Football, Fans and Fees: Why The Bayern Munich Boycott is Important

As Arsenal fans nervously took their seats ahead of a crunch Champions League match with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, the scene at the Emirates Stadium was conspicuous for the hundreds of empty seats in the away end. Fans of the German champions—who were eventually defeated 2-0 by the Gunners—were staging a protest against ticket

[ Read More ]

China’s Xi Seals Landmark Multi-Billion-Dollar Nuclear Deal in Britain

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sealed a multi-billion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that Prime Minister David Cameron hopes will unleash a wave of investment from the world’s second largest economy. What you need to know about the President’s visit After a day of pomp, Communist Party General

[ Read More ]

Britain Is Betting On The Power of The Renminbi

This article originally appeared on the Chatham House website. A key goal of Britain’s assiduous courtship of Beijing is to establish London as the main offshore centre outside Asia for the trading of the renminbi as China’s currency internationalizes. All the signs are that Prime Minister David Cameron is achieving his aim. President Xi Jiping’s

[ Read More ]

U.S. Condemns ‘Red Carpet Welcome’ for Assad in Moscow

The White House condemned Russia’s “red carpet welcome” for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Moscow on Wednesday, saying that the visit was counter-productive to a political transition in the country. Assad arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to meet with his most powerful foreign ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in what was his first foreign visit

[ Read More ]

Sweden Doubles Refugee Forecast For 2015 to 190,000

Up to 190,000 asylum seekers are expected to arrive in Sweden this year, more than twice as many as previously predicted by the Sweden’s Migration Agency. The new figures, released today, also reveal that the agency expects 40,000 of this number to be unaccompanied children traveling alone. The agency predicts that another wave of asylum

[ Read More ]

Russia’s Putin Is More Popular Than Ever: State Poll

POLITICS Russia’s Putin Is More Popular Than Ever: State Poll By Damien Sharkov 10/22/15 at 1:11 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin raises his glass for a toast during the luncheon at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 28, 2015. Mikhail Metzel/RIA Novosti/Pool/Reuters FILED UNDER: Politics Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has

[ Read More ]

Robert Mugabe Awarded China’s ‘Nobel Peace Prize’

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, has been named this year’s winner of China’s Confucius Peace Prize. The chairman of the award, dubbed China’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize, said Mugabe was chosen for “injecting fresh energy” into the efforts for world peace and African unity, theGuardian reports. Ninety-one-year-old Mugabe has been president for 28

[ Read More ]

Putin’s Bikers to Go on Tour Through Europe, Middle East And Africa

The infamous Russian nationalist biker gang, the Night Wolves, known as Putin’s bikers due to their close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, is leading a tour of Russian-related sites through Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, France and Spain. The group, led by Alexander “the Surgeon” Zaldostanov, are

[ Read More ]