Saturday, May 25, 2019

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...
President Donald Trump appears poised to drive a stake through the heart of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, when he announces his verdict on US sanctions relief underpinning the landmark accord. Officials and diplomats expect the US leader to ignore...
Has the bitcoin fever broken? Bitcoin prices plunged sharply to below $11,000 on Friday, shedding a third of its value in just 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk.com. It later rebounded slightly to around $12,000 -- but that's still a...
It was there in black and white, one of the most important promises ever made by the political class to the Great British public: a sacred, unbreakable contract between government and voters. “The referendum … is your chance to decide...
President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to get more funding to build his border wall with Mexico and sign spending legislation to prevent another government shutdown, the White House said on Thursday. The President is once again delivering...

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...
Residents of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany were concerned their water was contaminated on Thursday after some residents began noticing a bluish colour. City officials warned residents to not drink the water while they investigated the change in tint. On Thursday...

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,...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to German, French and British counterparts in recent days to discuss cooperation over Iran, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday a week after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran...
Amazon wants to become number 1 in  delivering everything you want to your doorstep, anywhere in the world. But the e-commerce giant has several challenges in its pursuit of a global empire. WSJ's Karan Deep Singh resolve the basics...

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