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WTO and WHO seek to ensure food security Analyses & Assessments

WTO and WHO seek to ensure food security

Food security threatens the lives of millions around the world, especially those in underprivileged countries. Organizations such as the WTO and WHO...

NZ plans to curb Foreign Influence in Politics Analyses & Assessments

NZ plans to curb Foreign Influence in Politics

New Zealand is considering introducing laws aimed at curbing foreign influence in domestic politics, ahead of a general election next year. New...

ISIS in Philippines Analyses & Assessments

ISIS in Philippines

The threat of Islamic State is mounting in the Philippines along with the growing momentum among local pro-Islamic State militant groups. In Iraq and...

Is Japan in a recession? Analyses & Assessments

Is Japan in a recession?

The Japanese government downgraded its assessment of a key indicator of economic trends, suggesting Japan may have already entered a recession rather...

ECB’s new stimulus package Analyses & Assessments

ECB’s new stimulus package

The European Central Bank said it will offer more cheap loans to banks and keep interest rates at a record low for a longer period as a weakening...

EU declares end of migration crisis Analyses & Assessments

EU declares end of migration crisis

The European Commission has declared the migration crisis over, as it sharpened its attack on “fake news” and “misinformation” about the issue. Frans...

Russia’s hypersonic weapons targets US Analyses & Assessments

Russia’s hypersonic weapons targets US

After INF suspension, Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, threatening to attack...

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...