Kim Jong-un offers to meet Trump for second summit, but warns US not to 'misjudge' his patience

December 31, 2018@10:49 PM TFP Editor 0

Kim Jong-un on Tuesday renewed a pledge to denuclearise and said he was ready to meet Donald Trump, the US president, for a second time, but the North Korean leader warned Washington not to “misjudge” his patience and that he may reverse course if there was no sanctions relief.    He delivered his latest missive in a much-anticipated live New Year’s address, dressed in a dark Western suit and looking relaxed as he spoke from a plush leather chair in a stately office lined with books and [Read More]

Democrat Warren enters 2020 White House race

December 31, 2018@10:37 PM TFP Editor 0

US Senator Elizabeth Warren is a fierce critic of President Donald Trump, and is now likely running to unseat him in 2020 (AFP Photo/Joseph PREZIOSO) Washington (AFP) – Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren — an outspoken critic of Wall Street and nemesis of Donald Trump — entered the 2020 race for the White House on Monday. The 69-year-old progressive announced she was launching an exploratory committee for president, becoming the first major candidate in what is set to be an extraordinarily crowded Democratic primary, united by [Read More]

Netanyahu says Israel is Arabs' 'ally' against Iran

December 31, 2018@10:16 PM TFP Editor 0

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is claiming the Jewish state is a key ally for Arab nations against Iran (AFP Photo/Leo CORREA) More Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Arab countries viewed Israel as an “indispensable ally” fighting Iran and the Islamic State group. That evaluation, he told Brazil’s Globo TV during a visit to Rio, has caused “a revolution in relations with the Arab world.” The comments came as Israel has stepped up air strikes on Iranian positions [Read More]

Martin Armstrong Exposes The Dick Cheney / Donald Rumsfeld Conspiracy

December 31, 2018@10:10 PM TFP Editor 0

Authored by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics.com, I went to go watch VICE – the story about how Dick Cheney took over the government with the aid of his wife – Lynne Cheney. Vice is a film that seeks to bring complicated information about the inner corruption in Washington and transform it into a digestible and entertaining format. There is no question that Christian Bale delivered a very impressive performance of how Dick Cheney really is – a secretive and distant man whose eyes were always filled with naked contempt. Amy [Read More]

California Women’s March Cancelled For Being “Overwhelmingly White”

December 31, 2018@9:45 PM TFP Editor 0

Organizers of a women’s march rally planned for a predominantly white area in Northern California have decided to cancel the rally over concerns that attendees would have been “overwhelmingly white” and thus not representative of the area’s true demographic diversity. In a news release, the organizers of the Eureka, Calif. march (situated about 270 miles north of San Francisco) said Friday that “the decision was made after many conversations between local social-change organizers and supporters of the march,” Fox News reported. “Up to this point, [Read More]

Three things that could save the High Street

December 31, 2018@9:31 PM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright Getty Images The retail sector took a battering in 2018. Some 40,000 jobs have been lost or are at risk. Household names like House of Fraser, New Look and Marks & Spencer have been forced to close stores and take a long look at how they do business. A profit warning from Asos , the online fashion firm, in December suggested that even the internet might not be retail’s panacea. So, is the industry on life support? Or is there something more fundamental [Read More]

The West Is In Disarray, And It Will Only Get Worse

December 31, 2018@9:20 PM TFP Editor 0

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, We are witnessing the withdrawal from Syria of the American military contingent, protests in France, the prospect of a British hard Brexit, the political decline of Angela Merkel in Germany, Netanyahu in crisis, and Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia suddenly becoming an international pariah. The contemporary crisis of leadership in Europe, the United States and among their main allies has thrown the West into chaos, leading it to one of its most critical junctures in [Read More]

U.S. Strategic Command apologizes for tweet about dropping bombs

December 31, 2018@9:19 PM TFP Editor 0

A B-2 Stealth Bomber performs a flyover at the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, in this file photo taken January 1, 2015. Northrop Grumman Corp, which makes the B-2 bomber, beat out a team made up of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp to develop and build a next-generation long-range strike bomber, the U.S. Defense Department said on Tuesday. REUTERS/David McNew/Files More WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees the country’s nuclear arsenal, apologized for a Twitter message saying it was ready if [Read More]

US Army Awards Raytheon $200 Million Contract For Phalanx Gatling Guns

December 31, 2018@8:55 PM TFP Editor 0

According to Raytheon, the Phalanx LPWS (Land Phalanx Weapon System), part of the Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) system, is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled, radar-guided gun that can detect and destroy incoming: aircraft, artillery, mortar rounds, and rockets in the air before they hit their intended land-based targets.  As a self-contained package, the Phalanx automatically carries out functions usually performed by multiple systems: search, detection, threat evaluation, tracking, engagement and kill assessment. Consisting of a radar-guided 20 mm Vulcan cannon mounted on a swiveling base, the Phalanx has been widely used by [Read More]

Don’t Use Underwear Sales As An Economic Indictor, China Warns

December 31, 2018@8:30 PM TFP Editor 0

This past week, as the Chinese leadership pledged economic reforms and promised additional stimulus to help revive softening growth in the world’s second-largest economy, a post in the English language Global Times quietly went viral. It cited a steady rise in sales of men’s underwear in the northeast province of Liaoning as a sign that an economic rebound was underway in the province, which has lagged the rest of the country as it the former industrial powerhouse has transitioned to a more service-based economy. For [Read More]