The United States and the European Union jointly announced on Tuesday sanctions against senior Russian government officials in the case of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was arrested and jailed upon arrival in Moscow in January after being poisoned last year and seeking treatment in Germany.
The tensions in Armenia continue to escalate. This week people took to the streets with many demanding the Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign. There is a possibility of the military coup in Armenia. Earlier this week, Pashinyan fired one of the military leaders, which resulted in the large protests.
The Joe Biden administration is planning to review the dealings between the US and Saudi Arabia. In fact, On February 27th, Biden stated there will be a new announcement coming on Monday pertaining the US- Saudi relations, which could lead to the US-Saudi crisis. It is unknown, if there would be sanctions laid against the Saudis.
The change of leadership in the US has caused a dramatic change in the US – Israeli relationship dynamics. The dynamics between US president Donald Trump, and the Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Joe Biden couldn’t be more opposite.
The US House will hold hearings on the topic of the role of traditional media in spreading disinformation and extremism. The hearings will include experts from the US intelligence community and the TV providers. The main goal of the hearings is for members of Congress to understand the conditions of the broadcasts being provided.
American President Joe Biden ordered an urgent overhaul of the supply chains for semiconductor chips, advanced batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals, and other strategic products. The lack of these things is causing damage to the country’s industry.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has rejected former President Donald Trump’s request to stop the delivery of his tax returns to New York state authorities. The ex-president had been withholding his tax returns for eight years, an unprecedented situation in the modern history of American presidents.
The Russian Gosduma made a statement pertaining the NATO actions, which pose political and military threats not only to Russia, but also to the whole world. Moscow naturally wants to weaken the alliance. The statement was made by the First Deputy Head of the State Duma Committee on the International Affairs Dmitry Novikov.
Twitter has confirmed its ban on former President Donald Trump will be permanent and will not be revoked, even if he runs for President again. The motive, according to the social media company, is bar him from using the platform for incitement to fan violence. Twitter’s finance director, Ned Segal, confirmed this in an interview with CNBC Wednesday morning.
The S&P 500 index rose 15.10 points, or 0.39%, to 3,886.81 points; the Nasdaq index rose 78.60 points, or 0.57%, to 13,856.30 points; the Dow Jones index rose 92.40 points, or 0.30%, to 31,148.24 points; on this week’s road. The index rose 3.9%, the S&P rose 4.7%, and the Nasdaq rose 6%, both their biggest weekly gains since November.
The Kremlin announced that three diplomats were ordered to leave Russia on February 5th after participating in protest. The diplomats expelled are from the Kingdom of Sweden, Republic of Poland and Germany. That was the date, whenand his team urged the public to take to the Russian streets and protest.
Two banks in the state of Florida have decided to follow the example of Deutsche Bank and cut commercial relations with US businessman and former President Donald Trump, who is currently under investigation for suspected tax fraud.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is almost complete. According to the German Minister of the Environment and Nuclear Safety of Svenja Schulze the project construction was started by adhering to all the laws and regulations. The discussion pertaining the Nord Stream 2 took place during the interview on the January 24, 2020.
Amazon, the Seattle based company congratulated Biden and Kamala Harris and assured that “Amazon is ready to help in their efforts to address climate change, control the spread of Covid-19, restart our economy and promote common sense immigration reforms that honor America’s diversity.
Former US President Donald Trump announced deportation protections for Venezuelans residing in the United States just hours before he left office. The latest move was aimed at underscoring the US government’s commitment to take down the Nicolas Maduro administration.
The lockdown in Israel against the Coronavirus has been extended for another two weeks. The lockdown has not been successful in getting down the number of daily infections. Instead, Israel has seen a change in the number of younger people that have become hospitalized from the Coronavirus in the last two weeks.
On the last day of his term in office, Israel citizens many of which are also American citizens salute this great man for all his accomplishments in the four years of office. Today through the hard work of President Trump to make available vaccines for Americans and people of the world, I and many Israelis have taken the two doses of Pfizer vaccine.
The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence did not, after all, invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove his boss, President Donald Trump, from office. He had been asked to do so by the House of Representatives as a reaction to the violent assault on the Capitol by the president’s supporters last week.
Joe Biden has refrained from making any decisive statements regarding the current impeachment motion against outgoing US President Donald Trump. Speaking about the situation, Mr. Biden has indicated that he has no interest in taking part in the impeachment plans.
