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How Italian Crisis May Trigger Domino Effect Leading to Collapse of EU

  • How Italian Crisis May Trigger Domino Effect Leading to Collapse of EU
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    The Italian political crisis could provoke a domino effect across Europe, which could potentially result in the collapse of the Eurozone. The supposed snap elections in Italy have already dealt a blow to euro and global stocks. Meanwhile, the EU, France and Germany are seemingly trying to curtail the rise of Eurosceptic parties in Italy.

    The Italian political crisis has given global markets the shivers prompting observers to cast doubt on the future of the European bloc. The Italians are facing snap elections, which will be held on July 29, since President Sergio Mattarella has rejected the formation of a coalition government, proposed by the Lega Nord party and the Five Star Movement (M5S), which secured the majority of votes in the March 4 elections.

    The political uncertainty in Rome immediately affected stock markets around the globe, which plummeted on May 29 as investors demanded higher yields for Italy’s government debt. Meanwhile, Italy’s benchmark stock index plunged, as did the euro.

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US Tariffs on European Exports ‘Illegal and a Mistake’, Says Emmanuel Macron

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  • US Tariffs on European Exports ‘Illegal and a Mistake’, Says Emmanuel Macron
    by Agencies and staff, https://www.independent.co.uk/
    ‘Threats over trade war will solve nothing of the serious imbalances in world trade. Nothing’

    Emmanuel Macron has denounced the imposition of US tariffs on steel and aluminium as a mistake and illegal. The French president said he would speak to Donald Trump later tonight following the US president’s announcement of large tariffs from midnight after talks aimed at staving them off collapsed.

    The announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada also drew swift vows of retaliation from other allies, inflamed tensions and sent stock markets sinking.

    “Unilateral responses and threats over trade war will solve nothing of the serious imbalances in world trade. Nothing,” Mr Macron said. In a clear reference to Mr Trump, he added: “These solutions might bring symbolic satisfaction in the short term… One can think about making voters happy by saying, ‘I have a victory, I’ll change the rules, you’ll see’.” But the French leader said those who waged “bilateral trade wars… saw an increase in prices and an increase in unemployment”.

    Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary, announced the sanctions from Paris, where he had been negotiating with EU leaders who were trying to avert the tariffs by extending exemptions.

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Italy Ready to QUIT EURO: Lega’s Matteo Salvini Reveals Plan for Italexit in SHOCK Footage

  • Italy Ready to QUIT EURO: Lega’s Matteo Salvini Reveals Plan for Italexit in SHOCK Footage
    by TOM PARFITT, https://www.express.co.uk/
    ITALY’S new government could be on the verge of sensationally quitting the Eurozone after footage emerged of Lega leader Matteo Salvini revealing plans for ‘Italexit’.

    In the video, filmed in July 2016, the right-winger vowed to lead Italy out of the common currency if his party was to form a government. Mr Salvini, 45, told an event in Rome that his party would quit the embattled eurozone without even holding a referendum on the issue. He said: “You do not need a referendum because it would be a massacre for the Italian economy. “I say that if the League goes to the government, we leave the euro.”

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Italy: Anti-EU Alliance is BORN – Populist PM SWORN in Today in EU’s WORST NIGHTMARE

  • Italy: Anti-EU Alliance is BORN – Populist PM SWORN in Today in EU’s WORST NIGHTMARE
    by ALICE SCARSI, https://www.express.co.uk/
    ITALY populist forces and President Sergio Mattarella have made a breakthrough which looks like creating the European Union’s biggest nightmare: a eurosceptic government in the eurozone’s third-biggest economy.

    The longest-ever political crisis in the history of the Italian Republic looks over after a long day of talks between all political forces. Lega’s Matteo Salvini and Five Star Movement’s Luigi Di Maio found an agreement and assigned the eighteen ministerial posts available after a four-hour long meeting.

    The eurosceptic pair will both be deputy prime ministers of a government led by law professor Giuseppe Conte, who returned to Rome after his resignation last week.

    And europhile President Mattarella gave his blessing to all the decisions taken by Mr Salvini and Mr Di Maio, as the man he regarded as the main problem to the formation of the new executive, anti-euro economist Paolo Savona, has been moved from the Economy Ministry to the European Affairs one. 

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‘It’s ILLEGAL and Could Lead to WAR’ Macron in Furious Outburst at Trump’s EU Tariffs

  • ‘It’s ILLEGAL and Could Lead to WAR’ Macron in Furious Outburst at Trump’s EU Tariffs
    by PAUL WITHERS, https://www.express.co.uk/
    FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has launched a furious attack on Donald Trump, warning his decision to impose trade tariffs on the EU is illegal and could lead to war.

