The protestors of the ‘gilets jaunes’ (yellow vest) movement have inflicted a humiliating defeat on French President Macron. He has been forced to climbdown and, in a Presidential tv address, has offered a series of reforms in order to try to head off the movement, including a €100 a week increase in the minimum wage.
On Monday 19 November, the British government issued a draft resolution on Yemen for the UN Security Council. The resolution proposes a two week deadline for the Saudi coalition and Ansarallah to remove all barriers to the delivery of humanitarian aid.
The jailing of Lula da Silva in April 2018 was politically motivated. It was a coup that paved the way for Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil’s Presidential election on Sunday 28 October 2018.
In the course of 2018 the US launched an offensive against China on multiple fronts.
Less than a week following the election of Jair Bolsonaro, the new president-elect is wasting no time in pushing forward his extremist agenda.
US growth during the present business cycle is the slowest in any business cycle since World War II.