Germany sees Russia as stable energy partner as US demands Europe dump Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Europe should stop backing a Russia-led project to deliver natural gas to the continent, according to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. However, not all the European nations agree. Earlier this week, Mitchell urged the European countries not to “deepen the energy dependence” on Russia, saying that supporting projects […]

Twitter publishes dump of accounts tied to Russian, Iranian influence campaigns

Enlarge / This image was the profile banner of one of the accounts allegedly run by the Internet Research Agency, the organization that ran social media “influence campaigns” in Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and the US dating back to 2009. (credit: A Russian Troll) Twitter has released a data store of posts from 3,841 accounts that […]

Kim Dotcom says dump 'worthless' dollar in favor of gold & crypto as US debt spirals out of control

Controversial internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has called for the ditching of the US dollar, which, he says, is doomed to depreciation, and investing into gold and cryptocurrencies. The huge US debt will destroy the American economy and lead to a global economic collapse, which is just around the corner, the founder of the now defunct […]

Watch dump truck with raised trailer smack bridge at highway speed

What happens when a raised dump trailer full of canola seed collides with a bridge in the rain at highway speeds? Watch to find out. This happened at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, according to the Montreal Gazette. The truck was traveling along Highway 40 with its trailer completely raised when it smashed into a […]

China said it could dump US Treasurys — but that’s an empty threat

President Donald Trump announced $ 50 billion of tariffs on China last week.  Ambassador Cui Tiankai said China will take “all measures necessary,” possibly including cutbacks on purchases of US Treasurys. China only holds 5.50% of US treasurys and, in recent years, has already been slowing down its purchases. “We are looking at all options.” […]