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Category Archives: World history

Germany Owes Greece €185 Billion In WWII Reparations, Say German Researchers

Does Germany owe Greeks billions of euros in World War II reparations for the damages and the enforced loan during the occupation of the country by the Nazis? So far, Berlin has vehemently rejected any Greek claims. However, as Keep Talking Greece reports, two German researchers, who dug into the documents of the dispute, have […]

Forget About Catalonia And Brexit, The Next European Black Swan Could Be Transylvania

Via ValueWalk.com, Over the past 100 years, the borders in Central and Eastern Europe have been redrawn time and time again, often leaving groups of people separated from their home country by new borders. Although land often changed hands relatively peacefully, suddenly finding one-selves as an ethnic minority in a new country was bound to […]

Putin Blamed For Poland’s Bust-Up With Brussels

Russia-gate blame-scaping is accelerating across Europe… and now it is being embraced by none other than European Council President Donald Tusk. In what is an unprecedented attack by an EU leader on a member state’s sitting government, Bloomberg reports that Tusk explicitly suggests the ruling Law & Justice party is merely a 'puppet of Putin' […]

As Harvey Moves Inland, A New Storm Is Brewing Over The Atlantic

Via StockBoardAsset.com, The National Hurricane Center (NHC) will be initiating advisories at 11 AM AST, as the new area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic Ocean will develop into Tropical Storm Irma. Tropical Storm Irma will become the 9th storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season as it moves towards the Gulf of Mexico […]

Doug Casey On The End Of The Nation-State

Authored by Doug Casey via InternationalMan.com, There have been a fair number of references to the subject of “phyles” in Casey Research publications over the years. This essay will discuss the topic in detail. Especially how phyles are likely to replace the nation-state, one of mankind’s worst inventions. Now might be a good time to […]

Forbes Says Self-Reliant Homesteaders Are “Delusional” And “Mooching” Off “Civil Society”

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, It’s always interesting reading when someone smug and sanctimonious writes a clueless diatribe about another group of people being smug and sanctimonious. So when I saw that an economist for Moody’s and Forbes had written an op-ed calling self-reliant homesteaders “delusional,” I knew I’d be in […]

“In The Footsteps Of Rome” – Is Renewal Possible?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Once the shared memories of these values are lost, the Empire ceases to exist; there is nothing left to reform or renew. Is renewal / recovery from systemic decline possible? The history of the Roman Empire is a potentially insightful place to start looking for answers. As […]

Explosion At US Embassy In Ukraine After Device Thrown Inside Compound In “Terrorist Act”

Shortly after midnight local time on Thursday, an unknown attacker threw a device in the U.S. embassy compound in Ukraine’s capital Kiev which exploded. Nobody was injured, according to Reuters. Authorities have called the incident a terrorist act. Authorities in Kiev said in a statement that the incident occurred at 12:05 a.m. local time, and […]

EU Infighting: Merkel & Tusk Slam Juncker For Sabotaging Brexit Negotiations

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, EC vs EC Donald Tusk, president of the European Council went after Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission for Juncker’s leak of his dinner meeting with UK prime minister Theresa May. Following ill-fated dinner meeting, Juncker phoned Angela Merkel “Theresa May Lives in a Different Galaxy”. Someone, presumably Juncker’s […]

“We Are Ready, Together” – EU Leaders Proclaim First Brexit Victory, Agree “Firm” Negotiating Stance

European Union leaders have unanimously agreed the negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks with UK will be "firm and fair," and will begin on June 8th after the UK general election. As The BBC reports, EU officials said leaders burst into applause as the negotiating stance was waved through, with the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, […]