Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hernández, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either left intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical … Read more

Germany Steps Up Measures to Conserve Gas as Russia Slows Supply to Europe

BERLIN — Germany will restart coal-fired power plants and offer incentives for companies to curb natural gas consumption, marking a new step in the economic war between Europe and Russia. Berlin unveiled the measures Sunday after Russia cut gas supplies to Europe last week as it punched back against European sanctions and military support for … Read more

Texas A&M’s Unreported Foreign Funding

Intellectual property theft and economic espionage by foreign governments have become major problems at US colleges and universities. That’s why federal law requires colleges to report foreign-sourced gifts and contracts worth at least $ 250,000 in a calendar year. The Education Department in 2019 launched an investigation into foreign funding at several prominent American institutions … Read more

Texas A&M’s Unreported Foreign Funding

Intellectual property theft and economic espionage by foreign governments have become major problems at US colleges and universities. That’s why federal law requires colleges to report foreign-sourced gifts and contracts worth at least $ 250,000 in a calendar year. The Education Department in 2019 launched an investigation into foreign funding at several prominent American institutions … Read more

Texas A&M’s Unreported Foreign Funding

Intellectual property theft and economic espionage by foreign governments have become major problems at US colleges and universities. That’s why federal law requires colleges to report foreign-sourced gifts and contracts worth at least $ 250,000 in a calendar year. The Education Department in 2019 launched an investigation into foreign funding at several prominent American institutions … Read more

Top Palestinian envoy to Israel says cooperation has limits

RAMALLAH, West Bank – Hussein al-Sheikh, a senior Palestinian official increasingly seen as a successor to the 86-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, says relations with Israel have gotten so bad that Palestinian leaders cannot go on with business as usual. But even if they are serious this time around, they have few options. And they appear … Read more

The S&P 500 is clinging to a key support level after Friday’s meltdown, here’s what happens if that fails

Last week’s shock US inflation number continues to tear through markets, with dip buyers seemingly hiding. Hardest hit Nasdaq-100 futures are down 3%. Investors are now focused squarely on Wednesday’s Fed outcome, with expectations the central bank may need to do something bold, driving even more anxiety out there. The aftermath of Wall Street’s Friday … Read more

How a failed vote on Jewish settlers shows the Israeli government is teetering

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jerusalem CNN – Efforts by former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies to bring down the country’s governing coalition risk hurting the very cause the … Read more

First on CNN: Biden administration launches ‘unprecedented’ operation to disrupt human smuggling as caravan moves north

Los Angeles CNN – The Biden administration has launched an “unprecedented” operation to disrupt human trafficking networks amid an ongoing influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told CNN exclusively. The operation – which includes deploying hundreds of personnel throughout Latin America and a multi-million-dollar investment – comes as the … Read more

Commodity Chaos From Ukraine War Sends Trafigura to Record $ 2.7 Billion Profit

The privately held commodities merchant earned $ 2.7 billion in net profit on 170.6 billion in revenue in the six months through March, it said Friday. Profit was 29% higher than in the same period a year earlier, making Trafigura a winner from a stretch of massive volatility in energy and metal prices. Two-thirds of … Read more