Indonesian blazes belch smog across Southeast Asia

Indonesian blazes belch smog across Southeast Asia

Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed schools and airports across the country and in neighbouring Malaysia Wednesday, while air quality worsened in Singapore just days before the city’s Formula One motor race. Illegal fires to clear land for agriculture are blazing out of control on Sumatra and Borneo islands, with Jakarta deploying thousands of […]

Airbus are Beating Boeing

Airbus are Beating Boeing

Airbus on Wednesday increased its estimate of the number of new aircraft needed over the coming two decades as airlines seek more fuel-efficient planes even as it trimmed its forecast for the increase in demand for air travel. In its latest Global Market Forecast for the next 20 years, the European aircraft maker said it […]

Huawei Set to Expand

Huawei Set to Expand

Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that “incredible computing power” is going to be […]

Hapless House Dems Focused on”Imaginary Impeachments”

Hapless House Dems Focused on”Imaginary Impeachments”

US House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and other House Democrats are pushing for “imaginary impeachment” proceedings against President Trump that “nobody in America” wants, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy declared Tuesday. “There are no facts for it,” the California Republican said in a TV interview. “Here is Nadler who campaigned to become chairman on the […]

The Kavanaugh Assault is Reckless, “He will stay as long as he chooses…”

The Kavanaugh Assault is Reckless, “He will stay as long as he chooses…”

Tuesday, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), declared that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will serve on the Supreme Court “as long as he chooses to serve” despite a disputed weekend report in The NY-T’s on new sexual-assault allegations. “Make no mistake about it: Justice Kavanaugh is going to be on the Supreme Court […]

JP Morgan Manipulated Gold Price

JP Morgan Manipulated Gold Price

Precious metals traders at JP Morgan made millions through fraudulent trades, operating a sprawling criminal conspiracy to manipulate prices, according to the US Justice Department, which appears to be signaling a crackdown. Current and former JP Morgan precious metals traders Gregg Smith, Michael Nowak, and Christopher Jordan engaged in “a massive, multiyear scheme to manipulate […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) embarks on EU court battle over 13-bn-euro tax bill

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)  embarks on EU court battle over 13-bn-euro tax bill

Apple embarks on EU court battle over 13-bn-euro tax bill Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU on Tuesday, fighting the commission’s landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes. Lawyers for the world’s biggest company will face EU officials in a Luxembourg court, challenging […]

Hong Kong Protesters Bombarded Government Buildings with ‘Molotov Cocktails’

Hong Kong Protesters Bombarded Government Buildings with ‘Molotov Cocktails’

Thousands of protesters clad in black masks, caps and shades to obscure their identity, ran through the streets of Hong Kong setting street fires and blocking roads in the heart of the city. Authorities moved quickly to douse the fires and police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters, including in the bustling shopping […]

Majority of Business Leaders Say President Trump Will Win in 2020

Majority of Business Leaders Say President Trump Will Win in 2020

More than 67% of North American CFOs (chief financial officers) surveyed by CNBC say President Trump will be re-elected in Y 2020. About a 25% believe former Vice President Joe Biden will win. This is the 1st time the CNBC Global CFO Council survey has asked executives about the upcoming elections. The survey also showed that a majority […]

President Trump is Reshaping the American Judiciary

President Trump is Reshaping the American Judiciary

The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee this week, bringing the total to 152, including 2 Supreme Court justices, a milestone lauded by Trump himself Friday. “Historic Milestone indeed!” President Trump said on Twitter, referencing a report from The Washington Examiner . The 150 milestone was reached Wednesday, said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC). “I’m […]

American Voters See President Trump Has Taken Charge of the Economy, Having Effectively Sidelined the Fed

American Voters See President Trump Has Taken Charge of the Economy, Having Effectively Sidelined the Fed

Attention: Now what really matters is just what the President does and is going to do. President Trump blames the Fed for a slowing US economy, some blame it on him. A survey conducted with YouGov showed 28% of American adults believe the President in general is most responsible for the economy. That surpasses the […]