On Monday, Joe Biden proposed diplomat William Burns as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Burns has held, among other positions, that of Ambassador to Russia. He has worked in the service of five administrations, both Democrats and Republicans and he commands high respect from his former work stations.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced the completion of the national nuclear forces. The disclosure occurred during the VIII Congress of the Workers Party Of Korea. The 8th Congress also elected Kim Jong-un as the General Secretary of the Workers Party of Korea. The Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) is the top organ of the party.
American security officials have since opened a series of criminal cases against those who forcefully invaded the Capitol as congress ratified the Electoral College. As of Saturday, more than 90 people had been arrested over the incident that literally shocked the world.
American adversaries and allies shook their head in dismay at the assault on the heart of US democracy. Many foreign leaders noted the importance of American’s role as a nation of self-rule by a free population urging a rapid return to stability. Several place the blame on President Trump. Others placed the blame on the news media, fake news during the Trump Administration before the Corona Pandemic which created doubts in the minds of Americans that justice was being upheld.
The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, used the events that unfolded on January 6th in the US as an opportunity for propaganda to the Iranian populous. This week, four Americans lost their lives in the process. Amongst the deceased were a police officer and a female US military veteran.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said that she was “sad” and “furious” at the invasion of the Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump, and reiterated that the outgoing president should be held responsible for the fracas. The German chancellor spoke to news reporters yesterday.
President Trump began his term as President with the highest Messianic ideals. He hoped that the strength of America could unite whole with freedom and democracy. He fought against liberal socialism which polluted the essence of freedom and democracy to permit abortions without limit, sex relationships not procreative, and anarchy in the name of freedom. With the strength of a powerful America he was able to bring together opposite sides of national religions Islam and Judaism.
The Senate rejected, by overwhelming majority, the objection of some Republican senators to the victory of Joe Biden in the state of Arizona. The objection to the results in Arizona– led by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)— was dismissed by 93-6 on Wednesday night, local time.
After the new high in 2020, the U.S. stock market fell across the board and encountered a black New Year. The Dow fell nearly 400 points, and once fell below the psychological barrier of 30,000 points. Gold and silver stocks bucked the trend and rose. Qutoutiao rose more than 22%, Bilibili rose more than 10%, Weilai rose more than 9%, and Pinduoduo fell more than 6%.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was re-elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday, albeit narrowly. Speaker Pelosi narrowly secured the position after having been deserted by five Democrats who supported someone else. All Republicans, however, voted for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Efforts by President Donald Trump to retain the office, reached another level on Saturday following a long, leaked phone call in which he discussed with the Secretary of State of Georgia, Republican Brad Raffensperger, how to “find” enough votes to reverse the disputed electoral victory of Democrat Joe Biden.
The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C) recently released statements applauding the passing of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 into law. Notably, H.R. 6395 became law on January 1, 2021 without President Trump’s vote after Congress successfully passed override measures after the President’s veto of the defense bill.
In an interview with official media, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemned the Trump administration’s actions to contain China and provoke a new Cold War, saying that this has brought harm to the world. He also hoped that the new administration led by Biden would “regain rationality and reopen dialogue.”
Yohannes Abraham, the head of Joe Biden’s transitional team has admonished the Office of Management and Budget for putting up barriers aimed at frustrating the process. “(We) have encountered obstruction from political leadership at various agencies, most notably at the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget.
Joe Biden continues to build his incoming cabinet. In his latest series of appointments, Mr. Biden has appointed former Pentagon official Dr. Kathleen Hicks as Deputy Secretary of Defense in his incoming administration. If confirmed, she would make history as the first woman to hold that position.
We are beginning a new year. 2020 was a difficult and dangerous year for most of us. Many of us became ill, Some of us died unnecessarily. It was a year that has changed us in many ways that we have yet to understand. For some of us it has made us even stronger, For others it will make us look more closely at who we are and how we cope with life. We will not be sad to see 2020 go, and we are all looking forward to 2021 with hope and the expectation of a better, happier year ahead.
US President Donald Trump decided to change his policy over the weekend and signed a bill that includes the $ 900 billion in aid to consumers and small businesses. However, crude oil futures increased production due to the spread of the epidemic and OPEC+ expectations intensified. Crude oil gave up early gains and closed slightly lower.
US President Donald Trump has attacked the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly refusing to look into his election fraud claims. In a bellicose Twitter tirade on Saturday, the President accused them of colluding to have him lose the elections to Joe Biden.
After much delay, US President Donald Trump finally signed the US coronavirus stimulus package and government funding bill. The move frees $2.3 trillion for emergency aid to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic and funds the federal government, avoiding a shutdown.