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Ireland calls on UK to cool Brexit tensions over Northern Ireland

Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks at the launch of his party’s manifesto for the Irish General Election in Dublin, Ireland January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Lorraine O’Sullivan/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – Ireland’s foreign minister Simon Coveney urged British......

Japan’s Okinawa marks half century since U.S. handover as regional tensions grow

Tourists walk on the street in the central district on Miyako Island, Okinawa prefecture, Japan April 21, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 15 (Reuters) – The Japanese island chain of Okinawa marked the 50th anniversary on Sunday of the end of......

Macron, Inaugurated for a Second Term, Faces War in Europe and Social Tensions at Home

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here PARIS — Beneath the chandeliers of the Elysée Palace, Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated on Saturday for a second five-year term as president of France, vowing to lead more inclusively and to “act first to avoid any escalation following......

Tensions Flare Between Neighbors After Afghan Man Kills Iranian Clerics

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The Taliban, a Sunni Muslim militant group, is wary of Iran, a regional Shiite power that has previously backed the Taliban’s opponents. Iran fears that Afghanistan under Taliban rule could again become a safe haven for terrorists intent......

U.S., Russia swap prisoners Reed and Yaroshenko amid war tensions

Reed was convicted of endangering lives of Russian police Yaroshenko was convicted of conspiracy to smuggle cocaine U.S. also working to free another American held in Russia WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) – The United States and Russia swapped prisoners on Wednesday amid their most tense relations in decades over the......

Tensions surge after breakaway Moldovan region reports attacks; Kyiv blames Russia

Breakaway region seen as possible Ukraine flashpoint Separatist statelet reports string of attacks Moldova looks to up troop combat readiness Kremlin voices serious concern, Ukraine blames Moscow U.N.’s Guterres urges restraint CHISINAU, April 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Moscow on Tuesday of trying to drag Moldova’s breakaway region of Transdniestria......

Lyoya shooting echoes racial tensions with Grand Rapids police that date back decades

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Grand Rapids — Longstanding racial tension in this Michigan city exploded during three days of looting and burning in July 1967. The uprising caused widespread property damage and, some say, widened a rift between police and Black residents that still exists. It’s an often-told story about Detroit — but......

Ukraine Braces For Renewed Assault, Twitter Resists Musk, Pakistan Political Tensions : Up First

NPR Russian missile strikes on Kyiv, as Ukraine’s military prepares for heavier fighting in the east. On Friday, Twitter introduced a corporate strategy to ward off Elon Musk’s bid to buy the company. And in Pakistan, political turbulence continues in the wake of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ouster. NPR –......

Sudan’s Burhan gestures towards steps to ease tensions

KHARTOUM, April 15 (Reuters) – Sudan’s military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan gestured in comments on Friday towards steps to ease tensions in the country six months after a military coup. “We are embarking on a difficult period and we must all present concessions for the sake of our country,”......

Palestinian deaths mount as tensions with Israel spiral

Another Palestinian, aged 20, was killed amid clashes near Ramallah, where Israel said its forces arrested three Palestinians planning an attack against Israelis in the coming days. One of those arrested was a fugitive member of the militant group Hamas who was accused of shooting dead an Israeli in 2015......

Tensions Over Belarus, Ukrainian Asylum Seekers, Democrats Strategize For Midterms : Up First

NPR Ukrainian officials fear Belarus may commit troops to the Russian invasion. Some refugees from the conflict are seeking asylum in the U.S. and encountering pandemic border restrictions. House Democrats met this week to discuss midterm election strategy. NPR – Click for more...

Stock futures inch lower as Russia-Ukraine tensions weigh

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. stock index futures were modestly lower during overnight trading Wednesday, after the major averages finished the day higher despite escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 47 points. S&P 500......

Stock futures fall after a stunning comeback as investors assess geopolitical tensions

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traders on the floor of the NYSE, Feb. 24, 2022. Source: NYSE Stock futures fell in overnight trading Thursday following a sharp reversal on Wall Street as investors continued to assess the risks stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Futures......

Palladium hits near 6-month high, gold rises as Ukraine tensions mount

Ingots of 99.98% and 99.97% pure palladium are seen at the Krastsvetmet non-ferrous metals plant in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Dollar dips, caps gold’s losses U.S. 10-year Treasury yields firm Palladium trades near......

These commodity ETFs can help hedge against geopolitical tensions, market analyst says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It may be time to consider investing in commodity-based exchange-traded funds, says one money manager. As tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalate, stock-based strategies are taking a backseat to those focused on assets such as oil and gold, Astoria Portfolio......

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