The forks ahead

The forks ahead

NDO – On the last day of his election campaign, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in the port town of Grimsby which has been considered as a ‘support stronghold’ of the opposition Labour Party. (Dec 12, 2019 16:50:52)

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Challenges that are not easy to be handled

  Dec 06, 2019 16:19:46
NDO - Over the recent past, Turkey has many controversial actions in a number of international issues, which have caused cracks in the relationship between Turkey and other members of NATO. Though Turkey has insisted that its interests are inseparable from NATO and attempted to heal its relations with the allies, the country is facing numerous challenges that need to be resolved. 

Living with “barriers”

  Oct 15, 2019 17:15:08
NDO - The world economy is facing a future in which there are more and more barriers and tariff measures. In the context that economies have to “live” with trade barriers, analysts are concerned that global economic growth is at risk of sharp decline.  

US-EU trade tensions risk triggering a transoceanic battle

  Oct 07, 2019 16:37:12
NDO – The long-lasting confrontation between the United States and the European Union (EU) concerning alleged subsidies to aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus has escalated to a new level following the ruling of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The risk of a “tariff battle” between the two economies on the two coasts of the Atlantic Ocean is becoming more evident than ever, “overshadowing” the world economy and global trade picture. 

The “Greta Thunberg” effect

  Oct 01, 2019 12:21:42
NDO – Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg gave a powerful and emotional speech that strongly impressed world leaders during the recent high-level week of the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States. Since then, the global anti-climate change movement has continued to spread vigorously in many countries around the world. 

Newly signed deal eases US-Japan trade tensions

  Sep 27, 2019 12:12:15
NDO – US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have signed a document that is considered by both sides as the “initial phase” of a US-Japan trade agreement. Despite not being a comprehensive deal, the document is still an important achievement, helping to relieve tensions between the two countries, which have lasted for over a year, related to the thorniest issues, including the taxes on Japanese automobiles and US agricultural products. 

No one will be left behind

  Sep 26, 2019 13:09:15
NDO - The first-ever Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit has recently been held at the New York headquarters, in the US, with the participation of leaders of countries, businesses and international organisations, calling for “taking the decisions necessary in order to come together more effectively to ensure that the 2030 Agenda is successfully implemented”. In which, ending poverty, building a low-carbon economy, and promoting a fair and peaceful society are the goals that countries are striving to accomplish. 

Responsibility and action

  Sep 24, 2019 17:24:00
NDO – The UN Climate Action Summit opened in New York, the US on September 23 with the participation of representatives from more than 60 countries and the European Union (EU). 

A controversial plan

  Sep 13, 2019 17:14:05
NDO - Arab countries in the Middle East simultaneously strongly criticised the new move of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the Jordan Valley, a key part of the West Bank, if he wins a closely contested election just a week away. The international community is concerned that this Israeli plan will escalate tensions in the region, threatening to completely bring down the Middle East peace process. 

WEF Africa 2019 an opportunity to arouse potential of “Dark Continent”

  Sep 09, 2019 17:01:36
NDO – More than 1,000 African and international leaders operating in the fields of politics, economy and society, as well as global scholars, recently gathered in the South African city of Cape Town to attend the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa 2019). 

Trade instability hinders US economy: experts

  Sep 08, 2019 15:23:58
NDO – Forecasts and statistics have shown that "dark clouds" have begun to cover the prospects of the world's leading economy. 

The “heat” from Amazon rainforest wildfires

  Aug 31, 2019 18:08:46
NDO – The growing wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have become a “hot” topic for the media and occupied the whole agenda of many forums in the world over recent times. The international community is concerned about not only the serious impacts of the wildfires, but also the search of a consensus to address the common global challenges. 

G7 Summit 2019: Differences between members yet to be bridged

  Aug 27, 2019 18:13:49
NDO – Anticipating difficulties in reaching a consensus on many of the world’s current pressing issues, the host country of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit 2019, France, adjusted the traditional format as it had not drafted the conference’s Joint Declaration. However, resolving disagreements between the most developed countries in the world still remains an “impossible mission”. With G7 members not looking towards the same direction, it is difficult for the group to maintain its influence in global governance. 

Diplomatic efforts

  Aug 26, 2019 17:18:01
NDO - Iranian Foreign Minister M. Zarif has just concluded his visits to four countries including Finland, Sweden, Norway and France to promote diplomatic efforts to reduce the negative impact of US sanctions. Iran wanted to seek European support to remove the current economic difficulties, as well as reduce pressure from the US, amid France's plan to ease escalating tensions in the Gulf. 

Improving Russia-France relations

  Aug 21, 2019 17:03:46
NDO – Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to France on August 19. The visit takes place ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit 2019, scheduled to be held in France’s Biarritz from August 24-26. The relations between Moscow and Paris are gradually warming again when meetings between the two sides, especially at a high level, have become more regular.