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Why Trump’s car tariffs are doomed to failure: RT’s Boom Bust explains

By ethan / July 31, 2018

In the new episode of Boom Bust, Professor of Economics Richard D. Wolff analyses possible US trade tariffs on European cars. Wolff explains how the history of the global automotive market has brought us to this trade conflict between Washington and Brussels. The professor predicts that this plan by President Donald Trump is likely to […]


‘Ramadan affected us badly’ – Egypt FA chief on World Cup failure

By ethan / June 29, 2018

The head of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), Hany Abo Rida, has claimed that fasting during Ramadan affected the team’s preparations for the World Cup in Russia, where they lost all three of their games. The entire squad, including star striker Mohamed Salah, observed the Ramadan fast which ended just one day before the Pharaohs’ […]


Trump-Kim summit: Success or failure is in the eye of the beholder

By ethan / June 12, 2018

The Singapore nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and Korean leader Kim Jong-un was both a wild success and abject failure — depending on who you ask. Watching events unfold on Twitter and in the mainstream media, it almost looked like two different summits were taking place at the same time; one where Trump […]


‘Imminent dam failure’: North Carolina orders urgent evacuations after landslide

By ethan / May 30, 2018

North Carolina has ordered mandatory evacuations for anyone south of Lake Tahoma Dam after a landslide compromised the integrity of the structure. Storm Alberto – the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season – brought several mudslides to the region following heavy rainfall. The Lake Tahoma dam is now in “imminent danger” of failure, […]


Wall Street is massively betting on Tesla’s failure

By ethan / April 12, 2018

Electric car producer Tesla has become the stock investors are betting against the most. “Tesla, which was overtaken by Apple as the largest US equity short recently, is back on top of the league tables, a position it has held since March 2016,” wrote Ihor Dusaniwsky, head of research at S3 Partners, as quoted by […]


Sochi 2014 Olympic ring failure featured on IOC’s ‘404 error’ page

By ethan / February 19, 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has designed its ‘404 error’ page template to feature the Olympic rings failure from the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. “Sometimes things don’t go as planned,” the caption under the picture reads, in a reference to when one of the Olympic rings failed to open at Sochi’s […]


‘Systemic failure of world order’: Kissinger & elder statesmen take on modern challenges

By ethan / January 25, 2018

In testimony before the Senate, national security strategists from the Nixon, Reagan and Bush administrations identified nuclear annihilation, climate change and emerging technologies as major challenges facing the US. Former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz were joined at the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday by Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. […]

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