Mike Pompeo tours Middle East to challenge John Bolton as U.S. foreign policy TSAR

Mike Pompeo’s speech in Cairo, Egypt last week will win no hearts and change no minds among in the Arab world, as the the U.S. Secretary of State delivered an empty sermon that was better suited for a dumbed down audience following MSNBC or CNN.

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at Pompeo’s trip to the Middle East and his deeply flawed and cynical speech in Cairo.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at Russia’s economic performance in 2018 and its upbeat outlook in 2019, despite heavy sanctions imposed by the US and a weary and weak European Union.

Also: (The Duran) – China’s economy slows down, as Huawei war with Justin Trudeau heats up

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at China’s economic slowdown and how this will affect the world economy in 2019.

China’s surging tech industry is also undergoing rough patches as the Huawei conflict with Canada (and by extension the United States) reached fever pitch levels with executive espionage intrigue in Poland. In retaliation, China blasted Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s and his government as being White Supremacists by the Chinese ambassador to Ottawa.

Also: (The Duran) – PART 3: A delay in BREXIT Article 50 may be on its way

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at a BREXIT deal that may now be delayed well past the scheduled exit of March 29 of this years.

The mood has shifted considerably in the last week, from confidence that a no-deal Brexit was an inevitability, to a now ever present, public doubt that a Brexit will even take place as voted by the UK populace.

According to The Evening Standard, Peter Hargreaves, the billionaire who was the second biggest donor to the 2016 leave campaign, and veteran hedge fund manager Crispin Odey told Reuters they expect Britain to stay in the EU.

“I have totally given up. I am totally in despair, I don’t think Brexit will happen at all,” said Mr Hargreaves, 72, who is one of Britain’s wealthiest men and donated £3.2 million ($4.08 million) to the leave campaign.