Tag Archives: Risks

Best frenemies? UK Navy mission risks leaving China trade deal all at sea

A warship of the Royal Navy is set to defy restrictions and sail through Chinese territorial waters in a hypocritical move which will leave defense ministers baffled by Britain. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, apparently channelling his inner Britannia, has announced the type 23 frigate HMS ‘Sutherland’ will travel through a key trading lane in the South China Sea. The announcement ...

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Risks of interstate conflict higher than any time since end of Cold War – DNI chief

The risk of interstate conflict is higher now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, according to US Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats. The most immediate threats over the next year come from North Korea and from “Saudi-Iranian use of proxies in their rivalry,” Coats said during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. “At ...

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Riyadh explores anti-Iranian embrace of Israel – but risks 1979-like blowback

The semi-secret security alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel may be expanding into the sphere of ideology and street politics, but Riyadh may be at risk of tripping a conservative Islamist backlash. The existence of some form of security and intelligence cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel is hardly news for Middle East observers. United by their mutual opposition to ...

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Trump’s green light on FBI memo risks sparking ‘constitutional crisis’ – ex-CIA chief Panetta

Stark warnings continue to be issued over the White House’s decision to release a Republican memo alleging FBI bias and surveillance abuse, with the latest coming from a former CIA director who forecast a “constitutional crisis.” Leon Panetta joined a chorus of protesting voices in an interview with MSNBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ show. He said recent developments surrounding the memo ...

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New Tory civil war? Govt risks ripping apart as rumors swirl of a Theresa May ‘no confidence’ vote

Factions are forming in the Tory party as rumors of an imminent vote of no confidence in Theresa May continue to gain pace, while experts warn the Conservatives risk losing control of a majority of their London council seats. May’s leadership has been plunged into doubt as Tory rebels have reportedly been begged by their colleagues not to launch challenges ...

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Meanwhile in Russia: Trucker risks drive across terrifying Siberian bridge (VIDEO)

Video footage of a truck driving across the ramshackle Kuandinsky bridge in Siberia will have you on the edge of your seat. The dilapidated bridge, which spans the Vitim River, is one of the most perilous crossings on the planet. The 20m (66 feet) high bridge is barely wide enough to fit a car and doesn’t have a safety railing, ...

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Condi Rice warns #MeToo movement risks 'infantilizing' women

Former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice cautioned against turning women into “snowflakes” as she weighed in on the ongoing #MeToo movement. She called it a positive thing that risks doing more harm than good. In an interview with CNN’s David Axelrod on ‘The Axe Files,’ Rice said that the ongoing movement to reveal sexual improprieties committed by certain men ...

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Scientists create creepy tin foil robot baby to study risks of dirty floors (VIDEO)

A baby-shaped tin foil monster slowly drags itself across a filthy carpet. No, not a scene from a horror film – it’s an experiment designed by scientists to gauge how much dirt infants collect as they crawl across the floor. Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana created the miniature robot to study how much dirt, pollen, bacteria, and other “bio ...

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Bitcoin crashing & housing bubbles popping – Deutsche Bank’s biggest risks in 2018

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 06:44 Investors should get ready for potential risks this year, warns Deutsche Bank. They include stock market corrections, the collapse of cryptocurrencies and housing bubbles. Read more With national central banks pursuing active policies pegged to the whole range of internal and external drivers, the geopolitical environment is continually changing with one concern being replaced ...

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‘No dogs or Polish’: Fishery risks legal action over east European ban

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 18:58 A UK-based fishery risks being embroiled in legal action after banning access to Eastern European fishermen. This, after The Field Farm in Oxfordshire put up a sign saying “No Polish or eastern bloc fishermen allowed.” Polish angler Rado Papiewski, 35, has now launched a crowdfunding campaign to take legal action against the fishery based ...

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