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Since the early 2000s, the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been pursuing a common currency agenda, centered on the “eco,” with the intention of reducing barriers to doing business across the region and increasing trade overall. While the implementation of the new currency has been......
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China is cracking down on its tech companies to maintain control of businesses and data flow in a time of increasing digital and technological competition with the U.S. Earlier this month, the Chinese government launched an investigation into Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi, citing national security and cybersecurity concerns, alleging......
Audrey Strauss, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the guilty plea today of JOHN PIERRE DUPONT, a/k/a “John Gary Rinaldo,” in connection with a years-long scheme to defraud thousands of donors to scam political action committees that impersonated numerous U.S. Senate campaigns and candidates. ......
The Taliban have recently conquered large portions of Afghanistan and seem poised to overrun the Afghan government in Kabul. Yet, contrary to what many commentators assume, the return to power of the Taliban is not necessarily a loss for the United States. The Taliban can indeed become an asset......
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pedro Castillo, a leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s poor, on Wednesday became Peru’s new president.The rural teacher who has never held political office before was sworn in less than two weeks after he was declared the winner......
The agreement in question is called the Lugano Convention, and essentially it establishes the jurisdiction of national courts, guaranteeing the legal recognition and enforcement of a wide range of civil and commercial judgments in cross-border disputes. London is widely regarded as the global capital for international dispute resolution, thanks......
Borders are generally geographic or political boundaries, with cultural differences between regions on either side manifesting gradually over distances. Not so the border between Mizoram and Assam’s Barak Valley, where stark differences are immediately perceptible. The border dispute between the two states thus involves issues of both territory and...
LIMA, July 28 (Reuters) - Peru's Pedro Castillo will assume the presidency in the coming hours with little time to catch his breath as he battles the world's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak, tensions in his socialist party and weak congressional support in a starkly divided nation.Castillo, the son of peasant......
Relations between the four members of South America’s Mercosur trade bloc—Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay—are at their worst since the group’s establishment three decades ago. For months now, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has been blocking a demand by......