German Economy Seeing Worst Year Since 2013

German Economy Seeing Worst Year Since 2013

Germany’s economic performance in Y 2018 was its weakest in 5 years, it was reported Tuesday. The German economy grew 1.5% last year, a sharp decliner from the 2.2% expansion in Y 2017, and the slowest annual rate since the European debt crisis in Y 2013. Experts say the slowdown was due to a number of […]

BREXIT Update: PM May’s Government Survived No-confidence Vote

BREXIT Update: PM May’s Government Survived No-confidence Vote

$GBP, $USD Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government survived a no-confidence vote, a day after her BREXIT deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning Mrs. May can remain in office. There was no effect on US financial markets. Tuesday, UK […]

France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Movement Crossed the Channel to London

France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Movement Crossed the Channel to London

Hundreds of protesters inspired by France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ movement are rallying in Britain, drawing attention to government austerity programs that have hit the poor hard. Wearing yellow vests with slogans such as “Britain is Broken” written on the back, the demonstrators marched in London to demand that politicians pay attention to their plight rather than […]

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) shares overcome losses

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) shares overcome losses

DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) shares overcome losses European shares also overcome losses from a day earlier, with Germany’s DAX gaining 3.4 percent and France’s CAC 40 rising 2.7 percent. Britain’s FTSE 100 advanced 2.2 percent. In Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 2.2 percent. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.8 percent. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 2.3 […]

Paris Protesters Revive ‘Yellow Vest’ Movement

Paris Protesters Revive ‘Yellow Vest’ Movement

Hundreds of protesters are breathing new life into France’s apparently waning ‘yellow vest’ movement with marches in Paris and gatherings in other cities, in the 1st demonstration of the new year. Authorities warn that they will not tolerate illegal acts. French security forces fired tear gas and flash-balls after a march through central Paris went […]

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

Now the chances of the UK leaving the EU are “50-50’’ if Parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement in January, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said in an interview Sunday. “If we were not to vote for that, I’m not sure I would give it much more than 50-50,” the veteran campaigner for […]

Muslim Extremists Make Egypt a Dangerous Place

Egypt continues to be targeted by Muslim terrorist attacks launched by a local affiliate of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS). In November, the extremists attacked a bus taking Coptic Christians to a local monastery and killed seven people. In September, Egyptian police detained a man who’d attempted to detonate an explosive device outside the US […]

Sweden Attempt to Hide Islamic State Murders in Morrocco at Christmas

Sweden Attempt to Hide Islamic State Murders in Morrocco at Christmas

Swedish state broadcaster SVT has come under fire for what was an obvious effort to downplay the horrendous details of the murders of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco last week. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were killed while backpacking in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. While both girls were […]

1000’s of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest in Paris for the 5th Week Running

1000’s of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest in Paris for the 5th Week Running

 Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities Saturday in the 5th weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s government, despite calls to hold off after a shooting in Strasbourg earlier this week.  In Paris, police were out in force to contain possible outbursts of violence. But several major stores, such as the […]

French Economy in Meltdown, EU will Suffer

French Economy in Meltdown, EU will Suffer

A survey of French businesses on Friday indicated a major dip in activity linked to the month-long “yellow vest” protests ahead of a decisive weekend for the grassroots opposition movement and President Emmanuel Macron. The survey of businesses by the IHS Market research group indicated that output had contracted in December, underlining the economic impact […]

Socialism Puts Europe Back in Crisis

Socialism Puts Europe Back in Crisis

Asian markets fell on Friday, putting the region on course to end a broadly positive week on a sour note, as traders took a step back and their profits off the table. There was also some unease after the head of the European Central Bank raised concerns about the growth outlook for the eurozone owing […]

Another Reason Europe Will Struggle in 2019

Another Reason Europe Will Struggle in 2019

Apart from excessive taxation, senseless levels of immigration and an undercurrent of Socialism, Europeans have more reasons to be concerned. A chapter of eurozone history will come to a close Thursday, with the European Central Bank widely expected to withdraw a key element of support for the economy while reassuring observers fearful of the growing […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Conservative MPs will cast their votes on whether to save Prime Minister Theresa May

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Conservative MPs will cast their votes on whether to save Prime Minister Theresa May

Update: UK Prime Minister May Wins Confidence Vote UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Conservative MPs will cast their votes on whether to save Prime Minister Theresa May Between 6pm and 8pm this evening, Conservative MPs will cast their votes on whether to save Prime Minister Theresa May in today’s no confidence vote. The FTSE 100 stock […]

Another Islamic Terrorist Attack on Christmas in France

Another Islamic Terrorist Attack on Christmas in France

At least three people have been killed and 12 others injured in a shooting incident in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg, close to one of the oldest and biggest Christmas markets in Europe. The suspect had engaged police in a shootout before fleeing the scene and is still on the run. According to some […]

Is Frexit on the Table?