    The French leader will talk to US President Donald Trump on the subject later on Thursday, but that the decision on tariffs closes the door on other talks. But in a stunning outburst, Mr Macron claimed the US was responding to global imbalances with economic and commercial nationalism.

    He said: “This decision is not only unlawful but it is a mistake in many respects. “Economic nationalism leads to war.”

    The relationship between the two world leaders appeared to have blossomed when Mr Macron visited Washington last month. They put on public shows of affection, embracing in front of the world’s media on several occasions. But their relationship has soured over recent weeks, beginning with Mr Tump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this month.

    In a joint statement with Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the French leader labelled Mr Trump’s decision a matter of “regret and concern” and would defy the US President in remaining committed to the deal.

    Meanwhile Canada, which will also be impacted by move, has also been quick to respond, with Foreign minister Chrystia Freeland announcing it will impose retaliatory measures against the US. It will impose its own tariffs that will cover C$16.6 billion in imports – some products will get 25 percent and others 10 percent.

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This Means War: Furious Canada and Mexico Launch Retaliation After Trump Imposes Tariffs

  • This Means War: Furious Canada and Mexico Launch Retaliation After Trump Imposes Tariffs
    by http://www.scmp.com/frontpage/hk
    Canada responded to the US tariffs on steel and aluminium by imposing billions worth of countermeasures, while Mexico put duties on food and steel and the EU vowed its own retaliation.

    US President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium from Canada, Mexico and the European Union sharply escalated global trade tensions and widened a rift with America’s closest allies.

    The Trump administration’s announcement that its once-delayed tariffs would take effect starting Friday was met swift condemnation and retaliation as well as a multilateral challenge at the World Trade Organisation.

    Canadian leaders reacted particularly angrily to the tariffs, 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium. Trump had justified the import levies on the grounds of national security – a line of reasoning Canadian officials called absurd, illogical and illegal.

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Jim Willie: Demise of the Dollar

  • ROGUE MONEY Streamed live on May 30, 2018
    Dr. Jim Willie returns to deliver an excellent assessment of geopolitical events unfolding around the globe that are leading to further US isolation and the inevitable demise of the US dollar. A must listen to interview. To learn about about Jim’s work with the Hat Trick Letter please visit: http://goldenjackass.com
  • INTERVIEW WITH V GUERRILLA & C.J. AT ROGUE MONEY
    May 31st:  topics covered include the growing US isolation from failed foreign policy, the defiant disobedient reaction by European Union with respect to Russian sanctions and renewed Iran sanctions, the powerful effects to come from the Shanghai Gold-Oil-RMB (GOR) futures contracts for the lost USDollar global monopoly, the growing RMB-based oil contract volume which will surpass the Brent volume, the imminent Saudi oil sales to China in RMB terms, the upcoming launch of the Gold Trade Note atop the GOR contracts, the skein of non-USD platforms to undermine the King Dollar Court with its financial terror, the ARAMCO deal for potential control by China & Russia of Saudi oil production, the actual background of nefarious devious corrupt Jim Rickards, the BRICS Gold Trading Center with likely Turkish role from 1000 years of gold market experience, the dual risk of Deutsche Bank failure combined with the fallout effect of Italian banking system as a key trigger for global breakdown

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Leaked Military Report: UFO ‘Rendezvoused’ With Something Big Under Ocean

  • Leaked Military Report: UFO ‘Rendezvoused’ With Something Big Under Ocean
    by Mac Slavo, May 30th, 2018, SHTFplan.com
    An in-depth government report “prepared by and for the military” and obtained by a Nevada newsroom, details a 2004 incident involving an alleged “UFO” sighting recorded by the US military off California’s coast 14 years ago. Dubbed the “Tic Tac” incident, the unidentified flying object “rendezvouses” with a huge underwater object.

    So named for the white, fast-moving, mint-shaped object that was involved, the video’s release made waves last year when it was first revealed by the New York Times. Over the course of two weeks in 2004, a 13.7-meter-long (45-foot-long) Anomalous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) defined as “aerodynamic” with “no visible means to generate lift” was detected by US naval ships in short glimpses.

    According to IFLScience, based on the recently leaked report, the undated document suggests there may have been something in the water as well. F-18 aircraft were called into the area after the USS Princeton wasn’t able to lock on to the AAV (Anomalous Ariel Vehicle.) The report details the moment a pilot noticed a disturbance under the surface of the water resembling a “barely submerged reef or island”. As the pilot flew away, the object reportedly disturbed the water underneath it in “frothy waves and foam” resembling water that was “boiling.” The unidentified flying “Tic Tac” object was potentially rendezvousing with the massive underwater one, according to the report. 

