Relationships

Trump announces plans to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

“GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!” he tweeted. …

Read More »

Masks made Czech Republic the envy of Europe. Now they’ve blown it

There are currently more new Covid-19 cases per million people recorded in the Czech Republic than in any other major country in the world. On Friday, more than 11,100 new cases were reported in a single day, a new record. In the first 17 days of October, more people have …

Read More »

Australia’s spike in shark attack deaths could be a symptom of the climate crisis

Days of searching uncovered the man’s surfboard, but his body was never found. He was counted as Australia’s seventh shark attack victim this year — an alarming spike that hasn’t been seen in the country for 86 years. “In Australia, (this year is) a bit of a blip,” said Culum …

Read More »

China’s economy grew 4.9% in the third quarter of 2020

The world’s second largest economy expanded 4.9% in the July-to-September quarter compared to a year ago, according to government statistics released Monday. The pace was quicker than the 3.2% increase that China recorded in the second quarter, when it managed to avoid the pandemic-fueled recession that has gripped much of …

Read More »

China’s buying soybeans again. That could help Trump in key states

Now, a year later, he’s finding buyers overseas and the soybeans he harvested last week are heading down the Mississippi River to an export port. Even though he’s not quite back to where he was before the trade war, Walton’s willing to overlook the heartburn it caused. “The trade issues …

Read More »

Samuel Paty beheading: Teacher’s slaying spurs protests across France

Thousands gathered in and around Paris’ Place de la République, some holding signs showing the front page of Charlie Hebdo — a satirical magazine targeted by extremists after showing cartoons of the prophet — while others lofted placards, saying, “No to Islamisation” and “Nazislamisation is cutting our throats.” Paris Mayor …

Read More »

Analysis: Tears don’t mean Kim Jong Un is softening. Just look at his military hardware

Kim delivered what amounted to a mea culpa on the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the communist party that has ruled North Korea since its inception. He thanked North Koreans for their “great perseverance” and putting their trust in the party. He lauded them …

Read More »

European leaders face off against regions as a second wave engulfs continent

Cities in the UK, France, Spain are resisting centralized efforts to impose tighter regulations, with days of tense negotiations ongoing as infections increase. In the northern English city of Manchester, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become engulfed in a row with local mayor Andy Burnham over whether to move …

Read More »

UK’s ‘special relationship’ with the US is more fragile than ever. Just when Boris Johnson is banking on it

It stands to reason that the UK would turn to its most important single ally for support during this period; the presidential term of whoever wins on November 3 expires at roughly the same time Britons are expected to next go to the polls in 2024. This means that either …

Read More »