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China overstated its nominal and real GDP for at least 9 years and by 2 percentage points on average
DOWNLOAD Download the conference draft » ABSTRACT China’s national accounts are based on data collected by local governments. However, since local governments are rewarded for meeting growth and in…
globalGameOfThrones  governmentLies 
11 days ago by joeybaker
US To Russia: ‘Crimea Is Ukraine And Must Be Returned To Ukraine’s Control’
In a statement published Wednesday, the State Department issued a stern warning to Russia over its claims regarding the disputed territory of Crimea. The statement — signed by President Donald ...
globalGameOfThrones 
19 days ago by joeybaker
Indian Air Force Carries Out Strike On Terror Camp in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir
India carried out pre-dawn air strikes on terror training camps across the Line of Control on Tuesday, two weeks after 40 soldiers were killed in a terror attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama. At around 3:30 this morning, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia  globalUnrest 
21 days ago by joeybaker
Germany refuses to bow to UK pressure to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Foreign minister says ‘we will make future decisions depending on how the Yemen conflict develops’
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
25 days ago by joeybaker
Multiple Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with White House Efforts to Transfer Sensitive U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S.
trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
27 days ago by joeybaker
Huawei cloning Apple parts, rewarding employees for tech theft
China’s Huawei uses “dubious” tactics to try to reverse engineer technology from Apple and other competitors in the electronics market, a report charged on Monday.
corporateCompetition  corporateCorruption  globalGameOfThrones 
28 days ago by joeybaker
Qatar admits it ‘unwittingly’ bailed out New York skyscraper owned by Jared Kushner’s family
When news emerged that Qatar may have unwittingly helped bail out a New York skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, eyebrows were raised in Doha. Kushner, a senior White House adviser, was a close ally of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – a key architect of a regional boycott against Qatar, which Riyadh accuses of sponsoring terrorism. Doha denies the charge. Brookfield, a global property investor in which the …
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  globalGameOfThrones 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Russia offered North Korea a nuclear power plant to interfere with Trump's negotiations, report reveals
The deal would have allegedly seen Russia operate the plant and ship all nuclear waste back to Russia as a guarantee that the material couldn’t be used to make weapons.
globalGameOfThrones 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
A Trump insider got a board position right after the US lifted sanctions on a Russian company
Christopher Bancroft Burnham, who was on Donald Trump’s transition team, has joined En+ Group—which has been part of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s holdings
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  globalGameOfThrones 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump Administration Neglects To Implement Required Russia Sanctions, Saying There’s ‘No Deadline’
The State Department is not saying when it will implement the sanctions, noting that there is no deadline in the law for imposing them.
trumpCorruption  globalGameOfThrones 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Venezuela President Maduro breaks relations with US, gives American diplomats 72 hours to leave country
The news comes after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country’s interim president.
globalGameOfThrones  globalUnrest 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
China reduces army by half, increases size of navy and air force as part of an "unprecedented" strategic shift.
China News: China’s military, the world’s largest force, has cut the size of its land-based army by about 50 per cent and significantly boosted its navy and air f
globalGameOfThrones  militaryTactics 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Russia says Ukraine may no longer be a country soon
Russia’s security chief said that Kiev’s reliance on Western support may contribute to Ukraine’s loss of statehood.
globalGameOfThrones 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Poland arrests Huawei employee over spying allegations.
The news is likely to be another headache for Huawei, which has become enshrouded in controversy following the arrest of CFO Meng Wanzhou.
globalGameOfThrones 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Venezuela congress names new leader, calls Nicolas Maduro illegitimate
The new leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly has called Nicolas Maduro a dictator whose legitimacy has run out. Juan Guaido also said congress aimed to restore constitutional order.
authoritarianism  globalGameOfThrones  globalUnrest 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Xi Jinping says Taiwan "must and will be" reunited with China
China’s leader calls for peaceful unification, but says China reserved the right to use force.
globalGameOfThrones 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use.
India has committed $3B in aid to Afghanistan since US-led forces toppled the extremist Taliban regime after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks
trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump admin to lift sanctions on firms owned by Russian oligarch Deripaska
The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it would lift financial sanctions on Deripaska’s aluminum company, United Co. Rusal, in 30 days after Deripaska agreed to signficantly reduce his ownership.
trumpIncompetence  trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  globalGameOfThrones 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina admits to engaging in conspiracy against US
Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday morning to attempting to infiltrate Republican political circles and influence US relations with Russia before and after the 2016 presidential election.
globalGameOfThrones 
december 2018 by joeybaker
Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel after 2016 election
Those bookings have fueled a pair of federal lawsuits alleging Trump violated the Constitution by taking improper payments from foreign governments.
corruption  trumpCorruption  globalGameOfThrones 
december 2018 by joeybaker
Russia 'fires on and seizes Ukraine ships'
Ukraine is set to declare martial law after saying six crew members were hurt in the naval incident.
globalGameOfThrones 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Crops are rotting in fields as Trump’s trade war bites US farmers
The problem is worst for soybean farmers, as China generally buys around 60% of US crop.
agriculture  globalGameOfThrones  trumpIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
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