Archive for the ‘Global News’ Category

The Russian Economy Is Back, and It’s Not Just the Black Stuff

(Media Release) Russia has exited recession, with a little help from the boys in uniform, a major statistical revision – and the global oil price. And not just any recession, but its longest in two decades. So what happened? (  1. Is the economy really out of the woods? Actually, the contraction ended a few quarters earlier […]

Trump speech criticised by Bernie Sanders for ‘stirring up fear and hatred’

(Media Release) Donald Trump is being allowed to “stir up fear and hatred”, according to Bernie Sanders. By inviting the victims of crimes committed by immigrants to his first speech to Congress, the President was attempting to “divide the country”, the US Senator said. “The murder of anyone is a tragedy, and our hearts go out […]

China angrily reacts with threats after South Korean missile defense decision

(Media Release) Chinese state media has reacted with anger and threats of boycotts after the board of an affiliate of South Korea’s Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government that will enable authorities to deploy a U.S. missile defense system.  ( )  The government decided last year to deploy the U.S. Terminal High […]

Canada ‘s concerns about close border ties with US

(Media Release) The Canada-US border has become a fault line for Canadian fears surrounding the new US administration. The uncertainty comes as Parliament considers a preclearance security bill that could give US border agents new powers and the Liberal government comes under pressure to reconsider an asylum pact with the US. The US has made […]

How Milo’s downfall split the alt-right

(Media Release) Leading figures and activists on the alt-right have split over controversial comments made by one of the movement’s champions. ( )  Milo Yiannopoulos is a passionate supporter of Donald Trump and rose to fame as an editor at the right-wing website Breitbart. His extreme views on feminism and Islam made him a darling […]

Mexican man kills himself after being deported from US

(Media Release) A Mexican man has apparently taken his own life just half an hour after being deported from the United States. Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 45, jumped from a bridge at the border after he was deported for the third time. He was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died […]

Half of Russia Still in Crisis Prepares for Worse to Come

(Media Release) The half of Russia’s economy that hasn’t got wind of a recovery is already hunkering down for the crisis to come. Once indispensable for the country’s prospects, consumption flat-lined well below zero throughout last year even as the broader economy defied gloom. From the ruble to industrial output and wages, the outlook is […]

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