Is Frexit on the Table?

The European Commission on Tuesday said Brussels will keep close watch over France’s new spending plans, a day after President Emmanuel Macron unveiled new measures to quell violent protests. But the Commission, the European Union’s executiuve arm, said it will give itself until the spring to analyse the French budget as concerns increase it may […]

African Refugees Riot in Germany, Again

African Refugees Riot in Germany, Again

German police had to call in reinforcement, deploying scores of officers to quell mayhem in a reception center in country’s south, where a group of migrants faced off with security personnel. A row between migrants in one of the reception centers escalated into open violence early Tuesday as people living in the shelter attacked local […]

European Union has Failed

European Union has Failed

Policymakers at the European Central Bank will remove a key pillar of their support for the eurozone economy as planned Thursday, even while offering a gloomier outlook for the coming years, analysts expect. But with financial markets in turmoil over risks in Europe and beyond — from Brexit to an Italian budget row and Donald […]

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article […]

Socialist EU Has Failed France

Socialist EU Has Failed France

Shops shuttered in the run-up to Christmas, chaos on the roads: France’s “yellow vest” protests are dealing a blow to the economy which the finance minister says is no less than a “catastrophe”. As riots flared in Paris on Saturday, Livio Forte, a tourist from New York, could only watch on as police trucks lined […]

Paris Cleans Up After Weekend Riots

Paris Cleans Up After Weekend Riots

Paris cleaning up after weekend riots and over 1000 arrests Sunday. Workers in Paris swept broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars  Sunday after the latest violent “Yellow Vest” protest. The government announced that President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni, would address the nation sometime this week, he is now under a lot of pressure. “You […]

The Protests Grow: ‘Yellow Vest’ Rally in Belgium, Netherlands

The Protests Grow: ‘Yellow Vest’ Rally in Belgium, Netherlands

The Protests Grow: ‘Yellow Vest’ Rally in Belgium, Netherlands Hundreds of Yellow  Vest protesters calling for the resignation of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel marched on the European Quarter of Brussels Saturday, as the movement that started in France made its mark in Belgium and the Netherlands. Police used pepper spray and scuffled with a […]

Paris is Under Siege, French ‘Fed Up’ with Macron

Paris is Under Siege, French ‘Fed Up’ with Macron

Paris is Under Siege, French ‘Fed Up’ with Macron Early Saturday morning the Champs-Elysees Saturday, Paris’ most famous boulevard reeked of tear gas. Clouds of the gas hung in the air, burning throats but not silencing the angry, rebellious crowds. Noses dripping, eyes red and watering, demonstrators in their “look at me!” high-visibility fluorescent yellow jackets […]

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend France is mobilizing tens of thousands of police officers and closing landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre as authorities warned that anti-government protests Saturday could be even more violent than the ones that have crippled the country for weeks. “According to the information we have, some […]

‘Yellow Vests’ Warn Macron of Greater Violence in Paris

‘Yellow Vests’ Warn Macron of Greater Violence in Paris

‘Yellow Vests’ Warn Macron of Greater Violence in Paris French authorities see another wave of “great violence” and rioting being unleashed in Paris this weekend by a hard core of ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters, as senior ministers sought to defuse public anger with conciliatory languages on taxes. President Emmanuel Macron. 40 anni, has struggled to quell […]

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to cut taxes and boost France’s growth, now 1.5 yrs after he came into power, he is facing violent protests over rising taxes, a high cost of living and policies some say favor the rich. A country’s economic indicators don’t always match the […]

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum French student protests intensified Tuesday, with various incidents around the country of demonstrators setting buildings on fire, and of violent clashes with police. Over the course of this week, students have gradually started to get involved in the so-called “yellow vests” protests against President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni. Local authorities […]

