The Trump effect? Number of US citizens seeking asylum in Canada soars by 500%

Trump seems to have accomplished what political Hollywood never has – convincing thousands of Americans to flee the country. Driven by his policies, more US citizens sought asylum in Canada last year than have in decades. Americans were the third-largest group to seek asylum in Canada in 2017, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, […]

What’s on TV: ‘Tetris Effect’ and ‘Great British Baking Show’

This week Netflix premieres Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine as a hero in medieval Scotland, as well as “Collection 6” of The Great British Baking Show. On PS4 and PS VR, there’s Tetris Effect which puts a Tetsuya Mizuguchi spin on the classic puzzle game as well as the Road Rash-like Road Redemption, while FMV […]

Latest batch of US sanctions against Russia comes into effect

The latest set of sanctions against Russia, introduced by the US in response to Moscow’s alleged involvement in the Skripal poisoning in the UK, has come into effect. Moscow has already promised a proportional response. The State Department document, published by the Federal Register website on Monday, outlines the new restrictions that Washington hopes will […]

China says it ‘resolutely opposes’ US trade war as new round of reciprocal tariffs takes effect

China’s commerce ministry has said that it firmly opposes and reserves its right to retaliate to the latest batch of US tariffs that went into effect on Thursday and targeted another $ 16bn worth of imports from the Asian country. In a mirror response, China has slapped hundreds of US products with their own levies. […]

‘Getting the dollar wrong is deadly’: A rapid rise in the dollar could cause a domino effect across emerging markets

Christian Charisius/Reuters The US dollar has already been rallying this year, which puts emerging markets with dollar-denominated debt in a hard position. A currency crisis in Turkey could lead to a “rapid appreciation,” analysts warn. Follow the dollar in real time here. A rallying US dollar has been clobbering emerging market currencies this year, and […]