ECB Expands Emergency QE By €600 Billion To €1.350 Trillion

ECB Expands Emergency QE By €600 Billion To €1.350 Trillion

As previewed last night, consensus was expecting for the ECB to boost its emergency QE PEPP program by €500BN. So perhaps not to risk disappointing markets, moments ago the Central Bank announced that it would not only expand the PEPP...
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ECB Preparing To Run QE Without Bundesbank

ECB Preparing To Run QE Without Bundesbank

The shape of Europe’s massive monetary injection may change dramatically in the coming months. According to Reuters, citing four sources, the ECB has drafted contingency plans to carry out its multi-trillion QE programme without the Bundesbank in case Ge...
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France extends health emergency until July 24

France extends health emergency until July 24

France extends health emergency until July 24 as Europe mulls lifting lockdown restrictions. France’s minister of health has announced an extension of the public health state of emergency until July 24. The country was placed under emergency on March 24...
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EU approves food made from worms & insects

EU approves food made from worms & insects

As Vietnam bans export of rice and India on total lockdown, food crisis is not so distant probability. EU plans to drop rules preventing some countries from serving up insects and worms for human consumption. I know that getting a...
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Spain And France Declare Lockdowns, Berlin Shuts Museums And Brothels

Spain And France Declare Lockdowns, Berlin Shuts Museums And Brothels

Spainish impose 15-day lockdown effective immediately. France announces national lockdown. Berlin shuts museums, bars and even brothels, in tough crackdown on virus spread. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has signed the emergency decree Spain under an I...
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Finland’s New Prime Minister Wants Four Day Work Week, Six-Hour Shifts

Finland’s New Prime Minister Wants Four Day Work Week, Six-Hour Shifts

Social Democrat Sanna Marin became the youngest prime minister in the country’s history, having received her powers only in December of last year, a month after her 34th birthday. Soon after her appointment, Sanna Marin proposed changes for the workforce...
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African countries walk away from Paris-backed Franc

African countries walk away from Paris-backed Franc

Macron blasts colonialism: Grave mistake & fault of France. Emmanuel Macron delved into his country’s imperial past, saying France’s territorial conquests were a mistake that should be fixed – including by welcoming African countries reforming the c...
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Israeli mobile phones-hacking spy van scandal triggers privacy breach probe in Cyprus

Israeli mobile phones-hacking spy van scandal triggers privacy breach probe in Cyprus

Cypriot police are deepening their probe into a high-tech ‘spy van’ spotted on the island, owned by an Israeli surveillance firm and capable of hacking into any smartphone from a kilometer away. Its exact purpose remains unknown. The mysterious vehicle...
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There Is No Such Thing as a Free Press

There Is No Such Thing as a Free Press

Udo Ulfkotte’s amazing book, Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalism) was published by Kopp Verlag in 2014. The book was a sensation and sold 1,500,000 copies in Germany, but no major US publisher would bring out an English translation. Finally, last mont...
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EU court orders EU states to label illegal Israeli settlement products

EU court orders EU states to label illegal Israeli settlement products

The European Union’s top court has issued a landmark ruling, ordering EU states to label food products from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. In a statement announcing its decision on Tuesday, the European Court of Jus...
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Norway lawyers demand sanctions on Israel

Norway lawyers demand sanctions on Israel

Dozens of Norway’s leading lawyers believe that Israel violates international law and doesn’t deserve the preferential treatment it currently enjoys. A group of 44 lawyers, including award-winning luminaries and distinguished professionals such as professo...
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Defense Minister Shoigu: US Has Been Waging Hybrid War on Russia for 20 Years

Defense Minister Shoigu: US Has Been Waging Hybrid War on Russia for 20 Years

Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu in a September 22, 2019 Interview: We long failed to understand the essential nature of what was going on around us. If the West had continued to behave as it began behaving in Gorbachev’s...
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France scraps plans for 4th-gen nuclear reactor

France scraps plans for 4th-gen nuclear reactor

After €730mn in investment, France scraps plans for 4th-gen nuclear reactor. The French nuclear agency says it axed plans to build a prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor – at least for the foreseeable future – after spending over a decade and...
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The EU’s Biggest ‘Takers’ and ‘Givers’

The EU’s Biggest ‘Takers’ and ‘Givers’

The question of which countries are paying more in EU contributions than they are getting out is a contentious issue for some and was also one major factor in the Brexit vote in the UK. In the 2017 budget, there...
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Russia Tested Modernised Missile of the Anti-Ballistic Missile System

Russia Tested Modernised Missile of the Anti-Ballistic Missile System

A new video released Tuesday by the defence ministry shows the test firing of an unnamed modernised missile of the Russian ABM [Anti-Ballistic Missile] system. The defence ministry has remained mum on the nature and specifications of the new weapon, only co...
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