US-China tensions soar as ‘new cold war’ heats up

October 17, 2018

Rivalry escalates amid concerns over trade, as warships nearly collide and an FBI trap angers Beijing The US and China have shrugged off rules and constraints that have kept their 21st-century global rivalry in check, opening the way for an escalating conflict on many fronts that neither side appears willing or able to stop. Chinese officials have accused Washington of starting a new cold war, but the jostling between the…

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Deadly Yemen famine could strike at any time, warns UN boss

October 16, 2018

Humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock horror a huge loss of life as fighting continues A famine inflicting” big loss of life” could strike at any time in Yemen, as meat costs surge and the duel rages over the country’s main port, the UN humanitarian bos, Mark Lowcock, has warned. Lowcock said that by the time an imminent famine is proven, it would be too late to stop it. Accelerating economic breakdown…

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Trump and Kavanaugh claim we live in a meritocracy. Dont believe a word of it | Arwa Mahdawi

October 13, 2018

Arwa Mahdawi: The president and his supreme court nominee have been claiming they rose to the top all on their own. Sadly, stretching the truth is not confined to them If you are very clever and work very hard, you can achieve anything. We know this because successful people are always telling us so. They got where they are because of their work ethic: rich parents, the right connections and…

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‘Things are getting worse’: economic collapse looms again in Zimbabwe

October 7, 2018

Locals say conditions have deteriorated since Julys contentious election, as world powers keep their distance Zimbabwe faces a deepening economic crisis as hopes fade of a new wave of international investment and aid following historic elections in July. The poll, the first after the military takeover that led to the won by the ageing autocrats former rightshooting by soldiers of six unarmed civilians in Harare during opposition protests has made…

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Ten years on from the crash, we need to get ready for another one | Robert Skidelsky

October 2, 2018

The lessons of 2008 have not been fully learned: stop risky lending by banks, address fiscal policy and reduce inequality, says economist Robert Skidelsky The Great Depression of 1929. And it was almost entirely unanticipated. Ten years on is a good time to ask what governments, policymakers, and economists might learn from this catastrophe how to prevent future ones, and how to overcome them if they happen. Of these two,…

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Nicols Maduro’s plan for Venezuela adds bewilderment to despair

September 20, 2018

Many Venezuelans fleeing abroad are adamant peaceful solution is no longer possible Day after period the crowds flock to the Expresos Flamingo bus terminal in Caracas to begin checking out of their disintegrate nation. Some carry their earthly possessions in suitcases or backpacks, others plastic bags including ocean and snacks for the long journey ahead. All share a dogged determination to flee. ” Food became so expensive that for months…

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Putin makes appeal to Russians to accept pension changes

September 18, 2018

President offers concessions but says retirement age must rise to avoid economic ruin Vladimir Putin has made a direct appeal to Russians to ask for their assistance in conjuring the retirement age, warns that without urgent action, the two countries especially for men, for whom the average age of fatality is 66. The European average for men is 79. Putin, nonetheless, was asked to depict the unpopular changes as a…

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Russian police arrest hundreds protesting against Putin pension plan

September 15, 2018

Unrest breaks out as Google pulls YouTube ads by Putin critic Alexei Navalny Police detained more than 800 people across Russia during protests against government plans to raise the national retirement age that have resulted in President Vladimir Putins approval ratings slumping to a four-year low. Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Sunday in dozens of towns and cities after Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin critic, called for nationwide…

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Fleeing Venezuelans face suspicion and hostility as migration crisis worsens

September 14, 2018

Ecuadorian border town struggling to cope with exodus driven by economic collapse and political turmoil Nicolas Maduro has belittled the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing in the different regions of the Andes as gullible” slaves and beggars” duped into scrubbing foreign toilets by enemies of the Bolivarian revolution. The United Nations said 2.3 million people, more than 7% of Venezuela’spopulation, have left the country since 2015, with most heading…

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Lori Systems is launching a service with the Kenyan government for last-mile haulage from railroads

September 10, 2018

For Lori Structure chief executive and co-founder Josh Sandler, deals like the one between his company and the Kenyan government to solve last-mile answers around the national railroad are about far more than simply logistics. Sandler, whose household duelled apartheid in South africans as social workers, township doctors and( more dangerously) as financiers for the Spear of the Nation( the armed wing of the African National Congress ), looks at…