    Earlier this year, the Department of Defense released three separate videos showing an encounter between a Navy fighter jet and an unknown object. For years, the department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was kept secret until last year when the Pentagon announced its then-defunct program never gained evidence of alien life visiting Earth.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3051151/Governments-HIDING-aliens-claims-former-defence-minister-Paul-Hellyer-urges-world-leaders-reveal-secret-files.html

These are not ‘Aliens’. They are the Nephilim of the Days of Noah, fallen angels .. Click on image for article!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2535698/Aliens-walk-theyre-refusing-share-technology-change-warring-polluting-ways-claims-former-Canadian-defense-minister.html

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President Assad: US Must Leave Syria

  • PressTV Published on May 31, 2018
    Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad says the United States “is losing its cards” as the militant groups it supports have lost significant ground on the battlefield against the army, emphasizing that the Americans “should leave” Syrian soil. In an interview with Russia’s RT television network on Thursday, Assad said that following the liberation of the cities of Aleppo, Dayr la-Zawr, Homs, and Damascus, the US is actually “losing its cards.”
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

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China Warns US of Retaliation Over Trade Restrictions

  • PressTV Published on May 31, 2018
    Beijing says the US measures against China’s investments are against World Trade Organization rules, and that the country reserves the right to take counter-measures. China’s commerce ministry has, however, said that the country is not willing to see an escalation of trade tensions, and that the two countries have a huge potential for cooperation. The frictions had appeared to be cooling following Sino-U.S. talks earlier this month, but the Trump administration said this week that it still holds a threat of imposing tariffs on Chinese imports. Washington also said that it will press ahead with restrictions on investment by Chinese companies in the United States.

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Lithuania & Romania Complicit in CIA Torture Program, EU Court Rules

  • RT Published on May 31, 2018
    The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Lithuania and Romania participated in the CIA’s programme of secret black site detentions and also violated the prohibition on torture – by helping the Agency with interrogation of two al-Qaeda terror suspects.
http://www.openroadmedia.com/the-phoenix-program

Created by the CIA in Saigon in 1967, Phoenix was a computer-driven program aimed at “neutralizing”, through assassination, kidnapping, and systematic torture, the civilian infrastructure that supported the insurgency in South Vietnam. It was a terrifying “final solution” that violated the Geneva Conventions and traditional American ideas of human morality. Click on image to goto website!

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/03/details-of-illegal-torture-that-the-cia-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about/284528/

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US Slaps Europe, Canada & Mexico with Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

  • RT Published on May 31, 2018
    Unable to win concessions from from its trading partners ahead of the Friday deadline, the US has introduced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/96iq

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The Debate: Gaza Massacre by Israel

  • PressTV Published on May 18, 2018
    An investigation that is int’l, independent & impartial, in the hope the truth regarding these matters will lead to justice.” That is the call by the UN, Human Rights Watch & others regarding Israeli actions in Gaza that led to the killing of Palestinian protesters. Israel says anyone seeking to investigate its actions is biased, threatening to walk away from UN bodies. Additionally, as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meets over Palestine, some of its members openly seek diplomatic, security & trade relations with Israel, putting its efficacy into question.
  • Iran says Israel’s Gaza massacre was pre-planned
    by http://www.presstv.com/
    Iran’s envoy to the United Nations has said that Israel’s killing of scores of Palestinian protesters on May 14 was a pre-planned measure.

    Gholamali Khoshroo made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing the UN Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. He added the Israel committed the crime with complete impunity granted to it by Washington.

    “The Israeli army committed yet another war crime in Gaza, killing more than 60 and injuring thousands more unarmed Palestinian civilians in a single day. Given the circumstances, there is no doubt that these vicious attacks and killings were planned and deliberate,” he said.

    “These criminal acts took place with total impunity extended to the Israeli regime by the United States in this Council, the same country that later tried to prevent the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry in the Human Rights Council,” he added.

    Khoshroo added the US later attempted to shield Israel by blocking the Human Rights Council from appointing a commission aimed at probing its actions.

    Israeli forces killed at least 62 Palestinians during protests near the Gaza fence on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided with Washington’s embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

    More than 2,700 Palestinians were also wounded as the Israeli forces used snipers, airstrikes, tank fire and tear gas to target the demonstrators.

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/tales-from-gaza-what-is-life-really-like-in-the-worlds-largest-outdoor-prison-8567611.html

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3595097,00.html

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

  • “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/professor-noam-chomsky-jew-my-visit-to-gaza-the-worlds-largest-open-air-prison/

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http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10059/20131009/dna-samples-confirm-ashkenazi-jews-are-of-european-descent-study.htm

Ashkenazi Khazar Jews are not semitic people and not the real Jews of the Bible! Not the descendents of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel !Click on image for article!