Asian Rally on Trade Deal Hopes

Asian Rally on Trade Deal Hopes

Equities rose in Asian trade Friday after the European Central Bank unveiled a fresh round of useless economic stimulus and another interest rate cut while a report said the US was considering a short-term trade agreement with China. Global markets have been buoyed this week by a growing sense that central banks are on the […]

Trump is prepared to keep, raise tariffs on Chinese goods

Trump is prepared to keep, raise tariffs on Chinese goods

U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to keep or even raise tariffs on Chinese imports amid ongoing trade talks, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday, after both sides granted concessions ahead of the next round of negotiations. Still, Mnuchin said in an interview on CNBC, U.S. officials were looking to make progress when talks […]

Sanders and AOC Are Radicals Not Liberals

Sanders and AOC Are Radicals Not Liberals

The MSM labeled Democrats like Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of (D-NY) as liberals when they are really radicals a Rutgers University history professor argued Thursday, saying that such “sloppy labeling” is confusing Democratic politics on many levels. “For several years now, reporters and pundits have been incorrectly applying the word ‘liberal’ […]

President Trump May Meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN With “No Preconditions”

President Trump May Meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN With “No Preconditions”

Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Trump may meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the upcoming United Nations meeting, with “no preconditions.” Secretary Pompeo made the comments at a press briefing to unveil new sanctions on groups including Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. An official familiar with the disagreements between President […]

National Security Hawk John Bolton ‘Sacked’

National Security Hawk John Bolton ‘Sacked’

Tuesday, President Trump sacked John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a number of other global challenges. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others […]

President Trump Turning His Millions of Supporters into a’Digital Army’

President Trump Turning His Millions of Supporters into a’Digital Army’

$FB, $TWTR President Trump has used Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) as a direct connector to his supporters throughout his Presidency sidestepping the MSM, and he will soon have another tool to get his message out unfiltered. The Trump reelection campaign is launching a social networking app to harness the dedicated energy among his army of supporters. The coming […]

President Trump Will Sanction Whoever Buys Iran’s Crude Oil

President Trump Will Sanction Whoever Buys Iran’s Crude Oil

The Trump Administration will continue to impose sanctions on whoever purchases Iran’s Crude Oil or conducts business with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and no Crude Oil waivers will be re-issued. “We will continue to put pressure on Iran and as President (Trump) said there will be no waivers of any kind for Iran’s oil,” said Sigal […]

UK PM Johnson Will Not Seek a BREXIT Delay

UK PM Johnson Will Not Seek a BREXIT Delay

British PM Johnson has prepared plans to legally stop any BREXIT extension, the plan under consideration would see Johnson sending a letter alongside the request to extend Article 50 setting out that the government does not want any delay after 31 October. PM Boris Johnson is sticking to his BREXIT plan and will not seek […]

President Trump Canceled Peace Talks with Taliban Over Attack

President Trump Canceled Peace Talks with Taliban Over Attack

Saturday evening, President Trump said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. President Trump said he planned a secret meeting with the Taliban’s “major leaders” Sunday at the Presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland. […]

Commentary: The World is in Need of the End of US-China Trade Disputes

Commentary: The World is in Need of the End of US-China Trade Disputes

On Thursday morning, 5 September,Chinese and US chief trade negotiators spoke on the phone call, China initiated the call, agreeing to hold the 13th round of high-level economic and trade talks in Washington in early October and maintain close communications going into that negotiation. The message, made public, lifted the stock markets in many countries, […]

President Trump Wants ‘Near Term’ Results From Renewed China Trade Talks

President Trump Wants ‘Near Term’ Results From Renewed China Trade Talks

The Trump Administration wants to see “near term results” from renewed US-China trade talks in October, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday. Speaking on network TV, Mr. Kudlow confirmed that the top US and Chinese trade negotiators would meet in early October but a date certain had not been set. The 14-month US-China […]

Boris Johnson’s brother quits UK government

Boris Johnson’s brother quits UK government

The UK Prime Minister’s younger brother cites ‘unresolvable tension’ between ‘family loyalty and the national interest’ as he announces he will resign as MP and minister. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a fresh blow on Thursday when his brother Jo quit the government, saying he could no longer reconcile “family loyalty and national interest”. Jo […]

