China data met with relief by stock markets, Brexit Plan B in focus

LONDON (Reuters) – World stock markets kept their nerve on Monday, as data showed the Chinese economy slowed last year, underlining the need for more stimulus from Beijing. FILE PHOTO – An investor watches a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee European stock markets opened […]

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Liz Peek: Two years of Trump hatred and Democrats’ ‘resistance’ has accomplished what, exactly?

Two years after his election the real and ongoing source of Democrats’ outrage is that President Trump has continually and, it must be said, gleefully, skewered the establishment. He has challenged the conventional wisdom on nearly everything, revealing the shallowness of the group-think that has so long dominated our political discourse.

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China’s 2018 growth slows to 28-year low, more stimulus seen

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy cooled in the fourth quarter under pressure from faltering domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, dragging 2018 growth to the lowest in nearly three decades and pressuring Beijing to roll out more stimulus to avert a sharper slowdown. A woman works on a production line manufacturing paper tableware at a […]

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China’s economy cools in the fourth quarter, 2018 growth hits 28-year low

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economic growth cooled slightly in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as expected, weighed down by weak investment and faltering consumer confidence as Washington piled on trade pressure, leaving 2018 growth the weakest in 28 years. FILE PHOTO: A tree is pictured in front of buildings in Beijing’s central business […]

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Israel, in rare move, announces attacks on Iranian targets in Syria, delivers warning

Israeli army Merkava tanks in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images, File) Israel confirmed early Monday that its military attacked Iranian targets in Syria, in a rare statement on such an operation. “We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory,” the military statement said. “We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to […]

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