Three of Europe’s biggest economies are probably in recession — and the ECB is out of bullets

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Reuters/Jason Cairnduff Three of Europe’s largest economies — Germany, Italy, and the UK — are either in recession or are on the verge of it, which could spell danger for the eurozone. Germany, Europe’s industrial backbone, is stuttering. The unemployment … Read More

Johnson Returns to Key Brexit Message as Polls Put Him Ahead

(Bloomberg) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson will go into the final days of the U.K.’s election campaign returning to his key message: that only he can deliver Brexit. Polls show his Conservative Party on course to win a majority, which … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 6 December 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, While the public is drowning in fake news and sober, false impeachment claims, the economy is roaring, to coin a phrase, “like nobody’s ever seen.”  We’ll see if the fake news mainstream media will even report this … Read More

Brexit is one of most spectacular mistakes in EU history, says Tusk

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Exclusive: Donald Tusk says it would still be better for both sides if UK stayed in EU. Donald Tusk said Brexit was one of the saddest experiences of his five years as European council president. Photograph: Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrinform/Barcroft Media Brexit … Read More

US Enraged After 6 More EU Nations Join INSTEX To Bypass Iran Sanctions

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On Friday six European countries issued a bombshell joint statement declaring their intent to join INSTEX, or the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, a European special-purpose vehicle serving as a ‘SWIFT alternative’ to bypass US sanctions on Iran. Finland, Belgium, … Read More

Erdogan Threatens NATO Effort to Block Russian Aggression in the Baltics

(Bloomberg) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “oppose steps in NATO” unless the bloc supports his fight against Syrian Kurdish militants, threatening an alliance plan to defend Baltic states against Russian aggression. Ankara has been holding up the … Read More

Three years on: the UK is paying a high economic price for its decision to leave the EU

How has the Leave vote affected the UK economy, ask Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson (LSE) in this second of two blogs based on the CEP Election Analysis briefing on Brexit. It summarizes CEP research on how the referendum outcome has affected the UK economy … Read More

Albania Quake Rescues End With Toll at 51

With all dead believed to have been found, Albanian officials turned their focus to helping the 4,000 made homeless and remedying a flawed construction industry. People mourning Saturday in Durres, Albania, at  the funeral for members of the extended Lala … Read More

Amid Heroism in London, Gnawing Fear of a Simmering Terrorism Threat

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Despite the bravery of bystanders, the deadly attack near London Bridge has raised questions about the efficacy of Britain’s prison rehabilitation system. Police officers patrolling near London Bridge on Saturday, after a deadly attack by a man armed with knives.Credit…Alberto … Read More

The European Union Needs to Prepare for the Next Wave of Migrants

A volunteer helps a young boy following a sea rescue operation near the Greek island of Lesbos on Nov. 27. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES In 2015, at the start of the wave of migrants who hit European shores over the next … Read More

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