How the United States nudged the European Union towards a tougher stand on China

US pressure on China has helped tip the scales in Europe towards a much tougher stand on China but Brussels is also bracing for US-China trade war deal that could leave Europe on the economic outer with its biggest trading partner, analysts said.On Tuesday, in a paper that for the first time labelled China a […]

European Union calls for united trade and tech front against ‘rival’ China

The European Union has called for a tougher stand on China to address mounting trade, technology and geostrategic concerns, a major step analysts say could overshadow China’s relations with Europe for years to come.Following Washington’s lead, the European Commission, the EU’s executive, released a paper on Tuesday which for the first time labelled China an […]

Trade war with the United States takes air out of Chinese art market bubble in the short term, say artists

China’s slowing growth and its trade war with the United States have taken the air out of its bubbling art market but the slowdown would be beneficial in the long run, according to an artist in Beijing for the annual gathering of the country’s top advisory body.On Wednesday on the sidelines of the Chinese People’s […]

China’s new foreign investment law is too vague, says US business group

China’s new foreign investment law has received a lukewarm response from a leading US business group, which complained about a lack of consultation and detail.Beijing hoped that the new law would help improve its image among global investors and also help address some of the concerns at the heart of the trade war with the […]

Namibia: No More Coffee, Tea for Patients in Namibia’s Public Hospitals

[New Era] Windhoek -Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday explained the partial suspension of serving of tea and coffee to patients in state hospitals, saying the exercise did not serve its intended purpose. “It was identified that the tea and coffee which are served at 10h00, 15h00 and 19h00 a day, […]

Market Pulse: Who is making money with your cash? – Tahoe Daily Tribune Market Pulse: Who is making money with your cash?  Tahoe Daily Tribune Now that short-term interest rates are on the rise yields on money-market funds are moving up as well. They used to pay close to nothing, now the three-month … Vía “making money” – Google News

Ethiopia black boxes bound for Europe, crash pilot had in-plane issues

The Ethiopian Airlines pilot whose jet crashed killing 157 people had reported flight-control problems, the company said on Wednesday, as it prepared to send the black boxes to Europe from a disaster that has rocked the global aviation industry. source

Nine dead, including five children, in Brazil shooting; 17 others also shot

At least nine people were killed at a Brazilian elementary school where two young men were seen entering the building and firing weapons early on Wednesday, according to Sao Paulo police. source

Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric tells Rouhani ties must respect sovereignty

Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday that Iraqi sovereignty must be respected and weapons kept in state hands, a veiled reference to increasingly influential Iran-backed militias. source