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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Colorado Lawmakers seek to jail teachers amidst multi-state walkouts

Colorado Lawmakers seek to jail teachers amidst multi-state walkouts

As a wave of teacher strikes sweeps across the United States, Colorado lawmakers are introducing legislation to prohibit an upcoming public school teacher strike. State teachers are joining others in Arizona, Kentucky, and Oklahoma to strike for an increase in education funding. SB18-264 prohibits public school teachers and teacher organizations...

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Iran ready to abandon nuclear deal “within hours”

Iran ready to abandon nuclear deal “within hours”

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that Iran would be ready to start their nuclear programme “within hours” if the US imposes any more sanctions on them. Rouhani claims the US have broken their agreement. Unilateral US sanctions target the Iranian ballistic missile programme. The US say Iran have violated...

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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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US healthcare repeal plans voted down by defecting Republicans

US healthcare repeal plans voted down by defecting Republicans

The Republican party’s controversial plans to repeal Obamacare appeared to clear a major hurdle in the Senate yesterday, 25th July, only to fail upon the tabling of its second vote. The first vote had been on whether to open fresh discussions on the repeal of the Affordable Healthcare Act, popularly...

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US failed to monitor $1bn worth of arms to Iraq

US failed to monitor $1bn worth of arms to Iraq

The United States army has failed to keep track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment to Iraq in recent years, according to a declassified US Department of Defence audit by Amnesty International. The recently obtained documents found the Department of Defence did not keep accurate records on the...

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Trump postpones visit to UK

Trump postpones visit to UK

Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom has been postponed in fear of mass protests in response to recent remarks made on Twitter following the London attacks. It was the misquoted tweets, the US President made criticising Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s response to the most recent London attack, that...

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May congratulates Donald Trump for being elected US President

May congratulates Donald Trump for being elected US President

Following the US election results this morning, PM Theresa May congratulated Donald Trump for being elected as the 45th President of the United States. After winning the key states of Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania, Trump pulled ahead of his rival candidate, Hillary Clinton, and, by 8:10 GMT, Trump had received...

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Proposed Antonin Scalia law school hits a bum note

Senior staff at a US university have been left scrambling after a rename of their law school in honour of the late Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia led to unintended consequences. George Mason University in Virginia received a donation of $30million (£21million) late last month from an anonymous benefactor (widely...

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EU retaliates in visa restrictions spat with US

As part of an ongoing investigation, the European Commision is assessing a “lack of visa reciprocity with the US, Canada, and Brunei” which could see restrictions on American tourists visiting Europe.   Britain is one of the European countries that benefits under the US visa waiver along with  “Full reciprocity”...

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