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European markets hail Merkel’s looming exit as German chancellor

By ethan / October 29, 2018

Markets across Europe surged on news that Angela Merkel will stop being German chancellor in 2021. The Monday rally was led by a surge in Merkel’s homeland, Germany. Read more In Frankfurt, the DAX index surged nearly two percent on the announcement. Markets in France and the UK followed with the London FTSE surging 1.72 […]


Top senator hints at Russia’s looming exit from Council of Europe

By ethan / September 20, 2018

The Russian Upper House speaker says the country’s authorities are preparing to quit the Council of Europe as Russian politicians are “tired” of constant reprisals from the body. Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko made the announcement at a Thursday meeting with the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Liliane […]


Gold poised for big breakout amid looming economic downturn – precious metals expert

By ethan / June 5, 2018

After the lengthy bear market, gold could pick up its bullish momentum again, according to VanEck International Investors Gold Fund manager Joe Foster who sees a coming breakout for the precious metal. The prospects for beaten-down gold stocks are starting to look promising, he claims, citing geopolitical risk, uncertainty around the Trump presidency, and potential […]


‘Looming disaster’: Saudi coalition seeks US aid to capture Yemen port & last humanitarian lifeline

By ethan / June 4, 2018

The Saudi-led coalition is reportedly seeking direct US support to recapture the port city of Hodeidah in Yemen. The battle for the humanitarian lifeline would spell disaster for the locals, human rights agencies warn. For nearly a week, the Saudi-led coalition forces have been preparing to launch a large-scale offensive on Hodeidah, the fourth-largest city […]


Crisis looming over global economy without free trade

By ethan / May 26, 2018

Multilateral free trade is a key to global economic stability, global leaders at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) have agreed. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned about the deepest crisis the global economy has ever seen, if protectionism prevails. “The system of multilateral cooperation, which took years to build, is no longer allowed to […]


May calls urgent cabinet meeting amid reports of looming military action in Syria

By ethan / April 11, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has summoned her cabinet to brief ministers this Thursday on a “fast-moving week” amid the ratcheting up of tensions over Syria. May’s spokesman confirmed that the meeting will focus on Syria. May will hold an unscheduled meeting of her cabinet on Thursday, which will involve senior ministers, her spokesman told […]


5 quotes pointing to the biggest political conflict looming since the Cold War

By ethan / March 15, 2018

A major diplomatic row between Moscow and London over the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter seems to be spiraling into something much bigger than just a spat between two countries. The UK government instantly blamed Moscow for the attack, claiming that the military-grade nerve agent ‘Novichok’ was used directly by […]

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