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A massive underwater volcano erupted and scientists almost missed it

Generally speaking, it’s pretty easy to tell when something is going on with a volcano. When a large volcano is about to blow its top it typically …

Geology

Hazardous volcano eruption in Philippines possible 'within weeks or days': chief volcanologist

The Philippines' chief volcanologist warned on Monday of a possible hazardous eruption at Mount Mayon "within weeks or even within days", as magma continued to pile up at the summit of the Southeast Asian country's most active volcano.<p>The 2,462-metre (8,077-foot) high volcano, a tourist attraction …

Geology

A volcanic eruption in Bali has trapped thousands on the island

Indonesia’s Mt. Agung continues to spew ash more than two miles into the sky, forcing thousands around the island of Bali to flee. Unfortunately, the …

More Bali flights cancelled on forecast of volcanic ash

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Airlines cancelled more flights departing the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Saturday, citing forecasts …

People evacuated from Papua New Guinea island after volcano explodes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - About 1,500 people are being evacuated from an island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) after a nearby volcano erupted, the local Red Cross said on Sunday.<p>A volcano on the island of Kadovar, located about 24 km (15 miles) north of the Papuan mainland, began …

Papua New Guinea

Asia Frontier Capital - Outlook For 2018

Asian frontier markets expected to continue showing robust GDP growth rates.<p>China led "One Belt One Road" (OBOR) initiative can have positive …

Economy

Thanks, Government — Nearly Half of Puerto Rico Is Still without Power

By: Ryan McMaken <br>In the wake of Hurricane Maria, most of Puerto Rico lost electricity. Since electronic transactions were not longer possible under …

Latin America

Donald Trump should apologize for remarks: African states | News | DW | 13.01.2018

African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly …

Donald Trump

Pax Crypto: Russia Proposes First Multinational Cryptocurrency, Expert Blog

<i>Expert Blog is Cointelegraph’s new series of articles by crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and</i> …

Bitcoin

A World Bank economist apologized for unfair country rankings and will redo four years of results

The World Bank’s annual ranking of countries by ease of doing business has been compromised by politicized methodology, the bank’s top economist told the Wall Street Journal (paywall). The primary victim? The country of Chile.<p>The high-profile rankings are intended to encourage governments to remove …

Economics

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Spain has jumped above the U.S. to become the second biggest tourist destination, according to new estimated figures.<p>Despite facing a number of …

Tourism

Chile slams World Bank for bias in competitiveness rankings

© Reuters. Chile's President Michelle Bachelet speaks during the opening of a business forum in Havana<p>SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean officials on …

Economy

Warming oceans are bringing poisonous snakes to the US

Taking a trip to a beach in Southern California is supposed to be a relaxing, leisurely experience. For some beachgoers earlier this week it was …

Biological Species

New Blast of Arctic Air Covering East

Weather2 hours ago<p>New Blast of Arctic Air Covering East<p>After a brief warm up, very cold air is covering much of the East, with temperatures well …

Weather

Drought Has Expanded Rapidly Across the Southern U.S. Since Fall and the Outlook Into Spring Is Worrisome

Climate and Weather<p>Drought Has Expanded Rapidly Across the Southern U.S. Since Fall and the Outlook Into Spring Is Worrisome<p>By Linda Lam<p>less than an …

Weather

Norwegians decline President Donald Trump's offer to move to US

Norwegians have been quick to decline the offer from Donald Trump to move to the US. The president had said in less than polite terms that they would …

Donald Trump

President Trump's Idea Of Good And Bad Immigrant Countries Has A Historical Precedent

In a White House meeting with members of Congress this week, President Trump is said to have suggested that the United States accepts too many immigrants from "shithole countries" in Africa and too few from countries like Norway.<p>Those comments, relayed to NPR by people in attendance at the meeting, …

Immigration

In Norway, Trump’s comments on immigration rejected as backhanded praise

OSLO, Norway — On a quiet winter morning, Ingvild Rosseland walked her two dogs through a snowy forest in Huk, a public park in the capital of Norway — a country recently designated by President Donald Trump as not being a "shithole."<p>The president used the vulgarity while referring to immigration …

Erna Solberg

Trump hints he won’t begin NAFTA withdrawal until July at the earliest

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump hinted Thursday that he would not initiate a withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement before …

Donald Trump

Paul Krugman: We’re losing two critical safeguards against despotism in Trump’s White House

Without these, our democracy is seriously at risk<p>Donald Trump is not the first mediocre president of the United States, Krugman reminds weary Americans in his Tuesday column. The problem, however, is not only that Trump feels the need to refer to himself as a "very stable genius," but that the …

Paul Krugman

Can We Escape Trade Disaster In 2018?

While it is natural to use the turn of the calendar as an excuse to take stock of what’s coming, there is additional motivation when it comes to U.S. trade policy in 2018. While a number of trade conflicts were set asimmer during 2017, there was no resolution. Further, in the latter part of the …

NAFTA

U.S. Sees `Much Work' to Revising South Korea Free-Trade Pact

Officials from the U.S. and South Korea said further talks were needed to revise their free-trade pact, a negotiation straining ties between the …

North Korea

Trump Unleashing a Trade War Against China Still Looms Large

US President Donald Trump might soon take executive action against China in the form of punitive tariffs, a former senior US State Department …

China

China is America's biggest foreign creditor. Could it turn off the tap?

Investors are getting worried about what America's biggest foreign creditor might do next.<p>A report that China is reconsidering how much U.S. debt it buys rattled markets on Wednesday and raised questions about the relationship between the world's two largest economies.<p>Here's what you need to</b> …

Economy

The Canadians Think Trump Will Try to Kill NAFTA. Are They Right?

The Canadian government is “increasingly convinced” that President Trump will soon announce his intention to withdraw the United States from the …

The Assets to Watch as Concerns About the End of Nafta Mount

Investors were put on notice once again Wednesday: U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign claim that he would exit the North American Free Trade …

Markets

Nafta's Dead. Long Live Nafta. A Look at Most Likely Outcomes

Markets shuddered on signs the U.S. may be preparing to withdraw from Nafta. But even if President Donald Trump serves notice of a pullout, the trade …

NAFTA

Canada to stand firm, 'get respect' from Trump administration as trade tensions rise, ministers say

Liberals hope for the best but prepare for the worst, as fate of NAFTA hangs in balance<p>Tough-talking Liberal cabinet ministers are delivering a …

The post-NAFTA world is starting to take shape

<i>Lawrence Herman of Herman & Associates is a former Canadian diplomat who practices international trade law. He is a senior fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute.</i><p>Are we entering the post-NAFTA world? It certainly looks that way.<p>The markets finally woke up to this on Wednesday, after sleepwalking for the …

Robert Lighthizer