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21.08.2020

The “Coalition of the Determined”

The “Coalition of the Determined”

For the EU to assert itself in the power competition between the USA and China, foreign policy makers are calling for a “core European” vanguard. German foreign and military policy makers are pushing for an EU global policy offensive and suggest that a small number of member states should lead… »

18.08.2020

Second Meeting of Global Networks

Second Meeting of Global Networks

Dear friends, we invite you to the 2nd Virtual Meeting for Multiconvergence of Global Networks 29th August 2020 (Saturday 16th to 18:30h, Paris time)   Objectives To discuss the possibilities of deepening the articulation of our networks.A first proposal to be considered: writing a common letter of presentation of our… »

17.08.2020

Lebanese president says no delay in Beirut blast investigations

Lebanese president says no delay in Beirut blast investigations

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that there is no delay in investigations into the explosions that rocked Beirut on August 4, the National News Agency reported. “We need time to find out the truth because there exist many assumptions and possibilities. We should be very accurate in considering… »

16.08.2020

Beyond the White-West vs China Cultural Clash

Beyond the White-West vs China Cultural Clash

On July 22, the Texas Tribune reported that the Trump administration had ordered the closing of Houston’s Chinese Consulate. The Chinese Government retaliated by closing the US consulate in Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwest Sichuan province. Chengdu was an important diplomatic outpost for the US, covering a large… »

09.08.2020

75 Years Ago the US Destroyed Japanese Culture

75 Years Ago the US Destroyed Japanese Culture

In dropping nuclear weapons on Nagasaki just three days after having bombed Hiroshima, the US knew exactly what would be the level of destruction and the extent of the humanitarian disaster. Less than a second after the detonation, the northern end of the city was destroyed and 35,000 people had died. »

06.08.2020

Beirut blast death toll rises to 137; countries around the world offer aid

Beirut blast death toll rises to 137; countries around the world offer aid

The Lebanese cabinet announced on Wednesday a two-week-long state of emergency in Beirut. The death toll from the deadly blast at the capital’s port area Tuesday evening has climbed to 137, with around 5,000 people wounded and dozens others missing. Here is what we know so far:  The… »

31.07.2020

U.S. Dollar’s Grip on Global Markets Might Be Over, Warns Goldman

U.S. Dollar’s Grip on Global Markets Might Be Over, Warns Goldman

After years of talking about abandoning the U.S. dollar, Russia and China are doing it for real. In the first quarter of 2020, the share of the dollar in trade between the countries fell below 50 percent for the first time. By Countercurrents Collective Goldman Sachs has issued a bold… »

23.07.2020

The Moment of Truth for BRICS:

The Moment of Truth for BRICS:

Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward By Kester Kenn Klomegah As already known, BRICS is an association of five major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. South Africa joined the association in 2010. The BRICS has a significant influence on regional affairs… »

22.07.2020

US abruptly informs Beijing to CLOSE consulate in Houston – Chinese Foreign Ministry

US abruptly informs Beijing to CLOSE consulate in Houston – Chinese Foreign Ministry

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the US asked it to close down its consulate in Houston, Texas. Beijing condemned the move, promising retaliation if the decision is not reversed. The abrupt demand to shut down the consulate is an “unprecedented escalation” of hostilities, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang… »

04.07.2020

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

By Kester Kenn Klomegah During several years of Omar al-Bashir administration, Sudan’s economy was largely shattered due to political tyranny, deep-seated corruption and poor policies. According to the Corruptions Perception Index, Sudan is one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Sudan has a population of 43 million (2018… »

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