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‘Tipping point passed’: Swedes waking up to reject liberal globalists, says political analyst

The Sweden Democrats have successfully played off valid general concerns over uncontrolled immigration and crumbling public welfare to pierce the fortress of liberal values in Sweden, political analyst Charles Ortel told RT. A combination of the “bad state of the immigration influx” and the “violence” associated with refugees, in addition to “unreported and under-reported” gang-related crime rates have contributed to ...

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New Israeli missiles could target places further away than Lebanon – analyst to RT

Israel is developing a new missile system, capable of striking anywhere across the Middle East. It’s not about targeting terrorists, analyst Ammar Waqqaf told RT, but about maintaining superiority. The system, developed by state-owned Israel Military Industries (IMI) will be ready in “a few years,” and will “allow precise hits…on every point in the region,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday. The ...

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If Kiev fails to prolong Donbass special status, peace process is doomed – analyst

Kiev will be to blame for ruining the peace process in Ukraine if it fails to prolong the special status for its eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, head of the Russian Center for Current Politics Alexey Chesnakov believes. “If this law is not fully extended in time by the Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian parliament] and the Ukrainian president, they would ...

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Russia’s move to ditch dollar in favor of gold minimizes risk of US political blackmail – analyst

Bank of Russia data shows the country’s gold holdings are approaching 2,000 tons, nearly quadrupling over the recent decade and rising to 17 percent of the nation’s total foreign reserves. By opting to purchase precious metals and liquidating holdings of US Treasury securities, Russia has been playing it smart, precious metals market analyst Dimitri Speck said, commenting on the latest ...

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Gold to prove crucial hedge against next financial crisis – analyst

While unsteady financial markets are bouncing up and down due to trade and geopolitical conflicts as well as political uncertainty, some investors turn to less risky assets, principally to gold. According to the recent report by the London-based consultancy Rosa & Roubini Associates, the latest developments in Italy could easily trigger another global financial crisis. Brunello Rosa, economics expert and ...

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Samsung forecasts slowing profit growth for Q2, missing analyst estimates

Samsung has put out earnings guidance for its Q2 which indicate quarterly growth at its slowest for more than a year — as a lack of new ideas to sell high end smartphones drags on the company’s bottom line. The electronics maker is reporting estimated profit of 14.8 trillion Korean won (USD$ 13.2BN) on revenue of 58 trillion Korean won (USD$ 51.9BN) for the ...

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China can substitute US oil with Iranian crude to ‘infuriate Trump’ – analyst

Beijing’s retaliatory measures against US tariffs can include penalties on oil coming to China from America. A cut in Chinese purchases of US oil may benefit Iran’s sales. Read more “The Chinese may just replace some of the American oil with Iranian crude,” said John Driscoll, director of consultancy JTD Energy Services, as quoted by Reuters. “China isn’t intimidated by ...

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‘Trump probably setting up Kim for talks destined to fail’ – analyst

The erratic US approach towards Trump-Kim talks and the US president’s public demands of a total denuclearization may indicate that he is not interested in actual negotiation, says independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook. An eventual eye-to-eye meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea, which would allow them to discuss the differences the two countries have and possibly ...

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Oil prices could jump to $100 regardless of Russia & Saudi Arabia – analyst

Crude oil could skyrocket to $ 100 per barrel in the near future and there is nothing the world’s biggest producers can do to change that, warns Bob Parker, strategist at Quilvest Wealth Management. Read more “I think that Saudi Arabia, the rest of OPEC and Russia have achieved their objective of clearing this industry overhang from the oil market,” ...

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Washington wants to drive wedge between Russia, China & Europe – analyst

The real goal behind recent US sanctions is to isolate Russia economically from Europe and Asia, according to an analyst interviewed by RT. “The most obvious reason for sanctions is to drive a wedge into the relationship between Russia and the European Union, between Russia and China, etc.” said TeleTradeBel analyst Mikhail Grachev. Read more According to Grachev, this time ...

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