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  • Saudi King to visit White House in 2018

    UNITED STATES, 2017/09/08 King Salman of Saudi Arabia will make an official visit to Washington early next year for talks with President Donald Trump, the White Home said Wednesday. King Salman and President Trump discussed how to advance shared goals such as strengthening security and prosperity in the Middle East The two leaders held a telephone conversation in which they discussed how to advance shared goals such as strengthening security and prosperity in the Middle East, the White Home said in a statement.
  • US declaration of Iran’s non-compliance to create complications

    IRAN, 2017/08/26 Trump government, thus far, seems to put additional emphasis on the nature of Iran’s regime than the previous government, but still it is very hard to predict what exactly will transpire between the United States and Iran, Ambassador Ido Aharoni, a world distinguished professor at New York University's School of International Relations, told Trend. “In other words - the major issue for the current government is not necessarily how to engage Iran and bring back into the fold - but rather how to entirely sanction Iran from advancing their destabilizing programs,” he said.
  • Trump congratulates Emmanuel Macron on French election win

    FRANCE, 2017/05/08 Donald Trump has congratulated the centrist Emmanuel Macron on his emphatic victory against Marine Le Pen in the French presidential run-off, attempting to put behind him the implicit support he had offered the far-right leader ahead of Sunday’s election. US president released statement notable primarily for its brevity, attempting to put behind him the implicit support he offered far-right leader Marine Le Pen In a statement put out by his press secretary Sean Spicer and notable primarily for its brevity, the White Home said: “We congratulate President-elect Macron and the people of France on their successful presidential election. We look forward to working with the new President and continuing our close cooperation with the French government.”
  • Ignore the naysayers, President Trump. Your initial 100 days are just fine.

    UNITED STATES, 2017/04/26 Despite the best efforts of the White Home “PR apparatus” to sell the president’s initial 100 days as a success, The New York Times declared in an editorial, the new government has, in fact, been plagued by “a lot of missteps” inclunding a “bungled sales job” on his initial major legislative initiative and a “snakebit” confirmation process, all of which have produced “a flurry of articles bemoaning the lack of focus in the White Home.” The initial 100 days, the Times declared, is a period the president “may prefer to forget.” The president in question is not Donald Trump. This is how, in April 1993, the Times described the initial 100 days of Bill Clinton’s presidency. But not to worry, the Times reassured its readers: “It’s still early, and a hundred days don’t really mean very much.” The Times is right: The initial 100 days really don’t mean very much at all.
  • Donald Trump to name ex-banker Steven Mnuchin new treasury secretary

    UNITED STATES, 2016/11/30 President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Steven Mnuchin to be the country’s 77th treasury secretary, a person familiar with the decision says.
  • The Prime Minister announces significant support for Africa and La Francophonie at the XVI Summit of La Francophonie

    CANADA, 2016/11/28 While attending the XVI Summit of La Francophonie in Madagascar, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the Government of Canada will provide $112.8 million for international aid projects that will benefit several African nations and Haiti. This funding will contribute to projects that aim to fight climate change, empower women, and protect their rights. It will as well be used to stimulate economic increase, which will create job opportunities for young people and women, and to counter terrorism and prevent radicalization.
  • Why Trump Won–And What’s Next

    UNITED STATES, 2016/11/23 US real estate billionaire, Donald Trump, is president-elect. In an age at the same time as 97% of all GDP-national gain gains since 2010 have accrued to the wealthiest 1%–of which Trump is one—how could American voters come to elect Trump? How could they vote for a candidate that they instantly were giving a ‘negative rating’ of 60% to 80%? That fundamental question will ever haunt this election.
  • Bolivian president says government defeats "coup" by miners

    BOLIVIA, 2016/09/04 Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Saturday his government had defeated a "coup d'etat" by protesting miners. "Once additional, the national government has defeated a coup d'etat," and the minors' protests showed a "clear intent" to destabilize the government, Morales said at a press conference in the city of Cochabamba. A lot of miners were coerced into protests by union leaders, the president claimed, adding an investigation was underway into the protests and violence.
  • Dilma Rousseff supporters clash with police in Brazil; impeachment appealed

    BRAZIL, 2016/09/02 In Sao Paulo, Brazil's major city, supporters of Dilma Rousseff set fires, damaged property and clashed with police Wednesday night next the Federal Senate removed her from the presidency through impeachment. Police lined the streets and fired tear gas to quell any violent protesters, O Globo reported. Michel Temer, Rousseff's vice president, will serve the remainder of Rousseff's term, which ends Jan. 1, 2019. Temer attempted to calm the streets by saying that Rousseff's impeachment is "a moment of hope, to rebuild trust in Brazil. Uncertainty has come to an end. It's time to unify the country."
  • Brazil's president proclaims innocence at impeachment trial

    BRAZIL, 2016/09/01 In a session less electric than expected, Brazil's suspended president proclaimed her innocence at her impeachment trial Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper," calling the drive to oust her a "coup" and warning senators that history will judge them harshly if they oust a democratically elected leader on false charges. Dilma Rousseff's much anticipated appearance before senators who will decide this week whether to permanently remove her from office was characterized by the same defiance she has shown throughout an impeachment process that has divided Latin America's most populous country. But it was as well additional civil than the three previous impeachment trial sessions, at the same time as lawmakers from both sides got into heated exchanges.