“This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race. We have neither peace within nor peace without. Everywhere paralyzing fears harrow people by day and haunt them by night.
The G-20 summit in Argentina, as experts had expected, did not end with a breakthrough on multilateral topics. The United States opposed “rule-based international order” protectionism as a “threat”. The joint statement, under pressure from Donald Trump, included a clause on the need to reform the WTO, where countries disadvantaged by US tariffs win the courts against the United States. But with the same pressure from Trump the climate consensus did not take place - the United States will continue the course towards a boycott of the Paris Agreement - and on the issue of migration. The White House does not want to risk jobs in the United States in the name of combating global warming and does not believe that “joint efforts” are needed to overcome the effects of migration.
The readiness of the French government to sign The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is viewed by the leader of the National Front, Marine Le Pen, as an “act of treason”.
Protests in France, which have been going on for more than two weeks, are becoming more and more shocking.
As I write, those who demand a second referendum on the European Union seem ever more likely to have their way.
Julian Assange is not guilty of any crime. But Washington is going to convict him anyway. Documents are being fabricated to show that Assange met inside the Ecuadoran Embassy in London with Paul Manafort and some Russians.
Albeit for the wrong reasons, Theresa May never ceases to amaze.
For a long time, the economies of China and the United States went "hand in hand", complementing each other: Americans, for reasons of economy, transferred their production to the PRC, the Chinese used a huge American market.