The annual summit of the Group of 20 nations has ended in Osaka, Japan. The ongoing trade war between China and the United States, the world's two biggest economies, topped the agenda. The G20 is an international leaders' forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. Collectively, the grouping represents more than 80 percent of the world's economic output and two-thirds of its people. Its primary aim is to promote international financial stability. Here are the latest updates: Saturday, June 29: The G20 Summit 2019 in Osaka, Japan has ended [Reuters] The G20 Declaration The US-China trade war and climate change have been contentious issues during the G20 summit. Here are key excerpts from the G20 Declaration that reference them. Global business environment "We strive to realize a free, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable and stable trade and investment environment, and to keep our markets open. International trade and investment are important engines of … [Read more...] about G20 summit 2019: Trump: Won’t be raising tariffs for time being
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Pacific Daily News Published 5:06 AM EDT Jun 28, 2019 ALL VILLAGES Report suspicious activity to the Guam Police Department. Call your mayor’s office to join a neighborhood watch program in your village. If you have information that can solve a crime, call the Crime Stoppers’ hotline at 477-HELP (4357) or submit a tip to http://guam.crimestoppersweb.com. You can remain anonymous. Tips that lead to an arrest and conviction may earn you a cash reward. Visit your mayor’s office to update residential information. Call for required documents. The head of household must be present to make changes. Report burned-out streetlights, overgrown vegetation, water leaks, etc., to your mayor’s office. Report illegal dumping to your mayor’s office, [email protected] or call 647-8923. Burning without a permit is illegal. Call your local fire station for more information. Animal Control, police and mayors are authorized to remove unleashed … [Read more...] about Guam’s mayors announce Village News for June 29, 2019
On March 11 of this year, I penned a column entitled "The more the U.S. threatens, the more Erdoğan pushes back" for Daily Sabah. The article was about the increasing rift between Ankara and Washington concerning Russia's sophisticated S-400 surface-to-air defense systems which Turkey purchased. Ankara has been working on producing its own high-tech military systems for a while. In 2013, the domestic development and production of long-range air and missile defense systems became a priority for the country and the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced a tender for the Turkish Long Range Air and Missile Defense Systems (T-LORAMIDS) program. Turkey has had three major conditions: co-production, technology transfer and partial on-time delivery. American defense companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin did not include technology transfer or co-production in their offer and also asked for at least a four times larger payment than what Turkish financial conditions had stated. In July 2017, … [Read more...] about Will Turkey choose S-400s or lose Idlib?
Iraqi farmer Shaker Salih says he feared IslamicState, but feared its defeat even more. His problem is persuading people to believe that he did not support the jihadists. When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from his home town in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, Salih left with the Sunni Muslim extremist group, known to its detractors as Daesh. He then stayed as long he could in its shrinking, self-declared caliphate. “We thought militias would kill us for living under Daesh, so we fled,” said Salih, 49, referring to Shi’ite Muslim paramilitaries that helped defeat IS. “That’s why we stayed with Daesh. We were used to them and knew what to do to survive.” He now lives in the sprawling, guarded al-Hol displacement camp across the border in Syria, where among 70,000 fellow Iraqis, Syrians and others, there are thousands of die-hard IS supporters. Some are passengers in his car, which he uses as a taxi to make a living by … [Read more...] about Iraq weighs captives’ rights against fear of new Islamic State
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before reading The Capitals today, take a look at our EURACTIV network stories about the upcoming #EU2019 elections. You can also see extensive analyses of all 28 EU member states by clicking here. /// BUCHAREST Liviu Dragnea, the controversial leader of Romania’s ruling socialist party, sees no danger in the creation of a far-right alliance following a Salvini-led nationalists’ gathering last Saturday in Milan. “What I saw is a group of parties that support an increased role of their countries compared to the EU institutions,” Dragnea said. “Some EU leaders need to understand the cause and EU citizens should think if heavily-paid EU bureaucrats are really working for them or the institution,” he added. Dragnea dodged the question of whether his PSD party could join the … [Read more...] about Romanian socialists ‘whitewash’ EU far right, see no danger