Archive for December, 2018

World stocks suffer as Fed heightens recession fears

World equity markets slipped on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve dashed investor hopes of a more dovish policy outlook, …Read the Rest

Tokyo prosecutors appeal after court decides against extending Ghosn detention

Tokyo prosecutors have appealed a court decision that prevents further detention of Carlos Ghosn, a surprise ruling which could free …Read the Rest

In Syria retreat, Trump rebuffs top advisers and blindsides U.S. commanders

U.S. President Donald Trump overrode his top national security aides, blindsided U.S. ground commanders, and stunned lawmakers and allies with …Read the Rest

Nomads and farmers in fight for Nigeria's heartland

MAKURDI, Nigeria – A Reuters analysis of land use data shows how a massive expansion of farming in Nigeria’s Middle …Read the Rest

The President's move to leave Syria fulfills one of Vladimir Putin's goals and will spark fresh speculation about Trump's motives and relationship with Russia

President Donald Trump once famously said he knew more about ISIS than US generals do. Now he wants to prove …Read the Rest

Sen. Graham: Trump's Syria withdrawal a 'stain on the honor of the United States'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called President Donald Trump’s decision to immediately withdraw US troops from Syria a “disaster” and “a …Read the Rest

Senior admin official: 'A mistake of colossal proportions'

Seated at the head of his Situation Room conference table, President Donald Trump was adamant: American troops must come home …Read the Rest

Analysis: Trump is leaving the fight against ISIS (and influence in the Middle East) to Russia and Iran

It was set to be the most discreet yet potent measure of US influence in the Middle East. Source: CNN

Decision blasted: It's 'fake news' to say ISIS defeated, Graham said

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blasts the decision to withdraw troops from Syria, saying President Trump’s declaration that ISIS has been …Read the Rest

100 days to Brexit, businesses and EU ramp up no-deal planning

With just 100 days until Brexit, businesses and the European Union ramped up planning for the risk that the United …Read the Rest