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FLASH: Beijing Doubles Down on Stimulus

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As signs of an economic downturn multiply, the Chinese government is dusting off its old stimulus playbook.

US Debt: Bomb or Overblown?

Source: Congressional Budget Office (CBO), public domain

Ignored by headlines and political debate, the US debt load continues to expand at a staggering rate.

Myanmar’s Peace Process on Life Support

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Will the once revered Aung San Suu Kyi be able to resuscitate her country’s stalled peace process?

Foreign Demand for US Debt Slips in October

US Dollar bill, cc Kurtis Garbutt, modified, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

China and Japan have been paring their holdings of US Treasuries over the past few months. Is this the start of a trend?

Goldman Sachs Sinks Deeper into Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal

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The Malaysian government seeks to recover much more than the $600 million in fees the iconic US bank made in bond auctions tied to the infamous 1MDB fund.

Beijing’s Economic Choice: Stimulus or Slump

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Beijing’s latest economic data dump shows that the trade war is starting to sting.

COP24 Deal Celebrations to Be Short-Lived

COP24, CC Flickr Kancelaria Premiera, modified, public domain

The COP24 agreement is being hyped as a win, but the Paris process remains woefully unfit for task in tackling global warming.

Ratings Agencies Add to Sri Lanka’s Political Woes

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The political and economic difficulties are piling up for Sri Lanka.

France Yellow Vest Protests: Jupiter Has Fallen

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A new and virulent protest movement has French President Emmanuel Macron reeling. Has the self-styled ‘Jupiter’ come crashing down to Earth?

FLASH: Escalating Russia-Ukraine Tensions

ODESSA, Ukraine (July 17, 2017) Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), shows the combat information center to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko while he tours the ship in Odessa, Ukraine, during exercise Sea Breeze 2017. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multi-national maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)170717-N-ZE250-167 Join the conversation: http://www.navy.mil/viewGallery.asp http://www.facebook.com/USNavy http://www.twitter.com/USNavy http://navylive.dodlive.mil http://pinterest.com https://plus.google.com

All the latest from the Kerch Strait crisis.

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