Millions of people have taken the plunge and invested in bitcoin. Some people have made five or even 10 times their initial investment. Others have lost half or more of their funds. It’s a risky market. But none looks riskier than the new crypto coming out of Venezuela.
In a nation in love with its guns, blanket bans are unlikely to gain enough political traction to ever pass. As students and those affected by the most recent shooting in Florida just discovered.
Kim Jong-un’s ‘charm offensive’ at the Winter Olympics was intended to sway global opinion against the hard line taken by the US and its allies.
In Australia the restrictions on tobacco keep piling on. These include limiting where you can smoke, even in outdoor venues. It’s also seen the government ramping up the price of a pack of cigarettes with ever higher sin taxes.
KFC my have changed its name from Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1991. But the ‘C’ stills stands for chicken. And in a shocking blunder, their UK supply has petered out.
It’s hard to imagine a more amusing 2020 US presidential race than one in which Donald Trump goes head to head with Oprah Winfrey. Stranger things have happened. And it sounds like Trump is already looking forward to it.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington DC this week. One of the discussions on the table will be to establish a regional joint infrastructure scheme between Japan, India, the US and Australia.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington.
In an attempt to protect the US, Donald Trump’s immigration measures have been rejected by the Senate once again. It seems that the Senate dosen’t view Trump’s immigration proposals as a viable way to keep the US safe.
Russia has been accused of meddling in both the Brexit vote and the 2016 US Presidential Election. Now it seems that it’s Russia’s turn to accuse the West of meddling.
While the jury may be out on man’s impact on global warming, Trump for one doesn’t believe reductions in US fossil fuels will have an effect either way.
For a nation with only 24 million people, Australia’s refugee intake is quite generous, with Turnbull flagging the annual intake will rise to 19,000. Especially when compared to Japan, who took in a grand total of 20 refugees last year. That’s right…
Ever tougher sanctions may be enough to bring North Korea’s regime to its knees. But they will take time to work. And they need to be strictly adhered to by all.
US President Donald Trump recently delivered a US$1.5 trillion tax break to corporate America. The next big campaign promise he has yet to fulfil is his massive infrastructure plan.
The arguably psychotic president is best known for unleashing a violent drug war in his nation. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is at it again. And he’s reaching for new lows.
Far too many powerful forces — the Deep State, if you will — are working against a successful Brexit. They are pushing for a second referendum. And they are using every delaying tactic in their arsenal.
The sweeping corporate tax cuts initiated by US President Donald Trump have the rest of the world watching. And the Australian government is no exception.
Most of his people believe him to be a demigod. Say what you will about Kim Jong-un. But North Korea’s baby-faced leader is a skilled politician.
This outcome was almost certainly foreseen. US President Donald Trump has dashed Democrats’ hopes of releasing a politicised rebuttal to the Republicans’ memo.
On the first phone call between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump, Trump cut the call short. But that awkward ‘first date’ appears forgiven and forgotten.
The British were master colonists. At the start of the 20th Century, the British Empire reached across every continent on the planet. And now The Gambia has re-joined the Commonwealth.
Ethical funds have been sprouting like weeds in recent years. Many of these funds shun companies involved in fossil fuels. But investors who turn their backs on coal may be interested in the latest news out of China…
The global war on marijuana began in the US. And now, by virtue of its superpower status, the US is leading the way to end that war…one state at a time.
First the term ‘ladies and gentlemen’ was deemed discriminatory to those who identify with neither. Now even the term ‘mankind’ has come under the gun by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
It looks like Germany may finally have a new government. But the fact it’s taken four months to cobble together a new coalition speaks volumes about the difficult political situation Germans find themselves in.
If you’re thinking about travelling to Poland, you may want to review the words you no longer can say. Uttering the term ‘Polish death camp’, for example, could see you serving three years in Polish prison.
The Winter Olympics will see the Korean nations compete together in select events. But even before the Olympics’ opening ceremony, US officials are sounding alarm bells about Kim Jong-un’s nuclear capabilities.
The battle of the memos in the US would be farcical…if the stakes weren’t so high. Now the Democrats are insisting its their turn to have a go on the merry-go-round. And the Republicans are playing ball…
In a move that can only be described as dystopian, the Chinese Communist party is introducing a new ‘rating’ system. One that would ensure people are upstanding, government-fearing citizens in all aspects of life.
A supposedly bipartisan US immigration proposal appears almost intended to fail. The proposal, cobbled together by Republican senator John McCain and Democratic senator Chris Coons, wholly ignores some of US President Donald Trump’s core demands.