Monthly Archive: July 2018

Why the US-China trade dispute has experts worried 0

Why the US-China trade dispute has experts worried

The world’s two biggest economies are at loggerheads. The US is considering 25% tariffs on $200bn (£152bn) of Chinese goods, much higher than the 10% it previously indicated it might impose, reports say. Meanwhile...

‘The Indian government is tearing my family apart’ 0

‘The Indian government is tearing my family apart’

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Operation Gomorrah: Firestorm created ‘Germany’s Nagasaki’ 0

Operation Gomorrah: Firestorm created ‘Germany’s Nagasaki’

Image copyrightbpk | Hans BrunswigImage caption The scale of the destruction caused shock and fear across Germany This story contains graphic images. The centenary of the RAF not only coincides with the 75th anniversary...

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The European populists monitoring ‘sham’ elections

Image copyrightThomas Cristofoletti/RuomImage caption Former MEP Fabrizio Bertot (second from left) and Italian ex-senator Antonio Razzi (far right) gave Cambodia’s election the thumbs-up A group of European populist and nationalist politicians descended upon Cambodia...

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Jewellery thefts that shocked the world

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The Antwerp World Diamond Centre, which runs the China fashion show shown here, lost €100m in a 2003 raid Thieves in Sweden have made off with some of the country’s...

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New Zealand shop battles in court over Weetabix imports

Image copyrightJeff GreenbergImage caption Weet-bix is one of Australia and New Zealand’s best-known brands A shop owner in New Zealand is involved in a battle of the breakfast cereals after her plans to import...

Video: Macron’s asylum law set to pass, despite party divisions 0

Video: Macron’s asylum law set to pass, despite party divisions

French President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial immigration and asylum bill is expected to be signed into law on Tuesday, despite arousing unprecedented opposition from his own party. Despite the Senate’s rejection of the bill on...

Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba returns to DR Congo for presidential bid 0

Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba returns to DR Congo for presidential bid

Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba returned home on Wednesday after a decade in prison in The Hague for a presidential run expected to pose a stiff challenge to President Joseph Kabila or his successor...

Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party wins parliamentary majority 0

Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party wins parliamentary majority

Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party won the majority of seats in parliament after sweeping rural constituencies by huge margins, official results showed on Wednesday, setting the stage for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory. The Zimbabwe Electoral...