EU Tells UK they can Ignore Democracy

EU Tells UK they can Ignore Democracy

The UK has the power to unilaterally stop the Brexit process, the EU’s top legal advisers have said, contradicting statements from London that Article 50 could only be stopped with agreement of all 27 EU member states. The Advocate General, in a report prepared for the European Court in Strasbourg, stated that the UK could […]

Euro Crisis Continues

Euro Crisis Continues

EU finance ministers struggled to agree reforms to better fight against a financial crisis early Tuesday, with negotiators still at the table after more than 12 hours of talks. “There are a lot of subjects and all of them are difficult,” a European source told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding that a final news […]

Swiss Government is Putting Special Focus on Blockchain

Swiss Government is Putting Special Focus on Blockchain

Swiss Government is Putting Special Focus on Blockchain First Infrachain conference focused on the public sector and infrastructure 250 participants attended Infrachain 18, the first blockchain conference focused on the public sector and infrastructure. Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer welcomed the conference attendees at Stade de Suisse in Bern, stating that: “Switzerland has a great hand […]

A New French Revolution Against Socialism

A New French Revolution Against Socialism

A New French Revolution Against Socialism President Emmanuel Macron was elected on a promise to burnish France’s image on the global stage, but as shops and hotels counted the costs Monday of rioting over the weekend, many fear they won’t have much to cheer for Christmas. Violent anti-government protests on Saturday engulfed chic Paris shopping […]

As Paris Burns, Macron Seeks Way Out of Deep Chaos in the ‘Greening’ of France

As Paris Burns, Macron Seeks Way Out of Deep Chaos in the ‘Greening’ of France

As Paris Burns, Macron Seeks Way Out of Deep Chaos in the ‘Greening’ of France Should President Macron’s support in Parliament collapse, he will resign, the people already hold in in very low regard. Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni, ordered his PM  to hold talks with political leaders and demonstrators, as he seeks […]

Macron’s Government Staggering, as Riots Engulf Paris

Macron’s Government Staggering, as Riots Engulf Paris

Macron’s Government Staggering, as Riots Engulf Paris State of insurrection as fuel tax riots engulf central Paris Rioters ran wild across central Paris Saturday, torching cars and buildings, looting shops, smashing windows and clashing with police in the worst unrest in more than 10 years, posing a dire challenge to Emmanuel Macron’s flagging Presidency. The […]

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to a trade truce in their dinner meeting Saturday Deal includes no trade tariffs after 1 January 2019 US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, reached a trade war […]

President Trump is Open to China Trade Deal Despite Impending Tariffs

President Trump is Open to China Trade Deal Despite Impending Tariffs

President Trump is Open to China Trade Deal Despite Impending Tariffs President Donald Trump is open to reaching a deal on US-China trade disputes  over dinner on Saturday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Argentina. However, President Trump is ready to hike tariffs on Chinese imports if there is no breakthrough As of Tuesday we […]

BREXIT Progress: UK Gives Consent to Spain over Gibraltar, Deal Done

BREXIT Progress: UK Gives Consent to Spain over Gibraltar, Deal Done

BREXIT Progress: UK Gives Consent to Spain over Gibraltar, Deal Done Spain’s junior minister for the European Union says British authorities have consented to Spanish demands granting Madrid prior approval on matters relating to Gibraltar. Luis Marco Aguiriano says “we have a promise, a commitment, from the British government saying they are ready to … […]

British Cabinet Backs PM May’s BREXIT Plan

British Cabinet Backs PM May’s BREXIT Plan

British Cabinet Backs PM May’s BREXIT Plan British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that cabinet had backed her BREXIT plan, adding it was in the national interest but that there would be difficult days ahead. “The collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline […]

Europe Needs Diversity from Russian Energy Supplies

Europe Needs Diversity from Russian Energy Supplies

Europe Needs Diversity from Russian Energy Supplies $UNG Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday. Secretary Perry, on a visit to Hungary, said that Russia needs to be prevented from using “energy as a coercive weapon,” like when it sometimes temporarily cuts […]

Brexit Nears as EU Faces Revolt

Brexit Nears as EU Faces Revolt

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday faced her divided ministers as negotiators scrambled to secure a divorce agreement with the European Union and anxiety mounted over the risk of a no-deal Brexit. May said Monday her government was working “extremely hard” to save a deal, telling officials of London’s financial district that negotiations “are now […]

