Brexit has complicated and isolated Germany’s role in the EU

posted in: Germany, News

There is only one priority for Germany and the UK right now and that is dealing with COVID-19. The available estimates of the costs of shutdown in the form of lost value-added show that the coronavirus epidemic will cause costs … Read More

Talking about life after the divorce: EU and Britain set for new talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union kick off talks on Monday on how their relationship will shape up after Brexit, with half a trillion euros worth of annual trade and close security ties at stake in what are … Read More

Brexit talks: the brutal reckoning that awaits the UK

Many EU member states are calling for a very hard line with the UK in talks on the future relationship. When and if Brexit is finally delivered, a vast array of questions will immediately spring up. Britain’s prime minister told … Read More

Opinion Jordanians Now See Israel as an Implacable Enemy, Despite 25 Years of Peace

posted in: Israel, News

Jordan’s King Abdullah II is trapped between an aggressively pro-Israel Trump, a hardline Israel and an increasingly radicalized grassroots clamoring to cut all diplomatic and trade relations with Israel. Jordanian demonstrators burn an Israeli flag during a protest against the … Read More

World powers need to help the US win a trade deal with China, says ex-Trump negotiator

posted in: News, World News

KEY POINTS One “critically important” thing to a trade deal is unity from allies — and it is in the “self-interest” of Europe, Japan and others to work with the U.S. on those trade issues, he added, said former top White … Read More

Seoul and Tokyo Stare Each Other Down

Japan’s move to impose unprecedented trade measures against South Korea to retaliate against its increasingly hard-line stance toward Tokyo’s wartime conduct will leave Seoul with few options to respond effectively. Domestic political drivers in both South Korea and Japan will … Read More

Marc Thiessen: Trump didn’t start this trade war, China did

Before President Trump announced that he was imposing 25 percent tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese goods, he got encouragement from an unlikely source: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. The Senate Democratic leader, who has little good to say … Read More

Brexit as risk: The FOUR scenarios we could see in the coming months

posted in: European Union, News

BREXIT has been delayed for a second time, with the date now set for the UK to depart the EU on October 31. But what this could mean is anything but clear. The British political elite continue squabbling over how, … Read More

E.U, China Trade Agreement Opposes Trump’s America First Agenda

posted in: Far East, News

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welsome Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 26, 2019. (Photo: Reuters) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang assured the European Union that … Read More

In Japan, Angela Merkel warns against treating North Korea naively

posted in: Far East, News

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Emperor Akihito on the second and final day of her visit to Japan. Later events with students and scientists covered topics from North Korean disarmament through to cows’ digestion. Angela Merkel had a third and … Read More

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