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Iran Files Lawsuit Against US in International Court Over Sanctions

Middle East Eye | Iran has filed a lawsuit alleging the US violated a treaty by imposing sanctions after it withdrew from the JCPOA aka the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ earlier this year.

No Exemptions for EU: US Wants ‘unprecedented financial pressure’ on Iran

Antiwar.com | US officials must consider how ‘sanctions’ end up hurting everyday working people everywhere.

When Hollywood Makes a Mockery of Our Debt Servitude

Teodrose Fikre | Take a good look around: we are lurching back to the days of feudalism where the aristocracy used surfs as their property and personal entertainment.

WARS ON CREDIT: Cost of US ‘War on Terror’ Approaching 6 Trillion

21WIRE + Stephanie Savell | The U.S. is up to its neck in war (and debt) everywhere, and the impact of this will have societal consequences well beyond what we face in the present day.

Moving Bullions Home: Central Banks Repatriate Their Gold, West to East

21WIRE + RT | There’s a currency war going on, and gold is at the center of a geopolitical power shift.

Venezuela and Palestine Launch Bi-National Bank to Fund Tech and Industrial Initiatives

21WIRE + teleSUR | Helping hands in Venezuela continue to make a stronger Palestine.

Military Industrial Complex Stocks Crash as North and South Korea Reach Peace Deal

Activist Post | When the U.S. and its allies invade sovereign nations, the military-industrial complex profits by the billions…but a peaceful meeting can also send their stocks crashing.

Russia Has Zero Bullion in US Vaults, “No one can lay hands on our gold”

RT | “We do not have a gold reserve in the US, we have only Forex (foreign exchange) reserves abroad. No one can lay hands on our gold.”

Bitcoin Makes Big Gains on Strongest Buying in Over a Year

Cointelegraph | Bitcoin making big gains this week…

From Camels to Batteries and Fuel Cells

Keith Kohl | Here’s why all eyes are on China for the Electric Vehicle evolution.

AFRICA: ‘007’ Snake-Oil Economist Peddles City of London Wares

P.D. Lawton | According to the ‘experts’, Africa’s economic problems will be solved by more neoliberal voodoo economics and CO2 ‘off-set’ schemes.

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Forming Healthcare Company Focused on ‘Innovation Not Profits’

21WIRE + Zero Hedge | Take it (your health) to the bank: your data belongs to Amazon.

Davos: China Offered Bold Vision, Trump Played ‘Blame Game’

Eurasia Future | It’s Chinese “win-win” versus American scapegoating, Davos style.

Protecting One Belt One Road: Will China Send Troops to Syria?

21WIRE + Strategic Culture | Is it simply a matter of time before China sends military assets to Syria?

UK COLUMN: One Belt One Road and Other Top Stories to Watch

UK Column News | Co-anchor Mike Robinson is joined by guest host Patrick Henningsen with all the top stories in Europe, the US and internationally.

JPMorgan Chase CEO Regrets Bitcoin Comments, Says Blockchain Is ‘Real’

Fox Business | Are the Big Money Bitcoin holdouts about to show their cards?

WAR COSTS JOBS: Ivy League Study Finds U.S. Domestic, Not Military Spending Creates More Jobs

21WIRE | America’s warfooting is well-funded and neverending. But does it create more domestic jobs?

North Korea ‘Threat’ Makes U.S. Warmakers Profitable, While China Continues Financial Ascendancy

21WIRE | The North Korea ‘Threat’ is profitable to the U.S. military industry, but the real target is China.

Oxford Circus, Media Terror Drills and ‘Resilience’ Marketing Goes Global

21WIRE | Crisis is now the ‘new normal,’ or at least that’s what we’re led to believe.

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY: John McAfee Says He Will Still ‘Eat His Own D*ck’ If Wrong About Bitcoin

21WIRE + RT | Cyber security expert John McAfee just upped the ante on his Bitcoin bet.