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USA: Trump Warns EU of ‘Tremendous Retribution’ Ahead of Trade Talks

  • Ruptly Published on Jul 18, 2018
    US President Donald Trump warned of possible “tremendous retribution” against the EU unless European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offers significant trade concessions next week. He made the statement during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Wednesday.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+17%3A16&version=NKJV

Revelation 17:3~6, .. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.(a) 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/is-washington-dc-the-city-of-7-hills-the-endtimes-babylon-city-2/

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July 20, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

European Commission Chief: Trump Efforts to Split EU “in Vain”

  • PressTV Published on Jul 19, 2018
    The European Commission chief has slammed US tariffs on EU imports, saying such efforts to split the block on trade are QUOTE in vain. Jean-Claude Juncker stressed that the European Union and its single market are indivisible. Juncker is set to meet Donald Trump next week to convince the U-S president to drop tariffs on metals and avoid further duties on cars. Trump imposed duties of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum in March, but gave temporary exemptions to the E-U. The exemptions were, however, lifted in June, prompting E-U retaliatory tariffs. Trump is now considering whether to impose levies on European cars.

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July 19, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

US Sanctions Against Iran

July 19, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Europe Plans Bank Accounts For Iran To Ease Repatriation Of Oil Revenues

  • Europe Plans Bank Accounts For Iran To Ease Repatriation Of Oil Revenues
    by https://en.radiofarda.com/
    The Wall Street Journal quoted “several European officials” on July 16 as having said that three European states are about to open new accounts or activate old accounts for the Iranian Central Bank in spite of US sanctions in what it described as “the first concrete sign that Europe could deliver on its promise” to sustain the Iranian nuclear deal.

    Iran, in return, would need to implement legislation to meet anti-money-laundering standards set by an international watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the officials said. This comes while last week Iranian hardliners overturned the Rouhani administration’s decision to join the FATF.

    “The French, British and German governments have told Iran they are exploring activating accounts for the Iranian central bank with their national central banks in a bid to open a financial channel to keep alive the Iranian nuclear deal, according to several European officials,” wrote the Wall Street Journal.

    The WSJ article, however, noted that the measure would set European governments squarely against the Trump administration sanction policy aimed at isolating Tehran economically.

    US President Donald Trump reiterated on the same day in an interview with Fox News that the nuclear deal with Iran the US withdrew from in May “is good for a lot of countries that do business with Iran, but it is not good for this country [U.S.] and it is not ultimately good for the world.”

    Iran stayed in the nuclear deal with the West, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the US withdrawal, but said it will remain in the deal if the remaining parties to the deal would guarantee Tehran’s benefits.

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei further conditioned Iran’s staying in the deal to Europe’s offering “practical guarantees” for Iran to benefit from the JCPOA and to secure its oil exports and revenues.

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July 19, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Nuclear Deal: US Delivers HUGE BLOW to EU Firms by Rejecting Sanctions Exemption

  • Iran Nuclear Deal: US Delivers HUGE BLOW to EU Firms by Rejecting Sanctions Exemption
    by JOE BARNES, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, https://www.express.co.uk/
    THE European Union has been dealt a huge blow by the United States after Washington refused desperate pleas by Brussels for an exemption to European firms from sanctions on Iran.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused any exemption requests, insisting the US wants to maintain “unprecedented” pressure on Tehran. After ripping up American participation in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Donald Trump ordered sections to be imposed on Tehran. A number of major European companies have business with Iran but have been forced to lower their involvement in Tehran in order not to risk business prospects with the US.

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July 17, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

German FM: We Can No Longer Completely Rely on White House

  • German FM: We Can No Longer Completely Rely on White House
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    The statement comes a day after US President Donald Trump said he considered the European Union a “foe” while referring to “unfair” trade practicies.

    Speaking to the Funke newspaper, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that in order to “maintain our partnership with the USA we must readjust it.” “We can no longer completely rely on the White House,” he stated, adding, “The first clear consequence can only be that we need to align ourselves even more closely in Europe.”

    According to the top official, “Europe must not let itself be divided however sharp the verbal attacks and absurd the tweets may be,” apparently alluding to a thread of posts by President Trump on the US-EU trade spat.

    Earlier in the day, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini stated that the US remained a “friend” of the bloc, adding that “a change in the administration does not change the friendship between countries and peoples.”

