Sunday, August 20, 2017

Economic News & Views....August 21 , 2017....Quick Hits For Sunday -1) UK Political Round Up For Sunday , UK Departure & Brexit Items. 2) Greece In Focus - Domestic Politics & Economic Items. 3) Europe Broadly : Spain Updates On Last Week's Terror Attacks ; Italy - Migration Concerns To Consider ; France News Of Note ; Germany - Tangling With Erdogan Again ; Austria - Also Tangling With Erdogan ; Finland Terror Incident In Focus ; Additional Items Of Note. 4) US Politics To Consider For Sunday - Wide Sweep Of Recent Hot Button Topics. 5) Odds & Ends - North Korea , Iraq , Syria & Libya In Primary Focus !



UK.....


Terror concern from vehicle rental...





Brexit bump !




Observer Poll data To consider .....




Trump concerns factor into UK-US Trade Deal...



Domestic politic item...




NHS Item to consider...




Brexit News !





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Yeah yeah




A crucial point on Brexit & UK/EU dispute settlement: Davis seems willing to accept EFTA Court. I'll blog on this when govt paper comes out.





You supported a Referendum, supported Brexit, opposed Brexit, accepted the outcome and are now suggesting a 2nd ref. Zero credibility!





Brexit Secretary David Davis heads today's Top Ten Must Reads



Greece.....




Tsipras looks to press the reset button and stop slide




Basic fixed-line contract heading for extinction





Supermarkets claim provinces





EFKA faced with crash test







Macron visit gives Tsipras chance to build ties, refocus




Greek industrial turnover up by 8.1 pct in June for eighth consecutive rise






Greek primary cash balance posts deficit of 46 mln at end of July






President Pavlopoulos Brings Back Germany’s WWII Reparations Issue




Local News.....



Germany...



Neo-Nazi marchers in Berlin matched by counterprotesters




Erdogan warns German foreign minister to 'know your limits'





German-Turkish writer held in Spain on Turkey's order






Turkey slams 'arrogant' German reaction to Erdogan poll call




Finland...



NBI: Suspected assailant has begun to speak to investigators, likely to be remanded on Monday.





President Niinistö: This weekend came to






police investigating stabbing spree as terrorism



Slovakia.....



Slovakia eyes kingpin Visegrad role amid EU tensions




Austria.....



Austria's Kurz: Keep out of Europe's elections,





France.....



Fire strands thousands of rail passengers in southern France




Months after France elected him in a landslide, Emmanuel Macron’s domestic approval has fallen to Trump-like levels




What French President Macron's Dispute With Chinese Trade Could Mean For Asia




Italy



Italy anti-terror expulsions top 200







Anti migrant boat C-star claims it achieved its mission




Spain....




Spain attack fugitive whereabouts unknown as Barcelona mourns





120 gas canisters found for 'one or more' attacks in Barcelona: police




Spain releases Dogan , German author detained on Turkish warrant





After terror attack, Barcelona under fire over security barrier




US Politics....




US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis confirms the administration had decided on a new strategy for






Dem lawmaker: Trump's presidency is unraveling before our eyes




THE MEMO: GOP fears that Trump has significantly damaged the party





No White House officials appear on Sunday political shows after week of controversy




Bannon's security clearance may prevent Breitbart News from publishing classified information







JUST IN: Trump ends key climate change advisory committee: report





Dershowitz: Special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation is a threat to democracy




Bannon on Trump White House: No administration in history has ever been so divided




Trump ally blasts congressional leaders






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Mnuchin refuses to resign after hundreds of former classmates urge him to





Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, facing calls for resignation, defends Trump




Analysis: The First Amendment is under threat—and you should be worried




Odds & Ends....



North Korea....



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Kim Jong Un says he 'will watch foolish Yankees' and warns of 'merciless strike' due to the military exercise carried out by US & SK.




Ulchi-Freedom Guardian military exercise with the US & SK will start today.





Despite the rhetoric, a pre-emptive strike on Pyongyang remains unlikely any time soon





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North Korea warns US of a "merciless strike" due to America's "reckless behavior"




slams South Korea's decision to deploy additional launch pads





How new lead, iron sanctions could cut $200 million from N. Korea’s trade revenue





China implements UN restrictions on N. Korean coal, iron, seafood






Iraq....





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forces have liberated 13 villages & continue to rapidly advance toward Tal Afar west . Tal Afar - Muhalbyia road have been cut.





Tal Afar map update 13 villages liberated today, significant gains from the west and southwestern axes.





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Iraqi Armed Forces and PMU took control of Zambar-Ibrahim mountain and cut off supply route between Tal Afar and Al-Muhallabiyah





Syria....




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103km separate Syrian Army from DeirEzzor and Albo Kamal





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| Russian warplanes conducted airstrikes on Al-Atshana and Muqlah villages





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also, Tiger Forces are very close to Al-Taybah village






Syrian Arab Army captured Jubb Dukaylah al Janubi, Dakilah and Umm Hartayn Map:









| Continued clashes between and in the Cemetery of Deir ez-Zor, Aloush Hill and Al-Hawikah. 20 IS fighters were killed





Libya...



Ali Zeidan still languishing in prison, accused of embezzling gov. funds.





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Unacceptable. Former prime minister still held by armed group in Tripoli









’s Aguila Saleh Issa (speaker of ’s HoR) in official visit in .








Su L'Espresso in edicola oggi scrivo di come politiche sbagliate sull'immigrazione ci leghino le mani. E di come ci siano alternative
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L'Espresso on newsstands today I write about how wrong policies on immigration we bind her hands. And how there are alternatives









France, UK and US welcome LNA Wafarli murders' probe as Saiqa members seem to back him -