Bebe Natanyahu, “this is not the time to talk to Iran, its time to get tougher…”

Bebe Natanyahu, “this is not the time to talk to Iran, its time to get tougher…”

Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked resigned to meeting between President Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, after voicing opposition to world powers opening a dialogue with Iran. The Israeli leader, who earlier in the day asserted that this was not the time to hold talks with Iran, said he recognized the possibility of […]

‘Afrophobia’ Riots Upstage World Economic Forum in South Africa

‘Afrophobia’ Riots Upstage World Economic Forum in South Africa

South Africa promised Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, as international anger over the violence overshadowed a pan-African economic conference in Cape Town. President Cyril Ramaphosa said at least 10 people had been killed during the past week,2 were foreigners. “Our country has been deeply traumatised …by […]

On Winning the ‘Trade War’ with China

On Winning the ‘Trade War’ with China

According to The Trump Administration, America is winning the trade war with China. However, the Middle Kingdom’s economic machine may be slowing, but President Xi Jinping is unlikely to sue for peace anytime soon, at least not on terms acceptable to American interests. China’s economic system is antithetical to American democratic capitalism. Its buccaneer commercial policies flaunt the […]

Putin, Modi vow closer ties at Far East economic forum

Putin, Modi vow closer ties at Far East economic forum

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would boost ties with Moscow as he met President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin’s showcase economic forum in the Russian Far East on Wednesday. Russia has hosted the three-day forum in its Pacific coast city of Vladivostok since 2015 to boost partnerships with Asian countries amid tensions with […]

PM Johnson, “Enough is enough, let’s get this done”

PM Johnson, “Enough is enough, let’s get this done”

European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said the EU’s executive body, which supervises BREXIT talks on behalf of Britain’s 27 European partners, is operating on the “working assumption” that Britain will leave the bloc 31 October, but… Tuesday, Boris Johnson suffered Key defections from his party, losing a working majority in Parliament and weakening his position […]

China lodges tariff complaint against US with World Trade Organization

China lodges tariff complaint against US with World Trade Organization

The Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Monday that it has launched a case against the United States with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over US import duties. The move follows the latest round of Washington’s tariffs introduced on Chinese imports by the Trump administration on Sunday. The US began imposing 15 percent tariffs on a […]

Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) proposed Libra currency could undermine the European Central Bank’s ability to set monetary policy

Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) proposed Libra currency could undermine the European Central Bank’s ability to set monetary policy

The widespread acceptance of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency would pose a threat to monetary policy in the EU, according to one board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), Yves Mersch. He said on Monday that “Depending on Libra’s level of acceptance and on the referencing of the euro in its reserve basket, it could reduce the […]

Washington is exploring new ways to target Beijing as it runs out of goods to tax

Washington is exploring new ways to target Beijing as it runs out of goods to tax

Washington is exploring new ways to target Beijing as it runs out of goods to tax in the ongoing trade war, and century-old Chinese bonds could become a weapon, analysts have told RT. On Sunday, the latest tit-for-tat tariffs came into force. The US slapped a wide range of Chinese goods with 15 percent tariffs, […]

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Must End Now

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Must End Now

Rioters in Hong Kong at the weekend Saturday again resorted to escalating violence. They stormed government and legislative offices, threw petrol bombs at police and set fire to multiple locations including police HQ’s. Facing flagrant violent acts, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and the Hong Kong police took decisive measures to enforce […]

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China’s social credit system enables authorities to define “desirable and undesirable behaviour” and could allow unprecedented control of citizen’s lives. The fledgling initiative has sparked fears the authoritarian state is tightening its grip on an already heavily monitored public, ensuring that only those strictly adhering […]

James Comey Tried to ‘frame’ President Donald Trump in a ‘Hooveresq’ Move that Failed…

James Comey Tried to ‘frame’   President Donald Trump in a ‘Hooveresq’ Move that Failed…

