Mediterranean fish stocks deteriorate ′at alarming rate′ | News | DW.COM | 03.04.2017

Some 93 percent of researched fish stocks in the Mediterranean are overexploited, the EU’s Joint Research Centre says. It also says more than a third of the sea’s total fish population has vanished in the past 50 years.

Source: Mediterranean fish stocks deteriorate ′at alarming rate′ | News | DW.COM | 03.04.2017

Trump: ‘If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will’: Shanghaiist

“Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you.”Asked if that meant dealing with Pyongyang one on one, Trump said, “I don’t have to say any more. Totally.”Dennis Wilder, a former CIA China analyst, tried to shed some light on what exactly Trump meant with these cryptic statement. Wilder told Financial Times that the president is trying to warn China that the US is about to begin instituting “secondary sanctions” on North Korea, including sanctions on “Chinese companies and individuals who deal with North Korea.”Still, others aren’t so sure that Trump will back up his tough talk.

Source: Trump: ‘If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will’: Shanghaiist

The visit of Egypt’s Sisi to Washington: The illusion of chemistry and the challenges of reality

Good analysis – Although – don’t give too much credit to Trump really giving any thought or Tweets for/to Egypt. He is the only thing on his radar. But offer his children a cushy deal on a Trump Hotel at Giza and he just might get interested.


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Manhattan, New York

Donald Trump with Egyptian President  in New York, Sept. 19, 2016

Photo by Reuters

On Monday April 3, US President Donald Trump will host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks in Washington. The last visit of an Egyptian president to the United States was by former ousted president Hosni Mubarak, in 2004.

The Egyptian leadership seems to have spent much time and effort planning this trip to post-Obama America, with three possible main goals in mind: financial support from the new Trump administration, a clearer American stance toward the Muslim Brotherhood, and kick starting a joint foreign policy that allows Egypt to be an important player in a wider regional alliance.

First, to achieve financial support from the Trump administration, which has already vowed to cut foreign aid, President Sisi first has to convince the American administration his regime is stable and that the chance of a revolution of…

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 13 ( March 27-April 2)


Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi to arrive in Washington Saturday, meet Trump Monday
  • Egyptian MPs in Washington to rally support against Muslim Brotherhood in Congress circles
  • Rival campaigns mount ahead of President Sisi’s visit to the US
  • Sisi and King Salman exchange invitations to respective countries on sidelines of Jordan summit
  • Egypt court voids ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia
  • CPJ denounces Egypt’s continuous detention of journalists
  • Egypt lowers customs exchange rate to 16.5 pounds/dollar in April
  • Cairo, Berlin sign agreement on allowing German civil ‪society to resume work in Egypt
  • Egypt judges voice strong objections to draft law regulating appointment of heads of judicial bodies

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