In most cases, the so-called U.S. national security concerns are ordinary economic or trade disputes which can be reasonably solved through bilateral or multilateral negotiations. However, Washington is now obsessed with flexing its muscles, regardless of hurting partnerships or violating market principles and international norms. … [Read more...] about Commentary: Pirate-like bullyism only to deepen Washington’s credibility deficits
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The U.S. then did not charge any bank. “There are no allegations of wrongdoing by the U.S. correspondent banks or foreign banks that maintain these accounts,” the Justice Department stated at the time of the seizures. The statement even then was not credible, and a Wall Street Journal editorial noted the Obama administration had signaled that Chinese banks were “untouchable.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s Letting China’s Big Banks Launder North Korea’s Cash
To be sure, there are benefits to the work-from-home model, apart from saving hundreds of dollars in gas and tolls on commute. Offices are full of distractions, such as water cooler gossip, myriad opportunities for socialization, unnecessary meetings -- the list is endless. … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Pros and cons of work-from-home amid lingering COVID-19 pandemic in U.S.
Much of the incredulity in Europe stems from the fact that America had the benefit of time, European experience and medical know-how to treat the virus that the continent itself didn’t have when the first COVID-19 patients started filling intensive care units. Yet, more than four months into a sustained outbreak, the U.S. is about to hit an astonishing milestone of 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world. Health officials believe the actual number is closer to 50 million, given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of all cases are asymptomatic. … [Read more...] about US response to the virus is met with incredulity abroad
So, Brexit Tories, let’s see the colour of your money. So far, Brexit has meant billions spent on new, trade-inhibiting customs facilities, a proposed US trade deal that will necessarily compromise food standards to make us ill and a slump in inward investment. Not to mention deepening the crisis caused by Covid with the de facto no-deal Brexit. But now comes a chance to redeem yourselves, at least in part. … [Read more...] about This tech giant up for sale is a homegrown miracle – it must be saved for Britain