Turkish currency's freefall rocks world equity markets, euro

Turkish currency's freefall rocks world equity markets, euro

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – A plunge in the Turkish lira rocked global equities and emerging markets on Friday and fear of further fallout sent investors scurrying for safety in assets like the yen and U.S. government bonds. European shares and a gauge of global equity markets closed down more than 1 percent, while Wall Street […]

Rees-Mogg ready to face world after total makeover|Humor

Conservative curiosity Jacob Rees-Mogg is reported to be ready to face the word under his new identity of Jake ‘The Geezer’ Moggster, after spending a week at an exclusive boot camp in an attempt to reinvent himself as a right tough-nut. The move comes as a prelude to making an attempt at grabbing the party […]

Pussy Riot face charges of illegal use of uniforms after World Cup pitch invasion

Pussy Riot face charges of illegal use of uniforms after World Cup pitch invasion

A Moscow magistrate has charged four members of Pussy Riot with the illegal wearing of police uniforms after they stormed the pitch disguised as cops during the World Cup final. The decision was made Friday by the magistrate in the Moscow district of Khamovniki, the location of the Luzhniki stadium where the France-Croatia showpiece took […]

Fears grow that Ross Kemp may explode if England reach World Cup Final|Humor

Police have issued a warning to the public not to approach former EastEnders actor Ross Kemp in the event of England qualifying for the World Cup semi- final and beyond. The move comes after Kemp posted a video of himself celebrating England’s penalty shoot-out victory against Columbia in which the 53 year-old’s head appears to […]

The rich world needs higher real wage growth

The rich world needs higher real wage growth

CENTRAL bankers and economists have spilled much ink in recent years on the question of why wages have not grown more. The average unemployment rate in advanced economies is 5.3%, lower than before the financial crisis. Yet even in America, the hottest rich-world economy, pay is growing by less than 3% annually. This month the […]

All Over the World, People Love Bootleg Moonshine and Hate Taxes

All Over the World, People Love Bootleg Moonshine and Hate Taxes

One enduring image of Prohibition is that of people sipping bathtub gin—illegal booze of dubious quality and safety, cooked up to satisfy the thirst of drinkers in an America that tried to ban alcoholic beverages. Bathtub gin was the result of regulators trying to eliminate access to a popular product—inevitably inviting supply to meet demand […]

Rod Stewart Clowns Argentina for Pathetic World Cup Run

Rod Stewart Clowns Argentina for Pathetic World Cup Run

Rod Stewart Clowns Argetina … For Pathetic World Cup 6/25/2018 6:34 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Wanna see Rod Stewart mock Argentina for sucking in the World Cup and then defend Sweden?  Great, you’re gonna love this clip!  The singer — who’s a MASSIVE soccer fan — hit up Delilah for dinner over the weekend, when he […]

Russians’ interest in World War Two on the rise, poll shows

Russians’ interest in World War Two on the rise, poll shows

The majority of Russians remember the date on which Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union and about a third can quote stories from relatives who took part in WWII, according to a recent poll. The state-run public opinion research center VTSIOM released the results of their latest study concerning the history and legacy of WWII […]

North Korea – Sabotage & the US-China Conspiracy to Rule the World

North Korea – Sabotage & the US-China Conspiracy to Rule the World

The race is on between Donald Trump and the Democrats.  Who can screw up Asia quicker? Can the Democrats sabotage Trump’s North Korea deal first?  Or will Trump win the race to burn China, the rest of Asia, and the world economy to the ground with his $ 100 billion trade war trash fire? Meanwhile, […]

Will Ukraine Invade Donbas During the Soccer World Cup?

Will Ukraine Invade Donbas During the Soccer World Cup?

In the eighty-fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the frontpage articles from four Russian newspapers: Komsomolskaya Pravda, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Moskovsky Komsomolets. He examines the chances of an invasion of the Donbas region by the Ukrainian military during the Soccer World Cup which starts in Russia on June 14. […]

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