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Tag Archives: United States

Mechanics of ‘Trump Bump’: Wall Street Outpaces Real Economy

Recent improvements in US economic sentiment stem from the expectations of positive effects of Trumponomics, whilst the real economy still faces downward risks produced by the legacy of the economic policies of the past White House administration. Kristian Rouz – This past week was marked by record highs set on Wall Street, with three main stock indices, the S&P 500, …

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Obama’s ‘Red Line’ on Syria Was a ‘Colossal Mistake’ – Former Security Adviser

Retired General Jim Jones, the first national security adviser to former US president Barack Obama, has fiercely criticized the president’s actions on Syria, calling it a “colossal mistake” to draw a “red line.” The former top security counsel to Obama said during an interview with CNN that the former president failed to live up to his threats to Syrian President …

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Trump to Uphold 2014 Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ Rights – White House

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The White House claimed Trump was the first Republican nominee to mention the LGBTQ community during his nomination acceptance speech. “The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump,” the release stated. It has previously been reported that the Trump administration was working on an executive …

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Iranian Ballistic Missile Test is a ‘Gift for Anti-Iranian Propaganda’

While Iran did not violate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with its recent test of a ballistic missile, it did provide United States President Donald Trump the imputes for further anti-Iranian propaganda, according to Vladimir Sazhin, senior research fellow at the Institute for Eastern Studies, at the Russian Academy of Sciences. On Monday, media reported that Iran had …

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‘Dead Hand’ and Bunkers: This is How Russia Can Survive Potential Nuclear Attack

United States intelligence and Strategic Command (STRATCOM) are working on a report evaluating the probability of the Russian and Chinese leadership to survive in the event of a nuclear strike, according to a section of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congress wants the document to contain descriptions of “the location and description of above-ground and underground facilities important …

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Real Reason Why Obama Was Not as Eager as Trump to ‘Knock the Hell Out of Daesh’

In the follow up to the phone conversation between Presidents Putin and Trump, where they agreed that a top priority in bilateral relations between Russia and the US is joining efforts in fighting their main threat, international terrorism, Russian political analyst Elena Suponina reviews why Barack Obama failed to pursue this agenda. On Saturday, Presidents Putin and Trump spoke over …

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Merkel: Struggle Against Terrorism Cannot Justify Trump’s Blanket Entry Ban

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Friday, Trump signed an executive order blocking all refugees from coming to the United States for 120 days and suspended the entry for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. “[Merkel] is convinced that even the necessary resolute struggle against terrorism does not justify placing people of a certain origin …

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‘Great Rebuilding’ of US Armed Forces Reflects ‘Distrust in NATO’

Commenting on President Trump’s executive order on Friday to launch what he called a “great rebuilding of the Armed Forces,” Russian political and military analysts told Sputnik that it underscores “distrust in NATO,” and the alliance’s capability of ensuring the security of America. On Friday, President Trump made his first visit to the Pentagon since his inauguration on January 20. There he announced …

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US to ‘Work Smarter’ at the UN – New US Ambassador

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The United States plans to change its approach to the United Nations and put emphasis on maintaining strong ties with its allies, new US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told reporters before presenting her credentials to the UN Secretary-General on Friday. “You are going to see a change in the way we do business. It’s no longer about working harder it’s about working smarter,” Haley said. “Have the …

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Weighing the Mnuchin Factor: Dollar Might Be Heading for Devaluation

The dollar is overvalued, US Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said, echoing the remarks made previously by President Donald Trump, suggesting the new administration might take conscious and coherent steps to devalue the greenback in order to boost domestic production. Kristian Rouz – As the new US administration begins to take shape, it is reconsidering the nation’s approach to foreign …

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