Italy Moving Closer to EU Exit

Italy Moving Closer to EU Exit

Italy’s populist government was set Tuesday to defy the European Commission, preferring to risk financial sanctions than revise its big-spending budget. The coalition had been given time to change its 2019 plans but insists an anti-austerity approach will help kickstart growth in the eurozone’s third largest economy, and consequently reduce the public debt and deficit. […]

EuroCrisis Deepens

EuroCrisis Deepens

EuroCrisis Deepens Growth in the eurozone slowed significantly in the third quarter, official data showed on Tuesday, as Italy’s economic troubles weighed and car production in Germany was disrupted. Gross domestic product in the 19-country single currency area rose just 0.2 percent from July to September, the Eurostat agency said, compared with 0.4 percent in […]

German Voters Reject Merkel’s Refugee Politics

German Voters Reject Merkel’s Refugee Politics

The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has gained seats in Hesse and now holds parliamentary seats in every single German state, according to exit polls. Meanwhile, Merkel’s CDU has seen party support plummet. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) suffered an electoral shock, winning only 28 percent. The results were quite a […]

Another EuroCrisis Looms as Socialism Fails in Europe

Another EuroCrisis Looms as Socialism Fails in Europe

Ratings agency S & P has downgraded its outlook for Italy’s sovereign debt but left its credit rating untouched, upping the pressure on Rome amid a stand-off with Brussels over its budget. Friday’s announcement, which warned Rome’s fiscal policy was jeopardising banks’ ability to fund the Italian economy, followed last week’s decision by Moody’s to […]

Brexit Latest Update

Brexit Latest Update

Brexit Latest Update Exhausted diplomats in Brussels have taken to calling this stage of the Brexit negotiations “The Tunnel”. British and EU officials are negotiating day and night to get to the outline of a Brexit deal by Wednesday. They need to resolve the final sticking points, notably on customs checks for Northern Ireland, before […]

Poland Calls Migration a Threat to Europe

Poland Calls Migration a Threat to Europe

Poland Calls Migration a Threat to Europe + The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis Migrants have been arriving in northwestern Bosnia to try to cross to Croatia then to Western Europe. Poland’s Interior Minister says other European countries are coming around to his nation’s view that Europe’s capacity to absorb new migrants is limited. Joachim […]

BREXIT Deal Getting Closer 

BREXIT Deal Getting Closer 

BREXIT Deal Getting Closer A European Union (EU) chief says the chances of Britain and the bloc striking a BREXT deal are rising, amid reports the two sides are moving closer on the fraught issue of the Irish border. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Austrian newspapers in comments published Saturday that “the rapprochement potential […]

Left Wing Try to Overturn Democracy in UK

Left Wing Try to Overturn Democracy in UK

Campaigners for a second referendum on Brexit are braving scepticism and even hostility as they hit Britain’s streets as part of a growing movement to get Britons to change their mind. More and more politicians are calling for another vote and recent polls show some 40 percent of the population support it but reactions are […]

Italy Doomed as it Caves to EU Pressure

Italy Doomed as it Caves to EU Pressure

Italy Doomed as it Caves to EU Pressure Italy’s government will bow to pressure from Brussels and reduce its budget deficit targets for 2020 and 2021 in a bid to reassure skittish markets, two Italian dailies reported Wednesday. After declaring last week it was setting the public deficit at around 2.4 percent of gross domestic […]

World Muslim Communities Council Tells Muslims to Integrate

World Muslim Communities Council Tells Muslims to Integrate

World Muslim Communities Council Tells Muslims to Integrate While weak politicians in the west encourage extremism that is not the path Islam encourages, this is clear when reading anything from the Abu Dhabi-based World Muslim Communities Council. While in the west we are subject to all forms of extremist views the reality is Islam is […]

Europe has Failed: Italy Next to Exit

Europe has Failed: Italy Next to Exit

Europe has Failed: Italy Next to Exit Eurozone finance ministers firmly warned Italy on Monday to abide by EU rules on public spending, as Rome accused Brussels of economic “terrorism”. The war of words took place just days after Rome announced a big spending boost in defiance of the European Union that has spooked the […]

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel Warns US President Trump Against ‘Destroying’ UN

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel Warns US President Trump Against ‘Destroying’ UN

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel Warns US President Trump Against ‘Destroying’ UN Sunday, with a sour puss German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned US President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations. “I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous,” Ms. Merkel said at a regional election campaign event in Bavaria. Germany’s veteran […]