…got the Trump Kiss of Death and sacked! James Comey tried to ‘frame‘ President Trump in memos the former FBI director kept of their conversations, President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani charges. In an interview aired Sunday the former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor called the tactic “horrid.” “In a case involving the President […]

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off'”

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off

The United States began imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods Sunday, but U.S. President Donald Trump said the sides would still meet for talks later this month. President Trump Tweeting, said his goal is to reduce US reliance on China and again urged American companies to find alternate suppliers outside China. This fresh round of […]

President Trump, “We are going to win the fight”, as He ‘Slaps On’ Fresh Tariffs…

President Trump, “We are going to win the fight”, as He ‘Slaps On’ Fresh Tariffs…

“We’re going to win the fight,” President Trump told reporters. “We are having conversations with China, meetings are scheduled, calls are being made. I guess the meeting in September continues to be on, it has not been canceled,” he said. The White House has not announced a date for that meeting. Tariffs kick in on […]

President Trump, “We Have a Fed Problem”

President Trump, “We Have a Fed Problem”

Again Friday, President Trump hammered the Fed in 3 Tweets; declaring in 1 that the US economy does not “have a tariff problem, we have a Fed problem.” “The Euro is dropping against the dollar ‘like crazy,’ giving them a big export and manufacturing advantage … and the Fed does NOTHING!” President Trump said in 1 […]

James Comey’s Attempted ‘Coup’ Rings Back to Ex-CIA Officer, Prosecutions are Coming

James Comey’s Attempted ‘Coup’ Rings Back to Ex-CIA Officer, Prosecutions are Coming

Friday, President Trump, while speaking out on Twitter about the Inspector General’s report on James Comey’s actions, Tweeted a compilation of comments from a Democratic former CIA officer who said on Fox News that Comey tried to “kneecap our duly elected President.” President Trump pointed out the former officer, Bryan Dean Wright, had commented on “Fox and Friends” that […]

US, China to talk trade Thursday: Trump

US, China to talk trade Thursday: Trump

President Donald Trump said US and Chinese trade officials were due to hold discussions on Thursday, days before Washington is due to raise tariffs on billions in Chinese goods. “There’s a talk scheduled for today at a different level,” Trump told Fox News Radio, without elaborating. He rebutted prior news reports skeptical of his claims […]

UK’s Johnson sparks outrage after forcing suspension of parliament

UK’s Johnson sparks outrage after forcing suspension of parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sparked fury among pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit by forcing the suspension of parliament weeks before Britain’s EU departure date. The pound slid on the surprise news Wednesday, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war” but Johnson claimed was necessary to allow him to […]

President Trump, “The Wall Going Up ‘Very Fast'”

President Trump, “The Wall Going Up ‘Very Fast

President Trump tweeted Wednesday that the wall on the southern US border was “going up very fast despite total obstruction by Democrats in Congress and elsewhere” from varying news reports about the structure’s status. The tweet also linked to an Instagram post showing drone footage from US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) of the wall’s progress. President Trump’s […]

New China tariffs a ‘job killer,’ US footwear industry tells Trump

New China tariffs a ‘job killer,’ US footwear industry tells Trump

President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on China are a “job killer,” US shoe companies warned Wednesday, pleading for them to be canceled. In a sharp deterioration in the US-China trade war, Trump last week ramped up the punitive duties for the vast majority of US imports from China. The five percent increases, which will take […]

British PM Suspends Parliament before BREXIT

British PM Suspends Parliament before BREXIT

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will suspend Britain’s Parliament for more than a month before BREXIT, enraging opponents and raising the stakes in the nation’s most serious political event in decades. Cheered President Trump, Mr. Johnson launched the move to take the country out of the EU by 31 October with or without an exit deal, […]

Malaysia ex-PM Najib’s biggest 1MDB trial begins

Malaysia ex-PM Najib’s biggest 1MDB trial begins

Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak played a pivotal role in plundering the state’s 1MDB fund and channelled hundreds of millions of dollars into his own bank account, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of his most significant graft trial. Claims that Najib and his cronies pilfered massive sums from the fund and spent it […]

