Commentary: Merkel Needs President Trump to End the Trade Dispute

Commentary: Merkel Needs President Trump to End the Trade Dispute

$VLKAY, $BMWYY, $DDAIF The German economy is at the cusp of recession Now 30 yrs after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and 29 years after Germany was reunified into 1 country, Europe’s strongest economy is facing significant headwinds that risk spilling over into the rest of the EU and the world The closely watched […]

UN Chief Receives Paris Agreement Withdrawal Notice from Washington

UN Chief Receives Paris Agreement Withdrawal Notice from Washington

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Monday received a formal notice from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on his country’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. “The United States of America notified the secretary-general, in his capacity as depositary, its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement of Dec. 12, 2015, on Nov. 4, 2019,” said […]

President Trump Weighs in on BREXIT Impasse

President Trump Weighs in on BREXIT Impasse

Sunday, President Trump urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to come together to safeguard prospects for expanded US-UK trade after Britain leaves the European Union. President Trump told reporters at the White House that both men were friends of his, but Mr. Johnson was “the right man for the […]

Google Under Siege in France

Google Under Siege in France

French media firms said Thursday that they would drag Google before the country’s competition regulator over its refusal to compensate them for displaying their content in defiance of a strict new EU copyright law. The APIG press alliance, which groups dozens of national and regional newspapers, said it would also press the French government to […]

Brexit Latest

Brexit Latest

British and EU negotiators worked late into the night into Thursday in the hopes of presenting a last-minute Brexit deal to leaders meeting for a crunch European summit. Both sides said they were close to finding a basis for a treaty to ensure Britain heads for a managed withdrawal from the European bloc it has […]

Socialism Drives Europe to Recession

Socialism Drives Europe to Recession

Berlin will publish Thursday updated growth forecasts for Germany that are likely to reveal a still weaker outlook than before, but it remains hesitant to stimulate its own and partner economies. In the economy ministry’s predictions for growth in the gross domestic product, presented around 2:00 pm (1200 GMT), observers are already bracing for a […]

BREXIT Talks Down to the Wire

BREXIT Talks Down to the Wire

UK PM Boris Johnson briefed his Cabinet on the progress of last-minute BREXIT talks with the European Union. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation currency bloc on 31 October, and attempts for plans at the border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland have been bumpy. Negotiations intensified last week after PM […]

President Trump: “‘Nice Victory’ on EU Trade Tariffs”

President Trump: “‘Nice Victory’ on EU Trade Tariffs”

$BA, $EADSF Thursday, President Trump hailed as a “nice victory” when the United States got the Green light to place tariffs on European Union goods in a row over EU aircraft subsidies. Wednesday’s decision by the WTO left Scottish whisky makers, Spanish winemakers and French cheesemakers fuming as the US tariffs targeted products from countries […]

Europe Seeks to Remove More Sovereignty from Members

Europe Seeks to Remove More Sovereignty from Members

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi urged eurozone leaders Monday to create a common budget of “some significance”, adding such a tool could have hastened recovery from the financial crisis. “We have to have a fiscal policy of some significance in the eurozone,” said Draghi in an interview with the Financial Times. He said the […]

Euro Heads For Collapse

Euro Heads For Collapse

Inflation in Europe’s largest economy Germany eroded further in September, official data showed Monday, weeks after the European Central Bank announced new measures to stoke price growth. Consumer prices grew 1.2 percent year-on-year, down from 1.4 percent in August and 1.7 percent in July, federal statistics authority Destatis said in a statement. Measured using the […]

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Incoming ECB President Christine Lagarde said the global economy is likely to dodge an outright contraction, though the trade tensions remain the Key threat to the growth outlook. “It is not in the baseline to have a recession,” Ms. Lagarde said in a TV interview Tuesday. “That said, it’s mediocre growth, it’s at risk because of essentially […]

Paris Under High Security for France’s ‘Heritage Weekend’

Paris Under High Security for France’s ‘Heritage Weekend’