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens The “whole world” is listening to President Donald Trump’s tough talk on Iran, and there are many Middle Eastern countries who fully support his decision on sanctions, Rep. Lee Zeldin, (R-NY) said Wednesday. “They don’t want to see Iran have a nuclear weapon,” Mr. Zeldin said […]

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy”

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy”

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy” Tuesday, US President Donald Trump’s top trade official said that changing China’s economic policies to become more market-oriented “is not going to be easy” even with tariffs now in place on $250-B worth of Chinese goods. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, in rare public remarks at […]

Socialism Fails in France: Tax Cuts Promise Hope

Socialism Fails in France: Tax Cuts Promise Hope

The French government on Monday unveiled billions of euros in tax relief for businesses alongside further budget cuts, as President Emmanuel Macron struggles to deliver more jobs and higher growth as promised. The former investment banker’s poll ratings have dived in recent weeks as growth has slowed despite a series of reforms presented as unavoidable […]

The EU are the New Nazi’s

The EU are the New Nazi’s

The EU are the New Nazi’s The EU parliament’s vote to trigger Article 7, allowing punitive measures against Hungary, has provoked disbelief and indignation, with commentators describing the “authoritarian” move as contrary to the bloc’s own self-interests. Citing Hungary’s anti-immigration policies and concerns about “media suppression,” the European Parliament voted on Wednesday to invoke the […]

The Next Euro Crisis

The Next Euro Crisis

The Next Euro Crisis With trade tensions, an Italian government bucking at deficit limits and emerging market currency woes threatening the eurozone, observers will look to the European Central Bank for reassurance Thursday, while policymakers strive to project stability. Since July, when ECB President Mario Draghi proclaimed “confidence” in the outlook for growth and inflation, […]

BREXIT Negotiator Says, “Deal Possible by November”

BREXIT Negotiator Says, “Deal Possible by November”

BREXIT Negotiator Says, “Deal Possible by November” The European Union’s chief BREXIT negotiator says a divorce agreement with Britain by early November is “possible,” and that has triggered a big rally in the Great British Pound. At a conference in the Alpine lake resort of Bled in northwestern Slovenia, Michel Barnier said a BREXIT deal […]

Muslim Refugee Goes on Terror Rampage in Paris

Muslim Refugee Goes on Terror Rampage in Paris

At least seven people have been injured, four seriously, in Paris after a man attacked people with a knife and an iron bar at two separate locations. The attacker is believed to be an Afghan national. In an initial incident, the attacker wounded three people in front of a cinema in the 19th arrondissement late […]

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future President Donald Trump has sidestepped conventional processes, protocols and procedures in trade negociations Last Monday, the US reached a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico that addresses several American grievances. A similar deal with Canada may also to be on track. These breakthroughs, combined with an easing […]

Refugees Murder German Man Sparking Outrage

Police called in reinforcements as hundreds of protesters, including far-right activists, hit the streets in the German city of Chemnitz after the death of a native in a brawl. Two suspects, a Syrian and an Iraqi, were detained. The right-wing “Kaotic Chemnitz” (Chaotic Chemnitz) football fan group is said to have called for the Sunday […]

France’s Socialist Experiment Has Collapsed Its Economy

France’s Socialist Experiment Has Collapsed Its Economy

France’s Socialist Experiment Has Collapsed Its Economy “This is going to be a real bloodbath for the state and the public services,” French President Emmanuel Macron’s government must tackle social spending in the next wave of its reforms even though France will face a weaker growth outlook in next year. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said […]

President Trump Wants ‘Rapid’ Resolution of Trade Issues With EU

President Trump Wants ‘Rapid’ Resolution of Trade Issues With EU

President Trump Wants ‘Rapid’ Resolution of Trade Issues With EU Washington is pressing the European Union to move more quickly on trade negotiations launched after last month’s meeting between President Donald Trump and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Emily Haber, Germany’s Ambassador to the United States, told reporters that a working group formed after the […]

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a nat gas pipeline project during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clear-cut progress. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but […]

Europe is an Economic Disaster

Europe is an Economic Disaster

Greece will formally turn the page on its debt saga this week, but the eurozone remains vulnerable to further crises, with economists particularly worried about the situation in Italy. After eight long years and three austerity-heavy bailouts, Athens will on Monday formally leave the financial rescue umbrella of its creditors from the EU and International […]