    “If I was a journalist, I would probably ask him who does he consider his friends. We have very clear in mind who our friends are, the United States for sure and I have said many times that a change in the administration does not change the friendship between countries and peoples. And for sure, we consider the United States friends, partners – close friends and partners. We will always do that,” she said.

    Their statements came shortly after the US president blasted the 28-member bloc’s trading practices in an interview with CNS News. “I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do us in trade. Now you wouldn’t think of the European Union but they’re a foe,” he said.

    Trump has on multiple occasions criticized his allies and partners for imposing “unfair” tariffs on US goods, and introduced steep duties on steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) imports from a number of countries, including EU member-states. In a reciprocal move, the EU imposed tariffs on “iconic” US goods, such as jeans, motorbikes, whiskey, worth 2.8 billion dollars ($3.3 billion).

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July 17, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Refuses European Requests for Exemptions from Its New Sanctions on Iran

  • U.S. Refuses European Requests for Exemptions from Its New Sanctions on Iran
    by Dan De Luce, Abigail Williams and Andrea Mitchell, https://www.nbcnews.com/
    “We will seek to provide unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime,” the U.S. said, rebuffing Britain, France, and Germany.

    WASHINGTON — The United States has rejected an appeal from Britain, France and Germany to grant broad exemptions to European firms doing business in Iran, saying it would press ahead with sanctions intended to exert “unprecedented” economic pressure on the Tehran regime, U.S. and Western officials told NBC News.

    Replying to a June 4 letter from the European powers, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote that the Trump administration would not agree to wide-ranging protections for European companies operating in Iran and instead would grant only limited exceptions based on national security or humanitarian grounds, the officials said.

    The stern message comes as the White House has ratcheted up its rhetoric toward Iran, accused Tehran of plotting terrorist attacks in Europe and vowed to hammer the country’s economy.

    The letter from the Trump administration marks the latest dispute in an increasingly tense U.S. relationship with European allies, aggravated by the president’s harsh criticism of NATO partners this week during his visit to Brussels.

    Having pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, the Trump administration plans to reimpose an array of economic sanctions on Iran, including measures designed to cut off Tehran’s financial sector from Western banks. A first wave of sanctions will enter into force by an August deadline, and then another wave will hit in November.

    The Iran nuclear deal, which had imposed restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program in return for easing economic sanctions, had “failed to guarantee the safety of the American people,” the letter said, according to U.S. and Western officials.

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July 16, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Hits China with Fresh Tariffs on Goods

  • RT America Published on Jul 11, 2018
    The Trump administration released a list of Chinese exports worth $200 billion that it plans to imposed with 10-percent tariffs. The Chinese commerce ministry has slammed the US plan to impose tariffs as totally unacceptable, promising a mirror response to defend its national interests.

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July 13, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , | 1 Comment

THE GLOBAL TRIGGER: Are Trade Wars Just a Cover for Hyper-Inflation, Global Financial-Monetary Reset? by Lynette Zang

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July 13, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Vows to ‘Kill’ US-UK Trade Deal if May Goes Forward With ‘Soft’ Brexit

  • Trump Vows to ‘Kill’ US-UK Trade Deal if May Goes Forward With ‘Soft’ Brexit
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – President Donald Trump in an interview said the United States would kill any unilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom if UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU implement a Brexit compromise arrangement.

    “If they [UK] do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal,” Trump told The Sun newspaper on Thursday when asked about May closing her Brexit agreement with the EU.

    May’s plan which sees the United Kingdom staying in the EU Customs Union under a facilitated arrangement has caused a ministerial exodus and put the government in crisis as the prime minister prepares to meet with Trump later today.

    Trump also pointed out that former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, one of the ministers who quit the government this week to protest the May’s plans to maintain a close trading relationship with the EU after Brexit, would make a great prime minister. “I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister…. I think he’s got what it takes,” Trump said, adding that UK Prime Minister Theresa May was “a nice person.”

    Theresa May is host to Trump for four days this week on his first official visit to the British soil. UK Prime Minister’s office announced earlier that the two leaders would discuss a range of foreign policy issues, including Russia, the situation in the Middle East, trade relations and Brexit.

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July 13, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Doubles Down: Threatens Sanctions On European Investors In Russian Pipeline

  • Trump Doubles Down: Threatens Sanctions On European Investors In Russian Pipeline
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    With less than a week to go before President Trump is scheduled to meet with President Putin in Helsinki, the State Department has decided to renew its pressure campaign on Western businesses invested in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany.

