Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Global headlines - 26 February, 2020

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
France has seen a 30% to 40% fall in tourists following the coronavirus outbreak: Finance minister

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Expedia cutting 3,000 jobs following ‘disappointing’ year

## Airline death spiral ##

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Group of senators sponsor bill to return US to Iran nuclear deal


## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Protests in Chile hit LatAm's biggest music festival
• Coronavirus

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
The 66-year-old "appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound," the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said.
The West Can’t Even Agree on Itself, Much Less China
At the Munich Security Conference, allies argued with each other as much as their adversaries, rejecting Trump administration views on issue after issue.
• Julian Assange
I feel for Harry Dunn's family. But these are two separate cases to be decided on their respective merits. A trade or any other political deal which involves the two should be out of the question. -- RF
Assange Extradition Hearing Opens with Scathing Condemnation by Mainstream Media
The extradition trial of Julian Assange began with the prosecution reading out a damning statement from five leading mainstream media  organizations that once partnered with Wikileaks.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Critical Thinking Has Never Been More Important

## Japan ##
Honda, Nissan Put Off Reopening of China Plants
It will also be a good thing for wildlife. -- RF
It's an excellent idea. The path to peace begins with dialog, not with destructive sanctions and hateful rhetoric. -- RF

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