Slow boat to China: cargo ships urged to cut speed and pollution

Slow boat to China: cargo ships urged to cut speed and pollution

Moving cargo ships into the slow lane, an idea French President Emmanuel Macron floated at the G7 summit in Biarritz, would be one way to cut maritime transport’s giant carbon emissions footprint. Here, AFP looks at how the debate took shape and is evolving: – Ecological impact – Shipping represents 2.3 percent of carbon dioxide […]

America is Leading the Free World Again

America is Leading the Free World Again

President Trump emerges from the G-7 Summit in France as the unchallenged Leader of the free world. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, praised President Donald Trump’s accomplishments, and said under his leadership, “America is finally leading again.” Her comments came in a Tweet Monday night She wrote: “Under @realDonaldTrump “We are standing up to China. […]

US Fed should help defeat Trump in 2020: ex-Fed official

US Fed should help defeat Trump in 2020: ex-Fed official

A former top US central banker leapt into the political fray on Tuesday, calling on the Federal Reserve to oppose President Donald Trump’s reelection effort next year. Bill Dudley, the influential former president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, also said the Fed should not “enable” Trump’s escalating trade war with China by lowering […]

President Trump Not Considering Tariffs on Japanese Autos Now

President Trump Not Considering Tariffs on Japanese Autos Now

President Trump said the United States would not imminently impose new tariffs on autos imported from Japan as the largest and 3rd-largest economies continue negotiations to firm up a preliminary trade agreement. At a press conference during a G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France, President Trump was asked if he was still considering the levies, which […]

President Trump Open to Negotiate with Iran (G-7 Press Conference video)

President Trump Open to Negotiate with Iran (G-7 Press Conference video)

President Trump is open for diplomacy with Iran after French President Emmanuel Macron flew in Iran’s foreign minister to a G-7 Summit in an effort to reduce US-Iranian tensions. EU leaders want to ‘tamp down‘ down the confrontation between Iran and the United States since President Trump pulled Washington out of the multinational Y 2015 […]

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade Dispute

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade  Dispute

President Trump has scaled back a US-China trade dispute partly blamed for a global economic slowdown, declaring Monday that the 2 sides will begin serious negotiations soon. President Trump said his trade negotiators had received 2 “very good calls” from China Sunday. He said the Sunday evening conversations were a sign China is serious about […]

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

“Each of our nations is totally unique with our people and our own sovereign obligations. But we can coordinate together and achieve a common good.“– President Donald J. Trump His Mission Statement WORKING WITH G7 PARTNERS: President Donald J. Trump will meet with leaders of G7 nations to further our cooperation and relations with several […]

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

Sunday, when President Trump said he had 2nd thoughts about escalating the trade dispute with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said. President Trump, who announced higher tariffs on Chinese goods last week, raised eyebrows during a meeting with UK PM Boris Johnson at […]

The UK and Iraq Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The UK and Iraq Sign Memorandum of  Understanding

British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace met with his Iraqi counterpart, His Excellency Najah al-Shammari, signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “The work our personnel are doing in Iraq to help them combat the scourge of terrorism is absolutely vital. Not only are we making a valued international partner more self-sufficient for […]

G7 Summit Leads To Decision To Help Ukraine Reform

G7 Summit Leads To Decision To Help Ukraine Reform

The ambassadors of the Group of Seven (G7) countries reaffirmed their readiness to help Ukraine on the path of reforms. The G7 Ambassadors’ Support Group in Ukraine reported this on its Twitter page. ‘On the occasion of the National Day of Ukraine, the G7 Ambassadors’ Support Group wishes peace and prosperity to the people of […]

Macron Unites Wealthy Countries and Their Leaders To Save Economies and The Amazon

Macron Unites Wealthy Countries and Their Leaders To Save Economies and The Amazon

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain’s exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, planned the three-day meeting in the Atlantic seaside resort of […]

Macron Focuses on Security, Trade Tensions, Inequalities and Climate For G7 Summit

