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Image Critics of India's ruling government rounded up in raids [Lima Charlie News][Image: AFP]

Critics of India’s ruling government rounded up in raids

Civil society groups in India are outraged, accusing the government of arresting activists to punish and ward off political dissent. Indian police have arrested five people for alleged links to Maoist Rebels. Rights groups have listed the arrested: lawyer Vernon Gonsalves, communist poet Varavara Rao,… Keep Reading

Image Pakistan’s military and its largest political party face off [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Reuters]

Pakistan’s military and its largest political party face off

Pakistan’s military has always been willing to intervene in politics, and a political party is challenging its authority. A months long campaign to undermine the Pakistan Muslim League appears to have paid off. Pakistan’s voters may have driven the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N)… Keep Reading

Image Texas Oil Boom Causes Headaches [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Marie D. De Jesus]

Texas Oil Boom Causes Headaches

In spite of increasing oil production, U.S. oil businesses are struggling due to lack of infrastructure and uncertain international conditions. 2018 was the year US domestic oil production was supposed to hit its true stride. It was thought a high domestic output would stabilize a… Keep Reading

Image Erdogan struggles amid Turkey's currency and debt crisis [Lima Charlie News]

Erdogan struggles amid Turkey’s currency and debt crisis

Turkey’s central bank is ending a prolonged period of high inflation rates and citizens have tried to offload Turkey’s lira for foreign currencies. With presidential elections this month, Turkey will have an opportunity to render a verdict on President Erdogan’s stewardship. The financial crisis in… Keep Reading

Air France paralyzed by strikes [Lima Charlie News] [Photo by Le Parisien]

Air France paralyzed by strikes

Another key sector in France has erupted into strikes, as Air France-KLM saw its stocks plummet. University students and French railway workers have been protesting throughout the spring, as new French President Emanuel Macron’s reform agenda is being met with resistance. Air France-KLM Group stocks saw… Keep Reading

Image Iran joins Russia in banning messaging app [Lima Charlie News]

Iran joins Russia in banning messaging app Telegram

Iran’s highest leader announced that the government will institute a nationwide ban against Telegram, the popular encrypted messaging app, following in the footsteps of Russia. Iran’s highest leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, announced that his government will institute a nationwide ban against Telegram, the popular encrypted messaging… Keep Reading

Image Trade war? International markets surge thanks to China [Lima Charlie News][Image: Johannes Eisele/AFP]

Trade war? International markets surge thanks to China

As international commodities, currency and trade markets worldwide continue to surge, US President Donald Trump, leader of the free world, may take credit. By all indicators, however, Chinese President Xi Jinping, the de facto leader of the unfree world, could in fact be responsible. On… Keep Reading

Image Oil Industry Faces Problems Ahead [Lima Charlie News]

Oil Industry Faces Problems Ahead

North Sea Oil Brent has recently been trading at over $70 per barrel, indicating a valuation rise of almost 30% in less than a year. In recent years, the battle for the oil market has been fought between the 14 OPEC member states and Russia… Keep Reading

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