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What is actually happening between India and Pakistan? - 02/28/2019

After the Indian air force raided a camp of Islamist terrorists in Pakistan on Tuesday, Islamabad promised to respond to this “act of aggression” from India. Moreover, high-ranking Pakistani officials, who commented on the situation, said that Pakistan’s reaction would surprise everyone. It seems that Islamabad is no less determined than India, which accuses the Pakistani authorities of...

China restricts coal imports from Australia - 02/28/2019

Australian companies are having difficulties supplying coal to China. Beijing is delaying the customs clearance of goods. If it usually took from 5 to 20 days, but now it is as much as 45 days, Reuters writes, citing traders. A manager of a Shanghai trading company, which usually bought about 400,000 tons of Australian coal per month, said that the company stopped ordering coal from Australia,...

EU against gold passports. Will Europe change the policies? - 02/27/2019

Brussels is calling on EU countries to revise the system of granting residence permits in exchange for investments. How this will be implemented in practice? At the beginning of the year, the European Commission submitted a report to the European Parliament. The paper proposes to toughen the procedure for issuing “golden visas” that allow obtaining a residence permit or a European passport in...

The United States threatens Venezuela with intervention - 02/25/2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not rule out that the United States could use military force "to restore democracy" in Venezuela, calling President Nicolas Maduro "the worst version of a tyrant." The list of "concrete measures" to resolve the crisis should be proposed by Vice President of the United States Michael Pence at a meeting of the leaders of the Lima Group in Colombia. Among the...

British economy finds itself in limbo - 02/19/2019

The growth of the British economy in 2018 was 1.4%, the National Statistical Service reported: “Such low growth rates were observed only in 2012, and lower growth rates were observed only in 2009.” Investments of the companies have been falling for the fourth quarter in a row, and many began to prepare for tough Brexit. Not only European, but also American corporations sounded very worried about...

UAE concludes defense deals worth $ 1.35 billion - 02/18/2019

The United Arab Emirates announced defense deals with local and international companies worth about $ 1.35 billion on the opening day of the IDEX defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, according to CNBC. Of the 33 deals announced on Sunday, 18 were made with local firms, 15 - with foreign companies, which accounted for just under $ 1.1 billion, an IDEX spokesman said during a press conference. The US...

US, Saudi Arabia protest against EU money laundering list - 02/15/2019

The US authorities very sharply reacted to publication of the EU blacklist of countries that pose a threat due to a weak fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism. The US protested against blacklisting of four unincorporated American island territories - Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the US Virgin Islands. The list of 23 countries also includes Saudi Arabia and other...

China is fighting for its corner in Venezuela - 02/14/2019

China decided to hedge and protect their multi-billion dollar investment in Venezuela. China worries about future of joint oil projects with Venezuela and the nearly $ 20 billion that Caracas owes it. These concerns resulted in negotiations that Chinese diplomats are conducting with the Venezuelan opposition in Washington.  "China recognizes the growing risk of regime change and does not...

May is playing for time before Brexit vote - 02/13/2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to wait until the last moment before putting her Brexit deal to a vote in parliament, after which she will force British politicians to choose between her plan and a potentially very long delay, writes Bloomberg. That’s how Brexit’s chief negotiator Oliver Robbins described future events around the exit from the EU, a British television channel reported,...

Study: Implementation of the Paris Agreement will ensure global growth of economy and employmen - 02/13/2019

Due to transition to a green economy by 2030, global GDP will rise by 0.1%, and the employment rate - by 0.5%, show studies conducted with participation of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). However, the positive effect of such a transition will be felt most in China and the EU, and the United States will be the loser. The Energy Scenario...
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