Brexit Britain trapped in the middle as US and EU go to war on trade – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LONDON – Three years after leaving the EU to chart its own course, Britain finds itself caught between two economic behemoths in a brewing transatlantic trade war. In one corner sits the United States, whose Congress in August passed the Biden administration’s much-vaunted $369 … Read more

Domestic and international tourist crowds traveling in Japan

I thought I managed to beat the tourist crowds on my recent trip to Japan. On my first night in Osaka, I managed to get a picture with the famous Glico sign without anyone else in the background. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Days later, CNBC’s Abigail Ng saw multiple groups of people flocking to … Read more

NATO’s looming fault line: China – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. NATO allies finally agreed earlier this year that China is a “challenge.” What that means is anyone’s guess. That’s the task now facing officials from NATO’s 30-member sprawl since they settled on the label in June: Turning an endlessly malleable term into an actual … Read more

NATO’s looming fault line: China – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. NATO allies finally agreed earlier this year that China is a “challenge.” What that means is anyone’s guess. That’s the task now facing officials from NATO’s 30-member sprawl since they settled on the label in June: Turning an endlessly malleable term into an actual … Read more

Hong Kong stocks lead losses in Asia on China unrest, oil at lowest in 2022

Proposed oil price cap ‘not likely’ to be lowered by Poland, Baltic States’ disagreements: CBA The European Union’s proposed cap on the price of Russian oil will likely not be lowered due to Poland and the Baltic States’ dissent, according to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The two countries have objected to the proposal claims, … Read more

Germany looks to bounce back from shock defeat and revive World Cup hopes against dangerous Spain

CNN – If Germany is to avoid the ignominy of consecutive World Cup group stage exits, it will need to earn a positive result against a Spain side that looked like the tournament’s most dangerous team after the opening round of fixtures. Finishing bottom of the group at Russia 2018, a tournament Germany entered as … Read more

Germany vs. Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

CNN – It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans inside the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But a moment, the time it took for the photographers gathered in front of Germany’s World Cup team to snap a picture, was all it needed for the four-time winners … Read more

Amid politics, Germany’s World Cup begins against Japan

DOHA, Qatar (AP) – Germany’s opening World Cup game against Japan will set the tone for the rest of the tournament – both for the team and the fans who may or may not be watching at home. Germany’s buildup to Wednesday’s game has been fraught by fan protests, political statements, calls for a boycott … Read more

North Korea test-fires an ICBM with a range to strike the entire US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters Friday in its second major weapons test this month that showed a potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the US mainland. While it’s unclear whether North Korea possesses functioning nuclear-armed missiles, some experts say Friday’s … Read more

North Korea test-fires an ICBM with a range to strike the entire US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters Friday in its second major weapons test this month that showed a potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the US mainland. The United States quickly condemned the launch and vowed to take “all necessary measures” … Read more