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How Western politicians are playing into Islamic State’s hands
Last Updated on Nov 25 2015

How Western politicians are...

In September, a photo of the lifeless body of toddler Aylan Kurdi face-down on a Turkish beach changed the way Europeans viewed the refugees arriving at their borders. Hostility turned to a sense of humanitarian duty.
Paris attacks: Why families never seem to know about the killer in their home
Last Updated on Nov 25 2015

Paris attacks: Why families...

A puzzling feature of the recent Paris massacres is that families and friends of the perpetrators professed no inkling that anything unusual is afoot; no indication that their intimates were embarking on a vicious mayhem of innocents
Oil market rests on Saudi-Iranian output deal
Last Updated on Nov 25 2015

Oil market rests on...

The next shift in oil prices may rest on a Saudi-Iranian output deal. Saudi Arabia says it will work with the world’s biggest oil producers to maintain price stability. To be effective, the OPEC kingpin will also have to make room for Iran...
NATO to prevent a Third World War in Syria between Turkey and Russia
Last Updated on Nov 25 2015

NATO to prevent a Third World...

NATO entered uncharted territory on Tuesday when one of its members, Turkey, shot down a Russian warplane. There is an urgent need for Washington to bring both sides together to avoid World War Three.
The ECB’s New Asset Purchasing Plan – An Unnecessary Risk?
Last Updated on Oct 08 2014

The ECB’s New Asset...

Throughout the Eurozone debt crisis and the EU’s economic downturn, the European Central Bank (ECB) has assumed a somewhat passive role. With the Eurozone’s fragile recovery beginning to emit signs of faltering, policy-makers are turning to the...

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Russia, in response to VISA and MasterCard actions is preparing for its own national payment system.

To remind, on Friday, March 21. VISA and MasterCard have blocked credit card services for several Russian banks as a result of UN sanctions, which were renewed in March 20.

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China's vast factory sector contracted again this month and the expected acceleration in euro zone business activity failed to materialize, highlighting the fragile state of a global economy.

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Qualcomm Inc CEO Paul Jacobs promised on Wednesday to return 75 percent of free cash flow to shareholders through stock buybacks and increased dividends, a new commitment that was lower than some investors hoped for following record returns last year.

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