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Stunned Scientists Find BLUEBERRIES Are Better at Destroying Cancer Cells Than Conventional Radiation Therapy Alone

  • Stunned Scientists Find BLUEBERRIES Are Better at Destroying Cancer Cells Than Conventional Radiation Therapy Alone
    by , https://www.naturalnews.com/
    (Natural News) Cervical cancer strikes close to 13,000 women each year, claiming over 4,200 lives. Traditional treatment options include surgery to remove the affected tissue, radiation therapy using high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells, chemotherapy drugs to destroy the affected cells (although healthy cells are killed too), or a combination thereof. However, these treatments are invasive and have low success rates.

    Now, a study by researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia has confirmed that blueberry extract not only enhances the effects of radiation therapy – one of the most popular treatments for cervical cancer – but is even more successful than radiation at destroying cancer cells.

    A radiosensitizer turns out to be a potent treatment
    The University of Missouri research team wanted to investigate the use of blueberry extract as a radiosensitizer – a non-toxic, natural substance which enhances the efficacy of conventional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. The team previously had success treating prostate cancer using a polyphenol in red grapes called resveratrol as a radiosensitizer.

    To their surprise, blueberry extract not only proved to be a powerful radiosensitizer, but was shown to be an even more effective cervical cancer treatment than radiation.

    Study participants were divided into four groups: The first group was only given radiation therapy; a second group received only blueberry extract; a control group received no treatment at all; and a fourth group received a combination of both radiation therapy and blueberry extract.

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Israel in Panic Over Losing Their ‘Dear’ ISIS & Al-Nusra Terrorists in Syria – Assad

  • Israel in Panic Over Losing Their ‘Dear’ ISIS & Al-Nusra Terrorists in Syria – Assad
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Striking targets in Syria and threatening to assassinate the leader on the pretext of fighting Iranian influence is a sign that Israel is in “panic” after losing its “dear” terrorist assets, President Bashar Assad told RT.

    Over the last couple of months, Israel has intensified its bombing of military infrastructure in Syria, arguing that the Iranian presence in the Arab Republic jeopardizes its own national security. However, Israel’s justification for its air strikes based on alleged Iranian assets is a “lie,” Assad told RT’s Murad Gazdiev in an exclusive interview.

    We don’t have Iranian troops,” Assad said. “We always said that we have Iranian officers, but they work with our army, we don’t have [Iranian] troops.”

    Some Israeli politicians have threatened to “liquidate” Assad and topple his government if Iran continues to operate in Syria and transfer weapons to the Lebanese Hezbollah. The Syrian president, however, has made it clear that he is not afraid of the threat. 

    “The Israelis have been assassinating, killing, occupying for decades now, for around seven decades, in this region, but usually they do all this without threatening. Now, why do they threaten in this way? This is panic, this is a kind of hysterical feeling because they are losing the ‘dear ones,’ the dear ones Al-Nusra and ISIS, that’s why Israel is panicking recently, and we understand their feeling,”
     Assad said.


    Rejecting claims that Syria’s air defenses are practically useless against Israeli jets, the 52-year-old Syrian leader said the old Soviet weapons were capable of repelling numerous IAF strikes and the US-led bombardment in April, when the US, Britain, and France fired over 100 cruise missiles at Syria.

    “Our air defense is much stronger than before, thanks to the Russian support and the recent attacks by the Israelis and by the Americans and British and French proved that we are in a better situation
    ” than at the start of the civil war seven years ago, he said. To protect the sovereignty of Syria, Assad vowed to “improve our air defense, this is the only thing we can do, and we are doing that.”

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https://news.antiwar.com/2018/02/19/israel-arming-at-least-seven-syrian-rebel-groups/

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-gives-secret-aid-to-syrian-rebels-1497813430

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https://www.rt.com/op-edge/395002-syria-israel-military-terrorism/

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https://www.rt.com/news/388580-israel-minister-assad-assassination/

Zionist war propaganda! Click on image for article.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Israeli-minister-calls-for-assassination-of-Syrians-Assad-490874

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-defense-minister-says-is-apologized-to-israel-for-november-clash/

ISIS is a creation of western Illuminist agencies: CIA, MI6, Israeli Mossad … ISIS is a Mossad asset not an enemy of Zionist ‘666’ Israel. Click on image for article.

http://news.antiwar.com/2016/06/21/israeli-intel-chief-we-dont-want-isis-defeated-in-syria/

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3315347/Watch-heart-pounding-moment-Israeli-commandos-save-Islamic-militants-Syrian-warzone-risking-lives-sworn-enemies.html

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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/188359#.VUw0TPmqqkr

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http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/New-UN-report-reveals-collaboration-between-Israel-and-Syrian-rebels-383926

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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