House Democrats to introduce bill for more refugee admissions from Central America

As the immigration crisis at the border continues unabated with hundreds of thousands of migrants suffering and even dying on the treacherous trek through Mexico to the U.S. border, Democrats are blaming President Donald Trump and gearing up to introduce … Read More

Honduras dengue epidemic tops 8,000

The number of dengue fever cases in Honduras has exploded in 2019 with the numbers as of May 11 topping the total for all of 2018. Image/CIA Year-to-date, Honduras has reported 8017 total dengue cases, including 24 deaths during the … Read More

Brazil: Nearly 600K dengue cases through early June

Dengue fever Aedes aegypti/CDC Brazil health officials are reporting a dramatic increase in dengue fever cases during the first 23 weeks of 2019, according to recent data from the country’s Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde. From Jan. 1 through June … Read More

Wildfires rage across France, Spain as heatwave grips Europe

Wildfires engulf parts of Europe as record-breaking temperatures stifle life across the continent. Hundreds of firefighters battled to contain flames in southern France. In the Gard region, scores of fires burned some 600 hectares of land and destroyed several houses … Read More

White House to convene social media summit after new Trump attacks

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© Greg Nash The White House said on Wednesday that it will hold a social media summit next month amid President Trump’s fresh attacks against internet platforms over allegations of anti-conservative bias. White House spokesman Judd Deere told The Hill in … Read More

Trump announces U.S.-China trade truce, talks to resume

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OSAKA, Japan — President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations’ yearlong trade war, averting — at least for now — an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said existing … Read More

What is the EU-Iran payment vehicle INSTEX?

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The special purpose vehicle INSTEX aims to facilitate trade between the EU and Iran to get around US sanctions. DW examines how it will work, the players and its possible impact. Germany, France, and Britain have launched an EU-backed system … Read More

EU mechanism for trade with Iran ‘now operational’

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The EU has created a mechanism that will allow European countries to trade with Iran despite US sanctions. The move is an attempt to show goodwill toward Iran and keep it in the 2015 nuclear deal. The European Union announced … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 28 June 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, The last bastion of freedom on earth is under a sustained attack from nearly every direction. It turns out that those who’ve benefited most from the free market and the opportunities they’ve been afforded are madder than … Read More

All Democrats At Main Debate Agree Illegal Immigrants Should Get Health Care Coverage

MSNBC Democratic presidential primary debate co-moderator Savannah Guthrie asked the candidates to raise their hand if their healthcare plan would cover undocumented immigrants. President Donald Trump reacted on Twitter, calling it “the end of that race.” “This is a show of … Read More

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