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Krebs Daily Briefing 30 October 2015

International ‘This Country Should Compensate Me’ On Oct. 29, in the wake of the Fifth Plenum, a meeting of top leaders, the Chinese government announced that its controversial, decades-long policy of limiting most couples to a single child was to come to an end. While some Western observers are cheering at the end of the […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 29 October 2015

International Canada’s White House Is a Deathtrap, So Justin Trudeau Is Moving Into a ‘Cottage’ Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau will not — like many of the millennials who voted for him — be moving back into his parent’s home. At least not yet. The newly-elected leader will be shacking up in the backyard of Governor […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 28 October 2015

International Is It Really Better That Saddam’s Gone? “Of course, you can’t say that those of us who removed Saddam in 2003 bear no responsibility for the situation in 2015” and the rise of ISIS, said Tony Blair, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom and one of the leaders, with George W. Bush, […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 27 October 2015

International Is War About to Break Out in the Balkans? Lost in the cacophony of international news about Russian airstrikes against U.S.-backed anti-Assad rebels in Syria and refugees flooding through the Balkans on their way to Western Europe, a crisis is brewing in Bosnia-Herzegovina on the European Union’s southeast flank. And here, too, Moscow has […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 26 October 2015

International Scores dead as magnitude 7.5 quake strikes Afghanistan Scores of people have died after a magnitude 7.5. earthquake struck Afghanistan on Monday, causing deaths in neighboring Pakistan and tremors in northern India. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was in the far northern Afghan province of Badakhshan, which borders Tajikistan and China. “Significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially […]