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Trump Executive Orders — ‘Unconstitutional Slop’

In a Fox News Sunday interview, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared sentiments with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska that Trump’s actions were an “unconstitutional slop.” She said the “When you look at those executive orders, either the kindest thing I could say is he doesn’t know what he’s talking about or something is wrong there, something is very, very […]

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Reactions — Turkey’s Reconverting Church Into A Mosque

Following the decision by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reconvert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church as a place of worship to Muslims, some church leaders and top officials worldwide have expressed concerns and reacted negatively to Erdogan’s move. On the other hand, Muslims are gleeful that the President has taken what is described as a weighty decision. Here are […]

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China Plays Tit-For-Tat

Following the decision by Washington to close the Chinese consulate in the city of Houston, China has ordered the United States to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu. The Chinese foreign ministry said recently in a statement that the Chengdu mission’s closure was a “legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable measures by the United States.” “The […]

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GOP/Democrats Set To Rumble Over COVID-19 Relief Package

A payroll tax cut must be in the offer in the next coronavirus relief package, said the White House earlier this week. “As he has done since the beginning of this pandemic, President Trump wants to provide relief to hardworking Americans who have been impacted by this virus and one way of doing that is with a payroll tax holiday,” […]

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President Trump Hits Out At Venezuela On Its Independence Day

Venezuela is the first Spanish colony in South America to declare independence. The country marked its national independence every year on July 5 — the anniversary since the enactment of the 1811 Declaration of Independence. The country has plunged into a deepened economic and political crisis over the past ten years with no end in view.  The U.S. and several […]

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Libya Gov’t Vows Response After Base Hit By ‘Foreign Air Force’

Turkey’s state news agency says air raids against al-Watiya was carried out by ‘unidentified planes’ with no casualties. Libya’s UN-recognised government on Sunday condemned overnight air raids against a recently recaptured airbase in the west of the country saying the attack was carried out by a “foreign air force”. Fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) seized back […]

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Trump At The Foot Of Mount Rushmore

While standing at the foot of Mount Rushmore on Independence eve, President Donald Trump charged that protesters who have pushed for racial justice are fomenting a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” The President, pandering to his base, made it clear that he would not allow the behavior demonstrated by protesters to continue unabated. Although saying very little about […]

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U.S. Congress Pours Cold Water On China’s New HK Law

Stop meddling in our affairs; China warns the United States. This comes against the backdrop of the U.S. Congress passing a bill that would punish banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement and impose Beijing’s draconian new national security law on Hong Kong. The bill which passed the Senate by unanimous consent, a day after the House of Representatives […]

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U.K. Judge Turns A Blind Eye On Maduro’s Request For Gold

A UK court has denied Venezuela’s Maduro access to the country’s gold stored in Britain’s bank vault. In London, a judge said the UK government had “unequivocally recognized” opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president. Consequently, Maduro’s effort seems fruitless before the court. Although the case was brought by the Banco Central de Venezuela, asking to release $1bn in gold […]