Abe Sidesteps Whether He Nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, did not deny he nominated President Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize. In the lower house of Parliament, he declined to comment on the nomination but remarked, “I’m not saying that it is not the fact”. Abe appreciates what Trump has done for his nation in terms of easing tensionsRead More

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Shutdown and Trade Wars Affect Global Economy

Business, government, and non-profit leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland are concerned about a host of issues. Yet, most of them are primarily concerned with the lack of global growth. The slowdown is most evident in countries like China and Germany affected by US trade tariffs. China’s economy, the second biggestRead More

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Turkish President Erdogan vs. Bolton on Protection for Kurds

In December, President Trump called for the immediate removal of all 2,000 or so troops deployed in Syria. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and national security adviser, John Bolton, are touring the Middle East and reassuring allies in the region. On Tuesday, Bolton was meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Ibrahim Kalin, in the Turkish capital,Read More

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Finding Finances for the Border Wall

On Thursday, President Trump traveled to a portion of the southern border in McAllen, Texas. He was greeted by protestors and a Trump baby balloon. Republicans who gathered to construct a new deal containing wall funding and provisions for Democrats involving DACA and visa modifications were disappointed by Mike Pence. Their plans fell through whenRead More

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Trump Erupts After Article About FBI’s Investigation Into Him Emerges

On Saturday, President Trump fired a Twitter storm about former FBI director James Comey and the FBI. The New York Times published an article about the FBI, which opened an investigation into President Trump to see if he was working for Russia after he fired Comey on May 9, 2017. Referencing this article, released onRead More

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Multiple Countries Support American Facing Espionage Allegations in Russian Jail

48-year-old Paul N. Whelan, a retired US Marine, is charged with spying on Russia. He is being detained in Moscow within Lefortovo prison. Whelan was arrested on December 28 and charged with espionage. It is unlikely someone like Whelan, who works in security for a global auto parts manufacturer called BorgWarner, is involved with AmericanRead More

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Brexit is Not Going as Planned for Brexiteers

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, was going through a rough patch with her Brexit plan viewed by many as wishy-washy and submissive. The UK officially branches off from the EU on March 29. Her 600+ page Withdrawal Agreement, negotiated for two years in Brussels, includes a 21-month transition period and payments to the EU untilRead More

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Elizabeth Warren Actually Agrees with President Trump

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) clashed with President Trump a few times. Yet, she too believes the US military no longer has any business in Syria and Afghanistan. Warren is seriously considering a 2020 run for the presidency and she represents Democrats who want less to do with lengthy wars overseas. During an interview, Warren, aRead More

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President Trump Smears Deaths of Migrant Children and is Adamant About Budgeting for Border Barrier

Two Guatemalan children in US Border Patrol custody died. Immigration authorities said the children passed initial health checks but President Trump contradicted them by claiming the children were sick when they came to the border. Eight-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo died on Christmas Eve. The mother of the boy, who migrated to the border hoping toRead More

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Thailand to Become the First Southeast Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly unanimously legalized medical marijuana use, making it the first Southeast Asian country to allow cannabis use of any kind. The legislation was passed by a 166-0 vote, with 13 abstentions. King Maha Vajiralongkorn is expected to give his final approval before the bill becomes a law. After that, citizens in ThailandRead More

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