"Crisis Of Confidence" missive from Doug Noland-focus on China , fears Central Bankers losing their touch & of course concerns re : Trump.
Bond bubble is getting bigger & bigger. Value of global bonds has hit fresh all-time high at $48.9tn on dovish CenBanks & global de-risking.
Global stocks gained $509bn in mkt cap this week as Korea angst abated. Europe outperformed as investors flee Wall St. on pol chaos in WH.
Global stocks stumble on Spain attacks, White House turmoil http://f24.my/1eDC.t
Muertos en Cambrils (dead in Cambrils) , detenidos(arrested) , huidos(fled) , Alcazar related to town.
Further deep dive from Rukmini - not just Barcelona , but implications of Barcelona moving forward.
Up to three additional suspects still sought by spanish police....
Regional Catalan interior minister also rebuts Home Secretary: terror cell not shut down, police still hunting "two or three" terrorists.
Terrorist cell planned to attack Sagrada Familia with van of explosives http://dlvr.it/Pg8w7C
La Vanguardia quotes Colau as saying reason is that Barcelona wants to be "a city of freedom".
Spain attacker showed 'no sign of radicalisation': father http://dlvr.it/Pg8DcV
Catalan police @mossos contradict Home Secretary, say terror cell has not yet been shut down, add that it's up to them to declare that.
Barcelona attack latest: Manhunt continues for final member of terrorist cell http://dlvr.it/Pg8DVc
Police still searching for Younes Abouyaaqoub, suspect he was driver of the van in Barcelona. (El País) https://politica.elpais.com/politica/2017/08/19/actualidad/1503136583_370626.html …
Spain Home Secretary says Catalan terror cell has been shut down but El País lead story is police still searching for terrorist van driver.
Asked about Level 4 reinforcements, Spanish Home Secretary says it is for "certain facilities and to ensure safety of people". No details.
LATEST: Home Secretary announces Spain to maintain "reinforced" level 4 terror threat alert after Catalonia attacks. Not going to level 5.
4) #ISIS has claimed activity by fighters like “Abu Huraira al-Filandi [sic]" while alleged fighters like “Abu Ibrahim Finlandi” recruited
Security intelligence service Supo: #Turku is 1st suspected #terroristattack in #Finland. Overall risk level not significantly changed.
NBI believes #Turku attack was somehow planned in advance, but won't speculate on how organised it was, or any possible international links.
Police believe the #Turku attacker specifically targeted women, stabbing eight of them. The two men who were injured had tried to intervene.
The four others were detained in #Turku at private home(s) and at an asylum-seekers' reception centre. Interpol warrant out for a 5th person
NEW-Finnish police said Saturday-after new information a stabbing spree that left two people dead was now considered a terrorist attack.
Suspect held for stabbing 2 people to death in a knife attack in Turku is being investigated for murder with possible terrorist intent.
Good ! Last thing we need is Erik Prince and his merry band of mercenaries mucking around in Afghanistan - on the taxpayers dimes & dollars.
As far as one can tell , both sides had an opportunity to exercise their first amendment rights today - without any violence.
Update: Boston "Free Speech" rally is over, according to police http://nbcnews.to/2wru7sa
Aerial views of Boston rallies ....
Trump tweets support for Florida police after deadly police shooting http://hill.cm/eU72xim
Boston Free Speech organiser John Medlar says he is confident neo Nazis will stay away
Antifa is here. John Medlar is not. #fightsupremacy
Organizers for "free speech" rally in Boston told by police they can't enter speaking zone w/out John Medlar who is current no-show.
He's apparently not answering phone. "Just went fucking AWOL." #FightSupremacy
Community members who see anything of concern at today's rally on Boston Common are asked to call 911. #SeeSomethingSaySomething
To be clear - free speech is a protected right. For anyone attending either Rally/ Protest , please note what NOT to bring.
Large Free Speech Rally , as well as counter-demonstration , expected in Boston today. Here's hoping both sides keep their cool today.
Free speech rally and a dose of barricades plus 500 cops.
Usually bustling with tourists - this is what you'll see a lot of on the Common today ahead of the rally & the protests. More on #NBCBoston
Boston rally organisers urge KKK to stay away amid fears of another Saturday of violence http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/18/boston-free-speech-rally-organisers-say-fear-far-right-groups/amp/ …
The left’s war on statues is crumbling beneath their feet http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/08/lefts-war-statues-crumbling-beneath-feet/ …
Mark Cuban offers to join Trump administration after Trump's business councils disband http://hill.cm/BYd2tKG
Bannon's removal shows Kelly's growing power in Trump's White House http://hill.cm/EoExddy
Dem bill calls on Trump to immediately undergo mental health exam http://hill.cm/XoBAW0N
Go ahead, topple the monuments to the Confederacy. All of them. http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/08/go-ahead-topple-monuments-confederacy/ …
Justice Department to end Obama-era “Operation Choke Point” http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/08/justice-department-end-obama-era-operation-choke-point/ …
We’ll return hate with love. And we will stand together for peace and unity -- always. #OutOfMany1
Joint operation against HTS aka Nusra aka Al Qaeda - by Russia , Iran and Turkey !
Syrian Army captured Bir Tuwaynan and Bir Qadim on road to Sukhnah through Rusafa-Ithriya axis. East #Homs
Deconfliction line - good news is both SDF and SAA forces will mop up ISIS forces in its ever shrinking territory !
#DeirEzzor | Russian warplanes and Syrian artillery hit IS targets near Panorama base, Aloush Hill, Milad Hill and Juneid battalion
ISIS forces seeing the end of the road ( some not all units ) ?
Best way to limit #ISIS damage: take all territories it control in the ME & increase Intellig cooperation in Europe
Turkey, Iran shake hands on joint mechanism for de-escalation zone in Idlib | Today's Front Page http://sabahdai.ly/hcgxdJ
Al Arabiya rips The Independent for very inaccurately manipulating an Al Arabiya report on the Gulf Rfit.
Russia ISIS Attack...
BREAKING: Knife attacker in #Russian city wounds 8, shot by police
Odds & Ends....
North Korea demands US stop hostile actions...
Interesting podcast to consider....
You may think enginegate is in the weeds. But @Joshua_Pollack lays out stakes: if DPRK can make its own missiles and nukes, watch out.