Paris police used tear gas Saturday to disperse anti-government demonstrators who are trying to revive the yellow vest movement in protest at perceived economic injustice and French President Emmanuel Macron’s government. The French capital was placed under high security as a few hundred anti-government protesters started marching in the Paris streets. Police in riot gear […]

Climate Change Nazis Face Backlash in Germany

Climate Change Nazis Face Backlash in Germany

German farmer Edgar Thomas already has two towering pylons spoiling the view of the picturesque rolling hills around his land, and he’s exasperated that his area is being asked to find room for more. But in the country’s bid to ditch fossil fuels and switch to unproven renewables as it marches towards a carbon-neutral future […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nuclear Talks To Be Held Between Iran and France

Nuclear Talks To Be Held Between Iran and France

*We already have points of agreement, says Zarif President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday hold talks on Iran’s contested nuclear programme with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the French presidency said, in a rare encounter between a Western head of state and a senior Iranian official. Macron will meet Zarif just one day before France […]

Top Level Greenland Talks On Again

Top Level Greenland Talks On Again

We have just learned that Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with President Trump over a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday. Earlier this week, President Trump scrapped a visit to Denmark by saying that Frederiksen was “nasty” when she rejected his idea of buying Greenland as an absurdity. Both […]

Irish Economy To Be Most Vulnerable In Brexit

Irish Economy To Be Most Vulnerable In Brexit

Some of the Irish businesses most exposed to the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 10 weeks are not very well prepared, Ireland’s government warned yesterday. The Irish economy is considered the most vulnerable among EU members to Brexit, with employment-heavy industries in rural areas among those relying most on doing […]

Merkel Warns a Peaceful Brexit is Crucial

Merkel Warns a Peaceful Brexit is Crucial

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit. ‘The economic sky is not cloudless’, and global tensions and Britain’s impending departure from the European Union ‘are already causing us headaches’, Merkel told […]

President Trump: “Fed Could Fuel ‘Record-Setting’ Economy With Rate Cuts”

President Trump: “Fed Could Fuel ‘Record-Setting’ Economy With Rate Cuts”

$USD Thursday, President Trump said U economic growth could be record-setting if the Fed would lower interest rates further, as econ reports Thursday painted a mixed picture of the nation’s economy. “The Economy is doing really well. The Federal Reserve can easily make it Record Setting,” President Trump said on Tweeted. The government Thursday said initial claims […]

EU Bosses “a bit negative, but we will get to a deal”–UK PM Johnson

EU Bosses “a bit negative, but we will get to a deal”–UK PM Johnson

The EU is being “a bit negative” about the prospects of reaching a BREXIT but it can be done, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday. The bloc earlier rebuffed Mr. Johnson’s demand that it reopen the BREXIT deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to the backstop, an agreed insurance policy […]

UK Does Not Want to Import Europe’s Failure

UK Does Not Want to Import Europe’s Failure

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Monday for a general election to try to end the Brexit impasse, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure to recall parliament. Corbyn hates democracy and has embraced communism, he is now attempting to derail Brexit. Corbyn said his Labour Party would offer a second referendum on […]

Germany Homes Syrian Refugees

Germany Homes Syrian Refugees

Amman, Aug 19 (Petra) Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Ayman Safadi on Monday discussed with German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer the latest regional developments, including the Palestinian issue, and ways to enhance Jordanian-German ties and coordination on these challenges. Safadi told a joint press conference with the German minister after the meeting that Jordan […]

Google, Facebook, and Amazon Opposed To The French Digital Tax

Google, Facebook, and Amazon Opposed To The French Digital Tax

American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory. President Donald Trump is considering retaliating against the tax — approved July 11 — with punitive tariffs on French wine imports, prompting an investigation by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). The […]

Putin and Marcon To Seek Common Goals

Putin and Marcon To Seek Common Goals

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Europe to seek common goals, “which look unachievable today but may become inevitable tomorrow,” Trend reports citing TASS. “As far as the outlook for creating a common Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok is concerned, it is not our idea. General de Gaulle voiced it a while ago. He […]

