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Putin mostly fears a united European action

971 words Scott Uehlinger, a US Service Academy graduate, served ten years in both the US Navy and merchant service.  Entering the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1996, he served abroad in US embassies located in the former Soviet Union for ...

$53.9 billion for the US Intelligence Community

123 words The National Intelligence Program (NIP) funds the Intelligence Community (IC) activities in 6 Federal Departments, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). According to the outline of the requested budget figure ...

TS/SCI leak: Spies do drink coffee

65 words This is a vital development for the United States’ national security since CIA employees can now work harder and longer. A Starbucks coffee has opened at the company’s headquarters in Langley, VA. Be careful, your name should not be written ...

Who (or what) did create Islamic State (Daesh)?

186 words A rumor is spreading throughout the Middle East that affirms the group Islamic State (ISIS, shorthand for Daesh) has been created by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to the extent that the US embassy in Beirut had to denounce it publicly ...

“The successful experience of Tikrit will be repeated in other areas,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said after Iraq’s security forces have recaptured the city against the Islamic State (ISIS).

Transitioning from the euro to a new national currency is no straightforward task either for Greece or for Europe, Greece can’t just (re)introduce a national currency,” Goldman Sachs wrote as the risk of Grexit is becoming more likely.

“We do not agree with sanctions (against Russia). I believe that this is a road to nowhere. I support the point of view that there is a need for a dialogue and diplomacy, we should sit down at the negotiating table and find the solutions to major problems,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said.

Student loans may emerge as a global threat to America’s economy. According to the Chicago Tribune, around 100 students seek to “pressure the government into forgiving their student loans.” Teaming with Occupy Wall Street activists, they – the “Corinthian 100” – affirmed their college broke the law.

Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies – Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE – launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen against Iran-backed Houthis. “The operation is to defend the legitimate government (of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi),” Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi envoy to the US, told reporters. Oil prices increased quickly.

China unveiled ambitious plans to upgrade manufacturing power. The implementation of the “Made-in-China 2025” strategy will be accelerated, Premier Li Keqiang announced. This will be key to helping China maintain economic growth at a medium-to-high level and to move up the global value chain, a communiqué said.

“I think reconciliation between what markets think and what the committee thinks will have to happen at some point, (…) that’s a potentially violent (encounter) … and I am concerned about that,” Fed policymaker James Bullard told reporters at London’s City Week financial conference.

Inflation hit zero for the first time, pushing Britain closer to deflation (…) the falling cost of bread, a beer or petrol does impact the housing market (…) if deflation goes on for a fraction too long it can flip a switch in (UK’s) housing market,” Anna White, The Telegraph’s property correspondent wrote.

“We will not accept a bad deal. Our diplomatic engagement with Iran has already delivered concrete results. (…) We know Iran is living up to its commitments so far because (…) we have gained unprecedented access to Iran’s nuclear program,” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said after reports accused Israel of spying on US diplomatic activities as regards Iran.

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