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Japan Warns Theresa May on Brexit: No Profit, No Business With UK

Japan Warns Theresa May on Brexit: No Profit, No Business With UK

🕔13:32, 9.Feb 2018

“So it is as simple as that. This is all high stakes that all of us, I think, need to keep in mind.” Koji Tsuruoka told reporters on Downing Street when asked how real the threat was to Japanese companies of Britain not securing frictionless EU trade.

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Vladimir Putin Hopes West Gets Tired of Sanctions Path

Vladimir Putin Hopes West Gets Tired of Sanctions Path

🕔13:24, 9.Feb 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that colleagues of Russian entrepreneurs from other countries “share this point of view.”

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Trump’s Approval Now Rising, His Best Score

Trump’s Approval Now Rising, His Best Score

🕔08:33, 9.Feb 2018

And for the first time, voters say Trump, rather than former President Barack Obama, is primarily responsible for the state of the economy, 48% for Trump vs. 41% for Obama. This is a reversal from Obama’s 49-40% advantage last month and a stark contrast to Obama’s 67-19% spread last March.

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Ramaphosa Pulls Out of Public Events, Now Wants Zuma Out

Ramaphosa Pulls Out of Public Events, Now Wants Zuma Out

🕔08:29, 9.Feb 2018

Ramaphosa has been lobbying for Zuma to resign and has said he hopes to conclude talks with him over a transition of power “in coming days…in the interests of the country.”

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US Coalition Attacks Pro-Damascus Forces in Syria

US Coalition Attacks Pro-Damascus Forces in Syria

🕔09:10, 8.Feb 2018

The US has around 2,000 military personnel in northern Syria supporting the SDF, which is an alliance of militias in northern and eastern Syria and largely dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

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Egypt Opposition Figure Sees Political Motive Behind Assault

Egypt Opposition Figure Sees Political Motive Behind Assault

🕔09:02, 8.Feb 2018

“Under Mubarak, it never used to happen with this sort of severity and bloodiness,” Hisham Genena said at his suburban Cairo home, still nursing a fractured cheekbone and injured eye. “They don’t want the voices of any opponents.”

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George Soros Donated Money to Campaign for Rerun of Britain’s EU Referendum

George Soros Donated Money to Campaign for Rerun of Britain’s EU Referendum

🕔08:47, 8.Feb 2018

“George Soros’s foundations have along with a number of other major donors also made significant contributions to our work,” Mark Malloch-Brown, a former British diplomat who is chair of the Best for Britain campaign group.

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North Korea Says No US Talks During Winter Olympics

North Korea Says No US Talks During Winter Olympics

🕔08:40, 8.Feb 2018

“Explicitly speaking, we have no intention to meet with the U.S. side during the stay in South Korea … Our delegation’s visit to South Korea is only to take part in the Olympics and hail its successful holding,” the North’s KCNA news agency reported.

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US Senate Reaches $300b Budget Deal

US Senate Reaches $300b Budget Deal

🕔18:39, 7.Feb 2018

“This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among congressional leaders and the White House,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said on the Senate floor. “We worked hard to find common ground and remained focused on serving the American people.”

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We Cannot Guarantee Your Brexit Future – Theresa May’s Government Tells Business

We Cannot Guarantee Your Brexit Future – Theresa May’s Government Tells Business

🕔10:12, 7.Feb 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting senior ministers on Wednesday to discuss the government’s negotiating strategy, as the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) called on the government to clarify what it wants from Brexit.

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Ramaphosa to Outline ‘Progress’ on Question of Zuma’s Future

Ramaphosa to Outline ‘Progress’ on Question of Zuma’s Future

🕔10:01, 7.Feb 2018

The machinations within the ANC are an ironic recycling of history for Zuma, who engineered the ouster of former president Thabo Mbeki in 2008 shortly after taking over the helm of the ANC. He has not said whether he will resign voluntarily before his second term as president ends next year.

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Syrian Air Defenses Blocked and Destroyed Missiles Fired By Israeli Warplanes

Syrian Air Defenses Blocked and Destroyed Missiles Fired By Israeli Warplanes

🕔09:54, 7.Feb 2018

The Syrian army says its air defenses intercepted several missiles fired by Israeli warplanes towards a military position near the capital, Damascus. “Our air defense systems blocked them and destroyed most of them,” said a statement.

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Australia: Susan Lamb Emotional Plea to Avoid High Court Takes Center Stage

Australia: Susan Lamb Emotional Plea to Avoid High Court Takes Center Stage

🕔09:17, 7.Feb 2018

In a tearful statement to Parliament in Australia, Labor backbencher Susan Lamb explained: “If it is anything like mine, I would not wish that on anybody.”

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Democrats Find Trump Utterly Loathsome, But They Have Favorable View of George W. Bush

Democrats Find Trump Utterly Loathsome, But They Have Favorable View of George W. Bush Updated

🕔00:00, 7.Feb 2018

Francis Fukuyama, the American political scientist and the author of divisive books the End of History and the Last Man, wrote in 2015: “Compared to Donald Trump, George W. Bush looks like a paragon of statesmanship”.

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Ghana Minority Parliament Members Storm Out of Debate On Cash-for-Seat Committee Report

Ghana Minority Parliament Members Storm Out of Debate On Cash-for-Seat Committee Report

🕔15:02, 6.Feb 2018

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, held that under the circumstances, his side of the House could not take part in the deliberations. He argued that per the Standing Orders of Parliament, no motion shall be debated until at least 48 hours sitting days have elapsed. “I have a difficulty that we are suspending the Standing Orders on this matter especially seeing that I got my copy of the report only this morning. All members got their copies only this morning… so why the rush?”

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