Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

US President Donald Trump has said to reporters that Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China. Despite labelling Huawei as “very dangerous” for its equipment’s potential use by the Chinese military for surveillance purposes, Trump did not close the door on...

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Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

On August 9th, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had the dubious distinction of being the one to announce the creation of the new sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force, which he said would debut in 2020. “The time has come to write the next great...

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Beware the Military Industrial Complex

Beware the Military Industrial Complex

Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of the most accomplished and celebrated Americans of all time. He had a long and distinguished military career in during which he was appointed Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II, then served as Army Chief of Staff, the first Supreme Commander of...

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Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Amidst the ongoing trade war, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, came up with a creative way to explain trade and economics to U.S. President Donald Trump during their recent meeting on July 25th. The Wall Street Journal reported that a senior EU official explained their strategy to negotiate...

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Trump to send US military to Mexico border

Trump to send US military to Mexico border

President Donald Trump has pledged to send military forces to America’s border with Mexico ‘until we can have a wall’. The promise to deploy military guards followed discussions with the Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis. These were triggered by reports of a number of Honduran migrants heading towards the southern border...

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ABC 2017 Timeline

ABC 2017 Timeline

As 2017 fades into memory, we take a look at some of the ABCs of 2017: A- Article 50 Triggered: On March 29th Theresa May formally triggered Article 50, beginning the United Kingdom’s negotiations to decouple from the European Union and beginning Brexit in earnest, it has proved a difficult...

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The new White House Communications Director: Who is Hope Hicks?

The new White House Communications Director: Who is Hope Hicks?

The White house has named its new Communications Director as 28-year old Hope Hicks. Trump calls her “Hopester” and she appeared in Forbes 30 Under 30. She has carefully stayed out of the spotlight but will now take the government’s primary spokesperson role. The position was recently vacated by Anthony...

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Trump criticised for not calling the violence in Charlottesville an act of terror

Trump criticised for not calling the violence in Charlottesville an act of terror

  US President Trump has come under criticism for failing to condemn the violence committed by white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left a woman dead. On Saturday 12th August, violence broke out in Charlottesville when a “Unite the Right” rally was met with counter-protests. The rally...

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FBI search home of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort

FBI search home of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort

The FBI searched the home of Paul Manafort on 26th July. Manafort is the former chair for US president Trump’s campaign. The search was conducted the day after Manafort’s voluntary Senate Intelligence Committee meeting. The meeting and the search are in connection with the investigation into Russian meddling in the...

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White House communications director Scaramucci is fired after 10 days

White House communications director Scaramucci is fired after 10 days

Anthony Scaramucci has been removed as White House communications director after only 10 days in the job and two weeks before his formal start date. This news comes on the day General John Kelly was sworn in as Chief of Staff. The White House released a statement saying that “Mr...

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