Category archives for: International

The Global Expansion: Still Strong but Less Even, More Fragile, Under Threat

July 16, 2018//-Amid rising tensions over international trade, the broad global expansion that began roughly two years ago has plateaued and become less balanced. 

Trump in UK: Theresa May Makes Strong Case for US Trade Deal

July 12, 2018//-UK Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed Donald Trump to the UK with a lavish black-tie dinner – during which she made a case for a new trade deal with the US.

European Bank, Swedish Gov’t Step Up Support for Women Entrepreneurs

July 12, 2018//-The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will step up its support for women-led businesses in Moldova with €2.5 million in new grant financing from the government of Sweden.

Brexit Row: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns

July 9, 2018//-The United Kingdom’s Brexit strategy has claimed another victim, with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigning, according to reports.

Brexit Secretary Bows Out

July 9, 2018//-Brexit Secretary David Davis, who has been leading negotiations to leave the EU, has resigned from the government.

Trump’s Psychopathology Is Getting Worse

Most pundits interpret the US president’s outbursts as playing to his political base, or preening for the cameras, or blustering for the sake of striking future deals. In fact, Trump suffers from several psychological pathologies that render him a clear and present danger to the world. New York, USA, July 8, 2018// – Seemingly every […]

Thai Rescue: Former Navy Diver Dies While Leaving Flooded Caves

July 6, 2018//-A former Thai Navy diver who joined the operation to rescue 12 boys and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand has died, according to a Thai Navy source.

Trump Undermines Himself on Trade

America’s president seems utterly convinced that a trade war would be good for the US (and presumably for him politically). But his behavior on trade may quickly also become counterproductive, for three reasons. Washington DC, USA, June 30, 2018// – US President Donald Trump recently launched a tirade against Harley-Davidson, the iconic American manufacturer of […]

‘Hold in your belly . . . Legs Together’: Chinese College Teaches Female Students to be ‘Perfect’

ZHENJIANG, China, June 30, 2018// — At a college in southern China, Duan Fengyan is studying to be an accountant. She is also getting lessons in how to be a woman in the time of President Xi Jinping.   

Turkey’s Erdogan Wins New Term

June 25, 2018//-Turkey’s long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll.

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