North Korea: US in race to address threat, says HR McMaster

White House national security adviser HR McMaster says the US is "in a race" to address the threat from North Korea. The potential for war is increasing every day but armed conflict is not the only solution, he told a defence forum. https://youtu.be/Wueapp71bBc His comments came three days after North Korea carried out its first … Continue reading North Korea: US in race to address threat, says HR McMaster

Trump transition advisor involvement suggests Flynn didn’t act alone, says Russia ‘threw’ election to Trump: NY Times

A New York Times report suggested Michael Flynn didn't act without the knowledge of other members of Trump's transition team Shortly after the Obama administration imposed new sanctions on Russia, KT McFarland, a top official of President Donald Trump's transition team, said in an email to a colleague that the transition team had just "thrown" … Continue reading Trump transition advisor involvement suggests Flynn didn’t act alone, says Russia ‘threw’ election to Trump: NY Times

Bitcoin hits all-time high above $11,700 as recovery accelerates

Bitcoin jumps 8 percent to an all-time high of $11,773.83, according to CoinDesk The gain marks a surge of 30.5 percent, or nearly $2,753, from a Thursday low of $9,021.85 Bitcoin had topped $11,000 Wednesday, only to drop more than $1,000 in a few hours amid high trading volume that exchanges initially struggled to keep … Continue reading Bitcoin hits all-time high above $11,700 as recovery accelerates

‘Corbyn fear’ sees pension fund body advise Labour council to invest abroad

A Labour-controlled council has been advised to invest some of its £250m in pension assets overseas because of the “political risk” of a Labour election victory and “renationalisation” by a Corbyn-led government. A Camden council document posted online last week summarises the advice given by London CIV, a £5.6bn fund management group set up by … Continue reading ‘Corbyn fear’ sees pension fund body advise Labour council to invest abroad

Financial markets could be over-heating, warns central bank body

Bank for International Settlements’ quarterly health check warns global economy resembles era just before financial crash     Investors are ignoring warning signs that financial markets could be overheating and consumer debts are rising to unsustainable levels, the global body for central banks has warned in its quarterly financial health check. The Bank for International … Continue reading Financial markets could be over-heating, warns central bank body