Author: HearthstoneYarns

Just Before Round of Negotiations on the Proposed TISA, WikiLeaks Releases Updated Secret Documents

Today, Wikileaks released a second batch of the most updated draft texts on the proposed TISA, along with substantive analysis, on each of four massive services sectors: Financial Services, Telecommunications Services, Electronic Commerce, and Maritime Transport. This follows on their release yesterday of cross-cutting annexes on Domestic Regulation, the “Movement of Natural Persons,” Transparency, and…

By HearthstoneYarns November 21, 2019 0

Saudi Arabia and Turkey Rejoin Hands in Syria

A recent Associated Press report filed makes clear that the recent successes of Syria’s rebel Army of Conquest (JAF, after its Arabic name, Jaysh al-Fatah) have been enabled by a thaw in relations between two US allies in the region: Saudi Arabia and Turkey. From the report: The two countries—one a democracy, the other a…

By HearthstoneYarns November 21, 2019 0

Ocon shrugs off Perez ‘under pressure’ claims

Esteban Ocon answered team mate Sergio Perez’s claims that he’ll be racing under pressure next season with Force India. While acknowledging Ocon’s strong performance this year, Perez believes the Frenchman will be facing higher expectations in 2018, and therefore additional pressure. But the 21-year-old brushed aside his team mate’s assertion. Perez expects the pressure to…

By HearthstoneYarns November 20, 2019 0