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US lashes out at ‘predatory’ China, Russia in Africa

In a speech billed as unveiling a new US strategy on Africa, national security advisor John Bolton sounded the same notes as Donald Trump’s “America First” philosophy The United States lashed out Thursday at “predatory” Chinese and Russian involvement in Africa as it announced a leaner footprint that insists on accountability in trade and peacekeeping. In a speech billed as unveiling a new US strategy on Africa, national security advisor John Bolton sounded the same notes as Trump’s “America First” philosophy with a distrust of international institutions and a sense of stark competition with rival powers. Bolton denounced China for its aggressive quest for natural resources and its rising…

US lashes out at ‘predatory’ China, Russia in Africa

In a speech billed as unveiling a new US strategy on Africa, national security advisor John Bolton sounded the same notes as Donald Trump’s “America First” philosophy The United States lashed out Thursday at “predatory” Chinese and Russian involvement in Africa as it announced a leaner footprint that insists on accountability in trade and peacekeeping. In a speech billed as unveiling a new US strategy on Africa, national security advisor John Bolton sounded the same notes as Trump’s “America First” philosophy with a distrust of international institutions and a sense of stark competition with rival powers. Bolton denounced China for its aggressive quest for natural resources and its rising…

Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurface

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ending the massive stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past four years — despite the emergence of new risks including a global trade war and Brexit. Thursday’s decision to stop the bank’s monthly bond purchases at the end of the year closes out a 2.6-trillion euro ($3 trillion) effort that bank President Mario Draghi credits with helping put more than 9 million people in jobs. Draghi said at a news conference that at times “it was the only driver of the recovery” in the absence of other action by governments, such as increased spending. Of course, he conceded, “I am…

Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurface

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ending the massive stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past four years — despite the emergence of new risks including a global trade war and Brexit. Thursday’s decision to stop the bank’s monthly bond purchases at the end of the year closes out a 2.6-trillion euro ($3 trillion) effort that bank President Mario Draghi credits with helping put more than 9 million people in jobs. Draghi said at a news conference that at times “it was the only driver of the recovery” in the absence of other action by governments, such as increased spending. Of course, he conceded, “I am…

Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurface

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ending the massive stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past four years — despite the emergence of new risks including a global trade war and Brexit. Thursday’s decision to stop the bank’s monthly bond purchases at the end of the year closes out a 2.6-trillion euro ($3 trillion) effort that bank President Mario Draghi credits with helping put more than 9 million people in jobs. Draghi said at a news conference that at times “it was the only driver of the recovery” in the absence of other action by governments, such as increased spending. Of course, he conceded, “I am…

Hungary’s ‘slave law’ passes, sparking protests in parliament and on the streets

(CNN)Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday showed no signs of heeding US and European Union warnings to rein in his “illiberal state,” instead introducing new laws that critics say will tighten his grip on power. Hundreds of protesters marched through Budapest and gathered at the parliament building late into Wednesday night, after Orban’s hardline Fidesz party pushed through legislation allowing employers to ask their workers to take on up to 400 hours’ overtime per year. Critics have dubbed it the “slave law.” The government told CNN that the “voluntary changes to working hours” were “in the interest of the workers” and would allow people to work and earn more. 1000 maybe 2000…