Macron Focuses on Security, Trade Tensions, Inequalities and Climate For G7 Summit

Security, trade tensions, fighting inequalities and climate challenges will be key issues of the three-day G7 summit that will start on Saturday evening in Biarritz, in southern France, President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised speech,Trendreports citingXinhua . “This meeting is useful, important (…) otherwise we would have to divide among ourselves,” said Macron, adding […]

Donald Trump has Reshaped The GOP, Democrats Fear His Reelection

Donald Trump has Reshaped The GOP, Democrats Fear His Reelection

The latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows most eligible voters expect President Trump to be reelected, and majority are ‘unhappy‘ about that. Registered voters predict Donald Trump’s reelection, but less than 33% would be happy about it, according to a national poll released Thursday. The latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll also reveals that […]

French Police Use Water Cannons and Tear Gas on anti-G7 Protesters

French Police Use Water Cannons and Tear Gas on anti-G7 Protesters

Saturday, French riot police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G-7 nation allies were meeting for a 3-day summit. A police helicopter circled overhead as dozens of protesters, some wearing face masks, taunted lines of police. Earlier, thousands of […]

Black Clad Hong Kong Protesters Return To Violence

Black Clad Hong Kong Protesters Return To Violence

Saturday, Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the 12 Summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly 2 weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road […]

The US Can’t Help Brexit’s Impact on Britain

The US Can’t Help Brexit’s Impact on Britain

A possible trade deal with the U.S. will do little to mitigate the impact of Britain leaving the EU without a deal in place, economists have told CNBC. Both the U.K. and U.S. governments have expressed a desire to forge a partial deal on trade as soon as possible after Britain’s anticipated departure from the […]

The Amazon Fire Gets Political as Ireland Will Refuse EU Trade With Brazil

The Amazon Fire Gets Political as Ireland Will Refuse EU Trade With Brazil

Ireland’s taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has said Dublin will vote against an European Union trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil takes action to stop the burning of the Amazon. Varadkar said his government would oppose the Mercosur trade agreement with four Latin American countries Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay that was clinched in June […]

The Impact of Brexit on Britain’s Constitution

The Impact of Brexit on Britain’s Constitution

It would be amusing but unhealthy at the moment to host a drinking game based on the use of the phrase ‘constitutional crisis’. The term has been uttered 155 times in parliament since the EU referendum (38 times in 2019 and 20 in the first three weeks of March alone). It has graced not only […]

EU and UK Citizen Rights After Brexit

EU and UK Citizen Rights After Brexit

Amid the ongoing Brexit stalemate, the Home Office is pushing ahead with its plan for EU citizens living in the UK to register for a new ‘settled status’. It has launched a new nation wide marketing campaign to encourage them to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before its full roll-out on March 30. All […]

Bolsonaro Under Suspicion For Amazon Rainforest Fire

Bolsonaro Under Suspicion For Amazon Rainforest Fire

Bolsonaro said that the government is aware of Amazon fires and is taking actions to try to contain them, Trend reports citing Sputnik . In a televised address Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said that above-average temperatures and dry weather have led to the fires in Amazon states, adding that he had authorized use of federal […]

Canada and Cuba Supporting Venezuela During Its Crisis

Canada and Cuba Supporting Venezuela During Its Crisis

Canadian Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, announced on Thursday. August 22 that she will head to Cuba next week to discuss the crisis in Venezuela and Havana’s support for the besieged Nicolás Maduro regime. Freeland will meet on August 28 with her  Cuban peer Bruno Rodríguez, with whom she has already discussed the issue in  June […]

Australia Speaks Up About The Trade War and Defends The Principle of International Law

Australia Speaks Up About The Trade War and Defends The Principle of  International Law

Australia’s prime minister yesterday urged nations in Asia to stand up for their ‘independence and sovereignty, with tensions high in the disputed South China Sea where Beijing is under fire for increasingly bullish behaviour. Scott Morrison’s comments came after the United States slammed China for its ‘escalation in the waterway, a key global shipping route […]

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