Britain and EU Brexit Agreements

Britain and EU Brexit Agreements

A no-deal Brexit on October 31 could cause food, fuel and medicine shortages. According to government assessments leaked to the press. Despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson ramping up preparations in his first weeks in office. Johnson ordered government departments to “turbo-charge” contingency planning after taking power on July 24. Promising “all necessary funding” beyond the […]

Boris Johnson Will Tell Macron, Merkel and Others That the UK Parliament Cannot Stop BREXIT

Boris Johnson Will Tell Macron, Merkel and Others That the UK Parliament Cannot Stop BREXIT

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the British parliament cannot stop BREXIT. “This coming week, Mr Johnson will travel to Germany and France to insist to Emmanuel Macron, the French president, and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, that Parliament cannot stop BREXIT,” the report […]

US Will Support a UK Choice for No-Deal BREXIT

US Will Support a UK Choice for No-Deal BREXIT

The United States will enthusiastically support a no-deal BREXIT if that is what the British government decides to do, President Trump’s NSA John Bolton said Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-US ties. Mr. Bolton told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that President Trump wants to see a successful British […]

Angela Merkel Extremely Quiet on the Highly Charged Iran Nuclear Issues

Angela Merkel Extremely Quiet on the Highly Charged Iran Nuclear Issues

When the US government formally asked NATO partner Germany to join in freedom-of-navigation patrols in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iranian gunboats have seized other nations’ ships, detonated mines, and flouted international law, it did so with an inducement. Tamara Sternberg-Greller, the spokesman for the US embassy in Berlin, remarked: “Members of the German government […]

President Trump to France’s Macron, “…you do not speak for the US on Iran.”

President Trump to France’s Macron, “…you do not speak for the US on Iran.”

Thursday, President Trump said no one is authorized to speak to Iran on behalf of the United States, and he accused French President Macron of sending “mixed signals” to Tehran over possible talks. “I know Emmanuel means well, as do all others, but nobody speaks for the United States but the United States itself,” President […]

Socialism has Failed Germany

Socialism has Failed Germany

Industrial production in European powerhouse Germany fell back in June, official data showed Wednesday, adding to a picture of a eurozone suffering from trade wars and global uncertainty. Output at producer firms shed 1.5 percent in June from the previous month, federal statistics authority Destatis said in figures adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects, after […]

Trump Plan Opens EU Up to US Beef

Trump Plan Opens EU Up to US Beef

Friday, President Trump praised his previously-announced deal that will open up the European Union to more US beef after the bloc carved out quotas previously granted to other nations. The Trump Administration in June secured more access to the EU’s beef market after the bloc persuaded Australia, Argentina and Uruguay to gradually cede bits of […]

President Trump, and PM Johnson, are “Remarkably Compatible”

President Trump, and PM Johnson, are “Remarkably Compatible”

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has assumed control “with historic speed and decisiveness.“ Adding, “Whether he can finish BREXIT by 31 October, and win a general election remains to be seen.” Speaker Gingrich made his comments Tuesday in a column posted on the Fox News website. “During his first appearance […]

Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, the Taxman Cometh

Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, the Taxman Cometh

US President Donald Trump vowed “substantial” retaliation against France on Friday for a tax targeting US tech giants, hinting he may slap tariffs on French wine and blasting President Emmanuel Macron’s “foolishness.” “France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies,” Trump tweeted about the law, which targets US giants like Google, […]

Boris Bullish on Brexit

Boris Bullish on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said Brexit was a “massive economic opportunity” but had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”. In a speech in Manchester where he pledged new investment in Leave-voting areas, Johnson promised to step up negotiations on post-Brexit trade deals and set up […]

Seeing a Strong Trump-Johnson Relationship Ahead

Seeing a Strong Trump-Johnson Relationship Ahead

FLASH: The further decline of the failed socialist EU experiment now will be hastened. The US Ambassador to the Court of St. James, Woody Johnson, predicts that President Trump and new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will enjoy a great relationship. The Ambassador made his comments during an TV interview Friday. “The new relationship between your […]

