IMF Warns Trump Against US Tariffs On China

  US tariffs on China won’t fix the trade deficit, and neither will weakening the US dollar through interest rate cuts, International Monetary Fund economists said Wednesday. In unusually blunt language, the blog post seemed targeted straight at President Donald Trump who has persistently demanded that the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to weaken the … Continue reading IMF Warns Trump Against US Tariffs On China

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‘No Deal’ Brexit Becoming ‘Most Likely’, Says France

  A no-deal Brexit is becoming the most likely scenario for Britain’s departure from the European Union, a French presidential aide said Wednesday, a day before Boris Johnson visits Paris for talks with President Emmanuel Macron. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, rejected Johnson’s demand that the so-called “backstop” mechanism to avoid border checks … Continue reading ‘No Deal’ Brexit Becoming ‘Most Likely’, Says France

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Italy’s President Begins Talks To Solve Political Crisis

  Italy’s president began talks with political leaders on Wednesday in a bid to form a new coalition, as a proposed alliance between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and opposition centre-left Democratic Party appeared to gain traction. President Sergio Mattarella met with Senate speaker Elisabetta Casellati as two days of talks kicked off following the … Continue reading Italy’s President Begins Talks To Solve Political Crisis

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Merkel Warns UK Of No Brexit Deal

  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 … Continue reading Merkel Warns UK Of No Brexit Deal

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Deadliest Attacks On Kabul

  Saturday’s suicide attack targeting wedding celebrations in Kabul is one of the deadliest in Afghanistan’s nearly 18-year-old war against the Taliban. Here is a look at some of the worst incidents in the capital since 2008: – 2019 – – August 17: An Islamic State suicide bombing at a packed wedding hall kills at … Continue reading Deadliest Attacks On Kabul

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Buhari, Amaechi And The Ministers Who Retained Their Portfolios

  President Muhammadu Buhari, and a couple others on Wednesday retained their portfolios as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  The President retained his position as minister for petroleum, while Alhaji Lai Mohammed retained his portfolio minister of information and culture. Others who retained their position in President Buhari’s cabinet include: READ ALSO: Buhari … Continue reading Buhari, Amaechi And The Ministers Who Retained Their Portfolios

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Israel, South Korea Announce Free-Trade Deal

  Israel and South Korea announced Wednesday they have concluded a free-trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on goods ranging from cars and medical equipment to lipstick and video games. Israeli Economy Minister Eli Cohen called the deal “historic”, saying it was Israel’s first such agreement with an east Asian nation. It was not clear when … Continue reading Israel, South Korea Announce Free-Trade Deal

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Danish PM ‘Annoyed And Surprised’ By Trump Cancellation

  Denmark’s prime minister said Wednesday she was “annoyed and surprised” that US President Donald Trump postponed a visit after her government said its territory Greenland was not for sale but insisted their ties remained strong. “I am both annoyed and surprised that the US president has cancelled a state visit,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told … Continue reading Danish PM ‘Annoyed And Surprised’ By Trump Cancellation

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Twitter, United To Meet Over Pogba’s Abuse

  Twitter have reacted to calls for more to be done in preventing racist abuse of footballers on social media platforms by agreeing to meet with representatives of Manchester United they announced on Wednesday. United executives were keen for a meeting with Twitter after their French World Cup winning midfielder Paul Pogba was the victim … Continue reading Twitter, United To Meet Over Pogba’s Abuse

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US To Allow Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Children

  President Donald Trump’s administration announced Wednesday that it would remove tough legal limits on how long migrant children can be detained as part of its broader crackdown on undocumented immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security said it was terminating the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement, a binding legal ruling that said the government could not … Continue reading US To Allow Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Children

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