No More Beauty Pageants

No More Beauty Pageants

No More Beauty Pageants As Liberal madness sweeps the world the nutters in charge of Miss Germany have followed the nutters in charge of Miss America to turn beauty pageants in to “personality contests” but not any personality is welcome, what they want are devout Liberals who will discuss things like Social Issues, and of […]

Refugees Burn Sweden, Australia is Next

Refugees Burn Sweden, Australia is Next Swedish authorities much like their counterparts in Australia have long denied the problems associated with the massive influx of refugees. Like Australia’s “No African Gang Problem” Sweden too ignored all of the early indications of trouble, the massive spike in crime, women not safe on the streets in some […]

Sell the German Rally

Sell the German Rally

Sell the German Rally Germany’s economy rebounded from a first-quarter slowdown to book 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter growth between April and June, federal statistics authority Destatis said Tuesday in preliminary data but this looks like a misleading indicator. Analysts surveyed by data company Factset had predicted expansion would remain at the level seen between January and […]

Russia Warns USA on Sanctions

Russia warned Friday that if the US followed through with threats to impose further harsh economic sanctions it would be seen as a “declaration of economic war”. The warning by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev came after Washington unveiled a raft of new sanctions against Russia over its alleged use of the Novichok nerve agent against […]

Brexit is Good for Business

Britain’s economy picked up speed to outpace the eurozone in the second quarter despite mounting concerns over Brexit, official data showed Friday, helped partly by sunny weather and the World Cup football tournament. Gross Domestic Product — the value of all goods and services produced in an economy — grew 0.4 percent in the three […]

Iran Deal was Fatally Flawed, the Reinstatement of Sanctions is in Order 

Iran Deal was Fatally Flawed, the Reinstatement of Sanctions is in Order 

Iran Deal was Fatally Flawed, the Reinstatement of Sanctions is in Order The United States should never have entered into the international nuclear deal with Iran, and President Donald Trump is right to choose a stronger stance against the country’s regime, Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) said Tuesday. “I think it is outstanding,” the New York Republican […]

Merkel and EU Have Germany on Edge of Collapse

Merkel and EU Have Germany on Edge of Collapse

Industrial orders in Germany fell more than expected June, official data showed Tuesday, as global trade tensions weighed on Europe’s top economy. New contracts at industrial firms plunged four percent month-on-month, federal statistics authority Destatis said in figures adjusted for seasonal swings, following a 2.6 percent increase in May. Analysts surveyed by Factset had predicted […]

The Brexit Brief

The Brexit Brief

A rare British gastronomic hit in France, the Marks & Spencer sandwich may no longer appear on Parisian shelves without a post-Brexit trade deal, the supermarket’s chairman warned in an interview published Friday. Archie Norman told the Financial Times that a no-deal Brexit would spell the “demise” of the sandwiches, which are transported through the […]

World Silent on Racist South Africa

World Silent on Racist South Africa

World Silent on Racist South Africa Barack Obama was just there to show his support for the racist government, no celebrities are moaning about racism and it is hard to find mention of it it in the worlds mainstream media, they are all comfortable with the racist government of South Africa. The proposed amendment to […]

Interest Rates to Rise in UK

Interest Rates to Rise in UK

The Bank of England appears set Thursday to hike interest rates to combat high inflation, as it eyes fallout from both Brexit and the global trade war, economists say. Policymakers are widely expected to ramp up the British central bank’s main interest rate by a quarter-point to 0.75 percent — which would be the highest […]

US Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place

US Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place

US Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place US sanctions on Russia will remain in place and unchanged for now, President Donald Trump said Monday, even after the Republican leader’s Summit with Vladimir Putin 2 weeks ago in Helsinki. “Sanctions on Russia will remain as is,” President Trump told reporters at the White House during […]

The Trump Effect: Victory for America’s Farmers in Trade Dust-up with EU

The Trump Effect: Victory for America’s Farmers in Trade Dust-up with EU

The Trump Effect: Victory for America’s Farmers in Trade Dust-up with EU Thursday, US President Donald Trump declared victory for American farmers after mitigating a trade dispute with the European Union. The agreement as a benefit of the US President’s straight forward tactics, which President Trump has deployed evenly against allies. The details of the […]

