Archive du mois : janvier 2018

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Fed leaves charges unchanged nonetheless gives extra aggressive inflation expectations

In Janet Yellen’s final meeting as Fed chair, the central bank decided Wednesday against increasing its benchmark interest rate but indicated it expects inflation pressures to heat up as the year moves on. The policymaking Federal Open Market Committee said current conditions indicate that the overnight funds rate should remain anchored at 1.25 to 1.5…

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Immobilienmarkt: Aldi will Wohnungen bauen

Der Lebensmittel-Discounter Aldi Nord will in Berlin 2.000 Wohnungen bauen. Wie das Unternehmen mitteilte, plant es an 30 Standorten gemischte Immobilien bestehend aus Mietwohnungen mit angeschlossener Aldi-Filiale. Nutzen will Aldi dafür zentral gelegene Grundstücke innerhalb des S-Bahn-Ringes, auf denen bereits Einkaufsmärkte stehen. Dadurch sollen die Flächen effizienter bebaut werden. « Grundstücke einstöckig zu bebauen ist eigentlich…

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The ‘Kremlin report’ that got everybody upset

Over the past week, the main topic discussed on Russian TV talk shows has been the looming US sanctions that may or may not come. Grimly cheerful talk show hosts and equally emotional guests have been insisting day after day that they really don’t care about sanctions. When the White House finally published a list…

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A US immigration history of white supremacy and ableism

« [They] all have AIDS » – US President Donald Trump grumbled in June 2017.  According to a report by the New York Times, this is how  the president reacted when he learned that around 15,000 Haitians received visas to enter the United States in 2017. After this remark, and President Trump’s more recent « shithole » comments about…

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Put collectively carrying US Republican politicians derails after smashing in to truck

A train carrying Republican Congressmen has derailed in Virginia and several people have been injured, according to reports. Initial reports say one person has died in the incident and two others are injured. It is believed no one on the train suffered serious injuries. The train was carrying politicians from Congress to their annual retreat…

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Nintendo Swap has already outsold the complete Wii U flee

NintendoEarnings reports began appearing for a number of video game companies on Tuesday, and with those came Nintendo’s unsurprising confirmation that its Switch hardware is doing quite well. Now we know exactly how well: it needed less than 10 months to surpass its predecessor, the Wii U, in worldwide sales. Nintendo’s latest earning report includes…

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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh added to US awe record

The United States has designated Ismail Haniya, the senior political leader of Hamas, as a « global terrorist ».  The US State Department issued a press release on Wednesday saying that Haniya « has close links with Hamas’ military wing » and « has been a proponent of armed struggle, including against civilians ».  .@StateDept has designated Ismail Haniyeh, Harakat al-Sabireen,…

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Turkey plans to deploy air and naval forces to Qatar

Turkey plans to deploy air and naval forces to Qatar in addition to ground troops that are already stationed in the country, a Turkish diplomat has said.  Fikret Ozer, Turkish ambassador to Qatar, however, declined to state a timeline for the move.  « According to the agreement signed between Qatar and Turkey in 2014, all ground, air,…

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A smoother Trump with related arduous edge

Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump took a measured tone. His speech was garnished in flowery, high-minded language. But beneath it all was the same hard edge. On immigration, deregulation, taxes and cultural flashpoints, the president offered policies – and claimed victories for accomplishments – that have won him the praise of his base and stirred…