Brazilian investors, putting hope once again over experience, have doubled the price of the preferred stock of the Petrobras oil company since January, even as Petrobras sells off assets to pay down debts.
As the formerly "most livable city" in Australia descends into a time of armed terror, a Melbourne paper supports stricter gun control laws.
A new study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that the economic impact of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa is “massive and persistent” and is responsible for soaring inflation, which hurts the value of currencies, and has resulted in a flood of refugees to neighboring nations.
As the United Nations becomes increasingly radical in its assaults on liberty and national sovereignty, the movement for free nations to leave the dictator-dominated UN has now officially arrived in Australia. Speaking on the floor of Parliament in his inaugural address, newly elected Senator Malcolm Roberts with the One Nation party said Australian values were under threat from “insidious” institutions such as the unelected UN. To deal with it, he called for an “OzExit.” In a passionate defense of freedom, Roberts also blasted privately owned central banks and the incestuous relationship between global mega-banks and Big Government.
Demanding more power, more money, and an EU Army, Jean Claude Juncker’s State of the European Union speech confirmed critics’ charges that the European Commission plans to grab all remaining powers away from the EU member states.
Yet another top military leader for the Islamic State, or ISIS, was exposed as having been trained by the U.S. government — this one as recently as 2014 and on American soil, according to media reports confirmed as accurate by the U.S. State Department. The new ISIS military also said in a video that he was secretly trained in Russia.
In an open letter to members of the United Nations Security Council, victims and political prisoners of the brutal communist regime that enslaved Bulgaria blasted Bulgarian communist and UN Secretary-General candidate Irina Bokova. In addition to highlighting Bokova's troubling communist background, the Bulgarian victims of communism also criticized a self-styled group of “Bulgarian intellectuals” who endorsed Bokova's “preposterous candidacy.” Among other concerns, the victims noted that almost all of the signatories on the endorsement letter were members of the Bulgarian Communist Party “and actively participated in all actions of the repressive Communist regime.”
As a U.S.-Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement between the opposing forces in the Syrian civil war is about to take effect on September 12, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a statement broadcast by state media, in which he said: “The Syrian state is determined to recover every area from the terrorists.”
United Nations “human rights” boss Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein appears to be cracking up as he violently and erratically lashes out at free markets, Western voters, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, gun rights, the nation-state, British Brexit leader Nigel Farage, Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, Czech President Milos Zeman, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, and other targets of what appears to be his deep-seated hatred. He also blasted Western voters concerned about open borders for their alleged “natural prejudice.”
North Korea announced on state-sponsored Korean Central Television (KCTV) on September 9 that the communist nation had conducted a “higher level” “nuclear explosion test” that “confirmed” certain features needed to mount such weapons on ballistic missiles.