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USA economic freedoms again slip in global survey


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — While recessionary winds continue to buffet the world economy, many countries are still prospering due to innovative policies which have embraced economic growth and expanded economic opportunities and grown the […]

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Tehran stock market hits one-year high after sanctions lifted

Iran Stock Exchange

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Tehran Stock Exchange has surged to a one-year high since Iran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers went into effect last month. The Tehran TEDPIX index soared to 73,725 on […]

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Iran says $100 billion in frozen assets ‘fully released’

Mohammad Bagher Nobakh.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran says it now has access to more than $100 billion worth of overseas assets that were unfrozen as a result of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Government spokesman […]

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Democratic Taiwan: More important than ever after failed U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’

Tsai Ing-wen.

Special to By Sol W. Sanders Largely ignored by the mainstream media, the Jan. 15 Taiwan elections have enormous implications not only for the Island’s 25 million people, but for China – and the U.S. Ironically, the election of […]

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The shale revolution, propaganda, sheer idiocy and an abundance of energy

Drilling for oil in Texas’s Eagle Ford Shale. / Eddie Seal

Special to By Sol W. Sanders The Shale Revolution continues to wreak havoc as revolutions are wont to do. The abundance of U.S. natural gas, in many ways a more satisfactory fossil fuel than either coal or oil because […]

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Analyst: Impossible for Saudis to destroy U.S. shale industry

Shale oil rig.

Special to Despite its best efforts, it is impossible for Saudi Arabia to destroy the “resilient” U.S. shale industry, an analyst said. Because of its mid-cost nature, compared to the high cost of conventional drilling, shale will rebound quickly, […]

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Iraqi refugee charged with plan to bomb Houston malls

Omar Faraj Saeed al-Hardan. / Chron

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An Iraqi refugee suspected of sympathizing with the Islamic State extremist group wanted to set off bombs at two Texas malls and was learning to make explosive devices, U.S. authorities said […]

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The president of the United States has lost his mind


Special to By Sol W. Sanders The mystery of what goes through President Barak Obama’s mind continues to grow apace. The theme of his latest press conference, before he took off for a Hawaii vacation stopping enroute to console […]

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Oil sinks below $35 as Iran prepares to increase production


Special to The price of oil dropped below $35 per barrel on Dec. 14, closing in on the low mark of the 2009 recession. The price of crude sunk to $34.68 per barrel at its low point on Dec. […]

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Saudis’ war on the oil markets targets U.S. frackers, Iran, Venezuela

An oil-drilling rig on the Bakken formation in Watford City, North Dakota.  /Bloomberg

Special to Saudi Arabia is going all out in its war on U.S. shale oil and to preempt the return of Iran’s oil production after sanctions are lifted. Even as the price of crude sunk below $40 per barrel, […]

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