THE world is on the brink of a financial meltdown if Donald Trump’s import tariffs descend into a full-blown trade war - with the European Union wiping £255billion from its GDP, the World Trade Organisation has warned.
THE ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being exacerbated by a deteriorating political situation which has seen warring militias fighting pitched battles, coupled with widespread ignorance, creating the potential for a “perfect storm” which could see the fatal illness spiral out of control, the World Health Organisation has warned.
CHINA hit out against the US in a government signed white paper in light of imposed economic sanctions, accusing the superpower of “trade bullyism practices” that “risked the recovery of the global economy”.
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte suffered the biggest ratings slump of his presidency in the third quarter, an independent pollster said today, amid signs of public unease about rising inflation and the cost of staple food grain rice.
SWEDISH Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament today meaning he will step down, but with neither major political bloc holding a majority it remained unclear who will form the next government.
DONALD Trump and Emmanuel Macron’s presidential pairing was quickly dubbed a bromance after the two appeared to bond during lavish visits to each other’s homelands – but pictures one year on shows a cooling down in relations.
FRANCE is risking accusations of hypocrisy after saying the contested migrant rescue ship Aquarius 2 would not be able to dock in its ports, despite President Emmanuel Macron criticising Italy for turning away the ship just months ago.