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French customs agents disrupt Calais Analyses & Assessments

French customs agents disrupt Calais

Traffic jams built up around the French port of Calais as customs officers worked to rule, carrying out tighter checks on lorries heading for the...

 Italy to endorse OBOR? Analyses & Assessments

Italy to endorse OBOR?

Italy has planned to sign a memorandum of understanding to become part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, the flagship multi-national, mega-project...

Trump terminates trade benefits Analyses & Assessments

Trump terminates trade benefits

US President Donald Trump has announced his intention to end preferential trade treatment for India and Turkey, accusing New Delhi and Ankara of...

Chinese to raise defense spending Analyses & Assessments

Chinese to raise defense spending

Beijing seeks to create a “world-class” military under Chinese President Xi Jinping for which China announced a 7.5 percent growth rate in defence...

Huawei CFO sues Canada Analyses & Assessments

Huawei CFO sues Canada

Huawei’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou sued the Canadian government claiming that she was detained and interrogated before being told she was arrested in Canada...

IMF to extend Sri Lankan loan facility Analyses & Assessments

IMF to extend Sri Lankan loan facility

International Monetary Fund has agreed to extend Sri Lanka’s $1.5 billion loan program by an additional year. Sri Lanka’s debt soared as it was...

Netanyahu to be indicted? Analyses & Assessments

Netanyahu to be indicted?

Israel’s attorney general recommended Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of...

Turkey condemns Uighur treatment Analyses & Assessments

Turkey condemns Uighur treatment

Turkish officials has urged Chinese authorities to respect the human rights of Muslims including freedom of religion in Xinjiang. The Uyghurs are...

U.S Justice Dept. expecting Mueller Report Analyses & Assessments

U.S Justice Dept. expecting Mueller Report

The U.S. Department of Justice may announce that special counsel Robert Mueller has given the attorney general his report on the federal Russia...

Chinese to build dam on the River Nile Analyses & Assessments

Chinese to build dam on the River Nile

Ethiopia, in a bid to accelerate the pace of construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, has signed agreements with two Chinese companies to...

Mozambique’s looming debt crisis Analyses & Assessments

Mozambique’s looming debt crisis

Mozambique’s government is scrambling to contain the fallout from a U.S. investigation into the country’s $2 billion hidden-debt scandal, ordering a...

EU-US trade war? Analyses & Assessments

EU-US trade war?

The EU has threatened retaliation if Donald Trump imposes punitive import tariffs on European cars, based on the findings of an investigation into...

Will the Wall be built? Analyses & Assessments

Will the Wall be built?

President Donald Trump declared a state of National Emergency at the southern border on February 18, 2019 in order to curb the crossing of illegal...

Arab countries on Israel – PA conflict Analyses & Assessments

Arab countries on Israel – PA conflict

At the Warsaw Conference on the Middle East, senior Gulf officials played down the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, by justifying Israel’s right to...

Trump to declare Emergency Analyses & Assessments

Trump to declare Emergency

President Trump is willing to initiate the state of national emergency to build a wall on the Southern border after the latest house resolution....

Nigeria’s economy stagnates Analyses & Assessments

Nigeria’s economy stagnates

Promises by Nigerian presidential candidates to fix an economy that vies with South Africa’s to be the continent’s largest could be unfulfilled...

Another US shutdown? Analyses & Assessments

Another US shutdown?

Talks between Republicans and Democrats were deadlocked just days before a deadline to avoid a second US government shutdown this year, as...

Cost of US govt shutdown Analyses & Assessments

Cost of US govt shutdown

According to recent new analysis produced by the Congressional Budget Office, the longest US government shutdown has had a negative impact on the...

Parliament set to challenge May Analyses & Assessments

Parliament set to challenge May

British Prime Minister Theresa May risks losing control of Brexit in a series of votes in Parliament this week that could see her forced to suspend...

 Military backs Maduro Analyses & Assessments

Military backs Maduro

The embattled government of Venezuela struck back against its opponents, winning strong support from the country’s armed forces and the solid backing...