What the EU’s founders in the 1950s intended as “ever closer union” now risks going in the opposite direction: Britain is threatening to secede; the euro, battered by the four-year debt crisis, remains at risk of splintering; anti-euro forces are advancing in France, the [...]
IMAGINE you are in a taxi and the driver suddenly turns violently and speeds towards a wall, tyres screeching, only to stop at the very last moment, inches from the bricks—and cheerfully informs you that he wants to do the same to you in three months time. Would you be grateful that he has not [...]
A plague of hornets, each the size of a human thumb, have descended on Shaanxi province this summer—at least 28 have been stung to death (link in Chinese), while another 419 have been injured, according to a local news report from China Radio Network (CRN), via the New York Times’ [...]
A Plea for Caution From Germany
What Hitler Has to Say to Americans About Europe
By Adolf Hitler
Originally submitted September 13, 1938; published September 13, 2013
BERLIN — RECENT events surrounding the potential annexation of traditionally German territories by their rightful rulers have prompted me to [...]
Although recent market data have pointed to possible signs of recovery, the European debt crisis is still nowhere close to going away. What’s more, during the past half a decade, prosperity levels have stagnated or fallen so dramatically across Southern Europe – that even if the region would ultimately recover, it will be a far [...]
Rewind to two years ago, and it seemed to be all over for the beleaguered euro. Spreads were off the scale, the banking system looked close to collapse, and words such as “eurogeddon” were part of the everyday lexicon. The single currency’s obituaries were being widely prepared, while here in the UK they had already [...]
Manila: Filipinos based in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States will march in front of the Chinese Embassy on July 24 to protest against China’s role in the ongoing territorial dispute.
The Philippines’ government has denied, however, that it has a role in it.
Several private groups comprising former government officials, scheduled holding simultaneous [...]
It’s time to get out, urges Prof. Robert Wistrich, a leading authority on anti-Semitism. And he’s one of the scholars who dismisses a claim that 150 million EU citizens have demonic views of Israel
According to one Jerusalem-based researcher, the situation is dire, and he claims to have the numbers to prove it: More [...]
Here are a few reasons why leaders have decided to weaken the ruble.
During a flight some time ago, I met a small businessman from Perm who had owned a hosiery factory. He ended up closing it down, renting it out as a warehouse and moving to Europe. He said that too many visits by government inspectors ready to fine him for any little infraction — real or imagined — [...]
According to a recent report from Nomura Securities, China ”is displaying the same three symptoms that Japan, the US, and parts of Europe all showed before suffering financial crises, that is, a rapid build-up of leverage, elevated property prices, and a decline in potential growth.”
The catch with these sorts of scenarios is that one [...]