The Duran

2019 Oct 14 - 6:38pm
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how the UK appears to be willing to make concessions to its plans for the Northern Ireland border after Brexit. This follows a meeting last week at a country house in the north-west of England, between Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar, where the two leaders agreed that there is a “pathway to a possible Brexit deal.” Surprising many...
Tags: Video, Angela Merkel, EU, brexit, Ireland
2019 Oct 14 - 6:38pm
President Trump was right again. According to a new Fox News piece published late Sunday evening, Kurdish forces negotiated a deal with Damascus to face off Turkey’s offensive. Russia is involved in the dealmaking as well. The New York Times reported that the deal– which was announced Sunday evening– would enable President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to attempt to regain a foothold in the country’s northeast. The...
Tags: Russia, turkey, Syria, Kurds
2019 Oct 14 - 2:46pm
Submitted by Steve Brown… If on October 10th a Saudi vessel had been struck by a missile in the Red Sea there is absolutely no doubt that US State and its major media outlets would immediately identify Iran as the culprit. So far, we’ve seen no hysteria from US State claiming that Iran was the source of the attack on the Sabiti tanker, originally claimed to be the Sinopa. Despite a spreading oil spill related to the attack, according...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Iran, oil tanker
2019 Oct 13 - 10:13pm
Via RT… US President Donald Trump has promised to work with both parties in Congress to hit Turkey with “powerful sanctions,” after Ankara’s military launched a much-criticized operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria. “Dealing with @LindseyGrahamSC  and many members of Congress, including Democrats, about imposing powerful Sanctions on Turkey,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “Treasury is ready to go, additional legislation may be...
Tags: turkey, Syria, Kurds, Trump Erdogan
2019 Oct 13 - 10:09pm
Hunter Biden is stepping down from a controversial board position at a Chinese-based private-equity company, and has vowed to forego all foreign work if his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president in 2020, according to Bloomberg. Hunter will step down from the board on Oct. 31, according to a statement released by his lawyer, George Mesires. “Hunter always understood that his father would be guided, entirely and...
Tags: Ukraine, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Burisma
2019 Oct 13 - 10:02pm
Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation: For many years, the west has experienced an unfortunate drought of genuinely nationalist leaders. Where the concept of national sovereignty had once been considered a sacred component of a political leader’s mandate, decades of technocratic governance from above, monetarism and consumerism from below and asymmetric wars abroad has caused the word itself to be dragged through the...
Tags: Canada, Trudeau, neoliberal Trump
2019 Oct 13 - 1:53pm
Via RT… Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about ‘atrocities’ unleashed by Turkey’s incursion in Syria, hinting that it’s all President Donald Trump’s fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane. “This sickening horror is one man’s fault,” she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC’s Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive “opens the door to BOTH...
Tags: hillary clinton, Syria, ISIS
2019 Oct 12 - 3:04pm
Via Zerohedge… A CIA officer who worked with former Vice President Joe Biden, flipped out when he found out Trump wanted Biden investigated, and submitted an embellished whistleblower complaint with the help of Democratic operative attorneys was assisted by former Inspector General for the Intelligence Community, Charles McCullough – who worked for President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence and current CNN talking head...
Tags: Ukraine, CIA, James Clapper, whistleblower
2019 Oct 12 - 3:00pm
Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus: In 1934, the US Congress passed the Foreign Trade Zone Act to allow companies to bring in and store merchandise without tariffs as long as these goods were not meant for domestic consumption. Almost 300 of these Foreign Trade Zones [FTZs] are present in the United States. The United States Customs and Border Protection website provides more information here. Companies faced with the 25...
Tags: China, Trump, tariffs
2019 Oct 12 - 2:54pm
Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, ‘n Guns blog: You’re gonna need a bigger boat” –JAWS Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water someone poked a couple of holes in an oil tanker belonging to Iran. This sent oil prices up briefly in the vain hope of stabilizing them. But, strangely, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was silent. This was a warning to Iran from someone on the Saudi/Israeli/U.S. side, “You won’t win without...
Tags: Iran, Mike Pompeo, tanker attack
2019 Oct 12 - 1:21am
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how Angela Merkel cunningly collapsed Brexit talks with Boris Johnson, stating that a deal was “overwhelmingly unlikely” without Northern Ireland “forever” staying in the EU’s customs union. Now it looks like Boris Johnson has “promising” headway in an agreement with Irish PM Leo Varadkar, which would effectively breathe life into Theresa May’s...
Tags: Video, Angela Merkel, UK, brexit, Boris Johnson
2019 Oct 11 - 7:54pm
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the news coming from Interfax Ukraine that Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach claims that former US Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 from Burisma Group for lobbying activities. Derkach cited materials related to an investigation, which he has yet to reveal, which can document the corruption and payoff between Ukraine’s shadow energy company and Joe Biden....
Tags: Ukraine, Joe Biden, Victor Pinchuk, Igor Kolomoisky

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