The Syrian Catastrophe, Explained in 3 Minutes

The Syrian civil war started in 2011 on the heels of the Arab Spring. It has seen the creation of the Islamic State, half of the country’s residence displaced from their homes, and outside forces getting involved. This QuickTake on the state of Syria looks at how the war unfolded, the players involved, and where the conflict is headed.

Here’s Why China’s Territorial Disputes May Lead to War

Tiny islands in the middle of the ocean are being fought over by China and its neighbours. Why? They’re of increasing strategic significance. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how the disputes are escalating and what the implications are to peace and trade.

Snowden 2.0: NSA contractor arrested for stealing malware

The FBI ‘secretly arrested’ a National Security Agency contractor on suspicion of stealing and revealing malware the NSA used to hack foreign governments, the New York Times reported, citing federal intelligence and law enforcement officials.

The United States vs Germany: A Global Financial War

An international political war is breaking out and the consequences are terrifying. This week, we look at the United States vs. Germany, the events brewing behind the scenes, and what to expect after the US elections.

Deutsche Bank is a $2 trillion problem

Deutsche Bank is half the size of the Germany economy, but its foundations are shaking due to huge fines, disappearing profits and a share price collapse.

Germany: Does Deutsche bank need a government rescue plan?

Germany’s biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, insists it doesn’t need a government bailout amid reports of a rescue plan in case it can’t pay off fines owed to the US.

US vs. Deutsche Bank: Another obstacle for Merkel in election year?

America could slap Germany’s biggest bank with a $14 billion fine for its role in the 2008 financial crisis. If dished out, the fine will be the biggest ever demanded by the Americans from a foreign lender.

The North Korean Nuclear Threat, Explained in 2 Minutes

In September 2016 North Korea conducted its fifth and most powerful nuclear test in a decade. The Asian country’s aggressive talk and regular missile and nuclear tests has the world on watch. Bloomberg QuickTake Looks at what’s driving North Korea’s nuclear threats.

Donald Trump weighs in on Charlotte riots

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on the riots in Charlotte, North Carolina.

‘If US can’t stop the war, they can at least stop selling weapons to Saudis’ – 10yo Yemeni girl

A 10-year-old girl from Yemen, whose heart-wrenching YouTube video plea for an end to the violence in her homeland has touched social media users, has spoken to RT about the constant fear of death she has to live with in the war-torn country.

Charlotte riots: Emergency, tear gas & clashes during protests against police shooting (GRAPHIC)

One person has been shot in Charlotte, North Carolina protests against the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Riot police were firing tear gas into the crowd. The governor declared a state of emergency and ordered in National Guard and state troopers.

Why Trump Keeps Saying the Election Could Be ‘Rigged’

Donald Trump has made repeated claims that the presidential election in November could be rigged, resulting in his loss. QuickTake Q&A examines whether there is any truth behind Trump’s fears.