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Top 50 safest global banks

Bank safe

For banking safely, global citizens had better go to the local government. And pretty much avoid the U.S. At least that seems to be the take away from Global Finance Magazine’s ranking of  the world’s safest banks.  The top 9 banks in the magazine’s World’s 50 Safest Banks list are …

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US Mint sells out of 2015 Silver Eagles

2015 Silver Eagle

In the aftermath of the latest breakout of the Greek crisis, Europeans across the continent, not just in Greece (even though with capital controls, potential deposit confiscation and currency devaluation they would have benefited by far the most), scrambled to buy physical gold and silver. This is what the UK Royal …

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UBS given immunity in precious metals manipulation probe

UBS precious metals manipulation

UBS Group AG won immunity from criminal fraud charges in a Justice Department investigation into misconduct in the trading of precious metals. The Swiss bank’s main UBS AG unit won’t be charged by the department’s criminal division for information the firm disclosed to prosecutors about precious-metals transactions, according to the …

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New camera that can see around corners

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A camera that can peer around corners to see people or objects has been developed by British scientists. The technology, which will be demonstrated tonight at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London, could eventually allow the military to carry out reconnaissance without breaking cover or be fitted on cars …

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Former CIA director David Petraeus at Bilderberg to create global spy grid

David Petraeus

Former CIA Director David Petraeus is in attendance at the 2013 Bilderberg Group conference to help construct the “big data” spy grid, which is set to become the new frontier of clandestine statecraft as Internet connectivity becomes ubiquitous. Bilderberg’s official agenda for 2013 lists one of the areas of discussion as, “How …

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Could gold be the next Libor scandal?

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US regulator considering an inquiry into London’s gold and silver markets to check if prices are open to manipulation. London’s financial sector was last night bracing itself for another official investigation into alleged price-fixing following reports that a US regulator is considering launching an inquiry into the City’s gold and silver markets. The Commodity …

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$105 billion: UK bank bailout money may be gone for good

RBS guilty

The US$105 billion of British taxpayer money used to bail out the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds at the peak of the banking crisis may never be recouped, a parliamentary committee report warns. The state owns more than 80 per cent of RBS and 40 per cent of Lloyds …

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Controversial British plan to ‘divide and rule’ Afghanistan

Divide and conquer

A Tory MP proposes hacking up Afghanistan into separate “kingdoms”, each ruled by a foreign power, and to include members of the Taliban. The plan is the brainchild of conservative MP and Foreign Office aide Tobias Ellwood, a former army captain in the Royal Green Jackets, and is already under …

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World’s first bionic eye gifts blind woman eyesight

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For the first time ever, scientists have given a previously blind woman sight by way of a bionic eye. The Australian-designed implant, which resembles the model worn by Arnie in The Terminator, is likely to transform the lives of millions worldwide. Dianne Ashworth, who is suffering from the incurable condition …

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Oil Monopoly: BP and Shell to merge at Bilderberg?

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Despite countless examples that prove the contrary, detractors, debunkers and non believers continually argue that the Bilderberg group holds no power, and that it is just a talking shop for elite has-beens. Now yet more evidence has emerged that policy and secret multi-billion deals between business heads and government are …

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The most heavily bombed country on Earth

Unexpoded bombs in Laos

Editor’s note: Unknown to most Laos is the most heavily bombed country on earth per capita. The effects of the Vietnam war still haunt the Lao people to this very day. Wars benefit no one but the people profiting from them. Every day, Manixia Thor and her team of 20 …

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Saudi regime to waste $68m for luxurious Trump visit

President Donald Trump Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Donald Trump’s presidential term is set to reach whole new levels of extravagance when he visits Saudi Arabia this month in his first official state visit. But when it comes to lavish, the Saudis tower over the US president, known for his love of luxury. The kingdom has allocated 257 …

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Catholic Church paid $276m to sex abuse victims in Australia

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The Catholic Church paid $276 million to victims of alleged sex abuse committed by priests in Australia over decades, an investigation says. Critics say the system of payments is unfair and not all victims receive the same opportunities or compensation. Since 2013, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to …

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Canada sells off its remaining gold reserves

Canada selling gold reserves

Canada is selling off most of its remaining gold reserves, mainly by selling gold coins, figures from the Bank of Canada and Finance Department show. The country held just $19 million US worth of gold as of last Monday. Through most of 2015, the country’s gold reserves stood at more than …

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Italian banks are going bust

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Italian banks face some big problems. The thing is they are pretty much the same as last year. Shares in Italian banks have slumped this year, amid fears that lenders need more capital to manage losses on bad loans. While some banks could do with raising capital—UniCredit for one has a thin …

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RBS: Sell everything, a market crash is coming

RBS sell everything Royal Bank of Scotland

Investors face a “cataclysmic year” where stock markets could fall by up to 20% and oil could slump to $16 a barrel, economists at the Royal Bank of Scotland have warned. In a note to its clients the bank said: “Sell everything except high quality bonds. This is about return of capital, not return …

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US approves $1.3bn sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia

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The Pentagon announced on Monday that the U.S. has approved a $1.29 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread mounting evidence of the country’s mass atrocities and possible war crimes in neighboring Yemen. The U.S. State Department on Friday approved the sale of over 10,000 bombs, munitions, and weapons parts produced …

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Mi5: Al Qaeda plotting attacks in Britain and western nations

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Al Qaeda is plotting to massacre huge numbers of civilians in Britain and other western countries, the head of Mi5 has warned. Andrew Parker, director general of the security service, told a select group mostly from the Royal United Services Institute at his London headquarters that while the so-called Islamic …

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