S&P raises Greece’s rating

Ratings agency S&P Global on Friday raised Greece’s local and foreign currency long-term issuer ratings to ‘BBB-/A-3’, with a stable outlook, citing stronger budgetary position. S&P said it expects budget surplus target

G20: El-Sisi meets Scholz, Erdogan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the sidelines of the G20 summit in India. The leaders discussed ongoing



U.S. Commerce Secretary visits China

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo arrived in Beijing with a dual mandate: sell more American goods and services to China and try to convince China’s leaders that the policies she’s in charge of aren’t meant to hobble their


Niger junta expels French ambassador

Niger’s junta, which seized power in a coup on July 26, said on Friday August 25, it has ordered French ambassador Sylvain Itte to leave the country within 48 hours, as relations between the West African country and


Australia buys Tomahawk missiles

Australia will spend US$833 million to boost its long-range strike capabilities as it finalised a deal to buy more than 200 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States, part of a wide-ranging defence shake-up. Australia will be only


Intervention in Niger is on table

If diplomatic efforts fail, then military intervention by ECOWAS member states in Niger is likely to restore constitutional order and return the country’s president-elect Mohamed Bazoum to the presidency. This is the conclusion of the meeting held yesterday,