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In the news, Tuesday, May 29, 2018


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from Asia Times Online

Italy’s debt bubble pop heard around the world
The eurozone's third biggest economy is in a perilous state after voters revolted against the Establishment and elected populist parties. Italy’s debt is so large that the country can’t grow its way out of it.

Here’s why Pompeo’s 12 conditions on Iran deal have merit
Comply or face the consequences – that was the message sent from Washington to Tehran courtesy of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s 12 points on the Iran deal outlined in a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, on May 21. Pompeo’s 12 points or conditions – which are more like additional terms for a new deal – have merit, though many media outlets have been criticizing these points and trying to salvage the inadequate Iran nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington


from Sputnik
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California Testing New Electronic License Plates that ‘Annihilate Privacy’
California is trying out new controversial license plates that have privacy advocates up in arms. The problem? They come with their own computer chips and GPS technology – and all the tracking capabilities it brings.

Coach is Full of ‘Demons’: US Televangelist Wants $54 Million for New Jet
A Louisiana-based televangelist and prosperity minister asked his followers to donate money for a $54 million jet so that he can “go anywhere in the world in one stop.” In a video posted to his ministry's website last week, Jesse Duplantis, who is based in Destrehan, Louisiana, announced that the Jesse Duplantis Ministry has already paid for his three private jets in cash.

Hungary Mulls New Legislation to Outlaw Helping Illegal Migrants
Hungarian authorities are mulling new legislation that would criminalize helping illegal migrants seeking asylum. If the draft is adopted, it could result in any activity — from providing asylum-seekers with information to offering them food or legal consultations — being viewed as a crime. Commenting on the issue, Hungarian-American investor and billionaire George Soros said that each EU country should not be forced into accepting migrants. He also denied claims of his alleged support for illegal migration.

Turkey Ready to 'Make Concessions' to Buy Next-Gen Fighter Jets – Researcher
According to the Turkish Yeni Safak media outlet, Ankara is considering purchasing Russian Su-57 jets if the F-35 deal is blocked by the US. At the same time, Israeli media suggest that Tel Aviv wants Washington not to provide Ankara with critical F35 tech.

New Safeguards to Stop 'Reckless' UK Prime Ministers From Repeating Iraq Failure
Fifteen years after the UK PM Tony Blair committed Britain to war in Iraq without consulting "Foreign and Defence Secretaries, let alone the rest of the Cabinet," a new report says there are still no safeguards in place to prevent a Prime Minister "acting so recklessly again."


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