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

FLASH: Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry to Make Britain Great Again, MBGA With Britain’s departure from the EU due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he is not rushing off to Brussels. The UK leader has no meetings scheduled with EU officials. […]

BREXIT is Back: Boris Johnson is the New PM

BREXIT is Back: Boris Johnson is the New PM

Boris Johnson has been selected as the new leader of the British Conservative Party and thus, the new prime minister of the UK. He will officially succeed outgoing PM Theresa May on Wednesday. Johnson won with 66.4 percent of the vote (92,153) to Hunt’s 33.6 percent (46,656). 139,318 votes were cast by Tory members with […]

European Banks Prepare for Socialist Powered Crisis

European Banks Prepare for Socialist Powered Crisis

Eurozone banks are tightening the criteria firms and households must meet to be granted loans, the European Central Bank said Tuesday, as policymakers weigh their response to stuttering growth brought about by years of Socialist policy. Lenders upped their requirements of business borrowers and households seeking consumer credit between April and June, the quarterly poll […]

Italy Tackles Mobile Phone Addiction

Italy Tackles Mobile Phone Addiction

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) has drafted a law aimed at preventing and treating the rising phenomenon of addiction to mobile phones and computers, particularly among the young. The bill seeks to treat so-called “no-mobile-phone phobia” (also known as “nomophobia”) or the fear of not being able to get regular access to social networks […]

Europe Squeezed in US-Iran Nuclear Deal Dispute

Europe Squeezed in US-Iran Nuclear Deal Dispute

Europe now finds itself in the impossible situation of trying to salvage an accord unraveling because of the maximalist US sanctions campaign against Iran. Since President Trump withdrew America from the accord over 1 ago, a fire has burned through Iran. At 1st, it appeared Iranian officials thought they might be able to wait out […]

President Trump Returns US to Position of Strength in the World

President Trump Returns US to Position of Strength in the World

President Trump’s tough talk to Iran is not warmongering, but a return to the United States acting from a position of strength. “This is what American Presidents used to do talk tough, before President Obama. They used to talk about American strength and the desire for peace over war, but war if necessary. We are returning […]

Hundreds of Climate Activists Arrested in London

Hundreds of Climate Activists Arrested in London

Saturday, the count of more than 750 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London’s most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last 6 days, police said on Saturday, up from a Friday total of 682. The protests, organized by climate group Extinction Rebellion, have for several days disrupted travel through parts of […]

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Out in the Streets of Paris for 21st Weekend

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Out in the Streets of Paris for 21st Weekend

Protesters from the ‘yellow vest‘ movement are on the streets of France for a 21st weekend running, with 1000’s gathered for a march across Paris. Paris police have fine-tuned their strategy of being more mobile and proactive to counter eventual violence since the 1st Saturday of protests on 17 November. The Champs-Elysees is off-limits to […]

France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters March Despite Ban

France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters March Despite Ban

French ‘yellow vest‘ protesters are rallying to support an activist injured in a confrontation with police. The demonstrators are undeterred by protest bans or repeated injuries in 20 weeks of demonstrations. So they are marching again Saturday in Paris, Bordeaux and other cities to keep pressing President Emmanuel Macron to do more to help the […]

UK Lawmakers Reject PM May’s BREXIT Deal Again

UK Lawmakers Reject PM May’s BREXIT Deal Again

$GBP UK lawmakers rejected PM Theresa May’s BREXIT deal for a 3rd time Friday, sounding its probable death knell and leaving Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union in turmoil on the day it was supposed to leave the single currency socialist bloc. The decision to reject a stripped-down version of Mrs. May’s deal has left […]

UK PM Theresa May, “I Quit”

UK PM Theresa May, “I Quit”

FLASH: UK PM Theresa May in Quotes: from BREXIT Means BREXIT to I Quit Theresa May was the “BREXIT Means BREXIT” UK Prime Minister. For almost 3 years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, Mrs. May repeated the mantra that she would deliver the departure. But time and circumstance have made her change […]

