s Rohingya

Expand Refugees are seen at the Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh, near Rakhine state, Myanmar, during a trip by United Nations envoys to the region April 29, 2018. Picture taken on April 29, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters The Canadian government is stepping up the…

Poor America: 40% of Americans Can’t Afford Middle-Class Lifestyle

Even though the stock market trades at near record highs, joblessness suppressed at decade lows, and corporate buybacks/profits booming via Trump’s tax reform, poverty is exploding all over America. One of the primary objectives of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy of this past decade was to generate…

Maldives: Release Supreme Court Justices

Expand Police officers stand guard near the opposition party headquarters after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in Male, Maldives, February 6, 2018. © 2018 Reuters (New York) – The Maldives government should immediately drop politically motivated charges against two Supreme Court justices and…

Explosions heard south of Damascus; Assad ally: Israel struck Syria army position

Explosions Heard Near Damascus… (Top headline, 1st story, link) Related stories:Israel Army On High Alert…Bomb shelters opened in Golan Heights…‘Unusual Movement of Iranian Forces’…Iran president warns of ‘problems’…Fateful days in Middle East…Jerusalem to name city square in Trump’s honor…OBAMA: ‘SERIOUS MISTAKE’… Advertise here VISIT THE…