Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Europe launches economic stimulus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/13/19, 11:28 am

President Donald Trump on Friday condemned a stimulus package the European Central Bank rolled out to try to avoid a recession. The top bank cut its deposit rate and will keep its interest rate at a record low in response to low inflation and the U.S.-China trade war. Trump tweeted that depreciating the euro against the dollar will hurt U.S. exports.

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U.S.-China trade war sees brief respite

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/12/19, 11:37 am

The United States and China tapped the brakes on their trade war Wednesday. President Donald Trump said he would delay enforcing tariffs on Chinese imports worth $250 billion from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 “due to the fact that the People’s Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th anniversary.” Earlier in the day, China announced tariff exemptions for 16 types of U.S. products, including some anti-cancer drugs and animal feed ingredients.

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Dutch court acquits doctor of forced euthanasia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/11/19, 11:57 am

A physician who administered lethal drugs to a resistant dementia patient committed legal euthanasia, judges in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday. The Hague District Court concluded the doctor met all the requirements under the law permitting doctors to kill patients who are suffering with no hope for improvement. “The doctor did not need to verify the current desire for euthanasia [of the patient],” presiding Judge Mariette Renckens said.

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