Thursday , 18 January 2018

World News

Turkey Threatens to Attack Kurdish Allies of U.S. in Syria

Turkey is amassing troops on the border with Syria and has said it would launch full-scale attacks on the Kurdish forces there that helped the U.S. beat back Islamic State, as the defeat of the extremist group makes way for old rivalries to resurface. Source:: World News

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Bank of Canada Raises Rates, Warns on Nafta Risk

The Bank of Canada raised its main interest rate to 1.25% on the strength of stellar employment data and a pickup in inflation, but it signaled a cautious approach to further rate increases while warning that uncertainty tied to the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement is likely to exert a drag on growth. Source:: World News

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North, South Korea to March Under One Flag at Winter Olympics

Athletes from North and South Korea will march together under a single flag at the start of the Winter Olympics next month, the South’s Unification Ministry said—an agreement that marks Seoul’s most ardent and public embrace of its nuclear-armed rival in a decade. Source:: World News

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China Smites Smog With an Iron Fist

China’s notoriously smoggy capital is experiencing a marked reduction in air pollution after an aggressive government campaign to curb smokestack industries and shift away from coal heating. Source:: World News

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Power Play: Egypt, Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam

Ethiopia’s ambitious $4.2-billion hydroelectric dam project on the Nile River’s main tributary is raising tensions with Egypt over how to share the essential resource, and exposing the rivalry between Cairo and an ascendant Addis Ababa for regional power. Source:: World News

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