Trump claims the EU has ‘no choice’ but to agree a new trade deal

posted in: European Union, News

KEY POINTS The president met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday, and told CNBC’s Joe Kernen that the pair had a “great talk.” Amid ongoing informal discussions, Trump … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 31 January 2020

posted in: News, Weekly Update

Greetings from Tyler, The worldwide scare over the spread of the coronavirus continues to prompt concern if not panic.  China publicly admits they may have as many as 10,000 cases of the deadly sickness.  But they’ve quarantined whole cities, recommended … Read More

Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

An image of the clock face of ‘Big Ben’ is projected onto the exterior of 10 Downing street, the residence of the British Prime Minister, in London as Britain left the European Union, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. With little fuss … Read More

Coronavirus: 100,000 may already be infected, experts warn

UK government urged to reassure public that NHS is ready for cases within days. UK authorities have faced criticism over the time taken to track down recent arrivals from Wuhan. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA About 100,000 people could be infected with … Read More

Coronavirus declared public health emergency in US

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced on Friday that the coronavirus has been declared a public health emergency in the U.S. Beginning at 5 p.m. on Feb. 2, U.S. citizens returning from Hubei province will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, while … Read More

Coronavirus: China accused of ‘burning bodies in secret’

World health officials, back from a visit to Beijing, expressed great concern that a dangerous new virus was spreading between people outside of China, even as the number of illnesses continue to grow dramatically inside that Asian nation. The new … Read More

Doomsday Clock moves to 100 seconds to midnight

The Doomsday Clock moved to 100 seconds to midnight  – the closest symbolic point from an “apocalypse” since 1953. The decision was made on Thursday by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which announced it from the National Press Club in Washington, … Read More

Mike Pompeo to Iran: Stop funding Hezbollah if you want diplomatic thaw

posted in: Middle East, News

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned regime hardliners preventing reform in Tehran. Mike Pompeo and Dominic Raab said their two countries broadly had the same end goal over Iran. AFP Iran could bring itself in from the international cold without … Read More

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