EU Aligns With President Trump on Trade Issues

EU Aligns With President Trump on Trade Issues

EU Aligns With President Trump on Trade Issues Wednesday, US President Donald Trump reached an agreement with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker aimed at averting a transatlantic trade war, easing tensions  fueled by President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on car imports. The 2 sides agreed to expand European imports of US LNG (liquified natural […]

UK to Import Terrorists

UK to Import Terrorists

The UK is to offer asylum to members of western-backed White Helmets group, that operates in Jihadists-held areas in Syria. The move has prompted dire warnings about who exactly Britain might be admitting. Some 98 White Helmets members were rescued by the Israel Defense Forces on Saturday night, as part of an evacuation mission that […]

President Trump, “‘Ready to Go’ With Tariffs on $500-B of Chinese Imports”

President Trump, “‘Ready to Go’ With Tariffs on $500-B of Chinese Imports”

President Trump, “‘Ready to Go’ With Tariffs on $500-B of Chinese Imports” US President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs. President Trump said “I’m willing to go to 500,” referring roughly to the $505.5-B in goods imported last year from China. The Trump Administration […]

President Trump, “China, EU ‘Manipulating Currencies'”

President Trump, “China, EU ‘Manipulating Currencies

President Trump, “China, EU ‘Manipulating Currencies’” President Donald Trump doubled down Friday morning on his plan to impose massive tariffs on China and the European Union, Tweeting that the United States should be on a “level playing field’’ with countries that have been “manipulating their currencies.” Trump also zeroed in on Canada in a 3rd […]

Another Terrorist Attack in Germany

Another Terrorist Attack in Germany

Another Terrorist Attack in Germany Germany’s open door policy continues to backfire. Up to 14 people have reportedly been injured in a knife attack in the northern German city of Luebeck, local media reports. Police managed to detain the suspected attacker following what was described as ‘carnage’ by witnesses. The incident happened in Luebek’s district […]

UK PM Theresa May’s Power Weakened Over BREXIT

UK PM Theresa May’s Power Weakened Over BREXIT

UK PM Theresa May’s Power Weakened Over BREXIT Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson implored fellow lawmakers not to abandon BREXIT urging them to remember the initial enthusiasm for a sharp break from the EU. UK Lawmakers confronted Prime Minister Theresa May on her plans for leaving the European Union Wednesday, with testy exchanges in […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping on China and the UAE

Chinese President Xi Jinping on China and the UAE

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday published a signed article titled “Working Hand in Hand for a Better Future” on Al Ittihad and The National, two mainstream newspapers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ahead of his state visit to the Middle East country. The following is the full text of the article: Working Hand […]

China Moves for EU Deal

China Moves for EU Deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday, calling for closer partnership between China and the European Union (EU). “China and the EU are both builders of world peace, contributors to global development and defenders of the international order,” Xi said when meeting with […]

Trump-Pence: Week 76 in the Oval Office

Trump-Pence: Week 76 in the Oval Office

Trump-Pence: Week 76 in the Oval Office SUPREME COURT NOMINEE President Trump announced his new Supreme Court nominee to a national audience this week. Countless legal experts, former colleagues, and even fake news anchors hailed the President’s nomination, with one blue state editorial board noting that “Kavanaugh’s record defies challenge.” Now we need Americans to […]

US Rejects European Plea for Exemptions From Iran Sanctions

US Rejects European Plea for Exemptions From Iran Sanctions

US Rejects European Plea for Exemptions From Iran Sanctions The Trump Administration has refused wide-ranging protections for European companies operating in Iran, rejecting appeals from Britain, France and Germany for exemptions from sanctions on the Tehran regime. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote, in response to a 4 June letter […]

Farnborough Airshow, Brexit and the Trade War

Farnborough Airshow, Brexit and the Trade War

Top global plane makers land at the Farnborough airshow in England next week, hoping to pick up speed on demand for passenger jets while charting a path through Brexit and trade war turbulence. This year’s sector showpiece event, opening Monday, will be buzzing on the back of rapid changes in the industry, as US titan […]

Trade War Update

Trade War Update

Trade War Update China China said Friday that its attitude on respecting and protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) is serious and its actions are effective, calling the U.S. allegations of so-called IPR theft by China groundless. “In recent months, the United States has repeatedly accused China of stealing intellectual property rights, but it has never […]

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