econintersect.com
       
  

FREE NEWSLETTER: Econintersect sends a nightly newsletter highlighting news events of the day, and providing a summary of new articles posted on the website. Econintersect will not sell or pass your email address to others per our privacy policy. You can cancel this subscription at any time by selecting the unsubscribing link in the footer of each email.



posted on 15 August 2017

Early Headlines: Asia Stocks And Dollar Up, Oil Flat, Gold Down, CEOs Quit Trump, DoJ Wants Data From Anti-Trump Sites, Macron Drops In Polls, German GDP Slips, N. Korea Blinks, Venezuela Military Readies, And More

Written by

Early Bird Headlines 15 August 2017

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.

early-bird-301-180


Please share this article - Go to very top of page, right hand side for social media buttons.


Global

asia.pac.2017.aug.15

U.S.

Kenneth Fraizer, the chief executive of drugmaker Merck and an African-American, said he left the advisory council because of the president's reaction after the violence between white supremacists and counter protesters. Frazier cited the need to "take a stand against intolerance and extremism."

The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions that represent 12.5 million workers, said it was considering pulling its representative on the committee.

  • Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site (The Hill) The Department of Justice has requested information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Trump, the Los Angeles-based Dreamhost said in a blog post published on Monday. Dreamhost, a web hosting provider, said that it has been working with the Department of Justice for several months on the request, which believes goes too far under the Constitution.

DreamHost claimed that the complying with the request from the Justice Department would amount to handing over roughly 1.3 million visitor IP addresses to the government, in addition to contact information, email content and photos of thousands of visitors to the website, which was involved in organizing protests against Trump on Inauguration Day.

The adviser, George Papadopoulos, offered to set up “a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump," telling them his Russian contacts welcomed the opportunity,according to internal campaign emails read to The Washington Post.

The proposal sent a ripple of concern through campaign headquarters in Trump Tower. Campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis wrote that he thought NATO allies should be consulted before any plans were made. Another Trump adviser, retired Navy Rear Adm. Charles Kubic, cited legal concerns, including a possible violation of U.S. sanctions against Russia and of the Logan Act, which prohibits U.S. citizens from unauthorized negotiation with foreign governments.

  • Trump to sign executive order Tuesday on infrastructure projects (Reuters) President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday "establishing discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects," the White House said in a statement on Monday. Trump, who was a real estate developer before becoming president, made rebuilding the country's crumbling infrastructure a top campaign issue. He has proposed leveraging $200 billion in government spending into $1 trillion of projects to privatize the air traffic control system, strengthen rural infrastructure and repair bridges, roads and waterways. Econintersect: Although no details were provided by the White House we interpret "discipline and accountability" to mean cancellation of some environmental regulations.
  • Holocaust Memorial in Boston damaged for second time this summer (The Boston Globe) The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been damaged for the second time this summer. A photograph from a Globe reporter at the scene showed the glass paneling on a piece of the memorial smashed. Boston police officers were also at the scene. One person is in custody for alleged vandalism, Boston police representatives told The Globe, adding that a call came in around 6:40 p.m. Monday.
  • Tech companies in the crosshairs on white supremacy and free speech (Reuters) The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence.

GoDaddy Inc, which manages internet names and registrations, disclosed late on Sunday via Twitter that it had given Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider, saying it had violated GoDaddy's terms of service.

The white supremacist website helped organize the weekend rally in Charlottesville where a 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 people were injured when a man plowed a car into a crowd protesting the white nationalist rally.

After GoDaddy revoked Daily Stormer's registration, the website turned to Alphabet Inc's Google Domains. The Daily Stormer domain was registered with Google shortly before 8 a.m. Monday PDT (1500 GMT) and the company announced plans to revoke it at 10:56 a.m., according to a person familiar with the revocation.

