Boris Johnson to Become Next UK Prime Minister

The United Kingdom has a new prime minister as Boris Johnson became the leader of the country’s governing Conservative Party. He defeated Conservative rival Jeremy Hunt by winning two-thirds of roughly 160,000 party votes across the country today. He will officially become prime minister tomorrow once Queen Elizabeth II formally asks him to form a […]

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Democrats Call on Alex Acosta to Resign Over Handling of Epstein Case

Democratic Congressional leaders have called on Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign after new facts emerged about the leniency he offered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein while Acosta was the U.S. attorney in Miami. Prosecutors in New York City issued new sex trafficking charges against Epstein this week which involve young women and underage girls. “It […]

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President Trump Imposes Tough New Sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump has announced tough new sanctions against Iran for what he calls increasingly aggressive behavior toward the U.S. and its interests. The President made the announcement this morning from the Oval Office. “We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran until the regime abandons its dangerous activities and aspirations, including the pursuit of […]

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Iran Threatens to Break Aspects of Nuclear Deal in Response to U.S. Actions

The Iran government announced today that it will break its commitment to the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between the U.S., Iran and five other countries. President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal last year saying the deal had not been negotiated up to his standards. The deal specifies that Iran will stockpile no more […]

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China May Restrict Access of U.S. Companies to Technology

China is taking steps to protect its technological advancements, it says, in the latest tit-for-tat in escalating trade tensions with the U.S. The move is seen as retaliation to the U.S. government’s stance against Chinese technologies companies. Last month the U.S. added Huawei, the giant Chinese smartphone maker, to a blacklist of companies prevented from […]

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Trump Announces Deal with Mexico on Migration, Says Tariffs Will Not Be Imposed

President Donald Trump dropped a threat to impose tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of Mexican goods entering the country if Mexico didn’t do more to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the nation’s southern border. The President made the announcement yesterday on Twitter. “I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America […]

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Theresa May Steps Down Amid Failure to Find Brexit Agreement

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation today, telling supporters that it was with “deep regret” that she couldn’t deliver a Brexit deal. May said she had done everything she could to convince British Parliament to support a withdrawal deal she had crafted with the European Union but that now it was in the […]

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Trump Drops Tariffs on Canada, Mexico Steel Imports to Ease Passage of Trade Deal

The Trump administration has agreed to lift tariffs on steel imports from Canada and Mexico, paving the way for a new trilateral trade deal to go through. President Trump made the announcement in remarks to the National Association of Retailers in Washington, D.C., Friday. “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just reached an agreement with […]

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