WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa, where the two nations use corrupt business practices with little regard for the rule of law, according to prepared remarks on Thursday by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque The United States’ No 1. priority will be developing economic ties with the region to create opportunities for American businesses and protect the independence of African countries, as well as U.S. national security interests, he said in the prepared remarks. “Great power competitors, namely China and Russia, are rapidly expanding their financial and political influence across Africa,” Bolton said. “They are deliberately and aggressively … [Read more...] about U.S. to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton
BETTER acne treatments may be on the way thanks to the world’s first study of sufferers’ DNA. Experts believe new drugs could be developed after analysis of the genes of 26,772 people — 5,602 with a severe form of the skin condition — pinpointed a “significant” risk factor. It found sufferers were more likely to have genetic variants which influence hair follicle formation. Millions could benefit from new drugs as four in five people will get acne between the ages of 11 and 30. Severe cases can cause distress and lead to permanent scarring. The most effective current treatment is Roaccutane but it can cause muscle aches and dry skin. MIND OVER MATTER What are the symptoms of anxiety, how can it be treated and who else suffers? From Zayn Malik to Will Young GUT TO GO Mum left with a 3st ‘puddle’ of loose belly skin after 10st weight loss has it removed after years of 'acting fat and happy' Sex Secrets Prostitute who earns £2,000 a … [Read more...] about Better acne treatments may be on the way thanks to world’s first study of sufferers’ DNA
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Kicking coach Dave Alred, who helped hone the skills of World Cup-winning England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson, is joining the Queensland Reds for the 2019 Super Rugby season.Alred was a member of Clive Woodward's coaching staff at the 2003 World Cup, which England won after beating the Wallabies 20-17 in Sydney with an extra time drop-goal from Wilkinson.gi Alred, who has a PhD in performing under pressure from the world-renowned Loughborough University in Britain, left the England set up after the 2011 Rugby World Cup, having attended four global tournaments.He also was involved in three British and Irish Lions tours and worked with the Springboks, the England cricket team, Premier League side Manchester City and several golfers, including current British Open champion Francesco Molinari."I've missed working with a team," Alred said of joining Brad Thorn's coaching group in Brisbane. "Having been in touch with Brad and seeing the ethos, work ethic and attitude he's … [Read more...] about Mentor of World Cup winner Wilkinson joins Queensland Reds
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded. Supported by Ye Jianming courted the Biden family and networked with former United States security officials. Today, his empire is crashing down in court. ByAlexandra Stevenson, David Barboza, Matthew Goldstein and Paul Mozur Dec. 12, 2018 He struck billions of dollars’ worth of deals in Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa. He sought business with war-torn places like Chad and with international pariahs like North Korea. Ye Jianming, a fast-rising Chinese oil tycoon, ventured to places only the most politically connected Chinese companies dared to go. But what he wanted was access to the corridors of power in Washington — and he set out to get it. Soon, he was meeting with the family of Joseph R. Biden Jr., then the … [Read more...] about A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded.
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com China jails Canadian journalist Michael Kovrig in apparent retaliation for Canada arrest of Meng Wanzhou U.S. State Dept considers stronger travel warning for China How Michael Kovrig infuriates the Chinese Canada releases Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on bail China jails Canadian journalist Michael Kovrig in apparent retaliation for Canada arrest of Meng Wanzhou Michael Kovrig, a Canadian journalist and analyst working as a China expert for the International Crisis Group, has suddenly disappeared while in China. Kovrig is also a former Canadian diplomat. Many have assumed Kovrig was arrested by China’s security forces. According to one analyst, the Chinese will hold someone for 37 days before he is given access to a lawyer. Many people additionally believe that Kovrig was arrested, without charges or justification, in retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, arrested after a multi-year … [Read more...] about World View: China Jails Canadian Journalist in Apparent Retaliation for Arrest of Huawei CFO