France

  • 100 Days: Record Dissatisfaction with President Macron (The Diplomatic Observer) An Ifop poll shows that at the same time in his presidency François Hollande was 10 points above with a performance satisfaction rating of 46% against Macron’s 36%. The new president's popularity fell faster in July than for any President since 1995.

Germany

Click for larger image.

germany.gdp.2017.aug.15

Italy

  • Italy Works with Libyans to Stop Migrants and Control NGOs (The Diplomatic Observer) Italy has given official support to Libya’s decision to ban unauthorized NGO rescue vessels from its coastal waters. Justifying their position, the Italian Interior Ministry said there were 11,193 new arrivals in July, compared to 23,552 last July. Italy has sent two ships to Libya, to help the Libyan coastguard in patrolling the sea and has come to an agreement with Libya to train and equip its coastguard.

Italy’s foreign minister, Angelino Alfano, told La Stampa, an Italian newspaper, that Libya’s actions meant that “balance is being restored in the Mediterranean". He said the Libyan government was “ready to put in place a search-and-rescue zone in its waters, work with Europe and invest in its coast guards".

North Korea

  • North Korea's Kim holds off on Guam missile plan; Seoul says will prevent war by all means (Reuters) North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he watches U.S. actions a little longer, the North's state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea's president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means. In his first public appearance in about two weeks, Kim Jong Un inspected the command of the North's army on Monday, examining a plan to land four missiles near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, the official KCNA said in a report. The report said:

"He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK, the latter will make an important decision as it already declared."

South Korea

China

  • China says it will defend interests if U.S. harms trade ties (Reuters) China will take action to defend its interests if the United States damages trade ties, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump authorized an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual property.

Trump's move, the first direct trade measure by his administration against China, comes at a time of heightened tension over North Korea's nuclear ambitions, though it is unlikely to prompt near-term change in commercial ties.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will have a year to look into whether to launch a formal investigation of China's policies on intellectual property, which the White House and U.S. industry groups say are harming U.S. businesses and jobs.

Venezuela

  • Venezuela's Maduro calls for military exercises after Trump threat (Reuters) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called for military exercises after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of a possible armed intervention in the country, but Maduro insisted he still wanted to hold talks with the U.S. leader. As Maduro told supporters in Caracas to prepare for an "imperialist" invasion, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought to calm concerns in the region about Trump's talk, promising a peaceful solution to Venezuela's "collapse into dictatorship." The unpopular Maduro, struggling with a collapsing economy at home and increasing diplomatic isolation abroad, has used Trump's comments on Friday to reaffirm long-standing accusations that Washington is preparing a military attack.

>>>>> Scroll down to view and make comments <<<<<<

Click here for Historical News Post Listing










Make a Comment

Econintersect wants your comments, data and opinion on the articles posted. You can also comment using Facebook directly using he comment block below.




Econintersect Contributors








search_box
Print this page or create a PDF file of this page
Print Friendly and PDF


The growing use of ad blocking software is creating a shortfall in covering our fixed expenses. Please consider a donation to Econintersect to allow continuing output of quality and balanced financial and economic news and analysis.







Keep up with economic news using our dynamic economic newspapers with the largest international coverage on the internet
Asia / Pacific
Europe
Middle East / Africa
Americas
USA Government





























 navigate econintersect.com

Blogs

Analysis Blog
News Blog
Investing Blog
Opinion Blog
Precious Metals Blog
Markets Blog
Video of the Day
Weather

Newspapers

Asia / Pacific
Europe
Middle East / Africa
Americas
USA Government
     

RSS Feeds / Social Media

Combined Econintersect Feed
Google+
Facebook
Twitter
Digg

Free Newsletter

Marketplace - Books & More

Economic Forecast

Content Contribution

Contact

About

  Top Economics Site

Investing.com Contributor TalkMarkets Contributor Finance Blogs Free PageRank Checker Active Search Results Google+

This Web Page by Steven Hansen ---- Copyright 2010 - 2017 Econintersect LLC - all rights reserved