• Narendra Modi to lay out vision for a globalised world at Davos

    Narendra Modi to lay out vision for a globalised world at Davos0

    India’s prime minister will present his globalist leadership credentials to a high-powered audience when the World Economic Forum in Davos kicks off today. Last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out a vigorous defence of free trade as Beijing sought to claim global leadership from an increasingly inward-looking United States. Today’s speech is a chance

  • Resolution likely as Sixth round of NAFTA negotiations commence

    Resolution likely as Sixth round of NAFTA negotiations commence0

    Today, the sixth round of renegotiations of NAFTA kicks off in Montreal; they will focus on energy, investment, financial services and agriculture. Coinciding with the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, some economists have raised concerns about a United States withdrawal from the treaty. President Trump has cited an impasse on the

  • Anti-Maduro protestors to take to the streets of Venezuela on anniversary of revolution

    Anti-Maduro protestors to take to the streets of Venezuela on anniversary of revolution0

    Venezuelans will take to the streets today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Venezuelan dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez’s fall from power. Historically, Venezuelans have used today’s unofficial public holiday as a venue to speak to the actions of their government. In 2015, for example, thousands flooded the streets of Caracas to voice their support for

  • International Monetary Fund releases quarterly update of global economic outlook

    International Monetary Fund releases quarterly update of global economic outlook0

    The International Monetary Fund will release its quarterly update to the global economic outlook today. Among the items to be addressed will be concern about rising inflation and central banks removing economic stimuli. In 2017, the world experienced increased growth among most G20 nations, with only the UK and Brazil experiencing slower growth. The IMF remains

  • Liberian footballer-turned-politician George Weah to be sworn in as president

    Liberian footballer-turned-politician George Weah to be sworn in as president0

    After winning 61% of the vote in December’s runoff election, Liberian footballer-turned-politician George Weah will be sworn in as president today. This will be the conflict-stricken country’s first peaceful democratic transition of power in over 70 years. One of the main issues faced by the incoming president is the state of his country’s economy, which

  • Corsican nationalists aim for greater autonomy in meeting with French prime minister

    Corsican nationalists aim for greater autonomy in meeting with French prime minister0

    French PM Edouard Philippe will meet Corsica’s nationalist today to discuss potential reforms to the Mediterranean island’s relationship with the mainland. Following victory in December’s territorial elections, the nationalists have a clear mandate to push for greater autonomy. Despite having been ruled by Paris for over 250 years, inhabitants of the territory retain a distinct cultural

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