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Category Archives: Geography of Europe

Russia’s Tatneft Operated In Crimea Despite U.S. Sanction Risk

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, Russia’s oil company Tatneft, one of the biggest in the country, operated in Crimea until very recently despite the risk of being blacklisted by the U.S., Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing Tatneft documents and a source close to the company. After the U.S. slapped sanctions on Russia over the […]

Sweden: More Signs The World’s Biggest Housing Bubble Is Cracking

We like to highlight that although Sweden’s property bubble is not the longest running (that accolade goes to Australia at 55 years), it is probably the world’s biggest, even though it gets relatively little coverage in the mainstream financial media. A month ago, we noted that SEB’s housing price indicator suffered its second biggest ever […]

Mysterious Turk At Center Of “Secret Gold” Trade With Iran, Vanishes From Federal Jail

While long forgotten for some, in the summer of 2014, we reported in detail on what appeared to be the biggest, most bizarre money-laundering scheme ever, involving Turkey trading "200 tons of secret gold" with Iran… The topic of Turkey's Oil-for-Gold 'deals' has not been far from our thoughts over the last few years (here, […]

NATO General Threatens “Consequences” For Turkey Buying Russian Air Defense System

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, In looking to upgrade their air defense system, Turkey had a choice: buying the advanced Russian S-400 systems, or more expensive, US-made alternatives. Turkey chose to buy Russian, and NATO isn’t happy. While NATO was initially just complaining the S-400 was incompatible with their own systems, top NATO General Petr […]

Spain PM Fires Catalan Government, Calls Snap Elections In Retaliation For Independence Vote

Update 4: In a live TV address to the nation, Spain's PM Rajoy just announced that it is a "sad day" in which Catalans showed "contempt" for democracy, and ignored the general interest; that the Catalan declaration is unacceptable to majority of Catalans, and that, as a result and as expected, he is firing Catalan […]

India ‘Elites’ Mimic Washington: Claim Russian ‘Twitter Troll’ Is Backing Opposition Party

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, The US-Indian Strategic Partnership has rapidly evolved to such a point that the Indian government is now obliquely hinting that Russian twitter trolls are backing the country’s opposition leader, showing that New Delhi is willing to say and do anything in order to further ingratiate itself with Washington […]

S&P Futures Flat, Spain Rebounds, Nikkei Closes At 21 Year High

S&P500 futures point to a slightly lower open, as Asian stocks rise to trade near decade highs, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 closing at highest since 1996. European stocks are little changed, with Spanish shares gaining after Catalan President rows back from an immediate declaration of independence. MSCI's all-world stocks index briefly hit a fresh record […]

WTF Headline Of The Day: Austria’s Burka Ban Leads To Arrest Of Man Dressed As Shark

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, A man dressed as a shark was arrested in Austria and officials cited the countries Burka ban. The man was working as a mascot for a McShark electronics store in Vienna when the arrest occurred. New restrictions came into effect in Austria at the beginning of the month banning […]

Spain’s Rajoy Ready To Trigger “Nuclear Option” As Hundreds Of Thousands Protest Against Independence In Barcelona

One week after the historic Catalan Independence Referendum vote reopened Europe’s populist Pandora Box of nationalist secession movements, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia’s capital Barcelona on Sunday to express their opposition to any declaration of independence from Spain, which according to Reuters showed “how divided the region is on […]

Exposing The Slimy Business Of ‘Russia-Gate’ (What The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You To Know)

Authored by Robert Parry via ConsortiumNews.com, As the U.S. government doles out tens of millions of dollars to 'combat Russian propaganda', one result is a slew of new 'studies' by 'scholars' and 'researchers' auditioning for the loot… The “Field of Dreams” slogan for America’s NGOs should be: “If you pay for it, we will come.” […]