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Brexit is a failure and a tragedy, says EC chief Juncker

European commission president confirms Britain will get a bill for leaving, but said this did not represent a ‘punishment’<p>Brexit is “a failure and a tragedy”, the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said.<p>The EU’s most senior civil servant promised that Brussels would …

United Kingdom

George Soros 'loses' $1bn after bearish Trump trades

The billionaire investor George Soros has lost a reported $1bn by betting against the market during the rally that greeted Donald Trump’s election win.<p>Mr Soros, who famously bet against the pound on Black Wednesday, was caught on the wrong side of the rise in stocks and US government bond yields …

George Soros

With Trump and Putin, Europe is now between a rock and a hard place

European uncertainty over the US president-elect’s strategy will make it easier for Russia to exploit cracks in EU solidarity<p>European capitals have been busy sending discreet emissaries to New York to sound out Donald Trump’s intentions. Angela Merkel, who on 9 November delivered a blunt warning to …

Europe

Intelligence figures fear Trump reprisals over assessment of Russia election role

Wyden: CIA, agencies and Congress must ‘guard against political pressure’ Rex Tillerson: appointment that would confirm Putin’s US election win<p>Legislators overseeing the CIA and other intelligence agencies have told the Guardian they will be vigilant about reprisals from Donald Trump over an …

Donald Trump

75 Years of Pearl Harbor Lies

The legend of Pearl Harbor, re-used on 9/11, is responsible for the permanent war mentality of the past 75 years.The article 75 Years of Pearl Harbor …

Pearl Harbor

EU Faces New Refugee Crisis Amid Fears Over Turkey And Trump

The refugee agreement between Turkey and the EU could collapse amid threats from Ankara, and fears that a Trump administration will roll back US support. It risks bringing down the Greek government, and a domino effect across Europe.<p>ATHENS — The agreement between the EU and Turkey to resolve the …

North Africa

This Google Chrome Extension Changes ‘Alt-Right’ To ‘White Supremacist’

The Alt-Right has emerged as an inflammatory group in this election cycle, and many are quick to point out that the movement bears many similarities in belief to white supremacists. Born out of the ultra-right wing Breitbart, there is a movement brewing that is fighting against the normalization of …

Rights & Freedoms

A Hatred for Hindus

In February 1945 Winston Churchill had dinner with his secretary John Colville and Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris. Colville’s diary records …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

The U.S. Navy wants to go all in on the USS Ford-class aircraft carrier program. Less than a year...<p>The world’s largest automobile market is China, …

U.S. Air Force

Brexit might not happen at all, says Polish foreign minister

The Polish foreign minister has warned that the process of Britain leaving the European Union could take two to three years, or possibly never happen …

Greece Isn't 'Crying Wolf' on Debt Relief

It's biggest private creditor claims Greece is overstating its debt problem. That's dangerous.<p>Paul Kazarian says he’s spent “tens of millions of dollars” mobilizing a team of a hundred analysts to scrutinize Greece’s assets and liabilities. According to him, everyone else -- including the …

Europe

RBS fails Bank of England stress test

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has failed key hurdles in a Bank of England stress test, forcing the lender to draw up new plans in case of a …

Investing

Greek authorities say 70 migrants found in northern forest

Authorities in Greece say they have picked up about 70 migrants, including children, found in a forested area on the outskirts of the northern city of Thessaloniki.<p>The group, who said they were from Syria, told police Wednesday that they had crossed the Greek-Turkish border and had been transported …

Trump chooses conservative Georgia congressman, a harsh critic of Obamacare, to be Health secretary

President-elect<p>Donald Trumpplans to select House Budget Committee ChairmanTom Price(R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary, two people familiar with the decision said late Monday.<p>In picking Price, Trump tapped an arch-conservative lawmaker and leading critic of the<p>Affordable Care …

Donald Trump Says He Wants to Jail Flag-Burners — Even Though the Supreme Court Deemed the Practice Legal

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning that burning the American flag should be a crime punishable by jail time or “loss of …