    According to Reuters, the State Department has doubled down on previous warnings to Europe, most recently in May when Trump gave Merkel an ultimatum to drop the Russian gas pipeline, and has been “making it clear” to firms involved with “the Russian energy export pipeline sector” that they’re at risk of being sanctioned.

    “We have been clear that firms working in the Russian energy export pipeline sector are engaging in a line of business that carries sanctions risk,”
     a spokesman for the U.S. State Department told Reuters.


    “We believe it (the pipeline) would undermine Europe’s overall energy security and stability by providing Russia another tool for the political coercion of European countries, especially Ukraine. Russia understands that this project is dividing Europe, and is using that to its advantage.”

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July 12, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Totally Unacceptable’: Beijing Vows Retaliation If US Taxes $200bn of Chinese Goods

  • ‘Totally Unacceptable’: Beijing Vows Retaliation If US Taxes $200bn of Chinese Goods
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The Chinese commerce ministry has slammed the US plan to impose tariffs on additional imports worth some $200 billion as totally unacceptable, promising a mirror response to defend its national interests.

    “The Chinese side is shocked by the actions of the US,”
     a statement on the ministry’s website declared. “In order to safeguard the core interests of the country and the fundamental interests of the people, the Chinese government will, as always, have to make the necessary counter-measures.”

    Calling Washington’s behavior irrational, Beijing warned that the US is, in the first instance, hurting itself with protectionist measures and constant attacks on free trade. “At the same time, we call on the international community to work together to safeguard the rules of free trade and the multilateral trading system and jointly oppose trade hegemony,”it added.


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July 12, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , | 1 Comment

US-China Trade Negotiations Have Collapsed

  • US-China Trade Negotiations Have Collapsed
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    High-level trade negotiations between Beijing and Washington have “ground to a halt” following Trump’s dramatic escalation proposing an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, Bloomberg reports.

    After three rounds of formal negotiations led by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, communications between senior members of the Trump and Xi administrations have collapsed – with no immediate plans to restart formal talks.

    The diplomatic impasse makes it unlikely the two countries will stand down anytime soon from an intensifying trade war that is roiling financial markets and threatening the broadest global upswing in years. The Trump administration on Tuesday released a proposed list of an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods to be hit with tariffs. China’s Commerce Ministry said the tariffs, which cover everything from refrigerators to handbags, are “totally unacceptable.” –Bloomberg

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July 12, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , | Leave a comment

US to Impose Extra Tariffs on $200bn of Chinese Imports. The Heat: US-China Trade War Escalates

  • PressTV Published on Jul 10, 2018
    Washington has decided to slap additional tariffs on 200 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports, as trade tensions escalate between China and the United States. U-S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says tariffs of 10 percent could be imposed as soon as September in response to Beijing’s retaliatory measures against earlier U-S tariffs. The move has faced criticism from American officials and lawmakers. The U-S Chamber of Commerce says the proposed measure would ultimately hurt American families. The Republican chairman of the U-S Senate Finance Committee says the move is reckless. The U-S president has long criticized China for what he calls unfair trade practices.

  • CGTN America Published on Jul 10, 2018
    The United States hits China with a new list of an additional $200 billion on Chinese products to be hit with tariffs. To discuss the new tariffs, Afshin Molavi, a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Foreign Policy Institute; Michael Johns, the Co-founder of the National Tea Party movement; Jessica Stone, CGTN’s White House Correspondent; Victor Gao, the director of the China National Association of International Studies.

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July 12, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , | Leave a comment

Israel Closure of Vital Gaza Commercial Border Takes Effect

  • Al Jazeera English Published on Jul 10, 2018
    The UN has criticised Israel’s closure of the primary passageway for basic goods to residents of the besieged Gaza Strip. Tel Aviv made the move in response to Palestinians launching incendiary kites across the border. Only humanitarian aid, medical supplies and food are being allowed in. Hamas leaders say shutting the Karam Abu Salem crossing is a crime against the Palestinian people.

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

This Satanic symbol has nothing to do with King David, the greatest king of Israel. It is the Satanic Hexagram from which we get the word ‘Hex’ ie. to curse or cast a spell ! 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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July 11, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment