President Moon Jae-in

Trump’s leadership failed South Koreans – President Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said former President Donald Trump "failed" in his dealings with North Korea because he "beat around the bush" during negotiations, a stunningly undiplomatic public assessment of a fellow world leader delivered during a New York Times interview published Wednesday. Moon said the denuclearization of North Korea is a "matter of survival" for South Korea, and stressed that … Continue reading Trump’s leadership failed South Koreans – President Moon Jae-in

Doug Ducey

Arizona governor declares State of Emergency

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency at the state’s southwest border and has ordered 250 National Guard troops to the region to assist local law enforcement, The Hill reports. "The U.S. Border Patrol is overwhelmed. Local law enforcement and mayors are calling out for help," Ducey said Tuesday in a recorded statement. "Citizens and … Continue reading Arizona governor declares State of Emergency

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Did U.S. governors influence the spread of COVID-19?

Could whether your governor is a Democrat or a Republican have influenced how many coronavirus cases and deaths your state has seen during the pandemic? Yes, claim researchers who discovered a strong link between the two -- by late last summer, the odds of dying from COVID-19 was nearly twice as high in states whose … Continue reading Did U.S. governors influence the spread of COVID-19?

NO-WAY-IRAN: UK protests new charges against Zaghari-Ratcliffe

New charges of "propaganda against the system" made by Iran against British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a week after she finished serving a five-year sentence, are "unacceptable", Britain says. It is unacceptable that Iran was pursuing a second case against British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, British foreign minister Dominic Raab has said. "It is unacceptable that … Continue reading NO-WAY-IRAN: UK protests new charges against Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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Why US lawmakers are scared of holding sessions at Capitol

The U.S. House of Representatives canceled its planned Thursday session, after the Capitol Police warned on Wednesday that a militia group could be plotting to breach the building that was subjected to a deadly attack on Jan. 6. The House had been scheduled to debate and vote on a police reform bill, but a Democratic aide said … Continue reading Why US lawmakers are scared of holding sessions at Capitol

Donald Trump

Impeaching an ex-president is a bad and totally unconstitutional move – Trump adviser

Former U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly parted ways on Saturday with the two lead lawyers working on his defense for his Senate impeachment trial, a source familiar with the situation said, leaving Trump’s legal strategy in disarray. Butch Bowers and Deborah Barberi, two South Carolina lawyers, are no longer on Trump’s team, the source said … Continue reading Impeaching an ex-president is a bad and totally unconstitutional move – Trump adviser

George Floyd

Biden: George Floyd’s death was a racial turning point in the U.S.

George Floyd's death "marked a turning point" regarding racial justice in the U.S., President Joe Biden said Tuesday. Biden signed four executive orders that dealt with racial equality. He credited Floyd's murder, by a police officer who knelt on the victim's neck for nearly nine minutes, with having a monumental impact, per the Daily Mail. "Those eight minutes … Continue reading Biden: George Floyd’s death was a racial turning point in the U.S.

Irobiko Chimezie

Read Pompeo’s farewell tweet as Secretary of State

As US President Donald Trump's administration comes to an end on Wednesday, Michael Pompeo bid farewell as the Secretary of State and thanked the American people for their support and kindness. In a tweet, Pompeo said that it was his 1000th day as America's 70th Secretary of State, adding that each day was a privilege … Continue reading Read Pompeo’s farewell tweet as Secretary of State

Qatar

Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

Egypt has agreed to resume diplomatic relations with Qatar, the Egyptian foreign ministry said. “The Arab Republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar has exchanged two official notes today, January 20, according to which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic relations,” the statement on Wednesday said. On Monday, the first direct flight between … Continue reading Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

Irobiko Chimezie

Has Trump destroyed his political future?

After failing to overturn results of the 2020 Presidential Election, former POTUS, Donald Trump has left the White House for Joe Biden. But Trump's defiant campaign of misinformation also left an indelible mark on his political future. Rioters egged on by the president breached the US Capitol as Congress met to certify Biden’s victory on … Continue reading Has Trump destroyed his political future?