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Trump “Not Happy” with Border Deal, Another Shutdown Unlikely

The US President Donald Trump has said that a second government shutdown is unlikely, after the Congress agrees for a border security deal.

After the Congressional negotiators agreed on a border security deal in a bid to avoid another US government shutdown, the US President is still “unhappy” In order to prevent another US government shutdown, the Democrats and Republicans have managed to sketch out a finance deal worth $1.4bn, on Monday. This $1.4bn fund, almost a quarter of what US President Donald

US Senate Votes to end US Support to Yemen War

US Senate Votes to end US Support to Yemen War

The Senate voted to end US support to the Saudi-UAE-led Yemen War.  Defying the USA President Trump, US Senate voted to approve a resolution calling an end to the USA’s involvement in the Saudi-UAE led military campaign in Yemen. The Senate also passed a resolution stating that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is responsible for the murder of the US journalist

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court Declares Dissolution of Parliament Illegal 

President Sirisena (right), with Mr Rajapaksa, both who hail from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party

    This verdict is a resounding blow to Maithripala Sirisena, the President, who hails from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and wanted to displace the candidate of the other party of the coalition – United National Party – from the Prime Ministerial post.  The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has rejected the President Sirisena’s attempt to dismiss the Parliament and hold snap elections. This move has

President Macron Urges Prime Minister to Hold Talks Over Unrest in Paris

French President has refused to bow down to street protestors.

Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux had indicated the Macron administration was considering imposing a state of emergency. After car-riots and nationwide protests broke out on 2 December, the French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered the Prime Minister to hold talks with political demonstrators. Rioters went amok in Paris’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, torching dozens of cars, looting boutiques and smashing up luxury private homes. This is the worst

US Military Strikes Kills Al-Shabaab Militants in Somalia

Though they were driven out of the capital in 2011, Al-Shabaab militants still hold sway over the regional towns of Somalia

In efforts to weaken the hold of militant group in Somalia, the US launched airstrike against Al-Shabaab militants.  As per the military’s Africa Command (Africom), the strike was carried out in Friday near Lebede, 30 November. It is an operation to support the UN-backed government there, which has been struggling with Al-Shabaab insurgency for years. The US military has carried out at least 37

Khaleda Zia, ex-PM of Bangladesh, is Barred from Contesting Elections

Khaleda Zia has been serving her prison sentence since February 2018

Khaleda Zia, Bangladesh’s ex-PM, who is currently jailed, had her candidature rejected by the country’s Election Commission The former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is serving a 5-year jail term since February 2018, after a court convicted her for embezzlement of foreign donations meant for an orphanage named after her husband and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) founder and slain president Ziaur Rahman,

Newly-Elect Mexico President Sworn Into Office

López Obrador is the first Leftist President of Mexico in 70 years

Leftist Andres Manuel López Obrador is sworn into office. He is the first Leftist President of Mexico in 70 years.  Anti-establishment and anti-corruption Leftist leader Andres Manuel López Obrador was officially sworn in as Mexico’s President on Saturday. He has sworn “deep and radical” change in Mexico. It was a landslide victory that he won in July, and he now stands as the President of the party Morena, which currently enjoys strong

US and China Agree to Halt Tariffs

Post the G-20 Summit US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to halt tariffs against each others’ goods for 90 days for talks to resume After the conclusion of the G20 Summit at Buenos Aires, Mr Trump and Mr Jinping agreed to talk face-to-face and halt their trade war, which had erupted when Mr Trump complained that

‘Jai’ Trilateral Meet Held between Japan-USA-India

In a first, Japan, USA and India have agreed to cooperate to make the Indo-Pacific a region of peace and prosperity. Tweeting and calling the meet “historic”, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met withUS President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a trilateral meet on the status of the Indo-Pacific region. All three powers, of which

Former US President George HW Bush Dies at 94

George W Bush Sr was the 41st President of the United States

 The 41st President of the United States, George HW Bush, aged 94, passed away on Friday. His family and US President Donald Trump released statements honouring the former President. The former United States President George HW Bush passed away on November 30. He was the 41st US President and was elected in the year 1989. During his Presidential term, Bush

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