International politics

International Relations (IR) or International Affairs (IA) - commonly also referred to as International Studies (IS) or Global Studies (GS) - is the study of interconnectedness of politics, economics and law on a global level.
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  • EU sanctions on Maldives may turn people 'against the administration'
    Business Standard India

    EU sanctions on Maldives may turn people 'against the administration'

    The European Union's (EU) plan to impose sanctions ranging from travel bans to asset freezes in the Maldives may turn people against the administration as they might feel that the sanctions are too hefty a price to pay. Last week, the European Union announced plans to impose sanctions ranging from travel bans to asset freezes against those responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law in Maldives. In an opinion piece, Maldives Independent newspaper has analysed the European Union's decision and stated: "The sanctions don't ban people from going on holiday to the Maldives, besides we've seen tourism miraculously flourish in a very turbulent 2018. But there could be other

  • No-deal Brexit would leave households almost £1,000 worse off, new report suggests
    The Independent

    No-deal Brexit would leave households almost £1,000 worse off, new report suggests

    Leaving the European Union (EU) without a trade deal could leave British households almost £1,000 worse off a year, according to a new report. If Britain left the bloc and reverted back to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, there would be import tariffs and the UK would leave the EU Customs Union and the Single Market. As a result each household is likely to be £960 worse off, the report by multi-national consulting firm Oliver Wyman has suggested.

  • Trump's attacks weaken transatlantic security relationship, but Europe has few alternatives
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    Trump's attacks weaken transatlantic security relationship, but Europe has few alternatives

    Deeply alarmed at President Donald Trump's attacks on NATO and the transatlantic relationship, European governments are rethinking their reliance on the United States as a strategic ally against Russia, but they are unlikely to make regional security arrangements independent of Washington. Trump has forced the reassessment in recent days by calling the European Union a "foe," expressing reservations about defending other NATO members, and blasting Germany and other allies – comments he said were aimed at strengthening the U.S.-European alliance but that raised concerns across the continent. "We can no longer fully rely on the White House," Heiko Mass, Germany's foreign minister, said Monday, a position echoed by other senior European officials and diplomats.

  • The European Union
    CNBC

    The European Union

    Gillian Tett, Financial Times US managing editor, joins the 'Power Lunch' panel to talk about how Trump's trade talks will affect the rest of the G7. » Read More

  • Noble Profit Introduces BFlow Network, Token And Protocol To Improve Global Sustainability Reporting And Validation
    PR Newswire

    Noble Profit Introduces BFlow Network, Token And Protocol To Improve Global Sustainability Reporting And Validation

    Founder Amy Seidman will present BFlow solutions among experts to support UN SDGs during the United Nations Environment Blockchain Dialogue to agencies at UNESCO headquarters July 23-24 in Paris. SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS, July 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Founder Amy Seidman among experts who will present blockchain solutions to support UN SDGs during meeting of United Nations environmental agencies July 23-24 in Paris. Noble Profit is taking sustainable business and investing to new levels of accountability with BFlow, the blockchain technology solution to report and validate environmental impact and other sustainable metrics.

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    TCRC-T&E ratify four-year agreement with CP

    PR Newswire CALGARY, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) have ratified a new four-year agreement. A five-year agreement was also ratified with CP's Kootenay Valley Railway conductors and locomotive engineers. "We would like to thank the union leadership of the TCRC for working collaboratively with us to reach a successful agreement during this bargaining process," said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer. "TCRC-represented employees are integral members of the CP family; achieving a four-year agreement provides certainty and stability for not only employees at CP, but

  • Mnuchin 'very hopeful' on trade talks with EU, Japan
    Local 10 Miami

    Mnuchin 'very hopeful' on trade talks with EU, Japan

    (CNN) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is "very hopeful" the U.S. can make progress brokering separate free trade deals with the European Union and Japan during a weekend summit in Buenos Aires. "I'm encouraged by the EU's trade agreement with Japan," Mnuchin said Saturday in an interview with CNN at the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in Argentina. The EU and Japan signed a massive trade deal earlier this week, cutting or eliminating tariffs on nearly all goods. The deal is in contrast to escalating trade disputes between the U.S. and several of its major allies, including the European Union. The EU-Japan agreement, which covers 600 million people and almost a third of the global economy, will

  • Japan’s Kuroda Says Strong Dollar a Sign of Economic Health: G-20 Update
    Bloomberg

    Japan’s Kuroda Says Strong Dollar a Sign of Economic Health: G-20 Update

    This weekend’s meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bankers in Buenos Aires comes at a critical time for the global economy, as trade tensions threaten to undermine the fastest growth in seven years. Discussions may turn heated after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday accused China and the European Union of gaming their currencies to boost exports. The rhetoric came after he slapped tariffs on global metal imports and imposed barriers on Chinese products, sparking retaliation.

  • EU expresses concern over Israel's Jewish nation-state law
    Reuters

    EU expresses concern over Israel's Jewish nation-state law

    The European Union on Thursday said it was concerned about a new Israeli law which declares that only Jews have the right of self determination, and said it would complicate a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Israel passed the “nation-state” law earlier on Thursday after months of political argument. “We are concerned, we have expressed this concern and we will continue to engage with Israeli authorities in this context,” a spokeswoman for EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told a news briefing. “We've been very clear when it comes to the two-state solution, we believe it is the only way forward and any step that would further complicate or prevent this solution of becoming a reality should be avoided,” she said.

  • Myanmar violated U.N. child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown, experts find
    Reuters

    Myanmar violated U.N. child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown, experts find

    Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts have found. Children make up around half of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh since the start of a military crackdown last August. The U.N. has called the Myanmar military operations a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".