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Markets suffer Trump slump on trade war fears

Donald Trump’s controversial decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports sent world stock markets slumping on Friday as the move fuelled fresh fears of a global trade war, dealers said. Traders, already on edge over worries about rising US interest rates, followed Wall Street sharply lower after the …

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Polish president to sign Holocaust bill despite international concerns

Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, announced that he would sign a highly controversial bill Tuesday that will ban most Holocaust accusations against Poles as well as descriptions of Nazi death camps as Polish — likely raising tensions with the United States and Israel, which have criticized the measure. An ally of the ruling right-wing Law and Justice Party who occasionally has been willing …

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US bid to change Iran deal unlikely to yield positive results: Russia

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says a new US push aimed at changing the terms of the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal is unlikely to bring forth “positive” results. “[Moscow] does not expect any positive developments in the light of such decisions and possible agreements,” Ryabkov told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Tuesday. Earlier this …

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American sanctions: A war strategy

By Sara Safa “International sanctions” is a new term in international politics and a new strategy or political instrument that came more operational in the early 1970’s after US withdrawal from the Vietnam war amid several challenges and a real economic pressure that the US had to face especially after …

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Brexit may never happen – Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable – the likely next Lib Dem leader – says he is “beginning to think Brexit may never happen”. He said “enormous” divisions in the Labour and the Tory parties and a “deteriorating” economy would make people think again. “People will realise that we didn’t vote to be …

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Belgium at the epicenter of the war for Europe

By John Lloyd for REUTERS — A police helicopter hovers over Brussels’ rooftops following bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann – RTSBQZ6 A police helicopter hovers over Brussels’ rooftops following bomb attacks in the Belgian city, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann With every bloody episode that …

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Iraqis Ditch Fight Against Islamic State For Life In Europe

The Levant- – Some Iraqi soldiers are abandoning their posts and joining a wave of civilian migrants headed to Europe, raising new doubts about the cohesion of the country’s Western-backed security forces in the fight against ISIS militants.   Interviews with migrants and an analysis of social media activity show scores …

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Croatia ‘Forcing’ Hungary To Take In Migrants

The Levant – – More than 20,000 migrants, have streamed into Croatia since Hungary on Tuesday barred their route to the European Union through its southern border with Serbia with a metal fence, tear gas and water cannon. Croatia said on Saturday it had “forced” Hungary to take in thousands of …

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