Trump takes a minute to explain the obvious: It's the president's job to talk to foreign leaders

Apparently seeking once again to dispel his opponents’ scorn over his diplomatic practices, US President Donald Trump has tweeted out a video address. In it, he explains that world leaders sometimes meet and it’s a good thing. It takes Trump just under a minute to state something that only needs spelling out in the craziness […]

UK officials harass own police in ‘Novichok’ probes – Russia’s Foreign Ministry

British officials are constantly pressuring their own police forces over the Salisbury and Amesbury poisoning cases, and wish to obscure the truth, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova. The police are forced to investigate the poisonings “under tremendous political pressure,” Zakharova told reporters on Friday. The spokesperson also believes the British probes are […]

Trump dunks on billionaire GOP mega-donor Charles Koch for worrying about foreign workers

President Donald Trump slammed billionaire GOP mega donor Charles Koch for expressing concern for foreign workers hurt by Trump’s trade war. Koch said Trump’s policies hurt foreign workers, and Trump agreed, saying he put “AMERICA FIRST.” Trump’s latest attack on Koch plays off his previous one, in which he called him a “globalist.” Trump has […]

Ramming attack on foreign cyclists in Tajikistan may be terrorist act as shocking VIDEO released

A terrorist attack is being considered as a possible motive behind the deadly ramming of foreign cyclists in Tajikistan, police have said. A gruesome video of Sunday’s incident appears to confirm it was intentional. “We are looking into all versions – accident, robbery… including a terrorist act,” Tajik Interior Minister Ramazon Rakhimzoda said during a […]

Foreign Influence? Europe Tilts Even Further Into SUV Mania; Diesel Popularity Plummets

The continent that spawned microscopic postwar bubble cars and made the “city car” segment a thing is moving ever further away from its automotive past. European buyers, perhaps influenced by their American counterparts, are beginning to realize they truly can have it all, adjusting their buying habits accordingly. Of course, by “all,” we mean all […]

America and the EU are both toughening up on foreign capital

“DEAR Donald, let’s remember our common history,” wrote Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, on a picture of a military cemetery in Europe that he presented to President Donald Trump during talks on July 25th. The reminder of shared values and sacrifices may have helped nudge the two men towards a truce in […]

Japanese banks’ foreign exposure may threaten financial stability

THE maelstrom that hit global financial markets a decade ago is known in Japan as the Lehman Shock, after the bankruptcy of the American investment bank that caused it. Japanese banks themselves escaped relatively unscathed, owing to defences built during the 1990s, when the country struggled with deflation and excessive debt. But they seem to […]

The Points & Miles Backpacker: Avoiding Fees on Foreign Currencies

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Can He Crowdfund Solutions for Palestine Where Foreign Aid Has Failed?

A program unique in the Arab world to teach schoolchildren about water conservation and environmental stewardship is off the ground. An Olympic hopeful, who taught himself how to sprint on a rundown high school track using YouTube videos, snatched up aid to train ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games. A teacher at a nonprofit yoga […]

Japan’s airlines gave into ‘Orwellian’ demands from China — but how they did it could provide a blueprint for foreign companies everywhere

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images Japan’s airlines recently bowed to political pressure from China to change how they describe Taiwan. But Japan Airlines and ANA only changed the descriptions on their Chinese-language sites, not their sites in Japanese, English, or other languages. This split approach could provide a roadmap for other foreign companies struggling to deal the […]