Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Yemen – Financing for Development – New Policy Brief on COVID-19 and People on the Move – Libya – Syria – Niger – Burkina Faso – Somalia – Ghana – Bolivia – El Salvador – Climate Change – Air Travel – Financial Contributions YEMEN … Read more Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Can Lebanon come back from the brink? | The Stream

“Lebanon’s finished.” That’s the prevailing sentiment among many residents in this nation these days, as it grapples with the worst economic crisis in its history. Today, nearly half of Lebanon’s six million people live below the poverty line. More than a third of the working population is unemployed, and the nation’s currency has lost 60 … Read more Can Lebanon come back from the brink? | The Stream

How much money does the world owe China? | Counting the Cost

China has been rapidly rolling out its Belt and Road Initiative to build new roads, ports and rail lines in mostly developing nations, extending the country’s reach across continents. China says the infrastructure will benefit countries while critics say China is extending unfair influence over others. Many nations have been rethinking their involvement amid accusations … Read more How much money does the world owe China? | Counting the Cost

Scott Adkins (Yuri Boyka) Answers Martial Arts Training Questions From Twitter | Tech Support

Actor and martial artist Scott Adkins uses the power of Twitter to answer the internet’s burning questions about martial arts training. How do MMA fighters take kicks to the shin? How does one get a body like Yuri Boyka? Should you ever let an attacker know you are trained in martial arts? Scott answers all … Read more Scott Adkins (Yuri Boyka) Answers Martial Arts Training Questions From Twitter | Tech Support

Von der Leyen Outlines $825 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus for European Union

The European Union has stepped back from the brink. Again. Unprecedented in nature and ambitious in scope, the 2.4 trillion euros ($2.6 trillion) in total recovery spending unveiled by the EU — anchored by 750 billion euros of joint debt issuance — has already started to calm jittery markets and it might just restore a … Read more Von der Leyen Outlines $825 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus for European Union

EU’s Ursula von der Leyen Unveils $2.6 Trillion Recovery Plan

The European Union has stepped back from the brink. Again. Unprecedented in nature and ambitious in scope, the 2.4 trillion euros ($2.6 trillion) in total recovery spending unveiled by the EU — anchored by 750 billion euros of joint debt issuance — has already started to calm jittery markets and it might just restore a … Read more EU’s Ursula von der Leyen Unveils $2.6 Trillion Recovery Plan

‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. “(…) Today, we are asking for immediate, collective action in six critically important areas. First, global liquidity. A rush to safety has triggered an outflow of capital from some key … Read more ‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

Keiser Report | Laundering Feudalism | E1546

Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy examine the abundance of circumstantial evidence that the entire economy has become a money laundering operation. From the ‘unicorns’ of Silicon Valley where losses are rising exponentially, to fracking plays where losses mount every year for the past decade … Read more Keiser Report | Laundering Feudalism | E1546

Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Security Council – Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict – High-Level Event on Financing for Development – ECOSOC – Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding – Afghanistan – Cyclone Amphan – Airline Crash – Africa Day – Syria – Peacekeeping Support to COVID-19 Response – World … Read more Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

The European Commission is expected to unveil a plan on Wednesday to help the bloc’s economy recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan valued at more than one trillion euros would contain a mix of grants, loans, and guarantees. The package is needed for countries like Italy, Greece, and Spain that are … Read more EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

Argentina’s Ninth Credit Default Since 2001 Is Getting a Much Calmer Reaction than the First

Riots tore through Buenos Aires in 2001, after the nation defaulted on its sovereign debt. Argentina defaulted for the 9th time on Friday, but thanks in part to coronavirus lockdown restrictions, the reaction 19 years later was much different, Ignacio Olivera Doll reports. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on … Read more Argentina’s Ninth Credit Default Since 2001 Is Getting a Much Calmer Reaction than the First

KIDS THESE DAYS

Is the next generation going to be unfairly burdened with the cost of Covid? Generation Z – those currently aged under 25 – have weathered climate change anxiety, mental health issues and now a global pandemic which will result in economic downturn, unemployment and national debt for decades to come. How do they hope to … Read more KIDS THESE DAYS

China’s Hong Kong move, Merkel’s EU debt-sharing game changer, Renault’s woes, Ghosn’s accomplices

From China’s move to tighten the screws on Hong Kong’s special status to what could be a legacy moment for Angela Merkel as Germany agrees to share the EU’s debt burden, François Picard’s panel goes from Paris to Rome and Tokyo in The World This Week. Also, how to navigate Paris’s sidewalks when cars return … Read more China’s Hong Kong move, Merkel’s EU debt-sharing game changer, Renault’s woes, Ghosn’s accomplices