British MPs seek new path for Brexit after deal rejected again

March 31, 2019@11:55 PM TFP Editor 0

British MPs will attempt to chart a new Brexit path on Monday after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for a third time, leaving her strategy in tatters and the country in limbo. With less than two weeks to go until the day Britain risks crashing out of the European Union, MPs will hold a series of votes to try and find a majority-backed plan to end the current crisis. Britain voted by 52 percent to leave the EU in a 2016 referendum but the [Read More]

Pope rounds off Morocco visit with mass for thousands

March 31, 2019@11:46 PM TFP Editor 0

Pope Francis celebrates mass in the Moroccan capital Rabat (AFP Photo/Handout) Rabat (AFP) – Pope Francis has called for tolerance and peace at a mass for thousands of Catholics during a rare visit by a pontiff to Morocco, after warning the faithful there against trying to convert others. Ten thousand worshippers, many migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, packed a sports complex in Rabat on Sunday as the pope rounded off his two-day stay in the Muslim North African state. “Often we are tempted to believe that [Read More]

China economy: Manufacturing sector returns to growth in March

March 31, 2019@11:04 PM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright Getty Images China’s manufacturing sector unexpectedly returned to growth in March, a private survey showed. The Caixin/Markit survey rose to 50.8 in March from 49.9 in February. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. Official manufacturing figures released on Sunday also pointed to a jump in activity, and the data sent Asia stocks higher. China has moved to boost growth in recent months as it struggles with a slowing economy. The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to an eight-month high of 50.8 [Read More]

“America’s Forever Wars Will Go On Without Me” – A US Army Major Says “Goodbye To All That”

March 31, 2019@10:40 PM TFP Editor 0

Authored by US Army Major Danny Sjursen (ret.) via TomDispatch.com, “Patriotism, in the trenches, was too remote a sentiment, and at once rejected as fit only for civilians, or prisoners.” — Robert Graves, Goodbye To All That(1929). I’m one of the lucky ones. Leaving the madness of Army life with a modest pension and all of my limbs intact feels like a genuine escape. Both the Army and I knew it was time for me to go. I’d tired of carrying water for empire and they’d grown [Read More]