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Nicols Maduro’s plan for Venezuela adds bewilderment to despair

September 3, 2018

Many Venezuelans fleeing abroad are adamant peaceful settlement of conflicts is no longer possible Day after day the crowds batch to the Expresos Flamingo bus terminal in Caracas to begin checking out of their crumble nation. Some carry their earthly possessions in suitcases or backpacks, others plastic bags including water and snacks for the long excursion ahead. All share a bird-dog determination to escape. ” Food became so expensive that…

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Putin makes appeal to Russians to accept pension changes

September 2, 2018

President presents concessions but says retirement age must rise to avoid economic ruin Vladimir Putin has made a direct appeal to Russians to ask for their assistance in creating the retirement age, warns that without urgent action, the country especially for men, for whom the average age of fatality is 66. The European average for men is 79. Putin, nonetheless, sought to show the unpopular changes as a necessary sacrifice…

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Greek PM seeks to claim centre ground with cabinet shake-up

August 31, 2018

Alexis Tsipras delivers in younger pastors to refresh government in run-up to crucial elections The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has attempted to revive his flagging government with an array of younger locker figures as part of the preparations for a general election he has described as” the mother of all battles “. Ahead of crucial polls in 2019, the formerly revolutionary leftist has brought in 13 rectors, many in…

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Zimbabwe opposition figure charged after forced return

August 22, 2018

UN accuses Zambia of violating international law after MDCs Tendai Biti is denied asylum A senior Zimbabwean opposition politician who was refused asylum in neighbouring Zambia and forcibly returned to his “countries ” has been charged over his alleged role in last week’s post-election protests. ” We will keep on opposing ,” Tendai Biti told reporters, before being granted bail of $5,000( PS3, 885) and told to surrender his passport….

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Fleeing Venezuelans face suspicion and hostility as migration crisis worsens

August 20, 2018

Ecuadorian borderline city struggling to is dealing with exodus driving in economic breakdown and political turmoil Nicolas Maduro has belittled the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing across the Andes as gullible” slaves and panhandlers” deceived into scrubbing foreign toilets by adversaries of the Bolivarian revolution. The United Nations said 2.3 million people, more than 7% of Venezuela’spopulation, have left the country since 2015, with most heading to Brazil, Chile,…

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The story of a recovery: how hurricane Maria boosted small farms

August 17, 2018

Puerto Ricos small-scale farms aided by outside groups such as #chefsforpuertorico have grabbed a post-disaster given an opportunity to challenge the islands import-reliant food economy Nestled between a compound factory and sparkling blue ocean baby-sit a wonderland fitted with rowdy goats, sturdy passionfruit flowers and tiny chive bloom flowers that when bitten, erupt with garlicky flavor 50 times more potent than their size. That this farm in Manati, Puerto Rico,…

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Trump Is Ours: Kremlin Media Fear Dem Victory in November

August 17, 2018

During any other presidency, it would be highly unusual for the Russian media to be preoccupied with the American midterm elections, but in the time of Donald Trump, Russian political leaders and pundits have taken a keen interest in the races for the U.S. Senate and House of Congressman. As the realization sunrises on them that the Putin-friendly president cannot or will not lift past and future sanctions on the…

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Zimbabwe opposition politician says he was illegally abducted from Zambia

August 14, 2018

Tendai Biti contends heavily armed masked men forced him to return across the border A senior opposition legislator results were announced in Zimbabwe’s general elections, the first since Robert Mugabe was deposed in members of the military takeover last year after practically four decades in power. Hopes that the comparatively peaceful campaign and voting would herald a political and economic transformation of the impoverished country have been are being sought…

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Venezuela seeks US extradition of alleged drone attack mastermind

August 12, 2018

Video Maduro accuses outside groups for ‘assassination’ strive Venezuela’s president dodges apparent assassination attempt during a speech broadcast on live television; Steve Harrigan reports. The Venezuelan government is seeking the extradition of one of its citizens living in the U.S. whom it accuses of masterminding the alleged monotone attempt against President Nicolas Maduro nearly a week ago. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told reporters Wednesday he’d reached out to the U.S….

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