UK PM May Humiliated, She Will Move Out of #10 Downing Street When BREXIT is Delivered

UK PM May Humiliated, She Will Move Out of #10 Downing Street When BREXIT is Delivered

Theresa May had grand designs when she became the UK PM, as she would not just be about taking Britain out of the European Union, it would be about fighting “the burning injustice” within the country. But Wednesday night, broken by BREXIT like her predecessor, Mrs. May conceded that she will not be able to […]

UK PM May Faces Parliament Revolt, Plot to Oust Her

UK PM May Faces Parliament Revolt, Plot to Oust Her

FLASH: Theresa May summons Brexiteers to ward off coup. UK Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday working to revive her 2X Brexit deal after reports that her Cabinet was plotting to topple her. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was already slipping from Mrs. May’s weakened grasp […]

Update: BREXIT in ‘Tatters’, PM May’s Ministers Moving to Oust Her

Update: BREXIT in ‘Tatters’, PM May’s Ministers  Moving to Oust Her

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Top ministers are moving to oust her within, as her BREXIT strategy lay in tatters just weeks before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union. Anti-BREXIT demonstrators marched into central London by the hundreds of thousands Saturday, demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on […]

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Clash With Police in Paris

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Clash With Police in Paris

Saturday, some yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas after a peaceful march through Paris, as tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighborhoods prevented the rioting that devastated the capital a week ago. The 4-month-old movement drew bigger crowds Saturday than in recent weeks, even though last weekend’s violence hurt […]

Dutch Government Loses Senate Majority Populist Surge

Dutch Government Loses Senate Majority Populist Surge

FLASH: Following the lead of US President Donald Trump, Forum for Democracy leader Thierry Baudet opposes immigration and emphasizes “Dutch First” cultural and economic themes. The Dutch government has lose its majority in the Senate after provincial elections Wednesday, according to exit polls, as voters flocked to a new populist party 2 days after a […]

Now Seeing a No-Deal BREXIT

Now Seeing a No-Deal BREXIT

FLASH: BREXIT Agreement Negotiated by EU and U.K. Government Won’t be Reopened, EU Chief Tusk Says JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon said UK PM Theresa May’s request to the European Union for a 3-month extension of the BREXIT deadline will not remove uncertainty associated with the impasse and raises the odds of a […]

BREXIT Delay Ahead

BREXIT Delay Ahead

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the EU to delay BREXIT by at least 3 months after her plan to hold a 3rd vote on the divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of Parliament. Nearly 3 years after Britain voted narrowly to leave the EU, its departure […]

PM May Gets a Irish BREXIT Boost

PM May Gets a Irish BREXIT Boost

FLASH: UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s hopes of getting a BREXIT deal through Parliament were given a boost Saturday after a report that the Northern Irish party propping up her government might move toward backing her deal. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which has 10 lawmakers in Parliament, is close to changing its position for […]

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Turned Violent Saturday

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Turned Violent Saturday

FLASH: French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th weekend running of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters threw smoke bombs and other objects at officers, and started pounding on the windows of a police van. Riot police then retreated, as did a water cannon, with […]

‘BREXTENDED’ Voted in UK Parliament

‘BREXTENDED’ Voted in UK Parliament

FLASH: UK Parliament voted Thursday to seek a delay of the country’s departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of March 29. With Brexit due in 15 days and no divorce deal yet approved, the House of Commons voted 412-202 to ask the […]

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

FLASH: President Trump says his administration “looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom” as the country continues to try to hash out its departure from the European Union. Thursday, President Trump said that he is “surprised at how badly” negotiations have gone between the United Kingdom and the European […]

Nick Leeson on Brexit, Boeing and the Day Ahead

Nick Leeson on Brexit, Boeing and the Day Ahead

Brexit news provided the impetus for a bumpy ride for the European Indices and Sterling yesterday. A positive stance after news of concessions from the EU was quickly replaced by uncertainty and a swift move lower as legal opinion indicated that we were no nearer a path through the forest to a successful Brexit. In […]

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