Brexit and energy: does ‘taking back control’ mean losing power?

Being outside the EU market would be worse, according to experts. Silke Goldberg, a lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills, said: “While the UK government is supportive of interconnectors, there are some concerns among investors that the economic case for new interconnectors in the Channel may be affected if the UK is not part of the […]

The nuclear swap deal & emerging powers

The criticism of the Obama administration that the May 17 arrangement does not halt Iran’s ongoing enrichment activity is, therefore, entirely misplaced. The deal was never meant to stop Iranian enrichment. Neither was the October 2009 Vienna proposal, which was fully endorsed by the United States, Russia, France and the IAEA — the so-called Vienna […]

Iran’s Rouhani warns UN agency over nuke site access demands

The watchdog also said Iran has “not engaged in any substantive discussions” with the IAEA for almost a year to answer the agency’s questions about possible undeclared nuclear material and activities. The agency also said that Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of the nuclear deal.

‘Like Putting a Knee to One’s Neck’: Russia Slams US ‘Maximum Suffocation’ Policy Against Iran in UN

“The international community in general—and the UN Security Council in particular—are facing an important decision: Do we maintain respect for the rule of law, or do we return to the law of the jungle by surrendering to the whims of an outlaw bully?” said Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. US President Donald Trump’s administration […]

Fallout 76 Patch Notes: First Season Launches Today, Adds Public Teams

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Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, jeopardizing billions of dollars in trade

Bonnie Glaser, the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, noted that it “could have further effects such as making it more difficult for Hong Kongers to travel to the United States because they will have to get visas through a different process that is similar to what […]

U.S. seeks to house missiles in the Pacific. Some allies don’t want them

China has developed its own missiles, sophisticated radars and anti-satellite weapons as well as a growing fleet of warships and submarines in recent decades that could threaten American bases and other targets early in a conflict, said Collin Koh, a research fellow in Asian maritime security at the S. Rajatnam School of International Studies in […]

Trump confirms US is withdrawing from another major arms treaty

On Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Hoffman reiterated US accusations that Moscow has imposed restrictions on fights near its exclave of Kaliningrad, an area between Poland and Lithuania where the Russian military maintains a robust presence. He also accused Russia of denying flights “within 10 kilometers of the Georgia-Russia border, and denying a flight over major military […]

Grandpa, tell me about the days before the Great Distancing

“Naked? No, no one went to work without clothes. But you’re really talking about people not wearing comfort suits. Almost nobody outside a special room called a ‘clean room’ wore comfort suits back then. Today, of course, everyone who has to be anywhere near anyone other than immediate family has to wear disposable outer clothing […]

Bild, Merkel and the culture wars: the inside story of Germany’s biggest tabloid

With its smartly dressed assistants and ample supply of alcohol, Bild’s headquarters in Berlin succeeds in transmitting a throwback aura. “In case there’s any doubt that I’m a real tabloid editor,” Reichelt said, flashing me his lighter with a naked woman on it, as he lit up a Gauloises Blue in his office. The room […]