Wednesday, April 25, 2018

From the economy to crime

It is not just “centrists”, that motley crew of Blairites, Left-wing Tories and Remainiac metropolitan graduates, who feel politically homeless, stuck between Jeremy Corbyn's hard-Left army and Theresa May’s Brexit government. Such folk have garnered much attention for their...

Halfway to Brexit

The Brexit negotiations are now at their halfway stage but, as any mountaineer knows, the hardest part of reaching the summit is the final, punishing ascent. With most of the basic ‘housekeeping’ issues of the Brexit divorce deal now resolved,...

Brexit will mean Brexit

Throughout the long and drawn-out process of leaving the EU, the most baffling thing has been how some seem to regard the pronouncements of that wondrous body, the European Commission. For lo, these are holy writ. When the Commission says...
The time will come when Britain regrets Brexit, Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday before warning that, with a year left until the UK leaves the EU, now was the moment to turn speeches into binding treaties. Mr Juncker was speaking in...
A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot escaped, police said. Two of the five passengers died at the scene and three were taken to two area hospitals...
The plane, operated by US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon, causing a blaze that firefighters have been tackling. About 67 passengers were thought to be on board, officials told the BBC. The number...
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the young Saudi royal charged with undertaking the most radical reform agenda in his country’s history, is the epitome of a human dynamo. Not content with transforming Saudi Arabia’s long-standing dependence on its...
Hong Kong's currency regime is coming under mounting strain as the US Federal Reserve steps up the pace of monetary tightening, threatening to set off an unpredictable chain of events in the world’s most over-stretched financial system. The enclave’s US dollar peg...
Italy’s election comes at a crucial time for the EU. French President Emmanuel Macron has set out ambitious plans for reforming the eurozone and integrating more closely in security, defence and migration. Italy’s election won’t derail these plans, but it...

Emperor or President?

The announcement Sunday that China will drop term limits on the presidency clears the way for Xi Jinping to rule the country indefinitely. However, analysts warned that what initially seems like a demonstration of absolute power could actually be a sign...

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