MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry plans on completing the construction of its military facilities on the islands of the Arctic as well as the creation of the infrastructure on the Kuril Islands in the Far East by the end of 2016, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday. Continue reading
- According to a classified document, the German government now estimates that Germany will receive as many as 1.5 million asylum seekers in 2015, including 920,000 in the last quarter of 2015 alone. With family reunifications, the actual number of asylum seekers could swell to more than 7 million. Separately, German authorities now estimate that at least 290,000 migrants and refugees have entered the country without being registered.
- “The behavior of these highly delinquent youths towards police officers can be characterized as aggressive, disrespectful and condescending. … When they are arrested, they resist and assault [police officers]. The youths have no respect for state institutions.” — Confidential report, leaked to Die Welt.
- In Berlin, a classified police report revealed that a dozen Arab clans hold reign over the city’s criminal underworld. The report says the clans, which are dedicated to dealing drugs, robbing banks and burglarizing department stores, run a “parallel justice system” in which they resolve disputes among themselves with mediators from other crime families. If the state gets involved, the clans use cash payments or threats of violence to influence witnesses.
- “For years the policy has been to leave the population in the dark about the actual crime situation… The citizens are being played for fools.” — André Schulz, head of the Association of Criminal Police.
- According to the President of the German Police Union, “In Berlin or in the north of Duisburg there are neighborhoods where colleagues hardly dare to stop a car — because they know that they’ll be surrounded by 40 or 50 men.” These attacks amount to a “deliberate challenge to the authority of the state — attacks in which the perpetrators are expressing their contempt for our society.”
Asylum seekers are driving a surge in violent crime in cities and towns across Germany. German authorities, however, are downplaying the lawlessness, apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiment. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) As news broke recently that Russian warplanes had dropped their first ordnance in civil-war-ravaged Syria, a noted Russian propaganda newspaper, the Komsomolskaya Pravda, was making a dire prediction: The U.S. will become embroiled in World War III by the end of 2015.
Only, it won’t be a war like the first two global conflagrations. The next world conflict will be waged economically, the article states, adding that, in fact, the first economic “shots” have already been fired.
The article, translated at the WatchingAmerica website, first claims that, during World War II, the U.S. “profited” by selling weapons to many of the countries involved in the conflict, “including the Soviet Union exclusively in exchange for gold.” Continue reading
An alternative to the U.S.-ran world has been planned for a while and now it’s already almost formed. All that’s missing is the putting together of a few final pieces, then deployment after a U.S. collapse and for the next world superpower(s) to fill the vacuum.
It was reported earlier that the Russian Central Bank was going to launch the system in autumn of 2015
VLADIVOSTOK, September 3. /TASS/. Russian payment system – alternative to SWIFT – will be finalized within six months, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev told TASS Thursday. Continue reading
TBILISI (Sputnik) — The first president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Jin Liqun, said Tuesday it would be his priority to ensure the bank is operational by the end of 2015.
“My main priority will be to finalize the operational and financial policies as well as to take practical steps which will help to launch the bank until the end of the year,” Jin Liqun said at a press conference following his election to the AIIB presidential post. Continue reading
Unquestionably, there is now an overwhelming majority of people who are predicting A Stock Market Crash In The Fall Of 2015. Most are centered on our target date plus or minus a few days. We are in a period where the central banks are against the wall and are indeed defenseless against any market implosion. Continue reading
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Navy will receive 17 warships and cutters, as well as 52 support vessels by the end of 2015, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday. Continue reading
Construction of the seventh and eighth Project 955/955A Borei-class nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine is expected to begin before the end of 2015 to meet the current programme of completing eight boats for the Russian Navy by the end of 2020. Continue reading
MOSCOW – Russian Air Force and Naval Aviation, the air branch of the Russian Navy, will receive 126 new military airplanes and 88 helicopters, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.
The Russian United Instrument Corporation (UIC) has constructed two prototype versions of reconnaissance and strike drones, code-named “Chirok,” and is currently preparing them for tests, a source at UIC told RIA Novosti Friday. Continue reading
In short, it’s past the the point of no return and will result in a global market crash — possibly in 2015. We’ve all heard this story before and it surely sounds like a repeat from the last ten years of warnings, however, you can now see the wheels falling off as the central banks throughout the world are running out of options. Moreover, the only option they have is what’s exponentially compounding the problem. You might wonder how they could be so dumb, but on the other side you know these are experts with years of experience handling the situation. This leads to the next question: Is destroying the economy intentional? You can’t make 300 mistakes in a row and be called an idiot.
Former BIS chief economist warns that QE in Europe is doomed to failure and may draw the region into deeper difficulties
The economic prophet who foresaw the Lehman crisis with uncanny accuracy is even more worried about the world’s financial system going into 2015.
Beggar-thy-neighbour devaluations are spreading to every region. All the major central banks are stoking asset bubbles deliberately to put off the day of reckoning. This time emerging markets have been drawn into the quagmire as well, corrupted by the leakage from quantitative easing (QE) in the West.
“We are in a world that is dangerously unanchored,” said William White, the Swiss-based chairman of the OECD’s Review Committee. “We’re seeing true currency wars and everybody is doing it, and I have no idea where this is going to end.” Continue reading
The year 2015 will be rife with conflict and turmoil to a degree not seen in decades. That’s the forecast from Eurasia Group, a consulting and research firm based in the United States that focuses on examining the affects of political events and trends on international markets.
“Geopolitics is back,” says the firm’s Top Risks 2015 report, published on January 5. “As 2015 begins, political conflict among the world’s great powers is in play more than at any time since the end of the Cold War,” the report noted. “Russia is lashing out, the Middle East is fragmenting, Islamic radicalism is expanding, and Europe faces challenges on all of these fronts.” Continue reading
Bill Gross, bond king, ousted executive, self-styled poet of the markets, has a bold, depressing prediction for 2015, and he’s not couching it in any of his usual metaphor: “The good times are over,” he wrote in his January investment outlook note. By the end of 2015, he goes on, “there will be minus signs in front of returns for many asset classes.”
Gross is putting himself way out on a limb: Not one of Wall Street’s professional forecasters predict the S&P 500 will drop in 2015. Their average estimate calls for an 8.1 percent rise. And while the global economy looks weak, the U.S. has been heating up, with GDP up 5 percent in the third quarter. Continue reading
VANCOUVER — Radioactivity from Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors has turned up off the British Columbia coast and the level will likely peak in waters off North America in the next year or two, according to a Canadian-led team that’s intercepted the nuclear plume.
The team’s seawater measurements reveal Fukushima radioactivity first showed up 1,500 kilometres west of British Columbia in June 2012, more than a year after the Japanese nuclear accident. Continue reading
Another day, another ‘glitch’.
The Pentagon’s fighter jet F-35 may not be fully operational until 2019 due to a newly discovered computer glitch. The $400 billion ultra-sophisticated jet, the most expensive in US history, was expected to enter service in 2015.
However, the most awaited plane’s main weapon will not be able to fire due to a computer glitch. The four-barreled rotary cannon for the Air Force version of the F-35 cannot function until new software is elaborated, despite jet scheduled to join the army this year.
“There will be no gun until [the Joint Strike Fighter’s Block] 3F [software], there is no software to support it now or for the next four-ish years,” an Air Force official affiliated with the F-35 program told the Daily Beast. “Block 3F is slated for release in 2019, but who knows how much that will slip?” Continue reading