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Putin says Russia is ready for another Cuban Missile Crisis if the US wants one and has the edge with a first strike

“MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike” reports businessinsider.com. More than five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the United States might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe, as a landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty unravels. Source: businessinsider.com

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Putin to USA: I’m ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if want one…

“The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a U.S. missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war” writes Min Read for reuters.com. More than five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the United States might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a landmark Cold war-era arms control treaty unravels.MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis…

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Facing Your Mid-Career Crisis

“One form of mid-career crisis turns on excessive investment in projects, prizing the next achievement and the next” reports hbr.org. Odds are, the pattern of your past career is more complex.The data on life satisfaction is consistent with earlier research specific to work.Midlife is not too late: The mid-career crisis can be a spur to radical, vitalizing change. Source: hbr.org

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Global debt is not yet at financial crisis levels — but could be set for an explosion with China leading the way

“Global debt is at elevated levels, but isn’t high enough to draw comparisons with the 2008 financial crisis just yet” writes Callum Burroughs for businessinsider.com. The danger of not adjusting debt levels could have a severe impact on already slowing global growth. Emerging markets are seeing a boom in private sector debt Oxford Economics/Haver Analytics. Emerging markets have been the main driver of this trend with debt levels in major growing economies such as China increasing rapidly in the past decade.Since 2015, world private sector debt has risen by around…

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China hides its economic crisis behind a great wall of lies

“The second report indicates that China’s exports are resurging well above economic analysis” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Two CNN reports on Thursday suggest that China has good reason to play hardball with U.S. trade negotiators.Attempting to pressure U.S. companies into asking the White House to cut a China-friendly trade deal, China has been pushing its citizens to buy Huawei over Apple. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Immigration groups blame Trump for manufacturing a border ‘crisis’

“The most pressing immigration issue we confront at the border is one that the president himself has manufactured by unlawfully turning away asylum seekers and cruelly separating parents from their children” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Groups opposed to President Trump’s immigration agenda charged Friday that the president is trying to create the illusion of a border crisis to justify emergency spending on a wall between the United States and Mexico. “Today’s national emergency declaration so soon after Congress reached agreement on border security makes clear that the president is trying to create…

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Endless crises in the capitalist system

“TEHRAN – The economic crisis in the United States and the European Union continues fact is that the capitalist system is unable to solve the economic crisis” reports tehrantimes.com. In these meetings, a solution to the economic crisis in the international system has not been presented.In the meantime, there is essentially no opportunity for convergence among G20 members to face the current economic crisis in the international system. Source: tehrantimes.com

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Climate and economic risks ‘threaten 2008-style systemic collapse’

“These processes amplify and interact with existing social and economic problems, potentially threatening systemic collapse similar to the 2008-9 financial crisis” writes Jonathan Watts for theguardian.com. Last month, the top three global risks identified by the World Economic Forum were extreme weather, climate policy failure and natural disasters.The lack of diversity weakens resilience to the growing risks of climate disruption, soil deterioration, pollution and pollinator loss.The gathering storm of human-caused threats to climate, nature and economy pose a danger of systemic collapse comparable to the 2008 financial crisis, according to…

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