Da falsificação

Li que foi «Desmantelada rede de falsificação de dinheiro». Ainda me passou pela cabeça que alguém tivesse levado um bulldozer para Constitution Avenue ou Kaiserstrasse, mas afinal eram meros falsificadores privados.


Da série o presidente mais libertário de sempre: não há nada que uma boa e fácil guerra comercial não resolva.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday trade wars were good and easy to win, striking a defiant tone after global criticism of his plan to slap tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum that triggered a slide in world stock markets. (…)


Quero dar os parabéns ao Presidente Trump pelos sucessivos recordes – alcançados graças a ele, fica feito o sublinhado, – do Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Leitura recomendada: The stock market’s swoon demands a new narrative.

Do Irão moderado, com amor

O ensino de inglês nas escolas (primárias públicas e privadas) está proibido no Irão.  O passo seguinte será a proibição do ensino do hebraico?

 Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official said, after the country’s Supreme Leader said early learning of the language opened the way to a Western “cultural invasion”.


Steve Bannon numa relação complicada com a família Trump. Ou como costuma dizer o povo, zangam-se as comadres, descobrem-se as verdades.

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian.

Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, reportedly based on more than 200 interviews with the president, his inner circle and players in and around the administration, is one of the most eagerly awaited political books of the year. In it, Wolff lifts the lid on a White House lurching from crisis to crisis amid internecine warfare, with even some of Trump’s closest allies expressing contempt for him.

Bannon, who was chief executive of the Trump campaign in its final three months, then White House chief strategist for seven months before returning to the rightwing Breitbart News, is a central figure in the nasty, cutthroat drama, quoted extensively, often in salty language.