Trump sees no competition & fully intends to run for president in 2020

Donald Trump has confirmed that he is planning to run for president in 2020, not only because “everybody wants him to,” but also because there doesn’t seem to be any viable competition in the liberal Democratic camp. “They do not have the right candidate,” Trump told Piers Morgan in an interview for the Mail on […]

‘We will win the World Cup!’: Croatia president with final promise at NATO summit

Patriotic Croatia president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic confidently predicted at the NATO summit that her country will lift the World Cup trophy at the 2018 final in Moscow on Sunday. READ MORE: Croatia 2-1 England (AET) : Cool Croatia stun England in extra time to book first-ever final berth Croatia reached world football’s premier match with a […]

Mexico’s new president wants to scrap $1.36bn helicopter deal with US

Mexico’s newly-elected, anti-establishment president is planning to scrap some of the deals his predecessor had signed up to, including a $ 1.36 billion order for eight MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country’s Navy. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, widely known as AMLO, was elected Mexico’s next president on promises to pursue national interests and reduce the […]

Mexico’s new president will probably keep its secretive billion-dollar oil hedge going

REUTERS/Henry Romero Mexico buys put options from US financial institutions on oil.  A change in government may see that hedge out soon.  Ultimately, it looks as if the hedging strategy will remain in place.  The Mexican oil hedge, or the Hacienda Hedge, is considered the biggest hedging bet on Wall Street as well as perhaps the […]

‘It was ethnic cleansing’: Polish president says Kiev must admit to massacre of Poles in WWII

Kiev must acknowledge the mass killing of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists in the 1940s for what it is – ethnic cleansing – Polish President Andrzej Duda said after reportedly snubbing an invitation for a joint commemoration. On Sunday, Duda visited Ukraine to mark the 75th anniversary of the Volhynia massacres, the mass killing of civilians […]

The American president is stirring up trouble in a volatile oil market

Losing room for manoeuvre IT USED to be said that America’s shale producers were the new “swing factor” in global oil markets. It turns out that role is being taken by America’s president. At a time when oil prices are at three-and-a-half-year highs, markets are being buffeted by three countervailing forces unleashed by President Donald […]

Mexico chooses new left-leaning president who may give US ‘sleepless’ nights

Anti-establishment politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is Mexico’s next president. An outspoken critic of Donald Trump, he may align with socialist governments in Latin America and look for closer ties with China and the EU. Obrador attracted around 53 percent of votes, leaving his closest competitors well behind. The final count is not available yet, […]

Meet Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the new populist president of Mexico who vowed to sell his official jet and wrote an entire book calling on Trump to ‘listen up’

AP Photo/Christian Palma Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s presidency in a landslide victory on Sunday night. The 64-year-old populist inherits a country plagued with official corruption and violence, and a population increasing disillusioned with the political status quo. He campaigned on a platform of ending corruption and poverty and has vowed not to live […]

Trump ‘looks forward’ to working with Mexico’s new president Obrador

US President Donald Trump has congratulated his newly elected Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, after multiple polls and an early count showed the leftist anti-establishment candidate decisively leading the vote. “There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico!” Trump tweeted Sunday night. Although Obrador, 64, has vowed […]

‘It’s very, very good for business if the president attacks you’ – MSNBC’s Lawrence O'Donnell

A primetime MSNBC news host just revealed the secret to high ratings in modern America to a chat livestream: Poke fun at the president until he attacks. TV news is just a show, and nobody knows this better than Lawrence O’Donnell, news anchor, pundit and also the producer and writer of NBC’s political drama ‘The […]