A New Way To Win A Trade War

Authored by Valentin Schmid via The Epoch Times, Liberalize domestic trade to compete in international trade… In early 2018, the gloves finally came off: The United States started to punish China for its unfair trade practices and threatened allies, like Europe and Canada, for their…

LME Plans To Launch Yuan-Denominated Metals Futures Markets

In a sign the currency’s status in international finance is on the rise, and just a few short weeks after China unveiled its Yuan-denominated oil futures contract, the CEO of the London Metal Exchange has confirmed that it is planning to introduce yuan-denominated metal products….

Trump’s Big Defense-Spending Plans Still Aren’t Enough For This Beltway Think Tank

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Earlier this month, SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) which monitors global military spending, released its latest report. To no one’s surprise, the US topped the list, with more spending than the next seven biggest spenders combined. …

Ukraine: Radical Groups Disrupt LGBTI Event

Expand Kyiv police waiting outside the venue where an Amnesty International event was disrupted by members of radical groups. Kyiv, Ukraine. May 10, 2018.  © Tanya Cooper/Human Rights Watch (Kyiv) – Members of radical nationalist groups violently disrupted a May 10, 2018 discussion in Kyiv…

NORAD Confirms Russian Strategic Bombers Intercepted Off Alaskan Coast

Two Russian strategic bombers were intercepted by US military aircraft in international airspace within 200 miles of Alaska’s coast on Friday morning. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) confirmed the incident in a statement to CNN, which involved US F-22 stealth fighters escorting the large Russian…

Second Seismologist Team Confirms North Korean Nuke Site Has Collapsed

An international team of seismologists has now determined that North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site is essentially unusable following a catastrophic collapse in October that left more than 200 North Korean workers buried alive. Their findings confirm the work of a team of Chinese seismologists…

Bernie’s (Latest) Boondoggle

Authored by Daniel Mitchell via International Liberty blog, When I wrote about “crazy Bernie Sanders” in 2016, I wasn’t just engaging in literary hyperbole. The Vermont Senator is basically an unreconstructed leftist with a disturbing affinity for crackpot ideas and totalitarian regimes. His campaign agenda that year was an…

UK New Car Registrations Are Set To Tumble

In the case of a no deal Brexit, in which the country must resort to WTO rules for international trade, the negative effects on the UK car industry could be devastating. The current uncertainty surrounding the type of deal that will be struck with the EU…

German Foreign Minister Demands IAEA Analyze Israel’s Evidence Against Iran

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to review Israeli accusations against Iran “as soon as possible,” in order to “clarify whether it actually provides evidence of a violation,” reports Bild. After the Israeli revelations about a secret continuation…

Audit Puts Aramco’s Oil Reserves At 270 Billion Barrels

Authored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com, An international independent audit of the oil reserves of Saudi Aramco has more than confirmed the official figures released by Riyadh for three decades, putting the number at 270 billion barrels, two unnamed sources close to the company told Reuters. The…