Geopolitical News, 08 Jan 2019

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of “Hawaii Intelligence Digest”–a Hawaii Island-based blog focusing on geopolitical news, terrorism, international affairs, world news, politics, cyber war, and cyber security.  Views expressed in this intelligence news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Topics in today’s post come from Reuters:  World News and World Political Review:  Articles.  Before we look at our top stories, let’s get a world news summary from the BBC in London.  Please click link to download the current BBC News video.


Now that we have a general sense of where the world is going, let’s examine some of these stories in more detail.

Accessed on 08 January 2019, 1550 UTC, Post 879.


Reuters:  World News

World Political Review:  Articles

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North Korea’s Kim discusses expected summit with Trump in talks in China: Yonhap

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed an expected U.S.-North Korea summit in talks in Beijing on Tuesday, Yonhap news agency said, days after Kim warned he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions.
French ministers aghast at support for boxer who fought police

A former French boxing champion who surrendered to police after he was filmed raining blows on riot officers during a “yellow vest” protest has received tens of thousands of euros in public donations, infuriating government ministers.
Erdogan rebukes U.S. security adviser over Kurdish militia comments

President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington’s national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that Turkey does not harm Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops.
Three killed, hundreds injured in South Africa train collision

At least three people were killed and around 300 injured on Tuesday after two trains collided in the South African capital Pretoria, an emergency services official said.
Taliban call off peace talks with U.S. officials

The Taliban said on Tuesday they had canceled planned peace talks with U.S. officials in Qatar this week over an agenda disagreement.
EU puts Iran intelligence unit and two staff on terrorism list, freezes assets

The European Union on Tuesday agreed to place a unit of the Iranian Intelligence ministry and two of its staff on the EU terrorist list for planning assassinations in Europe, the Danish Foreign Ministry and EU diplomats said.


A Split Emerges in Latin America Over How to Deal With Rising Violence

On the surface, the future looks bleak for Latin America. In an era of slow economic growth, with deeply polarized societies and increasingly entrenched violence, the continent’s leaders face daunting challenges. But amid the carnage, solutions and experiments are emerging that could slow the violence.
The Outlook for Global Trade Is Even Bumpier in 2019

After a more-bark-than-bite approach to trade during his first year in office, President Donald Trump took on the world in 2018 and shows no sign of letting up. That is just one of the ongoing challenges, from Europe to China, likely to
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Until next time,
Russ Roberts

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